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claude explores abandoned footwear
April 30, 2009, 11:10 am
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wikipedia-logo Shoe flinging or “shoefiti” is the American and worldwide practice of throwing shoes whose shoelaces have been tied together so that they hang from overhead wires such as power lines or telephone cables. The shoes are tied together by their laces, and the pair is then thrown at the wires as a sort of bolas. This practice plays a widespread, though mysterious, role in adolescent.
…more here
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Gil Scott Heron – Drum and Bass
April 28, 2009, 12:38 pm
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Artist Kjell
Label Creative Source
Catalogue Number CRSE054

Not familiar with Kjell – me neither – listen up. This is not your everyday D&B club stuff here, this is something special – jazzy, oldschool, 70s, organic, fusion, leftfield, offkey – and best of all its got some heavy Gil Scott Heron action- to the dancefloor…

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Casio Keyboard
April 26, 2009, 4:52 am
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The Mono Organisation – Indie-Pop Mixtape #1
April 25, 2009, 1:16 am
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How Does It Feel To Be Loved – Indie-clubbers having fun – from 2002 onwards hundreds of great photos here.

how does it feel to be loved - exterior


One of the best recent indie-pop compilations is available here.



how does it feel to be loved dancing

Here is a taster track  from the kids at the club  – its I’m from Barcelona  doing “We’re from Barcelona”





The first Mono Organisation indie-pop (old vs. new –  twee vs. c86 vs. jangly) mixtape  is now up –  its music for pleasure (mfp) to put into your portable cassette player






Listen here (Mixcloud)

Mixtape tracklisting


quentin crisp – stop the music for a minute (from pillows and prayers on cherry red 1982)

white town- hair like alain delon (on spimart records 1992)

the field mice – emmas house (on sarah records 1988)

rocketship  – hey hey girl (1994)

brighter – I dont think it matters (on sarah records 1989)

action painting – these things happen  (on sarah records 1989)

belle and sebastian – legal man

benni hem hem – beginning end (from self-titled lp)

blink – happy day (from map of the universe)

bill murray – more than this (from lost in translation)

east village – vibrato

telemetry orchestra – hazy electric

the sundays – heres where the story ends (acoustic)

the klaxons – golden skans (acoustic)

serenaide – the girl from katong

flaming lips – race for the prize (demo)

the june brides – sunday to saturday  

voxtrot – the start of something (from the kids at the club on how does it feel to be loved)

the loft – why does it rain

the triffids – beautiful waste












Los Colorados – Ukraine
April 14, 2009, 10:26 am
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Piero Umiliani
April 13, 2009, 10:06 am
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Soulsides Radio Stream
April 13, 2009, 3:02 am
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Soulsides – It was Good Friday in the kingdom of soul and in the city of brotherly love (Perth – the other one) everything was closed so there was nothing to do except stay on IN and get on OUT with Claude Mono and Microgroove. Lots of soul funky goodness and our first guest spot for the one and only Ross – The Boss Digger who delivered the goods with some of his latest op shop treasure-finds. Standouts to tune in for include the Digger’s Willa Dorsey – I Can Sing About My Jesus and Charlie Daniels – Funky Junky a neat 45 b-side, My Grant Green DJ Muro remix at the end of the show just cooks even if I say so myself listen to the show here








Soulsides playlist 10/04/2009


presented by:    microgroove and claude mono plus ross – the boss digger


toussaint mcall  the toussaint shuffle

paul griffin          some down home soul

toussaint mccall I’m undecided

Richard Groove Holmes Soul Power

Sam Cooke       the last mile of the way

the dells            wichita lineman/by the time I get to phoenix

lloyd wallace trio            lgm

preston love       chilli mac

the george benson quartet          summertime

mace parker – what’d I say

willa dorsey       I can sing about my jesus

johnny johnston and the bandwagon        you blew your cool and lost your fool

charlie daniels   funky junky

hot property       again

len barry            123

lightning rod       red rose cafe

parliament         I just got back

alemayehu eshete          tey gdyellsham

james brown      take some leave some

the soul finders  explosion in my soul

leroy huston      all because of you

the soul finders love power

the whitfield brothers      rampage

john schofield and medeski, martin and wood       au go go

joe bataan         cycles of you

grant green        let the music take your mind (Dj Muro)

gil scott heron    the bottle bloodfire remix

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