Keep on the Grasso

Today at work a nice discovery was made after recommending the excellent “Last night a DJ saved my life” book by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton to a mate. The well influential DJ Francis Grasso came to mind when mentioning the said book so after a bit of googling a live recording of Francis Grasso in 1971 by Luis Mario was unearthed on soundcloud. The quality of the 20 minute recording is about as good as some of the punk bootlegs that are kept in the loft at Weeds HQ but come on it’s a well historic document to say the least!

From that Soundcloud mix an excellent tribute to Francis Grasso at The Sanctuary was found. It’s a mix of over an hour and a half by DJ Luis Mario (who recorded Francis Grasso at The Sanctuary) featuring tracks by Curtis Mayfield, Freda Payne, Booker T & the MG’s and Rufus Thomas and a lot lot more. Tunes for a Monday night when the (wood) chips are down…


Everything’s gone green

moody birdA big thanks to Simon, Ricky and Paul at The Dirt (“a gardening show like no other“) on Fab Radio International for having our “sounds from the south” feature on the show. The Dirt is now available as a podcast on their web page here and also on i-tunes. Great stuff!

Have a listen tomorrow night live on Radio Fab International from 6-8pm if you fancy listening to a great gardening show with a difference, and if all goes well the second offering of “sounds from the south” will be aired around 6.20-6.30pm.

And don’t be fooled by the picture of the “cuddly bird” above, that’s no cuddly bird, that’s the Peckham Parakeet, and it could have your arm off if it wanted to. All will be revealed on tomorrow night’s “sounds from the south.”

The Impressions – Minstrel and Queen – ABC Paramount

Luciano – Paradise