Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I don't like this !
Dirk, I'll get you whereve you go on this earth. There will be no place to hide !
Ha ha, I think it's great !! :-)
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
It's over ......
As all the country's involved we also had fun the last two years during the qualifying matches. Even the first part of the tournament was great. Great party's everywhere with people dressed in orange (our queen comes from the 'House of Orange').
The above picture shows referee Ivanov who showed so many yellow/red cards and at the right our goalkeeper Edwin vd Sar who achieved a record of 115 caps (when I understand well).
Still 8 country's left I believe. So another 7 will be very disappointed this/next week..
Oh well there are more important things in the world than football.
There was a comment from, I believe, an American about this 'silly soccer'. American football is better he says. Sorry, sorry. Lack of knowledge.
Football is called that way because it is played with .... a ball and played with ....., you guessed, foot/feet.
American football on the other hand is played with something one cannot seriously call it a ball and mostly ...... with hands. Only sometimes there's a drop kick.
Football is based on improvisation/intelligence/artistics/skills and so on. Take Barcelona's Ronaldino as an example.
In American football it is quite different. The coach intructs the quarterback, he tells another player what he has to do. Then 15 seconds great violence : they win 15 yards and the game is stopped again. Next instructions ....
Football is played all over the world. That's why this is called the World championship football.
American footbal is just a local sport. We have here eg korfball and filjerleppen. We are champion in those sports .... You may be champion in your own local sport, I don't mind ... :-)
Friday, June 23, 2006
VRocket live radio
At the moment there's a great Spyder Turner (born Dwight David Turner in West Virginia on February 4, 1947) - Stand by me (speed up) issued end 1966.
If you like great mostly un-known oldies give VRocket a try !
Will we hear Spyder Turner again saturday the first of july on Theo's Popcorn show at 20 hrs CET on Laser radio (see the counter on the left) ??
Bill Haley & Comets
Didn't had time to do anything on my BLog.
Seems I'm allowed by my co-workers to have a two week holiday half of july.
Today I played some Big Bopper, early Cliff & Shadows, Ry Cooder, Leo Kottke and Bill Haley.
So totally different styles.
I 'rocked' today about 40 minutes on these 16 tracks of a great vinyl Rock around the clock.
I must have bought this Bill Haley somewhere around 1963 and I'm not dissappointed how good it sounded when I made the vinyl rip in 2000 or so. The cover is more worn out ... :-)
An extended biograph of Bill Haley can be found on the AMG music bible.
Info tracklist and pass in the comments.
We all cross fingers for Holland sunday when they have to play against Portugal. I understand we don't have a good record against them. Anyway I hope it'll be another fair game.
Labels: bill haley
Monday, June 19, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Gene Vincent rockin' date
A good thing having mp3's is one can compile cd-r's with about 8-10 hours of music.
In the past I made compilations with just one artist/group but also with just one style or just a 'various' compilation.
Yesterday it was quite hot.
Amongst them were some fine ones by the late great Gene Vincent like A rockin' date and a nice date it was.
This LP is from 1957 I think and it must be one of my first LP's, so a little 'worn out'.
Here's my vinyl rip made in 2000 (in the local store or Amazon you can get better audio).
Youngsters who don't know Gene Vincent have to look in the AMG music bible for info.
See the comments for the tracklist and the pass to have a date also.
Labels: gene vincent
Soccer again !
In their match against Ivory Coast they made a fantastic goal by Robin van Persie. The goalkeeper didn't see his free kick.
Then coach Marco van Basten told his group the rest of the match was just a training. He instructed the players to act as it was already the final with one goal ahead. So defend.
It should have been easy to score more goals but this was his decision.
So if you think the Dutch were under a great pressure during the second half of this match you're wrong : it was just a training.
Pfff, how did I sweat.... We were quite lucky !
Today Ghana did a great job against the Tsjechs (I believe ...). They simply have to win their nexy match to go on.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Holland won : Emmylou Harris
So here's a celebration gift.
Harris, Emmylou & Linda & Dolly - To Know Him Is To Love Him (from the Trio sessions), a very nice video clip.
Look in the comment to enjoy. No pass, just enjoy.
Now beer to celebrate ourselves !
Labels: emmylou harris
Soccer world championship
In my country there's a saying 'Soccer is a game where 22 players run accross the field and try to score a goal but whatever happens in the end Germany wins'.
It's just a saying. Reality is different. The whole world will watch it curious who will win in the end.
From very reliable sources I have the information that the country who has this flag wil be the world champion soccer for the next 4 years.
Friday, June 09, 2006
I understand why. They still have to let people know about their Liverpool band they adore so much.
From time to time we come out of the dark and present something special.
During their World Licks tour in 2003 The Rolling Stones also visited Utrecht in Holland for one of their 'private' shows.
Only a few could be present. Super security all week. Not a mouse could come in without being checked. But, but that wasn't the week before. So some equipment .... you fill in.
What a show it was. Here's a review.
Stones conquer Utrecht.
The US needed 5 years to free Europe, they needed a few months to free Iraq. But the Stones needed only two hours to achieve 19 amazing victories in Utrecht tonight! Vredenburg was ON FIRE. This was the best clubshow I've ever seen, the best sound I ever heard and the best crowd I ever witnessed. I'm still shaking and think it will last forever. And please! Don't try to cure me. Vredenburg should be closed now forever. Not any band or artist in the world should get permission to play this temple again. From now on Vredenburg is a museum, a holy church of rock 'n roll, a forever lasting monument of four saints called the Rolling Stones!!
I'm proud to offer the visitors of my simple BLog this clubshow in full stereo. Of course you cannot compare it with an official release or even a bootleg but I think this is quite good.
I've seen the show mentioned a few years ago on a Rolling Stones fan page. But that's not this recording.
I made a rip at 160Kbits and the info is in the comments.
Labels: rolling stones
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Shadows #4, 5 and 6
Just watched a very old music clip from the Shadows. So much fun to see again their steps forward, left, right, back over and over again. Decided to also post the other three albums. In total I hope it's a complete overview of their early hits.
You can get complete info in the AMG Music Bible.
Tracklist aso is in the comments.
Dance on and have fun !
Monday, June 05, 2006
Blog 10.000 visitors
Two month's ago (april fools day) I also started a BLog. Just to keep up with you/the youngsters. To learn, to write etc. I still can't handle a mobile phone (sorry son) but I was proud like a child with my first (text only) post : I entered the new world !
Of course I hoped for some vistors somehow in the future but didn't expect too much of it. It would be a lonely matter.
Of course that will not be 10.000 unique visitors. It's just a counter you see.
Seriously, so far it's been fun. It looks like I've been doing something worthwhile here. Not only to me but also to you.
It calls for a celebration. What to post ? My favorite song, LP, group ? Just a picture ? Do a poll first ?
Well I like the Stones. I don't see much of them on the various BLogs. A lot of Beatles (I hardly can write that name ..) but no Stones. A few weeks ago I played at home for two days only Rolling Stones. I think their starting period is the best. The cover period, the R&B period. Let's say 'till their 5th LP or so.
One song struck me (again). From their later 1978 LP/CD Some girls from which you can see info/tracklist at AMG the song 'Far away eyes'.
'I was driving home early sunday morning through Bakersville listening to gospel music on the colored radiostation and the preacher said ..'.
A great song. Kinda country (parody). Could be a Gram Parsons song.
Here's that LP Some girls. It's only 32Mb because I did it on 112Kbits vinyl, so the advice is to buy .... Hope you (my 100 friends ...) like it.
Up to the next 10.000 !
Look in the comments.
Labels: rolling stones
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Dylan, Bob - XM Radio shows
So here are the two missing shows by Bob Dylan on XM sattelite radio shows.
Scodav & Sylans owe me some .. :-}
The last one should be #03 but in the file it's OK.
Password (if necessary) is :
Labels: bob dylan
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Popcorn evening again !
If you want to join us press LaserSound.
Theo starts the second hour with Arthur Alexander's - Anna.
Here's the whole LP by Arthur Alexander (scans not included in my re-upload 2007_may), a former bus chauffeur if I remember well. Theo will tell wether or not he's in the heavenly hall of fame.
I've added some covers by eg that Liverpool Band, John Lamers (from Holland) and Paul Anka (both in German !). Also two very fine versions of You better move on by The Rolling Stones and by Larry Vine from Denmark. Especially this last one is a 'must have'.
Note the mistake Delbert McClinton (harmonica) makes at 15 seconds on Bruce Chanel's version of Hey baby ! He has too stop for a second ! Never noticed ?? On their tour in the UK Delbert learned John Lennon how to play harmonica).
Mr Theo, do you consider the single version of 'You better move on' Popcorn or not ... ? :-)
See for this all the comments. There's also the usual pass to this (I think) nice LP (which, by the way, is only in 128Kbits). If you like it try to buy to original (but I think that will not be so easy !).
I very humble ask you to leave a comment when you listened (even if it is a short while) and what you think of it.
I even more like it when you place it in de 'gastenboek' on the Laser site !!
Oefffff, new way of making my post, so I hope all the links work .. !
Labels: compilation popcorn
Friday, June 02, 2006
Dylan, Bob - 2006_05_31 XM Radio
I'll provide also show #02 & 03 as asked by Scodav & Sylans.
Dylan, Bob - 2006_05_31 XM Radio Show #05 - Coffee
Java Jive - The Ink Spots
One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette - Jerry Irby
The Coffee Song - Frank Sinatra
Black Coffee in Bed - Squeeze
Cigarettes and Coffee - Otis Redding
Caffeine and Nicotine - Curtis Gordon
Cigarettes and Coffee Blues - Lefty Frizzell
Coffee Blues - Sam Lightnin' Hopkins
Keep That Coffee Hot - Scatman Crothers
Coffee Cigarettes and Tears - The Larks
Black Coffee - Bobby Darin
Raindrops In My Coffee - Sexmith and Kerr
Coffee and TV - Blur
Forty Cups of Coffee - Ella Mae Morse
Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee - Glenn Miller Orchestra (no end because running out of time ...).
Labels: bob dylan
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Smith, Arthur ah Cracker Jacks
I still have the original 78rmp 48_10_23-Smith, Arthur ah Cracker Jacks - Guitar boogie / Boomerang.
It became a huge top 5 hit in/by 59-Virtues (Frank Virtue ritme_2e solo_bas_drums James Bruno lead guitar) - Guitar boogie shuffle.
Frank also made some great records in the fifties. Look eg for Cadets, Esquire boys and Frank Virtuoso.
If there is need I'll offer you some songs. Leave a comment.
Here's the scan of my original 78rpm single. Note the info on the record 'made in Holland' !!
I have a strange habbit to smell on old books, the same goes for old records. Am I the only one ?
I always thought this one was issued in 1945 but I read this week the release info should be 48_10_23.
At the time I was too young (you could also say I am too old today ...) to remember now.
Can someone help me out ?
Hope you like it when you download from this link. I imagine the sound from a CD is much much better.
I made a new link, so look in the comment.