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When Big Joan Sets Up 1st June – GSH RIP

."No One Can Do Everything, But Everyone Can Do Something"

Gil Scott-Heron was a man who could combine rage and eloquence, which is a rare feat. Despite his well documented weaknesses on his day he was possesed of a fierce intellect combined with a hatred of injustice.

No wonder they put him in prison.

Tonight’s tunes

Fucked Up – “Under My Nose” (LP – “David Comes To Life”) (Matador)
Animal Man – “Do You Feed? (The Curry Song)” (v/a LP – “Fucked Up Presents David’s Town”) (Matador)
Venetian Snares – “You Discovered The Secret and Juiced It For All It’s Majesty” (EP – “Cubist Reggae”) (Planet Mu)
David Thomas Broughton – “Joke” (LP – “Outbreeding”) (Brainlove)
David Thomas Broughton – “Onward We Trudge” (LP – “Outbreeding”) (Brainlove)
David Thomas Broughton – Potential Of Our Progeny” (LP – “Outbreeding”) (Brainlove)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band – “Bellerin Plain” (LP – “Lick My Decals Off,Baby”) (Straight)
Taxman – “Konkrete Shoes” (12″) (Playaz)
Lee Perry – “Scratch Message” (LP – “Rise Again”) (M.O.D.Technologies)
The Upsetters – “Jah Jah Ah Natty Dread” (v/a LP -“Return Of Sound System Scratch”) (Pressure Sounds)
Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs – “Under Arrest” (LP – “No Help Coming”) (Damaged Goods)
Traxman – “Amili Juked Out” (EP – “Pacman Juke”) (Moveltraxx)
Gil Scott-Heron – “We Beg Your Pardon (Pardon Our Analysis) (LP – “The Mind Of Gil Scott-Heron”) (Arista)
Pampidoo – “Synthesizer Voice – Goth Trad Dub Mix” (12″) (Greensleeves Dubstep)

Eclectic Mainline 1st June 2011

You can tell how little preparation goes into the sequencing of my show, by the virtue of the fact that 3 of the last 5 tunes in tonight’s show were b-sides.

Here’s one of my favourite tunes from tonight’s show, not one of the 3 b-sides though…

I was deeply saddened at the passing of Gil Scott-Heron at the weekend.  I have to admit that until last year’s amazing I’m New Here album, I knew little of his work, apart from ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘, of course.  So, I’m in no position to speak at lenght about how important he was.  But, the little exposure I did have to his work certainly left me deeply moved.  Here’s the video to the tune I played in tonight’s show.  You may think “ach, it’s 5 minutes long…!” but if you can, please watch to the end. Continue reading

Eclectic Mainline 10th February 2010

Gil Scott-Heron - Im New Here

Gil Scott-Heron - I"m New Here

The new album by Gil Scott-Heron came as something of a surprise to me, but what a wonderful surprise it was! Although I don’t make a habit of having a ‘featured album’, I’m New Here was this week’s featured album.

I’m not sure if you heard Joel White’s Too Much Too Young earlier in the day, but he played the new single by Oh No Ono.  Some bands don’t make a video for singles, but ONO have made three for their new one, and are asking you the fan to vote for your favourite:

This is what I played in Eclectic Mainline last night:
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