LIVE MUSIC SHOW - SKULLCRUSHING HUMMINGBIRD
The Monks - Black Monk Chant
American ex-GI's get roped into a german performance art project but all they care about is rock and roll.
Bill Orcutt - Improvisation
Ex-Harry Pussy acoustic skronk.
The Minutemen - Little Man With A Gun In His Hand
Cold War Blues. Years before MTV had people unplugging with dubious results, d. boon, Mike Watt, and George Hurley showed us how it's done.
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
One of my biggest regrets is never seeing The Feelies when I was in high school. I had chances. And that was 10 years after this perfection.
Group Inerane - Ano Nagarus
I was hipped to this Sublime Frequencies release and I listened to it for weeks, never even considering I'd get a chance to see what they look like in action. Then this video appeared. Wow.
Charles Mingus w/ Eric Dolphy - So Long Eric
Performed shortly before Dolphy passed away. Everybody has their favorite jazz cat. Mingus has always been mine. His combo of Ellingtonian swing and "out-there" gospel soul kills me.
Dead Moon - Dagger Moon
Portland, OR's finest export. First heard this single on my friend's jukebox (somebody won on "The Price Is Right") in all it's mono glory. Then I saw them as many time as I could. There is no night Dead Moon did not BRING IT. They cut their own vinyl on the lathe that cut "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen. I recommend "Unknown Passage," a documentary about the band. Dead Moon R.I.P. Long live Pierced Arrows.
Patti Smith - Horses/Hey Joe
The juxtaposition between beat-shamanic-holiness and Bony Maronie.
John Fahey - In Christ There Is No East Or West
I remember when Fahey died, I read the news and stepped outside my office for a breather. I saw a bee and it followed me around and I said to myself, "that's John."
I went back into the office and a couple hours later that same bee flew out of my hair. RIP.
Al Green - Jesus Is Waiting
I've never been able to follow this song with any other. It is the pinnacle. And this live Soul Train performance takes the pinnacle up a notch. Love the cast. Amen.
Laurence Lillvik aka DJ Larstonovich has been hosting the weekly Skullcrushing Hummingbird Radio Program on The Portland Radio Authority (http://praradio.org) since 2007. He's a reluctant poet and aspiring novelist who's dabbled in rock and roll with The Lawn, collaborative noise-making with The People's Tongue, and currently plays guitar and writes songs with his wife in The Geese. He was born in Hawaii, grew up in New Jersey, and has been making ends meet in Portland, Oregon since 1995.
In 2010 he co-founded The Cartophile Imprint, an umbrella organization attempting to remap the infinite via frequent releases of print-on-demand literature, downloadable music/field recordings, internet radio/podcasts and homemade art.
Tongues Tied To Anchors is his first collection of poems.