Saturday, March 04, 2017

Transmission 1817 - I Just Can't Make No Mothership Connection

Nada happening with the hook-up!

Bill Laswell
Eddy Grant
Dollar Brand
Eric Burdon & War

"Would you like to dance with me?"


*Both the remake of Funkadelic's "Cosmic Slop" and our coda, "Cosmic Trigger" were performed by Bill Laswell and his usual suspects. I recommend that you add Axiom Funk Funkcronomicon and Axiom Ambient Lost In The Translation to your collection.

Funkcronomicon cover.jpg

Bill Laswell - Lost in the Translation.jpg

** The Salem Film Fest 2017 kicked off it's tenth year with a fun Opening Gala featuring food, music and a focus on compelling documentaries from around the world including I Am The BluesIt's an up-close-and-personal musical journey by Daniel Cross that takes you through the Louisiana bayou and Mississippi delta juke-joints with the aging blues musicians who still play the Chitlin’ Circuit, even in their 80s.

This year's festival guest of honor is David Fanning, founder of Frontline, American television’s top long-form news and current affairs series since 1983, and winner of every major journalism and broadcasting award, including 18 Emmy Awards and 18 Peabody Awards. Eddy Grant's "Living On The Frontline" was the song I chose to play in honor of this landmark series and the inspiration for the groove of the Transmission.

The films will be showcased at various locations in Salem, MA until March 9th. You can click on the banner below for all the details. Get a large popcorn with extra butter and I'll meet you there!

Salem Film Fest 2017

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