Friday, August 29, 2008

Hammond Eggs 45

That's right, this Saturday Morning, August 30th from 7-9am on KSYM 90.1 FM...

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

After 43 Years Israel Is Ready for Beatlemania

In 1965, when Israel had no television, and public entertainment consisted largely of kibbutz songfests celebrating the wheat harvest, the Beatles, already international celebrities, were booked for a concert here. To young Israeli fans, it seemed an impossible dream.

And so it was. The official permission required to withdraw precious foreign currency to pay the band was denied because a ministerial committee feared the corrupting influence of four long-haired Englishmen singing about pleasure.

As the committee report put it, “The Beatles have an insufficient artistic level and cannot add to the spiritual and cultural life of the youth in Israel.”

Since then, especially in recent years, Israel has expressed embarrassment about the episode and tried to make amends. Last January, it sent a letter from its London embassy to the remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, asking forgiveness for the “missed opportunity” to have the band that “shaped the minds of a generation, to come to Israel and perform before the young generation in Israel who admired you and continues to admire you.” The artists were asked to consider again coming to perform.

There was little progress until recently, but now Mr. McCartney has been booked for a huge outdoor concert in Tel Aviv on Sept. 25. And nearly everything about the event — the $8 million price tag borne by a high-flying Israeli financier who expects to turn a profit, the tickets selling for hundreds of dollars that are being gobbled up through Internet sales, indeed its very existence — is a parable of a nation transformed.
The Beatles in London in 1965 before flying to the United States. They were also booked for Israel, but the concert was canceled. The band was deemed to have “an insufficient artistic level.”

Read the entire New York Time's piece by Ethan Bronner: Israel, After 43 Years, Is Ready for Beatlemania.



Sunday, August 24, 2008

Party Crashers Open Here: HMK Mystery Stream

Irregular Frequency #133
HMK MS.08.24.08.Party Crashers Fever Tropikal

Click Hear: and dig the latest Sci-Fi-Wi-Fi-Hi-Fi-Transistor-Radio HMK Mystery Stream - the perfect poolside soundtrack for a lazy summer evening with cocktails...

It's recommended that in order to get the maximum sonic vibe experience, headphones should be worn during your journey.

The Irregular Frequency Network. Something borrowed, something blue and something deep inside of you.

It Makes It All Better.

Making it all better since 1961.

Better By Choice.

What IF? You'll be glad that you did.

Stay Tuned Y'all!


Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Top Songs: Find, Click, Listen!

Stealing a page from the Google simplicity mandate, FavTape totally nails it.

It really doesn't get much more basic than this page of top songs organized by year: FavTape!



Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Offbeats Rock!

The Off Beats Standards Cover
Dig San Antonio's very own The OffBeats!

These guys have been around for a while, released a few singles, a few of which apprear on the latest "Standards", about as close as you can get to an Offbeats Greatest Hits (Vol 1, I hope!).

Press play and dig some pure homegrown power pop with a very clean and tight Albini inspired sonic vibe throughout.

I couldn't find any cover art so I made my own based on what it sounds like to me - kind of a head boppin', B grade, 4AD, Spoony and power-poppy with an energetic homegrown gritty and oh so soulful Taco Land vibe. Very nice and goes perfect with an ice cold 16 oz Lone Star on a hot and muggy San Antonio Saturday night...

Check out Pokeadot, Smoking Gun and the awesome Don't Leave Me Alone, all available for download right here: The OffBeats!

The Offbeats are just one more reason to be proud of our awesome San Antonio local music scene.

Make It Louder!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hammond Eggs #44 Morning Menu

Tune in this Saturday Morning, August 16th from 7-9am on KSYM 90.1 FM...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Wet Wednesday 008: Deep Space

Wet Wednesday 008

It's Wednesday, August 13th and it's 0n!

My friends, do not be afraid to be abducted and transformed by audio!

Click Hear: and dig the latest HiFi-WiFi-SciFi-Transistor Radio HMK Mystery Stream - the perfect poolside soundtrack for a lazy summer evening with cocktails ...

You really should be listening to the Irregular Frequency Network...


Saty Tuned Y'all!


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wet Wednesday 007: Plan To Stay Awake

HMK Mystery Stream: Irregular Frequency: Plan To Stay Awake


Click Hear:

And hey, why not simply launch directly in iTunes: HMK Mystery Streams

Make It Louder,


Wild Weekend Power Pop Festival


Wild Weekend Power Pop Festival TICKETS ON SALE! August 29th-30th at Mohawk: 912 Red River St, Austin, TX

Get Tickets!

Friday, August 29th, 2008 Doors: 5:00 PM

10:45 Paul Collins' Beat
9:15 Pointed Sticks
8:15 Nikki Corvette
7:30 Ugly Beats
6:50 Black & Whites
6:15 Electric Shadows
5:00 doors

Saturday, August 30th, 2008 Doors: 5:00 PM

10:45 The Boys
9:30 20/20
8:45 Boss Martians
8:05 Tranzmitors
7:25 Cute Lepers
6:45 Gentleman Jesse And His Men
6:15 Baby Shakes
5:00 Doors

Make It Louder!


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Dufilho on the Colbert Report!

Check it out! It's Deathray Davies, and I Love Math front man (and my bud!) John Dufilho, who also just happens to be the drummer for the amazing Apples In Stereo - and here they are, of all places, performing on Colbert Report in celebration of the release of the Japanese picture disc of the song 'Stephen, Stephen".

Rock on Jonh! I Love Math, featuring John and the amazing Jason Garner along with two cats from The Old 97's are fresh off of their recent first US Tour will be playing with Buttercup down here in San Antonio August 21st at Casbeers.

Can't wait!

Make It Louder,


Thanks to eagle-eye Dr. Suavetone!