Sunday, December 2, 2012

3 New Youtube playlists for 12/12


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minimum selects LOVE / LIVE
very eclectic soulful mix - dennis brown, abbey lincoln, booker T, hector lavoe...

minimum selects CLASSIC LIVE JAZZ
leaning on 1960's greats like art blakey, freddie hubbard, elvin jones, wayne shorter...

minimum selects PUNK ROCK
hard hitting fast with depth

Saturday, February 11, 2012

M.A.K.U SoundSystem

Discovered this band from QUEENS last night. Serious Band: M.A.K.U. SOUNDSYSTEM

the roots of cumbia from africa via colombia into the future via queens. guitar solo is like hendrix-mars volta-los jaivas at Occupy 5 Points #fela kuti #andres landero

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Just watched this again. Really like how this came out - the song, the recording, the collaboration. Was a completely new experience playing with Jim Keltner. Totally different from what i've done, it was green it was fresh and i think that lent something to the record. The pureness of that discovery with the pureness of the songs imagery. This was take 8 or something - we just worked it out together take by take, its right there. And the song is such a visionary song, it is literally a vision of the future - of a real revolution. Just peep it.

minimum selects DJ playlist 2/3 NYC John Varvatos / CBGB afterparty

First Among Equals 5:11 OUTERNATIONAL ADVANCE COPY Todos Somos Ilegales

Manic Depression 3:42 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced

Break on Through 2:29 The Doors The Doors

Have Love Will Travel 2:40 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!

Ninety-Nine And A Half 3:39 Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Mighty Sparrow 2:37 Ted Leo & The Pharmacists The Brutalist Bricks

Street Fighting Man 3:16 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet

Chain of Fools 2:54 Aretha Franklin Aretha's Gold

I Got Loaded 2:34 Lil' Bob and the Lollipops

Super Bad, Pt 1 2:54 James Brown 50th Anniversary Collection (1964-1975)

Jet Biguine 3:26 Les Loups Noirs D'haiti Tumbele (Biguine, Afro and Latin Sounds from The French Caribbean, 1963-74)

garabato (fast folk merengue) 4:17 Stereotyp

Track 06 (fast merengue horns and singing) 3:25 Merengue Kalle Mambo 3 en 1 Volumen 9

Track 10 (fast merengue rapping) 3:57 Merengue Kalle Mambo 3 en 1 Volumen 9

El Pescador 4:12 Uproot Andy Bersa Discos #4

Sumanita Feat. Daniecell (Daniel Haaksman Remix) 3:45 Ku Bo KU BO Remix

El Pájaro Pelú (accordion) 3:07 tatico Vol.5 El Pájaro Pelú

La Noche 2:58 Juanes Un Día Normal

Pa' El Bailador 4:32 Joe Arroyo Los Gigantes

Toro Mata 5:42 Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco Celia & Johnny

La Colegiala 3:40 Cumbia Cumbia Cumbias de oro de Colombia

La Cumbia 4:07 Pastor López 16 Éxitos Vol. 2

Vete Y Alejate De MI 4:34 Anthony Santos Bachata lo mas buscado Vol 2

Nereyda 4:59 Raulin Rodriguez Regresa Amor

Cumbia de sal 3:33 Cumbia En Moog The Afrosound Of Colombia Volume 1

Rapture 5:37 Blondie Best Of Blondie

The Magnificient Seven 5:33 The Clash Sandinista! (Disc 1 of 2)

Bam Bam (Sister Nancy Remix) 3:20 Sister Nancy Brim's Reggae Mix

Under Me Sensi 4:22 Barrington Levy 400% Dynamite!

Kingston Town Dub Merengue 4:00 UPROOT ANDY

Fighter (Soca Warriors) 4:44 Maximus Dan Trini 2005

Romie 3:53 Beenie Man

Know How Fe Chant 4:49 Shinehead Unity Reggae

Murder She Wrote 3:44 Shabba Ranks Reggae 1

Canta El Rio Outernational feat Ceci Bastida (Uproot Andy / Outernational remix)

Friday, August 6, 2010

minimum selex VOL 11

Back home in nyc after 6 months on the road, culminating in 2 months touring with GBH! This playlist mixtape is dedicated to them....

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G.B.H stands for Grievous Bodily Harm and these are some bad mofo original gangsters. They've been playing non-stop hardcore punk for 3o years, touring the states every couple years, gigging in europe or japan or south america every month and releasing a steady stream of albums. Their new record "Perfume and Piss" is a jam, and you should all check it out, especially "Kids Get Down" and "Cadillac One". Its no wonder these punk rock warlords are so revered. Badass musicians, songwriters, and some of the realest people you will ever meet. MAXIMUS RESPECT!

Every night G.B.H closed with a certain Clash cover (White Riot). Afterwards we could usually be found backstage or in the parking lot avoiding loading out while jamming on acoustic guitars and ukelele. Here's three jams that sound splendid on the uke... English Civil War (the Clash), Rave On (Buddy Holly) and I Fought The Law (the Clash or Bobby Fuller, take your pick)

We met up with Lars Frederickson in the south bay and just as the ghost of Joe Strummer was along for the ride on this tour, it often felt as if Rancid was only a few miles behind. This song often made an appearance on the tour, be it from a jukebox, a DJ, or just the echoes in someone's head spilling out their mouth... Here's an acoustic version of Olympia, WA, a punk rock soul ballad to tug on your heartstrings...

I asked Jock from G.B.H what were some of his favorite bands and first inspirations and he said The Damned... pure burning rock and roll. I listen to them and hear that plus so much more: the Clash's experimentation, the Misfits crooning, the Dead Kennedy's weirdo guitarwork, and even a Santana-esque jam?! Plus they have names like Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible. Here's 3 songs from their terrific third album, Machine Gun Etiquette.

Some nights on the tour I'd hear 3 Clash covers by 3 different bands. I told you Joe Strummer was along for the ride! In Ft Lauderdale the local band To Be Hated played Complete Control, in Atlanta Face To Face played Tommy Gun and almost every night Outernational played Guns Of Brixton. Peep here the Arcade Fire's haunting version. (Extra credit: how many other versions of Guns Of Brixton can you find? I've got a bossa nova version up my sleeve for the future)

All tour long we heard about Whole Wheat Bread, the Florida "Dirty South Punk Rockers" that toured with G.B.H in 2008. They do some crunk stuff with Lil Jon but mostly they are a wild pop punk band with mad energy and grooves. Dig it then watch all the silly videos on their myspace page.

We close this edition of MINIMUM SELEX with some serious fast and loud take-no-prisoners hardcore punk from Los Crudos. Juancho, bassist for the band, was along for the tour slanging merch and damn his band is raw! Political anarcho-speed punk en espanol for a world with no borders! Enjoy, but be careful in the pit! Don't get punched in the face, or in the groin as it so happened to me in Toronto...

Until the next round!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Photo Essay: MAY 29, 2010, Alto Arizona Protests

May 29th, 2010: Phoenix Arizona.
Below is my photo gallery from the actions against the racial profiling “show me your papers” law (SB 1070) in Arizona.

See more artwork from the event here, very cool stuff:

Over 100,000 people came out to Phoenix to march against injustice and racism. We performed 3 different times at the protests, playing Deportees, Fighting Song and Que Queremos, sharing the stage with Los Jornaleros Del Norte and the Mexican banda pop star Jenni Rivera. It was very important to be out there with a message of “No Borders, No Nations” as too many well-intentioned folks opposed to racism and fascism were out there with signs asking Obama to stop the law. Obama's response to this has been to send 1200 federal troops to "secure" the border. These are the same soldiers trained to kill accross the globe and putting them on the border is no good for the people. We need a whole other way.