Monday, April 30, 2007

Martinete by Mario Maya

Put the volume all the way up. Mettez le volume à fond.

Miguel Poveda and José Soto - Flamenco Nuevo

Joaquin Cortés - Flamenco Nuevo

Carlos Saura's Flamenco - Paco de lucia - Tangos

Carlos Saura's Flamenco - Bulerias (sung by Paquera de Jerez)

La Paquera de Jerez y otros grandes maestros

Stéphane Lambiel - LP Flamenco - 2007 World Championship

Stéphane Lambiel's official website

Huun Huur Tu (Tuva) at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 2006 (3)

Huun Huur Tu on MySpace

Bei Bei - All we Are Improv (Improvising At APU)

Buy Bei Bei's CD at Bei Bei's MySpace

Twelve Girls Band (女子十二楽坊) - Earthly Stars & Freedom

Fantômas I - À l'ombre de la guillotine (with sub-titles in English)

"Aka "Fantômas". "Fantômas makes it as the emperor of Crime. First is the robbery at the Royal Palace Hotel. Then he abducts Lord Beltham. As Fantômas' fame increases actor Valgrand creates the rôle of public enemy No.1 on stage. Eventually Inspector Juve, with a little help from Fandor, arrests Fantômas and he is soon sentenced to die on the guillotine." Directed by Louis Feuillade, written by Louis Feuillade, based on Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre's novel "Fantômas", 1913.

The Inspector General (1949)

"An American musical comedy based on the satirical play by Nikolai Gogol that deals with local corruption and a case of mistaken identity in early 19th century Russia. Its ambiguous sets and costumes places the study somewhere in Eastern Europe during Napoleonic rule. Perhaps because the film was produced during the onset of the Cold War, the vagueness of the setting might indicate that the producers did not want to make a comedy about Russia. This vehicle for Danny Kaye reduced the biting satire and increased the music for American audiences."

Viy (in Russian, for my dear friend Father Lawrence)

"A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

"Леонид Куравлев ("Афоня", "Не может быть!") и Наталья Варлей ("Кавказская пленница, или новые приключения Шурика", "Гостья из будущего") в фильме "Вий". Мистическая фантазия, родившаяся в воображении Гоголя и воплощенная на экране одним из самых "сказочных" кинорежиссеров Александром Птушко (художественный руководитель постановки и разработчик трюков), ничуть не устарела, не потеряла своей яркости и вовсе не спроста называется фильмом ужасов. Бурсаку и Хоме - как и нам с вами - придется натерпеться страху, пока гуляет в украинской ночи неугомонная нечисть..."

It is a famous story by Nikolai Gogol.

Category of Terror

"Ralph Schoenman has been at the center of political analysis for over 25 years. He specializes in the Middle East as he was a first-hand witness to the 1982 attack on Lebanon. Ralph does two weekly shows on independant radio. One show is called Guns and Butter, the other is Taking Aim. He hosts both with his partner Mya Shone. I highly recommend Schoenman as he has the uncanny knack of cramming lots of info into a short amount of time."

Sierra Club Chronicles: The Day the Water Died

"March 24, 1989 will forever plague history as one of the worst environmental disasters of our time. Eleven million gallons of oil spilled into the Prince William Sound killing thousands of wildlife and destroying a complex and delicate ecosystem. Exxon promised they would clean up the spill and promised that those affected would get their lives back. Sixteen years later and the people are still waiting for their lives to become "whole" again.

"Ross Mullins - commercial fisherman and Cordova businessman, Dune Lankard - Eyak tribesman and environmental activist, Riki Ott - marine biologist and former commercial fisherman, are among many others who describe the historic the spill, the immediate emotional impact it had on them, and how, 16 years later, Exxon has still not paid the court-ordered punitive damages."

Tina Arena - Je m'appelle Bagdad

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dianne Reeves - In Your Eyes

Follow Your Heart (1936)

"An eccentric musical family is kept in order by a talented daughter with modest ambitions." Directed by Aubrey Scotto, written by Lester Cole, based on Dana Burnet's story, 1936. Film in public domain and available for download at

Vladiswar Nadishana - Berimbao

Vladiswar Nadishana on MySpace

More Butteflies in a rotating cube

Cool Slideshows

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Boskic u GipsyTv Tamburasi

Maestro Rom

Basar Dikici & Burhan Öçal (Turkey)

Johnny Winter - Mean Town Blues - Woodstock, 1969

Lee Ritenour at the Java Jazz Festival, 2006

Lee Ritenour on MySpace

Entrapment - Episode Two

Dick Tracy: Chapter Six - Dangerous Waters

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

The Life Of Mammals - Return To The Water

"Return To The Water follows the marine mammals in their underwater habitats. This part includes schools of dolphins, whales and somewhate surprisingly, elephants."

Animusic - Harmonic Voltage

It Has Begun

"Rod Serling from The Twilight Zone made this documentary explaining the probable existence of UFOs and extra-terrestrials."

The Twilight Zone - Nick Of Time

Mindshock - Transplanting memories

Black Box UFO Secrets

"Over and over again, aircraft pilots have witnessed UFOs. They fly dangerously close to full passenger airliners, makes impossible maneuvers and disappears in a blink of an eye. Watch this documentary with real audio tapes from the black boxes of communications between pilots and control tower and of what they witness."

La Linea 6

The Line 6 - The top video clips of the week are here

Friday, April 27, 2007

Talvin Singh, Angelique Kidjo, et Nile Rodgers

Rokia Traoré - Womad

Bhangra Knights - Husan

Snap - The Power Of Bhangra

Rif Reggada (Wayway)

Othmane Mayor - Daha Lbabor 2006

Enigma - Good-bye Milky Way

Mylène Farmer - Plus grandir

Canular - La tête de veau

Juste Pour Rire - Gags

Bonnie Tyler - Holding out for a Hero

Sarah McLachlan - Possession

Sarah McLachlan on MySpace

Allison Crowe - Whether I'm Wrong

Allison Crowe on MySpace

Michael McDonald - What A Fool Believes

The Shadows - Guitar Tango

John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia - Live At Friedburg

Don Ross - RockBarra

Don Ross on MySpace

Travelling Willburys - I Won't Back Down

Carlos Santana - Europa

Bob Dylan with Mark Knopfler - Licence To Kill

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Enigma - Voyageur

Tristania - Equilibrium

Type O Negative - Black N°1

Nightwish - She Is My Sin

Francis Cabrel - Petite Marie

Laurent Voulzy - Belle-Île-en-Mer

Yves Duteil - Apprendre

Maurane - Ce que le blues a fait de toi (pour mon cousin Dédé)

Françoise Hardy - Träume

Interactivo (Cuba) - El Sol en Leo

Interactivo on MySpace

Keith Jarrett - When You Wish Upon A Star

Keith Jarrett on MySpace

Roberto Carcassés - Ay Carola

Roberto Carcassés on MySpace

Loreena McKennitt - Caravanserai

Dixie Chicks - Landslide

Bob Dylan - Girl Of The North Country, 1964

Blake Shelton - Goodbye Time

R.E.M. - Animal

Eric Clapton - River Of Tears

Paul Personne - Big Blues

The Real Justice Department Scandal

Mark Crispin Miller connects the dots with the justice department scandal. Episode 1.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ratatouille trailer

Pandora's Box - Episode 3 - The League of Gentlemen

"Thirty years ago, a group of economists managed to convince British politicians that they had foolproof technical means to make Britain great again. Pandora's Box tells the saga of how their experiments have led the country deeper into economic decline, and asks - is their game finally up?"

Anders Manga - Empire On the Sun

Tool - Parabola

Within Temptation - Caged

Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways


Fou rire énorme avec Boujenah et Arthur!

Juste pour rire - Gags 1

Yulduz Usmonova (Uzbekistan) - Ni Jaley

The Doors - People Are Strange

Juliette Gréco - Jolie Môme

Serge Gainsbourg - Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais

Tommy Emmanuel - The Robin

Tommy Emmanuel on MySpace

Michael Kelsey - Psycho Girl

Solomon Burke - Proud Mary; None of us are free

The Beatles - Something

Dick Tracy: Chapter Five - Brother Against Brother

Entrapment - Episode One

Динамит (Dinamit) - Что случилось? (Tchto sloutchilos? - What happened?)

Варвара (Varvara) - Ближе (Blizhe - Closer)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Pink Floyd Pulse

Cannonball Adderley Sextet - Jessica's Birthday; Primitivo; Bossa nova 'Nemo'; Worksong

Infinite Secrets Of Archimedes

Quantum Factor featuring Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C. (What The Bleep Do We Know!?)

"Quantum Factor is the PBS television interview show that explores the nature of reality and the mysteries of the mind! This show features Dr. Joe Dispenza, a research scientist, author, lecturer and practicing chiropractor whose ideas have been prominently featured in the movie, "What The Bleep Do We Know!?" In this Quantum Factor episode, Dr. Dispenza discusses how the brain functions, the mind/body connection, and how our thought-patterns and emotional addictions form our reality. He tells us that we can rewire our brains to create new possibilities and realities! Lost Arts Productions (2006)"

Sami Yusuf - Munajat

Senhaji - Aicha ya lmajdouba

Mouss Maher - Jelloul

Ebru Gundes (Turkey) - Aldirma gonul

Sibel Can (Turkey) - Melekler

Les Inconnus - Sectes

Roland Magdane - Les Grandes Surfaces

Bob Marley - Slogans

Bulgarian Gypsies

Concert de Fapy Lafertin & Biréli Lagrène

Jeff Beck - Nadia

Miles Davis - Mr. Pastorius

Chris Rea - Nothing to fear

Junior Wells and Mike Bloomfield, featuring Dr. John - Stop Breaking Down

Muddy Waters with Mike Bloomfield - Long Distance Call

Butterflies in a rotating cube

Cool Slideshows

Monday, April 23, 2007

Global Warming

Diatonis - Singing Kettle

Sigur Rós - Saeglopur

The Beatles - Lady Madonna

Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman No Cry

Apocalyptica with Nina Hagen - Seemann

Steely Dan - Cousin Dupree

Cher - The Music's No Good Without You

Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart

Jimi Hendrix - Fire - Woodstock, 1969

Michael Moore - Fahrenheit 911 (for those who haven't seen it)

The use of depleted uranium in Iraq

A Rough History Of Disbelief - Part Three

"Part three - The Final Hour: The history of disbelief continues with the ideas of self-taught philosopher Thomas Paine, the revolutionary studies of geology and the evolutionary theories of Darwin. Jonathan Miller looks at the Freudian view that religion is a 'thought disorder'. He also examines his motivation behind making the series touching on the issues of death and the religious fanaticism of the 21st century."

The Late Edition

"The Late Edition is the UK's version of The Daily Show. Unlike the US show, none of the language is censored and, perhaps more refreshingly, the audience doesn't constantly interrupt the more pithy insults of government with mindless whoops and cheers no matter how clever or lame the gag being cracked."

Bobby Carcassés (Cuba) - Blues para Puerto Rico

Bobby Carcassés on MySpace

Levent Altındağ (flute) with Passiflora - Bebe (Hermeto Pascoal)

Levent Altındağ on MySpace

Vladiswar Nadishana - Kalyuka

Vladiswar Nadishana on MySpace

Loreena McKennitt - She Moved Through The Fair

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah

Cheb Khaled - Ne m'en voulez pas

Cheb Mami and Sting, live

Patricia Kaas - Le Blues

Patricia Kaas - Où sont les hommes

Jane Birkin et Françoise Hardy - Les p'tits papiers

Biréli Lagrène, Sylvain Luc, Philip Catherine, Christian Escoudé - Marciac Sweet

Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

Genesis - Dancing With The Moonlit Knight

Indian Fusion Jazz

Indian Fusion Jazz - The most amazing home videos are here

Unknown White Male

"Amazing story of a man who woke up on the New York subway with no idea who he was."

The Beloved Rogue (1927), starring John Barrymore

Jan Svankmajer - Tma/Svetlo/Tma (Darkness/Light/Darkness)

Vampire Fight

Joue avec moi

Rob B Hood (subtitles in English)

Eric Clapton & Robert Cray - Old Love

Bill Evans Trio - My Foolish Heart

Wes Montgomery - Full House

Mark Davies - The Drunken Gauger; Si Beg, Si Mor; Carolan's Welcome Home

Atlantis in the Andes

"This documents the work of an English cartographer/satellite photo interpreter named Jim Allen - who has taken the two dialogues that Plato wrote about Atlantis literally. He has used modern technology and his understanding of ancient measurement systems to locate and area of the world that he believes matches Plato's physical descriptions of Atlantis. In a nutshell, he places the capitol of the empire in Bolivia - and he believes that the entire continent of South America is, in fact, Atlantis. He does have an interesting theory - and he has found some remarkable evidence to strengthen his claim."

Criss Angel - MindFreak 3

Saturday, April 21, 2007

4th Race - Song Of The Far Lands

Vladiswar Nadishana on MySpace

4th Race on MySpace

Oscar Peterson Quartet featuring Joe Pass - Nigerian Market Place

Stanley Clarke - Bass Solo

Chuck Mangione - Ichano

Crash de l'OVNI Roswell

Le monstre du Loch Ness

Voyage vers une autre terre

Ed Wood

The Life Of Mammals - Opportunists

Animusic - Stick Figures

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Impressioni Di Settembre

Pandora's Box - Episode 2 - To The Brink of Eternity

"Focusing on the men of the Cold War on whom Dr Strangelove was based. These were people who believed that the world could be controlled by the scientific manipulation of fear - mathematical geniuses employed by the American Rand Corporation. In the end, their visions were the stuff of science fiction fantasy."

A Rough History Of Disbelief - Part Two

"Part two - Noughts and Crosses: With the domination of Christianity from 500 AD, Jonathan Miller wonders how disbelief began to re-emerge in the 15th and 16th centuries. He discovers that division within the Church played a more powerful role than the scientific discoveries of the period. He also visits Paris, the home of the 18th century atheist, Baron D'Holbach, and shows how politically dangerous it was to undermine the religious faith of the masses."

The Mysterious Origins of Man

"Has humanity existed on our planet for much longer than science has previously thought? This controversial program explores evidence that goes against traditional historical thought and theories surrounding our human origins. Most Archeologists ignore the artifacts and human fossils found in rock millions of years old. Explore the facts that science refuses to acknowledge."

Madonna - Secret

Malian Kora Musician Mamadou Diabate's Ensemble, Part 1

Mamadou Diabate Ensemble:
Baye Kouyate - calabash and talking drum
Noah Jarrett - acoustics bass
Mamadou Diabate - composer, arranger and kora
Balia Kouyate - balafon
Djikorya Mory Kante - guitar

"Malian kora musician, Mamadou Diabate is a member of the Mandinka West African jeli (musician caste) family. His musical lineage goes back seven centuries to the time of Sunjata Keita, the conqueror of the Malian empire."

Ketama/SongHai with Toumani Diabate on kora

Arturo Sandoval - Caprichosos De la Habana

Deborah Henson-Conant - Man In The Moon & The Nightingale

Deborah Henson-Conant on MySpace

The Doha Debates on the Right of Return for Palestinians

Friday, April 20, 2007

Warriors of Heaven and Earth (subtitles in English)

The Best Bits Of Mr Bean

Zouc - L'accouchement

Cinematic Orchestra - Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 2001

The Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day Tour + Charlie Haden + Interview

Pat Metheny plays his Pikasso guitar.

Pat Metheny on Myspace

Missy Elliott, featuring Nicole & MC Solaar - All N My Grill

MC Solaar - La vie est belle

The Beatles - Hey Jude

Newton's Dark Secrets

Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries

Dire Straits - So far away

Bob Marley - Waiting In Vain

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Beatles - Hey Bulldog

Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime

Alicia Keys - War

Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends - Woodstock, 1969

Country Joe McDonald - I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die - Woodstock, 1969

Cheech and Chong - "Up In Smoke" excerpt

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Legendary Profile

Ahmad Jamal Trio with Gary Burton - One

Coluche - Moi ça va

Laurent Gerra - Pierre Bellemare, La vie de Jésus

Muriel Robin - Réunion de chantier

Jeff Beck and Jennifer Batten - Led Boots

The Yardbirds - Stroll On

Pink Floyd - High Hopes

Tool - Prison Sex

Anders Manga - Shiver

Nightwish - Wishmaster (Live)

Malecon Social Club (Cuba) - Obsecion

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ivan Smirnov (Russia) - Merry-Go-Round Man

Ivan Smirnov Group on MySpace

Alexey Kravchenko (Russia) - Ocean And Bell

Alexey Kravchenko on MySpace

Mind Trip

The Truth According 2 Puppetji

Johnny Winter and his band at the Old Grey Whistle Test, 1979

Wes Montgomery - Impressions

Paco de Lucia & Band - Cositas Buenas

Cesária Évora (Cape Verde) - Sodade

Dave Weckl and a big band - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Buddy Rich Tribute)

Zawinul, McFerrin, Marthe & Biwandu in Marciac, 2004

Lee Ritenour, Bob James, Nathan East, Harvey Mason - Fourplay - Midnight Stroll

Lee Ritenour on MySpace

Top Secret Drum Corps (Vive la Suisse!)

Sheila E (timbales), Pete Escovedo (congas & direction) and Tito Puente (timbales) - Latin jazz 2

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bei Bei - UCI Rehearsal - Love in the Cloud

Bei Bei's rehearsal at UC Irvine for the Splendor of the Great Wall Concert in May 2006.

Buy Bei Bei's CD at Bei Bei's MySpace

Vladiswar Nadishana - Solo on thermos flask with water

Vladiswar Nadishana on MySpace

Huun Huur Tu (Tuva) at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 2006 (2) - Chiraa-Xoor (Yellow Trotter)

"A legendary Tuvan hero rides around the beautiful land of Tuvan ancestors, giving names to rivers, mountains, steppes."

Huun Huur Tu on MySpace

Justin King - Short composition on double-neck guitar

Paul Personne - Visions

The Thelonious Monk Quartet on German television, 1963

GRP All-Star Big Band - 'Round Midnight

Personnel: John Patitucci, Dave Weckl, Russell Ferrante, Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Chuck Findley, Byron Stripling, George Bohanon, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangel, Ernie Watts, Bob Mintzer, Tom Scott, Dave Grusin, Gary Burton, Eddie Daniels, Phillip Bent.