Archive for September, 2009

KFAI Fall Pledge Drive 2009

September 29, 2009


You can help keep independent radio alive! Just click here.

Image is from the vintage photography site Shorpy.

LP Covers: Global Tour part 3

September 21, 2009


Images are from various locales including eBay auctions and such lovely sites as Loronix, Music From The Third Floor, LP Cover Lover, This Isn’t Happiness and others (if I’ve missed you let me know!).

(related posts: Record Covers: Global Tour, LP Covers: Global Tour part 2, Asian Pop Record Covers, 78 RPM Record Labels, 78 RPM Record Labels part 2, Vintage Jazz Record Covers, More Vintage Jazz Record Covers, BYG Actuel Jazz LP Covers, Brazilian LP Covers, More Brazilian LP Covers, Reggae 45s, Reggae 45s Part 2, LP Cover Bonanza)

20 Shots: A Canterbury Tale (1944)

September 14, 2009


“I’ll believe that when I see a halo around my head.”

Global Beat, KFAI 09/09/09

September 9, 2009


I was joined in Studio 4  today by Rob Simonds of The Cedar and we had a chance to talk about The Cedar’s 2009 – 2010 season, in particular about the upcoming Global Roots Festival in late September which features a ridiculously diverse and wonderful roster of artists including Os Mutantes  (above, in 1968), BLK JKS from South Africa, Forro In The Dark and Huun Huur Tu with Carmen Rizzo. We also heard tracks from Tony Allen, Dennis Brown, Puerto Plata, Ted Curson and many others. The show is available for 2 weeks by visiting the KFAI site where I’ve also posted the playlist (here as well, after the break).


Temposphere, KFAI 09/05/09

September 5, 2009


If it’s Saturday evening on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis it’s the time and place for Temposphere, a weekly musical amalgam of fresh and classic jazz, samba, salsa, dub, Afrobeat and funk. This week’s edition featured classic cuts from the likes of Donald Byrd, PM Dawn, Mark Murphy and Ennio Morricone, plus tracks from some superb recent CDs: Sara Tavares, Kylie Auldist, Quantic & His Combo Barbaro, and Brownout have all released great new records that you won’t regret tracking down. You can relive the 2 hours via MP3 or Real Audio streams at the KFAI site; the playlist is posted both there and here after the break.

image source: This Isn’t Happiness


20 Actresses (encore)

September 1, 2009


It’s the theme that would not die, at least not on this blog…

Mae Clarke, Edna Purviance, Jean Harlow, Marion Davies, Merle Oberon, Thelma Todd, Dolores Costello, Marie Dressler, Ida Lupino, Mary Astor, Joan Crawford, Kathryn McGuire, Arletty, Patricia Neal, Deborah Kerr, Junie Astor, Ursula Andress, Jane Fonda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean Seberg.

(related posts: 20 Actors, 20 (more) Actors, 20 Actors (coda), 20 Actors (encore), 20 Actresses, 20 (more) Actresses, 20 Actresses (grand finale), 20 Actresses (ultimo))

Recommendations elsewhere on the web:

The Art of Memory’s latest amazing post on Trains In Cinema.

House of Mirth and Movies’ fascinating look at box office numbers of the top films of 1956.

Allure’s amusing recap of 1930’s film actresses swearing off marriage and how that worked out.