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Archive for July, 2009

Ruby – Running Back To Me
31st July, 2009 | 367 views

Pub rock – a most underrated form of music.

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The Youngbloods – Get Together
30th July, 2009 | 181 views

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The definitive version of this track which has been recorded numerous times, although I also have the version by We Five on seven. Love, peace and flowers drip out of the grooves in this universal paean to just getting along maaan, provoking big smiles and the involuntary rocking of the head from side to side to any listeners. Indelibly connected in my mind to the movie adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, as it was used in the soundtrack that introduced me to some outstanding ‘new’ music. Dialogue from the movie is used to bridge some of the songs on it and Johnny Depp utters the monologue below (adjusted only slightly from the novel) just before the Youngbloods track fades in:

San Francisco in middle of the sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world, whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction, at any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning and that I think was the handle.

That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil, not in any mean or military sense, we didn’t need that; our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum, we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west and with the right kind of eyes, you can almost see the high water mark; that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

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EstimuloShow 25.07.09
26th July, 2009 | 184 views

Toronto broadcast with your host Mike Bishop.

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Nora – Questa Notte
20th July, 2009 | 455 views

Spotters Alert! Unpack your anoraks and sharpen those pencils, start listening and it’s eyes down and start scribbling. Secret italo-disco gem…

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EstimuloShow 18.07.09
19th July, 2009 | 159 views

Relayed from Berlin with your host, Estimulo.

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Synkro – Attack
15th July, 2009 | 196 views

Dub house – Dub step, let’s not split genre-hairs here. Headphones may be essential to appreciate all the deep frequency seasoning.

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Smith & Mighty – Move You Run
14th July, 2009 | 158 views

Low frequency oscillations are the order the day, send out bass warning.

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Alucidnation – Meantime
13th July, 2009 | 303 views

A track from the latest Alucidnation offering for the summer and autumn.

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EstimuloShow 11.07.09
12th July, 2009 | 91 views

Estimulo hosting from Berlin with guests, the Keep:On Posse.

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RSS feeds for categories
8th July, 2009 | 25 views

There hasn’t been a lot of activity lately but it’s not a race and the posts will probably always come in bursts. However, due to the eclectic nature of the music I post here, I’ve added a page which has the RSS feeds for each category. Should you so wish, you now have the option to add feed links to your reader from the list contained on the page RSS feeds (categories), located on the menu on the right-hand side.

The option to subscribe to the blog as a whole still remains; click on the icon at the foot of the side menu or click/copy and paste the following into your reader:
http://tiptopmusic.com/pinkblog/feed/

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EstimuloShow 04.07.09
5th July, 2009 | 148 views

truly-madly wrests control of this juggernaut of a show in London and steers it into Deepville.

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