This is wicked ! Expect many more coming soon. Of course, my phone is way too old for any of this hi tech stuff but I’m sure some of my younger readers will be able to figure this out
@ the roots, Primary..
This is a “mathametrics” poem I wrote – the word lengths are the first six prime numbers. Geeky or what ?
Two massive doses of my favourite troubador Turner Cody on your radio dial this week. On Wed (yes, you missed it) and again on Sunday the UK’s Simple Folk radio show will be broadcasting an exclusive live set from Turner that he recorded on his last European tour.
You can also hear Turner and myself playing records on our almost weekly radio show, The Boy Scout Recordings Radio Hour, on BrooklyRadioDotNet. Turner actually managed to play a tune by Leonard Cohen that I liked ! He has been trying to do this for some time.
My favourite all round outsider genius, Crazy Girl will be at London’s ICA tomorrow night. She’ll be showing her animation of the almost true story of her ancestor, The Black Fairy. You can see some of her other video work here
Meanwhile over at the Tummy Touch on line store you can still buy Crazy Girl’s ultra limited edition box set. Get em while you can !
For the last two years or so I have pretty much been paying the rent by playing records to arms dealers, models and celebrities at The Gramercy Park Hotel every Monday. Last night we had Anne Hathaway, Sean Penn, Kate Hudson and Salman Rushdie in, and probably more people I should recognise but it’s so freakin dark in there it’s hard to tell.
Anyway, track of the night was probably Kenimania by Mono Mono from the Nigeria Rock Special album. It certainly warmed the cockles of my heart to see Kate Hudson doing a little shuffle to that one.
Sorry about not posting that cover of Red Clay yet, still getting on top of things here at Tummy Touch HQ after the holidays.
Don’t forget to tune in to The Two For Tennis Show tonight at 6pm NY time.
I only found out today that Freddie Hubbard, the great trumpeter, died last week.
Freddie played with Herbie Hancock, my first musical inspiration, on his 60s LPs for Blue Note, including Maiden Voyage, and released some fantastic fusion LPs on CTI in the 70s (Red Clay is my favourite.)
Tomorrow I will try to post this wild cover I have of that tune from the US Air Force Band if I can find it…..
RIP Freddie Hubbard, thanks for the music.
PS Does anyone know which veriosn of Red Clay Tribe Called Quest sampled for Sucka Nigga ?
I’m making mashed potatoes and listening to the xmas special pre-record edition of the Two For Tennis Show (broadcast on Tue Dec 23rd) and loving every twisted minute of it. Nice work Coach ! You can check it out here on East Village Radio, just check out the archives on the show page.
New Year’s Resolution #1 – Start a freakin’ blog. And here it is ! Good lord, I’ve not even started cooking supper on the first day of 2009 and I am already part of the world ultra interweb. Lovely.