Saturday, May 27, 2023

THE EXCUSES - "Blood On A Leopard's Tongue" (2018)

 
So while we're on the subject of Kansas.........
Lord Litter just pointed out to me that John Eberly has a ton of stuff, his comics and music on
 
There's SO much there to keep you going for a while, and here's just a taste of what I'm talking about!
In 2018 John released this CD called "Blood On A Leopard's Tongue."
John E. (John Eberly) produced this CD with John on Vocals/guitars, Josh Davies Keyboards/vocals, Matt Penner Drums, and Bill Sheldon on Bass.
All Songs by John Eberly, copyright Tongue Twisted Tunes 2018,
so with any further adieu, here's some sunshine for your life!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

WHOEVER THOUGHT THEY'D FREAK OUT IN KANSAS? - "Click Your Heels Together Dorothy" (2023)

 
Frank Zappa asked the question "Whoever thought they'd freak out in Kansas?" in 1966, and by the 1980's, there were a few guys who had the answers like John Eberly of "The Mumbles.
 
 
 
So if you think you know what's going on in Kansas, then....
The Firesign Theatre said it best!
"Everything you know is wrong!"

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MEADOW MEAL - "Eat" (1989)

 
At one time I tried to help Guido Erfen of SHM tapes in Germany to distribute some of his music in the U.S. and so he sent me a tape by The Dirk Hartung Trio, one by Ignition, and this one by his band called Meadow Meal. I sent out a few copies of each for reviews etc. but that was about as far as it got.

 
Here's a song that's a pretty good representation of what you'll hear on this tape.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

CHARLES RICE GOFF III & JUSTYNN TYME - "Raydio Bradcasts - Mrs. Morris Goes To Mars" (2011)

 
"Raydio Bradcasts - Mrs. Morris Goes To Mars" by Charles Rice Goff III & Justynn Tyme was unleashed on the world in 2011," but I just got a copy a couple of weeks ago.
This is a series of audio vignettes that are made to stimulate your thinking process, and guess what?
It works!

 
From the words of Charles Rice III himself,
"The basic idea behind RAYDIO BRADCASTS was for Justynn and I to create a series of audio vignettes based on recombining and rearranging bits and pieces from Ray Bradbury's huge output of inspiring literature. We sampled bits from radio, television, and movie adaptations of Bradbury's works. We read and caused computer voice emulators to read brief excerpts from Bradbury's stories. We cut and pasted bits from Bradbury's recorded interviews," and that's only the beginning.
 
 These are what I like to call 'audio collages' or 'movies for your mind.
If you'd like to know more about the Radio Active Mango Mind of Justynn Tyme then 

 
It's all out there for you to just reach out and grab for free.
Here's the link to this project!
And here's where you can find at least 313 more projects from CRG III and friends!

Sunday, April 30, 2023

HERMANOS GUZANOS - " On Bandcamp" (2023)

It's been a busy month, and I haven't got much done here, so I guess it's time for a little more shameless self-promotion.
 
So one of the things that has been keeping me busy has been putting a lot of our stuff up on Bandcamp!
So far there are 25 songs or whatever you want to call them on the site with many more to come. There are no albums, but all singles with individual artwork by myself, Gary Wray, or B.J. Riedel, like this alternate take by Gary for "Helium Man."
 
Even if you don't like the music, it's worth going there I think just to see some of the cool artwork, like this picture that didn't get used for "Wigglin" also created by Gary.
 
 
There's also stuff like this tag team image that was created by Gary and I a couple of decades ago when we first got computers. I think it pairs perfectly with this classic Gary Wray penned instrumental!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

DON CAMPAU - "Piñata Party Part Two" (1988)

 
To this day one of my favorite tapes I ever traded for was one of the first ones I ever got, and it was this extremely ambitious release by Don Campau titled "Piñata Party." It's been over ten years since I presented tape number one, so I think it's about time for number two.
 
 
This whole tape is just excellent, and it was very difficult for me to choose just one song, but......
There is one song that I think is just delightful, and on it, Don is joined by his pal Dino Dimuro, and also his daughter Nicole on vocals. 
Find out about everything you need to know about Don, and believe me, there's plenty, on his website.

 
 "Promise Dollars and get pennies," boy, ain't it the truth?

Sunday, April 16, 2023

CHARLES RICE GOFF III & LORD LITTER - "The Space-Erly Brothers" (2011)

 
"During the twelve months between January and December, 2011, C. Goff III and Lord Litter produced the eight recordings in this collection. Never having met in person, Goff (USA) and Litter (Germany) began a long friendship as postal correspondents during the mid-1980's. Over the years, they exchanged many volumes of original recordings with one another, but these two familiar figures of the home-recording underground never had collaborated to compose music together until they embarked upon this project. They achieved their results primarily by modifying original audio files that they exchanged over the internet."
So that's the story and you can listen/download and/or read all about it at
 
This photo is from the CIII interview in Hal McGee's publication 
Electronic Cottage.
 THE SPACE-ERLY BROTHERS - "Chablis Grand Prix"