We lost what could not be disputed as a popular entertainer. Here at RUHtF, we'll post our tribute as only we now how...with John Oswald's re-imagining of "Bad" as "Dab". Oswald trades in an art he calls Plunderphonic, the practice of taking pop song, mixing them up, cutting them up, slowing them up and speeding them down and Making them only slightly recognizable to their legitimate "parent(s)" song(s). he can take three recognizable drumbeats from a song and make a five-minute song of those. Just enough to know where it came from, but drastically different to enjoy it in a different light. In "Dab", he takes Michael Jackson's "Bad" and chops it up, spins it around, speeds and slows it, and reverses it... walking on a very fine copyright tight rope. It's a really great album and good luck finding it on CD...however some of his stuff is downloadable here
I edited the picture, because it contains a graphic some would consider "vulgar", and RUHtF is a "family" site...one that you would send your mother to, if she was cool (i've sent my mother).
This is not for the faint of ear...so if you need your music straight, put on Michael. If you like it, dig further on John Oswald. You'll like his re-imagining of "Hello, I Love You" as '"O'Hell", Zeppelin in the song "Power", James Brown with "Brown" and every recorded James Brown yelp in one 3 minute 57 song, Metallica mixed with Queen in "2net"...you get the idea...get thee to Plunderphonics to hear what I am talking about
This is the inaugural edition of a feature on RUHtF i'm lovingly calling "Jonesy's iPod". Now that the Southern California airwaves are desolate once again with the shutting down on Indie 103.1 (the terrestrial version), I have decided it's time to start posting bits and pieces I have recorded. I have what I consider to be the largest collection of Jonesy's Jukebox shows. I'm going through them...a tdious task, but i'm cataloging all the special guests he's had, and will be posting some select shows, interviews, covers, and whistles that I find.
This will be a constant work in progress.
Here's the first..the great interview he did with Paul McCartney. There's a minor technical glitch in the middle, but they pick up on the other end of the track they play.
In the 90's, my brother and I had a radio show called The Bro Show. We had some great guests come up to the studio and play. Here's The legendary Cadillac Tramps. They are playing tomorrow night in Fullerton for free at the Slide Bar. I suggest you go if you can.
I haven't seen/heard this anywhere, which is surprising because it was streamed online, and anyone with a passing knowledge of how to work a computer could have recorded it. I had vision and captured it..sadly, I did so with my FM transmitter and about 3 songs sound REALLY crappy because of poor reception. I cut those out of this stream. Enjoy!
This one truly deserves to be filed under "you-must-see-it-with-your-own-eyes-to-believe-it-cause-my-description-doesn't-come-close-to-doing-it-justice".
The Fall came stateside a few years back and being the Fall fanatic I am, I saw them every Southern California opportunity (and San Diego). I had never heard of the opening act... but what I saw I was not prepared for.
The Fall's equipment was all set up on the stage... and some guy came out holding an Apple laptop, set it down, opened it up, hooked it up... and began his show. I was expecting, as the rest of the audience probably was, techno music to start pulsating from his laptop. However, what we saw was what shall follow in this post.
When I tried to explain to people what I saw the next day my words could not describe it. He picks a single syllable, single beat, a single picture, and proceeds to loop it ad nauseum. Needless to say, I, and the rest of the audience, sat there stunned with our mouths agape. Luckily, I had my digital camera and captured part of this performance, once I realized I would not be able to properly describe this the next day. I did the shooting, ergo the shaky picture.
If you don't "get it", don't worry... it's not to be gotten, like any good abstract art.
I have been looking for this for a long time now. I recorded this when it was broadcast April 23 of last year... but I named the file with a name that I wouldn't have gone looking for. On a whim, I looked up the date this concert was and looked on my drive for files that date... and lo and behold, it was there!
I've looked on the web and nowhere else can this be found so once again this is a truly rare item, of the like ou'll only find here on RUHtF. Mind you, the award show was really lame and the audio quality is less than stellar... but as any good bootleg, at least it exists.
So now for your enjoyment I give you the godlike geniuses (as deemed by NME... I doubt any American entity would bestow this honor on them)...JANE'S ADDICTION!