Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 27, 2010

"Iron fist" - Motorhead (Everything louder than everything else)
"Must be Santa" - Bob Dylan (Christmas in the heart)
"Norfolk rhapsody no. 1" - Ralph Vaughan Williams
"Reflexology" - Pepa Paivinen (Jazz from Finland 2011)
"I could almost disperse" - Celer (Dying star)
"Within you without you" - Easy All-Stars featuring Matisyahu (Easy Star's lonely hearts dub band)
"Christmas on acid" - Radio Free Vestibule (Sketches, songs, and shoes)
"Bulan/Khek borates" - Available Jelly (Bilbao song)
"Take me to Brazil" - Jazz Ministers (Next stop… Soweto, vol. 3: giants, ministers and makers: jazz in South Africa 1963-1978)
"Constriction" - Hopethorns (EP)
"The river wild" - No Blues (Lumen)
"A sailor's life" - Fairport Convention (Unhalfbricking)
"Mountain noel" - Brian Whitman (A singular christmas)
"Thorny devil" - Spinifex Orchestra (Spinifex Orchestra)
"Astral echo poem" - Quinsin Nachoff (Fomo)
"Slow learner" - Spirit Of The West (Faithlift)
"Greensleeves" - James Taylor (Oakland, CA, 1972)
"Blooming away" - LUSRICA (Melancholic jazz sunset)
"Retired at 21" - Black Flag (Detroit, MI, June 27, 1986)
"Merry fucking christmas" - Alias Frequencies
"Perfect match for trouble" - Waterflow (Perfect match for trouble)
"Hammer dat!" - Heavy Tin (Refused)
"Ascent" - John Coltrane (Sun ship)
"Christmas in Ignace" - The Arrogant Worms (Christmas turkey)
"Aerial tour instrumental" - The Beatles
"Erix" - Bik Bent Braam (Extremen)
"Galactic jellyfish" - Diatesssaron (Monument)

Here's the just-slightly-post December 25 Christmas show. Apologies for being late in posting this.

This was a fun program to present. It featured a wild mess of tunes and songs, some (non-traditional) Christmas material, and some faves of mine, particularly "A sailor's life" by Fairport, with its mind-blowing instrumental section in the last half.


Friday, December 17, 2010

December 20, 2010

"Abba zaba" - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (Safe as milk)
"Potato boy" - Celano Baggiani Group (Alienology)
"Clin d'oeil" - Marianne Trudel/Levy Bourbonnais (L'embarquee)
"Mag runs the voodoo down" - Nils Landgren Funk Unit (Funk for life)
"Sum up broke" - The International Submarine Band
"Umbo weti" - Babtunde Lea (Umbo weti: a tribute to Leon Thomas)
"Run Rudolph run" - Keith Richards
"Fauxfessor" - John Ellis & Double-Wide (Puppet mischief)
"Uncle Sam took my baby away" - The Humms (Lemonland)
"When I cry" - Shawn Bell Quintet (Things yet unknown)
"Connecting……. done" - Earswideopen (Earswideopen)
"Space child" - Spirit (Twelve dreams of Dr. Sardonicus)
"Q41" - Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher (Quartet)
"Flame retarded" - Breathe Knives (Breathe Knives)
"Wan maha sanook" - Plearn Promden (The sound of Siam: leftfield luk thun, jazz & molam in Thailand 1964-1975)
"Why does the sun shine?" - They Might Be Giants (Here comes science)
"Adolph Hitler" - The Doors (The Doors box set)
"El inicio" - Darren Sigesmund (Strands II)
"U.F.O" - Torche (Songs for singles)
"Dr. Jackie" - Barnacle Bill (Trio)
"Boo hiss" - Jordan Zeyha (The explosives archives: Calgary live music, vol. I)
"Tired of sex" - Weezer (Pinkerton)
"To composer John Cage" - Anthony Braxton (For alto)
"Derdalan" - Barana Quintet (Sarap wine)
"The tree of freedom" - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Vitoria suite)
"Donovan's monkey" - Blue Oyster Cult (Blue Oyster Cult)
"Stolpernova" - Knalpot (Serious outtakes)
"The pact (I'll be your fever)" - Villagers (Becoming a jackal)
"Qui vive" - De Bende Van Drie (Traces of tides)
"Divine and bright" - Earth (A bureaucratic desire for extra-capsular extraction)
"Some frump punk" - Agog (Some frump punk)
"Way of the cross/crucifiction/death" - Undivided (The passion)

Another "all over the map" show, with 30+ (32 to be exact) tracks played again. Some key items from today's program:

*The 5000th track played on Breaking The Tethers appeared today. This was "Tree of freedom" by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. I had originally planned to keep tabs on what was being played and where the number was at but I forgot all about it. So, no big announcement during the show. "Tree of freedom" just ended up being the lucky track. I'm OK with that.

*Captain Beefheart checked out of the planet on Friday (credit to Scott Miller on the RT list, I think, for the "checked out of the planet" bit). He'd long since quit the music business (since 1982, I believe) to return to his visual art roots (he was a sculpting prodigy as a child) and was sick with MS but he left behind a remarkable collection of recorded music. In his honour, I chose to play one of my Beefheart faves, "Abba zaba".

*There was a Dutch feel of sorts to today's episiode. A pile of Dutch jazz and jazz-related music, both recent and from the last few years, crossed my path this week. Most of it was pretty cool so I decided to feature some of it on air. I actually didn't get to play all of the material I wanted so there will be more on the December 27 program (different performers and different CDs, of course).

The next edition of Breaking The Tethers will be a just slightly-post-Christmas (Day) show, as mentioned, on December 27, 2010, the last one of the year.


Friday, December 10, 2010

December 13, 2010

"The ghost who walks" - Karen Elson (The ghost who walks)
"Introduction" - The Qiwi Selftet (Melancholic jazz sunset)
"Backyard puma" - Timo Lassy(Jazz from Finland 2011)
"Kinky neck" - Natural/PolPOT (Natural/PolPOT)
"Chi passa per stra strada" - Philip Pickett (The bones of all men)
"Suburbia" - Trombone Shorty (Backatown)
"Urban march (shadow)" - Anthony De Mare (Speak! The speaking-singing pianist)
"I will dare" - The Replacements (Let it be)
"Sidewinder" - Steven McGill Project (Kujichagulia: self determination)
"1" - Esther Lamneck/Roberto Fabbriciani (Winds of the heart)
"Zodiac shit" - Flying Lotus (Cosmogramma)
"Roast beef and fried potatoes" - Fumio Yasuda and Theo Bleckmann (Schumann's favored bar songs)
"El wool suite" - Incredible String Band (U)
"Dogma of dogmas" - Stanley Schumacher And The Music Now Ensemble (Jive at 5:05)
"Awkward" - Anna Webber (Third floor people don't need to worry about anything)
"Huron carol" - Bent Spoon Trio (Holly jolly)
"Morning born" - Wolf People (Steeple)
"Cromlech" - Wolf People (Steeple)
"Dumb things" - The Cat Empire (Live on earth)
"Rastaman chant" - The Derek Trucks Band (Roadsongs)
"Snakes at the Euxine" - Rembetika Hipsters (Kafeneion)
"I am the walrus" - Pert Near Sandstone (Minnesota Beatle project, vol. 2)
"The betrayer" - Kaki King (Junior)
"Smile at me" - Chris Derksen (The cusp)
"Equivalences" - Stereolab (Not music)
"Apparitions of revelry" - Random Touch (Reverberating apparatus)
"Wabi-sabi" - Leslie Pintchik (We're here to listen)
"Bass-Einstein" - Rowan Converse (Break failure)
"Sample pack song (I just don’t like techno)" - Mindkontrolultra (Blood bubbles)
"Tidelands" - Moondoggies (Tidelands)
"Still swimming" - Pan American (For waiting, for chasing)
"Somebody stole my money" - Gospel Claws (C-L-A-W-S)
"Heavy winged 01" - Heavy Winged (Sunspotted)

This was probably the least "jazz" show in quite some time. No more of a quarter of the tracks played this week would fall into this category. I'm OK with this but, for any folks who would like to hear more jazz on Breaking The Tethers, fear not, there will be programs with higher jazz quotients in the future (though it will always wax and wane, as will other styles of music).

Fave plays this week: The cover version of "I am the walrus" by Pert Near Sandstone and "Tidelands" by Moondoggies.

Just 25 tracks to go and we'll be at the 5000 level. I suspect that this will happen in the 3rd hour of the show next week, December 20. I'll try to remember it when it happens :-)


Sunday, December 5, 2010

December 6, 2010

"Whole dat tone" - Heavy Tin (Refused)
"Buddha's joy" - William Parker Organ Quartet (Uncle Joe's spirit house)
"Beyond Damascus" - The Hang-Ten Hangmen (Songs from the scaffold)
"Small craft on a milk sea" - Brian Eno with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams (Small craft on a milk sea)
"What's my name" - The Clash (From here to eternity)
"Under the sodium lights" - Slow Dancing Society (Under the sodium lights)
"Interligne 1" - Jacky Chalard (Je suis vivant, mais j'ai peur de Gilbert Deflez)
"Suddle lip can" - Subtle Lip Can (Subtle Lip Can)
"Jackal chatter" - Wide Hive Players (Players II guitar)
"Police navidad" - One Ton Shotgun (Hardcore holiday)
"So what" - Always often (Spazz)
"So what" - Grateful Dead (Download series, volume 5, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA, Mrch 27, 1998)
"Itchy" - Pamela Hines Trio (Moon germs)
"Barrel fire" - Gordon Grdina Trio With Mats Gustafsson (Barrel fire)
"Way home" - Ed Henderson (Intimate)
"Despair" - Undivided (The passion)
"Kargyraa ching soortukchulerining yryzy" - Huun-Hurr-Tu (60 horses in my herd)
"Missing persons" - Burning Ghats (Fools gold)
"Fall away" - Astral (Forever after)
"The moon and the sun" - Luis Bonilla (Twilight)
"Bad ballet"- Cosmic View (Music for the mysteries of space and time)
"6th street" - Mike Stern (Big neighborhood)
"Tokyo I" - Fred Frith (Live in Tokyo)
"Fear of zombies" - The Benders (Three sheets to the wind)
"Jail braille" - Freedom Sound (Now with more music': live sessions from CJSW 90.9 FM)
"Baby's first steps to depression" - The Church Of Jeffrey Adams (14 hymns to inspire and uplift)
"Last time" - Black Dub (Black Dub)
"Ararat dub" - Bei Ru (Little Armenia)
"The oracle" - Construction & Deconstruction (Mutatis mutandis)
"Melodrames telegraphies (in b major 7th) part 2" - Brian McBride (The effective disconnect: music composed for the documentary 'Vanishing of the bees')
"Premier souffle" - Pas Chic Chic (12" ep)

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this show is that I managed to squeeze in 31 songs in three hours. I haven't managed to play that many songs in several months, maybe longer.

Also, there's only 51 tracks to play before hitting the 5000 mark. I thought that this might occur on the December 27 show but it now looks like 5000 will be reached on the December 20 program.