Sammie America's Gasphetti - Too much understanding (1980, NL, art rock) 
Friday, March 2, 2007, 07:35 PM - Music, - NL, English
Sammie America's Gasphetti was the band of the Dutch artist Tom America, he later formed MAM. I found this single on the attic of a youth center and you can hear that. My noise filter did its job, but still... The b-side, Orange, is so short, they play it twice and it still does under the two minutes.


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The Donkeys - Don't Go - Let's Float (1980-1981, UK, power pop) 
Thursday, March 1, 2007, 07:22 PM - Music, - UK, English
I must admit, it was a little disappointment when I heard this again. In my mind the Donkeys were excellent, but they are only quite good. A bit like the Jam in the early days. I like the close harmony singing.
I have, and post, the two last singles (from four) they released.
Later they released two singles under the name Donkees.
You can get them on cd.



1 Don't Go
2 Living Legends
3 Let's Float
4 Strike Talks

You can download the first single What I Want/Four Letters at 7 inch punk (size does matter).

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The Delta Merchant - Switched on Blues (1970, US, electronic/soul) 
Saturday, February 24, 2007, 10:39 PM - Music, - US, English
This is not so much moog as you would expect from the title. Only in a few songs it plays the main role. In the others it does the brass part.
It even is not really blues, more soul.
I hope I have the titles right, on the label the a and b side were switched and on the cover one title was missing. Soul is not my cup of tea, so I don't recognize all the melodies.



Side one:
1 Slip Away [2:38]
2 Funky Broadway [3:12]
3 Soul Man [2:28]
4 Midnight Hour [2:30]
5 Chain of Fools [2:54]
6 Son of a Preacher Man [3:27]

Side two:
1 Hold on, I'm coming [2:53]
2 See Saw [2:37]
3 Drown in my own Tears [4:21]
4 After Hours [3:06]
5 What'd I Say [2:46]
6 Rainin' in my Heart [2:38]

Excello Records 8014

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Four-year prison sentence for blogger “Kareem Amer” (2007, EG) 
Friday, February 23, 2007, 10:34 AM - Personal, English


Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the four-year prison sentence imposed today by a court in Alexandria on Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman for “inciting hatred of Islam” and insulting President Hosni Mubarak in his blog, for which he used the pseudonym of “Kareem Amer.”

“This sentence is a disgrace,” the press freedom organisation said. “Almost three years ago to the day, President Mubarak promised to abolish prison sentences for press offences. Suleiman’s conviction and sentence is a message of intimidation to the rest of the Egyptian blogosphere, which had emerged in recent years as an effective bulwark against the regime’s authoritarian excesses.”

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Genesis - As Though Emerald City (1975, UK, symphonic rock) 
Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 07:29 PM - Music, - UK, English
Live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, one of the largest theaters in the United States.



From their The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway period.
Side one is mainly work from this double lp, side two consists of the Musical Box plus two studio recordings: Happy the Man , a single from 1972 (released between Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot) and Twilight Alehouse, 1974, the b-side of I Know What You Like In Your Wardrobe, a single taken from the album Selling England by the Pound.



"The live portions of this album will provide a quadraphonic sound when played on equipment utilizing the QS Matrix Decoding System."  WOW ! But what is it?
It is one of the many early attempts to get quadraphonic sound out of a stereo recording, based on phase shifting, to distinguish between what should be heard on the front and back speakers. The encoding was license free, but only Sansui sold decoding systems.



Side one:
1 Watcher of the Skies [7:57]
2 Lilywhite Lilith - The Wating Room - Anyway - It! [17:12]

Side two:
1 The Musical Box [11:38]
2 Happy the Man [2:54]
3 Twilight Ale House [7:50]

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De Dommedaris - Doe Maar Dom!! (1995, NL, carnaval) 
Sunday, February 18, 2007, 06:57 PM - Music, - NL, Fun, Nederlands
Het is weer carnaval in het zuiden, ik zou het bijna vergeten. Vroeger kreeg je altijd een waarschuwing in de vorm van ranzige 'hollandse' liedjes op de radio. Die tijd is gelukkig voorbij. Tenminste dat denk ik, ik luister nooit meer naar de radio.
In 1995 probeerden beeldend kunstenaar Jurriaan van Hall en muzikant Ivo Jansen op de Haar nog een hit te scoren met Doe Maar Dom!! Helaas te laat, de tijd van carnavalskrakers was voorbij. In dit geval jammer, vooral de Ddl No-Fi mix is dolle pret. Een soort Rubberen Robbie, maar nog leuker.



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UPDATE (14-11-2007):
Ze hebben net zelf hun video op YouTube gezet.


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Berend Dubbe - Cantina @ vpro (maandag 19 feb 2007 12:02 747 AM, NL) 
Sunday, February 18, 2007, 03:20 PM - Music, - NL, Nederlands

Cantina @ vpro


Berend Dubbe, de helft van het popduo Bauer


maandag 19 februari 2007 12:00-14:00 747 AM (Concertzender)




Wordt wel leuk denk ik.


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