End of Year Musings

It is nearly time to bid 2006 a fond farewell. 2006 has marked my second full year in Australia, and somehow I’ve still maintained my English accent! I do believe that writing this blog has made me even more attentive towards a subject I was already so passionate about, but either way it does seem that 2006 has been a fantastic year for music. I’ll be writing my “best of 2006″ style blog post very shortly, so look out for that.

I doubt this is fresh news to anyone, but The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, sadly passed away at the age of 73 on Christmas day. James was admitted to hospital on Christmas Eve after his dentist noticed that all was not well. It turned out that he had pneumonia. The official cause of death, according to his agent, was heart failure. It’s strange cos literally just last week I was thinking to myself how amazing it was that we still had one of our musical pioneers living with us, and then just like that, we lose him. It certainly is a tragic loss. James Brown was a natural born performer and he gave it his all right up until the end – he will be dearly missed.

Coldcut and Steinski – Lesson Two (James Brown Mix)
>> download track (YSI)
>> Coldcut website
This download link will expire on 5th January.

On a different note, I’ve uploaded Volume 5 of the Just Like Music podcast. I’ve had fantastic feedback for it so far, but a few people have been asking for track listings. There isn’t really enough room in the relevant field to put all that info with the actual podcast, so I’ll just give you the tracklisting here…

1. Ammoncontact – With Voices
2. Spank Rock – Sweet Talk
3. Dr Who Dat? – B-Boy Portrait In Spain
4. Amon Tobin – Big Furry Head
5. Aim – Aberdeen
6. Camille – Baby Carni Bird
7. Easy Star All-Stars – No Surprises
8. Alice Russell – Hurry On Now (Boub Remix)
9. Sigur Ros – Staralfur

I get quite a lot of space with my podcast host, and as such all five volumes are still available. Want to know what all the fuss is aboot? This is the feed URL once more… http://www.switchpod.com/users/justlikemusic/feed.xml – there should be somewhere an option within your media player to subscribe to a feed, this is where you would paste the above link. I know in iTunes you just click ‘Advanced’ at the top of the screen, then select ‘Subscribe to Podcast…’ – so should be something similar for other types of software.

Useful links:

  • divebomb djingle

    hi
    may you have a happy new year
    here
    http://mhulotsnothingdays.blogspot.com/2006/12/blog-post_28.html
    you will find a nice mix of songs
    track list
    mikael delta-einstein’s dream
    isan-lent et douloureux
    max and harvey-sleep
    modern institute-reginatta della techno
    various production-lost
    blackdown-crackle blues (burial remix)
    burial-distant lights
    boxcutter- tauhid
    blackdown-lata
    pinch-qawwali
    000-sans collinder
    shackleton-majestic visions
    coki-haunted
    timeblind-ontological ground of being
    ricardo villalobos-fizheuer zieheuer pt. 1

    m.hulot is a greek blogger and he also blogs about music. you will find many interesting tracks there including songs from the greek scene.
    i suggest this one:
    Monika – are you coming with us?
    http://rapidshare.com/files/7842971/monika-are_you_coming_with_us.MP3.html
    Monika is greek and this is her first single. tell me your impressions

  • divebomb djingle

    hi
    may you have a happy new year
    here
    http://mhulotsnothingdays.blogspot.com/2006/12/blog-post_28.html
    you will find a nice mix of songs
    track list
    mikael delta-einstein’s dream
    isan-lent et douloureux
    max and harvey-sleep
    modern institute-reginatta della techno
    various production-lost
    blackdown-crackle blues (burial remix)
    burial-distant lights
    boxcutter- tauhid
    blackdown-lata
    pinch-qawwali
    000-sans collinder
    shackleton-majestic visions
    coki-haunted
    timeblind-ontological ground of being
    ricardo villalobos-fizheuer zieheuer pt. 1

    m.hulot is a greek blogger and he also blogs about music. you will find many interesting tracks there including songs from the greek scene.
    i suggest this one:
    Monika – are you coming with us?
    http://rapidshare.com/files/7842971/monika-are_you_coming_with_us.MP3.html
    Monika is greek and this is her first single. tell me your impressions

  • http://www.musiclikedirt.com/ musiclikedirt

    just going to subscribe to your podcast now. Good to see more words in praise of the legend James Brown. I was lucky enough to see him a couple of months ago as part of the BBC Electric Proms festival. One of the best gigs ive ever been to. The man was a legend, and it was a privilege to get to see him.

  • http://www.musiclikedirt.com musiclikedirt

    just going to subscribe to your podcast now. Good to see more words in praise of the legend James Brown. I was lucky enough to see him a couple of months ago as part of the BBC Electric Proms festival. One of the best gigs ive ever been to. The man was a legend, and it was a privilege to get to see him.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Cheers mate. Yes, I read your blog post about seeing James Brown at the Electric Proms – I guess you are very lucky!

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Cheers mate. Yes, I read your blog post about seeing James Brown at the Electric Proms – I guess you are very lucky!

  • http://www.musiclikedirt.com/ musiclikedirt

    Yeah you wouldnt think so the struggle I had to find someone to go with me! I despair of my mates sometimes.

    Been reading your comments on Ty’s Murdochspace blog. Interesting debate. Ty always posts comments that get the old brain box whirring

  • http://www.musiclikedirt.com musiclikedirt

    Yeah you wouldnt think so the struggle I had to find someone to go with me! I despair of my mates sometimes.

    Been reading your comments on Ty’s Murdochspace blog. Interesting debate. Ty always posts comments that get the old brain box whirring

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Yeah, I just get so used to conversing with like minded people on the net that I forget the people I know in the real world don’t always share my tastes. A good example of this is that I really want to go see Joanna Newsom in Brisbane next month, but none of my mates have even heard of her, so if I go… it will be on my own.

    Me and Ty shot a few messages between ourselves on MySpace, that chap’s usually got a good idea of what’s really going on – interesting as ever.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Yeah, I just get so used to conversing with like minded people on the net that I forget the people I know in the real world don’t always share my tastes. A good example of this is that I really want to go see Joanna Newsom in Brisbane next month, but none of my mates have even heard of her, so if I go… it will be on my own.

    Me and Ty shot a few messages between ourselves on MySpace, that chap’s usually got a good idea of what’s really going on – interesting as ever.

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    I really miss James Brown. His music is phenomenal – The Godfather of Soul. I hope the next generation will hear the music of this legend.

  • http://www.dentistrybyerin.com/ dentist lexington ky

    I really miss James Brown. His music is phenomenal – The Godfather of Soul. I hope the next generation will hear the music of this legend.