Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Revealed at last: Vasen Rock Band on South Park!

There are times when you run across things surfing around that a self respecting Cedar music blogger simply cannot let pass. The following image of Väsen as South Park characters with RockBand instruments is one of those things.

It's so wrong, and right.

If they can make Väsen go South Park, and build a Lego version of the Serenity crew, (SO shiny!!) what can be next? Yeah, I just looked for Lego Avatar, but nobody has made anything yet. Better stock up on blue bricks... but I did find the South Park Avatar parody right here. In the best tradition of instant cultural commentary, the parody aired before the film was released.
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Whew! Having reasonable speed internet back is such a relief. Almost two weeks at snigelfart (as Bu and Ba say) was making blogging really difficult, but it's all good now thanks to the new NanoStation suction-cupped to our front window. Now I can check up on important things like the above.

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Lännen-Jukka String Band finally loaded up a few live tracks that feature the three piece version of the band that rocked us at Nordic Roots 9. Was it 9 or 8? Actually their sound check jamming with fiddler Sammy Lind from Foghorn String band while the sound guy (who shall remain nameless) overslept was one of the high points of the weekend. Any previous recordings I could find are just of J.Karjalainen solo. Sure wish they'd put out a disc of the trio. Something like this, perhaps.

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Boy, this record company thing can really work it for you. Look at this nice little promo video Nonesuch made to promote the new Carolina Chocolate Drops disc. The best part is that "Snowden's Jig" is the background music for the first 1:20. Golly, they recorded their cover of "Hit'em Up Style." Thought that would always be a live only type of deal what with copyrights and all. Free promo tracks from a recent live set for the pre-orderers, too.

And why is this disc coming out a month later over here than it is in the U.K.? Euro-bands, I get. But the Chocolate Drops? Why? Well, I expect we'll see them again in our town soon enough.
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Wow. The boys from Brighton at Soundway just don't stop. Hot on the heels of their great Nigeria Special series comes a Ghana Special set. Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-1981 comes as a chubby two disc set - or a 5 lp box. Looks like there are a couple of others in the series, too.

Anybody want to roadtrip to the UK to see Oumou Sangare and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo tour together? Man! Gimme some of that!

With that wonderful thought, I'll leave you. I've got a long shopping list of downloads now that my holiday ITunes gift card and a faster internet connection are in the same place at the same time.

1 comment:

Barry Phillips said...

glad you like the southparked Väsen - I did it when I was sick in bed a while back - "so wrong / so right" - nicest thing to say - thanks!