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A wonderful 2014 to you and yours,
Way Past Cool – Episode 41 : Tom Waits Special [Reprise] by Ixnayray on Mixcloud
I thank my old friend Paolo Merolla from Naples, Italy, for enlightening me to such great garage rock programs over the years. This particular program of Way Past Cool concentrates on the ever-wonderful Tom Waits.
It’s quite funny to think that the grand old dame of Macedonian gypsy music was actually a very attractive woman in her youth. Here’s a sample of one of Esma’s early hits. You can see her website here.
I grew up as a fan of bebop as a wonderful expression of jazz, and had a healthy respect of the musical abilities of Yusuf Lateef, who recently expired at the age of 93.
The connection between bebop and some forms of Islam seems paradoxical to me, however. Political analyst Daniel Pipes writes on the curious tie between these two camps at his blog.
Russia-based musician Neizvestnost has an impressive side project that reminds one of a dark, trance-like melding of Tangerine Dream at their prime and old-school techno. I look forward to hearing more from this side-project.
According to the bio attached to the Soundcloud page, Patrick Browning (D R O S E R A) is influenced by bands like Boards of Canada and The Chameleons. THAT, folks, is good taste.
You can find a bit more information here at the AMOT… Wiki.
This comes in from Mexico. Someone has a lot of Siouxsie and the Banshees in their collection. I like this!
The legendary actor with the face of an angel and the drinking habits of your average Irishman has left this mortal coil. Don’t let the bastards drag you down, Peter.
TIME Magazine eulogizes him in the article ‘Lawrence of Always‘.
One of my old friends, Toni Dimitrov, runs one of the most interesting radio shows in Macedonia for experimental music, electronica and minimal techno. Check it out at your leisure at his Blogspot page.
A direct link to his current show on the Moroccan music scene can be found at his Soundcloud account:
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