James Whetzel
New Mix in the Intl. Fountain at Seattle Center April 16- 30, 2014

Yes the rumors are true there is a new mix in the International Fountain at Seattle Center. :) I snuck it in last week during a break in the rain.

Here are links to five tracks in the mix, a complete list of artists in the mix follows. I apologize that the first two are not direct links for listening to the music but that’s how it goes when you have exclusive and rare tracks…

1) “Icycles” by Vox Mod & IG88 This is an exclusive track from Vox Mod’s forthcoming album “The Great Oscillator.” The album will be released April 29th you’ll be able to hear it here on Vox Mod’s band camp page: http://voxmod.bandcamp.com/

2) “Uptempo Blues” Swing Set Septet = Oscar Peterson Trio with Roy Eldrige, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, and Jo Jones.
 
You’re going to have to come to the fountain to hear this one— I couldn’t find any links for listening online. This is a live recording of live performance in 1956 at Seattle’s Civic Auditorium (today’s McCaw Hall) from Norman Granz’s touring show Jazz at the Philharmonic. This recording was re-discovered and released in 2012. Here’s a link to the album on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Jazz-At-The-Philharmonic-Seattle/dp/B005EN4JKK


3) “Kaneda’s Theme” by Geinoh Yamashirogumi

The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival is coming up April 25-27 (http://seattlecenter.com/news/detail.aspx?id=1909) and thus I have some cool Japanese tunes in this mix including this classic track from the “Akira” Soundtrack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-wv4pFodIQ

4) “Hustler”  by Tony Allen.

A solo track by the originator of the rhythms of Afro-Beat, the drummer for Fela Kuti’s Africa 70.

http://youtu.be/PIKNM1npLJs

5) Junkie Chase (Full Length Instrumental)” by Curtis Mayfield
Full length version of thisl tune from the “Superfly” soundtrack.

http://youtu.be/J7E0qv0c-6U


Full list of artists in this mix:

Average White Band
Nav Katze
Soul Creations
Lord Rhaburn
Guitar
Tony Allen
Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Free Radicals
Swing Set Septet: Oscar Peterson Trio with Roy Eldrige, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, and Jo Jones.
Vox Mod & IG88 
Cornelius
Pigbag
Ronnie Laws
Seekae
Lee “Scratch” Perry
DJ Krush
Dabrye
Manuel B. Holcolm
Curtis Mayfield
The Meters
Inner Circle & Fatman Riddim Section
Sly & the Family Stone
Jackie Mitoo
Modern Jazz Quartet


Best musical regards,

James Whetzel
http://www.jameswhetzel.com/

New Mix in the International Fountain at Seattle Center, April 1-15, 2014

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Indeed! There is a new mix going in the International Fountain at Seattle Center. It started playing April1st, and will play through April 15th.

Here are links to six tracks in the mix. A complete list of artists in the mix follows.

1)  Freeway & Jake One “Follow My Moves (feat. Birdman) Instrumental”
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/follow-my-moves-feat.-birdman/id352707348?i=352707388

2) Broke for Free “Budding”
http://brokeforfree.bandcamp.com/track/budding

3) Vern Blair Debate “Super Funk”
http://youtu.be/39ohwSsbDzw

4) Trüby Trio “A Festa”
http://www.beatport.com/track/a-festa-original-mix/618992

5) Lonnie Smith “Spinning Wheel”
http://youtu.be/oca2-uumYyI

6) Egadz “Sound of Light Speed”
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-of-light-speed/id670160458?i=670160628

Artists in the Mix:

Broke for Free
AM & Shawn Lee
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Freeway and Jake One
Soul Creations
Les Bantous de la Capitale
Inner Circle & Fatman Riddim Section
 Boozou Bajou
Little Jr Jesse & his Teardrops & the Tears
SebastiAn
The Meters
Dan the Automator & Del the Funky Homosapien
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
The Silver Recovery
Floyd Standifer Quartet
Miyazawa & Rainier Truby
The Crystal Method
Bitcrush
Road Runners
Egadz
Los Holy’s
Chrissy Zeppy Tembo
Vern Blair Debate

Best musical wishes!

James Whetzel
http://www.jameswhetzel.com/

sixpenceee:

Probably the creepiest and coolest caterpillar you will ever see.

It’s called Phyllodes Imperialis and is nicknamed the Halloween caterpillar.

The last picture is what it looks like as a moth. 

When other creatures bother it, it draws itself up and stretches its skin until it looks like a large animal with two blue-black eyes and several rows of teeth between them (1st picture)

Yours truly, this shirt, tea & Ableton. #LaDolceVita #seattle

Yours truly, this shirt, tea & Ableton. #LaDolceVita #seattle

Five lithops budding on my windowsill. #Lithops #Seattle #StonePlants

Five lithops budding on my windowsill. #Lithops #Seattle #StonePlants

"Water No Get Enemy" by Fela was playing as I took this shot. #seattle #intlfountain :)#internationalfountain #Seattlecenter #fela #WaterNoGetEnemy

"Water No Get Enemy" by Fela was playing as I took this shot. #seattle #intlfountain :)#internationalfountain #Seattlecenter #fela #WaterNoGetEnemy

New Music Playing in the Seattle Center International Fountain, March 14- March 28, 2014

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A new mix is in the International Fountain at Seattle Center. It went in Friday, March 14th. Included within it is a nice slice of Irish music to accompany the Irish Festival which runs March 15-16th at the Center.
Links to five tracks in the mix follows the list of artists in the mix.

Artists in the mix:

Seamus Egan
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Kila
Vitamin String Quartet
The Silver Recovery
Sharon Shannon
Duke Special
Scientist
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Gabor Szabo
Lightnin’ Hopkins
Beck
King Sunny Ade
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Dervish
David Axelrod
Peaking Lights
Takénobu
Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters
Belle and Sebastian
DJ Krush
Inner Circle & the Fatman Riddim Section
The Meters
Tony Allen
Robot Koch x Pavel Dovgal
Jackie Mitoo
ESG
John Fahey “
The Natural Yoghurt Band
Flying Lotus
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Tommy McCook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height
STS9
Scntfc

Links to selected tracks in the mix:

1) Duke Special “Tochailt Uaighe Go Róluath”
http://youtu.be/2hdrDHZPO_E

2) Kila “Cardinal Knowledge”
http://youtu.be/feTJYmXM4LI

3)Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters “Elephant Rock”
http://youtu.be/zTwCb-N1wDA

4) The Swell Season “Grá Dom Leonadh”
http://youtu.be/Pnf-VRC-41Y

5)Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 “Water No Get Enemy”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdV1V4vPPLI


Best musical wishes!

James Whetzel

http://www.jameswhetzel.com/

One more, for success’ sake. It went very well. :) #manwithamoviecamera #Siff

One more, for success’ sake. It went very well. :) #manwithamoviecamera #Siff

#OhYeah :)

#OhYeah :)

Good morning world! I finished the Man With a Movie Camera soundtrack last minute ten minutes before midnight. Setting up my DJ set and looking forward to the show tonight! :) #sunrise #Seattle

Good morning world! I finished the Man With a Movie Camera soundtrack last minute ten minutes before midnight. Setting up my DJ set and looking forward to the show tonight! :) #sunrise #Seattle