Friday, October 26, 2012

The Rolling Stones play surprise gig in Paris

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood recently told NME magazine that they were going to do some club gigs before the big concerts in London O2 Arena by the end of November. And now they have, BBC reports that they have played a gig at Le Trabendo club in Paris.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

'67 Mothers single reissued

The interest for vinyl records is growing! This little golden nugget is planned for release again on November 23. These songs were recorded and released as a single in 1967. They were made available in 1989 again as bonus tracks on the Absolutely Free cd, but who can resist a vinyl single with such a neat record sleeve?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Donald Fagen on Late Show with David Letterman in November

In this somewhat laidback interview from Radio Woodstock 100.1 Donald Fagen says that he'll appear on The Late Show with David Letterman "November 15 or something". Keep an eye out!

Skip the first two minutes. Then the interview starts.

Link to the radio interview.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Brian Eno's LUX arriving this November

Looking for 75 minutes of brand new music from Brian Eno? Wait no longer than November 12 (13 in the US) when LUX will be released on CD and download. December 10 (11 in the US) is when the vinyl version arrives.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Jimmy Page sees no more Led Zep reunions

"I don't see it", is Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page's answer to the question if there will be any more reunions.
Rolling Stone magazine got the comment in an interview with mr Page around the upcoming release of Celebration Day, the film documentary of the band's reunion show in 2007.

Donald Fagen interview plus Sunken Condos streaming

MSN has an new interview with Donald Fagen plus streaming the whole album Sunken Condos. Find it here.

The streaming seem to work for some, some not. But hopefully it'll be fixed soon. Threre's also reports of it popping up on Spotify in some countries.

UPDATE October 17:
No more streaming available. But that's OK, 'cause the album is out!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Donald Fagen defaces a synthesizer and makes a piece of art

Here's aso called "webisode" from the documentary Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story were Donald Fagen talks about Fender Rhodes vs synthesizers, and one particular synthesizer that eventually got to feel his rage.

Thanks to Hans J who posted the link on Facebook!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Where's the Album of the Month for October?

A few regulars might ask "Hey, it's October 6 already and no new Album of the Month announced. What's up?"

The answer is that waiting is what's up. Waiting for Donald Fagen's Sunken Condos that will arrive in ten days time.
In the meantime we're adding whatever Fagen solo stuff we have making sure that at least all tracks from one of his albums is in rotation at any time. We've had The Nightfly spinning, adding Kamakiriad and Morph The Cat this weekend. Plus some stuff that aren't on any of those albums.

Regulations and stuff puts a ceiling on how many tracks by one artist we can add to a playlist, but we'll be sure to fill our Fagen quota up to and beyond the release of Sunken Condos.

So October 2012 is, in fact, Donald Fagen Month here on Radio Dupree.

Donald Fagen Sunken Condos preview sound clips

Just ten days to go until it is released and a German site called Highresaudio and describing itself as "the first commercial music download service for audiophiles worldwide offering only high-resolution 24-bit albums and songs at sampling rates from 88.2kHz up to 384kHz", has published 30 second clips of all songs from Sunken Condos.
As a "bonus" we also for the first time get the length of each track, all clocking in at between 4:15 and 5:35. No extended jams this time around.

 THE CLIPS WILL START PLAYING IMMEDIATELY - at least on your average PC and an Asus Eee Pad Transformer. Haven't checked it on a phone.
Thanks to Dan Belcher over on the Bluebook who spotted the clips!


A few European fans report - and we can confirm this - that the album is available to purchase as a download from the site after registering. As far as we can see what you get for for €21 = $27 = £17 = ¥2 153 are FLAC files in 24 bit 88.2 kHz quality. Sounding great but they may pose some difficulties playing if you're not ready to play around a bit with additional music players and settings.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Donald Fagen 2012 promo shots

Photographer Danny Clinch is the man behind the promotional photographs accompanying the press material for Donald Fagen's Sunken Condos. And here's what they look like:

Monday, October 01, 2012

Radio Dupree Top 10 - October 2012

1. King Crimson - People

2. David Bowie - TVC 15
Station to Station 

3. Donald Fagen & Walter Becker - Red Giant Green Dwarf
You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It (Or You'll Lose That Beat)/Soundtrack 

4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Feelin' Blue
Willy & The Poor Boys 

5. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - For Calvin (and His Next Two Hitch-Hikers)
The Grand Wazoo 

6. Giles, Giles & Fripp - Call Tomorrow
The Cheerful Insanity of 

7. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Blessed Relief
The Grand Wazoo 

8. Wayne Krantz - Howie 61
Howie 61 

9. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Fifty Fifty
Over-nite Sensation 

10. The Beatles - Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Our Album of the Month; Zappa's The Grand Wazoo, managed to grab two of the Top 10 this month. But the number one spot is won by King Crimson with a track from the bands 1995 album B'Boom. David Bowie  in a post-soul/pre-Berlin mood and Fagen/Becker from a pre-Steely Dan soundtrack make up the top three this time around.

Congrats also to Wayne Krantz making what we believe this is his first appearance on the Radio Dupree chart. As always determined by the listerners votes.