Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 24 April 2014 at

Wiesen 1997 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Festivalgelände, Bank Austria Stage, Wiesen, Austria; July 5, 1997. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

Given Isaac Hayes’ brand of slowburning love ballads, you either dig the man and his music or you don’t. Either way, his Bacharach covers are legendary and his Theme From Shaft remains a classic. And soundboard Isaac Hayes don’t easily come by.

And in the long instrumental intro to Walk On By, The Man even worked in the James Bond Theme. Now, how cool is that?

Thanks to dajchance for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Artwork posted at rockrarecollectionfetish – Thanks!

FM radio broadcast  > ? > flac > ? > > {dajchance} hard drive > WinRar (unzip)

Track 01. Don’t Take Your Love Away 7:01
Track 02. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic 8:25
Track 03. Walk On By/band introductions 16:14
Track 04. Joy 7:15
Track 05. The Look Of Love [audience fade out; tape flip?] 4:18
Track 06. Fragile 12:39
Track 07. Theme From Shaft 7:16
Track 08. The Blues Is Alright 6:07

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 23 April 2014 at

Harsh Realities [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Centre Sportif de l’Ile des Vannes, Saint-Ouen, France; December 1, 1972. Good to fairly good mono AM radio broadcast (RTL); stereo tweaked.

Thanks to Heywood/eckoes 2011 for originally sharing this at Yeeshkul!; and to floydart for keeping it alive at The Traders’ Den.

That night was special in many ways:
- “Blues” jam, generally played as an encore in a few shows, is part of the concert.
- “Childhood’s End” make its live debut in that show. It was played sometimes that month and at a few show in March 1973 before disappearing completly from their setlist. In fact, it’s the very first time a song from the album “Obscured By Clouds” (released six months before) was played live.
- They played an entire proto “Dark Side Of The Moon” live on the airwaves, almost four months before its release. One can hear that “The Mortality Sequence” is on its way to become “The Great Gig In The Sky”, “The Travel Sequence” jam is still there and that some arrangements are not quite finished.

Thanks also to R Goodman for the artwork.

Disc 1
Track 101. Heart Beat Intro 2:14
Track 102. Breathe 2:41
Track 103. The Travel Sequence 6:23
Track 104. Time 5:37
Track 105. Breathe (reprise) 1:03
Track 106. The Great Gig In The Sky 4:23
Track 107. Money 6:17
Track 108. Us & Them 7:09
Track 109. Dave’s Scat Section 6:43
Track 110. Brain Damage 3:50
Track 111. Eclipse 1:43
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. One Of These Days 8:17
Track 202. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 11:13
Track 203. Blues 4:54
Track 204. Echoes 22:47
Track 205. Childhood’s End 8:41
56 mins

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 23 April 2014 at

Who decides what is legal is the way governments work nowadays. Who has the most money often decides what’s legal. Nevermind the ethics, the morality. Laws now make corruption legal. By Philip Giraldi.

I recently had an interesting lunch with a foreign academic who is in the US on a one-year sabbatical to study how the political process in Washington shapes foreign policy. She asked me why the United States has a foreign policy that does not appear to serve actual US interests, citing the recent drive to revive the Cold War and to bomb Iran over a weapons program that it does not actually have.

The question led to a discussion of how corruption works in the world’s oldest constitutional republic. I explained that money has corrupted every aspect of government at every level in the United States, creating a system in which laws are passed to make various forms of corruption legal rather than trying to have government do things that actually benefit most of the people.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 23 April 2014 at

Here’s something to those naysayers of sharing. With less than 400 left in the wild, Sumatran tigers are at risk of going extinct. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute have partnered with indie rock band Portugal. The Man, bringing science and music together to distribute an Endangered Song written for the project titled “Sumatran Tiger”. The song was lathe-cut onto 400 custom poly-carbonate records designed to degrade after a certain number of plays. There are no other copies of the song in existence. The records were sent to a select 400 folks who were asked to digitize and share the song through their social channels.

Portugal. The Man is an American rock band from Wasilla, Alaska. The group consists of John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quin and Jason Sechrist.

Click here for the track.

The song will go extinct unless it’s digitally reproduced. The Sumatran tiger will go extinct unless we take action.

Click here to to learn more about The Endangered Song project.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 22 April 2014 at

London 1989 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Shaw Theatre, London, UK; April 1989. First broadcast May 19, 1989. Excellent radio broadcast.

As Fred Dellar wrote back in 1975, “Quite a jazz lady actually – mind you she’s got her sights on that kind of bluesy, folksy, nostalgia-filled hinterland that’s proved so profitable for Maria Muldaur.” She was described by The New York Times as a “contralto grounded in a bluesy growl and capable of sweeping over four octaves.” [check out the ending of At Last]

Phoebe Snow suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on January 19, 2010 and slipped into a coma, enduring bouts of blood clots, pneumonia, and congestive heart failure. She died on April 26, 2011 at the age of 60.

Listen and weep…

Thanks to Soledriver who recorded the show and shared it at Dime.

Picture by Jerry Telfer, posted at – Thanks!

Technics Tuner > Aiwa Tape Deck > Tascam DA-20 Mk 2 DAT machine > HHb burnit CDr recorder – no EQ
CDr > EAC > Traders Little Helper > Flac8 sector aligned

Track 01. Poetry Man 4:57
Track 02. If I Can Just Get Through The Night 4:57
Track 03. Thankful N Thoughtful 4:32
Track 04. Something Real 4:11
Track 05. Either Or Both 5:36
Track 06. I’m Your Girl 6:36
Track 07. At Last 5:23
Track 08. Cardiac Arrest 3:59
Track 09. Band Introduction 2:57
Track 10. Let The Good Times Roll 3:34
Track 11. Amazing Grace 3:35
Track 12. Move On Up (A Little Higher) 8:08
59 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 21 April 2014 at

‘Karpal Singh!’ the people chanted as 100,000* turned out in Penang to give the Tiger of Jelutong a roaring send-off. By Anil Netto.

Malaysian opposition leader Karpal Singh was killed in a road accident around 1.10 am on April 17, 2014. He was 73 and was on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Penang for a court hearing. Karpal, who was seated in the front passenger seat, was killed on the spot together with his long-time assistant, Michael Cornelius.

* The figure of 100,000 is a guesstimate of those who swarmed the family home over three days, turned up inside and outside the Dewan (Hall; over 50,000), lined the streets to accompany or watch the cortege along the way and thronged the crematorium.

Penang [April 20, 2014] has never seen anything quite like it…. More than the number, it is the sense of loss that is overwhelming. Perhaps it is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, the passing of a living legend, who in death would be larger than life.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 21 April 2014 at

London 2014 [TomP remaster, 1CD]

Live at XOYO, London, UK; April 2, 2014; broadcast April 14, 2014. Excellent webcast.

Led by drummer Sebastian Rochford, Polar Bear have been central to the British experimental scene for the past decade, with their unique brand of genre-bending post-jazz. On previous outings their sound has embraced everything from punk to hip-hop, however, their latest record sees a shift to more intense and expansive territory – with warm electronic flavours seamlessly integrated at the heart of the music. Twisting, long-form compositions come to life through the saxophone melodies of Mark Lockheart and Peter Wareham, whilst electronics whiz Leafcutter John, bassist Tom Herbert and Rochford anchor the sound in hypnotic rhythms. – BBC Radio 3

Thanks to tom_phillips for recording and sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to Fastone for the artwork.

320k AAC > i-Sound (44.1k wav) > Nero (edit) > Tag & Renaame (flac tags) > TLH (flac 6 + SBE / Decode check)
Recorded using i-Sound, which gives slight but audible SQ improvement (confirmed by downloading), whilst having volume variations fixed, radio announcer / talk removed and artwork / flac tags added

Track 00. Stage Intro/Applause 0:25
Track 01. They’re All Ks And Qs Lucien 8:01
Track 02. Open See 6:44
Track 03. Lost in Death Part #2 9:17
Track 04. Be Free 7:49
Track 05. Life and Life 5:23
Track 06. Chotpot 7:21
Track 07. Sometimes 7:25
Track 08. Maliana 8:28
61 mins

Sebastian Rochford – drums
Mark Lockheart and Peter Wareham – saxes
Leafcutter John – electronics
Tom Herbert – bass

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 20 April 2014 at

The Gospel Sessions 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY; July 26, 2013. Very good audience recording.

I’m conscious that me being Sinead O’Connor means there may be criticism because there’s so much nonsense about how people involved in religious music should be perfect. I refer those who feel that way to my earlier remark about angels needing by nature to be imperfect. No one relates to squares. Squares don’t know how to get their hands dirty and that’s no use to God. Also, I say you don’t have to be perfect to have perfect faith.
- Sinead O’Connor to the question: What do you say to someone who can’t believe you are headlining an evening of gospel music.

Thanks to Drifter666 who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

Sonic Studios > Sony PCM-M10

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 0:25
Track 102. John the Revelator (Blind Willie Johnson cover) 2:42
Track 103. Nobody’s Fault 3:45
Track 104. Trouble of the World 4:47
Track 105. Nearer Blessed Lord 5:46
Track 106. Jesus Be a Fence 2:44
Track 107. Praying Ground 4:02
Track 108. Born Again (RH Harris & His Gospel Paraders cover) 3:58
Track 109. Born Again (Band only, A Cappella) 3:36
Track 110. Amazing Grace 3:27
Track 111. I Believe in You (Bob Dylan cover) 5:48
Track 112. Property of Jesus (Bob Dylan cover) 4:33
46 mins

Disc 2
With The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir
Track 201. Down to the River to Pray 4:21
Track 202. Pass Me Not O Gentle Saviour 4:53
Track 203. Father I Stretch My Hand to Thee (Charles Wesley song) 6:42
Track 204. Wade in the Water (Fisk Jubilee Singers cover) 5:21
Track 205. banter 2:33
Track 206. Jesus (Curtis Mayfield cover) 5:26
Track 207. audience 2:10
Encore (solo)
Track 208. Something Beautiful 5:57
Track 209. If You Had a Vineyard 7:02
Track 210. Psalm 33 3:32
Track 211. Before We End Our Day 1:31
50 mins

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 19 April 2014 at

Muppet Christ Superstar [no label, 1CD]

Fan-made project. Excellent audio.

A big word of thanks to Christo Graham for embarking and sharing this project.

And thanks also to fiveofseven for spreading this on the net.

fiveofseven notes:

The furry and rambunctious cast of Jim Henson’s iconic The Muppets lend their unique talents to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR via an impressively inventive new album experiment titled MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR by committed fan Christopher Graham (who voices all the characters in the parody).

“If you strip away the myth from the frog/You will see where we all soon will be/Kermit!” passionately sings Gonzo (as Judas Iscariot) to Kermit (Jesus Christ) in the rocking opener, “Heaven On Their Minds”, faithfully recreating the sounds of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic Biblical rock opera in doing so.

Additionally, Miss Piggy – who else? – portrays Mary Magedelene and Rowlf The Dog essays the role of Herod.

Yet, the real question still remains: what will Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice say about all of this?! Hopefully, they will have a Christian attitude about it all – it is Holy Week, after all.

A disclaimer on the site reads: “This is a parody created for entertainment purposes only. I do not own the rights to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber or the likenesses of Jim Henson’s Muppets, unfortunately. I’d be a whole lot cooler if I did.”

Track 01. Heaven On Their Minds (Feat. Gonzo & the Chickens) 4:26
Track 02. What’s The Buzz (Feat. Kermit, Piggy Magdalene, Gonzo & The Electric Mayhem) 4:14
Track 03. Everything’s Alright (Feat. Piggy Magdalene, Gonzo & Kermit) 3:35
Track 04. Simon Zealotes (Feat. Fozzie Bear & The Electric Mayhem) 3:11
Track 05. Pepe’s Dream (Feat. Pepe the King Prawn) 1:26
Track 06. I Don’t Know How To Love Him (Feat. Piggy Magdalene) 3:19
Track 07. Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say) (Feat. Kermit) 5:28
Track 08. King Herod’s Song (Feat. Rowlf the Dog) 2:38
Track 09. Superstar (Feat. Gonzo & The Muppets) 4:05
33 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 19 April 2014 at

With Skint Eastwood
Hearing Colors [no label, 1CD]

Mixtape, excellent audio.

Filipino producer Eyedress (Idris Vicuña), who is based in Quezon City, Manila, has released a new mixtape titled Hearing Colors and, not only that, has offered it as a free download. This 12-track release of new music comes as the follow-up to last year’s Supernatural EP. Six of the tracks feature vocals by collaborator Skint Eastwood. The tracks were recorded using Fruity Loops in Eyedress’ bedroom on a PC laptop handed down to him by his father.

For those with long memories, this recalls Strawberry Switchblade.

Rina Raymundo of wrote:

After a decade in the UK and a year-long nomadic stint through South America, vocalist and lyricist Skint Eastwood found herself back in the Philippines. There, she discovered an immediate musical connection with Eyedress. “The first thing we agreed on musically was The Locust, and the last thing we created was a Keith Sweat cover.” Both wanted to create Asian bangers that sound like the future. Skint asked Eyedress for “his darkest and heaviest beats… to make them sound as light and otherworldly as [her] voice permits”.

Skint Eastwood picture by Ricardo Nunes, posted at – Thanks!

Track 01. Salaamin (ft. Skint Eastwood) 1:46
Track 02. Nature Trips 3:16
Track 03. My Hologram 2:23
Track 04. Biolumine (ft. Skint Eastwood) 2:16
Track 05. Arhuaco (ft. Skint Eastwood) 2:14
Track 06. Triduum (ft. Skint Eastwood) 3:27
Track 07. Luna Llena (ft. Skint Eastwood) 2:46
Track 08. White Lies 1:58
Track 09. Periastron (Ft. Skint Eastwood) 3:11
Track 10. Mountbatten 2:39
Track 11. Everything We Touch Turns Into Gold 2:37
Track 12. Don’t Disappear 3:54
33 mins

Click here for the tracks.

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