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Gothmag#27 -The Dollyness -03/04/04

A celebration Of Dolly Parton the night featured:

1.”Jolene” – Lady Lucy;
2.“Joshua” – Ondia;
3. “Bargain Store” – Neil Smith;
4. “River Of Happiness” – Hannah Godfrey and Jane;
5. “Islands In The Stream” – Maddy and Jimmy
6. “Coat Of Many Colours” – Paul McGuinness
7. “Harper Valley PTA” – Hazel Winter
8. Short performance by Brenda Waite
9. Cash On The Barrelhead – Darren Swindells
10. Everything’s Beautiful – Kat and Jesse
11. Dumb Blonde – Katkin Allen
12. Love Is Like A Butterfly – Jesse Morningstar
13. Little Sparrow – Maddy Longhurst
14. I Will always Love You – Hannah Raw
15. Islands In The Stream – Jimmy Goodrich
16. Cash On The Barrelhead – encore
17. Joshua

podcast here


The Band was: Paul McGuinness -bass; Jamie Whitby Coles – drums; Joff – banjo; Clare Mctaggart – violin; Kat and Maddy – Bvox; Rasha – sound and Jesse guitar

Gothmag#33 Tom Waits – 10/07/2004

We had some wonderful contributors. here’s a podcast of some of the highlights.

The Tom Waitsness

tracklist as follows:

RomanHead – Blue Valentines
Darren Swindells – Jersey Girl
Paul McGuinness – Downtown Train
Ella and The Goat Man – I Beg Your Pardon
Kate Stables – Alice
The No Man Band – Emotional Weather Report
Johnny Angel – Gin Soaked Boy
David Green – Raindogs
Marcos O’Sullivan – Heart Attack and Vine
Mary Southcott – Little Drop Of Poison
Jimmy Goodrich – Innocent When You Dream

#58 11Nov11 Return Of The Moonflowers, Cube Microplex

Friday 11 November / 8pm / £6/5

The Greatness Of The Magnificence presents songs of the Legendary Moonflowers, performed by original members of that psychedelic music collective whose chaotic presence was felt in the late ’80s and ’90s locally and nationally. Music celebrating Eggsistance.

The Night as it was streamed from the cube

Video streaming by Ustream

Get Higher from a few peoples cameras:

#61 29 April 12 Still Looking For Ennio, Cube Microplex, Bristol

A spaghetti extravaganza with full orchestra and choir.

(Sun 29th April / 8 pm / £7 on the door, £5 advance)

Fresh from their triumphant performance at St George’s, the Greatness of the Magnificence present their magical and evocative ‘Looking for Ennio’, a celebration of the Spaghetti Western’s composer-king Ennio Morricone, perhaps the most prolific figure in film music.

The Rumble-O’s
Taking their cues from Tarantino’s surf selections, Joe Meek’s new world, Budd and Bizet, the four-piece Rumble-O’s project their intergalactic instro’s into the heart of ’62 and return aboard Dick Dale’s Fender reverb tank.


Heres the live stream recorded for posterity….

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: