Monday, October 31, 2011

Syd Arthur: Ode To The Summer

Liam Magill - Guitars, Lead Vocal
Joel Magill - Bass, Percussion
Raven Bush - Mandolin, Percussion
Fred Rother - Drums

Syd Arthur article in The Guardian.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Donald Fagen to play November show

While Steely Dan is in the middle of the Australia/New Zealand finale of the 2011 tour, comes the news that Donald Fagen will join a number of artists November 18 for a concert in Kingston, New York.

The concert will raise money for the victims of tropical storm Irene that hit the area in late August.

According to this article Donald will sharet the stage with The Levon Helm Band, former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant, singer-songwriter Graham Parker and John Medeski and Chris Wood of the improvisational trio Medeski, Martin & Wood.

Click the article link for more info on tickets.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Zappa album: Live at Carnegie Hall 1971

Here is the brand new Zappa release: Frank & The Mothers live at Carnegie Hall, New York City, October 11, 1971.
4 cd:s including monster versions of King Kong and Billy The Mountain.
Opening act for Zappa & The Mothers: The a cappella group The Persuasions.
Barfko-Swill taking pre orders now. Hotcha!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Radio Dupree Top 19 - October 2011

1. The Beatles - Across The Universe

2. Steely Dan - Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Pretzel Logic

3. Queen - Tie Your Mother Down
A Day At The Races

4. Paul And Linda McCartney - Eat At Home

5. Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (edit)
Atom Heart Mother

6. King Crimson
- One More Red Nightmare

7. Frank Zappa - Suicide Chump
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1

8. Walter Becker - Circus Money
Circus Money

9. Peter Gabriel
- Kiss Of Life
Peter Gabriel (4)

10. Steely Dan - Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More
Katy Lied

11. Brian Protheroe - Fly Now - Pinball
12. Robert Fripp - North Star - Exposure
13. Pink Floyd - Cirrus Minor - More (soundtrack)
14. Jean-Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger - Cosmic Messenger
15. Steely Dan - Any World - Katy Lied
16. Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Common As Muck - Maxi single b-side
17. Yes - Wonderous Stories - Going For The One
18. Peter Gabriel - Love To Be Loved - Us
19. Dweezil Zappa with Zappa Plays Zappa - The Deathless Horsie - 2010 Birthday Bundle
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

The Beatles managed another chart-topping feat. This time with a song from the groups collection 1967-1970. We'll leave it to you to figure out what years that compilation covers.
Familiar faces in the top 10 this time around. Quite rare, however, on Radio Dupree's chart is Paul McCartney, who's at 4 with Linda and a song from the Ram album.

Another English singer almost makes the top 10. The underrated Brian Protheroe with his hit from the 1970's Pinball.


Sunday, October 02, 2011

Aja cover model Sayoko Yamaguchi

With Steely Dan's Aja our Album of the Month for October 2011 we're wheeling out this little bonus post based on our August 2007 post about the woman who's on the cover of Aja.

Her name was Sayoko Yamaguchi and she had a career as a model. The same year she appeared on the cover of Aja Newsweek magazine listed her as one of the six top models in the world.

What you may not have seen is the 1978 Japan-only Steely Dan Greatest Hits cover featuring Sayoko Yamaguchi:

Saturday, October 01, 2011

No Dukes of September DVD/TV

When Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs toured together as The Dukes of September in 2010 a PBS Television special was mentioned.
We think it is that same TV special that's called a DVD in this article by the same author/website.

In the article Boz Scaggs is quoted saying:

No, it was supposed to happen last June, but circumstances prohibited it.

And we get a feeling that even though a new Dukes of September tour has been said to happen in 2012, that TV/DVD thing is not.