Monday, November 28, 2016


                                         This highly imaginative South African based rave/rap group formed in CapeTown in 2008. Die Antwoord's music, videos, look, and persona are based on a movement known as "Zef" in South Africa which incorporates elements of the work of photographer Roger Ballen. Their name is Afrikaans for "The Answer". Many of the of the off the wall props and art work which appear in their videos were created by their ardent fan base.  They have described their work as "documentary fiction" and "exaggerated experience" designed for shock value as these over the top video clearly demonstrate. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!


Pavlov's Dog - Late November

Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty. Heartworn Highways

Procol Harum - Pilgrims Progress

Dyke & The Blazers - Why Am I Treated So Bad

The Band, The Weight

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Yama And The Karma Dusters - "Evolution" + "Wouldn't It Be Funny"

                                           This Chicago-based band released one excellent album "Up From The Sewers" in 1971. It is a politically charged album that was put together in response to the Kent State massacre in Ohio. The band, led by guitarist/vocalist and songwriter Howard Berkman, lasted for just a brief time but played at the first Earth Day concert in Chicago. The songs lyrics seem oddly topical.

Rod Stewart - Mandolin Wind (original)

Sister Lost Soul

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dont Push Me Around - The Zeros

Minor Threat - In My Eyes

The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away


Black Flag - TV Party

Circle Jerks - Live Fast Die Young

Zolar X - Rocket Roll

Screamers - Vertigo

The Germs - We Must Bleed

The Nerves - Hanging On The Telephone, Original version 45, Blondie. 1976.

DEVO - Mongoloid

Idle Life

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Steely Dan - Any Major Dude Will Tell You

Leonard Cohen - Suzanne (live w/ some oral and written history)

                                                      Cohen specified, notably in a BBC interview, that the song was about encountering Suzanne Verdal, the then wife of sculptor Armand Vaillancourt, in a Montreal setting. Indeed, many lines describe different elements of the city, including its river (the Saint Lawrence) and a little chapel near the harbour, called Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (literally Our Lady of Good Help), which sits on the side of the harbour that faces the rising sun in the morning, as it is described in the song.

Suzanne Verdal was interviewed by CBC News's The National in 2006 about the song. Verdal claims that she and Cohen never had sexual relations, contrary to what some interpretations of the song suggest. Cohen himself stated in a 1994 BBC interview that he only imagined having sex with her, as there was neither the opportunity nor inclination to actually go through with it. She says she has met Cohen twice since the song's initial popularity; once after a concert Cohen performed in the 1970s and once in passing in the 1990s when she danced for him, but Cohen did not speak to her (and possibly did not recognise her).

In any case, its lyrics first appeared as the poem "Suzanne Takes You Down" in Cohen's 1966 book of poetry Parasites of Heaven, admittedly because of lack of new material (lyrics to a few other songs from his subsequent 1967 debut album were also printed in the book).

Harry Manx - Blueswalk


Thursday, November 10, 2016