Wednesday, July 23, 2014

And in the end . . .

Hey, looks like tomorrow will be my last show of the summer, so I thought I might feature "last songs" -- the best last songs on albums. Got any suggestions?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Back to the Afrofuture

I had asked for some assistance with an Afrofuturist set from my friend Mike, but he didn't get back to me in time (in truth I gave only a couple of days). But after the last show he sent me a list of 103 songs I could use! So I needed to revisit it.

I mostly used his setlist. I made specific rules for which songs I would use (play them in order, don't play an artist I did last week, only one song per artist, etc.) and then through the rules out the window once I became desperate to find the next track. I need to work on my music sleuthing skills -- I often find bands I like to be in between two categories -- seems like Funkadelic should be in Rock and Parliament in Soul/R+B? Or what about the folk rock I like -- which category? What is experimental and what is electronic? I often wish we could just categorize all music together alphabetically and be done with it.

So here's my setlist for my July 17 show, which is basically all Mike:

 Brides of Funkenstein  Mother May I?
 The Jackson Five  Dancing Machine
 Sly and the Family Stone  Spaced Cowboy
 Miles Davis  Sanctuary
 Alice Coltrane  Radhe-Shyam
 Herbie Hancock  Ostinato (Suite for Angela)
 McCoy Tyner  fly with the wind
 Lee Scratch Perry & Full Experience  Disco Devil
 King Tubby  African Roots
 Culture  Black Starliner Must Come
 Earth Wind & Fire  Fantasy
 Herbie Hancock  Rockit
 Model 500  Milky Way
 Newcleus  Jam On It
 Digable Planets  TIme & Space (A New Refutation Of)
 bernie worrell  flex
 De La Soul  Transmitting Live From Mars
 theesatisfaction  eathseed
 janelle monae  BabopbyeYa
 DJ Spooky  Anansi's Gambit
 Flying Lotus  Do The Atral Plane
 zomby  mozaik
 Flying Lotus  Computer Face/Pure Being
 Funkadelic  Electric Spanking of War Babies
 Funkadelic  Eulogy and Light
 Marvin Gaye  A Funky Space Reincarnation
 labelle  black holes in the sky
 blood sweat and tears  ride captain ride
 TV on the Radio  Satellite
 Sun Ra  Astro Black

Friday, July 11, 2014


This picture of Minneapolis-based funk band Flyte Tyme inspired me to try to investigate the genre of Afrofuturism in music. But, while I really wanted this band to be the weird underground brothers of Parliament-Funkadelic, turns out this was just their awesome Halloween costumes, circa 1980.

Only really did a surface look at a few artists who would fit in the Afrofuturist category, before moving onto other things on my July 10 show

Here are  the ten songs I picked . . .

Sun Ra Space is the Place
Parliament Funkadelic Mothership Connection (Star Child)
Axiom Funk Pray My Soul
Flyte Time It's The Things That You Do
Starship Commander Woo Woo Master Ship (excerpt)
Shuggie Otis XL-30
Curtis Mayfield Future Shock
Guitar Red Disco From a Space Show
Dr. Octagon Earth People
Deltron 3030 Mastermind

Next week? I dunno!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Journey Through the Setlist

 The Orb  Slug Dub
 Bill Fay  Garden Song
 Roots of Oak  Donovan
 XTC  Summers Cauldron
 Genesis  I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
 Animal Collective  Grass
 Ashra  Sunrain
 Forest  Bluebell Dance
 Linda Perhacs  Chimacum Rain
 The Move  Flowers in the Rain
 Arbouretum  Waxing Crescents
 Vashti Bunyan  Glow Worms
 Barclay James Harvest  Pools of Blue
 Agalloch  Odal
 Beau Brummels  The Wolf of Velvet Fortune
 The Strawbs  Witchwood
 The Bevis Frond  Cries from the Inner Marshland
 Genesis  Stagnation
 Pressurehed  Bluff Creek, and Beyond
 King Crimson  Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds)
 Farflung  Silver Shrooms
 Chad VanGaalen  Monster
 Edward Ka-Spel  Swamp Thing/Simone Is/Red Letters/Katha
 Blur  Swamp Song
 The Bogmen  Englewood
 Mermen  Blue Xoam
 Pink Floyd  Obscured By Clouds
 Dungen  Satt Att Se
 Roberty Wyatt  Sea Song
 Amorphous Androgynous  Opus of the Black Sun
 Hawkwind  Time We Left This World Today
 The Beatles  Across the Universe
 Tom Lehrer  We Will All Go Together When We Go

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Journey Through the Inner Marshland

Tune in tomorrow (July 3, 2014) to noon-3 p.m. EST to hear the latest Boojum Pudding show. This week I'm inspired by various British folk, psychedelic and progressive rock songs (though not exclusively) to create a fantastical journey from the home garden over green hills through forests and swamplands and finally to the sea. We might even meet some monsters, which may or may not be metaphorical. In fact the entire journey may in fact be an elaborate analogy. But for what? FOR WHAT?

Still looking for suggestions, so send them in. Many thanks to Mike and Dave who've helped me with the playlist.

Remember: The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.