Monday, December 1, 2014

Modern Dark Age

My nephew David's been crawlin' under the molten mantle's crust again and successfully resurfacing on the other side alive...somewhere in So Cal.

The End of Eternity (EP) | Modern Dark Age

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jimi Hendrix-Third Stone From the Sun outakes and laughter

Jimi's Birthday was three days ago, Nov. 27th...

Would'a been 72,

flippin' 27, the age he reached.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Grails - Satori

Si, Mia Grande Nonna era Satori... che bella.

Friday, November 14, 2014

el rio sin fin

The current of Pink Floyd.
Remembering a friend's voice.

'Alumbrara, diamante loco.'

Monday, November 3, 2014

Conrad n' Reese's Pieces

foto by Katie Crash 10/31/14

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Meddle and More

Pink Floyd releases between 69 and 71.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hey Man, it's raining

I played this side of 'Electric Ladyland' even when it wasn't raining...or 1983.
Hendrix, Electric Ladyland, side C complete, Rainy Days..1983..Moon Turn the Tides - YouTube

A Birthday gift in '68.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Loop Guru - Aphrodite's Shoe

Grazie, Guy!
Signore GG Gudino, 'Spaizza Pirat'e Rradio'... from ol' broadcast n' memories... late night early nineties?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lost n' Found

I have an obsessive behavior when it comes to finding a song I heard and wanting to hear it again.
In '83 Hamburg Germany I discovered the Cherry Red Label; listening to The Passage's 'Enflame' constantly, Eyeless in Gaza...
Upon returning to the States I heard on KCRW radio, a song I thought of Robert Wyatt, 'Ultramarine'- Taking me back to those Canterbury days of Caravan and Soft Machine in the early years.

Last night I rediscovered it. Yes, by 'cybernetspacesurfin'blindn'bychance'- a collaboration of Robert Wyatt with Ben Watt on good ol' Cherry Red Records.

Ben Watt - A Girl In Winter

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Grampa Dave's Dance Party

Grandson Reese's into Reggae, okay... 'Double Barrel' by Dave and Ansil Collins while I BBQ da' drumsticks.

Fur Bonnie

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Incredible String Band

Knowing they played the UFO club along with Pink Floyd and Soft Machine in London '66, I hear their influence on France's Gong and Germany's Amon Duul.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Amon Duulist

Chris Karrer, of the ADII tribe of Munich, solos-
Diggin' it.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Norway... never been

My Nephew, 'Anxious Boy' David Johnson has introduced me to some incredible new music from Finland, Norway n' Sveeden... new Black Metal growlers ov' 'eavy prog'lore...
Everchanging. are the ones my ears bend to-
Ulver (wolves), from Norway has been in rotation...enjoying the umbre of 'Shadows of the Sun'

Sunday, April 6, 2014

e altro ancora

More amore

It was always best to my ear, when Italian groups of the seventies sang in Italian... or not at all.

So nice to see n' hear Arti e Mestieri and other Italian groups still active-
Canterburian bassist Richard Sinclair joins Balletto Bronzo at this Fest.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Other side of the Coin

Piu anni settanta la musica da Italia

                                                                  Live last year in Tokyo.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


An Italian label appeared in the Moby Disc bins of the LA Valley  '72-
 area International Popular Group was my introduction. Progarabicjazz'roc.
Experimental vocalist, Demetrio Stratos  left us with area.

Original drummer Giulio Capiozzo and keyboardist Patrizio Fariselli keep area alive,

'96's recording, 'chernobyl 7991' is a good reminder.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ai Buoni Amici

 ...n' Don Amici'beatsyou'at'Dominos...

Le Orme live last year.

                                Salute, Josephs' 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Voce di Italia

Banco di Mutuo Soccorso, an Italian progressive band that I was introduced to by Guy Guden on the 70's Santa Barbara airwaves, plays in my homeheart after hearing of their singer Francesco di Giacomo death. 
RIPosare in Pace.

 POPolare Italian TV show for your pleasure, 'per il vostro piacere'...
A new singing nun... Penguins, we called 'em in Catholic School-
The Voice IT | Serie 2 | Blind 2 | Suor Cristina Scuccia - #TEAMJ-AX - YouTube

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Memory Lain, Hugh...too

Deram records, perhaps it was 'Stonehenge' by Ten years After, that I first knew of this label...
then came Caravan.

Some fine musicians of Canterbury sing,
'It's all that I have
and all that I want.'

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Polite Force

Egg released their second Album in '71... a year of great music from England.
Canterbury keyboardist, Dave Stewart lent a hand on many incredible collaborations.
This was one of me fav's. 

The opening song, 'A Visit to Newport Hospital'  told their story-

Friday, March 7, 2014

JAPAN and the Farther Away I am (Minus 30 Degrees)

In Catford, South London, a group of friends started playing music together 40 years back,
David Sylvian, his Brother Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn.
'Oil on Canvas,' an '82 live recording of Japan reunited and touring with Masami Tsuchiya from Japan.

The group's individual efforts and collaborations with musicians from Japan (The Isle) are welcoming to my ear always...
Mick Karn on fretless bass with Yoshihiro Hanno,

   Drummer Steve Jansen and Keyboardist Richard Barbieri mix in Nobukazu Takemura,

David Sylvian, Japan singer's collaborations with  Ryuichi Sakamoto, Robert Fripp,
Holger Czukay ... Flux can be beautifully mixed with On the Way to the Peak of Normal.

                 Lately listening to 'Wandermude' (that's mude mit ein umlaut),
Tired of wandering, travel tired, jet laggen'd...
                                                                          ...Brilliant space traveling.

Sylvian's music, Stephan Mathieu's farfisa, twin reverb and mixing-
                                                                        minimal and spacious.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Thank you, Captain Trip.
From Tokyo's D.J.F. (Deutsch Japanische Freundschaft), a beatif'ful CD release of 1-A Dusseldorf's Thomas Dinger n' Nils Kristiansen's collaboration , 'Fettleber'.
Art included.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Motor Humming

Great Jammin' in '99 from Japan trio;

Hioki Shimpei, Yamanaka Atsushi, Morimura Hiroshi
(guitar, bass n' drums),
'Musical Aluminum' by Motor Humming

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tales of Brave Ulysses

In my younger, penniless days, I'd request records as gifts when asked by relatives what I wanted for my 'Chris'amissa'Bird'day'.

My Godmother, 'Aunt Jean d' Napoli got me 'Fresh Cream' n' 'Disraeli Gears' when I turned 13.
This band could jam. Their combined talent created A'sound.
Jack Bruce's singing took me away.
From Blues to tiny Purple fishes, lyrics of Pete Brown and Skip James were memorized.
Later learning every guitar note n' bend of 'slow-hand' Clapton,
then fortunate to meet Keith Heins at Thousand Oaks High School, a drummer inspired by Cream's
jazz'-Afro'red drumming of Ginger Baker...
We started jammin'-
'Phil Sodequist Blues Band'
'Dale Poune Cake walks with Wally'
'Cast of a Thousand Tiki Beats'
'Jiggle the Handle'...

Jack Bruce's solo work, 'Harmony Row' takes me back to waltzing Tania at two 'round the livingroom in the afternoon.

Ten pieces of sun for you 
And for you only two
Take care not to grow so fast 
You're into the past
In time you will lose them all 
Sooner if you fall
In markets that offer stars 
No care for the stars

Now/when the time is so ripe
Then/in the twinkling of an eye
Gone/in the drains of a world 
Victoria Sage wears out rage

Ten fallings in love for you 
And for you only two
Take care not to love too much 
You might like the touch
Spring beckons you leave it all 
Now you have grown tall
Gold pavements on different stars 
Watch out for the cars

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Slapp Happy

Dagmar Krause, of Hamburg... Vhat'a voice.

Slapp Happy
'Acnalbasac Noom' was recorded in Wumme (u w/ umlaut) Germany '73.
Dagmar, Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad with Faust.
Cover art by Peter.

Collaborating with Virgin record mates, Henry Cow, here with Robert Wyatt.
(a name play on early 1900's Californian Composer, Henry Cowell)

Some questions about hats...

Friday, February 14, 2014


The soundtracks of Wim Wenders' films have always inspired.
Music from this sphere's best landscapes; 'Paris, Texas' desert music from Ry Cooder to Berlin's 'Wings of Desire' nightclubbing with Nick Cave.
 'Pina' is a beautiful movie documentary of Dance.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Zurück in die elektronische Verkabelung

Immer wieder, (repeatedly) playing Harmonia.
A favorite trio of Deutchland-
NEU!'s guitarist Michael Rother with Cluster's duo Mobius and Roedelius

                                         Resilient music of the Seventies from Forst, Germany
Fur Immer