Relisten: the little dog radio #46 (american primitive guitar special) & #47 (music & politics #4: “anthems for no state”)

playlist little dog #47 @piradio,
27.4.2018 2130 – 23h.

intro: godspeed you! black emperor – antheme for no state (luciferian towers)

הבילויים תנשב הרוח – Blow wind / Habiluim
Orvim Ensemble – mirdaf (the chase)

French / french may 68:
Juifs arabes – katerine
Dominique Grange – Les Nouveaux Partisans
Mai ´68 – maxime le forestier
la liberte – mano solo (je sais pas trop)
unknown – j´aime les mecs de 68
Serge Gainsbourg – aux armes etc. (dub)
le métèque – georges moustaki 7“
la cri – michele roques (mobilisations general – french spirit and protest songs 70 – 76)
Cheveu – underemployment blues (cheveu)

spiritual jazz :
Geronimo Pratt – black belt symphony (7“)

punk / hc / kraut / misc.:
Die Nerven- im Westen
The Specials AKA – Racist Friend
Tom Robinson – Glad To Be Gay
the Partisan – electrelane
fsk – rote sonne (tel aviv)
refused – liberation frequency (the shape of punk to come)

zombie – fela kuti


the little dog laughed radio #46
29.3.2018 2130 – 23h @ piradio


on doing an evil blues – john fahey (blind joe death)
robbie basho – lagoon suite (the falconers arms I )
Daniel Bachmann – brother green (7“)
little sweet betsy – Ryley Walker (the west wind )
steve gunn w. truciensky trio – whyte rag outro (sand city)

dfbm #100 sampler / Festival artist:
untitled – alexander (rob noyés / alexander split 7“)
Nathan Bowles – blank Range (hog chank II)
hoorey for another day – max ochs (s/t)

british artists:
frozen music – spoono (7“)
the wolf also shall dwell with the lamp – james blackshaw & jozef van wissem (brethren of the free spirit)
pearls from the river – Jack Rose (Raag Manifestos)

private press:
nancy tucker – the spanish thing (imaginational anthem VIII)
joe bethencourt (imaginational anthem VIII)
marisa anderson – embudo (mercury)
sir richard bishop – hadija (tangier sessions)
away – rick deitrick (river sun river moon)


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the little dog laughed radio #47 tonight – music & politics #4

Tonight there will be probably the last little dog radio emission on 88.4 fm 2130 – 23pm – i will do a break after 5 years now –

The last show will be about music and politics #4 with a focus on 50 years of may 68 and 70 years of isreal debates.

with music by:

mano solo
fela kuti
dominique grange
j.m caradec
the special aka
kimya dawson
robert wyatt
phil ochs
die nerven
tom robinson
manu chao


Heute Abend 21.30 – 23 pm auf 88.4 fm oder >Stream gibt es die vorerst letzte little dog laughed Radio Sendung von mir (ich brauch mal ne Pause nach 5 Jahren)

Für die #47 Ausgabe gibt es zum 1.Mai noch eine music & politics #4 special Ausgabe mit einem Fokus auf 50 Jahre Mai 68 in Frankreich aber ansonsten themenoffen mit bisher nicht berücksichtigen Songs von Fela Kuti, Algiers, Phil Ochs, die Nerven oder godpeed you! black emperor.

Freu mich über Zuhörer*innen !

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It´s spring, springtime again (Sun Ra) *

an eclectic moody spring mixtape

alexander / feu! chatterton / rodrigo amarante / delphine dora / Sun Ra / Pharao Sanders / annabel (lee) / the saxophones / hany mehanna / meal al ashak / sorry bamba du mali / khruangbin / mint field / vagabond / al balbil / marvis staple

most tracks taken from recent releases or reissues, for detailed tracklist write me

thanks for habibi funk for the sudanese tapes,I digitalized one song
by al balbil here

81 min
by joe le taxi

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tonight: the little dog laughed radio # 46 – the 1000 incarnations of the rose – an american primitive music special

tonight / heute Abend 21.30- 23h. cet auf oder 88.4 fm

the little dog radio #46 – a special to the genre of american primitive music.

with music by

Robbie Basho / John Fahey / Larry Conklin / Steve Gunn / William Tyler / Nathan Bowles / Peter Walker/ Nancy Tucker / tom armstrong / Jack Rose etc.


Ein special zu american primitive guitar music – eine Musikrichtung die von fingerpicking Gitarristen wie John Fahey und Robbie Basho begründet wurde und seit einigen Jahren eine Renaissance mit zeitgenössischen Musikern erlebt mit Labeln wie Tompkins Square und Musikern wie Jack Rose, Daniel Bachmann, William Tyler, Glenn Jones oder Richard Bishop.

Nachdem letztes Jahr der tolle sampler “international anthems – the private press” erschien mit vielen unentdeckten Perlen american primitive music und in der Folge einige reissues von unbekannten releases der 70er und 80er auf Tompkins Square, von denen ich schon in den letzten Sendungen einiges gespielt habe, gibt es im April das erste festival in Tacoma.

Zeit einmal eine Sendung über dieses wundervolle Genre zu machen


This is the american primitive festival, taking place in Takoma in Apri




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the saxophones

A interesting new so called slow core band are the saxophones from oakland, californa, who released only the two 7″ via the label full time hobby.

The music is a bit cheesy and reminds of early low, timber timbre or cigarettes after sex but somehow there´s besides the kitch as well magic in the air, especially in the song “if you re on the water”, I played last saturday at the delphine dora / lau nau night in ausland, some people asked me bout this song.


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Sunday Selection : Mint Field, Pierre Vassiliu, Feu!Chatterton

It´s already already mid – march and today was the first sunny day of spring in Berlin. So let´s have a look to some of the new releases out there to listen to being in the park or in the pubs.

So first there´s the second LP by Feu! Chatterton, whose first self named EP and then the Debut “Ici le jour” 2015  was a revelation, that closed the gap after Noir Desir´s tragic ending without being a pure copy of it. There were elements of psychedelia, punk, rockabilly, folk and even some disco (la malinche).

So now the second LP called L’Oiseleur is released yesterday. After first listening, it´s more electro, more pop, more vintage keyboards and less guitars.

Listen to Souvenir:

To be honest, I´m a bit disappointed. Most of the songs – except for maybe Ginger – lack their cachyness & their amazing melodies. Moreover, the 80ies keys and the whole production gives the LP somehow a very flat, poppy and kind of cheesy sound.

Listen to Ginger:

Although the songs of Feu! Chatterton were always complex and hardly easily structured, e.g. in the 18 Minutes song “Bic medium”, the final one on ici le jour, those tracks grew and grew. And, I am not really sure if this happens with this LP as well, maybe it´s my skepticism concerning electro pop sounds or my berlin – electro – overflow – trauma, but even after several listening, the songs of L’Oiseleur are not really growing. So take e.g.the song: Anna, a great chorus, a great song structure but then: the keyboard takes over and destroys the whole song!

So there are some interesting songs (so e.g. la fenetre, l´ívresse) still, and it´s not at all a bad album, en contraire – but compared to the richness of ici le jour it´s – the difficult second album – to me simply not a masterpiece.

Let´s see how they perform it live on the tour in france, where I will see them in Bataclan the 10th of april.



Another french release is the Reissue or better compilation of b – sides of Songs by Pierre Vassiliu, a french Poet and Singer who had some success in the 70ies and little in the 80ies and died in 2015. To me, songs like “Monpellier” are timeless.


Born Bad records:

“Qui c’est celui-là?” Many French asked themselves this question (“Who’s that guy?”) when the song bearing this title began to smash the hit parade in 1975. Some others already had parts of the answer: it’s the guy who sang “Amour amitié”! The guy who sang “La femme du sergent”! The guy who sang “Armand” in “Le Petit Conservatoire de Mireille”! To all those French, Vassiliu had always been reduced. Few were the real fans, who had explored all angles and taken the measure of the man.

Vassiliu was – awful word – a poet. Even worse, he was an wandering entertainer. He wandered the world, bringing back words, sounds, instruments and feelings. Maybe his rhymes weren’t that rich, the instrumentation not too lush, the production quite laid-back and the timbre rather little demanding, but you could be sure the song would be pampered. Had anyone else taken care of it, it would have been worse. To make a good Vassiliu song, you had to be Vassiliu. The problem is, all this was nothing but a succession of misunderstandings. Because he continuously tried to remodel his career, from a chansonnier to a cunning singer, from tender to comical, to a beatnik poet, to an ethno-artist, to a venue manager, to a showman, to a barfly.


Clovis: “He actually was a real artist. Even if I never wanted to admit it as a child. There’s something noble. This I didn’t discover before the age of 20. I didn’t see the creative side, the ‘artist’ side, well, the deep side.” A misunderstanding. Bien entendu.


At last, lets listen to the debut Pasar de las Luces by the mexican band Mint Field, who performed a great concert last thursday in sticky neukölln loophole. The are signed by innovative leisure and their music meander between psych-rock, postpunk, kraut and postrock with the singing by Estrella Sanches in a dark high voice, that somehow doesn´t seem to belong really to the drums and guitar sounds, which gives the songs some thrilling counterpoint and weirdness.

I could listen to the tape I bought, over and over again. The play SWSX -Festival this year.

Good luck to the young band. Great record!

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Relistening: recent radio shows

Here are the radio shows january to march 2018 for relistening. Enjoy.

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