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Friday, November 03, 2006

cholo, beach boys covers, weezer, joseph arthur, sondra prill, new pornographers, + -



Obscure Sound has some Beach Boys covers and a few New Pornographers live tracks.


The Late Greats has some tracks from Joseph Arthur's world cafe sessions.


Pop Drivel has Plus Minus on KEXP 11-1-06.


Another Form of Relief has some rare Weezer tracks.


Check out some live footage from the great New York City band Cholo.


WFMU Music Blog has some video goodness for you. First, the five best public access music videos ever. Also, a longtime 75orless favorite, Tampa Florida's public access queen Sondra Prill. I have tormented coworkers for many years with her mp3 combo of Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love" and Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love For You". It really is off the charts BAD. There is a hysterically funny biography over at 365 Days Project, where you can also download the mp3. Scroll down a little bit and read while you listen. The following account of the disasterous hurricane fundraiser show from that page is classic:


Sondra and "My Show" disappeared from Jones Intercable after the third installment, but Sondra made at least one more attempt to bring her talent to the masses. In 1992, Sondra and her mother-benefactress Regina rented the 900-seat Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center Playhouse Theatre to present "A Musical Fantasy", for which a portion of the proceeds were to be donated to victims of the recent Hurricane Andrew. I'll let Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Tribune fill in the rest:

"Ticket prices for her show ranged up to $50, a testimony to a rather intriguing assessment of her talents considering recent (and slightly better known) TBPAC performers such as Al Green and Patti LaBelle charged a maximum ticket price of $25.

"Of course Green and LaBelle lack Sultry Sondra's unique way of handling a melody - a cross between the dulcet sound of setting one's hair on fire and sticking one's hand into a garbage disposal.

"Friday night's show was not without its highlights. First, it started about 20 minutes late and in an inadvertent gaffe much to the delight of the audience, Sultry Sondra's microphone failed during one of her songs, which meant we were all spared from having to listen to her.

"Fortunately for the rest of the city, there weren't that many of us in the audience. Only 41 tickets were sold to Sultry Sondra, a commentary on the good sense of the populace. Of course they did miss that dramatic moment during the performance where Sultry Sondra had honey poured all over her for no particular reason. Say, That's Entertainment!

"Needless to say the victims of Hurricane Andrew won't be benefitting much from Friday's extravaganza of the banal. But then again, perhaps the folks down in Miami could send Sultry Sondra a few bucks - as professional courtesy from one disaster to another."

m @ 5:49 AM


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