Friday, 11 April 2014

In The Window - 84 - Playlist

In The Window - 84 - Dead As A Go-Go
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01. Sounds Inc. - Dead As A Go-Go (3:55)
02. Black Submarine - Black Submarine (7:22)
03. New Electric Ride - A Submarine Song (2:24)
04. La Dispute - Objects in Space (4:08)
05. La Dispute - The Child We Lost 1963 (4:21)
06. Firkin - Loch Lomond (3:22)
07. Firkin - Molly Malone (1:52)
08. Celtic Woman - Danny Boy (3:15)
09. Three Bits Of Rhythm - Shadrack (2:47)
10. Three Bits Of Rhythm - I Used To Work In Chicago (3:11)
11. Os Mutantes - Nao Va Se Perder por Ai (3:16)
12. Liars - Mask Maker (4:07)
13. Liars - Can't Hear Well (3:26)
14. Lissie - Electric Eye (3:49)
15. William Shatner - Mr Tambourine Man (3:24)

15. William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (2:57)


Firkin - Drunken sailor song
Lord of the dance


Celtic Woman - Oh Danny Boy


La Dispute -You and I In Unison


William Shatner - Rocket Man





Friday, 4 April 2014

In The Window - 83 - Playlist


In The Window - 83 - Chicks Hour 2

01. Carla Duren - Ostrich (4:22)
02. Esther Haynes - Rockin' Chair (3:41)
03. Frankie Cosmos - Birthday Song (1:08)
04. Frankie Cosmos - Buses Splash With Rain (2:09)
05. Zowie - My Calculator (3:40)
06. Jeanne Cherhal - Trop vielle pour mourir jeune (3:06)
07. Jeanne Cherhal - Finistère (3:04)
08. Jeanne Cherhal - J'Ai Faim (4:06)
09. Jeanne Cherhal - L'Echappé (3:50)
10. Jeanne Cherhal - Bingo (2:39)
11. Sally Seltmann - States and Spaces (3:14)
12. Mada Nile - Hypnotize (4:07)
13. Mada Nile - Lies (4:19)
14. Dusty Springfield - Occupy Your Mind (6:50)
15. S. J. Tucker - Kashkash (2:09)
16. S. J. Tucker - Salad of Doom (2:48)
17. Laura Nyro - And When I Die (2:41)


Esther Haues - Mind Your Own Business

Frankie Cosmos & DC Schneider - Porches

Frankie Cosmos in Cologne - "Leonie"

Zowie - My Calculator (Juice Sessions 2012)

Jeanne Cherhal - Quand on est tres amoureux

Sally Seltmann - "You're So Vain"


Mada Nile & Unidade - "Give A Little"

S. J. Tucker - "Salad of Doom"

S. J. Tucker - "Go Away Godboy"

Laura Nyro Live in Pittsburgh




































Friday, 28 March 2014

In The Window - 82 - Playlist


In The Window - 82 - Quite Ahead Of My Time
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01. The Hee Bee Gee Bees - Quite Ahead Of My Time (3:35)
02. Flight Of The Concords - Bowie (1:21)
03. David Bowie - Shapes of Things (2:52)
04. Everybody - The Shape Of Things To Come (3:25)
05. John Cale - Mercenaries (Ready For War) (4:36)
06. Julie Fowlis - Danns' a Luideagan Odhar (Dance Dun-Coloured Slattern) (2:54)
07. Ella Fitzgerald - When I Get Low I Get High (2:26)
08. Kevin Ayers - Song For Insane Times (4:02)
09. Alan David - Flower Power (3:14)
10. Athletico Spizz 80 - Brainwashing Time (5:52)
11. Homegas - Bumblebee (2:49)
12. Luke Jordan - Cocaine Blues (3:17)
13. The Brain - Nightmares In Red (2:19)
14. Sasha Caro - Never Play A B Side (2:48)
15. Van Der Graaf Generator - Masks (7:01)
16. Gene Vincent - Spaceship To Mars (1:58)
17. Spirit - Buried In My Brain (2:59)



The Hee Bee Gee Bees - Meaningless songs in very high voices

Julie Fowlis

Ella Fitzgerald - "One Note Samba"

Kevin Ayers - Oh Wot A Dream"

Athletico Spizz 80 - "Clocks are big, Machines are heavy"

Van Der Graaf Generator - "Darkness"

Gene Vincent - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"











Thursday, 13 March 2014

In The Window - 81 - Playlist

In The Window - 81 - Spring Song
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01. Joan Sims - Spring Song (2:19)
02. Ralph Mctell - Michael In The Garden (4:25)
03. Alexander Tucker - Broken Dome (7:03)
04. Alexander Tucker - Spout Of Light (5:50)
05. Ben Bowers - Donkey City (2:20)
06. Noel Anthony - Dingo Lay (2:12)
07. T E Morris - I Met A Man Who Wasn't There (3:22)
08. VIZA - The Girl That Doesn't Exist (3:32)
09. Carla Duren - Green Bananas (2:46)
10. Os Mutantes - Dia 36 (4:01)
11. One In A Million - No Smokes (2:30)
12. Seventh Wave - Old Dog Song (4:12)
13. The Grodeck Whipperjenny - Sitting Here On A Tongue (2:52)
14. The Millennium - The Know It All (2:41)
15. Victor Brady - Soul Fungi (2:31)
16. Noel Anthony - Zombie Jamboree (2:46)
17. Sir Guy - The Frog (2:08)

Ralph Mctell- Dry Bone Rag

From Claie to Here

Alexander Tucker - Phantom Rings



Alexander Tucker @ Modern Art Oxford - May 2012

 

 Carla Duren

 

 

 























































Friday, 7 March 2014



In The Window - 80 - Vivian Stanshall
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01. The Early Years aka Crank (BBC2 The Late Show) (16:40)

Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead
          02. afoju ti ole riran (7:50)
          03. truck track (3:55)
          04. yelp bellow rasp et cetera (4:49)
          05. prong (1:03)
          06. redeye (5:16)
          07. how the zebra got his spots (4:53)
          08. dwarf succulents (2:11)
          09. bout of sobriety (2:45)
          10. prong and toots go steady (1:53)
          11. strange tongues (6:24)



Vivian Stanshall (born Victor Anthony Stanshall) 21 March 1943 - 5 March 1995

Neil Innes said of their first meeting: "We first met in a big Irish pub in South London, the New Cross Arms.  He was quite plump in those days, and he was wearing Billy Bunter check trousers, a Victorian frock coat, black coat tails, horrible little oval, violet-tinted pince-nez glasses, he had a euphonium under his arm, and large rubber false ears. And I thought, well, this is an interesting character."





From an interview by Tom Hibbert :-

"A cup of char, old bean?" enquires a voice that’s plummy and fruity, rich in Olde Englishe (circa 1930s) charm. The libation-profferer is a gentleman in his middle forties; he has ginger whiskers and a gleaming pate, and is clothed in the trappings of English eccentricity: red shoes, garish dressing gown and a cravat - creation festooned with polka dots and orangery.  He puffs upon a cigarillo as he tempts you with the many fine and exotic blends of tea at his disposal.  He is the kind of cove, one thinks, who should be tugging languidly upon a fraying bell-cord to summon an ancient and devoted manservant to toast muffins at the hearth of some vast and dilapidated country pile. He seems, at first sight and sound, like some anomalous Wodehousian relic, untouched by time as he proposes "a cup of char, old bean?" with no hint of irony in the endearment.

Vivian Stanshall does not remember an awful lot else about the 1970s.”I was taking so many tranquillisers I wasn't really there. I was absolutely anaesthetised with tranquillisers, augmented with drink. I was taking as many as 300 tranquillisers a day - and that would fell an office building.  So when I started making a recovery from it all, which wasn't until 1986, it was as though 10 years and more had been edited out of my life.  It still comes as a shock looking in the mirror and seeing this bald old coot looking back at me. I don't feel like that bald old coot at all, old bean. So it's always quite a surprise when I peruse the looking glass. It's as though it's someone else I'm inhabiting.





Discography

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
          Gorilla (1967)
          The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse (1968)
          Tadpoles (1969)
          Keynsham (1969)
          Let's Make Up and Be Friendly (1972)

Solo
          Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead (1974)
          Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1978)
          Teddy Boys Don't Knit (1981)
          Sir Henry at N'didi’s Kraal (1984)

Collaborations
          Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Master of Ceremonies) (1973)
          Robert Calvert - Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters (1974)

Stanshall also performed with Grimms, The Rutles, The Alberts and The Temperance Seven

Performing "Death Cab For Cutie" in "Magical Mystery Tour"


Vivian Stanshall's Week

 

Vivian Stanshall - Crank (Part 1)

 

Vivian Stanshall's Big Grunt - "11 Mustachioed Daughters"

 

 BONZO DOG BAND Canyons of Your Mind

 

The Bonzo Dog Band - Noises for the Leg - Take 1

 

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Tubas in the Moonlight

from "Do not adjust your set"

 

The Bonzo Dog Band - By a waterfall

 


Lots Of Pictures Of Viv


 with Bones -  Shepperton towpath 1980

On Stage


On His Barge The Searchlight (2)



with Keith Moon








Viv Poses (5)




Rehearsal


Sir Henry


Ruddles Beer Advert


Big Grunt (3)



With the Bonzo's 
(From "Please Do Not Adjust Your Set")



















 

From "Vivian Stanshall's Week"





















Viv's Home






 Off to recored an album






"And I thought, well, this is an interesting character."