Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner……I love London…. — The Cheesesellers Wife

This isn’t poetry, just me being indulgent on a Sunday night….….again…. I was born in London, went to university in London and still love my home town, even though I will never live there again. The video for this song shows several of my old haunts….and I so want to go to a gig at […]

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner……I love London…. — The Cheesesellers Wife

Music Recommendation: Annie Hendriz — “Fake It ’Til You Make It”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Fake It ’Til You Make It”

Album: FOLKISH

Artist: Annie Hendrix

Artist Location: California

Info: San Francisco Bay Area-based songwriter, composer, music producer.

Lyra, a fan, wrote, “This is a really beautiful, personal album! I love the instrumentation; it feels like I’m listening to a traveling band of bards. Favorite track: ‘Joan.’”

Music & Lyrics by Annie Hendrix, except “Silence,” music by Travis W. Hendrix, lyrics by Annie Hendrix 

Performed by Annie Hendrix – vocals, guitar, violin 
Travis W. Hendrix – oud, ocarina, guitar, mandolin, bass, 
backing vocals, additional tambourine 
Ben Weiner – percussion, piano 
Fionna Lane – backing vocals 
Kalei Yamanoha – steel guitar 
Seb Shader – violin 
Andrew Cohen – helicon 

Price: $1.29 for track; $11.99 for 11-track album

Genre: Folk

Links:

FOLKISH

https://anniehendrix.bandcamp.com/album/folkish

Annie Hendrix on Bandcamp

https://anniehendrix.bandcamp.com

Annie Hendrix on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfRZVHfMjBZwrOUSprH3ujQ

Annie Hendrix Official Website

https://anniehendrixmusic.com

Music Recommendation: Autoramas — Motocross”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Motocross”

Album: MOTOCROSS

Artist: Autoramas

Artist Location: Brazil

Info: The second track is also excellent: “Bahamas”

“Formed in Rio de Janeiro in 1998, Autoramas mixes rock from the 60s, New Wave and Jovem Guarda. One of the most successful bands in the independent scene, it has abundant material and numerous international tours. Currently it is composed by Gabriel Thomaz, Érika Martins, Jairo Fajer and Fábio Lima.”

First Autoramas 7′

Released December 1, 1999

Autoramas (Wikipedia)

“The Autoramas are a Brazilian surf/garage rock/garage punk/rockabilly band that started in the late 90s and continue playing to this day.” — Wikipedia

Price: $4 (USD) for two-track album

Genre: Surf Instrumental

Links:

MOTOCROSS

https://autoramas.bandcamp.com/album/motocross

The Autoramas on Bandcamp

https://autoramas.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: Sallie Mae / Storeetellers — “Dirty Blues”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Dirty Blues”

Album: THE ROYAL BAEBY

Artist: Sallie Mae / Storeetellers

Artist Location: California

Info: The second date is so much harder to get than the first.

THE ROYAL BAEBY is Storeetellers’ first full-length album. 

All songs written and arranged by Storeetellers

Mayra Cortez – Guitar and Vocals 
Richelle Banas – Drums and Vocals 
Lucia Mota – Bass and Vocals 
Briana Harley – Guitar and Vocals 

The video is of another song by the Storeetellers. America de la Torre wrote about the video, “My freind halana is in this but honestly this is the gayest thing ive seen.”

Note by Bruce: “If America de la Torre means this in a good way, she’s right.”

Price: $1 (USD) for song; $10 (USD) for 12-track album

Genre: Pop Punk, Punkpopabilly

Links:

Sallie Mae on Bandcamp

https://salliemay.bandcamp.com

THE ROYAL BAEBY

https://salliemay.bandcamp.com/album/the-royal-baeby

Music Recommendation: Autoramas — “Blue Monday”

Music: “Blue Monday”

Album: UNSERE FAVORITEN [OUR FAVORITES]

Artist: Autoramas

Location: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

lnfo: Autoramas started as a surf music group. This album was released 1 January 2015, when surf was still a main focus for them; however, it also includes several good songs with vocals. This was in the Flávia Couri (bass player) era. She left Autoramas to play with her husband, Martin Couri, in the Courettes. (Check them out on Bandcamp.) Gabriel Thomaz has written much excellent surf music. — Bruce

“Formed in Rio de Janeiro in 1998, Autoramas mixes rock from the 60s, New Wave and Jovem Guarda. One of the most successful bands in the independent scene, it has abundant material and numerous international tours. Currently it is composed by Gabriel Thomaz, Érika Martins, Jairo Fajer and Fábio Lima.”

“Blue Monday” is a surf instrumental of the New Order song.

Check out the concert above. From right to left: Flávia Couri (Bass), Bacalhau (Drums), Gabriel Thomaz (Guitar).

Price: $7 (USD) for 13-track album

Genre: Surf

Links:

UNSERE FAVORITEN

https://autoramas.bandcamp.com/album/unsere-favoriten

Autoramas on Bandcamp

https://autoramas.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans — “Stella by Starlight”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Stella by Starlight”

Album: YOU’RE MY THRILL

Artist: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans

Record Company: Moochin’ About

Record Company Location: England, UK

lnfo: “Aaoka Ai, a fan, wrote, “Another ridiculously great buy from this fine jazz and more label. I highly recommend checking out their other compilations and albums as well.”

“A classic Valentine’s Day collection of love songs, by icons of Blues & Jazz — free to download.”

“Tip if you want to.” — Bruce

Price: Name Your Price [Includes FREE] for 23-track album by various artists.

Genre: Jazz

Links:

YOU’RE MY THRILL

https://moochinaboutltd.bandcamp.com/album/youre-my-thrill

Moochin’ About

https://moochinaboutltd.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: The Silicon — “Woody Goes To Nice”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Woody Goes To Nice”

Album: WOODY GOES TO NICE

Artist: The Silicon

Artist Location: Minsk, Belarus

Info:

The Silicon – trio from Minsk (Belarus) plays surf music & instrumental rock music under influence of the 1960’s. Band formed in November 2008.

Cool-sounding post-Soviet surf-rock.

“One day three hipsters, one of whom had a Woody chase, decided to drive their old Trabant to Nice by the sea. But something went wrong. They have gone astray. And instead of Nice, they ended up first in Morocco, and then unexpectedly in Siberia. The road was rich in adventure. They met a lot of interesting people — gangsters in a big black car, pickpockets, and traveling circus performers. Fortunately, everything went well and by Christmas everyone was back home.”

Price: $1 (USD) for track; $7 (USD) for 12-track album

Genre: Post-Soviet surf-rock.

Links:

WOODY GOES TO NICE

https://thesilicon.bandcamp.com/album/woody-goes-to-nice

The Silicon on Bandcamp

https://thesilicon.bandcamp.com