Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Brains of Biafra, Part I

Links re-upped at 128 kbps - 4/24/07. Thanks for the suggestion! Please report any broken links.

Jello Biafra - No More Cocoons [1987]
(Spoken word album #1)

Disc 1
Mp3, Stereo, 128 kbps, 57 MB

1. Message From Our Sponsor
2. Soundbite - Jaw One / The Prosecutor Speaks
3. Mild Kingdom
4. Soundbite - Jaw Two
5. Vietnam Never Happened
6. What Reagan Didn't Know
7. May All Your Dreams Be Wonderful
8. Soundbite - Jaw Three
9. Urinalysis Is Freedom
10. Names For Bands (New Improved Version)

Disc 2
Mp3, Stereo, 128 kbps, 42.1 MB

1. Talk On Censorship / Letter To Tipper Gore
2. Why I'm Glad The Space Shuttle Blew Up
3. Fuck Facts!
4. Stars & Stripes Of Corruption

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I don't really care for Joe Rogan, but here is a good example of how to put the self-righteous in their place. (5:17 min. / NSFW)

Monday, March 26, 2007

A Spring In Your Step To Match The Air

Links re-upped 1/31/09.

Please say thanks and please report any broken links.

Frank Sinatra - Ring-A-Ding-Ding! [1960]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 61.9 MB

1. Ring-A-Ding-Ding
2. Let's Fall In Love
3. Be Careful, It's My Heart
4. A Foggy Day
5. A Fine Romance
6. In The Still Of The Night
7. The Coffee Song
8. When I Take My Sugar To Tea
9. Let's Face The Music & Dance
10. You'd Be So Easy To Love
11. You & The Night & The Music
12. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Frank Sinatra - Swing Along With Me [1962]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 67 MB

1. Falling In Love With Love
2. The Curse Of An Aching Heart
3. Don't Cry Joe
4. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
5. Love Walked In
6. Granada
7. I Never Knew
8. Don't Be That Way
9. Moonlight On The Ganges
10. It's A Wonderful World
11. Have You Met Miss Jones?
12. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You

This keeps getting pulled off YouTube. Here's a link to the two videos of director David O. Russell and actress Lily Tomlin going insane during the filming of I Heart Huckabees.

Mash-up movie trailer: The Beatles vs. George Romero. (2:25 min. / SFW)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Contenders & Pretenders

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With his shaggy-bowl haircut, thrift store clothing and indie-pop musical interludes, Demetri Martin has become the comic-du-jour for many twentysomething hipsters. Of course, many in the hip underground (or whatever it's called these days) don't know much about stand-up comedy albums. Quite often, those quick to tell you that "Demetri Martin is an absolute genius" usually only possess a knowledge of stand-up comedy that is limited to a few mp3 files of Bill Hicks on one of his usual "I-Hate-Everything!" rants. Those quick to crown Demetri Martin are probably not familiar with Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor or Sam Kinison. Martin is a smart comic, but he isn't the pioneer of his style.

The talents for which Martin is receiving so many accolades for were first delivered much better more than 20 years ago from Steven Wright. To this day, Wright remains the King of Dead-Pan One-Liners. Strangely enough, Wright has only released one album, I Have A Pony, in 1985. Wright does a good job of showing how the Dead-Pan One-Liners are really done.

Steven Wright - I Have A Pony [1985]
Mp3, Stereo, 128 kbps, 38.2 MB

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Demetri Martin - These Are Jokes [2006]
Mp3, Stereo, 192 kbps, 97.4 MB

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The Gipper was a pimp! Who knew? (57 seconds / SFW)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

This Blog Has Been Attacked

As a couple of others have reported on their blogs, someone is on the hunt and deleting tons of links. It seems everything on my blog has been removed. I've been hearing about some guy named "Hanzsun" who apparently goes around deleting everyone else's stuff in hopes of boosting traffic at his own site. That's pathetic. Jeez, I don't even have a lot of stuff here!

Stay tuned. In the meantime, if there is such a "Hanzsun"...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

This Is Some Serious Music

Links re-upped 4/16/07.

The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions was recorded in the Spring of 1961, and it remains John Coltrane's only flirtation with orchestral jazz (a 17-piece orchestra). Arranged by Coltrane's then-alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy, this is still one of the most overlooked Coltrane releases, and its full of hints as to where Coltrane was about to venture musically. It's both fast and slow, loud and soft, elevating and enervating. But most of all - this is seriously busy and often dark.

Let My Children Hear Music is regarded by Charles Mingus as his own favorite album. By 1972, Mingus was miles away from the fast hard-bop of his early years and was now almost exclusively devoted to orchestral jazz. This is an album ripe with themes of death and things-gone-wrong, and its use of a string section is still rare by today's standards.

John Coltrane - The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions [1961]

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Disc 1
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 96.9 MB
1. Greensleeves (10:01)
2. Song of the Underground Railroad (6:44)
3. Greensleeves [alternate take] (10:53)
4. The Damned Don't Cry (7:35)
5. AFrica [first version] (14:07)

Disc 2
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 94.4 MB
1. Blues Minor (7:23)
2. Africa [alternate take] (16:06)
3. Africa (16:29)

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music [1972]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 122.4 MB

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1. The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo
3. Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too
4. Taurus In The Arena Of Life
5. Hobo Ho
6. The Chill Of Death
7. The I Of Hurricane Sue

Attention all Karate Kid fans! You will just love this music video, even though the actual music is quite bad (I've never heard of this band). How did they get all these actors together again? The cameo at the end of the video is the best part of it. (7:44 min / SFW)