Thursday, December 28, 2017

Galen Ayers and Kevin Ayers - "Girl on a Swing"

A sweet version of "Girl on a swing" performed by Galen Ayers and her father Kevin Ayers.

"This was the last song ever recorded by Kevin Ayers.

The recording originally appeared on the 2010 album '1969: Key to Change' as a part of Centrepoint's 40th anniversary initiative.

Centrepoint is an incredible charity that works to tackle homelessness amongst young people. A portion of each album download was donated to Centrepoint.

Turns out this version of the song is not currently on the streaming services or in the download stores. So, next month I plan to make it available for streaming and download with all the earnings of this record going to Centrepoint - a charity for the homeless. Stay tuned!"

Check YouTube.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Sao Paulo Tapes

Monica Vasconcelos: "The Sao Paulo Tapes. Brazilian Resistance Songs" (Movas 2017) is finally in the house. This crowdfunded release has been mentioned several times in the blog, since it is produced by Robert Wyatt.

The oldest song is from 1966 and the newest from 1981, and all are sung by Monica Vasconcelos.

I don´t understand the lyrics here (except for the one in English), but the liner notes are good, and the beautiful singing and melodies works anyway!

I got my copy from Amazon, but you may get it over at Monica Vasconcelos´ site too.

Musicians: Ife Tolentino (g), Liam Noble (p), Andres Lafone (b), Yaron Stavi (b) and Marius Rodrigues (dr).

And after Alessandro´s comment even I may try to understand:

"If you don't understand the lyrics, you can find them all translated into English here:"

Sunday, December 17, 2017

WOMEN of the World

Check out Tara Jane Oneil´s new single "Believe" with Ivor Cutler´s "WOMEN of the World" as the b-side.

"This digital single is also a very limited lathe cut edition of 75.
PIAPTK has copies available of the hand cut records with hand painted covers by TJO".

Friday, December 1, 2017


Stole this photo from @laamb4 on Twitter.

See About NHS, #VoteNHS and #ourNHS on Twitter.