The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog: Jan 3 2010

Happy 2010.
I wonder what great music will come to light in the next year. Last year was full of wonderful surprises for me, hope this year surpasses it!
You can help, turn me on to some music, or remind me of some great stuff from the past.
Leave your polite comments and wonderful music suggestions here.

  • Diane Brantley

    Have you heard the remake of Genesis’ Land of Confusion by Disturbed? It has all of the anger that the version by Genesis lacked.

    • I will check it out
      hope its not too loud and distortiony
      I tend to shy away from that a bit

  • I am here and ready to receive your transmissions.

  • Jim Daniel

    Howdy, Mr. Slaven. I’ve brought you something special tonight, a “cello punk” band called Rasputina. I’ve tried to think of how to explain the concept of cello punk or even the concept of this band, but nothing’s coming out coherently. You’re just gonna hafta listen to them and let me know what you think 🙂 When I first heard them, I thought of my wife, who plays cello; she loved them instantly.

    I tried to go through and pick some songs that showcase what they’re known for. Translvanian Concubine and Girl’s School are what I’ve come up with, but they play a wide range of tunes, so I recommend listening beyond those two.

    Oh yeah… I threw in “My Captivity by Savages” for kicks. It’s a little known song by them (I can’t even find a youtube version of it), but it’s fun. It accounts a young colonial(?) teenage girl’s fantasy about being taking hostage by savage indians, all the while fighting off their surely nefarious intentions. It’s a great listen.

    Rasputina
    Website:
    http://www.rasputina.com/history.html
    Itunes:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rasputina/id506852

    Girl’s School
    Youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yplqCMyujQk
    itunes:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/girls-school/id166132217?i=166132840

    -Translvanian Concubine
    Youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcj59M4Iz7w
    itunes:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/transylvanian-concubine/id157461274?i=157461308

    My Captivity
    itunes:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-captivity-by-savages/id166132217?i=166132507

    There you have it. Let me know what you think of them.

    • StevOK

      My friends went to go see this band when I was in high school; we were all in orchestra, so I guess it only makes sense that they would go crazy for them. Great stuff.

  • Jim Daniel

    Oh! And you seemed to have named this blog as “December 3rd” not January!

  • StevOK

    This is the first time I have listened to the show in over a year!

    I was wondering if you had heard of Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. It came out just recently, 50 years to the day of Kind of Blue’s original release.
    http://kindofbloop.com/
    My favorite is the version of “All Blues” done by Shnabubula.

  • Oops. Fixed. Thanks Jim. I should have caught that, but I tarried too long at Oishii, and slid into the approving seat just as Paul was going on the air.

  • I am still having problems with this whole January 2010 thing.

    these are a great bunch of suggestions
    I have played some Rasputina but not for a while
    thanks
    that Miles thing sounds like a gas

    cheers !

  • Dave Harding

    Thx 4 da Pomplamoose – their vid’s are really entertaining. Did u hav time 2 check out Cloud Cult? . and hav u heard the Lips DSotM? some really good tracks on that, really upsettin peeps 2! :)~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgchmhStv4I ..great pics 2nite nice variety as always, thx again

    • Jim Daniel

      +1 on the Pomplamoose. Can’t get enough of them.

  • Rebecca

    Some random artist suggestions for you.

    Will let you wonder through their works and choose the tracks that most appeal…

    Papa Wemba
    The Presets
    Bally Sagoo
    Goldfrapp
    Gotan Project
    Hildegarde

    Happy New Year!

    • thanks for the list
      some things that I am not familiar with
      cheers

  • Rebecca

    Nice to hear Noel, by the way!

  • Stoopid

    Patrick Watson – The Great Escape?

  • janet

    this sounds like someone else i know…nellie McKay…she’s really funny and maybe someone you could play…

  • Jim Daniel

    Yes!!!! I can’t believe I’m hearing Daft Punk on the radio! Harder Better Faster Stronger was the first song I ever heard from them. A good friend had me listen to them my sophomore year of college… wow…

    Thanks, Mr. Slaven.

    • Yes! Discovery is probably somewhere in my top 10 favorite albums of the 00’s. My favorite song on the album is “Digital Love”.

  • My dad used to play a cover of that Roger Miller song when I was a kid! That took me back to one time when we were camping and lots of people were doing songs by the campfire.

  • Lawrence Sutherland

    How about some Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, perhaps from “Distressed Gentlefolk”? Listening to it brings me back and I miss the bygone days.

  • there is a great video for that daft punk song
    two young ladies with cardboard boxes on their heads
    its on youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl6RJyZdBSU

  • some nice suggestions there thanks

  • jamesjohn

    could you play “web before you walk in it” by the gourds?

  • Stoopid

    Anything from the Residents. They land in February at the Granada.

  • janet

    is there a playlist somewhere? byron thanks you for elvis.

  • Kelly Higgins

    Couldn’t think of anything smart ass to write this week, so I’ll just say My Dark Life is my favorite one off song ever. Can you believe this was for the X Files movie? Eno and Elvis. Fantastic.

  • A couple more suggestions:

    Pepe Deluxe – “Go For Blue”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JL8l6EuwA

    J Dilla – “Anti-American Graffiti”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcFWIXGNd0M

  • Herb Levy

    the Trey Johnson made me think of David Garland more cause of the lyrics than the overall sound; you might like him.
    http://www.davidgarland.com/

    & did you just use the pronoun “he” to refer to Gnarls Barkley?

  • holy moley
    the residents at the granada. I should be there
    thanks for all the great suggestions
    a nice start to next weeks show

    nice to have Byron checking it out from sunny LA

    good night y’all

  • Russ

    Highbrow: a person who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.

  • Herb Levy

    I think that’s more likely a definition of someone younger than, say, 30-35 years old, rather than a “highbrow”.

  • gregor

    Could you play some Netza off of Bad Odds.