David Kauffman

David Kauffman | Kiss Another Day Goodbye

Last post for a little while, but I heard this gem by David Kauffman this morning and thought I’d share here. It’s available on the album Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome Heroes.


Some great footage of a 1980 Can gig from Soest in the Netherlands has been doing the rounds of late, so I thought I’d post a link to it here. I think it came from Dangerous Minds originally. Unfortunately it cuts out abruptly at around 80 minutes but there’s still much to enjoy from these pioneers. The lineup for this gig was Damo Suzuki (vocals), Holger Czukay (bass), Irmin Schmidt (keyboard), Michael Karoli (guitar) and Jaki Liebezeit (drums).The setlist is as follows:

1. Sense All Of Mine
2. Oh Yeah
3. I Feel Alright
4. Mother Sky
5. Deadlock
6. Bring Me Coffee Or Tea
7. Don’t Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone
8. Paperhouse

This seems as good a time as any to post this, my favourite Can track. An obvious one, maybe, from Tago Mago, but 18 minutes of brilliance nonetheless.

Can | Halleluhwah

Belle And Sebastian

I watched this excellent documentary on Belle and Sebastian’s album If You’re Feeling Sinister last week, made by Pitchfork TV, and thought I’d share it here. I think they’ve made a few other documentaries – there’s definitely one on the making of The Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin - so I’m quite keen to check them out. Great to hear (and see) Stuart Murdoch and the rest of Belle and Sebastian tell the story of the band’s early years here.

March 2014 Mix

Psssst. Hey you! Yes…YOU…the one with the keyboard. Here’s a bunch of stuff I’ve been listening to during the past month, all handily collated into one 90 minute mp3. All that’s missing is the sound of a C90 tape hissing and an awkward mid-song split after three quarters of an hour. Enjoy.

(Or save it by right-clicking here).


Beck – Cycle / Morning
Gene Clark – Silver Raven
Townes Van Zandt – Kathleen
Dion – Sanctuary
Papa M – Up North Kids
Savages – Marshal Dear
British Sea Power – The Guillemot Girls
Belle And Sebastian – The Stars Of Track And Field
Matthew White – Will You Love Me?
The War On Drugs – Eyes To The Wind
The Velvet Underground – Oh, Sweet Nuthin’!
Kurt Vile – Too Hard
Songs: Ohia – The Old Black Hen
Lynn Anderson - Fancy
Unknown Singer – Another Man’s Woman, Another Woman’s Man
Jeanie Greene – Don’t Make Me Hate Loving You
Wilson Pickett – Hey Jude
My Bloody Valentine – In Another Way
Mogwai – Deesh
Shack – London Town

The Beck tracks are from his new album Morning Phase. I’ve also bought CDs by The War On Drugs, Mogwai, British Sea Power and Songs: Ohia recently, hence their inclusion. Belle and Sebastian and Gene Clark are in there as I’ve watched good documentaries about both recently; I’ll post about the Belle and Sebastian one in the week ahead, I think. There’s also a few tracks near the end recorded at Fame Studios as I recently saw the excellent film about the Muscle Shoals sound on the BBC and subsequently bought a box set. Uh…what else? Shack are there because I caught Michael Head at the Union Chapel in London a week or so ago; a decent gig, with Bill Ryder-Jones supporting. Everything else is there as I happened to listen to it recently.