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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 21 September 2014 at

However repugnant, videos of recent executions by ISIS appear to have overturned anti-war public feeling in the West. Is this a prelude to war with Syria as the West plans to attack ISIS bases inside Syria? By Finian Cunningham.

The gruesome beheading of a British aid worker by the ISIS terror group in Syria over the weekend provoked a stern warning from Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron who vowed to “hunt down the murderers” for their “act of pure evil”.

The British victim was named as David Haines, a 44-year-old aid worker, who had been held hostage in Syria for many months. A graphic video released by his killers shows Haines kneeling on the ground dressed in an orange jumpsuit as a masked executioner severs his throat with a knife. The dead man’s prone body is then filmed with a decapitated, bloody head placed on the corpse’s back.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 20 September 2014 at

St Paul 2014 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Midway Stadium, St Paul, MN; September 13, 2014. Very good audience recording.

For the Mats, there’s really nothing like playing in your hometown… especially after 23 years!

In 1991, after 12 years as a band, The Replacements broke up. On October 3, 2012, it was announced that The Replacements had reformed and that Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were in the studio recording an EP containing song cover versions. Titled Songs For Slim, the EP was sold in a 250-copy edition of 10″ vinyl and auctioned online to benefit former bandmate Dunlap, who had suffered a stroke. In August 2013, The Replacements played their first shows in 22 years at the Riot Fest in Toronto, Canada.

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

Picture by Patrick Burns, posted at argusleader.com – Thanks!

Source: Schoeps MK41′s > active cables > Nbox > Edirol R-05 @ 24/48
Transfer: Emtec 16GB SDHC Card > Dell PC > 24bit WAV > Sony Sound Forge 9.0e > CDWave Editor > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC16

Disc 1
Track 101. Crowd/Tuning 2:00
Track 102. Favorite Thing 2:16
Track 103. Takin’ A Ride 2:40
Track 104. I’m In Trouble 2:18
Track 105. Don’t Ask Why 2:24
Track 106. I’ll Be You 3:53
Track 107. Valentine 4:00
Track 108. Waitress In The Sky 2:53
Track 109. Tommy Got His Tonsils Out/3rd Stone From The Sun 2:25
Track 110. Take Me Down To The Hospital 3:41
Track 111. I Want You Back (Jackson Five) 1:55
Track 112. Going To New York 3:36
Track 113. Color Me Impressed 2:46
Track 114. Nowhere Is My Home 3:11
Track 115. If Only You Were Lonely 3:11
Track 116. Achin’ To Be 3:54
Track 117. Kiss Me On The Bus 3:07
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Androgynous 3:02
Track 202. I Will Dare 4:08
Track 203. Love You Till Friday/Maybelene 4:28
Track 204. Merry Go Round 3:49
Track 205. I Won’t 2:32
Track 206. Borstal Breakout 2:35
Track 207. Swingin’ Party 3:41
Track 208 .Love You In The Fall 3:15
Track 209. Can’t Hardly Wait 3:26
Track 210. Bastards Of The Young 3:22
Track 211. I Don’t Know/Buck Hill 5:57
Track 212. Skyway 3:11
Track 213. Left of The Dial 3:28
Track 214. Alex Chilton 4:38
Track 215. Unsatisfied 4:20
Track 216. Crowd 1:17
57 mins

Paul Westerberg – guitar, vocals
Tommy Stinson – bass
Josh Freese – drums
Dave Minehan – guitar

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 19 September 2014 at

New York 1984 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Irving Plaza, New York, NY; March 8, 1984. Very good FM broadcast.

There was a time in the ’80s when cowpunk could have been a contender, with bands such as The Beat Farmers, Blood On The Saddle, Green On Red, The Gun Club, Rank And File, The Rave-Ups, Tex And The Horseheads and Wall Of Voodoo and Violent Femmes. Among them were Jason And The Scorchers, where they “blazed a trail for the cowpunk and alt-country movements that followed in their wake.” They really made the mark with their searing version of Dylan’s Absolutely Sweet Marie.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2006.

Uploader’s notes:

I received this tape in a trade over 20 years ago, but unfortunately I do not know the lineage. Based on the sound quality and the timing of when I got my copy, I would say that there are very few tape generations between the master and this copy. The sound is very nice, with all of the instruments and vocals clear in the mix.

The band is on fire for this one. The sound almost resembles the Ramones due to the fast tempo of the songs and the way they rarely stop between tunes (15 songs in 41 minutes!). This captures them during a time when they leaned more towards the punk side of cowpunk. It’s classic stuff.

Picture by Slick Lawson, posted at jasonandthescorchers.com – Thanks!

FM > ? > Cassette > CDR > dBpowerAMP > WAV > FLAC Frontend > Flac

Track 01. I Can’t Help Myself 3:00
Track 02. Are You Ready For The Country 2:11
Track 03. White Lies 3:19
Track 04. Lost Highway 1:49
Track 05. Last Time Around 3:00
Track 06. Shop It Around 2:44
Track 07. I Really Don’t Want To Know 4:41
Track 08. Hot Nights In Georgia 2:38
Track 09. Help There’s A Fire 1:59
Track 10. Honky Tonk Blues 2:29
Track 11. Absolutely Sweet Marie 2:51
Track 12. Harvest Moon 3:16
Track 13. If Money Talks 3:05
Track 14. Change The Tune 2:25
Track 15. The Race Is On 2:00
42 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 19 September 2014 at

Just Another Gig In Boblingen [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Sporthalle, Böblingen, West Germany; November 15, 1972. Good to fairly good audience recording.

Several versions of this show have circulated among fans and some even consider this to be “one of the best recordings of the tour”. Compared to other more pristine-sounding audience recordings, this would be good to fairly good; and it’s more for the completist.

A comment on the net: “An early version of On The Run with improvisation. Echoes declared as Looking Through The Knotholes In Grannys Wooden Legs.”

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 0:10
Track 102. Speak To Me/Breathe 2:55
Track 103. On The Run 7:35
Track 104. Time 6:57
Track 105. The Great Gig In The Sky 4:30
Track 106. Money 6:28
Track 107. Us And Them 8:14
Track 108. Any Colour You Like 7:17
Track 109. Brain Damage 3:57
Track 110. Eclipse 1:44
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. One Of These Days 9:12
Track 202. Careful With That Axe Eugene 14:24
Track 203. Echoes – Part A 13:27
Track 204. Echoes – Part B 12:06
Track 205. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 13:50
63 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 18 September 2014 at

Knoxville, TN 1979 [no label, 2CD]
Unknown venue; May 18, 1979. Good to very good soundboard.

Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. But from 1977 until Blue Kentucky Girl in 1979, Harris was playing more “traditional” country – “classic-styled country material in the vein of Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells”.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2006.

Uploader’s notes:

This is a soundboard recording from Emmylou’s 1979 tour following her Blue Kentucky Girl album… It features guest appearances by Sharon and Cheryl White. The source (which I received in a trade, therefore I don’t have any lineage info) had a short silence in “Sorrow in the wind”, which meant about two seconds were missing. To make it more listenable I’ve edited out one of the repeated “Sweet sorrow in the wind” lines at the end, the one that was incomplete because of the silence. Apart from that everything is there. I’ve also done some EQing and slight noise reduction to make the recording less dull. The results are pretty good.

SBD > ? > CD-R > Flac

Disc 1
Track 101. My Songbird 4:10
Track 102. One Of These Days 3:28
Track 103. Sister’s Coming Home 3:35
Track 104. Blue Kentucky Girl 3:34
Track 105. Hello Stranger 3:39
Track 106. Making Believe 4:10
Track 107. Two More Bottles Of Wine 3:15
Track 108. Pancho And Lefty 4:46
Track 109. Luxury Liner 5:41
Track 110. Save The Last Dance For Me 4:16
Track 111. Sorrow In The Wind 3:50
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues 4:12
Track 202. Too Far Gone 4:52
Track 203. Tulsa Queen 5:03
Track 204. Ooh Las Vegas 4:46
Track 205. Here, There And Everywhere 4:06
Track 206. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight 4:02
Track 207. C’est la vie (You Can Never Tell) 4:18
Track 208. Together Again 4:16
Track 209. Queen Of The Silver Dollar 4:47
41 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 17 September 2014 at

JOE SAMPLE R.I.P. 1939-2014

Joe Sample, who became a jazz star in the 1960s as the pianist with the Jazz Crusaders and an even bigger star a decade later when he began playing electric keyboards and the group simplified its name to the Crusaders, died on September 12, 2014 in Houston. He was 75. The cause was mesothelioma (cancer of the lungs), said his manager, Patrick Rains. Among the albums on which his keyboard work can be heard are Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark and The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer, Steely Dan’s Aja and Gaucho, and several recordings by BB King.

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(Marcus Miller, Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Steve Gadd)
Vitoria 1997 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Gastiez Jazz Festival, Vitoria, Spain; July 17, 1997. Excellent soundboard. Incomplete show.

Thanks to original uploader geetarz; and to goody for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Goody’s notes:

Looking for some Joe Sample to upload today in memory and celebration of his passing this past Friday in Houston, I came across this show, shared here in 2010 by geetarz (thank you very much!)…

This is a pristine, stellar recording and performance by an appropriately-named and short-lived group put together by Marcus Miller, who must’ve been having quite a nice time playing together from the sound of things here. It’s an interesting blend of musical styles and sources which should bring in a wide assortment of admirers of all these “Living Legends” here to check it out. I know you’ll find something to enjoy in this great (put most likely incomplete) presentation.

DSP CD-R > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 5 (Secure, Offset Correct) > FLAC
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (tracking, splits; hard limiting; gaps removed; fades) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

Track 01. The Peeper 8:38
Track 02. In Case You Hadn’t Noticed 6:43
Track 03. Snakes 8:06
Track 04. Third Degree 6:59
Track 05. First Song (For Ruth)/Tango Blues 10:05
Track 06. Put It Where You Want It 12:07
Track 07. Every Day I Have The Blues 6:12
Track 08. In A Sentimental Mood 2:47
Track 09. Layla 5:24
Track 10. Going Down Slow 6:12
74 mins

Marcus Miller – bass, bass clarinet
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
David Sanborn – alto saxophone
Joe Sample – keyboards, piano
Steve Gadd – drums

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 17 September 2014 at

Forked tongues? Snake oil? Where do you think those phrases all originate from? And now the Americans are trying to forge yet another coalition to go back into the Middle East to bomb… who again? Independent journalist Tony Cartalucci explains the web of lies.

Since 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has waged a relentless war within Syrian territory against what it has said from the very beginning was an invasion of heavily armed, foreign-backed sectarian extremists.

And while the fierce fighting in Syria may have began in 2011, the war on foreign-backed sectarian extremism began a generation ago. From 1976 to 1982, Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s father, Hafez al-Assad, waged war on the heavily militarized Muslim Brotherhood. Upon breaking the back of the organization in Syria, it fled and was later reconstituted by the United States and Saudi Arabia into what would become Al-Qaeda in the mountains of Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 16 September 2014 at

New Orleans 1975 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; March 2, 1975 (early and late shows). Very good to excellent Pre-FM.

Thanks to Freezer for recording the shows; and to weedwacker for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Freezer’s notes:

These two Jackson Browne shows were recorded on Sunday March 2, 1975… and, as I had stealth recorded Led Zeppelin in Baton Rouge on Friday February 28, 1975, this was a busy weekend for me and my recorder. Patched directly into the soundboard during the soundcheck, I worked on the Tulane concert committee and ran the ticket booth until 10 minutes before show-time, so I was sitting with the soundman when the lights went down. It was at that point that I started the recording.

weedwacker’s notes:

I don’t know what has circulated previously for the early set but [for] the late set, this does differ in a few ways from what was previously put out as what passes for previously uncirculated (but has been proven otherwise). Besides the audible artifacting issues [embedded within], these transfers had no Dolby applied to them like the other transfer and this should run at pretty much the correct speed after correction was applied while that ran fast with no correction applied.

unknown gen cassettes (but what passes for until proven otherwise lower gen than anyone else’s copies that have been transfered and put into general circulation) > unknown gen 2cdr (Freezer’s listening copies) > 2cdr (ripped and used here) > eac > wav > flac
Transfer: cassettes > stand alone cdr burner > cdr
Taping Gear: unknown/unknown
Taped And Transferred By: Mister Freezer
Pitch, tracking and volume corrections applied to the recording, no eq, compression or noise/hiss reduction was used to alter the sound of the recording. I also washed my hands with antibacterial soap before handling the cdrs prior to ripping.

Disc 1 (early show)
Track 101. Intro  0:41
Track 102. A Child In These Hills 4:55
Track 103. Rock Me On The Water 5:51
Track 104. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies 2:24
Track 105. Take It Easy 3:34
Track 106. Our Lady Of The Well 6:32
Track 107. For A Dancer 6:09
Track 108. Ready Or Not 4:12
Track 109. Fountain Of Sorrow 6:58
Track 110. Audience 1:53
Track 111. For Everyman 8:36
Track 112. Walking Slow 4:52
Track 113. Doctor My Eyes 3:54
Track 114. These Days 5:42
Track 115. The Road And The Sky 6:37
Track 116. Before The Deluge 7:46
81 mins

Disc 2 (late show)
Track 201. Intro 1:17
Track 202. A Child In These Hills 4:32
Track 203. Rock Me On The Water 6:03
Track 204. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies 2:23
Track 205. Take It Easy 3:51
Track 206. Our Lady Of The Well 6:20
Track 207. For A Dancer 6:24
Track 208. Ready Or Not 5:31
Track 209. Fountain Of Sorrow 7:01
Track 210. Audience 0:33
Track 211. For Everyman 8:31
Track 212. Walking Slow 5:32
Track 213. Doctor My Eyes 4:02
Track 214. These Days 5:16
Track 215. The Road And The Sky 5:39
73 mins

Jackson Browne – guitar, lead vocals
David Lindley – guitar, fiddle, lap steel guitar
Dennis Kovarik – bass
Larry Zack – drums
Wayne Cook – piano
Herb Pederson – guitar, banjo, backing vocals
Chris Smith – pedal steel guitar, backing vocals

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 16 September 2014 at

In spite of the bad publicity, Philip Noyce’s take on Lois Lowry’s novel is perhaps the best of the recent young-adult pictures – at the very least the most thoughtful, and most well thought-out, says Critic After Dark Noel Vera.

At first glance, Philip Noyce’s The Giver (2014) is a headscratcher. You wonder: what makes the director of Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger and The Quiet American a natural to direct a Young Adult (YA) classic by Lois Lowry? Nothing, at first glance.

Nothing at second glance, either. It’s tempting to write this one off as yet another hired-gun assignment and not his first either (remember Sliver?), something to raise Noyce’s profile in Hollywood till he can attract enough funding to do something significant, another Rabbit Proof Fence, say.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 15 September 2014 at

with the BBC Concert Orchestra
London 2014 [no label, 1CD]
Festival In A Day, Hyde Park, London, UK; September 14, 2014. Excellent BBC Radio 2 FM.

Talking about his Festival In A Day performance, Jeff said: “I haven’t performed live in quite some time, and I know the fans have asked for it a lot over the years. It’s very exciting to come to Hyde Park with Radio 2 and do something this big, and I’m very much looking forward to playing my ELO songs for everyone.” – BBC

Thanks to hanoirocks who recorded and shared the tracks at Dime.

Roberts FM radio > line in Roland R05 (16 bit/44.1 khz)
Master > Adobe Audition (fade in/out, normalise) > CD wave > foobar/FL5 > TLH

Track 01. All Over the World 4:40
Track 02. Evil Woman 4:58
Track 03. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 4:10
Track 04. Showdown 4:39
Track 05. Livin’ Thing 4:37
Track 06. Strange Magic 4:20
Track 07. 10538 Overture 5:33
Track 08. Can’t Get It Out of My Head 4:57
Track 09. Sweet Talkin’ Woman 3:54
Track 10. Turn to Stone 4:31
Track 11. Steppin’ Out 4:15
Track 12. Handle With Care 3:46
Track 13. Don’t Bring Me Down 4:17
Track 14. Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King 3:48
Track 15. Telephone Line 5:23
Track 16. Mr Blue Sky 5:08
Track 17. Encore Break 1:51
Track 18. Roll Over Beethoven 7:25
83 mins

Possible lineup:
Jeff Lynne – vocals, guitar
Lee Pomeroy – bass
Richard Tandy – keyboards
Milton McDonald – guitar, vocals
Mike Stevens – guitar, vocals
Bernie Smith – keyboards
Marcus Byrne – keyboards
Donavan Hepburn – drums
Chereene Allen – violin
Danny Marsden – trumpet
Mick Wilson – percussion, vocals
Melanie Lewis-McDonald – backing vocals
Sharleene Linton – backing vocals
Jean-Marie Lincoln – backing vocals

Click here for the tracks.

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