Sunday, November 20, 2005

From Sunday swing to reality check in 10 minutes...

Nils and JoeSat listening to the brand new Creole Love Call CD. A collaboration between Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren and keyboard legend Joe Sample (The Crusaders). It's music with a New Orleans touch, so I wasn't surprised to find the name Neville among the musicians listed on the back cover.

This time it was Charmaine Neville, daughter of Charles Neville of Neville Brothers fame. She shares a duet with Nils on one track.
I was curious and went looking for more info on this person from the Neville family that I'd never heard of before.

Charmaine NevilleGooglin' my way around the Internet finding photos and information here and there I suddenly came across a video where Charmaine, as one of the survivors of hurricane Katarina, tells a horrifying story filmed and broadcast by local tv-station; WAFB, Baton Rouge.

Watch it by clicking here or the subject line above.

Then go to Louisiana Music Factory and check out the music available. How about Voice of the Wetlands ; a direct reaction to the devastation brought by Katarina or maybe Celebrations of New Orleans Music - For Musicares Hurricane Relief 2005.
You can also find three of Charmaines records there.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Moon Unit tops list of bizarre names

Moon Unit Zappa
"What, me worry?"

Moon Unit Zappa tops an online poll of most bizarre names. Her brother Dweezil is number seven.

AFP reports that 2,300 people took part in the poll which was carried out by online entertainment site

The child of yet another RadioDupree favorite is found as number nine: David Bowie's son Zowie Bowie.

RadioDupree station manager Sigurd Huckle can't say nothing but "Wowie Zowie!"

Here is the entire top ten list:

1. Moon Unit - Frank Zappa
2. Apple - Chris Martin (Coldplay)/Gwyneth Paltrow
3. Misty Kyd - Sharleen Spiteri (Texas)
4. Geronimo - Alex James (Blur)
5. Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily - Michael Hutchence/Paula Yates
6. Dandelion - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
7. Dweezil - Frank Zappa
8. Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q - Bono (U2)
9. Zowie Bowie - David Bowie
10. Rufus Tiger - Roger Taylor (Queen)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

We have a winner ...! The next one could be Y-O-U!

Greta, flowers, CD and a guy... :-)
Greta recieving the disc and flowers

Saturday saw the first winner in RadioDupree's current competition recieving her prize; a copy of Kate Bush brand new album Aerial. The record - Kate's first in 12 years - have recieved glowing reviews and is also the Album of the Month here at RadioDupree.

Greta Hilmersson is our first winner and also a faithful listener to RadioDupree:
"I just love the music you guys play! And there's always surprises that will put a smile on your face. As a longtime fan of Kate Bush I was thrilled to see her new album be the featured record for the month of November. RadioDupree rocks!"

Thanks to Greta living close to our headquarters we arranged a small prize ceremony at the Österboda Hyresgästlokal with catering by Pizzeria Nya Sicilia and additional flowers supplied by Birgittas Blommor & Bröd.
Our janitor Heikki's brother in law Mats did the honors and was the lucky chap who handed Greta her prize. You can see them both pictured above.

And now it could be your turn to win a copy of the double album Aerial. For all the details of how to enter just click this link:

RadioDupree competition

And why not check out the RadioDupree homepage while you're at it. It's got the answers that you'll need...

RadioDupree homepage

Album of the Month - Kate Bush Aerial

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Current favourites

Win Kate's latest!So what are the statistic probabilities that two albums next to each other on the Current Favourites Top 10 have the word "sandwich" in the title?

Whatever the answer is it's happened!

1. Steely Dan - Negative Girl - Two Against Nature
2. Donald Fagen - Teahouse On The Tracks - Kamakiriad
3. Frank Zappa - Camarillo Brillo - Baby Snakes DVD
4. David Bowie - All The Young Dudes - The Best Of Bowie 1969-74
5. David Bowie - Bombers (CD bonus track) - Hunky Dory
6. David Bowie - 1984 - Diamond Dogs
7. Adam Sandler - Werewolves Of London - Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon
8. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Valarie - Burnt Weeny Sandwich
9. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy - Do It Yourself
10. Jethro Tull - Old Ghosts - Stormwatch

Wanna win Kate Bush latest; Aerial? Check the post down the page!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Zeppelin gets Polar Prize

Veteran rock group Led Zeppelin gets the Polar Music Prize 2006.

They share the award with the russian conductor Valerij Gergiev.

The ceremonies will take place in Stockholm on may 22nd.

The award will be handed over by Carl XVI Gustaf, king of Sweden.

It consists of one million Swedish kronor each. Well, one million for Gergiev and one million for the Led Zep lads to share.



Sunday, November 06, 2005

Smile? Naah ... it's all about the money ...

Mike Love and Brian Wilson

Mike Love (the guy on the left) is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson (on the right.) It's not the first time.

Love formed The Beach Boys in 1961 with Wilson, Wilson's brothers Carl and Dennis, and Wilson's friend Al Jardine.

According to Associated Press,
Love filed the lawsuit Thursday accusing Wilson of promoting his 2004 album Smile in a manner that "shamelessly misappropriated Mike Love's songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark, as well as the Smile album itself."

Love objected to a promotion in which 2.6 million copies of a Beach Boys compilation CD were given away to readers of Britain's The Daily Mail on Sunday newspaper. The lawsuit said the giveaway undercut the band's sales. The lawsuit seeks damages, including "millions of dollars in illicit profits," and seeks at least $1 million for international advertising "to correct the effects of ... unfair competition and infringing uses."

Love's lawyer says it's nothing personal.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

How about some Kate?

We're in a XMassy, giving mood here at RadioDupree, so why not try another giveaway?
You can be the winner of a copy of our Album of the Month; Kate Bush brand new Aerial, just by entering a simple competition.

All you have to do is send and email to with your name and address and the answer to the following question:

This is the second Kate Bush album to be picked as Album of the Month by RadioDupree. But what's the name of the first one?

Hint: Go look for the answer over at RadioDupree's homepage!

Aerial is released worldwide next week, but we already have tracks spinning on our station.