and here is a track by Charlotte Gainsborough
As a female who played in post-punk bands in Ireland and the UK my way was paved in part by Poly and others of her bravery and voice. With all the media talking about some royal wedding it is my humble opinion that the UK is much stronger for the likes of Poly than anyone of aristocratic lineage from that island. Deb on Air
(below is the statement in part – from her official web site) http://www.poly-styrene.com/
July 3rd 1957- April 25th 2011
Poly Styrene was a punk amongst punks. A groundbreaking presence that left an unrepeatable mark on the musical landscape, she made history the moment she uttered, “Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but I think oh bondage up yours!” The influence of Poly and X-ray Spex has been felt far and wide ever since. Their landmark album Germ Free Adolescents is a landmark work and a primary influence on Britpop and Riot Grrrl. At the centre of it was PolyStyrene, a bi-racial feminist punk with the perfect voice to soundtrack rebellion. Poly never sacrificed the intelligence or the fun in her music and style. Her trademark braces and dayglo clothes were a playful rejection of the status quo and of conformity and complacency. She dissected gender politics, consumer culture, and the obsessions of modern life in a way that made us all want sing along with her.
There is an excellent obituary in the SF Weekly http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/04/oh_cancer_up_yours_appreciatin.php
As tribute we will be playing Trash City from “Generation Indigo” that was due to be released next week.
Legends and Lowlife # 80
Variety is the spice this week with lashings of psychedelic, pop, lounge, jazz, soul, alt, indie, country, blues and even classical tunes for your listening pleasure.
We still seem to have the April showers here in Olympia but lots of great new releases this month by the likes of Oly band Lake, The Vivian Girls, TV on the Radio, Gorillaz, Fleet Foxes, Emmy Lou Harris, TuneYards, Mirah & Thau make staying in and watching the rain not such a bad thing.
As with all Legends and Lowlife fare we present our share of evils and wayward folk in the form of Izzy Cox‘s “Bad Woman,” drinkn’ songs “I AIn’t Drunk” by Albert Collins holds that fort up this week, Little Anthony – usually all sweetness and soul light with the Imperials is all about revenge in “Gonna Fix You Good (every time you’re bad) and we start everything off with Le Bucherettes getting all not pretty and def not demure with the stately and majestic ” I’m Getting Sick of You.” If that was not enough legends and lowlife – we have Bobby Womack with Gorillaz to rep for the legends, and we even have a song about stinky cheese for good measure.
Lots of legally free downloads this week too, stay tuned for more info… our pals at Superfan 2011 have some great choices this week. As does Pitchfork via Soundcloud, I love this whispy, haunting track by Cass McCombs.
Cass is playing these (almost) local dates :
May 8 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle *
May 9 – Mississippi Studios, Portland *
Some of the tracks under consideration for Tuesday’s show include;
Deb on Air is your host, streaming live Tuesday night 6 -8 PST
The diversity of our audience, beyond the Legends and the Lowlife among you is so impressive. Seems listeners hail from around the globe, and Oly too.
An un-intentional theme popped up when choosing tracks this week, death, or rather themes of life and death. Maybe it comes from the DJ DOA moniker that Deb on Air abbreviated to. Maybe its Spring and rebirth and all that… In any case it brings some mighty fine music in a month of fab new releases and re-issues by the likes of the Gorillaz, Beth Ditto, Fleet Foxes, Panda Bear, Nick Lowe, Jayhawks, and the Feelies newest album in 17 years… Check out the death and life themes of Vivian Girls, Spudmonsters, Killola, Jolie Holland among others.
Hello my precious Lowlife,
This week its all about numbers, more to the point its about the MONEY. First, thank you, thank you to all who called 360-867-5267 or gave a pledge on-line at http://www.kaosradio.org. As you may know, this week KAOS is int the Spring Pledge Drive mode. . , so Lowlife, yes, that we be you, we are asking you to pony up, saddle up that checkbook, Mastercard or Visa and give it up for KAOS.
Even a small donation is great as some of the grant funding is given to the station based on the number of contributions, paying memberships. So if its a dollar, or a Euro or a pound, it counts in a big way. Unlike the UK or Ireland the US does not have a national broadcasting system, so public broadcasting here in the US is especially vital to provide a broadcasting outlet that is free of commercials or corporate sponsorship.
Top tracks about money
Money – The Sonics
Money on My Mind – JJ
Pocketful of Money – Jens Lekman
Music for Money – Nick Lowe
Looking for Money – The Chicken Chokers
Work for your Money – Howlin’ Wolf
Before the Money Came – Betty LaVette
T.C.B. or T.Y.A. – Bobbie Paterson
Money Honey – Ry Cooder
We left out some of the obvious tracks that are better known, Taxman by the Beatles, we replaced the original Barrett Strong Motown recording (written by Berry Gordy) with a more obscure rendition by The Sonics, Abba’s Money, Money, Money, Money, and Money, Money, Money by the OJays are just too well known to fit into our playlist, but we do have a few lesser known Northern Soul tunes to shake your moneymaker to and Jens Leckmen stands in for the Swedes.
You don’t even have to give till it hurts, it won’t. If the good karma that comes from giving to a worthy non-profit, non-commercial media outlet like KAOS isn’t enough – we have the thank you gifts at certain levels. I picked out stuff in the thank you cupboard just for you..really good stuff, a Leonard Cohen CD/DVD live that is stunning, CDs by Neil Young, Mono, The Jayhawks, Bikini Kill, Italian zombie music, and other hand-picked stuff that we have played on Legends and Lowlife.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for listening, for reading, for being a part of KAOS and Legends and Lowlife.
Deb on Air xxx
Money 2:01 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!
Mrs. McKee 3:03 The Boss Mustangs Mrs McKee / Hazel Holly (Please Come Back) – Single
Genuine 4:04 The Krayolas Tipsy Topsy Turvy
2012 (Bury Our Heads) 3:51 Dengue Fever Cannibal Courtship
I’m the one / money on my mind 1:42 jj let them
Awakening 6:25 Lucinda Williams Blessed
Pocketful Of Money 4:20 Jens Lekman Oh You’re So Silent Jens
Money Honey 3:29 Ry Cooder
Blue Bird, Blue Bird 1:29 Lightnin’ Hopkins A Taste Of Tradition Busted
(Live Version) 2:31 Ray Charles with Willie Nelson Genius & Friends
My Rose Marie (A Soldier’s Tale) 6:06 Stan Ridgway Snakebite – Blacktop Ballads & Fugitive Songs
First Ideas 3:47 The Glass Canoe Chimera
Come Live With Me 2:07 Johnny Williams (Vocal By Toni Scotti) Cocktail Mix:4:
With A Twist!Second Song 4:20 TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light [Deluxe]
T.C.B. Or T.Y.A. 2:51 Bobby Patterson Beg, Scream & Shout! The Big Ol’ Box Of ’60s Soul [Disc 5]
You Don’t Own The Road 3:23 The Kills Blood Pressures
Music For Money 2:08 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool
First I Look At The Purse 2:58 The Contours The Very Best of Motown (CD1)
Rebel 3:36 Fear Nuttin Band Move Positive
Your God Is Dead To Me Now 3:05 Five Eight Your God Is Dead To Me Now
Time Is Right 2:36 The Feelies Here Before
Breath and Length 1:43 The Residents Meet The Residents
Rainbows (Featuring Katy Wainwright) 2:29 Malachai Return To The Ugly Side
Reaching Into In 1:53 Ken Nordine The Beat Generation, Volume 1
Looking For Money 2:47 The Chicken Chokers Hills Of Home: 25 Years Of Folk Music On Rounder Records
Dance (If You Wanna) 2:59 Vivian Girls Share the Joy
El Hombre Gamba 1:41 Los Tiki Phantoms Mueven el Esqueleto Surf
Neighborhood #2 (Laïka) 3:32 Arcade Fire Funeral
Work For Your Money 2:12 Howlin’ Wolf The Real Folk Blues-More Real Blues
almost made the playlist…
My Pledge Of Love 2:47 The Joe Jeffrey Group Beg, Scream & Shout! The Big Ol’ Box Of ’60s Soul [Disc 5] R&BThe Remains Of The Day 3:41 Mono You Are There RockBefore The Money Came (The Battle Of Bettye LaVette) 4:30 Bettye LaVette The Scene Of The Crime R&BBlack Mirror 4:13 The Arcade Fire Neon Bible Alternative & PunkFace Down in the Gutter 3:07 Quintron Sucre Du Sauvage (MASTERED) Night Vision Binoculars (Jeremy Wheatley Mix) 3:33 Passenger Night Vision Binoculars PopTelephone Call From Istanbul 3:12 Tom Waits Frank’s Wild Years Tom WaitsTelephone 1:32 Captain Beefheart Doc at the Radar Station RockThe Autopsy Garland 2:51 The Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck Indie RockClutching Stems 3:21 The Ladybug Transistor Clutching Stems AlternativeIntertwined 4:20 Maggie Bjorklund Coming Home – Get Free Music at RCRD LBL.com Lucinda / Ain’t Goin’ Down To The Well [Live] 5:37 Tom Waits Glitter And Doom Live [Disc 1] AlternativeBamba Samba 3:18 Woody Herman A Taste Of Tradition OtherToo Poor 2:17 Detroit Jr. Chess Blues 1960-1967 [Disc 4] ReligiousDiamonds Are Forever 3:54 David McAlmont Shaken And Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project ElectronicaSister in the Radio 4:08 Dengue Fever Cannibal Courtship RockButtercup 3:51 Lucinda Williams Blessed RockSeeing Black 5:14 Lucinda Williams Blessed RockLet Me On Out 2:36 The Raveonettes Raven In The Grave Rock
LEGENDS AND LOWLIFE
Lots of legally free downloads this week! Check out the links below the iconic vid of Odetta with Tennessee Ernie Ford, singing Woody Guthrie tunes…If its linked, its free, legally, yeah, really, really, honest
This week watch out for our usual unusual noise, joys, and toys from artists Kurt Vile, Glasvegas, Ghostpoet, The Kills,Lykke Li, and something from the legendary Odetta, seen below.
Full and accurate playlist will be posted after the show. We may play some of these;
Fave download sites include;
Legends and Lowlife airs 6 -8 PST Tuesday nights
The playlist for March 22, 2011
This week we get all intoxicated on the music of Ghostpoet, see the video below. I defy you not to at least think about that tune, and just perhaps humm a few lines after listening.
f course events in Japan are still in our hearts and minds and we continue to play artists from Japan. We’ll be playing more by 鸚鵡返しicon girl pistols feat.関取花 , and Sholohmo and go jet setting all over the place, Lykki Li takes us to Sweden, tUnE-YaRdS give us the African inspired beats, Mirah brings it home to the Northwest, some famous, the Dum Dum Girls cover the Smiths, R.E.M. tell us about Marlon Brando,Julie London gives it a spin on the karaoke, even the Everly Brothers do some time or their girlfriend does, some infamous, the stuff of Legends the stuff of Lowlife, Kurt Vile, Chain and the Gang, The Drive-By Truckers, stay tuned and feel the heat with the Hot Toddies, and Hot Panda, go animal with Daddy Lion and Buffalo Tom and er Hot Panda. You know the score, feel free to sing along, Like us on facebook too, we already like you just for reading this far.
Beefcake photo left is Marlon Brando, and does have something to do with the actual playlist, no really, honest, you’ll just have to tune in, but in the meantime enjoy the view gals (and guys too) I do. sigh…now back to the music..