Sunday, May 26, 2024

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

 



Sunday, May 26, 2024
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM, 101.1 FM 
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell Email me! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Green Back Dollar by Billy Bill Miller
You Should Know by Now by Bad Nerves
Back in the Jungle by The Caezars
Right Hand Man by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages 
Megg by Black Cat Bone
Sonic Reducer by Rocket from the Tombs
Dirty Girl by The Anti-Queens
El Corrido de Biff y Carlotta by The Spanish Henry Singers

Light of Love by The Pleasure Seekers
Sticks and Stones by Ekko Astral
The Devil Knows by Wolf Wolf
Sierra Nevada by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
It's Dark Inside by Kim Gordon
Lone Ranger of Love by Jack Oblivion & The Dream Killers
Too Many Bills, Not Enough Thrills by Figures of Light
Disco Golf by Harmonica Lewinski
It's Not Unusual by Spider & The Crabs

Cold Dark Taverns by Jim Terr 
You Shall All by Sam Snitchy
Spider's Web by Mission of Burma
All But Gone by James Leg
Have Love, Will Travel by The Sonics
I Just Retired by Sticky Boy
Love You So by Little Isidore & The Inquisitors


Tangled Desires by The Spanish Henry Singers
Sin Control by Trish Toledo
It Was Only a Dream by Joey Quinones & Thee Sinseers
I'm So Good at Absolutely Nothing by Possessed by Paul James
You Killed My Love by Puddles Pity Party
Long Lonely Nights by Lee Andrews & The Hearts
Time by Pozo Seco Singers
Say We'll Meet Again by Lindsey Buckingham
Bluebird by Bill Hearneo8
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis




Wednesday, May 22, 2024

WACKY WEDNESDAY: AI Songs to Destroy Art & Civilization

Don't press the arrow on this image.
Wait until the "videos" below. Keep your damn shirt on!

Here's some startling news that might offend some of you gentle readers:

I've joined forces with our ROBOT OVERLORDS to create some new music!

Yes, despite my first rocky encounter with AI (read about that HERE) I've been messing around with a free AI music site called Suno to make new songs in a multitude of genres with the help of my new artificial pals, The Spanish Henry Singers.

I know, I know, palying with AI is PLAYING WITH FIRE! In fact I looked to the Internet -- Chat GPT to be specific -- to tell me about potential AI problems. Here's some of the potential areas of danger:

  • Ethical Concerns
  • Job Displacement
  • Privacy and Security
  • Autonomous Weapons (as Chat GPT went on to explain: "The development of AI-powered autonomous weapons raises serious ethical and humanitarian concerns, as they could potentially act without human oversight, leading to unintended harm or escalation of conflicts.)

  • and, last but not least ...
  • Existential Risks: ("Some experts worry about the long-term implications of creating superintelligent AI that could surpass human intelligence and potentially pose existential risks to humanity if its goals are not aligned with human values. "
Jeepers! All I'm trying to do here is have some outraged U.S. senator mention The Spanish Henry Singers at some future Congressional hearing on AI.

So enjoy these songs below. Let's start out with a rockabilly stomp called "Pandas & Poodles" (The title on the song below incorrectly says "Wild Creature Love," which is the original title the Suno program gave it. I can't get it to change. Fucking ROBOT OVERLORDS ...) :



You like good basic garage-punk? Here's "Insect Eradicator":



What if Denny's became a grand-slam disco after midnight?


This one's a traditional Irish song about drunk skunks and iodine:


My brother, who introduced me to the wonderful world of Suno, says this one is my best:


For this one I asked for a traditional Mexican narcocorrido about a man named Biff and his love for the beauteous Carlotta Gomez. (For more info on this fair Mexican maiden  CLICK HERE )

This one is a good example of the strange poetry style of AI lyrics, which sometimes sound like an unholy cross between song-poems and The Shaggs, ends with, "In this ruthless land/Where hearts turn to stone/Their love story burns like a narcocorrido's tone." 

If that don't bring tears to your eyes ...:


 Next time you need to share a birthday greeting, feel free to share this:


And finally, The Monkees got nothin' on The Spanish Henry Singers!



All my songs that I've liked well enough to share with the public can be found HERE. 

Check back at that link every so often. I'll be adding new ones.


The outlaw Spanish Henry

Sunday, May 19, 2024

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

 



Sunday, May 19, 2024
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM, 101.1 FM 
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell Email me! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Motown Mash by Left Lane Cruiser
Eyeball in My Martini by The Cramps
Madman by The Caezars
Cherry Came Too by Jesus & Mary Chain
Colombian Necktie by Big Black
Sicherheit by Das Wrack
I'm Not Gonna Tell You by Reverend Beat-Man
Dr. Do-Good by The Electric Prunes
Pandas & Poodles by The Spanish Henry Singers

Random Drug Testing by Cub Koda
What Pricks We Were by Too Much Joy
Beaver Fever by Brain Eaters
Over and Over by MC5
Heavy Sick by WolfWolf
Take Me Where You Go by Dead Wolf
The Candy House by Kim Gordon
Johnny by Suicide
Cedric Burnside with KSFR;s own Mike Handler
Tumbleroot, Santa Fe, 5-13-24
Pepito by Baby Gaby

Tear Into the Bones by No Teeth
Why Don't You Love Me by Holly Golightly & Dan Melchior
Po Black Mattie by Cedric Burnside
Snake Drive by R.L. Burnside with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Long Distance Call by Super Super Blues Band
Blind Spot by Robbie Quine

What Happened To Delilah by Mekons
I'm the Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World by Loudon Wainwright III
The Man That Wrestles the Bear by Southern Culture on The Skids
Jenny I Read by Concrete Blonde
City Life (Country Home) by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis



Thursday, May 16, 2024

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Come for the Shame, Stay for the Scandal

 


Earlier this week I saw Mississippi bluesman Cedrick Burnside play at the Tumbleroot here in Santa Fe. As I suspected, Burnside, grandson of the late master R.L. Burnside, was fantastic and any Santa Fe blues fan who missed it should regret it.

But this post isn't about the music Burnside played. It's about a joke he told Monday night.

It was a funny joke, but I already knew the punchline. That's because I was familiar with this song I first heard by Gabriel Sanchez, aka Baby Gaby.

Here's that song:


Despite the name "Pepito" and Baby Gaby's exaggerated Mexican accent, I've always suspected that the dysfunctional family poked fun at in this tune might not be Mexican at all.

And in fact, that's the case.

The first known published telling of this tale was "Madame la Marquise." a poem satirizing French aristocracy by British-born poet Robert Service in his 1940 collection Bar-room Ballads: A Book Of Verse.

Here's how it starts out:

Said Hongray de la Glaciere unto his proud Papa:

"I want to take a wife, mon Pere." The Marquis laughed: "Ha! Ha!

And whose, my son?" he slyly said; but Hongray with a frown

Cried: "Fi! Papa, I mean -- to wed. I want to settle down."

The Marquis de la Glaciere responded with a smile:

"You're young, my boy; I much prefer that you should wait awhile."

Kind of wordy, no? It takes a few lines more before the Marquis gets around to warning his lovesick son about the dangers of possible incest.

And that leads us to a classic zombie movie ...

In 1943, the calypso star known as Sir Lancelot (Lancelot Victor Edward Pinard) wrote a song for -- and appeared in -- a creepy film called I Walked With a Zombie.  (But no, Roky Erikson never covered this)

Lancelot called the tune "Fort Holland Calypso Song" (Not "Fort Collins" as it's mistitled in the video below. My daughter lives in Fort Collins and if there were any zombies there, I'm pretty sure she would have told me.)

Check the scene below:


Notice the refrain and the melody are very similar to the song Baby Gaby sings. But there's no story about a lad wanting to marry girls his dad thinks are his secret sisters. 

But skip ahead about 20 years and another calypso singer, Lord Melody rewrote Sir Lancelot's lyrics, adding the basic ""Madame la Marquise" plot, and here we go. But I still don't know why he'd call his song "Wau Wau":

"Shame"-- or "Wau Wau" spread around the Caribbean. Puerto Rico-born pop singer Shawn Elliott had a hit in South America with his version:


Here's Peter Tosh of The Wailers, backed by The Skatellites in 1965:


Tex-Mex folk-rocker Trini Lopez also sang of this troubled family:

Also in the '60s, Buffy Sainte-Marie sang an Irish-style song called "Johnny Be Fair," which tells the familiar story, though Canadian folklorist Edith Fowke quotes The Buffy Sainte-Marie Songbook, (1971) where the singer introduces "Johnny Be Fair," saying her song was "based on a joke I heard from an Irishman ..." 

And this seemed like an affirmation to me. The strange idea that prompted me to look into this song was a weird and unsubstantiated notion I had that the story told in the Baby Gaby song I love might have originated in Ireland. "Pepito" is much closer to Lord Melody and the others posted above, but the plot is the same as Buffy's:


But as we all know, shame and scandal often leads to Madness! The British punk-ska group recorded this in 2005.


Now all us Cedrick Burnside fans need to convince the man to craft his joke into a song ...

Cedrick at Tumbleroot, Santa Fe, NM 5-13-24


For more deep dives into songs, check out The Stephen W. Terrell Web Log Songbook

Sunday, May 12, 2024

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST



Sunday, May 12, 2024
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM, 101.1 FM 
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell Email me! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
The Holygram's Song (Back From The Shadows Again) by Firesign Theatre
Gurzle by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Weird Dog by Frankie & The Witch Fingers 
Predator X by King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard 
Devil Again by Thee Oh Sees
Rites of Osiris by Billy Bill Miller
History of the Future by Black Angels
Dark Matter by Dark Matter
Chameleon by Sleeve Cannon

TV Set by The Cramps 
Long Haired Guys from England by Too Much Joy
House of Suffering by Bad Brains
Staubsaugerbaby by Blind Butcher
You Really Love Me by Cedric Burnside


RIP STEVE ALBINI 
The Mighty Albini 1962-2024


The Model by Big Black
Monkey Trick by The Jesus Lizard
50 Ft Queenie by PJ Harvey
Hellbound by The Breeders
Very Ape by Nirvana
Papa Was a Steel Headed Man by Robbie Fulks
Cat's Blues by Palace Music
Bone Machine by The Pixies
Sugar in My Hog by Fred Schneider 
Hello There by Cheap Trick
My Idea of Fun by The Stooges
Dick Johnson by Pussy Galore

Cadillac by Kitty Coen
Dollar Bill Bar by Sierra Ferrell
I Never Talk to Strangers by Tom Waits & Bette Midler
I'm Not Ready Yet by George Jones
Dying to Live by Edgar Winter
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis














TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

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