Wednesday, August 19, 2009

88.5 FM Woodstock Re-Creation

The Beauvilles, loud, punky re-creation of The Who

Words from
88.5 FM Program Director, Randy Wynne

Randy Wynne is still reeling from last night's Woodstock Tribute. "This was one of the best - if not the very best - WMNF events ever. Highlight after highlight, too many to list here but I may do so later, or post them from youtube if they show up there. ...Every band rose to the occasion with truly inspired music and theatrics. I dare say in some cases they surpassed the original Woodstock music.

1) Shawn Kyle and The Beauvilles loud, punky re-creation of The Who in the mode of young rebels making a generational statement (to aging baby boomers), with their set opening with "My Generation" and closing with "Young Man Blues"; and yes, Shawn did smash a perfectly good guitar. 2) Macon GA singer Jessica Alkinson as Janis Joplin, 18 years old and what a voice! 3) Scott Elliot as Joe Cocker, a revelation!"

- Randy Wynne, Program Director 88.5 WMNF

Photo Credit: Robert Vessenmeyer

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pocket & Steve Kilbey - New Video "Hear In Noiseville"

New Video! POCKET feat. Steve Kilbey (The Church)

Words from Mr. Kilbey's Blog about the "Hear In Noiseville" video with Pocket:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

mouth like a torn pocket

a guy called richard sent me some music a while ago
and i sang some stuff n sent it back
it wasnt quite my cup of tea
but it had a certain joie de vivre that i liked
it seemed very eighties
but i didnt understand that that was its trip, did i?
i was listening to it at my daughters place in sweden
when their ears
pricked up
"daddy,THIS is really cooo-oool" they said
this is...? i say
(you see sometimes i dont know what i'm doing or
what anybody else is either)
listening to it thru a new set of ears
its a perky poppy feelgood little thing
its still got words like "inevitably " in it
so its not a total pop out
but you know
its catchy n singalong-y
if you like that kinda thing
sometimes we all do, dont we?
so richard gets all these weird mixes down n stuff
and he asks me to help do a vid
oh the wonders of the modern age
casting my mind back twenty years
the pain n drudgery and yes
the outrageous expense
of making a video
if richard had suggested this twenty years ago
i would have to have found a camera man
a lighting man
someone to synch it up
a caterer and blah blah blah
then have to shoot it
process it
edit blah blah blah
get it over to the u.s.
blah blah blah
but wow
i did my bit last night
richard did his thing while i slept n went out for a walk
come home its already up on you tube
pocket featuring steve kilbey "hear in noiseville"
go n take a look
(warning: if you hated anchorage from th'other day
you may not like this!)
but lighten up
hey richard
i think you did a marvellous job!
the song and the vid are a real gas!
good on you, my man!
stealing a feeling a feeling
revealing a feeling i felt!
oh ha ha
the eighties live on forever
thats rocknroll, children
and everythings possible