Tuesday, November 25, 2008

gift suggestion for music fanatics

1. Open iTunes.
2. Go to the Music Store.
3. Type "complete motown singles" into the search box.
4. Drool at the results, then buy.

Yes all eleven volumes of "The Complete Motown Singles" (year by year) are availible for $59.99 each. Considering that you cannot find the cds on Amazon for that cheap, it's worth the only-128k bitrate quality. After all, they sound better than they did on the (AM) radio originally. And Universal FINALLY did a great job on remastering the Motown vaults.

What some individual gems? How about Diana's swan song to the Supremes, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", in it's full-length 6 minute & 18 second glory (volume 10)...or the cleanest "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey and The Miracles that you've ever heard (volume 7)...well, you can see for yourselves. And of course, you can pick-and-choose the tracks you want for 99 cents each.

Of course, I only know about the US store. iTunes Overseas patrons, ymmv.

Feel free to donate any of the volumes to the OlioRadio library at any time (starting with volume 10). lol
Love and Peace, Clarence

Thursday, November 20, 2008

OlioRadio is Bigger and Better (and fresher) than Evah!

A new and Expanded playlist on OlioRadio! More music! More spoken word! More odds and ends! And, even some Holiday Music!

So, you ready to take a deep breath and read the list of Artistes added?
Here ya go:
the 5 Keys - the 5 Owls - Al Jolson and the Warner Brothers Orchestra - Angel City - Aria - B.B. King With Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Bill Haley and His Comets - Bill Murray - Billy Murray - Billy Wynne's Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra - Blair Hansen - Blondie - Bob and Ray - Bob Dylan and Joan Baez - Bonnie Raitt and Jon Cleary - Brock Rodarte - Broken Keys - Buddy Holly - the Chemical Brothers - Chevy Chase and Richard Pryor - the Chocolateers - Chris Bell - Como Mamas featuring Mary Moore - Connie Francis - the Coronets - Dana Cooper and Shake Russell - David Bowie and the Lower Third - David Johansen - Deftones - Diana Ross - Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Dukes of the Stratosphere - the Edison Military Band - Elvis Costello - Elvis Presley - Firesign Theatre - Frank Crumit - Garrett A. Hobart - Graham Parker - the Honey Boys - Iggy Pop - Innereyeful - James Taylor - Jeanett Loff - Jimi Hendrix - Jimmy Page - John Miljan - Juaneco Y Su Combo - Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand - Kimberly Kyle - Kode 9 - the Leake County Revelers - Lou Hirsch - Love is Colder Than Death - Marvin Gaye - Matthew Broderick - Mike Sophia - Minutemen - Miss Leslie - Moe Horowitz - the Monotones - Nichols and May - Norman Paris - Of Montreal - Patti Smith - Paul Winchell with Jerry Mahoney - Percy Sledge - Peter Boyle and John Belushi - Petula Clark - Pink Floyd - Pretenders - Project 5am - Randy Newman - Renee Sebastian - Roy Orbison - Sam Cooke - Sammy Davis, Jr. - Service Station Sal - Sharon Gless, Hal Sparks, Jack Wetherall - So Shush - Stereo Total - Stereolab - Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme - Ted Fio Rito & his Orchestra (Muzzy Marcellino voc.) - The Black Crowes - The Budos Band - The Catalysts - The Church - The Clash - The Cramps - The John Edwards Singers - The Kingsway Promenade Orchestra - The Kinks - The Leland Stanford Junior Unversity Band - The People - The Persuaders - The Poets Of Rhythm - The Velvet Underground - Thom Filicia - Tim Curry - Tito and Tarantula - Todd Rundgren - T.Rex - TSOL - Unknown Announcer - and Walking Wounded...and that's just the non-seasonal sounds!
Those contributing Holiday fare to your ears:
Alvin and The Chipmunks - Andy Williams - B.J.Thomas - Babe Gonzales - Benny Carter - Beto and The Fairlanes - Bing Crosby - Bob B.Soxx and The Blue Jeans - Carolyn of The Velvelettes - Chamber Orchestra and Choir of St. Petersburg Conservatory - Chuck Berry - Darlene Love - Doris Day - Eddie Kendricks - Elvis Presley - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - James Brown - John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and The Plastic Ono Band - Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting - Jose Feliciano - Judy Garland - the Kirov Orchestra - Leroy Anderson - Lou Rawls - Lou Reed - Louis Armstrong - Louis Prima - Marcia Ball - Nat King Cole - Nebe Quartet - the New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Perry Como - Smokey Robinson - Stevie Wonder - the Temptations - The Crystals - The Four Imperials - the King Cole Trio - The Ronettes - The Supremes - Tony Bennett - and the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

Whew!!Plus, included is a documentary from 1971 ("They Bombed in Houston") about the attacks on KPFT in the early 70s. All over the crazy idea that members of a community who might not be wealthy still had a right to Free Speech. Sigh...and how many times have you heard of a commercial FM station putting together a documentary on a non-commercial FM station? Thanks to the Pacifica Radio archives and the folks at the long-gone KAUM Houston for this special program. In this season of thanks and appreciation, it seemed an appropriate addition.

As always, the full playlist is listed alphabetically at OlioRadio.net/playlist. Click on this link to go to OlioRadio's Live365 page And click on the big yellow 'play' icon to begin your listening pleasures! Enjoy!
Love and Peace, Clarence

Sunday, November 9, 2008

dtv questions? lol

The simplicity of the Digital TV Conversion, courtesy of 'Talkshow with Spike Feresten':

Love and Peace, Clarence