guess who is on the bottom of all countries
Posted by rof rof 11 years ago
Sources for Japanese indie music :
Posted by rof rof 13 years ago
Japanese Pop :  
Japanese (commercial) pop pages (French/Japanese) at  
Japanese 60's bands at  
Japan reviews at  
Japanese progressive (in Japanese)  
Improvised music from Japan :  
Internet addresses of labels/distributors of Japanese progressive / independent  
music (references to names and a few more addresses are to be found in the  
'J.I.M.' book) -Noise labels are not included- :  
* Acid Mother's Temple :  
Contact : [email protected] & [email protected]  
* Alchemy Records : Contact :  
[email protected]  
* Aliens8 Recordings Contact :  
[email protected] experimental  
* Amoebic Contact :  
[email protected]  
* Art Union (Isis)  
Indi.distr. Rock,pop,punk, [email protected]  
* Asian Improv Rec. free music  
* Avant/ DIW Contact : [email protected]  
* Belle Antique  
progressive (sub label avalon is heavy metal :  
fax 0081 (0)3 3954 9563  
* Captain Trip Records :  
[email protected]  
* Charnel Music [email protected]  
* Chilldisc  
* Cold Spring Records Contact address not known experimental ?  
* Cragale records exp. ?  
* Detector E-mail/Web Page not known psych  
* Forced Exposure distribution :  
* Fractal Rec. [email protected] (High Rise,..)  
* God Mountain E-mail / Web Page unknown  
* Gyuune Rec.  
[email protected] indipendent tapes ?  
* IDN/ Inner Direct Email/Web Page not known distr.  
* Kromhoorn Rec.  
E-mail unknown  
* Kuwagata Rec. contemp ?  
* La Musica Rec.  
E-mail unknown underground, psych  
* Last Visible Dog Rec. [email protected]  
or [email protected]  
* Magaibutsu Limited E-mail unknown Ruins,..  
* Majikick Rec.  
[email protected] rock, pop indep. ?  
* Mechanics [email protected]  
* Meme/Unknownmix [email protected] free music ?  
* Musea has a few Japanese releases : [email protected]  
* Nux Organization [email protected] modern exp ?  
* Omega Point Records  
exp, contemp, rio, sound, noise [email protected]  
* Oz Disc : E-mail : [email protected]  
* Pale Blue Contact address unknown free ?  
* Pandemonium Rec. Distribution : [email protected]  
* Pataphysique Records  
E-mail : [email protected]  
* PSF rec.  
fax 0081 (0)3 3322 4905  
American site :  
* P-vine / Blues Interactions  
Contact at  
* Readymade records / Heat Wave Contact : [email protected]  
* Record Heaven see section Japan (on line sale)  
* ReR Megacorp distribution  
[email protected]  
* (Shimmy Disc  
* Shinkhai Records small label  
* Skingraft Rec. [email protected]  
* Solstice Records  
E-mail : [email protected], [email protected]  
* Sonore Records [email protected] (label from book)  
* Soup disk [email protected] modern impro ?  
* SSE Comm. [email protected]  
* Suisei Rec. [email protected] small ind.label  
* Syn-Phonic Music: (on line sale)  
* Tag Rag [email protected] impro ?  
* Three Blind Mice jazz label [email protected]  
* Tilqua Contact : [email protected] free music, progressive,..  
* Toshiba-EMI  
* Transonic Records catalogue :  
* Tzadik [email protected]  
* Vanilla Records [email protected]  
* Vaseline Rec. [email protected]  
* Vinyl Japan Contact unknown  
* ZK Rec. Contact addresses unknown  
* 360° Rec.  
(PS: they released a tribute to Moondog ) [email protected]  
Record stores in Tokyo :  
Label links  
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Posted by rof rof 13 years ago
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If men truly ran the world (Old, but pretty good)
Posted by rof rof 13 years ago
1. Breaking up would be a lot easier. A smack to the ass and a "Nice hustle, you'll get'em next time" would pretty much do it.  
2. Birth control would come in ale or lager.  
3. Valentine's Day would be moved to February 29th so it would only occur in leap years.  
4. On Groundhog Day, if you saw your shadow, you'd get the day off to go drinking. Mother's Day too.  
5. St. Patrick's Day, however, would remain exactly the same. But it would be celebrated every month.  
6. Garbage would take itself out.  
7. Regis and Kelly would be chained to a cement mixer and pushed off the Golden Gate Bridge for the most lucrative pay-per-view event in world history.  
8. The only show opposite "Monday Night Football" would be "Monday Night Football from a Different Camera Angle".  
9. Instead of "beer-belly", you'd get "beer-biceps".  
10. Tanks would be far easier to rent.  
11. Two words..."Ally McNaked".  
12. When a cop gave you a ticket, every smart-aleck answer you responded with would actually reduce your fine. As in:  
Cop: "You know how fast you were going?"  
You: "All I know is, I was spilling my beer all over the place."  
Cop: "Nice one, That's $10.00 off".  
13. People would never talk about how fresh they felt.  
14. Daisy Duke shorts would never go out of style again.  
15. Every man would get four, real Get Out of Jail Free cards per year.  
16. Telephones would cut off after 30 seconds of conversation.  
17. It would perfectly legal to steal a sports car, as long as you returned it the following day with a full tank of gas.  
18. Instead of a fancy, expensive engagement ring, you could present your wife-to-be with a giant foam hand that said "You're #1!".  
19. When your girlfriend really needed to talk to you during the game, she'd appear in a little box in the corner of the screen during a time-out.  
20. Nodding and looking at your watch would be deemed as an acceptable response to "I love you".  
21. The funniest guy in the office would get to be CEO.  
22. "Sorry I'm late, but I got wasted last night", would be an acceptable excuse for tardiness.  
23. At the end of the workday a whistle would blow and you would jump out of your window and slide down the tail of a brontosaurus and right into your car like Fred Flintstone.  
24. Lifeguards could remove citizens from beaches for violating the "public ugliness" ordinance.  
25. Hallmark would make "Sorry, what was your name again?" cards.  
unusual music link
Posted by rof rof 13 years ago
let the sideshow begin ...
Posted by rof rof 13 years ago
Buena Vista Social Club Singer Ferrer Dies
Posted by rof rof 13 years ago
Ibrahim Ferrer, a leading voice with the hugely popular Buena Vista Social Club of vintage Cuban performers, died Saturday, his representative in Cuba said. He was 78.  
The Montuno production company did not give a cause of death, but Ferrer's colleagues said he suffered from emphysema and was feeling ill earlier in the week.  
Known for his trademark cap and graying mustache, Ferrer was a wiry, animated figure who clearly enjoyed performing Cuba's traditional "son" music of the 1940s and 1950s for new generations of fans.  
Among a group of older Cuban performers recruited by U.S. musician Ry Cooder, Ferrer performed on the "Buena Vista Social Club album" that won a Grammy in 1999, and was among those appearing in the film of the same name.  
"I felt like he was my brother," said fellow Buena Vista performer, the guitarist Manuel Galban. "He was a great musician and a great companion."  
Also in 1999, Ferrer was featured in one of a string of albums that followed, "Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer," and won a Latin Grammy for best new artist in 2000.  
Two other well-known members of the original Buena Vista group, singer Compay Segundo and pianist Ruben Gonzalez, died in 2003.  
Originally from Cuba's eastern city of Santiago, Ferrer was born on Feb. 20, 1927, during a dance at a social club after his mother unexpectedly went into labor.  
Ferrer was still a boy when he began singing professional with Santiago groups in 1941. By the late 1950s, he was a well-known singer performing regularly with the late, great bandleader Pacho Alonso.  
He also made guest appearances with other legendary names, including Benny More and Orquesta de Chepin.  
Alonso's group moved to Havana in 1959, and Ferrer came along, remaining with the group for more than two decades. By the early 1980s, Ferrer had left the musical scene, but came out of retirement to perform with the Buena Vista group.