TOS#01 The Chromatic Scale 07/07/04

This program originally broadcast 7th July 2004 attempts to demonstrate the chromatic scale through appropriate songs.

1. Duke Ellington – Caravan (in Em but must have thought it was in C)
2. Hank Harry – Turn Around (C#m)
3. The Loft – Why Does The Rain (D)
4. Ray Charles – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (in Eb)
Paul Bradley talks
5. Organelles – Our Tunnel (starts in Em)
6. Django Reinhart – Nuages (in F)
7. Tom Waits – Walkin Spanish (F#m)
8. Lyndsey Cockwell – Scratched Folk (G)
9. Gerri Miller with The Magic Tramps – Mama Look At Me Now (Ab)
10. Silver Bullet Band – Don’t You Take It too Hard (A)
11. Jukes – Song Of Saints (Bb)
12. Marc Gauvin – Nadia (Bm)

listen here

TOS #02 The Flattened Fifth

The Flattened Fifth
track list:
1. Mars (The Bringer Of War) – Holst.
short chat with Prof Neil Smith from the University of Dissonation
2. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
short chat with Mark Slater
3. Piece about Antoine Fabre d’Olivet (read by Maddy Longhurst)
4. Maria  (from Westside story) – Leonard Bernstein
5. Devils Chord – Chikinki
6. Tritone subsitution – with Prof Neil smith
7. Is This Desire – PJ Harvey
8. The Simpsons Theme – Sonic Youth
10. Bull In The heather – Sonic Youth
11. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
Mark Slater flat 5 in history
12. Caprice 13 in B-flat Major “Devil’s Laugh” – Katrina Andreyevka
13. Ship Of Death – The Invisible Pair Of Hands
talk with Rasha from Mooz
14. Pepper Pot – Mooz
15. Blue Sands by Chico Hamilton Quintet
16. Raised Four – Thelonius Monk

Tower Of Song Radio

The Tower Of Song is a music themed radio show made for Dialect Radio in Bristol in 2005. Themes have included: the flattened fifth, the minor 9th, Whistling, The Wind, Flutes, Musical Crimes, Sadness, Modes… and so on

All the shows will soon be available as podcasts.

Heres a list of shows we did. I’ll Add them when we find them.

#1 The Chromatic scale 07/07/04
#2 The Flattened Fifth 14/07/04
#3 Songs with No Singing – 21/07/04
#4 Major 7 – 28/07/04
#5 Minor 9 – 04/08/04
#6 The Sixth – 11/08/04
#7 Gypsy Show 18/08/04
#08 Musical Crimes 25/08/04
#09 Bird and Fish 01/09/04
#10 Water 08/09/04
#11 Modes – 15/09/04
#12 Dominant 7th – 21/09/04
#13 Whistling – 29/09/04
#14 The Magic Flute – 06/10/04
#15 Last TOS – a brief look back over all the shows and themes.

Pentatonic …almost got made… next time

#30 The Chetness at The Cube – 21 May 2004

This event featuring songs once performed by Chet Baker had an amazing house band: Clive Deamer – Drums; Dan Moore Keys, Jim Barr – Bass; Adrian Utley – Guitar; Dolan Jones, Pete judge and Dave Mowett – Trumpet.
Also Paul Bradley and Neil Smith – Guitar. There was a great mix of music professionals and um non-professionals and one of the few times you’ll hear Clive Deamer or Pete Judge singing.

If anyone has any pictures of this please send my way or post. Here’s most of the evening on mixcloud. Or here’s the podcast:
cheers,
jesse

#09 The Greekness Of The Magnificence 5-12 Dec 2002

In association with friends of Maria Tzardi from Athens, we organised a short trip to Greece for: Jukes, MorningStar, Patrick Duff, Mooz, Don Mandarin, War Against Sleep, Plug and the Invisible Pair Of Hands.

8 bands consising of 12 people (illustrated above by Jim) who were: Rasha Shaheen, Amy Jarlett, Tammy Payne, Paula James, Jessica Marlowe, Jim Barr, Duncun flemming, Rich Beale, Jesse Vernon, Patrick Duff, Adam Coombs and Sebastien Carbonelle (who came from belgium).

The three nights we staying in Athens were all together in a bed and breakfast. very nice!

Duncan later edited a short video of the trip

The shows were mostly in The Small Music Theatre in Athens which we played three consecutive nights. Then we got the train to Salonika.

 

Patrick, Sebastien and Adam

Rasha and Jesse

Invisible Pair Of Hands with guest sax player, tammy and rasha sing

Don Mandarin

A meal alltogether

visit to the Akropolis

here’s some video:

1000 Dreamers – Jukes from Small Music Theatre, Athens. from .

Keepers Of The Fire – Morning Star from Salonika Club Ydrogeios, The Greekness Of The Magnificence on Vimeo.

Fucked – Patrick Duff from The Greekness Of The Magnificence, Salonika Club Ydrogeios on Vimeo.

Greekness Running Order

Small Music Theatre Athens Friday 6th Saturday 7th Sunday 8th

8.30 – 9

Plug

9.40 – 10.20

War Against Sleep

9.15 – 9.45

Tabernacle

9 – 9.30

Jukes short set

10.30 – 11

Morningstar solo set

10 – 10.30

Don Mandarin

9.45 – 10.45

Patrick Duff band

11.15 – 11.45

Don mandarin

10.45 – 11.45

Jukes

11 – 12

Invisible Hands

12 – 1

Mooz

12 – 1

MorningStar
Salonika Club Ydrogeios Tuesday 10th

5.30 – 6

Tabernacle

6.10 – 6.30

Morningstar solo set

6.40 – 7.10

War Against Sleep

7.20 – 7.50

Don mandarin

8.10 – 8.50

Jukes

9.05 – 9.45

Mooz

10 – 10.45

MorningStar

11 – 11.45

Patrick Duff

12 – 12.45

Invisible Hands

 

#07 – Christmas of the GoThMag – 22/12/01

Christmas of the Greatness of the Magnificence

22nd December 2001
@ Bristol Folk House, Park Street,  Bristol
£6/£5 (Cheaper If You Dress With Seasonal Greatness and Magnificence)

MORNINGSTAR SMALL ORCHESTRA
“indulge in this sensual heavenly music… a totally decadent experience.” – Guardian

Fresh from their recent tour, the Morning Star Small Orchestra which comprises a violin quartet, flute, accordion, flugelhorn, clarinet, saxophone, backing singers as well us the usual line-up of double bass, drums and guitar, will be performing well loved Christmas favorites (featuring V.I.P. Guest Vocalists) as well as songs from their recent album “My Place in the Dust”.

 

LONDON TOY ORCHESTRA
“like music remembered from a ZX Spectrum game soundtrack” – BBC Online

The Toy Orchestra return to G.O.T.M. to perform a very special kind of Nativity Play.

THEY CAME FROM THE STARS (I SAW THEM)
“indescribable” – Freaky Trigger
After their recent  nose-bleed inducing performance at the London Greatness, TCFTS(IST) return to Bristol to perform   dirty astro-stomp pieces like “Beer of The Gods”

Plus…
* Loads of Acoustic Acts in Café
* Video Art/Projections/Slideshows
* Poetry, Dancing and Other Bohemian Stuff Like That

Christmas Concert

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> Café

> 8.30 Jude and Adam

> 9.00 Solar Mumuns

> 9.30 Keepers choir

> 10.00 Chief Tonka

> 10.30 Patrick Duff

> 11.00 Johnny & Slide

> 11.30 Andy (The Message)

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> 10.00 London Toy Orchestra

> 11.00 carollettes (Gabriels Message, Mozart,)

> 11.10 They Came From The Stars

> 12.00 MorningStar SmallOrchestra

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> Keepers Set List

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> river is flowing

> many rivers to cross (with jim and Brendan)

> masters of war (with trompete, adam, jim and Brendan)

> green leaves of summer (with jim and Brendan)

> spanish eyes (with jim, trompete, poshpete, adam, boris, Trevor, brendan,

> becky and ben)

> cuckoo (with jim, trompete, poshpete, adam, boris, Trevor, brendan, becky

> and ben)

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> MorningStar Set List

> 1) I heard Beauty (with b singers))

> 2) Shake It Together (with b singers)

> 3) Little Donkey (calypso)– Duncan Inseminator (with carollettes)

> 4) Little drummer boy – Tammy (errol on drums)

> 5) Silent Night(calypso) – Rob Madnomad (with carollettes)

> 6) Bleak Mid-Winter – Patrick (with carollettes)

> 7) Inbetween times (with b singers)

> 8) Too Soon (with b singers and carolletes)

> 9) White Christmas Patrick (with carollettes)

> 10) Away In A Manger (dub)– Rob Madnomad (with carollettes)

> 11) Wonderful Christmas time

> 12) One Love

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