Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Finally, I have returned, and I am hear to bring you a simulcast of my most recent newsletter:

Hello Folks,

I have here to present to you a new mix, "Disconflagration"

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Kay-Gees - Latican Funk
Tumblack - Caraiba
Billy Always - Some Kind of Love
Barbara Mason and Bunny Sigler - Locked in This Position
Sylvester - Over and Over
Lee Moore - Reachin' Out
Dazzle - All
Ashford and Simpson - Tried, Tested, and Found True
Eddie Cheba - Lookin' Good
Erotic Drum Band - Plug Me to Death
Cognac - How High
Quartz - Beyond the Clouds


AllSkate: A Winter Wonderland On Wheels

"The Student Council's next ALL SKATE party to raise money for the Chez Vous roller rink takes place Wednesday, December 6th. Certified Bananas, Eli Paperboy Reed and Joseph Colbourne spin while your $10 admission ($12 night of, at the door) helps keep a crucial Boston institution alive. Bring a non-perishable food item to stick under the tree.

Last time, ALL SKATE brought 500 people to the rink to raise $5,000 to help out. City Councilor Charles Yancey visited, reading a proclamation from the Boston City Council, and roller skaters from other parts of the country have been visiting to show their support.

Chez Vous is located at 11 Rhoades St. on the Dorchester-Mattapan line. 617-825-6877."

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Phoenix article on AllSkate2:

Thats it for now...

Much Love,

Joseph Colbourne

Saturday, November 04, 2006

This week's cut may be known by some of you as a signature track of mine, the gorgeous "Moving Up" by Toba. A highly collectible and rare record, found in both blue and red vinyl, "Moving Up" is a 'feel good' track in the highest degree- impeccable jazz arrangements coupled with massive britfunk, a heavy bass and earnest vocals; a sax solo, a nylon-string guitar solo, synth solo, AND piano solo. "Moving Up" is one of those records that I would decree a masterpiece for all of its lushness in sound and its impressive musicality. Who exactly were Toba? They were fronted by Mr. Tony Balch (would "Toba" derive from the first two letters of his first and last name?), and next to no information is available on them. They also had another lovely single in the form of "Make Your Mind Up", but this is the one that is the true knockout. Its the kind that gives me that shiver of joy, because its a song essentially about joy- it sums up the experience, if you will. The experience of life. Yup, thats how powerful this record is.

Listen to Toba "Moving Up"