Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Greetings from Oracle.

Greetings!  I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for following Oracle and the strange and magical journey.  As every week turns and roll into months, then years it evolves and gets better with time.  It is a real pleasure and joy to bring you my findings each Monday.  I love delving into the psychedelic, the haunting folk, the avant-garde.  You make Oracle have all it's sparkle and shine.  I thank you for the opportunity to host an intimate listening party.  I enjoy our banter and your song requests.  So with that said. I really do hope you enjoyed the Oracle Christmas Special.  I wish nothing but happiness for you and your loved ones now and in the year to come.  Let's do more than dream.  Let's create and wondrous & prosperous 2013!

Glad Tidings From Oracle

It's that time of year already and lucky for me, Oracle fell smack dab on a very exciting day of the year.  Christmas Eve!  No matter how you celebrate there is a special vibe in the air and a feeling we all share.  Come and feel those special vibes with a very special Oracle.  Share with friends.  Let's enjoy the last days of 2012 and keep in our hearts a hope that 2013 will be prosperous and beautiful for you and those you hold dear.

So many surprises in this weeks episode.  Check out the play list below.  Don't forget to play it again Sam by downloading here:

As the Beatles say...Every year it's Christmas at the end of every have yourselves a good one! (I added the last bit) ;)

Oracle 118

Set 1

The Beatles Christmas Super Smash Up (see video link above to check it out)
Deck Five-Saturday's Children-Single (1966 USA)
Dear Mr. Claus-Paul Revere & The Raiders-Christmas Past...And Present (1967 USA)
Sante Claus Is Coming-Jayram Acharya-Single (1967 India)
Old Hippie Christmas-The Bellamy Brothers-Howard & David (1985 USA)
River-Joni Mitchell-Blue (1971 Canada)

Set 2

Jingle Bells-The Blues Magoos-Single (1967 USA)
Sweet December-The David-Another Day, Another Lifetime (1967 USA)
Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne-Jimi Hendrix (1969 USA)
Santa Claus & His Old Lady-Cheech & Chong-Where There's Smoke (1971 USA)
Coventry Carol-Stephen Mikes-Sitar Christmas (2002 USA)

Set 3

Silent Night-Adaline-Light Organ Records Christmas Comp. (2010 Canada)
The Star Carol-Simon & Garfunkel-Old Friends Comp. (rec. 1969 rel. on comp. 1997 USA)
I'm Dreaming of a Psychedelic Christmas-Marcus Horth
What Child Is This Anyway?-Sufjan Stevens-Songs For Christmas Vol. 2 (2006 USA)
Fairytale In New York-The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl (1987 Ireland)
Christmas Song-Joy Zipper-American Whip (2004 USA)
Christmas Time Is Here-Sarah McLachlan feat. Diana Krall-Wintersong (2006 Canada)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Your Music Lives On...

Ravi Shankar 1920-2012

Oracle 117

Set 1

Fields-Kingsbury Manx-S/T (2000 USA)
Dosed & Became Invisible-Joy Zipper-American Whip (2004 USA)
Paper Sky-Ian Skelly-Cut From a Star (2012 UK)
Du Ar For Fin For Mig-Dungen-Ta Det Lugnt (2005 Sweden)
Trouble On The Farm-Perth County Conspiracy-Does Not Exist (1970 Canada)
Time M-The David-Another Day Another Lifetime (1968 USA)

Set 2

Ravi Shankar on the Dick Cavett Show
Ravi Shankar teaches George Harrison Sitar
The Inner Light-The Beatles-Past Masters Vol. 2 (rec. 1968 UK)
Sixties-The Essex Green-Everything Is Green (1999 USA)
The Way-July-S/T (1968 UK)
Take Me In Your Garden-Druid Chase-Single (1967 UK)

Set 3

Gdybys Kochal Hej-Breakout-Na Drugim Brzegu Teczy (1969 Poland)
International Hair-The Amazing-Gentle Stream (2012 Sweden)
Ma Ti Aspettero-Il Baletto di Bronzo-Sirio 2222 (1970 Italy)
Rainbow Man-The Orange Alabaster Mushroom-Space & Time: A Compendium of The Orange Alabaster Mushroom (2000 Canada)
Ojos Que Miran Lejos-Limonada-S/T (1970 Uraguay)
End of The World-Kathy Smith-S/T (1971 USA)

Ravi Shankar on the Dick Cavett Show

A rare look at Ravi Shankar teaching George Harrison the Sitar

Monday, December 10, 2012

Under the rainbow...

Well, the weather outside has not been all that frightful and the music, as always is delightful.  We took a little trip all over the world, Poland, Sweden, Australia, Mexico and the usual.  Below is the complete track listing for today.  You might just find a little something you've never heard before, or perhaps just haven't heard in a very long time.  Enjoy!

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Oracle 116

Set 1

Square Room-Them-Now & Them (1968 UK)
Pamela-Ultimate Spinach-S/T (1968 USA)
A Story From Tom Bitz-Kaleidoscope-Faintly Blowing (1969 UK)
Unreflected-Mazzy Star-So Tonight That I Might See (1993 USA)
Lovely Lady-David-S/T (1968 Canada)
Barnen Undrar-Dungen-Skit I Allt (2010 Sweden)

Set 2

I'm Allergic To Flowers-Jefferson Handkerchief-Single (1967 USA)
41 Mosquitoes Flying In Formation-Tame Impala-S/T (2008 Australia)
Black Grease-The Black Angels-S/T (2005 USA)
Parter na Klaustrofobie-Nurt-S/T (1973 Poland)
Under The Rainbow-The End-Introspection (1969 UK)

Set 3

The Dancer-Perth County Conspiracy (Does Not Exist)-S/T (1970 Canada)
Molitwa-Breakout-Kamienie (1974 Poland)
-Los Ovnis-Single (1967 Mexico)
Heavy Moon-Elephant Stone-Single (from upcoming s/t album, rel. date Feb. 5) (2012 Canada)
Shelter Song-Temples-Single (2012 UK)
Never Let You Live It Down-Flashing Lights-Where The Change Is (1999 Canada)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mr. Toads Wild Ride

Oracle 115

Set 1

The Child Dreams-Axe-S/T (1969 UK)
Flying-Neutral Spirits-S/T (1972 USA)
Midnight Hour-Perth County Conspiracy-S/T (1970 Canada)
Sma Latta Moln-Pugh Rogefeldt-Ja Da a Da (1969 Sweden)
The Serpentine-Dee Dee Dums-Single (2006 Australia)
At Night-The Black Angels-Phosgene Nightmare (2011 USA)
Here She Comes Now-The Velvet Underground-White Light, White Heat (1968 USA)

Set 2

Jumpin' Jack Flash-Alex Chilton-1970 (1996 USA)
I Wonder Who-Aguaturbia-Psychedelic Drugstore (1970 Chile)
Mistify-Bent Wind-Sussex (1969 Canada)
Bobas-Romauld & Roman-Single (1970 Poland)
Tree Pie-The Orange Alabaster Mushroom-Space & Time: A Compendium of...(2000 Canada)

Set 3

Eyes of Nature-The Souls of Inspyration-S/T (1970 Canada)
Reve de Silence-Les Goths-Reve de Silence (1968 France)
She's Ready To Be Free-Clear Light-S/T (1967 USA)
Yesterday's Game-Traffic Sound-S/T (1971 Peru)
Anemone-The Brian Jonestown Massacre-Single (1995 USA)
Busman's Holiday-Allah Las-S/T (2012 USA)
How Long-Elephant Stone-Seven Seas (2009 Canada)***

***Agghhh..this was not the song I wanted to play.  I am anxiously awaiting the release of Elephant Stones third album.  It's set to be released on February 5.  It's self titled and the track I heard from it was fantastic.  You know what?  ***it!  I'm going to post the video so you can check it out for yourself.  I still must remember to bring it with me to the station and give it some air play next Monday.