Ry Cooder and Corridos Famosos: Live
"From this rich catalog, Cooder cherry-picked only a dozen songs to include on Live but they’re fairly representative of his eclectic oeuvre. His picks also feature plenty of his guitar playing, which will please fans who felt (as I sometimes did) that his recent albums were a bit stingy with his greatest asset. "
"The shows also were a family affair. The Corridos Famosos include Ry’s son Joachim on drums, Joachim’s wife Juliet Commagere on vocals, and her brother Robert Francis on bass, as well as an old friend and collaborator, Flaco Jimenez, the Tejano accordionist who was at Cooder’s side when he played this venue 34 years earlier. Terry Evans, another veteran of the 1977 shows, handles backup vocals, along with Arnold McCuller, filling in for Cooder’s other longtime singing partner Bobby King." Don't miss the clip at the end of the review. [more inside]
Top Secret Drum Corps
performing at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2012. The 25 Swiss drummers and colorguard members were one of the first non-military, non-British Commonwealth acts to perform on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle in 2003 and have made several reappearances. Drummers World
features more videos, photos and information
. (via Miss Cellania)
Chef Grant Achatz plates the final dessert course at Alinea
. Or perhaps you'd prefer the chocolate pumpkin pie
or the edible balloon
? Bon appetit!
is a beloved weekly Buenos Aires radio show run by psychiatric patients that breaks down boundaries between the "interned" and the "externed." During his Argentina tour, radio supporter Manu Chao
invited a few Colifatos to join him. LT22 Radio La Colifata
is 94 minute a documentary (in Spanish) shot over ten years that celebrates the station and the tour.
This fun Japanese contact juggler's
clip is proving popular lately, but he is not the first Japanese practitioner of the art to surface online. Here are several more highly entertaining Japanese contact juggler clips worth watching: one
(starts about 1:06), three
. (all via the highly entertaining Ministry of Manipulation's blog
). [more inside]
The Pardoner's Tale
adapted to rap by Baba Brinkman
, who has been rapping Chaucer tales for a few years now. He's also released The Rap Canterbury Tales
, a book that presents raps side by side with Chaucer's original Middle English. Both video and book are illustrated graffiti-style by his brother Erik. Discussed in a previous post by fatllama on hip hop classics