Saturday, February 18, 2006


Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" was an event for me when I saw it around 1985 on VHS. The notion of a sort of dream seen as a film was fairly new to me. I didn't always understand what I saw in the film, but it had a visual attitude that I could relate to. The dark cartoonish fantasy atmosphere with odd bursts of humor and violence spoke to me like no other film I'd seen. Watching it again recently I found myself laughing more than I had previously. This movie is odd, folks. We're lucky to have guys like Terry Gilliam in Hollywood taking chances. The soundtrack is cool. Micheal Kamen (rest in peace) sounds like he had fun with it. The usual tasters... Central Services / The Office- Michael Kamen and The National Philharmonic Orchestra (3.2 MB) Bachianos Brazil Samba- Michael Kamen and The National Philharmonic Orchestra (4.9 MB)
or the enire thing... Brazil Motion Picture Soundtrack (62.7 MB WINRAR file from RAPIDSHARE) The usual bits from the film.... Singing Telegram- from "Brazil""What a pathetic creature I am!"- from "Brazil" "What have you done with his body?!!!??"- from "Brazil" The making of "Brazil" was as dramatic and agonizing as any other Terry Gilliam project. This one produced a nasty public fued between Terry and the Studio Executives at Universal, particularly a Mr. Sid Sheinberg. Here's some clips from an interview that was conducted in 1985 by Jack Mathews. We have a unique portrait of the kind of men who run Hollywood. Interview With Sid Sheinberg 1985 Part 1 (5.6 MB) Interview With Sid Sheinberg 1985 Part 2 (2.8 MB)
I can't resist adding some Python....
The Background To History- Monty Python (12 MB) This is a medley of tunes by WILSON SIMONAL and in there you can hear a snatch of good ole "Brazil".. Na Baixa Do Sapateiro/Aquerela Do Brasil/Terra Seca- Wilson Simonal (4.1 MB)
In the film "Brazil" we have several scenes with the Marx Brothers on the telly in the background. The movie they show is "The Cocoanuts", their very first feature. More on the Marx Brothers on another day. Until then, how about some snippets from "Cocoanuts"...... "We want money!"- from "The Cocoanuts" (4.8 MB) "I want my shirt!"- from "The Cocoanuts" (2 MB)

Micheal Carvin

This album is only drums. 1 drumset. 1 performance. A guy who used to own the local record store gave it to me. He was really into obscure new music and figured I would like it. He was right. Now I'm giving it to you. Tasters.... Being Born- Micheal Carvin (9.4 MB) Rhythm-A-Ning- Micheal Carvin (4.3 MB) Love Is The Key- Micheal Carvin (19.7 MB)
Or take it all,baby Micheal Carvin/Drum Concerto At Dawn (72 MB WINRAR file from RAPIDSHARE)

Friday, February 17, 2006

Neil Young & Sonic Youth

I guess it was about 1991 when I went to see Neil Young & Sonic Youth in Portland, Maine. Sonic Youth (& Social Distortion) opened for Neil and the audience was not amused. I had the feeling that alot of the crowd around me were praying to the Lord Jesus that Sonic Youth would end and Neil would do "Horse With No Name" (because they still thought he did that song). It was great. One woman behind me had her head buried in her man's armpit when Sonic Youth played 10 minutes of feedback at the end of their set. I was pleased when Neil released "Arc" which consisted of 1 long noise improv song filled with feedback and wails.
Arc- Neil Young & Crazy Horse (51 MB) Sonic Death - Early Sonic - 1981-1983 Side Two (41.6 MB)

Cold War Christians Part 1: John Noble

There are lots of freaky Christian records out there. They seem to be in every Goodwill and Salvation Army in the world. I have way too many of these. Often times the Christian Doctrine is mixed with Anti-Communist ranting. Here's a great one. John Noble has good reason to hate the commies because he was taken prisoner by them. He goes into all the lurid detail of being a prisoner in Siberia. It's actually a pretty interesting story peppered with propaganda and Christian hoo ha....

password: TITS
    John Noble Slave I.E.241 [FLAC]
{Re-Uploaded August 18, 2012}

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Bap-Tizum

This album would have to be on the top of the charts if I had the way of things. Maybe that's one of the reasons why I have CHASRADIO. Absolutely perfect. You must listen to from start to finish. This is taken from my import CD, but I also have the vinyl so I put up a scan for scans sake.
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago Bap-Tizum [FLAC]  password: TITS
{Re-Uploaded August 21, 2012}

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sun Ra

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

St. Valentines Day Massacre

I can never keep up with the latest dances
Prince went way overboard with this one. He got his new friend Kim Basinger to moan and breathe and say funny things like "I can't help it" in whispery tones. "Scandalous" is presented here in 3 parts. The 2nd part "The Passion" is my favorite. It's a got the song done with a slick gospel answer vocal. This was a song that Prince co-wrote with his father. All of these tracks are out of print except "When 2 R In Love", but I think I may have heard some new ramblings in there somewhere.
Scandalous - The Crime- Prince (featuring Kim Basinger)(9.4 MB) Scandalous - The Passion- Prince (featuring Kim Basinger) (9.2 MB) Scandalous - The Rapture- Prince (featuring Kim Basinger)(9.4 MB)Sex "the 80's are over and the time has come 4 monogamy and trust"- Prince (10.3 MB) When 2 R In Love- Prince (6 MB)
Take these 2 rarities which I love very much. Love Or Money- Prince (5 MB) Witness For The Prosecution- Prince (4 MB)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Avant Garde

It took me a minute to acknowledge what I saw on the cover of this "Top Ten Barbershop Quartets Of 1969" record. There it was, 5th place medalists from Skokie Valley, Illinois- AVANT GARDE! Turns out these guys had the best track on the album. They have a fairly dramatic approach to the Barbershop Quartet genre. Where are they now?
If You Had All The World And It's Gold- Avant Garde (FLAC)
{Re-Uploaded August 21, 2012}