Saturday, November 28, 2009

Donna the Buffalo


This band from upstate New York has been playing for 20 years now, bringing their eclectic collection of influences ranging from reggae to country and rock to zydeco, all with a helping of good old fiddle music, to crowds at music festivals around the world. This band is one a a growing number of bands which allow fans to video tape and record their concerts. Many of their concerts are available at Internet Archives for free downloading, all are authorized by the band.

Tonight I bring you a couple dozen selections, a cross section of their works.



Website
MySpace
Bio
Wiki
At Internet Archives - Free, band authorized, concert downloads.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Norton Buffalo
Gone to the Valley of the Moon



When I started this blog, little did I think I would be using it to say farewell to my favorite musicians. Here again tonight I have assembled a collection of one such performer:

Norton Buffalo, harmonica maestro with a sweet, sweet voice. A long time member of the Steve Miller Band, Norton also worked with many other artists and headed his own band, performing on over 180 record albums. He also teamed with and was good friends with slide guitar maestro Roy Rogers.

Norton passed away last Sunday of cancer at the age of 58. A great loss to us all.

In his memory, I have assembled a collection featuring a number of videos from an early performance with other songs with Roy Rogers and the Steve Miller Band. The last few videos are recent and express my feelings at his passing.



Website - not updated at this moment.
Bio
MySpace
Wiki

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Timothy Leary's Dead
No No-No
He's Outside Looking In

Grab your orange barrels, micro dots, window panes, buttons or 'shrooms and come along on a trip back through the 60's psychedelia!

Beware the brown acid!

Artists in order of performance:
Moody Blues, Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies, United States of America, Electric Prunes, Lollipop Shop, Pink Floyd, Hunger, Hawkwind, Mystic Siva, Rare Earth, Cynara, Mark Bolan, Hat & Tie, Flower Power, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Focus, Yardbirds, Jefferson Airplane, Beacon Street Union, Ultimate Spinach, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Crazy World of Arthur Brown,Tomorrow, Uriah Heep, Al Kooper Steven Stills Mike Bloomfield.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Richard Thompson



A founding member of Fairport Convention at the age of 17, Richard Thompson grew up in post WWII London in a musically rich environment. He excelled at guitar in high school and was noticed by American Producer Joe Boyd while playing with Fairport in the Soho district. Joe arraigned the band's first recording contract which produced the album Fairport Convention
in June of 1968.

Richard wrote and played for the band as it transformed from folk to folk-rock and worked on the first five studio albums before leaving the group to pursue a solo career which continues today.

Tonight I bring you 30 songs from Richard spanning his solo career and highlighting his magnificent guitar playing which at times sounds like two guitars at once, finishing with a heart-wrenching version of Hearbreak Hotel with Shawn Colvin and John Cale.

For those interested in more information on Richard be sure to see Solitary Life - a documentary on Richards history.



Website
Bio
Wiki
Richard Thompson WinAmp Page with a huge collection of videos

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

In Memoriam - Mary Travers 1936-2009

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I am deeply saddened by the loss of this most beautiful person. She will always be fondly remembered by me as if I knew her in person. Having played the music of PP&M for all these years it's as if there is some sort of connection.

So in Mary's memory I have reconstituted my previous PP&M show with updated song list and in the embedr format.

Mary we miss you!

Originally posted 8/23/08:

With subjects ranging from anti-war protest songs to songs of the human condition as well as comedy and children’s songs this trio rose to the top of the folk movement of the 60’s and early 70’s.

Founded in 1961 by Albert Grossman as a Folk Supergroup they released their first album the following year, quickly gaining a large following.

After salvaging an old record player from the dump, replacing a few obviously burned out resistors an one vacuum tube I headed down to the used record store. The first two albums I bought were Peter Paul & Mary’s first album titled simply “Peter, Paul and Mary” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changing”.

That was about 1965 and indeed things were A Changing!

After collecting several more of their first albums I bought the music books to go with them. With the records, the music books and an old f-hole Harmony guitar I taught myself how to play. I spent many hours playing along with the records and then without them. Eventually, in college, I was part of a folk group called Blue Laughter. We were together for about a year and a half and toured the college campuses around Wisconsin during that time, also giving shows at retirement homes and care centers. But as so often happens in bands, the ego problems of the founder got in the way and we broke up about a month before we were supposed to go tryout for a USO tour to Vietnam.

Alas, I stray, so here is tonight’s show, centered on their works from the early sixties through the mid eighties. But you won’t find any lost flowers or dope smoking dragons here! (I lied!)




PP&Website

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Fela Kuti


Born in Abeokuta, Nigeria on October 15th, 1938 as Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti this musician later changed his name to Fela Anikulapo Kuti, his middle name meaning "he who carries death in his pouch".
His first band, Koola Lobitos was formed in 1963 a large Jazz ensemble, combining the aspects of Jazz, Funk and African rhythms, the band had many configurations over the years. After an American tour in 1969 the band's name was changed to Afrika 70 with whom he recorded albums with Ginger Baker of Cream fame and Bobby Gass (Tench) formerly of the Jeff Beck Group during the early seventies. In 1981 he again changed the band's name to Egypt 80.
In his lifetime he put his mark on over 70 record albums.

As a human rights revolutionary he started his own political party, Movement Of The People, in protest of the kleptocracy in Nigeria. A staunch Polygamist he had his own compound called the
Kalakuta Republic in Lagos
where he declared independence from Nigeria and lived with his uncountable number of wives suffering constant harassment by the government.

A sufferer of AIDS Fela passed away August 2nd 1997 of heart failure.

Tonight I bring you two full concert performances from Fela, enjoy.



Unofficial Website
Wiki
MySpace Tribute Site

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Three Dog Night


As the story goes, indigenous Australians would lay down in a cavity in the ground while hugging a dingo. On colder nights it would take two dingos and three on the coldest nights.

Tonight's show is another tribute my my internet friend Big Dan who reminded me of this band and how much their music filled the air around me back in the late 60's. Listening to these videos as I was gathering them sent me down memory row!

Using the name Redwood they recorded some with Brian Wilson in 1967. Then changing their name to Three Dog Night after the afore mentioned legend, they landed a contract with Dunhill Records and their long successful run began.

Still performing today after a number of reincarnations they are still on a tour in 2009 and released their first studio album in over 30 years in 2007.

Tonight I start with a 1970's version of perhaps their most recognizable song followed by a number of 60's and 70's hits. I apologize for some of the video qualities of the early shows, but they are the best versions I could find - but then it's the music that matters.

Finishing up are a number of videos from their recent tours ending were it started with Mama's advice. Oh, there is a very special Encore as well!



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MySpace
Bio
Wiki

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fixing Cars

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Since I've spent the last two weekends working on broken cars instead of presenting you with new video shows, today I bring you songs about cars and of course some videos by The Cars.

We start off with a video depicting me and my wife's car and ends with the reason I work on my own cars. Sandwiched in between is a little something for everyone from many different genres.

So grab your wrenches and engine code readers, sit back and enjoy.



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Saturday, June 20, 2009

The B-52s

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Formed in 1976 as a New Wave Rock band this Athens Georgia group evolved into the "Ulitimate Party Band", blending the New Wave stylings with beat driven dance music. Whimsical in their late '50s - early 60's hairdos and clothes as well as their lyrics, they always make you feel upbeat.
They have recently released a new album titled "Funplex" and are currently on tour in th U.S. and Australia this winter.

Tonight I start with their work from the '70s and '80s and finish with several videos of there new work. Get on your dancing shoes!


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MySpace
Wiki

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lisa Lynne & Andreas Vollenweider


Tonight I bring you the unique sounds of the Celtic Harp. Ranging from peaceful wanderings to upbeat rock influenced interpretations it has been used in a wide variety instances.

First up tonight is Lisa Lynne. Lisa began her performing career in various rock bands playing guitar, mandolin and introducing the Celtic harp into the mix. Later she directed her efforts mainly to the harp and its more classic usage. She has worked with the City of Hope National Cancer Center in Los Angeles as musician-in-residence integrating music into the treatment programs and later formed her own recording company “Lavender Sky Music”.

Following Lisa is Andreas Vollenweider. Andreas’ style is more energetic, bordering on jazz and rock but keeping a classical edge to it. Playing an electrified harp of his own design, this Swiss musician has sold over ten million albums in his twenty year career.
A follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Andreas is an outspoken Pacifist and critic of the Iraq war.

Tonight I begin with a number of contemporary pieces by Lisa. Then I pick up the pace with two of Lisa’s early works. The first of those is a 1983 performance on a local TV station music show where she performs in a band called Brazil. This band was formed with several musicians she met at a Renaissance Fair. (Check out the hairdos!) The second piece is her graduation performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood California in 1989.

Andreas then picks up with a number of works from throughout his career finishing with several of Andreas’ tunes someone has set to scenes from the movie Whale Rider – the story of the coming of age of a young Maori girl.



Lisa Lynne
Website
MySpace
Wiki

Andreas Wollenweider
Website
Wiki
MySpace (Unofficial)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Derek Trucks Band



Named after the Eric Clapton/Duane Allman band Derek and the Dominoes, Derek Trucks picked up a cheap guitar at the age of nine and by the age 11 was performing on stage with his uncle Butch Tucks, drummer for the Allman Brothers Band. Derek went on to form his own band by the time he was 12.

At the age of twelve he also began sitting in with such greats as Buddy Guy and the Allman Brothers. After touring with the Allmans for a number of years he finally became an official member in 1999 and still performs with them as well as with his own band.

Master of the slide guitar Derek was named by Rolling Stone magazine as the youngest player to reach the 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" at the number 81 position.

Tonight I start the show with a couple of videos from when he was 11 followed by a short interview then some numbers from when he was 15. After that there is no particular order. Also included are several pieces performed with his wife Susan Tedeschi.

Crank it up to 11 and groove on some delicious blues in the brand spankin’ new video player!

[clicking on the video will take you to the video's YouTube page]Build your own custom video playlist at embedr.com


Website
Bio
MySpace
Wiki
At Internet Archives

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

................NOW FEATURING!...............

NEW PLAYER!
(Conversion from Splashcast underway -
older shows will update as time allows.)

NEW LARGER FORMAT
[ht/Agent 99]

DIRECT LINKING TO YOUTUBE!
(Click main image in new video player)

OTHER VIDEO SOURCES!
(Researching - send your suggestions)
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SPLASHCAST DEMISE - OLDER VIDEOS BROKEN
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Rosenberg Trio


Today I'm taking the quick and easy way out. Just one video this week, but it is an entire concert. The Rosenberg trio is comprised of three Dutch musicians, brothers Nous'che and Nonnie Rosenberg and their cousin Stochelo Rosenberg. Their Gypsy Jazz stylings are heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt. In this show they are joined by Bireli Lagrene and Christian Escoude.



Website
Bio
MySpace
Wiki

Video at Google

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Residents



This band has been around for over 35 years yet I only recently came across them. Certainly it has to do with the ridiculous way that American radio stations choose their playlists. Music like this would never make it on the air. Quirky, odd, strange? I don’t exactly know how to peg it, but this stuff is great!

Tonight the show begins with a documentary hosted by Penn and Teller. Once the initial biographical information is presented this documentary contains many of their videos and much music with occasional biographical comments.
Following the documentary is a 2003 concert from Oslo in four parts, a number of other live performances then culminating in a couple of animated videos.
I dedicate this to my good friend, the illustrious, incorruptible, esteemed, flying swine tracking flu finder, Agent 99



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MySpace

Wiki

Fan Site

Discography


Now - Access videos at YouTube directly by clicking on video

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Rolling Stones


Since last week, I featured the Beatles, this week I bring you another headliner of the 1960’s British Invasion. The bad boys of rock, with their music based heavily in the blues, introduced an air of sex and sin to the forefront of the music scene. Mick Jagger's stage antics and attire make Elvis Presley look like a choir boy!

The other night my 18 year old daughter and I were watching a Stones' concert on TV. Mick was wearing a football uniform, the pants of which were laughingly stuffed. Her comparisons to how the pants look on football players had me rolling on the floor laughing. Her final conclusion was that he needed to get some new pants.

Tonight’s show is dedicated to my wife’s friend, a Rolling Stone fanatic, who noted the lack of Stones here.

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones


Website

MySpace

Bio

Wiki

Fan Club


Now - Access videos at YouTube directly by clicking on video

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Robert Fripp



Ever since the first time I heard King Crimson I have been a huge fan of Robert Fripp.
Listed as one of the top guitarists, his Avant-garde, cutting edge, progressive styling was music to my heart.

Beginning his career with a backup group called The League of Gentlemen, he performed behind many American singers who were touring Europe. Soon he formed a band with Michael and Pete Giles, releasing one album under the name of Giles, Giles & Fripp. After the release of The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp, Fripp and Michael Giles (drums, percussion) were joined by Ian McDonald (flute, clarinet, sax, vibe, keyboards, mellotron, vocals), Gregg Lake (bass guitar, lead vocals) forming King Crimson, releasing their first album, In the Court of the Crimson King, in 1969

Over the ensuing years, until the band was disbanded for the first time in 1974, King Crimson saw many changes in personnel, but Robert Fripp was the mainstay in the band.

Robert has also worked with other artists such as Brian Eno, Darryl Hall (Hall & Oates), Andy Summers (The Police), David Syvian (the band Japan) and Peter Gabriel (early Genesis and solo carrier).

Along with his progressive rock and jazz work Robert also has another forte, Frippertronics. Using tape looping and other electronic effects he produces ambient soundscapes which can take you drifting off into space. He is also know as a gifted speaker.

Tonight, after this long break waiting for Splashcast to settle down, I bring you the sounds of Robert Fripp, in chronological order [kind of]. The show is divided into two parts tonight – the first being his rock styling and the second Frippertronics




Website

Bio

Myspace

Speaking Engagements

Wiki

Now - Access videos at YouTube directly by clicking on video

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Radio Players



RADIO PLAYERS

From


New features at the Vault:


The lists of previous shows have been modified. The "Latest Format" videos are either YouTube or EmbedR Playlists and are in working order. Occasionally YouTube pulls a video and the player may need intervention to get past the missing video. Let me know if you find such broken links and I will remove the bad link.

The "Older Format" video shows are individual videos on one page and do not stream.

SplashCast formatted shows no longer play, however most of them contain links to the videos they were based on therefore I'm keeping the list on the sidebar. My plan is to gradually recreate these shows in the newer formats.

Finally the Wolfgang's Vault player has been removed due to the fact that they began requiring registration at their site making the links redirect to their sign in page.

I am looking for another player to take its place.
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Update - Shows newly revived from SplashCast:

Alan Parsons' Liberty Concert, Comedy

Shows whose artists works have been pulled from YouTube:

Allman Brothers, Babe Ruth, Colosseum & Blodwyn Pig, Badfinger, Bob Dylan

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Previous Concerts from Wolfgang's Vault

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Jimmy Hendrix - Winterland 10/10/1968 - Late Show

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Fillmore East 03/06/1970 - Early Show

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OOPS - I thought this was working until I tried it when I wasn't logged in at Wolfgang's site.

If you follow the link below, register, and log in - this works. It's free and they don't span you beyond a weekly email with the weeks featured videos.

In the meantime I'm looking for something else to put here.




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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Broken



Currently SplashCast is broken. If you see anything at all where the video is supposed to be, you will receive a message saying the video is no longer available. This is occurring with the videos in the SplashCast format. There seems to be a problem with SplashCast and a format change at YouTube.

The newest videos in the YouTube Playlist format and the older YouTube collections are still working.

Stay tuned....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Donovan


Tonight I take you on a trip back to the Summer of Love with the musings of this Scottish born minstrel and to his resurgence of late. I have fond memories of these songs playing out of my stereo on warm summer evenings.

His songs, although silly at times, were an expression of life at the time. They spoke of love and peace during a tumultuous time.

Recently, as noted on his rather minimal website, he has decided come back into the public view and has just wrapped up a tour.

Tonight I present Donovan Leitch…


Website

Bio

Wiki


Direct links to the individual videos:

Mellow Yellow

Sunshine Superman

Hurdy Gurdy Man

Happiness Runs

Atlantis

Jennifer Juniper

Lalena

Lady of the Stars

Universal Soldier 10

Catch The Wind

Turquoise

Isle of Islay

Blackbird

Reflection on a Summer’s Day

Ballad of a Crystal Man

Guinevere

Cosmic Wheels / Maria Magenta / The Pee Song / Mellow Yellow

There is a Mountain

Season of the Witch 20

Two Lovers

Time is on the Run – with Jennifer Warnes

I Love My Shirt – with The Smothers Brothers

Those Were the Days – with The Smothers Brothers

Lassie Lay Down

The Actor

Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

The Illusion

Josie

Donna Donna

Wear Your Love Like Heaven

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Alison Krauss


This lady has perhaps the most beautiful voice in music these days. Be it Country or Blue Grass, Irish or Spirituals, Classical or Rock she can sure deliver. I fell in love with her voice the first time I heard her. She is also one heck of a fiddle player too!

Here is a collection of her works beginning with some of her Country and Blue grass pieces followed by excursions into to other genre. Then I offer a short documentary on the production of her recent collaboration with Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant followed by a number of fan videos from their concert tour this past fall.




Website

Bio

Wiki

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Website


Direct links to the individual videos:
Sawing on the Strings

When You Say Nothing At All

The Lucky One

Missing You – with John Waite

Whiskey Lullaby

Stay

Ghost in This House

Restless

Baby Now That I Found You

Cluck Old Hen – with Sierra Hull

The Boxer - with Shawn Colvin & Jerry Douglas

Molly Ban – with The Chieftains

Slumber My Darling – with Yo Yo Ma

The Wexford Carol – with Yo Yo Ma

Behind the scenes, Robert Plant and Alison Krause – Raising Sand

The Battle of Evermore

Please Read the Letter

Trampled Rose

Black Country Woman

When the Levee Breaks

Black Dog

I’m In the Mood

Killing the Blues

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Joni Mitchell



Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest song writers ever, Canadian songstress Joni Mitchell is indeed my favorite female performer.

With a start in the ‘60s folk scene she has had a long prolific carrier exploring not only the folk genre but jazz and rock as well. Whether singing a capella or accompanying herself on dulcimer or guitar, her sweet voice delivers songs of life and heartfelt tribulations. Although probably best known for her music she considers herself a painter first and musician second.

Tonight I offer a collection of live performances ranging from solo performances, collaborations with other artists and her full band. At the end is an interview from 2007 in which she discusses several of her projects of that time.




Website

Bio

Wiki

Direct links to the individual videos:

California

Cactus Tree

My Old Man

For Free

Big Yellow Taxi

Both Sides Now

Night Ride Home

Carey

Help Me

Long Black Veil – with Johnny Cash

Coyote

The Circle Game

Amelia

Free Man in Paris

Urge for Going

Woodstock

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

The Fiddle and the Drum

Magdalene Laundries

Chelsea Morning

Raised on Robbery

Edith and the Kingpin

Just Like This Train

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Shadows and Light – with The Persuasions

Why do Fools fall in Love – with The Persuasions

Harry’s House

The Gallery

Trouble Man

Furry Sings the Blues

Goodbye Blue Sky – with Pink Floyd

How Do You Stop

Moon at the Window

Interview

Monday, February 9, 2009

SplashCast Reprieve

SplashCast, after an overwhelming response from its users, has relented. Although they will not be issuing any more new free memberships, they are preserving the free membership of those currently registered with the site.
Therefore I will not have to convert the existing videos in the SplashCast format. I will continue using the YouTube playlist format here due to its ease of use, but I will continue with SplashCast at my other blogs.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

John Butler Trio


Born in Torrance, California, John moved to Australia at the age of eleven. At the age of 16 he began to learn guitar and was rewarded with his grandfathers 1930s dobro.

By the middle of his first year at Perth’s Curtain University he released a cassette tape of his music. Studying to be an art teacher, he dropped out after the first year to pursue a career in music.

If it has strings, this guy can play it. A blend of acoustic and electric roots/jam these guys can really put on a show.

Tonight I start with all but 3 songs from their concert at Federation Square, Melbourne April 5th 2007 and finish with a number of other finds.



Website

Bio

MySpace

Wiki


Direct links to the individual videos:
Introduction

Zebra

Daniella

Fire in the Sky

Better Than

Used to get High

Gov Did Nothing

Losing You

Ocean

Good Excuse

Peaches and Cream

Funky Tonight

Groovin’ Slowly – Fatherhood Festival

Devil Running – Perth Concert Hall

Treat Yo Mama – Wave Aid

Message in a Bottle

What You Want – Live Harmony in Bohn

Satisfy – Wercher Belgium

Wrong Way Going Down a One Way Road – Unlisted Venue

Good as Gone – Unlisted Venue

Get Up Stand Up – Unlisted Venue

Take – Studio 22

Oldman - au Grand Rex

Company SinSydney Opera House

CarolineBerlin

Nowhere Man – Rivera Theater, Chicago

SatisfyCoachella, CA.

Home is where the Heart is

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Splashcast Demise


Today, when I signed in to SplashCast to start a new show, I was greeted with the message that SplashCast was discontinuing the service I have been using for the last 13 months. I don't have time to download all of the shows I've created in that time period so I'm afraid they will be lost.

I will try to restore them if I can find another suitable service. In the meantime I'm afraid all of the shows in the "New Format" will be going dark.

PLEASE lend a hand - go to SplashCast and put in your 2 cents worth in the comment section at the bottom of this article!


Beyond that I'm not sure how I will continue this website. Posting individual videos as I did early on proved cumbersome for my viewers with slow connections as the page loading time was extensive. That is where SplashCast shined.

Ironic that I should find this on the 50th anniversary of The Day The Music Died!

Update: 2/4/09 My dear friend Agent 99 has given me a solution to this dilemma so I will continue this endeavor with the Youtube Playlist format. An example can be found here

Update #2: 2/5/09 It looks like Big Dan and I got SplashCast to reconsider. They are now giving us at least a 90 day reprieve with the possibility of a subscription type service. This should give me time to convert the SplashCast shows to the Youtube format without any interruptions or blackouts.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Radiohead


Tonight I offer up something for all the head bangers out there.
Originally formed under the name On Friday while they were in high school in 1985 these guys from Oxfordshire England played local gigs until they went off to college.
Upon graduation they regrouped and joining the indie scene began performing again and started recording demos which soon caught the eyes of various record labels.

In 1991 bass guitarist Collin Greenwood met EMI representative Keith Wozencroft at the record shop where Greenwood worked. This lead to a six album contract late that year.

At the request of EMI the band changed its name to Radiohead as inspired by the title song of the Talking Heads True Stories album.

Here then is Radiohead, live in Glastonbury, 2003.



Website

MySpace

Wiki

Full Concert with download link

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jesse Colin Young


First, with the Youngbloods, and later as a solo artist, Jesse Colin Young has had a long productive career. With his heartfelt lyrics and sweet tenor voice he has produced over 20 albums, half of which were in the 70’s and 80’s.

Tonight I offer a collection of the few live performances I could find plus a number of slide shows utilizing the recorded music. I begin with several live performances of the Youngbloods followed by a number of Jesse’s live performances. The last half are slide shows ending with the song Get Together backing a slide show of the current condition – as poignant today as it was in 1967 when it was first released.

Website

MySpace

Wiki


Direct links to the individual videos:

The Youngbloods

Tears are Falling

Ride the Wind

Grizzly Bear


Jesse Colin Young

Ridgetop

When the Sun Goes Down

Darkness, Darkness

Little Grass Shack

4 in the Morning


Slide Shows

Euphoria Youngbloods

Reason to Believe Youngbloods

Sugar Babe

Song for Julia

Sunlight

Miss Hesitation

T-Bone Shuffle

Rye Whiskey

Before You Came

You Gotta Fix It

Let's Get Together

Saturday, January 3, 2009

World Liberty Concert
Alan Parsons & Friends


The World Liberty Concert was held on 8 May 1995 and commemorated the 50th anniversary of VE-Day, the liberation of Europe. The venue for the concert was Arnhem, the Netherlands, near the John Frost bridge, the bridge immortalized in the film `A Bridge Too Far'. The idea for the WLC was conceived by 25 year old Dutchman Arno Geul, who, at an early stage, decided Alan Parsons was the perfect Musical Director for the show. Apart from (not entirely live) performances of the Alan Parsons Band (with Chris Thompson and Mick Mullins on vocals), Candy Dulfer (sax), Art Garfunkel, UB40 and many others (including an 80 piece orchestra and a local choir), the show consists of military parades, airshows and a narration by Walter Cronkite, the legendary war correspondent and later news anchorman. The Alan Parsons Band performed a number of well-known songs (Sirius/Breakaway, Old and Wise, The Gold Bug, Sirius/Eye in the Sky) plus some new material commissioned for the show (among which White Dawn) and also accompanied Dulfer, Joe Cocker and Art Garfunkel on their segments. The show was televised live in 40 countries, was attended by approximately 85.000 people and is about two hours long.

For this evening's show I have collected what I could find from the concert and have tried to assemble it in something resembling chronological order. Being unable to find a set list of the show I had to take my best guess with the videos which had no narration. The only full version of the concert I could find was a Torrent download, but at 4 GB it was far too large for Splashcast.



Alan Parsons

Website

Bio

Wiki

Alan Parsons’ Project

Website

Bio

Wiki



Direct links to the individual videos:

Overture

Let the Healing Begin – Joe Cocker

Sirius => Breakaway

The Gold Bug

True Colors – Cindy Lauper

Julia Says – Wet Wet Wet

Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet

I Can’t Make You Love Me – Candy Dulfer

Old and Wise

White Dawn

Sirius => Eye in the Sky

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Art Garfunkel

You’re the Voice