The Aquarium Drunkard Show: SIRIUS/XMU (7pm PST, Channel 35)

Dub/roots reggae especial. Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 691: Intro ++ Dr. Alimantado – Ride On ++ The Revolutionaries – Kunta Kinte Dub ++ Prince Far I & The Arabs – Long Life ++…

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Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto :: After After

A hypnotic and heady serving of instrumental psych-funk, Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto’s “After After” burns slow and low. We happened upon this nasty eight minute piece of work over the break, and immediately placed the groove on repeat for the next hour. That said, ad infinitum could be the…

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The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album

By the time The Beach Boys appeared on ABC’s variety series Shindig! on December 23rd, 1964, they were one of the biggest American bands in the world. Since the release of their 1962 debut album Surfin’ Safari, the Hawthorne, CA pop group had been on a meteoric rise with an…

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Christmas Jambree :: A Vintage Jamaican Yuletide Mixtape, Vol. 2

In 2017 Aquarium Drunkard brought you Christmas Jambree: A Vintage Jamaican Yuletide Mixtape. At 28 tracks it’s an extensive collection of Jamaican reggae and ska Christmas tunes. If you’ve never heard it, do slide over there right now, but if you’re already converted, and looking for a bit more in…

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George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers :: Enchanted (1961)

Why does the twinkling of the ivories over sibilant cymbal splashing evoke the colors of the holiday season so aptly? Is Jazz (capital J)—in all its strange, sultry, and semi-deranged forms—the quintessential soundrop to the season which leads up to the new year?? From the sweet ember of King Cole’s…

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Videodrome :: Eyes Wide Shut: Kubrick’s Christmas Film

(Welcome to Videodrome. A recurring column plumbing the depths of vintage and contemporary cinema – from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir, documentary and beyond.) What constitutes a Christmas film? We know that A Christmas Story (1983) is a Christmas film. It Happened On Fifth Avenue (1947) is…

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The Aquarium Drunkard Show: SIRIUS/XMU (7pm PST, Channel 35)

Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 688: Intro ++ Jean-Claude Vannier – Katmandou 8 ++ Pugh Rogefeldt – Dinga Linga Lena ++ Michel Polnareff – Computer’s Dream ++ Nino Ferrer – Cannabis ++ Brigitte Fontaine…

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Aquarium Drunkard :: 2021 Year In Review

Here it is: our Year In Review 2021. Unranked and sprawling as always. A guide to the music that stuck with us throughout another strange year. Thanks for riding through with us. As we enter 2022, here’s a survey of AD’s recurring cultural offerings: Each Wednesday night on Sirius/XMU channel…

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Radiohead :: Kid A Mnesia

Metamorphosis distorts. In hindsight, the most transformative events only come to seem more unlikely. How could an album like Kid A make its way to the top of the transatlantic charts, in this life or any other? From the vantage of 2021, it seems like a cosmic joke. We can…

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