A small listette of alien related songs that are hard to find elsewhere !
Ex-Girl- Spaceman, melon
Etsuko Yakushimaru- Cosmos vs Alien
Etsuko Yakushimaru – キャベツUFO
Scandal- Space ranger
Naomi Araki- Coming of aliens
Urban surf kings-Surf vs the flying saucers
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers- U.F.O man.
A chance comment the other day and news items about the BBC got me thinking about British comedy. I like a bit of comedy, me , but find much of today’s output ( especially on the BBC) pretty feeble and lacking in laughs.
I began to wonder if this is a symptom of me growing old. Each generation , naturally, has it’s own comedic zeitgeist which , like an old photograph, is bound to fade over time.
I do think, though, that a path can be traced, in Britain, in which , though each generation succeeds the previous it also draws inspiration from it.
“So what, Big Ears ?” I hear you, rather rudely, enquire.
Dancing , of any form, is as alien to me as deep sea diving.
Can’t do it, won’t do it but I have to say that I admire a “good” dancer.
I’d just like to share a couple that I came across yesterday with everyone.
They are both from Japan ( shock !) and really , I think, rather special.
First up World Order- Permanent Revolution.
and secondly Kyary Pamyu Pamyu- Furisodeshon ( I think !)
This one, I think, is really rather interesting as Kyary appears to be drinking rather a lot in the video, very unusual for a Japanese lady as far as I can tell with my limited experience of such things .
Perhaps a Japanese reader could enlighten me as to whether this is as unusual as I think it is.
Last minute change of plan here. I was going to offer up 11 “old time” songs ( really, really “old time” in some cases) but on reflection I think that would be too much of a chore for many folks to listen to.
So, instead, I’ve gone for a selection of some of my favourite 1960s tunes. So no oriental stuff, no punk, no weirdoes just good, old fashioned “pop” music.
I was a bit young to appreciate them first time around , a few tunes stick in the memory from those days ( not always good ones !) but on the whole they are later discoveries.
You know the rules, one has to go…but which one….
A handful of songs ( doh !) here for you all, they are….
Billy Hughes- Keep your hands off it ( the birthday cake song)
The Blue Hearts- Mirai wa bokura
Booted Cocks- This hand
Bruce Haack – Hand Jive
Alfred Aholo Apaka – Lovely Hula hands
Karlheinz Stockhaused- Stimmung model 12 ( My hands are two bells, ding dong).
The Registrators – Right hand masturbation
Ivor Biggun and the Red Nose Burglars – The Winker song ( misprint ).
The Star Club- Solid fist
Joyside- Pretty three chords
The Discocks – Disgusting snob
Shit Faced – I wanna kill my boss
Helen Love- Calm down Dad
Wanda Jackson- My big iron skillet.
Foamy the Squirrel- Squirrelly wrath, wrath, wrath
Oh ! ELEVEN songs ! That’s a relief, trying to find 11 elven songs was proving difficult. Anyway, here they are, 11 songs but one must make way, only 10 can survive. You decide.
Selection process after, as usual, minimal thought, was to try to replicate an average evenings listening Ubnam style . I tend not to listen to whole albums these days, preferring to veer off at whatever tangent takes my fancy. I’ve tried not to be too heavy on the orientals but,as that’s where my main focus is at the moment, inevitably a few have crept in.
The offerings are as follows…
1. In-Hi – Okinawa justice
2. The Hollywood Flames- Buzz, buzz, buzz
3 Suki Suki Switch- Muda
4. The Weirdos- We got the Neutron bomb
5. Yuki – The end of shite
6. Scott Walker- Big Louise
7 The Mystic Tide – Frustration
8 Heino – Mein vater war ein wandersmann
9. Shonen Knife – Mysterious drugstore
10. Syd Barrett – Octopus
11. Joyside – The last song for the endless party.
If I were a betting man I know which one my money would be on. We shall see…
A tiny listette of chorus free ( possibly) songs, which are
Jun Togawa – Mushi no onna ( pupation woman) two versions, “baroque” original and “punk”
Roky Erickson – Bumblebee zombie
Masako-san- My fruit yoghurt
Rev.Fred Lane- Shoelaces.
Kwanjai Kalasin Yuk Patana – Ruk Pee Deh Bun Mai Terng
Mitsume-春の日 ( One Spring day)
White- 47 rockets ( for Wang Hu)
My Little Airport- Je Pense a toi
It’s that time of the week again ! How the time flies….
Here are a few oddments that you won’t find easily anywhere else, oddments of a windy nature.
1. Inotomo- Wind Arrows
2. Indian Hi – Sea Breeze
3. Akiakane- Kaze to Tomoni
4. Hazel Nuts Chocolate- Kaze hiite batankyuu
5. Shang Shang Typhoon- Spring wind across the river
6. Baidu- A spring wind
7. Doddodo- Trees, wind .
8. Yozurino- Windy world.
9. Zhou Xuan- South wind blowing.
Hello again, a “leftover”here and, for those whose minds are touched with “madness” a few rather “different” versions of a famous song.
This post contains
Johnny Wiggs and his New Orleans Music- There’s a two wing temple in the sky
Puffy- Lucy in the sky with diamonds
William Shatner- Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Wing- Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Commodore Condello’s Salt River Navy Band- Ladmo in the sky with almonds
Hello boys and girls, Ubu here with a little playlist of “sky” tracks that aren’t easily found elsewhere. They are-
Tamurapan- Yappai kyou mo sora ha atte
In-Hi- Blue Sky
Softball- Kokyou no sora
The Kokessies- Red Sky
Fanny Fink- Mint in the sky dream
Henry Flynt and the Insurrectionists – Sky turned red
Hedgehog – Sky song
It’s been a while since we toddled off Eastwards. My partner in crime has been rather busy of late. So I thought, as I have nothing better to do, that I might seize the chance to gather together a few of my favourite “oddments” from the Far East for your listening pleasure.
Hope you find something here of interest. Continue reading →
I’m a little bored and the weather is terrible ( all sunny ! What’s that all about. I’m not going out in that !) so I thought, for a change, I’d get a young person to recommend some songs. Let’s face it, most of us on RR are getting a little long in the tooth. Youngsters are as rare as Japanese river otters.
“Where might I find one ?” I thought to myself. Then I realised that I have a daughter ( I was kind of thinking it was some kind of weird dream but apparently I am someone’s father). So I asked her.
Here’s what she came up with. This, believe it or not, is the kind of music a 16 year old might listen to. Admittedly she’s not your standard 16 year old. She takes after me in being superly fantastically intelligent ( shall I boast….yes ! I shall ! 11 A* and 2 A grade GCSE’s just received). She’s also, like me, stunningly attractive ( to bees) and has impeccable taste in music.
Here, then, are the sounds that a young person might like. The tracks are
1. Best Coast- Crazy for you. A lively pop beat number suitable for young people
2. Direct Hit !- Werewolf shame. A lively pop beat number suitable for young people.
3. Surfer Blood – Voyager Reprise. A lively pop beat number suitable for youngish people
4. We are Augustines- A new drink for an old drunk. A lively pop beat number suitable for young alcoholics.
We hope you enjoy this insight into the foul, diseased mind of the average 16 year old.
My partner in crime is, as I’m sure you know, away at the moment besporting herself on sunny beaches on a beautiful sub-tropical island.
I’m not, I’m stuck in the hills in the rain and murk ( as usual) with only a few straggly sheep and rustics for company.
So I thought I’d take some time and scribble some screed concerning a band I have grown to love over the past few months and which, I think, briefly reignited the “true Olmpyian flame of Punk”. Until they fell apart , of course, bickering and burned out Continue reading →
The results are in for last week’s “Battle of the sexes”.
Unfortunately there seems to have been some kind of error. Sakura won by 16 votes to 9 !
I’m not sure how this happened, I suspect vote rigging, possibly postal voting fraud or multiple clicking.
I am at a loss as to how people chose to vote for a charming, lovely , friendly and funny young lady over a fat, flatulent and grumpy old man !
It’s a travesty !
Thanks to all who voted anyway. I’ll leave office gracefully, like Ken and with a song….
Jan 1 2011. A cold day. Had soup for lunch. Took dog for walk.
Jan 2 2011. Still cold. Leftover soup. Took dog for walk.
Jan 3 2011. Slightly warmer. Run out of soup. Dog took self for walk. Continue reading →