January 21, 2016

Modcast #349: It's Go Time

After five hours in the ER with two pelvic x-rays, a chest x-ray and CT scan, I can say with great assurance that it is not go time for yours truly. With as many broken bones as I have between my back and my ribs, go time is a long time from now. Lest there be any wild rumors about what I was doing at the time this all came about, let me assure, dear listener: it was the dog's fault! Indeed, I'm pretty sure he, the Notorious G.I.B., pushed me. But I lack good security cam footage so we'll never know for sure. As I lay here recovering all I've got to console me is some wild, strange, soothing, swinging, engaging music. And I'm sharing it with you. Along with the recipe for my current pain killer chaser, the gin basil smash. And smashing it is.

Gin Basil Smash
2 Parts Hendrick's Gin
1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Part Simple Syrup
8 torn and quartered basil leaves
Add basil to base of cocktail shaker and muddle gently. Add remaining ingredients and shake hard over ice. Strain over an ice-filled rock glass. (If you've recently been thrown down stairs by your animal companion you are encouraged to follow that first sip with a couple of percocet.)

Listen Now

Martinibomb -- The Love God (2004)
French Boutik -- Hitch A Ride (2015) (Click here to help sponsor French Boutik)
The Family Silver -- Peace & Love (2015)
French Kicks -- So Far We Are (2006)
Jake Bugg -- Lightning Bolt (2012)
The Three O'Clock -- Fall To The Ground (1983)
Sleeper -- What Do I Do Now (1996)
The Damned -- Generals (1982)
The Bite -- Old White Money (2015)
The Reducers -- Let's Go (1984)
The Undertones -- Everything You Say Is Right (2007)
Thee Martian Boyfriends -- Mojo Action (2016)
Matt Grocott & The Shrives -- Turn Me On (2014)
Kurt Baker --Enoughs Enough (2015)
Parasites -- What Kind Of Love (2012)
Reno Bo -- Have You Seen Her Face (2015)
Sylvain Sylvain -- Every Boy And Every Girl (1982)

Kurt Baker -- Sends Me To Mars

January 11, 2016

Modcast #348: Mo' Bowls O' Soul

The new year is upon us and you know what that means. It means you gotta put on your slickest dancing shoes and get ready to strut your stuff, it's time for another bowlful of soul, another totally souled out modcast.

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Check out last year's soul kickoff for 2015: Modcast #321: Another Bowlful of Soul

The Inciters -- STOP (2015)
The New Mastersounds (Feat. Kim Dawson) -- Soul Sista (2014)
Brooklyn Funk Essentials -- Blast It! (2015)
Skeewiff -- Slam Your Funky Funk-Funk (Feat. Ashley Slater) (2015)
The Soul Motivators -- Free To Believe (2015)
Smoove & Turrell -- The Clown (2014)
The Mighty Sceptres -- Just Didn't Mean It (2015) (Nick Radford)
Stone Foundation -- Learning The Hard Way (2015)
Fay Hallam -- Soul Revolution (2015)
Supertonic Sound Club (Feat. Sharon Gitau) -- Cracked Up Over You (2015)
Speedomter (Feat. James Junior) -- Middle Of The Night (2015)
Leon Bridges -- Flowers (2015)
Mario Biondi -- Heart Of Stone (2015)
Kokolo -- How We Gonna Work It Out (2015)

Angeline Morrison -- Are You Ready Cat?