April 29, 2006

Neil Young's "Living With War"

Only Neil Young could go into a studio and three weeks later come out with an anti-war record. Not only that he's streaming the entire album from his web site. The album is due in stores early May for those of us without a lot of extra bandwidth to stream ... oh wait! that's most of New Zealand.

April 26, 2006

Neko Case - Live MP3

National Public Radio from the US has posted this awesome live Neko Case set. Case is on tour for her latest CD, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, and played Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club on April 9th. Also available from the same site is a live Martha Wainwright set who open up for Case the same night! Damn, that's good eatin.


Contrast Podcast #4

The theme of this podcast was "quadraped" and your's truly submitted a rockin' bluesy little number by the Soledad Brothers called "Cage that Tiger" off of the "Voice of Treason" album. This podcast looks like it's going to be a great listen - all these songs about animals ... see that Matt from the Earfarm picked "Crocodiles" by Echo and the Bunnymen! one of my fav songs. To check out the podcast head over to Tim Youngs site and start downloading.

Soledad Brothers music dowloads: http://www.makeascene.net/band/soledadbrothers/music

April 25, 2006

Country Mike's Hauraki Hoedown Playlist

Here is the playlist for Country Mike’s Hauraki Hoedown on Beach Radio for Monday April 24th, 2006.

My Mind is Ramblin - The Black Keys (Chulahoma)
The Elucidator - Soledad Brothers (Voice of Treason)
Gin and Juice - The Gourds
Nashville Radio - Jon Langford
Ring of Fire - This Kid Named Miles
Warrior - Steve Earle
War Between the States - Austin Lounge Lizards
War on War - Wilco (Live from Brixton Academy)
Girl in the War - Josh Ritter (The Animal Years)
Drunken Angel - Lucinda Williams (Car Wheels on a Gravel Road)
Sin City - Beck & Emmylou Harris
Popcorn & Wine - Danny Barnes
Paradise - Alejandro Escovedo (Gravity)
Cape Turnagain - The Warratahs
Convenient Parking - Sun Kil Moon
Dry Bones - Handsome Family
Gravity's Gone - Drive-By Truckers
Far Away - Martha Wainwright
Cemetary Row - The Minus 5
Lonely Be I - Steve Abel
Grey and Fading Dreams - Jim & Jenny and the Pinetops
Split Myself in Two - Meat Puppets (Meat Puppets II)
Go Out Smokin' - The Meat Purveyors (Sweet in the Pants)
I Wanna Holler (But the Town's Too Small) - Detroit Cobras (Baby)
Lily White Mama & Jet Black Daddy - Andre Williams and Star Tabernacle
I Was Drunk - The Minus 5

April 21, 2006

The Black Keys - Chulahoma

Chulahoma is a brand new 6 song ep from the Akron, OH two-piece The Black Keys on the Fat Possum label. All songs were written by the late Junior Kimbrough the first artist to record for Fat Possum. Kimbrough was friend of the late R.L. Burnside - another Fat Possum label mate who sadly passed away earlier this year. The Keys stripped down drum and guitar sound pays excellent homage to this North Mississippi Hill Country sound that seems to finally be finding it's place.

Download: Meet Me in the City

April 18, 2006

Country Mike's Hauraki Hoedown Playlist

Here is the playlist for Country Mike’s Hauraki Hoedown on Beach Radio for Easter Monday, April 17th, 2006. I was a little late starting because the station was locked when I got there - guess they didn't realise that Country Mike was an agnostic.

The Fox - Waco Brothers
Love in a Fowl House - Garner Wayne
Thief - Split Lip Rayfield
This Old Road - Kris Kristofferson
The Restraining Order Song - Jon Dee Graham
Elvis Presley Blues - Gillian Welch
Star Witness - Neko Case
Nine-by-Nine - John Dummers Famous Music Band
Across the Alley from the Alamo - Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
Cemetary Row - The Minus 5
Museum of Love - The Meat Purveyors (Lyrics: Daniel Johnson)
Gray Stables - Iron & Wine
Cowpoke - Supersuckers
Longhorn Suburban - Dale Watson
Knee Deep in the Blues - The Derailers
The Ghost of God - Steve Abel
The Janitor - Richmond Fontaine
Dark End of the Street - Frank Black
Bury Me / Hard Road - Alejandro Escovedo (Live)
Your Loves Not in Vain - Broken Heartbreakers (Live Demos)

April 13, 2006

The Perfect 3 minutes - Contrast Podcast #3

Contrast Podcast #3 is up and includes a track from yours truly along side some other amazing tracks from folks from all over this weird planet that we're on. If you don't know about the Contrast Podcast the idea is pretty simple; a theme is set and people from all over submit one song that somehow matches up with the theme. The theme for #3 was "the perfect 3 minutes". My contribution was an exactly 3 minute bluegrass ditty by Jim and Jenny and the Pinetops off of their CD "One More in the Cabin".

April 11, 2006

Country Mike's Hauraki Hoedown Playlist

Here is the playlist for Country Mike’s Hauraki Hoedown on Beach Radio for Monday April 10th, 2006.

We've Been Had - Uncle Tupelo (Anodyne)
Hundred Dollar Bill - Split Lip Rayfield (Should Have Seen it Coming)
Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel #9) - Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Little Sparrow - Dolly Parton
Jolene - the White Stripes
Hospice for Destitute Lovers - Steve Abel (Little Death)
Down to Rest - O'Death (Head Home)
The Maker - Martha Wainwright
Lost - Meat Puppets
This Old Road - Chris Christopherson
There's A Black Horse - John Doe
Johnny Hit and Run Pauline - Giant Sand (w/ PJ Harvey)
Star Witness - Neko Case
Cemetary Row - The Minus 5
Memory Lane - Elliot Smith (From a Basement on a Hill)
My Grey and Fading Dreams - Jim and Jenny and the Pinetops
The Madonna Trilogy - The Meat Purveyors
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams (Live)
Rosalie - Alejandro Escovedo
Gravity's Gone - Drive-By Truckers
Irene Goodnight - Mississippi John Hurt
Nine by Nine - The John Dummer Famous Music Band
Dramamine - Sun Kil Moon (Tiny Cities)
La Pistola Y El Corazon - Los Lobos
When the Man Comes Around - Knife in the Water
Chocolate Jesus - Tom Waits
Girl in the War - Josh Ritter
In Time - Kelly Hogan
Unemployment Line - Lisa Marr Experiment
Lowdown Streamline - Soledad Brothers (Voice of Treason)
Lonely Be I - Steve Abel

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