30 September 2007

Tunes in Overplay, September 2007

This month's Tunes in Overplay is by far the most pensive, meditative collection to date. September's is ideal for breathing deeply on your back in the tall grasses before harvest. These are the sounds of the last days of the lazy summer heat. Each of these songs has been happily in overplay, and each of these artists is deserving of your attention.

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(128kbps mp3)

25 September 2007

Delicious Dozen

Tuesday is a real good news day. Here you have a new set of 12 free and legal collections and CDs! Eat up!

Freshly Squeezed3SacchettiJam On Productions
Freshly Squeezed
independent UK label evolved from seminal London club night, Club Montepulciano, shares previews
[lounge, cabaret, electro, burlesque]
3Sacchetti - Bora! Bora! Mr. Motto
Italian 3-piece present combo of vangard strings, jazz and post punk that defies simple categories, we simply love it
Jam On Productions
is synonymous with Newcleus and "Jam on It," the wicky wicky song of hip hop legend; enjoy their vaults
[hip hop, old school]
HarmfulFluNigel Simmons
killer rock band has toured with Slayer, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Clutch, No One Is Innocent, Unida, Machine Head, Iggy Pop, Unsane
[rock, hard rock]
Flu - No Flu do Mundo
from Brazil makes entertaining instro pop with surprises and energy (see also 1st release)
[pop, rock, jazz, turntablism, Brazil]
Nigel Simmons
gifted young composer, member of alt rock group Dweebish, (his myspace)
[pop, rock, instro, modern comp, soundtrack]
BinaerpilotProviant AudioOwltree
"money has corrupted so much in this world, life would be meaningless if it kills music as well"; robot sounds from Norway
Proviant Audio
Norwegian jazz drummer whiz kid's works are featured on The Aquavelvas netlabel
[jazz electro]
Tender Pecking release on Lo-Kiwi, "one of our finest releases ever... combines jazzy harmonies [and] ambient soundscapes"
[eletronica, downtempo]
Gore Gore GirlsThomas FiancetteSunbyrn
Gore Gore Girls
"Detroit garageists sound like the gum-popping, guitar-toting granddaughters of Chuck Berry and the Beach Boys" --USA Today
[garage, rock]
Thomas Fiancette
his CD Champ de Course is real-time recordings of drums, flute, clariflute and dreamy effects live in Pau, France
[experi, jazz, free jazz]
a favorite among the hip hop artists working at the awe inspiring audio project that is ccMixter (his myspace)
[hip hop, soul]

24 September 2007

Charlie Lewis

Charlie Lewis, 11-year veteran WFMU DJ, is wrapping up his WFMU career. Unless he decides to work a phone-in or prerecorded program into future schedules, Charlie's last WFMU show will be Monday, October 1, 2007 (next Monday).

For many of those 11 years, Charlie started the week with his Monday morning program. This lighthearted DJ made the coming workweek seem like cake, and to him I ever grateful. I remember finally being able to stream Charlie on the computer at work in 2002. It was a weird little player, remember? In years prior, I'd fumbled with knobs and antennae to try to tune into WFMU in steel and concrete corporate buildings.

("But, but, I don't want the corner office with a window. Thanks a bunch, maam and sirs, but I can only get WFMU in the cubicle by the elevators!")

Monday mornings will not be the same without Charlie's dry wit, casual style, tweaked out voice, spinning records backwords or at the wrong speed, droning over songs, flipping on the echo and all the other silliness that charmed listeners for all these years. He is a champ at blending old and new, mainstream and obscure. We are going to miss him, and hope that he keeps an active long-distance WFMU relationship.

All the best to Charlie and family in this exciting new chapter of their life!

:: Enjoy His Most Recent Shows:
(Archives are in RealAudio format unless otherwise indicated. MP3s expire a week after broadcast date.)
24 September 2007 | Penultimate
See the playlist | Hear the show (RealAudio) |
Hear the show (MP3 - 128K) | Pop‑up player!

17 September 2007 | The beat goes _______
See the playlist | Hear the show

10 September 2007 | End left lane prohibition!
See the playlist | Hear the show (RealAudio) |
Hear the show (MP3 - 128K) | Pop‑up player!

03 September 2007 | Rushing in gradually
See the playlist | Hear the show
:: Artists Charlie Has Played

:: Enjoy Some of His Recordings
Charlie at Comfort Stand

Charlie and Todd, age 12 (mp3)
(This makes my day every time it plays!)

Charlie Lewis - 4 Songs (also age 12)

Charlie Lewis with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
(Do I dare tell you about his performace of a Leo Sayer tune for a fund drive?)


UPDATE: As of April 2008, Charlie is hosting a weekly radio show, entitled Busy Doing Nothing, from 2 to 4 pm (Eastern Time) on WVEW-LP, Brattleboro, Vermont -- 107.7 on the FM radio dial, and streaming online (link is good for Winamp and iTunes). He writes:

"If you were familiar with my radio show on WFMU, you can expect more of the same: a freeform conglomeration of sounds, songs, and digressions.... The title of the program comes from a song by the Beach Boys (really just Brian Wilson) called 'Busy Doin' Nothin'.'"

17 September 2007

Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka 2

Call for submissions!

With the release of Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka - Porn Music For The Masses Vol. 1 (over 138,000 downloads to date!) [by direct Internet Archive zip download] on Comfortstand.com in 2004, people all over the world were able to listen to and enjoy the soundtrack to their fantasies. WM Recordings has gladly agreed to host a new volume of Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka - Porn Music For The Masses, on it's website. So the call for submissions starts NOW! You can find all info here.

Visit Comfort Stand, WM Recordings sleeping sister netlabel, to enjoy the first volume of Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka.


14 September 2007

The Art of the Rant

Join our new audio exhibit with your own reading or performance of a rant, be it your own or the "You Need to Get Things Right" rant!


12 September 2007

Tunes in Overplay

August 2007 Tunes in Overplay
Overplay is a radio term for songs that are played too often. In order to keep things fresh, the songs are pulled from circulation or have restricted rotation. The pieces in the Tunes in Overplay playlists have been in grateful, happy overplay in the Oddio House. Check out these great artists and support them!

Preview It!
mp3s: 1 - 2 - 3


11 September 2007

A Doozy of a Dozen

Yuri LaneLo-Kiwi.orgReal Men of Genius
Yuri Lane
the mindblowing human beatbox
[hip hop, turntablism]
the cool "comfort music" netlabel
[downtempo, dub, jazz, soul, chilled electro]
the Real Men of Genius radio ads
[commercials, humor, comedy]
Machinae SupremacyFilewileCurtis Eller
Machinae Supremacy
Swedish legends share songs and soundtrack
[metal, soundtrack, video game music]
present their first two releases, remix CDs and other delicious surprises
[electronica, big beat, trip hop]
Curtis Eller
"New York City's angriest yodeling banjo player"
[old-time, vaudeville, downhome, folk]
Joe SparksVarious Artists - Children's SongsSpheriot
Joe Sparks
nutty Alternative Tentacles artist behind the Radiskull & Devil Doll and Dicky & Jackie cartoons
[silly, rock]
Various Artists - Children's Songs
a Song Fight comp distributed in packages to chronically ill, hospitalized kids
[children, silly, pop]
shares his solo Livingroom Orbits release through WM Recordings
[electronica, pop, acoustic, dance]
Ural RockIan RitchieMatmos
Ural Rock
recordings by up and coming bands from the Ural Mountains of Western Russia, click for band list
[rock, pop, alternative]
Ian Ritchie
portfolio highlights from composer, producer, and saxophonist, including work for TV soundtracks
a pair of electronic collage artists standing out as innovators in a field noted for innovation
[experi, collage]


07 September 2007

Various Artists - A Place to Live

another superb sampler from that excellent netlabel Electrosound:

Russian Federation, a place to live for more than 150 million people, a territory of 12 time zones and 17 million square kilometres.

This compilation is a collection of tracks from various musicians from eleven Russian cities. The booklet (in Russian language) contains the authors’ photos and text descriptions, to read and to feel.

artwork: Grigory Kochenov