Sunday, October 31, 2010

doug wimbish on jimi hendrix

Doug Wimbish (amongst others) is interviewed on 'The Late Show' in 1990 about Jimi Hendrix. Wimbish is touring the US this fall with Living Colour for the Experience Hendrix Fall 2010 tour. Here are the dates:

Oct 26 Pittsburgh, PA — Benedum Center
Oct 28 Toronto, ON — Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Oct 29 Quebec City, QC — Grand Theatre de Quebec
Oct 30 Montreal, QC — Place des Arts
Nov 1 Ottawa, ON — National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
Nov 2 Buffalo, NY — The Center for the Arts
Nov 3 Morristown, NJ — Mayo Center fore the Performing Arts
Nov 4 Mashantucket, CT — MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Nov 6 Albany, NY — Palace Theatre
Nov 7 Boston, MA — Orpheum Theatre
Nov 9 Hershey, PA — Hershey Theatre
Nov 10 New York, NY — Beacon Theatre
Nov 11 Baltimore, MD — The Hippodrome Theatre
Nov 12 Richmond, VA — Landmark Theatre
Nov 13 Atlantic City, NJ — Caesars Atlantic City
Nov 15 Buffalo, NY - The Center for the Arts
Nov 17 Cincinnati, OH — Taft Theatre
Nov 18 Detroit, MI — Fox Theatre
Nov 19 Merrillville, IN — Star Plaza Theatre
Nov 20 Indianapolis, IN — Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

new gig dates for skip 'little axe' mcdonald

UK gigs (all solo gigs unless stated otherwise)

* October 16, 2010: The Luminaire, London
* October 17, 2010: The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
* October 23, 2010: Soul Cellar, Southampton

* November 25, 2010: Future Inn, Bristol


* January 28, 2011: The Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln
* January 29, 2011: The Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester

* February 10, 2011: The Tollbooth, Stirling
* February 11, 2011: The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

* March 24, 2011: Belfast (to be confirmed)


Thursday, May 20, 2010

little axe - bought for a dollar, sold for a dime

The making of the new Little Axe album Bought for a Dollar, Sold for a Dime, launched May 21st in London with a live mix by On-U Sound label founder and Little Axe producer, Adrian Sherwood and released June 7th.
'Bought For A Dollar, Sold For A Dime... Addictive rhythms. Soulful vocals. Pinches of dub and funk, reggae and gospel. Oh-so-subtle samples and innovative electronics. And underpinning it all, Skip McDonald's shimmering blues guitar licks, conjuring a space where the dirt roads of the Deep South meet the shiny lanes of the Information Superhighway', says record label Real World Records.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

bounty commercial with jungle funk's 'trance'

Remember this one? Bounty used 'Trance' in the Jungle Funk version for a commercial, some ten years ago. In my memory the song wasn't as cut up as in this version of the commercial, but maybe that's because it's Polish or something.
Anybody out there with a better version?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

skip 'little axe' mcdonald live in the uk

* January 29, 2010: The Clore Ballroom at The Royal Festival Hall, London

* February 5, 2010: Croydon Clocktower, Croydon

* March 12, 2010: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendall
* March 13, 2010: Band On The Wall, Manchester

* May 15, 2010: The Forge @ The Anvil, Basingstoke

* July 16, 2010: Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury (solo guitar)
* July 24 - 31, 2010: Summer School, Cheltenham


Thursday, December 03, 2009

lee perry interviewed by 'de jakhalzen'

Lee 'Scratch' Perry interviewed by 'De Jakhalzen', part of one of Holland's most popular tv shows, called 'De Wereld Draait Door'. The conversation was taped after the gig Perry did in venue Luxor Live in Arnhem.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

'get carter' run over

You're looking at the most remarkable item in my record collection. It's the only piece of vinyl that took a flight at more than 80 kilometres an hour and a traffic accident and is still playable.
It's a copy of Jah Wobble's 'Get Carter' 10-inch that just recently was released by
Pressure Sounds. 'Two new heavyweight versions' says the label and they couldn't have said it better.
I bought the record along with Lee 'Scratch' Perry's 12-inch 'Excersising' (out on On-U Sound) and put both records in my messenger bag for the trip home on my motorcycle, although they didn't fit in of course. Guess what? The wind blew both records away...
When I discovered that, I rode the same way home again, to find 'Get Carter' just beside the freeway. The Lee Perry record was nowhere to be found in the dark. The vinyl hasn't suffered from the flight, neither did it suffer from the truck that has gone straight over it, judging by the huge tire marks on the sleeve (which I only noticed a couple of days later).
One sure thing: they didn't get Carter!