12.22.2010

SHOW 12 (LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR...EVER)



This has been a crazy year indeed... Since May, mainly thanks to my good friend Daniel and his excellent "New Fumes" (and persistent prodding) I have played to varying degrees of success... This has usually been in front of fewer than 20 people! I wouldn't have wanted it any other way, except for if a bunch more people showed up- that'd have been cool. I've learned alot about "going solo" and I hope to get a large chunk of recording and rehearsing done to round out the year- I can say that 2011 will definitely be "interesting"...More on this in the near future!

Center Divider is Christian Lee, a former Denton kid who became a man out in the big old world...someone I'm always glad to have crossed paths with over the years. He spent some time running game in London, then moved to (sometimes) sunny Brooklyn and from what I've heard is slowly but surely making it all happen for those lost souls in the big city...He has returned to share some of what he has learned since his departure and he has recruited some great local musicians (i.e. old friends)...

There's a great story about one SXSW many years ago in a hotel room that the Barton girls had, but I'll spare everyone involved because my foggy memory of that night may be completely off the mark... Nonetheless, I'm extremely excited to round out the year playing this show! and I will be at the show in Denton the night before at *Dan's Silverleaf.

I remember seeing Leslie Sisson around when I lived in Austin. She left Texas shortly after I moved there so I didnt really know her that well... I bought a Marantz tape recorder from her at her garage sale the weekend before she left town to hit the big time in Brooklyn some years ago. She will be playing some of her solo material at both shows.


**NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
- I will play Dan's in 2011. This is a warning to Jimmy the soundguy, who I will surely be bumming out that night one way or another.


***for those keeping score, which most definitely is just me- the real show #11 was Aaron Teel and Baldomero's Dec 18th house show/party with LYLE DARIN of the December Boys and ROYAL BUTCHERS

****This is another great flyer from the multifaceted Emil Rapstine

12.10.2010

SHOW 10


-CRITICS AGREE-
100% voted BEST of 2010
category: "Best show under $5 on DEC 15th @ RGRS"

flyer design by Emil Rapstine

10.26.2010

(WORK INDUCED) INSOMNIA MIX


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I made this last night while waiting for large scale printouts to print so we could spray-mount them for a giant "science project presentation" gone completely awry. Waiting for printouts-which is akin to watching paint dry... It was a long night, and at around 2:30-3:00AM I decided to turn those lemons into sweet sonic lemonade, and I made this mix. Well, this is rough around the edges at times admittedly a little all over the place, but it has a sense of immediacy that sometimes gets lost when making these lil' mixes...



TRACKLIST: (
Sorry kiddos this is all in one track recorded live)

01. Leather and Lace- Lee Hazelwood
02. When My Baby Comes - Grinderman
03. Le Roi Des Mouches Et La Confiture De Rouse - Jean Claude Vannier
04. Supernatural Lancashire #3 - S. Mcloughlin
05. Iron Action- BEAK>
06. Weather Report 2 (excerpt) - The Fall
07. Disco Devil - The Upsetters
08. Preacher Man - BLO
09. Help Me - Helpers
10. Bashar/Thufir Hawat - Bernard Szajner
11. Gold Love Riddim - Tapes
12. Title Music (Shalimar) - R.D. Burman
13. Sissexa - Antena
14. Short Transition (extended)- Richard Pinhas
15. Speed Display - Moebius-Plank-Neumeier
16. Straight Lines - Units
17. Arc-Lite (Sonar) - Loop

9.26.2010

BIRD AND WHALE MIX - HEAD ALWAYS IN THE CLOUDS




Recorded with Traktor in two separate "live" takes. (Cheap Skills utilized.)

There are a few mistakes here and there but in all, I think it is a pretty solid representation of what I've been checking out lately. I have to admit there are a few tracks from other compilations which has been a self imposed rule to try and stray away from in mixes, but I couldnt help it! This was made in the spirit of the constant search for inspiration and with the intent of sharing some "jams". Some of these tracks I've had for a while now, others are very recent digs. Enjoy!

M.

HEAD ALWAYS IN THE CLOUDS MIX
(#12 for bird and whale)

SIDE A - 08.09.10
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01. The Persuaders - John Barry
02. Anticope - M. Takara
03. The Age of Self - Robert Wyatt
04. Feather - Little Dragon
05. Tempo Nublado - Rita Lee
06. in here the world begins - Broadcast
07. Requiem pour un con - Serge Gainsbourg
08. Rainbow Man - Busy P
09. Go Ahead - Wire
10. Rubbermiro- Liquid Liquid
11. Long Lost Lover - The Lovejoys


SIDE B - 09.08.10
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01. Hotel (intro) - 10cc
02. Do The Du (casse) - A Certain Ratio
03. sal - M. Takara
04. El Lobo - Wganda Kenya
05. Lowrey Dub - Tapes
06. Sur Le Theme De Bene Gesserit III - Richard Pinhas
07. Game And Performance - Deux
08. (whoops) Good Life (excerpt) - Neu!
09. Timbilli / Arap Sa├ži - Erkin Koray
10. Eddie's Rubber Band - Eddie Bo
11. Guide Us Father - General Trees
12. Haffi Rock - Mungo's Hi-Fi
13. LazyBeat - Lukid
14. Swim - Billy Green
15. Two Cocks - Lower Dens
16. Cheree - Suicide


GET IT HERE

9.19.2010

GOOD STUFF




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9.10.2010

2004 : THE NIGHT GAME - "Jungle Life" (demo)



I found my demo copy of "Jungle Life" the other day in my desk at work... I was a little surprised to find it every bit as intriguing and fresh as I did when I first heard it years ago.

When I get a chance to actually write something about this album I will add to this post. Most likely if you are looking at this blog you are either me or one of the 5 people I know already who also know what the Night Game is already... so if you don't know where your copy is-

get it here>>>> THE JUNGLE LIFE


*If anyone has any images they'd like to add contact me

8.18.2010

SHOW 8 & 9





CHEAP SKILLs MIX



GET IT HERE>> CHEAP SKILLs 

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Yes, it's another mix of Jamaican Tunes.
This time, using Traktor...cheap skills



TRACKLIST

1. Glen Brown and King Tubby - Version 78 Style
2. Clint Eastwood & General Echo - Dance It Have Fe Nice
3. U Roy and Delroy Wilson - Never Get Away
4. James Eastwood - Darkest Night
5. Prince Jazzbo - Minstral
6. Keith and Tex - Cool Out
7. Nehemiah Reid - Great Surprise (Pound Get A Blow)
8. Prince Buster - Train To Girls Town
9. Bobby Jackie & Soul Defenders - Reggae Wiggle
10. Joe Gibbs and The Professionals - He Prayed Version
11. Jah Woosh - Omega Dollar
12. Little John and Billy Boyo - Janet Sinclair
13. Rapper Robert & Jim Brown - Pirates Version
14. Mikey Dread - JBC Days
15. Junior Murvin - Dancehall Girls
16. Michigan and Smiley - Nice Up The Dance
17. Billy Boyo - Billy Boyo in The Area
18. Herman Chin-Loy - I Man
19. Dillinger - Flat Foot Hustling
20. Lone Ranger - Tribal War
21. Mikey Dread - Operations Choice
22. Burning Spear - Reggaelation

7.20.2010

FOUNDATION ROCKERS & DIAMOND AGE MIX




This is our first shot at an all-jamaican DJ night... SKA, ROCKSTEADY, ROOTS REGGAE, DUB, SOUL, EARLY DANCEHALL to DIGITAL REGGAE.... Not exactly sure if we're going to be able to do it outside on the patio or inside the bar but I hope that some people show and maybe actually DANCE?! Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves! I'd be happy if 15 people showed up and had a few beers and enjoyed the music... We have been acquiring a ton of great music to share... It should be a fun Tuesday! it's FREE!!!

I've added a post of some of the music you could expect from this night- here's a "practice" mix I made last weekend. ENJOY- I will have to post a tracklist later...


DIAMOND AGE- JAMAICAN RECORDS 2

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1. Sir Lord Comic, Skatalites - Four Seasons
2. Upsetters - Night Doctor
3. Eric Frater - Venus
4. Roy Shirley - Dance Arena
5. Larry Marshall - Run Babylon
6. The Revolutionaries - M.P.L.A.
7. Toyan - Spar with Me
8. Mikey Murta - Rude Rock Dubplate Mix
9. Big Youth - Screaming Target Version
10. Barry Brown -
11. General Echo - Follow Fashion
12. Shinehead - Billy Jean
13. Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment - Far Beyond
14. Jackie Mittoo - Juice Box
15. White Mice - Tallawah
16. Prince Jazzbo - Pepper Rock
17. Ranking - Chatty Chatty People
18. The Gladiators - Tallawah

6.17.2010


GUN OUTFIT kind of reminds me of K Records stuff from the mid to late 90s. I had never heard of them and I was honestly a little hesitant to check em out thinking it was a local band. A band called Gun Outfit from Dallas would probably sound quite different from this... DJ Quick Chris is kind of a tough name to google since it will show nearly a million sites referring to DJ Quick or DJ Quik.... Beau Turkey is showing some art. I'm sure there will be cheap beers...and it's FREE...



COME ON OUT........THIS SATURDAY JUNE 19th.

1.08.2010

NEW MIX FOR BIRD AND WHALE (SOON)






STOLEN ITEMS in ATL

1. Macbook 2.0 GHz / 2x1GB / 160GB HD / Super Disc drive // Part Numer- MB466LL/A // serial number- 768416B1AQ
2. Ipod Photo 30GB
3. Sennheiser HD 280 professional studio Monitor headphones.
4. OGIO laptop messenger bag for 13" Laptop
5. Black Leather gloves (in side pocket)
6. Cheap Sunglasses
7. sketchbook approx 9 x 12
8. Moleskin pocket notebook Size: 3.5 x 5.5 in. (9 x 14 cm)
9. 15 various size drawing pens
10. iPhone Charger / Macbook Charger / USB cables /
11. check book
12. 2 file folders containing bills and documents
13. Keyless entry remote for my car