Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Six of the best.....Yeoooow!!!

So many months ago, a good friend requested 4 songs on her radio station, I can't remember the reason, and so I did, but my response was "Wow that's hard to narrow down, how about 4 bands beginning with the word Black?" Obviously this went down well, so I started sending her, every week for her show, 5 artist I liked beginning with each letter of the alphabet.
What you have here is a slightly expanded version, these are 6 of my favourite artists  and songs per letter, I hope you will take the time to give each a listen, and enjoy them as much as I do.

AC/DC - Jailbreak
Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady
Al Green - Lets Stay Together
Alvin Lee & Ten Years After - The Stomp
The Atomic Fireballs - Pango Pango
The Animals - Story Of Bo Diddley

The Band - When I Paint My Masterpiece
Bo Diddley -  Hey! Bo Diddley
The Black Angels - Sniper at the Gates Of Heaven
The Black Keys - Phychotic Girl
The Black Crowes - Remedy
BB King - The Thrill Is Gone

Carmel - Bad Day
The Cherry Faced Lurchers - Toasted
The Clash - The Guns Of Brixton
The Cramps - Human Fly
The Cult - Edie
Chuck Berry - Maybelline

Dan Sartain - Gun Vs. Knife
The Doors - Backdoor Man
The Dead Weather - New Pony
Dean Martin - Sway
The Dirt Daubers - Get Outta My Way
Dear Tick - Standing At The Threshold

Eels - Tremendous Dynamite
Echo And The Bunnymen - All That Jazz
Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
Eddie Vedder - The Face Of Love
Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
Everlast - Black Coffee

Five Horse Johnson - Cry Rain
The Future Primitives - Open Up Your Door
Fruit Bats - Tangie And Ray
The Four Tops - Bernadette
Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me
The Flying Neutrinos, Ingrid Lucia - Delta Bound

Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band
G. Love & Special Sauce - Leaving The City
Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights
Grinderman - Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man
The Greenhornes - Let Me Be
Guns N' Roses - November Rain

Hanni El Khatib - You Rascal You
Hank Williams III - Hillbilly Joker
Heavy Trash - The Hump
The Hold Steady -  Sequestered In Memphis
Hothouse Flowers - It'll Be Easier In The Morning
The Handsome Family - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythmstick
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine
Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits
Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man
Iron & Wine - The Devil Never Sleeps

Jack White - I'm Shakin'
Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite
James Brown - Please, Please, Please
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros  - Get Down Moses
Jimmy Reed - You Got Me Dizzy
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary

The Kills - DNA
King Khan and The Shrines - Took My Lady To Dinner
King Tuff - Hit & Run
Kongos - Come With Me Now
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Mean Son of A Gun
Kidney Thieves - Crazy

Louis Armstrong - I Still Get Jealous
Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
Little Richard - Lucille
Lou Reed - The Gun
Louis XIV - Pledge Of Alelegiance
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Street 66

Mark Knopfler - Devil Baby
Marilyn Manson - The Love Song
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Morrissey - You Have Killed Me
The Mountain Goats - No Children

Nina Simone - Go To Hell
Nick Cave &the Bad Seeds - The Ship Song
New Order - Crystal
Neil Young - Old Man
North Mississippi Allstars - Drinking Muddy Water
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

Oasis - My Generation ( cover)
Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
Old Crow Medicine Show - Down Home Girl
Of Monsters And Men - Dirty Paws
Oasis - She Is Love
Otis Redding - Mr Pitiful

Paloma Faith - Upside Down
Patsy Kline - Walking After Midnight
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Patrick Sweany - After Awhile
PJ Harvey - C'mon Billy
The Platters - Only You

Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head
Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
The Quakes - Killing Moon (Cover)
Finley Quaye - Even After All
Queens Of The Stone Age - Tangled Up In Plaid

Royal Crown Revue - Hey Pachuco!
Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Ray LaMontagne - Henry Nearly Killed Me (It's A Shame)
The Raconteurs - Carolina Drama
The Ramones - Baby I Love You
Robert Cray - Midnight Stroll

Sarah Vaughn - Whatever Lola Wants
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
Stray Cats - Rumble In Brighton Tonight
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Ghost Of Stephen Foster
The Specials - Blank Expression
Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline

Tool - The Pot
Thin Lizzy -  Jailbreak
T. Rex - Jeepster
Tom Waits - Clap Hands
The Tiger Lillies - Pretty Lisa
Trampled By Turtles - Alone

U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky
Uriah Heep - Stealin'
The Upholsterers - I Ain't Superstitious
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Ultravox - Vienna
The Untouchables - I Spy

Van Morrison - T B Sheets
Violent Femmes - Country Death Song
Von Blondies - Cass & Henry
The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man
The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work
Van Halen - Running With The Devil

The White Stripes - Ball & Biscuit
The Wallflowers - Hospital For Sinners
Wolfmother - Joker & The Thief
The Who - Substitute
William Elliot Whitmore - Old Devils
Warren Zevon - Ain't That Pretty At All

XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
X Ray Specs - Warrior In Woolworths
XIT - War Cry
The XX - Chained
Xavier Rudd - Follow The Sun
XXYYXX - Luv U Grl

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rockers To Swallow
The Yahoos - What Are We Waiting For
Yoav - Greed
Yes - Roundabout
The Yardbirds - For Your Love
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Kiss Kiss

Zola Jesus - Night
The Zutons - Valerie
ZZ Top Consumption
Z.Z. Hill - Down Home Blues
Zakk Wylde - Between Heaven And Hell
zZz - Amanda

Friday, 3 May 2013

A little this and that

It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m not going to bore you with bullshit post every second day.
I have been meaning to get some stuff out, but have refrained, but some stuff just has to come out.
Firstly, I have plugged a restaurant called “Orinoco” in Bree street, great value and authentic South American food, I’m afraid to say, no longer, I took Nicci for dinner and two ridiculous portions of poorly cooked food, cost over R480-00, I’m sorry, but that’s just retarded, and had the food been of an epic standard, it would not have pissed me off so much, but this is just fucked up. I complained to the owner, and the best she could do was shrug her shoulders, well that’s blown it for me, they certainly will not see me there again, and I would suggest you stay away too. It is just amazing how the odd little magazine article and a little plug here and there can give people such an attitude, Bob said it best, “Be good to the people you meet on the way up, cause you’re bound to meet them on the way down.” 

Secondly, as I get older, I’m finding it harder and harder to go out, I thought smoking laws were here for our health yet every little twat needs to be smoking up a storm, that every fucking place you go to just smells like a sewer. Is it so very hard for anyone who smokes to understand that you are not just harming yourself, which we frankly wouldn’t dare stopping you from achieving, but that you have this narcissistic need to take us all down with you, is it really so cool? Is this the best your mind could come up with, to fit in?

So Shake Some Action on Saturday night was ok, I found the whole thing a little boring, and the music all a little dull, I was hoping for a little more of the previous parties, but alas, who knows, perhaps the next one.

Now on a more positive note, go take a look at Greasers on Facebook
This is a cool new men’s range coming soon, now that doesn’t exclude the ladies, as it’s going to be the perfect place to find that man something special. They have some really amazing stuff in the pipeline, so make sure you like the page and keep an eye on the stuff they’re posting.

And in ending, here is some work I have been doing, hope you like it.


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