JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD – Song For Ewe
Sep20

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today it’s a singer-songwriter whose new album “Sorry Is Gone” recorded by VS fav John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr. & Kurt Vile producer) is out on 29 September on ATO records. The record also features Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley on...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY “FUNAMBULIST WE LOVE YOU” REVIEW & GIG NEWS
Sep12

BAND OF HOLY JOY “FUNAMBULIST WE LOVE YOU” REVIEW & GIG NEWS

BAND OF HOLY JOY “Funambulist We Love You” (Tiny Global) I don’t need much of an excuse to write about Band of Holy Joy. When I first saw Johny Brown in action at one of the first ever gigs I flew solo at (early 90s), where they featured on a bill with Terminal Cheesecake, he was a mixture between town cryer, evangelist lyricist and wild man of Borneo. You couldn’t take your eyes off him. Coming off stage,...

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KA BAIRD – Song For Ewe
Sep07

KA BAIRD – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with KA BAIRD “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today it’s Ka Baird, a founder member of the Chicago experimentalists Spires That In The Sunset Rise, who then went onto release two records as Sapropelic Pycnic – the improvised piano album “See Sun Think Shadow” on Brooklyn’s...

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MARGARET GARRETT of MR. AIRPLANE MAN – Song For Ewe
Sep06

MARGARET GARRETT of MR. AIRPLANE MAN – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with MARGARET GARRETT of MR. AIRPLANE MAN “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music related people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today on her birthday, it’s one half of the Boston garage duo well known for their ace reckids on Sympathy For The Record Industry,  Mr. Airplane Man who have just recorded their first full length album in 13 years,...

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CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW – HOLGER CZUKAY RIP
Sep06

CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW – HOLGER CZUKAY RIP

HOLGER CZUKAY, RIP CAN ‘The Singles’ (Mute) I was lucky enough to meet the legendary Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt of Can while I was at MTV Europe in the mid 90s. Toby Amies had just left to measure Long Island and find his fortune while not cutting his hair in MTV NY and so the show I worked on MTV Alternative Nation was without its captain. Behind the scenes I was desperately trying to get John Robb of The Membranes to present it...

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