Friday, September 10, 2010

Gordon Voidwell - Voided Checks Mixtape

Gordon Voidwell - The Voided Check Mixtape


Met this dude on a crazy 15 hour job, lots of downtime, and a new friendship occured.
Imagine everything you love about electro hip hop, funk R & B and combine that into one
talented, funny ass, extremely witty,  dude.

Not to be confused with the Gordon Gartrell shirt Theo bought on  The Cosby Show.

He is the real deal, 100% legit, amazing musician, songwriter,  singer & all around good dude.

From his bio:
Will Johnson and his alter-ego, Gordon Voidwell, are a lot things – a trained vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and even published fashion writer. Just like the man behind the moniker, Voidwell’s retro-futuristic pop is a unique yet unified blend of various styles. He combines the silky vocals of 80’s funk and R&B singers with infectious electro beats and a hip-hop swagger that flows effortlessly from the native New Yorker.

“I love this shit. I play it on my radio show, in my house AND in my sets”
—MARK RONSON (Grammy Award-winning Producer Of The Year)

“Gordon Voidwell’s rumbling analog funk, combined with his elastic voice sounds instantly familiar and instantly likable”

“New York's Best Up And Comer”
—Huffington Post

Go see him live if you can
10/06 NEW YORK, NY Crown Point Festival
10/07 NEW YORK, NY Crown Point Festival
10/08 NEW YORK, NY Crown Point Festival
10/09 NEW YORK, NY Crown Point Festival


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bobby Day "Just A Feeling In The Ghetto (Parts 1 & 2)" Byrdland Records

This record blew me away. You MUST DOWNLOAD THIS!!!!

The vocals are 100 times louder than the music.
It doesn't seem to be recorded very well, but there is something in the groove that hypnotizes me.
The drummer is amazing, the bass player, keys. EVERYTHING.
Los Angeles lo-fi funk obscurity from the same man as the cut "Your Love" 45.
Really odd, moody vibe on this one, doesn't turn up much at all.

I believe Oliver Wang over at SoulSides
is selling this record (and other amazing slices of vinyl) on ebay.
There are audio clips as well so you can hear what you are getting

Here is the link to this particular records auction home

Check it out and soul sides.

Artist: Bobby Day

Tracks: Just A Feeling In The Ghetto (Parts 1 & 2)
Label: Byrdland
Record Condition: NM/NM with slight dish warp not affecting play

Right click, save as, you know the drill....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010



Jeff is from Kearny, NJ and plays really sad folk-esque songs like early SEBADOH or NEIL YOUNG. I've recieved letters from people saying they literally cried because the songs were so sad. I found that odd. Nowadays, everyone and their father has a solo project. Jeff did it before it was cool. (Troubleman Unlimited Wesbite)

This is  a sampling of my favorite songs from this CD. Mostly culled from the sessions at Dave Lerner's with Dave on Bass and my brother Gregg on Drums. Done live in his basement. One take. PERFECT. He was New Jersey's own J Mascis combined with Neil Young.

Everything abou tthis makes me think of my early 20's. Not having a care in the world. Every band wanted to be the craziest, the loudest, the screamiest. Jeff had it right. Always did.

He's hilarious and a nice guy, to boot. These songs got me through some tough times...
If you get  a chance to see them play live, you should. It's a good time.

Here are some vids too.

No Fun Camp

Friday, March 26, 2010

CONGRATS! MaybeGremlinsMakeTurkey LEAK

CONGRATS! MaybeGremlinsMakeTurkey LEAK

so yeah
my clues are dumb, but if you wanna hear it before it comes out on APRIL 13th
be my guest
warning, it's a weird one

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Want - Greatest Hits Volume 5

The Want - Greatest Hits Volume 5

I first heard this album at my friend Tim's house. I was asleep, and woke up in the morning to this balsting amd a fresh pot of coffee. I was thinking to myself, whoah, I have never heard this album before, I wonder who it is... what year its from... turns out these guys lived in my own back yard. It wasn't a 70's forgotten record that I thought I just missed somehow. THIS WAS NEW! The sounds on it were amazing DRUMS BASS GUITAR VOCALS, all recorded amazingly!

Here are links to 2 videos, maybe some of the only known footage of them

With a little research, I tracked down all their stuff, and its all good! Too bad they didn't get more popular, because they were the shit.

If you like Zep, Sabbath, Humble Pie, you will not be dissapoitned. One of my fav cd's. Plus Jeff & Adam are good dudes to boot!

The Want was an American stoner/blues rock band from Union, New Jersey.
The Want put out two albums in the 90s but are best remembered for their "greatest hits" compilation on Southern Lord Records released in 2000. They draw heavily from 70s influences (Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath are usually noted and have been criticized for being too loyal to their roots.

The Want released their debut album, 5 O'Clock Orange, in 1996 on Mack-Daddy Records. A follow-up, Acid Millennium, was released the following year. In 2000 Southern Lord Records released a compilation of songs from the first two albums with the misleading title Greatest Hits Vol. 5. They also recorded "Let the Music Do the Talking," which appeard on Right in the Nuts, a tribute to Aerosmith released by Small Stone Records.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Billy Nicholls - Would You Believe - 1968

Billy Nicholls - Would You Believe - 1968

Would You Believe is an album by Billy Nicholls recorded in 1968.

I'm kinda diggin it right now. The vinyl just sold for like $9,000,000 doll hairs on ebay.
thats alot of money

Billy Nicholls was originally hired by Andrew Loog Oldham as a staff writer for Oldham's Immediate Records. Oldham was so entranced by the Beach Boys' 1966 album, Pet Sounds that he enlisted songwriter Billy Nicholls to record a British response, which became this largely forgotten album. The Small Faces' Steve Marriott can be heard very prominently on "Would You Believe?", despite Oldham's attempts to drown them out with heavy orchestration. Oldham wanted this to be the British Pet Sounds but financial difficulties with the label caused it to be shelved (it only achieved an initial promotional run of 100 copies, as Immediate IMCP009) before it ever hit the streets.

Great Prank Phone Calls - Neil Hamburger

Great Prank Phone Calls - Neil Hamburger

Words can not describe how funny this is.

Great collection of prank calls by comedian Neil Hamburger and the infamous underground prankster and head of the now defunct Armarillo records Gregg Turkington. These are hillarious phone calls made to businesses, comedy clubs, and pizza joints in the bay area. There are few people better at the prank call than Gregg Turkington, and on this album he is at his best. And for Neil Hamburger enthusiasts this is where his comedy career started, by making prank calls. All in all a classic comedy album, and a must for any prank call comedy enthusiast.

I'm In Your Band
Cancel It!
Hijinx and a Child
A Score to Settle
Blood Pizza
Graduate of Yaoo
(Write My) Name on the Toilet
You're Not Good Enough
A Special Request
Rock and Roll
Pickle Potato
The Man from HOTT
Music of the Night
 A Nationally-Known Comedian
 I Got Shot
Nude Models
Nobody Seem to Love Me
SF Hotline
Pablo Cruise Fan Club