27 May 2008

Please Help Michelle

Michelle is 26 years old.

Diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in February 2007, Michelle underwent chemotherapy for seven months but relapsed in May 2008. She now needs to find a bone marrow match to save her life. You could be that person.

What you can do to help Michelle or others like her.
The first step in becoming a hero requires a cheek swab and ten minutes of your time. If you are a match, the transplant can often be done entirely through the blood. We need to find a match for Michelle by June 21. The outcome is simple - someone lives because of your donation. You could be the one to save Michelle, or one of thousands of others like her.

Your generosity knows no bounds.
We cannot express in words our immense appreciation for everyone that has registered. Team Michelle has been working around the clock oraganizing bone marrow drives around the country to find Michelle a match. With each person that registers, we are one step closer to saving the life of someone in need. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.

Michelle MaykinMichelle MaykinMichelle MaykinMichelle MaykinMichelle Maykin


26 May 2008

Happy Puppy Shreds

news from Happy Puppy Records:

Happy Puppy Records has unleashed its inner guitar rock dog with the EP release of Shreds, Volume 1!

Inspired by the shredding videos posted by St. Sanders, I put out the call for shreds and boy, did we get some!

Featuring an all-star list of outsiders (and some new faces) like The Bran Flakes, Fudge, The Frost Heaves (aka Matt Love) Offwight Radiator, Monopole and the king of shreds, St. Sanders!

Everything from shredded kazoos, hoovers, electronica to good ol' electric guitars turned up to 11 are here in all their wanky glory. Nigel Tufnel would be proud.

This release is available for the first time in MP3 and FLAC formats for extra high-quality. Get it!

22 May 2008

MySpace Friends

Oddio Overplay is not very active at myspace, but it is there. Click images below to enjoy some of the music makers, netlabels and DJs among our fantastic friends who are also there!


20 May 2008

Tuesday's Dozen

Tuesday is a real good news day. Here you have a new set of 12 free and legal collections and CDs to get you through the work week! Eat up and be sure to spread the love by supporting these artists!

JalikebbaGepelJordan O'Connor
Jalikebba and the Toubabs
Jalikebba Kuyateh performs on the kora at the Tanji Village Museum in his homeland of Gambia
[folk, Africa]
Argentinan jazz combo shares their fantastic Moducué CD, showcasing popular Latin themes within traditional cool jazz (website)
Jordan O'Connor
Canadian bassist and film score composer offers his improvisational solo bass album Lebreton online
[jazz, bass]
Dead Heart BloomHedgehogPlastique Noir
Dead Heart Bloom
two gorgeous CDs of "music with the eclectic eccentricity of Beck and the dramatics of David Bowie" and you'll hear Nick Drake there, too
[pop, acoustic, rock]
Brazilian electro artist, aka The Mechanical God, best known for his breakbeat work, shares lounge CD (blog, myspace)
[downtempo, jazz, lounge, Brazil]
Plastique Noir
fans of Bauhaus won't want to miss this goth Brazilian group on German netlabel afmusic (band's myspace)
[gothic, post-punk, rock, industrial]
Ryan HoyleJazzCorner.comThe Weird Weeds
Ryan Hoyle
the drummer for Collective Soul and many other artists shares works from his portfolio
[pop, rock]
offers fantastic podcasts featuring and interviewing jazz legends and up-and-comers
The Weird Weeds
This Is Not What You Want EP, "took all of 30 seconds... to fully blow my mind" - Portland Mercury
[experi, pop]
MikseriNichole and the DreamcatchersPr1me
Finland's answer to MP3.com, IUMA, Soundclick, etc.; pages translate with a click; cool, vast resource
Nichole and the Dreamcatchers
12-yr old Nichole and some adult friends offer up this bizarre and beautiful xmas CD
[kids, odd, varied]
shares his entire The Transformation: Perception Is Deception CD, preview tracks on myspace profile
[soul, hip hop, rap]

19 May 2008


MyOuterSpace is a ongoing project that invites musicians from all over planet Earth participate. Artists provide songs are specially composed and performed for the MyOuterSpace CD series, and other musicians join together for collaborations, some of whom have just met for this project.

The CDs are free, so enjoy, Earthlings!
official site | myspace


15 May 2008

Radio News

Busy Doing Nothing radio program has a new timeslot, and here are two more shows you won't want to miss!

Busy Doing Nothing
Host: Charlie Lewis, WFMU veteran DJ
Genre: freeform
Time: Thursdays 6-8PM EST (3-5PM PST)
Station: WVEW-LP 107.7 FM, Brattleboro, Vermont
Listen Live - Playlists and Download Archives

The Sugar Shack
Host: the stylin' DJ Jimmy Bee
Genre: classic soul
Time: Sundays 10AM-Noon EST (7-9AM PST)
Station: Vibe 105.3 FM, Boston, Mass.
Listen Live - MySpace

Surface Noise
Host: the glamourous DJ Lounge Laura
Genre: 1980s punk and new wave classics
Time: Wednesdays 11PM-1AM EST (8-10PM PST)
Station: WMNF 88.5 FM, Florida
Listen Live - Playlists and Archives - MySpace


M.Ace - A Fretful Menagerie

Yay! Here's the latest from M.Ace of OOk

"Another batch of solo acoustic guitar pieces. Better recorded, better guitar, better technique (with more truly independent bass and melody), same old stumblebum execution. Well, three out of four ain't bad. Handmade mood music for worrisome souls."

M.Ace - A Fretful Menagerie (2008)

13 May 2008

Tuesday's Dozen

Tuesday is a real good news day. Here you have a new set of 12 free and legal collections and CDs to get you through the work week! Eat up and be sure to spread the love by supporting these artists!

Magestik LegendCrate KingsNe Zhdali
Magestik Legend
Detroit, Michigan rapper shares 15-track Free CD; shared stage with hitters like George Clinton, Wu-tang, Ludacris, De La Soul, Rakim
[rap, gangsta]
Crate Kings
enjoy the mixes (pictured: Crate Kings vs. Henry Mancini), breaks, tutorials and network offered up by these master hip-hop DJs
[hip hop]
Ne Zhdali
Estonian group pairing "punk energy with the complexity of true progressive rock" (Allmusic.com) shares much of their discography
[rock, prog]
Mercury TheatreMarxist.orgTasmin Little
Mercury Theatre
finest radio drama of 1930s, famous for War of the Worlds broadcast, featured acclaimed drama company founded by Orson Welles
[spoken, OTR]
interesting respository of Soviet history, including national anthems and soviet songs
[soviet, war, Russia]
Tasmin Little
star violin soloist and orch director shares her The Naked Violin CD with works by Bach, Patterson and Ysaye
[violin, classical]
Jason FerrisDa ! Heard It RecordsFoolk
Jason Ferris
this guitarist and singer-songwriter based in New South Wales, Australia shares his 8-song acoustic rock CD titled All I Said online for free
[pop, rock, acoustic]
Da ! Heard It
fun netlabel "influenced by electronic, 8 bit, Easy-Listening, Acid, Toyz-Pop, Breackore, Electro Surf, Electro bass, Miami Bass"
[electro, chiptune]
from the Slovak Republic comes "lo-fi hip hop, beats, jazz cuts and bleeps... with live musical instruments and weird electronics" (aka Foolcut)
LokuaAnimicCrate Digger Death-Match
Lokua - Trails
listening to the urban beats Lokua (Joshua Keckner) lays down, it is easy to connect he is a Chicago native
[electro, hip hop, downtempo, house]
Animic - Hau o Hiu
stirring together the sounds of their home with folk music and electronic sounds in Catalan, Spanish and English
[folk, lo-fi, pop]
Crate Digger Death-Match
"What (albums) can 12 musicians create in 12 hours with only $12 of thrift store finds?" Whole albums of fun jams!
[sampling, varied]


12 May 2008

Record Cover Art and Collection Galleries

photo by de'fchild

Updated the links for this delicious eyecandy at OddioOverplay.com with the help of friends on the Exotica List. Feast your eyes!

  1. 100 Years of Exotica by In Hi-Fi
  2. 317X - Hip Album Covers
  3. 45s Artwork - NoRelevance
  4. 78s, Acetates, and Weird Records
  5. Album Cover Artists

  6. Audio Obstacle Course
  7. Blaxploitation.com
  8. Blue Note: The Finest in Jazz Since 1939
  9. Both Sides Now
  10. Both Sides Now Label Discographies

  11. Cocktail Music for Robots - LP Cover Gallery c1959
  12. Cover Heaven
  13. Dana's Virtual Museum of Unusual LP Cover Art
  14. Demonfuzz Records
  15. Dream Chimney's Sleevery

  16. Easy on the Eye
  17. e l e n c o cover gallery
  18. Epiclectics Vintage Vinyl
  19. Feral Martian
  20. Fidelitarium album covers

  21. Frank's Vinyl Museum The Internet Home of Weird Records
  22. Hillsdale Record Co.
  23. Internet Museum of Flexi - Cardboard - Oddity Records
  24. It's All Under The Hat!
  25. Jim Flora Album Covers

  26. Jim's Collection of Worst Album Covers of All Time
  27. Kiddie Record King Music Library
  28. Kini's Collection (Exotica and Space Pop)
  29. Knockoff*Project Galleries
  30. LP Cover Lover

  31. LPCD.de
  32. Mercury Records Collection
  33. Mike Cade's Sexy Album Covers
  34. Museum of Bad Album Covers
  35. NeverEndingWonder Gallery

  36. Oddity Records
  37. Perfect Square Foot
  38. Pool: A Tribute to the Art of Album Covers
  39. Pool: The Record Collective
  40. Pool: Vinyl Junkie

  41. Pop Cult Magazine's Album Cover Art
  42. Psychedelic Records
  43. Punk Artifax Galleries
  44. Punk Rock Picture Sleeves
  45. R. Crumb Vinyl Records

  46. Radio Bastet LP Cover Gallery
  47. Rate Your Music: Alabaster
  48. Raymondo's Dance-o-rama
  49. Record Envelope: the little library of factory sleeves
  50. RockPoP Gallery LP and CD Cover Artwork

  51. Sabadabada Brazilian Records
  52. Sets of Dereck Von
  53. Sex! Drugs! Rock'n'roll!... and some record covers.
  54. Show and Tell Music
  55. Sixies and Seventies Asian Pop Record Covers

  56. Sleeveface (and on Flickr)
  57. Space Age Pop A Go Go
  58. Strange Records
  59. Templeton Sheet Music Collection
  60. Tralfaz Album Cover Art Gallery

  61. Vinyl Divas
  62. Vinyl Rescue Mission
  63. x818 Like Wild! + others Gallery

  64. Designers, Illustrators


09 May 2008

Canada's Finest Metal

Special Edition: Full Metal Podcast
From Lisa Christiansen at CBC Radio 3:

We play a lot of great music here at Radio 3, and for one radio station we do play an unbelievable number of different genres, from hip hop to folk; electronica to pop and hard rock. But there is one genre that is sadly under-represented - metal.

But not anymore. Today marks the first Full Metal Podcast for CBC Radio 3. And I couldn't be more um, filled with unholy joy.

For the past few months a crack team of producers and one eager host, have listened to hours of metal tunes from our collection here at New Music Canada. We then sought out the opinions of a few serious metal heads and created this podcast.

You'll hear music from Protest the Hero, Cursed, Bison, and Cryptopsy. I check in with a touring Cam Pipes of 3 Inches of Blood and ponder the why behind Montreal's metal capital of North America status with legendary drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy. [I had the pleasure of meeting Cam last year. Seems like a great guy. -katya]

It's a cross-country journey through some of the hardest and loudest music being made in Canada today, and it's all in one easy to enjoy package. So kick back and get ready and watch where you bang that head. Neck injuries are not covered by Radio 3.

Download the podcast in one of the 3 formats:M4A | MP3 | OGG

Featured Bands: Protest the Hero, Penetrator, Forty Birds, Gross Misconduct, Cursed, Divinity, Cryptopsy, Rammer, Bison, Soulscar, Arapacis, Sequoia, 3 Inches of Blood and Derelict.

You can find more info here.


07 May 2008

Brand New Shirley and Spinoza!

XinjiangIt is with great excitement that we announce a brand new mix from Shirley & Spinoza Radio this week! Playlist, downloads, stream online at the Archive. The show was constructed from behind the Iron Curtain in Xinjiang, PRC.

For the uninitiated, shirley and Spinoza is a radio station. What can you expect to hear on the shirley and Spinoza radio stream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?

* excerpts, lifts and edits from our past pirate fm & webcasts
* excerpts from past live guest shows
* contemporary concoctions by s&S
* collage, music, radio and soundworks by our favorite soundmaking associates - near and far
* music the super-computer justs plain likes a whole lot
* extractions/ edits from the columns of old records that prop the virtual studio ceiling up
* old timey radio, stories
* field and travel recordings
* phone messages, call-ins
* stray noises, grabs from the ether (via shortwave radio)
* submissions from listeners!
* ..and more