Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"...Saying: Yo! Have You Ever Said A Pretty Word?"

Robert Burns, b. Jan. 25, 1759
The Ploughman Poet, Bard of Ayrshire
"Is there for honest poverty..."
Party on, Scotland.
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Ghetto Priest -- IS THERE FOR HONEST POVERTY -- I Murder Hate (2009, On-U)
Graham Townsend -- LORD ATHLONE'S MARCH -- World Champion Folk Fiddler (1970, Rodeo Records)
Trashcan Sinatras -- I HUNG MY HARP UPON THE WILLOWS -- In The Music (2010, Lo-Five)

Love Trio In Dub feat. U-Roy -- HARD LIVIN' -- The Dark Mixes (2006, Nublu Records)
New Country Rehab -- TRAIN '45 -- New Country Rehab (2011, New Country Rehab)
Fat Freddy's Drop -- ERNIE -- Based On A True Story (2005, Quango)
The Modern Men -- GET ON MY SEGUE -- The Sensual Sounds Of... (2010, The Modern Men)

The Flying Lizards -- RUSSIA -- The Flying Lizards (rereleased 2010, Micro Werks) [orig. 1979]
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas -- ALL SO MUTE -- Weird Looking Women In Too Many Clothes (2010, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas)
Johnny West -- WICKED TOWN -- Medium-Fi Music For Mentally Unstable Young Lovers (2011, Tosteetostas Music)
Yale Strom & Hot Pastrami -- BOSNIAN VALS -- Absolutely Complete Introduction to Klezmer (2006, Transcontinental Music)
Belle & Sebastian -- COME ON SISTER -- Write About Love (2010, Matador)

Roots Manuva -- LET THE SPIRIT (Hot Chip Remix) -- Ninja Tune XX, Vol. 2 (2010, Ninja Tune)
Orange Juice -- I GUESS I'M JUST A LITTLE TOO SENSITIVE -- ... Coals To Newcastle Sampler (2010, Domino)
Willie Nelson -- BUBBLES IN MY BEER -- You Don't Know Me: Songs Of Cindy Walker (2006, Lost Highway)
The Glass -- FOUR FOUR LETTER --  At Swim Two Birds (2010, Plant Music)

The Vaselines -- MOLLY'S LIPS (live) -- Enter The Vaselines (2009, Subpop)
Lonesome Lefty -- BLIND MAN'S REEL -- Souvenir Album, Vol.2 (2011, Lonesome Lefty)
Big Daddy A & The Merves -- SCOTTISH SONG -- We Stole Your Wallet (1998, 1984 Records)

Bran Van 3000 -- GRACE (LOVE ON THE BLOCK) -- The Garden "Dubstrumentals" (2010, Audiogram)

Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"I Am But Mad North-North-West: When The Wind Is Southerly I Know A Hawk From A Handsaw."

2 CD release from Tectonic provides both the originals and the Scientist versions!
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)
Kraftwerk -- METROPOLIS -- The Man Machine (1978, Capitol)
The Souljazz Orchestra -- MAMAYA -- Rising Sun (2010, Strut)
Abstract Artform feat. Fashawn-- WINNIPEG (Clean Version) -- His Story In The Making (2010, Abstract Artform)
A Hawk & A Hacksaw -- PASTELKA ON THE TRAIN -- Darkness At Noon (2005, The Leaf Label)
Modern Superstitions -- VISIONS OF YOU -- All The Things We've Been Told (2010, Pink Noise)
Andy Creeggan -- SMILEYS A -- Andiwork III (2011, Bongo Beat)
Shackleton -- MARSHES -- Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (2010, Tectonic)
The Deadlies -- MORGAN SPEAKS -- Meet The Deadlies (2010, The Deadlies)
Bran Van 3000 -- COWBOY HOOT -- The Garden Dubstrumentals (2010, Audiogram)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band -- PACHUCO CADAVER -- Trout Mask Replica (1969, Reprise)
Tara Watts -- PERCHED -- About Love (2009, Tara Watts)
Daedelus -- TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL D -- Ninja Tune XX (2010, Ninja Tune)
The Black Santiagos -- OLE -- Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria (2010, Soundway)
The Vaselines -- SEX WITH AN X -- Sex With An X (2010, SubPop)
The Revolutionaires -- HEART ACHE -- Disco Dub 12" (1978, Island)
Seu Jorge & Almaz --CALA BOCA, MENINO -- Seu Jorge & Almaz (2010, Cafuné)
Leon McAuliffe -- PANHANDLE RAG -- History Of Country & Western Music (2008, Phantom Sound & Vision)
K.C. Accidental -- THEM (POP SONG #3333) -- Anthems For The Could've Bin Pills (2010, Arts & Crafts)
Thanks for listening!
Good cover, eh?
Martin, my visiting co-host, was thwarted by a bad Wikipedia article during our broadcast. He's asked me to tell you about it.
There he was, conscientiously doing a web-search on the band A Hawk and A Hacksaw, who take their name from a famous quote about "a hawk and a handsaw." OK. We knew the hacksaw was supposed to be a handsaw, but were unable to recall from what literary work the phrase is lifted.
I assumed it was from Lewis Carroll, but I didn't mention this to Martin until we were leaving the CJAM studios. "It sounds like something the Mad Hatter would say, n'est-ce que pas?" Ah, the seed of doubt is planted. "Get me to a library!" he exclaimed.
Y'see, Martin had told everybody in radioland that the quote was from Don Quixote, another madman, yes, but not the right one. Turns out, it's from Hamlet (Act II, sc. ii).
Now, my poor co-host feels like an impostor, as though he should give back his English degree! Ha ha! For myself, I don't mind momentarily confusing four words and three great books... (but I don't have the same degree as him).
I'm also going to assume it was some well-meaning but misinformed Hawk-and-Hacksaw-fan who wrote up that Wiki-error. It couldn't be the band, right? They couldn't get the origin of their own name wrong! Oh boy...
Guildenstern: O, there has been much throwing about of brains.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Brother Toby Is A Movie From London"

The Mighty Poet I-Roy
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Roots Manuva -- IT'S ON -- Ninja Tune XX Vol. 1 (2010, Ninja Tune)
Black Dub -- I BELIEVE IN YOU -- Black Dub (2010, Jive)

Caetano Veloso -- SO IN LOVE -- A Foreign Sound (2004, Nonesuch)
The Troggs -- TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING -- Cellophane/Mixed Bag (1997, BGO)
Cougarettes -- BARCEL -- Milk Fangs (2010, Machette)
Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk -- LOST IN THE SOUND -- Stories From Home (2010, Lauren Mann)

Action Makes -- BELLHOP -- Action Makes (2010, Optical Sounds)
I Roy -- BROTHER TOBY IS A MOVIE FROM LONDON -- Rhythm Master Volume Two (2005, Hot Pot)
Orange Juice -- BRIDGE -- ...Coals To Newcastle Sampler (2010, Domino)
Otis Redding -- DOWN IN THE VALLEY -- Otis Blue (Atco) [orig. 1965]
Brian Eno -- DUST SHUFFLE -- Small Craft On A Milk Sea (2010, Opal)
Eux Autres -- WIND ME UP -- Broken Bow (2010, Bons Mots)

Tommy Sargent -- STEEL GUITAR BOOGIE -- History of Country & Western Music (2008, Phantom Sound & Vision) [orig. 1948]
The Black Seeds -- COME TO ME (MIGHTY ASTERIX 7 DESTA REMIX) -- Specials: Remixes & Versions from Solid Ground (2010, The Black Seeds)
Optimo vs. Konono No. 1 -- WUMBANZANGA -- Tradi Mods Vs. Rockers (2010, Crammed Discs)
The Hustlers -- INERTIA! -- Surfin' Instrumentals: 30 Wet & Wild Tracks (2006, Surf)

The Unsettlers -- WASHING OF THE SINS -- Blood (2010, Unsettlers)
Sylvia Patricia -- LAGRIMAS E VODKA -- The New Brazilian Music Vol. 1 (2010, BM & A)
The Hypnotics -- RUN JOHNNY RUN -- Soul At Seven EP (2010, New Values Records)
Andy Creeggan -- SMILEYS B&C -- Andiwork III (2010, Bongo Beat)

Andre Williams -- AIN'T NO SUCH THING AS GOOD DOPE -- That's All I Need (2010, Bloodshot)

Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

The Unsettlers -- THE TRIZZLE -- Blood (2010, The Unsettlers)
Bureaucrats -- SHE'S AN AMERICAN -- Only In Canada, Eh? 1977-81 (2008, www.punkrockhistorycanada.ca) [orig. 1979]

Jaga Jazzist -- TOCCATA (Grasscut Remix) -- Ninja Tune XX, Volume 2 (2010, Ninja Tune)
Stranger & Patsy -- DOWN BY THE TRAINLINE -- Old Hits Of The Past (196?, High Note) [orig. 196?, Sonia Pottinger]
More Or Les -- ENVY -- Brunch With A Vengeance (2010, Fuzzy Logic)
The Vaselines -- POISON PEN -- Sex With An X (2010, SubPop)
Butterflies & Zebras -- INTEGRATE -- Butterflies & Zebras (2010, Butterflies & Zebras)

Creation Rebel -- SPACE MOVEMENT SECTION 7 -- Historic Moments, Volume 2 (1995, On-U Sound) [orig. sound recording 1978, mixing 1980, released as Starship Africa]
Nataila Mallo -- CORACAO EM PO -- The New Brazilian Music, Volume 1 (2010, BM&A)
ASK -- DON'T HAVE A GUN -- From The Tank: 17 Unreleased Tracks From The Windsor Music Collective (2010, Sharktank)
Professor Longhair -- JAMBALAYA -- House of The Blues (2010 digital release)
Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk -- IN A WOODED GLEN AT DUSK -- Stories From Home (2010, Lauren Mann)

The Shangri-Las -- I'M BLUE -- Myrmidons Of Melodrama (2002, Cherry Red) [orig. 1965]
Type Monkey Type -- FULL-ON NEON -- Jungle Noise (2010, Type Monkey Type)
Chuck Barrister & The Voices Of Darkness -- BE KIND, BE FOOLISH, BE HAPPY -- The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedia In 1970s Nigeria (2010, Soundway)
Burial + Four Tet -- MOTH -- DJ-Kicks: Apparat (2010, !K7)
The Frogmen -- UNDERWATER -- Surfin' Instrumentals: 30 Wet & Wild Tracks (2006, Surf) [orig. 1961, Candix]

Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby -- DUB WITH A DIFFERENCE -- In Dub Conference (1994, Mudies Music) [orig. 1976, Moods]
The Wordburglar -- SCOVA NOTIONS -- Burglaritis (2006, Hand'Solo)
The Diplomats Of Solid Sound -- GET OUT OF THE WAY (SO I CAN GET BACK TO MY LIFE) -- What Goes Around Comes Around (2010, Pravda)

Brian Eno -- BONE JUMP -- Small Craft On A Milk Sea (2010, Warp)

Thanks for listening!
The greatest song ever played on The Snark came from this record.