August 25, 2017

Modcast #390: Joe Strummer's Bootcamp

Unless you've been living under a rock you know all about the recent outbreaks of violence during protests, anti-protests, free speech marches, and so on. From Portland, OR to Portland, ME; Boston, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, Louisville. It seems like there is some sort of unrest just about everywhere. None of it more publicized though than the white supremacists and neo-Nazi's who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. We shouldn't be surprised, this has happened many times before. Sadly, it will likley happen many times again.

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This now famous quote from uber-contrarian Henry Rollins has been popping up in memes and social media over and over again. "This is not the time to be dismayed, this is punk rock time. This is what Joe Strummer trained you for." That got me and Mary Queen of Cosmos thinking and drinking (we do a lot of both).

Who are the people Joe trained? Who are the graduates of Joe Strummer's Bootcamp? This week's modcast highlights just a few.

The Clash -- Know Your Rights (1982)
Gil Scott Heron -- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970)
Jamila Woods -- Blk Girl Soldier (2016)
The Julie Ruin -- I Decide (2016)
Billy Bragg & Wilco - All You Fascists (2000)
X -- See How We Are (1987)
Propagandhi - White Proud and Stupid (1998)
Body Count - No Lives Matter (2017)
A Tribe Called Quest -- We The People (2016)
Chumbawamba - Enough Is Enough (1994)
The Offspring - L.A.P.D. (1992)
Fink -- Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us (2011)

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes -- Wake up Everybody

August 6, 2017

Modcast #389: Unofficial Tiki Oasis 2017 International Intrigue Mix

As is his usual modus operandi Ken from the cocktail syndicate is back with the officially Unofficial Tiki Oasis 2017: International Intrigue mix. It's really chapping my hide to have to listen to this since for the first time in a few years I'm not attending Tiki Oasis. I had to buy a roof and some siding for the house --neither of which I ever get to really look at you know seeing as they're on the outside and I'm on the inside-- which really put a dent in the old pocketbook. And following on the heels of my trip to New York, where the Suave's spent money like drunken sailors on leave, and ahead of an upcoming mele kalikimaka holiday expedition to the Hawaiian islands, money is tight. Like .... well never mind what it's tight like. Get a cocktail and loosen up for a good time.

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01. Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra - Come Spy With Me (Come Spy With Me, 1966)
02. Petula Clark - L'Agent Secret (Single, 1966)
03. Ennio Morricone - Deep Down (Diabolik) (Danger: Diabolik Soundtrack, 1968)
04. Barry Adamson - 007, A Fantasy Bond Theme (The Murky World Of Barry Adamson, 1999)
05. Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Get Smart (Melbourne Ska Orchestra, 2013)
06. Barbara Feldon - 99 (Single, 1966)
07. Combustible Edison - Spy Vs. Spy (I, Swinger, 1994)
08. Hollies Ft. Peter Sellers - After the Fox (After The Fox Soundtrack, 1966)
09. Del Noah and the Mount Ararat Finks - Push the Button, Max! (Shots In The Dark, 1996)
10. Clee-Shays - Ed Spy (Super Spy Themes, 1966)
11. Bent Scepters - Harry Palmer (Blind Date with Destiny, 1997)
12. David Whitaker Orchestra - Federation Of Finks (Music To Spy By, 1966)
13. Corduroy - Follow That Arab (High Havoc, 1993)
14. Swingerhead - She Could Be a Spy (She Could Be a Spy, 1998)
15. Johnny Dankworth - Modesty Blaise (Main Theme) (Modesty Blaise Soundtrack, 1966)
16. Carlo Montez - Danger In Go Go Boots (Nymphomania, 1998)
17. Bikini Machine - Where's N°11? (An Introduction To Bikini Machine, 2003)
18. Propellerheads - Spybreak! (Single, 1997)
19. Joey Altruda - Tropical Espionage (Cocktails With Joey, 1995)
20. Lalo Schifrin - Jim On The Move (Mission: Impossible Single, 1968)
21. Billy Strange - Run Spy Run (The Secret Agent File, 1965)
22. Wall of Voodoo - Spy World (Call Of The West, 1982)
23. Walker Brothers - Deadlier Than the Male (Deadlier Than The Male Soundtrack, 1967)
24. Mike Redway - Casino Royale (Unreleased Casino Royale Closing Credits, 1967)
25. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Come Spy With Me (The Love I Saw In You Single, 1967)