Monday, May 25, 2009

Ruhtf: Paul Weller's birthday



In honour of Mr. Weller's birthday, "Leafy Mysteries" on Conan O'Brian:



The picture above is taken in the kitchen of House Of Blues Anaheim. Please note his lit cigarette, and my dog Hawk. When his sister Nicky got him for me, he mumbled something in cockney while pointing to Hawk. I asked him to repeat it twice, and then just laughed and said "yeah".

RUHtF: Sex Pistols on Leno

Here's a video I unearthed on my drive:

video

Looking older, but still vital.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

RUHtF: The Saints - "I'm Stranded"


One of the great lost underappreciated unrecognized punk bands...UK had the Sex Pistols "Anarchy In The UK" and the
Damned "New Rose", US had "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "Beat on The Brat", Australia had...The Saints - "(I'm) Stranded"



A friend sent me a video of an interview with the lead singer, and I'm listening to their live album is on my ipod...so I figured I would put them up here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

RUHtF: Melinda Jones does John Lennon's "Imagine"

The amazing vocal talent of Melinda Jones on display in her cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine":


As a bonus b-side...her song, Marlboro Man:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

RuHtf: COED at Club LaVeLee


This is a cool treat I just found on my hard drive that is extremely rare. I don't believe this recording exists anywhere else... so you're going to have to appreciate the lo-fi recording quality. For gosh sakes... it was done on iPod with a microphone attached. The microphone is really to be used for voice recording or lectures. However, I whipped it out for this one-of-a-kind performance. The band (the "COED" stands for Chronicles Of Every Diva) is made up of Sheila E., Kat Dyson, Rhonda Smith... all of them somehow related to to the Prince camp. This was Feb 6, 2006. Also in attendance were Lynn Mabry and Rachel Ferrel. Finally, Wendy and Lisa jumped up for a few songs. Wendy even yelled out "Alright Larry!" during "Mountains" (for those keeping score, it's at 1:17:32). Without further adieu, here it is in all its lo-fi glory:

Monday, May 4, 2009

RuHtf: Wendy & Lisa talk shop at USC



This is way cool. I woulda been if I had transportation. Luckily, it was filmed and posted on You Tube.
Wendy & Lisa talk about the art of song:



And in case you've never seen it, I recorded Wendy & Lisa at the Apple Store:




yeah...it's small.

While you're at it, buy their brilliant new recording:
White Flags of Winter Chimneys

Sunday, May 3, 2009

RuHtf: KSCA 101.9's final days documented on L.A. TV

I discovered two more videos I have from that sad period when KSCA went off the air.

Ch 5 documenting the last day, part 1:


and 2:


Midnight vigil a week before (you can play "Spot the YellowRoomer")


Here's tea and me featured making out on TV at the Farewell concert.