Thursday, January 25, 2007

I Love This Song

Hey,
How are you? Haven't Spoken In A While, My Bad. It's Been Pretty Busy, with this, and that. But hey, here is a song I have been digging for you as a sign that I still care.

Love

Perfik

Zongamin - Bongo Song

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tim Burgess Radio Perfik Setlist and Podcast

Tim Burgess Podcast Up!

Podcast Link : http://www.zshare.net/audio/nicecast-archived-audio-20070122-1804-mp3.html
or you can just click here

Here is the Setlist for Last Night:

The Stooges - Down On The Street
The Good, The Bad, And The Queen - Herculean
Black Lips - Not A Problem
Silversun Pickups - Rusted Wheel
Dead Meadow - At Her Open Door
Lou Reed - This Magic Moment
John Cale & Terry Riley - The Soul Of Patrick Lee
Love - A House Is Not A Motel
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Weeping Song
New Order - Paradise
A Certain Ratio - Shack Up
Warsaw - Living In The Ice Age
*The Chameleons - Swamp Thing
*Tilly And The Wall - You And I Misbehaving
*Orange Juice - Falling And Laughing
*John Cooper Clarke - I Don't Want To Be Nice
*The Charlatans - N.Y.C. (Weird Science Remix)
The Whip - Muzzle No. 1
Working For A Nuclear Free City - Dead Fingers Talking
*The Hatchaw Social - How Soon Was Then?
*My Bloody Valentine - We Have All The Time In The World
*Guillemots - Trains To Brazil
*Joan As The Police Woman - Eternal Flame
*CSS - Lets Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
*Country Got Soul - Sheldon Church Yard
*The Charlatans - Indian Rope
*Wire - 12XU

*=Tim Burgess Pick

www.myspace.com/timburgess
www.myspace.com/thecharlatans
www.myspace.com/radioperfik

Monday, January 22, 2007

TIM BURGESS

TIM BURGESS (Charlatans) live tonight on RADIO PERFIK (www.myspace.com/radioperfik) from 6-8pm PST! Playing some tunes and chatting a bit!

Totally Excited!

Wow Coachella DIDN'T "Jump The Shark"

I was expecting pure bummer after hearing the Headliners (which have all previously headlined at Coachella), but I was pleasantly suprised when I went onto Coachella.com and got the FULL line-up. Not what the Radio Stations have been passing around.

Here is my "MUST" list
1) Happy Mondays
2) Jesus And Mary Chain
3) Roky Erickson and the Explosives
4) Erol Alkan
5) Soulwax
...and now in no particular order:
Justice, DJ Shadow, El-P, Hot Chip, Peter, Bjorn and John, Manu Chao, Kaiser Chiefs, Jose Gonzalez, Junior Boys, and Gogol Bordello
...and just to "see" them because I am curious:
The Kooks, Klaxons, Tapes 'n Tapes, The Good The Bad and The Queen, Cornelius, Lily Allen, Jarvis Cocker, Felix Da Housecat, Digitalism, Tokyo Police Club, Blonde Redhead, , Ghostface Killah, Evil Nine, Spank Rock, and Explosions In The Sky
...avoiding at all costs:
Circa Survive, Against Me!, Tilly And The Wall, and probably Peaches
...will happily enjoy:
The Rapture, the headlining acts, Willie Nelson, Interpol, Travis, LCD Soundsystem, Damien Rice, Placebo, Air, Pharoahe Monch, and Ozomatil

That is my wrap, I'll say that I am very much more enthusiastic this year as last year was a bummer for acts. Most of the acts had played the area recently and there was no special reunions of a cult-esque band.

See you there dudes.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Podcast Up

Go To RADIO PERFIK and check the blog for tracklisting and podcasts for the 1/15/07 show feat. Peter and the Wolf (myspace) LIVE SESSIONS.

It was awesome.
Next Week: Tim Burgess (Charlatans) - Playing Tunes
Week After: Bobby Alt (drummer extraordinaire) - Playing Tunes
Feb 5: The New Motherfuckers (myspace) - Live Session
and much much more...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

David Beckham Pt. II

So how can David Beckham be the single most important factor for US Soccer?

Here is my breakdown. People want to see David Beckham. He is a sex symbol, he is a cultural icon, at one time he was a lethal footballer, and still for my money he has the best freekick of anybody. Now also add he and his family are hounded left and right wherever they go by paparazzi to the point where they are bigger than most celebrities. His ability on the field is only a small portion of his importance to MLS and US Soccer (granted he doesn't get injured and never play).

Here are the instant benefits:
///Season Tickets Selling Like Mad ($$$)
///Galaxy had yet to sign an exclusive jersey manufacturer, so obviously the price has just gone up exponentially ($$$)
///World Press Coverage (Including daily LA Times articles, even a whole page dedicated to Soccer!)
///BUZZ!

So once the buzz dies down a bit, what is Becks going to do? Well, expect a promo tour including a signing that is going to be out of control crazy and I'll probably end up going to that shit (just like the Chelsea one where I waited 5 hours...jersey sits in a bag next to my bed...shit). But more importantly, Becks is going to come into the Galaxy training camp probably a little early as Real Madrid says he can go when he wants, and he is getting bashed by the club so why would he stick around. Galaxy HAS to win, which shouldn't be a problem, they have the capability...what there are only like 5 teams they have to do better than...and if they do that, then they are set on the MLS front. But why will Beckham save US Soccer?

When I look at sport I see a natural progression starting with the "upper-class" usually crickity-ass crackers exclusively playing a sport and creating leagues. Then after time, the sport spreads throughout all communities and walks of life and you have a more well rounded game. I am also going to go out on a limb and say from my personal expierience and observation I have found that white people are not the best at sports and other minorities are more athletic!?!?! Correct me if I'm wrong. I was speaking to a big hip-hop music manager a while back and he said, "Once the hood starts playing Soccer, then the US will start challenging the world." Well that could be true, and the "hood" represents the lower class and once you start having the cliche of the good kid from a shitty neighborhood and shitty family rising above to excel at a sport, well you have gone full cirle. When you look at the Streetball contests and some running backs you can see some of the most gifted athletes in the world, so I hope that one day those same kids will put down a soccer ball and start kicking it around and take the US to the next level. It is the last conquerable sport to the US, everything else the US excels at for the most part. But in Soccer, there is some shame. So back to Beckham. Basically, as I am boring you, i know, i'm busy...this sport will be forced to spread. Beckham will do his darndest and the Galaxy will as well to market the shit out of this guy, and it's such an easy sport to play...get a ball and put it down anywhere...you don't need lines or bases or anything. Fuck America's past-time, Mark Macguire was shooting up when he hit 72 home runs or whatever, and same with that dipshit Barry Bonds. And i'm tired of Iverson's attitude and who will ever forget the Kobe Colorado incident? Ray Lewis the wife beater? I much rather have Joey Barton showing his ass to a bunch of home fans on an away day, and a sport that is not just in America! The Superbowl and the World Series....which only include US (and a few canadian teams). I'm sorry, Champions League Soccer is the best, and if MLS can step up maybe Champions League can go worldwide...it's gotta help political situations as well. Pele was brought to the US in the 70's partly by Kisinger telling Brazil that it will help US relations with the country.

Well, expect this:
///More World Renowned Old Foggies coming to the MLS (see Edgar Davids!, Fat Ronaldo, Figo, and Raul)
///A building buzz up until World Cup 2010 in South Africa

Oh well fuck it, I bought my Galaxy Season tickets today via freESAC and I am stoked to see less empty seats and more inflated prices!

If you want me to continue my rant on why Beckham will save US Soccer, you are invited to a game, and I will blab on about that shit and give you meaningless facts about the game and it's players.

World Cup 2022 is going to be won by team USA! P.S. Edu sucks.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

My Response: David Beckham

So, in my group of friends, they know I'm a football fanatic (ESP by American Standards). This morning I recieved calls and text after text about David Beckham signing a $250 Million deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy. For sometime we ("insiders") knew this was going to happen, just not when. Around 2003 there was a study stating that David Beckham was the #2 most recognized person in the world. #1 was the Pope John Paul II, and in 2005 he passed away, so I believe that makes Becks #1! (Although "W" the turd may be moving up that list quickly as he is hated worldwide!) David Beckham (Becks for short) already has a firm plant in Los Angeles with his "David Beckham Academy" that teaches young'ns how to play the beautiful game. Becks is hollywood, he drinks bubbly with P Diddy, he is what Paris Hilton is to US Weekly in Spain and previously England. He is married to a Spice Girl for fuck sake! His kids are named Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz!?!?!

Here Is What To Expect:
///To quote Spaceballs "MERCHANDISING, MERCHANDISING, MERCHANDISING!" Galaxy has held off on a Jersey sponsor for 2007 so far, Smartest move of their existence. Put Becks on a plastic visor and it will sell for $20
///Becks face plastered EVERYWHERE for advertising!
///Sold out games to see the man wallop a free kick
///Posh Spice going out with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Us Weekly ATTACKING the family every chance they get in LA.
///And I'm calling it here...Posh goes Scientology (supposively Katie Holmes and Crazy Cruise are "really close" with the Beckhams) But becks has crosses all over her, he is a good catholic boy.
///David Beckham will never play for the England National Team again, he was captain this time last year, and got dropped from the squad once they hired a new coach. Recently people thought he would be coming back, but that is now not the case.


BUT, let me state right here and now, DAVID BECKHAM CAN BE THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR US SOCCER.

More on that tomorrow....

Beckham Wiki Glith (hilarious)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Anatomy of a Hit Song (UK)

Klaxons - Golden Skans (Single Release Date: January 27th, 2007)
File Under: New Rave (wiki)

Ah, love the UK buzz! "Golden Skans" is a good song. Good Sound, good hook, good vibe. So how do you make that song even better? Well, 1st you keep it on lockdown (i.e. away from blogs for as long as you can). 2nd REMIXES everybodies favorite! And who do you call on to remix the tunes? Well, in my opinion one of the best remixers of 2006/07 Mr. Erol Alkan (myspace) who is known for his:

///Hot Chip - Boy From School (Extended Re-Work)
///Justice - Waters Of Nazareth (Dur Dur Durrr Re-Edit)
///Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (Carnival Of Light Re-Work)
///Production for The Long Blondes (Track: Fulwood Babylon) and Mystery Jets (Track: Crossroads)
///His Club Night in England called "Trash" which just finished it's 10 year run last night!


3rd You lock up THAT remix and have fluokids blog from France unload a DUB version of the track as an "Exxxclusive." Then as people are begging for the Vocal Edit you release ANOTHER remix by another hot Remixer SebastiAn (myspace.com) from France a la Ed Banger Records. Then whilst people are into that, somebody says...hey head over to Discobelle to get the Vocal Edit, because they dropped it, even though they "were not suppossed to" according to the Label/Mgmt, whatever. And Viola....BUZZ. Everybody wants what they can't have.

Feel This:
Klaxons - Golden Skans
Klaxons - Golden Skans (Erol Alkan's Ekstra Spektral Dub)
Klaxons - Golden Skans (SebastiAn 1.2.0 Remix)
Klaxons - Golden Skans (Erol Alkan's Ekstra Spektral Extended Vocal Re-Work)

I think Erol's mix beats SebastiAn's hands down as I think SebastiAn's sounds a lot like Justin Timberlake's "My Love". Before I heard the Vocal Edit I was all into the dub version and the vocals kinda let me down.

Well anyway, i'm sure this post will help my google love, gotta love the "indie blogger nation"

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

RADIO PERFIK: Episode 1 Podcast

So the debut of RADIO PERFIK went well. I have no experience on the radio, but I was happy with the result. As always, The Gray Kid is hilarious and it made for a good show. Here is what was played...


Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
Minutemen - This Ain't No Picnic
Fugazi - Blueprint
Mason Dixon - Hurry Through The Night
The Twilight Singers - There's Been An Accident
The Hard Tomorrows - Glossy Eyed Sweetheart*
Paul Michel - Expire*
Klaxons - Golden Skans
The Long Blondes - Fulwood Babylon
The Whip - Trash
The Gray Kid - Sooth Sayer ***Exclusive Premier On Radio Perfik***
Missy Elliot - Slide*
Subtle - Middleclass Stomp
Radiohead - Morning Bell*
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Machine*
Air - Run*
Cold War Kids - Hospital Beds
Martha Wainwright - Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole
The Durruti Column - Otis
The Gray Kid - Race World/Stephanie B Microscopic ***"Cover Ups" From The Pilgramage Mixtape*** available for free download at www.people-food.com
Lansing-Dreiden - The Eternal Lie*
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon
Peter And The Wolf - Safe Travels
Bat For Lashes - Trophy
Bobby "Blue" Bland - How Does A Cheatin' Woman Feel*
Ludacris - Ultimate Satisfaction*

*The Gray Kid Pics

www.graykid.com
www.myspace.com/thegraykid
www.myspace.com/radioperfik


"Podcast" link below (it's basically a 60MB mp3)
RADIO PERFIK Live 1/8/07 feat. The Gray Kid on LittleRadio.com via Z-Share, so click through all the ads that make it FREE fools

New Air Album E-Card

Worth checking out from EMI France. Very well done E-Card featuring a large portion of "Once Upon A Time" the first single from le nouvel album "Pocket Symphony." I thought they broke up once one of the guys did Darkel and the Charlotte Gainsbourg album, guess not.

AIR "Pocket Symphony" E-Card

Merci!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Hey Writers: 33 1/3

I really like the 33 1/3 series. It's a great idea and perfect for people who rock the Alpha Delta Delta.

They need writers to write about amazing albums, see link:

33 1/3 Proposals for Future Books

Here are my pics, maybe I'll come up with one, but then I would have to write it...hmmm...I have a blog with writing on it:

Johnny Cash - Bitter Tears (wiki)
Danzig - Danzig I (wiki) *i may actually submit this, I could do it
Murder City Devils - Empty Bottles Broken Hearts (allmusic)
13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere (wiki)
New Order - Power, Corruption, and Lies (wiki)

here is a list of what has already been done:
#1-#35
#36 and on
As well from the 33 1/3 blog, what's planned to be released listed here.

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Inconvenient Truth

So I decided to add a "The Inconvinient Truth" counter to my blog, check it out to the right (or if you have a wacky browser, below).
I finally saw the film and I was glad I did. I own a "gas guzzler" which makes me a terrorist! No, not really, but it does make me an asshole! My car has a good year left in it, and once he/she bids farewell, my ass is getting a Civic Hybrid, a Prius Hybrid, or a Camry Hybrid.
Reasons:

///I'm a fan of the enviroment (vegetarian too!)
///I will get over twice as much mileage (450+ miles on a tank of gas, compared to 200!)
///The cars aren't that expensive, and you get a tax break, and save money on gas
///I don't want to be the reason any more troops die in Iraq because of our quest for oil, why do you think our US Army HQ is right next door to the Oil Ministry?

Go rent the movie, buy it, netflix it, steal it, whatever. I would vote for Al Gore for President in 2008, he needs work but at least he has a heartbeat. I dont think there will be a serious candidate out of the Dem ass party that could do any better. The Evil of Two Lessers as it is put. Obama and Hillary aren't going to go anywhere at this point in time, even after the dumb hillbilly we have in office now. Either way, I am afraid of Global Warming, I have mainly lived in LA my whole life where the weather is a constant basic 70 degrees with barely any cold weather or rain and recently things are wacky and I think it has to be what we are doing to our enviroment.

The image below taken December 24, 1968 on Apollo 8 was the first image of it's kind. After the astronauts had passed around the dark side of the moon where they had no communication to the anyone, they saw this, called "Earthrise." According to Mr. Gore, this image launched the Enviromental Movement overnight, and it makes sense to me. We are nothing in this universe. 6.5 billion people on that tiny little blip, check yourselves fools!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

UK Buzz Band: The Twang

When I was in Manchester, UK for the In The City music conference, there was one band that was buzzing beyond belief and that was The Twang (myspace). Every A+R weasel was just dying to get into their sold out Academy 3 show. The talk of the town was that this Birmingham band sounds like The Happy Mondays, ok I'm sold. Who doesn't like Shaun Ryder, dude was/is nuts. I passed on the show, because I had tickets to see Manchester City beat Middlesborough! I finally got to go to a Premiership Match, so I was excited beyond belief, fuck some buzz band.

Anyway, this morning on the way to work I was listening to BBC Radio 1 (via Sirius) and sure enough I heard "Either Way" by the Twang. I like this tune, but its like the Happy Mondays minus the drugs (so you are left with basically nothing) deciding they want to sound like Keane. It is a good pop song, I guess I sorta hear the Mondays reference, but whatever, check it out before they invade your indie night in Brooklyn or whatever. They signed to B-Unique I guess, and stonewalled a bunch of majors, I commend them for that.

The Twang - Either Way *blowing up on BBC Radio 1
The Twang - Cloudy Room
The Twang - Wide Awake

Let's see if he has the Shaun Ryder swagger...


Side Note: Chelsea FC are going after my boy Micah Richards (of MCFC duh), but the price tag is 18 million pounds and he is not for sale, HA! I knew that dude was the man, I called it. If I he was an artist that I repped at SESAC then I would be making bank!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Leaked!

So, I found this when I was going through all my CD's that I have in boxes that are "not for show." Because I have so many damn compact discs, many are relegated to the garage where they sit in a nice box until I decide to get some together to go off to the CD death camp that is Amoeba so I can get trade in value and shop even more! Upon excavating these dingy boxes I found this gem...

This disc I found is one track that failed to make it to an album released by a comedian whilst I worked at Geffen. It is HILARIOUS, and definitely too crazy to make it to an album. The original artist heard the track and just nodded their heads like WTF?!?! I am not going to say the name of the person I would hate for google to catch on and get my ass in trouble. So I guess this is just for my regulars. Dude is one of the funniest guys on the planet and once you hear his voice you will know who I am talking about.

Crackers.mp3

Happy New Year

Things are great over here. My radio show on Little Radio starts on Monday (Jan. 8th) and so far I have The Gray Kid, Peter and the Wolf, and Tim Burgess!!!!!!!! all confirmed to drop by for the month of January. Set your clocks now and help spread the love!!! If you are in the area, come on down to the warehouse and hang out!

2007 is going to be big for all of us, I promise.

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