Monday, February 28, 2022

RAY CARMEN - "November" (1999)

 
The "Correct Me If I'm Wrong" release by Ray Carmen was a twofer, and on one side of the tape was "Correct Me If I'm Wrong," and on the other side was this EP called "November." Five songs recorded in August and September of 1999, and everything done by Ray. Here's a song that everybody should hear at least once in their life!

Friday, February 25, 2022

HAL TAPES - "Apartment Music 42 & 43" (2022)

 
It's not often I get to post announcements, but when a bunch of 80's & 90's home tapers and indie artists gather together for a private impromptu two day concert and birthday party for Chris Phinney, then I don't exactly have a choice. Put together by Hal McGee to be held in his Gainseville, Florida home, it will all be recorded and documented forever on the internet. It's all happening in about a week on March 5th and 6th, and I'm sure Hal will have it all online shortly after that!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

CHRIS PHINNEY AND ED DRURY - "Life Will Kill Ya" (2022)

 
Pandemic be damned, Chis Phinney and Ed Drury are going to make music no matter what! It's not like they have a choice, it's just something that has to be done! For me, this is a definitive piece for Chris and Ed, and it's like sitting on a beach in Kauai under a moonlit sky, and drinking a Mai-tai on Mars. The title is "Life Will Kill Ya," but as we all know it's death that kills us! I've told Chris many a time that I thought their songs were too long, but this one at eight minutes and thirteen seconds is actually too short. I could listen to this stuff all day long! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

CONGO BONGO - "Heaven Again" (2022)

 
John Sanders just added a new song to his Congo Bongo project, which is an ongoing exotica electronica dubwise recording and performance small mobile unit that you can find more about right here.  
This tune was all done by hand, and no computers were involved. 
John did everything on this particular piece, but other musicians who appeared on some of the other Congo Bongo recordings include percussionist Tony Gonzalez and keyboardist Nate Vinson. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

ROGER & JIM - "So You Say You Lost Your Baby" (2000)

 
In the year 2000 Rich Horton participated on a Gene Clark tribute album in a long-distance collaboration with his pal, Bill Retoff. They recorded the song "So You Say You Lost Your Baby," which is on one of Gene's solo albums. They called themselves "Roger & Jim" because when The Byrds first appeared, McGuinn was going by his birth name Jim, but later on started going by the name "Roger."
 
 
Rich laid down the guitar, drums, and backing vocals in Seattle, and Bill laid down his bass in Illinois with longtime band mate Dan McKenzie singing the lead. It's kind of a Byrdsy thing with a quasi-Buffalo Springfield-type guitar mash-up at the end.