Saturday, April 25, 2015

Shocking Asia



Okay, I lied.  Nothing particularly shocking here.  A little weird or exotic, maybe.  Here’s a raw and ragged collection of obscure instrumental music from asian countries…Japan, China, Thailand, southeast asia, perhaps a few from Indonesia/Malaysia, etc.  A lot of these tracks came from great blogs/sharity sites like RADIODIFFUSION INTERNASIONAAL, MADROTTER TREASURE HUNT, WAXIDERMY, and so on.  Artists include the Stylers, the Silverstones, the Space Men, the Brothers Hawk, the Apollo, Son of P.M., Charlie & the Boys, Band 4 Nada, White Cloud Orchestra, the Telstar Combo, the Planets, the Quests, Blue Star Chorus, and more.  Rock, pop, surf, spy and spaghetti western themes, cover versions, updated traditional tunes...74 tracks total in the zip file (a drop in the bucket, from my ridiculously vast and still growing collection).  Enjoy.  Buy some art or make a donation, if you’re so inclined.



Monday, April 20, 2015

Surfin' Creatures


Who's in the mood for some SURF MUSIC?!?  The tracks below are some of my favorites, all featured on the classic SURF CREATURE compilation series.  Cowabunga!  (--Whatever THAT means...)





**BONUS!**  Frolic Diner Vols. 1 - 6 at Old Melodies!


Friday, April 17, 2015

LineWork NW


Last year's LINEWORK NW was a remarkably well-attended and "happening" event, considering the fact that it was the first one!  This year I'm looking forward to visiting with old friends and out-of-town colleagues like Daniel Clowes (whose hardcover, slipcased, complete EIGHTBALL series is now available from Fantagraphics).  The event runs Sat. through Sun., apparently from 12 to 8 PM both days.  Keep in mind that most exhibitors will be "tabling" one day only, so be sure to come both days if you want to see everyone (Dan Clowes is here Sunday only).  Click the link below for more event info.

LINEWORK NW website

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Freberg Has Left The Building


Stan Freberg passed away earlier this week.  I had the pleasure of interviewing him back in the '90s for an article I wrote for COOL & STRANGE MUSIC! Magazine.  Dana Countryman, the editor/publisher of COOL & STRANGE MUSIC has generously allowed me to reproduce the article here.  COOL/STRANGE cover art (below) by my old pal Wayno!