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Mae Shakes

 XertaFri, 22 Sep 2017 19:02:56 +0200 
@Music+ This is not the first time I've shared a bit of rock (&/or roll) oddity, but this odder than most, but as Larry says, she kills it totally. #maewest #ironleg

Iron LegIron Leg wrote the following post 4 months ago
Mae West – Shakin’ All Over
Mae West – Shakin’ All Over


Mae West and Somebody’s Chyldren


Listen/Download – Mae West – Shakin’ All Over

Greetings all.

I hope the new week finds you well.

The summer it at an end, and so we return to a semblance of normalcy – or what passes for it here at Iron Leg – with regular, non-podcast/radio show posts.

The Iron Leg Radio Show will continue on a monthly basis (next show on 10/7, live ta Mixlr.com/Funky16Corners) with the Funky16Corners Radio Show (soul/funk, live every Monday at 8PM) and my show on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio, Testify! (freeform, live every Wednesday night at 10PM) both continuing weekly.

This week I confront you with the unlikely spectacle of septuagenarian screen legend Mae West fronting a rock band, and – in one of the unlikeliest results ever – succeeding (at least sporadically).

West, who was a hugely successful, influential and occasionally scandalous star of stage and screen in the 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond was, like everyone else from showbiz past, attempting to catch up to the pop culture explosion and affix her caboose to the rock’n’roll gravy train.

Her attempt, the 1966 Tower LP ‘Way Out West’ is – confounding all expectations – pretty good. West is backed energetically by Somebody’s Chyldren on a variety of cover material, from Bob Dylan, Roy Head, the Beatles and John Lee Hooker among others.

The track I bring you today, her version of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates ‘Shakin’ All Over’ is a killer.

West manages to carry off a lot of this material by virtue of her attitude. This is no mere cash-in. West seems to have actually made a serious attempt to groove on the songs, and the band is excellent.

Whoever selected the material put a lot of thought into what kind of things matched up with West’s persona and delivery.

Naturally, you need to wipe the image of a 72-year-old fronting a rock band, but in the annals of weird celebrity albums, ‘Way Out West’ is near the top for listener satisfaction.

Producer David Mallet also worked with Ian Whitcomb, ironically a young man working in older styles, and produced a few records for Somebody’s Chyldren under a few different names for a few different labels.

I hope you dig the track and I’ll see you next week.





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I gotta ding a ding dong my dang a long ling long

 XertaWed, 06 Sep 2017 20:30:50 +0200 
@Music+  In a world of nonsense, words to cherish:

MINISTRY - Jesus Built My Hotrod (RedlineWhiteline Version)
by piperbrigadista on YouTube

h.ear.t | tobias
 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:13:40 +0200 
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Vindicator Rules
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:44:09 +0200 

logical progression

 XertaTue, 15 Aug 2017 21:24:55 +0200 
@Music+ PJ Harvey, Hüsker Dü, Pixies, Stone Roses.
 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:36:09 +0200 
Like for the 3 D's
Dislike for Got
Love always
giac hellvecio
 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:42:05 +0200 
the dragon feels familiar smells....

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a working hypothesis

 XertaSat, 20 May 2017 21:23:53 +0200 
@Music+  Summer evenings are made for reggae. We have just tested this hypothesis:

54-46 Was My Number - Toots and The Maytals
by sharethevibes on YouTube

Hypothesis is proved in an unscientific way, but to my satisfaction.

 Sat, 20 May 2017 21:25:51 +0200 
Consider this my present to you @Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum) :-)
 Sat, 20 May 2017 21:39:36 +0200 
You start on a part and the power of random takes over. This track was pivotal in me realizing that girl power was a thing.

Althea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
by Jocelin Francis Willshaw on YouTube


mashup genius

 XertaSat, 06 May 2017 20:41:08 +0200 last edited: Sun, 07 May 2017 12:44:13 +0200  
@music+ There are degrees of genius. File this under top notch.

Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard Mashup - Johnny Cash - The Who - Puddles Pity Party
by Puddles Pity Party on YouTube

#thewho #johnnycash #puddles
Mike Macgirvin
 Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:42 +0200 last edited: Mon, 08 May 2017 00:03:25 +0200  
I still get goosebumps hearing the intro to magic bus after 47 years and thousands of listens.

[edit: never really cared for Tommy. Saw it on Broadway in New York which was a nice evening, but except for a few classic Townshend power chords and the novelty of a rock "opera" I thought it was pretty lackluster.]
giac hellvecio
 Mon, 08 May 2017 00:09:59 +0200 
We miss the guitar forum in the zot planet, but i am the administrator of 2.715.257,666 groups/forum in this planet,
will someone else can create and manage the guitar group?

#NoG20: Let’s Disc-Harrow G20 – RTF Call For Protests

 XertaWed, 03 May 2017 23:25:17 +0200 
This rebel peasant likes this one.

Enough is Enough! wrote the following post 9 months ago

#NoG20: Let’s Disc-Harrow G20 – RTF Call For Protests

We are young peasants, land-searching, reapropriating, cooperating and working in all types of agriculture-related fields around europe. we are determined to create alternatives to the agro-industrial-complex and capitalist globalization. we struggle for practical, local-based solidarity-networks with a conscience of the social and ecological issues related to the imperia of industry and their states. our agrarian fight is a long term and mostly localized one, but resistance for more autonomy and against authorities can also puncutally rise – and travel to express dissent.


Submitted to Enough is Enough

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing them for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on.

We will make agricultural topics a content within the upcoming G20-summit-protests in Hamburg and beyond.

We believe that we’ve got to overcome the time of resource-destruction and cultural-war against small-scale-farming – as a matter of survival.
We declare ourselves critics of elite-led politics: good things come from below!

RTF vs. G20

The elites of G20 agreed in meeting in the harbour-city of Hamburg in july, so some of us agreed on meeting there as well, to bring up food- and agriculture-related issues during the protests. Mass-disobedience already seems to take shape with hundreds of thousands expected on demos and blocades of the summit and the harbour during the action days in july.

We call all farming-friends on supporting the protesters practically with food and logistics as only well-fed protesters can stop this summit!

The G20, an alliance of the dominant nation(confederation)s of the world will bring forward more agreements that don’t fit us. they might talk about “migration issues” but only with the aim of containing, seperating and managing peoples lives. They strengthen the freedom of markets and keep restraining the liberties of humans. “green-finances” as another key issue of their mafia-meeting are just another spectacular try in absorbing ecologist themes for capitalist and speculative monopoly-type-development. 

Their understanding of globalisation results in exploitation, forced work- and (peasant-)migration, war, climate-chaos as well as a rising dependance on the capitalist, energy-excessive and extractivist model. it’s big time for a new global riseup towards an ecologist, foodautonomous and anticapitalist future. Our strength stays the everyday struggle in working the land, the forrest and the seas. but we have to raise our voices in concrete jungles sometimes.  

The food- and health-issues remain central to give more independance to the people. small structures still feed the world and fight for local balances as all investigations could show. but agreements coming out of their summits have never significantly arranged the systematic injustice within food-sovereignity-issues on this planet. Their “gam.....

another tiny step

 XertaMon, 01 May 2017 12:20:55 +0200 
@Hubzilla Support Forum+  The ability to export your posts in monthly chunks is known about. I however don't see the mechanism for importing more than one. (Yes, if this works, the #egg count data will not be lost to the internet.)
Andrew Manning
 Mon, 01 May 2017 12:25:12 +0200 
As far as I recall last time I did that, you just keep importing files one-by-one.
giac hellvecio
 Mon, 01 May 2017 16:25:53 +0200 
Month by month, or even year by year if the size of each exported file is around 1 megabyte, I don't think that you will have problems.

Happy International Workers' Day

 XertaMon, 01 May 2017 09:34:33 +0200 
If like me you're a bit sick of the preponderance of religious holidays, here's one you can get behind.


now here's a question

 XertaTue, 25 Apr 2017 20:28:35 +0200 
People who've known me for some time will know that my progress along this road we're following Mike down is fitful. Those bursts of activity are usually triggered by outside forces and I've been pussyfooting around getting Hubzilla up and running for some time.

Today an outside force bumped into me. For the first time in ages I've been asked to consider doing a website for someone. This might be the push I need to get Hubzilla up and running. I don't know the full job yet but the woman in question's husband has the following website: Top Cat Fishing and "I want something like this".

So my first big question is: Is Hubzilla up to doing pages like the static ones on this site? (We will leave aside the question of whether I am up to it at this point).
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:48:34 +0200 
The page content type itself is text/HTML, the layout is just the regular Zen template, done like this.






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