Friday, June 11, 2010

TVD's The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Idelic “Free-Fest” | Greetings from Laurel Canyon... I woke this morning feeling this weekend’s festivities in the air. I turned on the TV and watched South Africa play the 1st game of The World Cup. I’m comforted by waking to the fact that somewhere in the world there are people having a great time together. Whether it’s under the pretext of sport or music, I’m in, let’s party!

OK, come on—just give me a fucking world wide “group hug”!! I need it! Well, don’t we all?

This week’s Idelic Hour salutes all of you who are packing your knapsack and making it to one of 2010’s summer rock festivals. As I write many of you are at Bonnaroo reaching for your sun block and rolling papers. This week’s Idelic Hour Playlist features songs by four killer live acts that hit Bonnaroo stages today: The Black Keys, Dr. Dog, The Gossip, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will all “blow minds.”

Also weighing in heavy on this week’s mix, Glastonbury, the festival with the most outrageous variety of sound. Vintage Os Mutantes, Candi Station, and Ray Davies mix with new favorites Ariel Pink, Tung, and Blitzen Trapper.

Push play, hug your neighbor, have a blast!

xosidealer | @sidelic

The Idelic Hour [6/11/2010] (Mp3, 86Mg)

It's The Dig's Vinyl Dstrict!

In February of this year we were on the road with two great bands, Editors and The Antlers. I thought it would be a cool idea to buy at least one record in every city that we played in.

Our first show was at the Warfield in San Fransisco. We all decided to check out the famous Ameoba Records on Haight St. I picked up The Velvet Underground (self titled), CCR Chronicles Vol. 2, and a Duane Eddy album. I was inspired to get the Duane Eddy album from my uncle who I met on tour for the first time in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After a long morning of playin old tapes in the garage and singin songs, he scared us all away after he busted through the door with his revolver and said "If you really wanna get serious, this will bust a hole in an engine block!"

Some of the other great records I picked up along the way are 'Tattoo You' by the Stones and 'Hospice' by The Antlers.
—Erick Eiser, Keyboards, Guitar

The Dig's Top 20 Tracks Right ...Now:

1. Ebony Eyes - Stevie Wonder
2. Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby
3. Shop Around - Smokey Robinson
4. Poison Cup - M. Ward
5. She's Not There - The Zombies
6. Tomorrow In Her Eyes - Ron Sexsmith
7. Yer Blues - The Beatles
8. So Far Away - Dire Straits
9. Going Home - Dan Auerbach
10. Can't Control Myself - The Troggs
11. For Your Precious Love - Otis Redding
12. Hell is Chrome - Wilco
13. Drain You - Nirvana
14. All I've Gotta Do - The Beatles
15. No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
16. No Fun - The Stooges
17. Ape Man - The Kinks
18. Miss Maybelle - R L Burnside
19. Come On In My Kitchen - Robert Johnson
20. Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan

Dire Straits - So Far Away (Mp3)
The Beatles - Yer Blues (Mp3)
Nirvana - Drain You (Mp3)

TVD's The Ardent Sessions Presents: Oh No Oh My

There really is something about Memphis and Ardent Studios. Driving east on Madison from downtown, the same street Ardent Studios is located on, I pass some of my favorite places in the world: The P and H CafĂ©, Murphy’s, the old Antenna, Minglewood Hall, the BBQ Shop, Pho Hoa Bin, Zinny’s, The Lamplighter, Fino’s, Boscos (mmmmmm stock Ale…..), The Blue Monkey, and Kwik Check. I have been lucky enough, many times in fact, to enjoy my “Turk that was Greek” sandwich at Kwik Check, then walk across the street to the world famous Ardent Studios.

I have had the pleasure to work in Studios A, B and C with many different bands and with many amazing producers and engineers. Back in 2001, my band Snowglobe mastered our first full length record with Larry and Kevin Nix. Over the years I have recorded piano, guitar, vocals, and crazy noises both on my own and other folk’s records at Ardent. Back in 2007, Ardent started doing something known as the Ardent Sessions. My bands Oh No Oh My and Antenna Shoes have both been invited to record episodes.

The Ardent Sessions is awesome. It allows a band to play a show in front of their fans, and have that show be recorded with incredible microphones and the best new and old recording gear. With Alan Burcham behind the desk, placing guitars through the Neve preamps, and Fairchild compressors, sometimes I just want to cry. It’s so beautiful. As musicians you have pressure to perform the material live for the audience, with an extra pressure that the performance is being recorded. I think that with the right mix of pressure, magic is made. I am very happy to have been a part of the magic that has been made at Ardent Studios throughout the years. This episode was extra special because we shared the episode with our good friends from Knoxville, Royal Bangs. Nice.

BTW, our new 7 inch contains two songs off of our upcoming full length record 'People Problems.' The songs are "Brains" and "Walking Into Me:". They were recorded at Jim Eno's Studio Public HiFi in Austin Tx. We like them a lot. We hope you do too!
—Tim Regan

Pick up the new 7" and other great merch from Oh No Oh My here.

The Ardent Sessions Presents: Oh No Oh My | The Vinyl District Podcast [105Mgs]

Enter to win Oh No Oh My's 7" above by simply leaving a comment, your name, and a contact email address in the comments to this post. We'll choose one winner each Friday for that week's giveaway which ALSO includes the entire Ardent Music catalog. (That's just 2 artists at this point, but hey, who's counting?)

To hear more great Ardent Sessions please visit Ardent Presents.