Monday, March 29, 2010

Hick Hop

"This is a song that fuses 2 musical styles that most people think have very little in common... country & western murder ballads and gangster rap"

Here's another video of theirs from a previous post.
Fresh Dread also had a fine post on this group a few months back.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Grateful Dead Le Chateau d'Hérouville (a.k.a "The Honky Château) - France June 21, 1971

The group's most exotic gig in 1971 was a one-shot in France.

"We went over there to do a big festival, a free festival they were gonna have, but the festival was rained out. It flooded. We stayed at this little chateau which is owned by a film score composer who has a 16-track recording studio built into the chateau, and this is a chateau that Chopin once lived in; really old, just delightful, out in the country near the town of Auvers sure Oise, which is where Vincent Van Gogh is buried. …" Garcia said.

"We were there with nothing to do: France, a 16-track recording studio upstairs, all our gear, ready to play, and nothing to do. So, we decided to play at the chateau itself, out in the back, in the grass, with a swimming pool, just play into the hills. We didn't even play to hippies, we played to a handful of townspeople in Auvers. We played and the people came — the chief of police, the fire department, just everybody. It was an event and everybody just had a hell of a time — got drunk, fell in the pool. It was great."

--Jerry Garcia--

Some of the Grateful Dead show at Hérouville were broadcast in France by the "The Second Channel" of the ORTF (French Radio and Television Broadcasting) on the July 24, 1971 edition of the rock program "Pop 2"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Apoohcalypse Now

a random video in which someone edited clips of Apocalypse Now audio tracks over the old Disney Winnie the Pooh video.

Here's a bonus link for the Apocalypse Now fanatics.