Diamond Seeds Podcast no 6

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Podcast number six from Diamond Seeds

Diamond Seeds Podcast number six

More of the finest tunes, keep sending them in! All to diamondseed3@gmail.com

I hope you enjoyed Podcast number 6 – all the band info is here:

Track 1 Lew Bear ‘Echoes of the Past’
From his 2nd album “Down By The Riverside.” released on 16th June 2013.
True to the folk and roots genre, this album was recorded outside in the nature, entirely live. ‘this album manages to contain diversity whilst holding onto a central style and
theme throughout’
find Lew Bear online at :
www.lewbear.co.uk
www.facebook.com/lewbear
twitter.com/lewbearmusic

Track 2 Sunday Driver ‘The Concubine Waltz’
From the album “The Mutiny”.
Cambridge finest! On line and hilarious interview on You tube.

http://www.sundaydriver.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/sundaydrivermusic

Track 3 Tony Holborne (1584 – 1602) ‘The Honeysuckle’
Played at the Tudor Court.From the album “Good Companye” by Classical Communications Ltd, available at Anne of Cleves house, Lewes.

Track 4 Wind Up Birds ‘Good Shop Shuts’
From the album “The Land” on Sturdy Records. I will probably end up playing every track off this brilliant album.
http://www.thewindupbirds.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wind-up-Birds/372018589508943

Track 5 Tarantism ‘Turn it up’
From the album “Last Band Standing” in appreciation of Mels superb vocals. More to come in future podcasts from their new album “Music Music Music”.
http://tarantism.soundawesome.com/
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=847072
http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/Tarantism

Track 6 Nostramus ‘Lights Out’
From the album “Doomsday Dot Com” Spon at his cheeky best!
http://diamondseeds.recklessrelic.co.uk/?cat=164

Track 7 UK Decay ‘Heavy Metal Jews’
From the album “New Hope for the Dead” released 2013. B side of single release
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/ukdecays

Track 8 The Cravats ‘X.M.P.
From the album “The Cravats in Toytown” 2012 Overground Records
www.overgroundrecords.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/TheCravats
http://www.overgroundrecords.co.uk/release/?release=OVER129CD

Track 9 Ella Jo ‘He Who Dares Wins’
From the album “Alter Ego” 2008 Diamond Seeds Productions
www.diamondseeds.co.uk
http://diamondseeds.recklessrelic.co.uk/?page_id=256

Track 10 Natalie Duncan ‘The Devil In Me
From the  album of the same name released in 2012 by Verve Music (Universal) http://natalieduncan.com/

Track 11 Silent Scream ‘Cinema’
From the album “In the Cinema” recorded in Helsinki, released 2010 on Stupido Records
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silent-Scream-Helsinki/113354838733929

Track 12 Gestalt ‘Razorblade’
From the album “Forge a new sound” on Eskimo Indigo Records …Anarchist Noise Beats…. BLINK – for the sake of mankind PLEASE release some more records…
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gestalt/125255827545778

Track 13 Belleruche ‘Limelight’
From the album “Rollerchain”  an undiscoverd classic album.
facebook.com/BellerucheUK

Track 14 The Record Covers ‘Mr Brightside’
I dont usually play covers but I love this acoustic version…This band is an acoustic duo from Rugbyy, Warwickshire stripping down big Indie,pop,rock, dance and even rap tunes  to two acoustic guitars and a vocal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Gm3WMKN5g

Diamond Seeds Podcast Five

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Diamond Seeds Podcast No 5 The Luton Scene
Diamond Seeds Podcast No 5 The Luton Scene
Luton Bands  - Past and Present

This is a special Diamond Seeds Edition showcasing the talent that has emerged from Luton, near London in the UK. The show covers bands that played in the town from the 1980s up until present day.

Here’s the info on the bands that had music played on podcast Number five!

The Kindred

Since their formation in 2001, The Kindred have delivered a melodic, yet, aggressive, occasionally tongue in cheek blend of Punk and Metal to the South East.

Members : Kirk (drums), Paul (Guitar, Vocals) and Rob (Bass, Vocals). Thjey  have released three albums to date. Between a heavy dose of gigging and writing the band have also had time to film their first music video for the song “Broken UK” off their last album “exacerbate.” Check them out live, that’s where they really shine. The album “exacerbate” can be found on itunes, spotify, amazon and all other digital download sites.

http://www.facebook.com/thekindreduk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YLefygB7EI

Drive Like Casey

DLC’s brand of “Electric punk rock” (NME) has earned them credible supports slots
2010 Saw the release of their mini-album “The Four Horsemen”.

http://www.facebook.com/drive.l.casey

Nostramus

http://www.facebook.com/nostramus?ref=ts&fref=ts

http://nostramus.wordpress.com/

http://www.diamondseeds.co.uk/nostramus.html

http://diamondseeds.recklessrelic.co.uk/?page_id=260

Buy the album from here : http://diamondseeds.recklessrelic.co.uk/?cat=164

Nostramus Album Releases :

2011 Doomsday Dot Com 2010 Earthlights re-mastered

As ‘The Hidden Core’ (THC) – 2010 Dark Ambience

Steve Spon is the guitarist of UK Decay. Nostramus is completely different from the music of UK Decay, yet there are similar threads. Spon’s association with the musical underground and nineties rave scene meant taking the technological path, creating counter-commercial music using the development of music technologies. The influence of drum’n bass, which unfurled during 1995 at Exodus Collective Parties inspired him to focus on capturing moods and atmospheres in an invigorating new direction of his musical expression. Released in 2011, ‘Doomsday Dot Com’ transports the listener on a journey through themes, and rhythms of addictive music. Sound-scapes crafted from the modern world contain delicious tunes and intriguing samples. The album contains the 2003 White Label release ‘Hero Bamboo Stick’ which was a collaboration with ‘Check-One-Two’.

The Friction

The Friction pictures 1979 can be found:

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=123

The Friction formed in 1978: Cary Graves (guitar), Roger Holdstock (vocals), Colin Salmon (drums) and Mark White (bass). They organised and debuted at the infamous 1979 Luton Town Hall gig, along with the Statics, UKDK and the Clips. Luton Council immediately banned all ‘punk’ from its premises!
They played all the usual Luton venues: Baron of Beef, Christchurch, 33 Arts Centre, etc. and recorded “Murder” at Quest Studios, Luton.

The Knockouts

Instrumental punk and suited surf. From the previous line up of Luton Band Thrilled Skinny  www.hightown.org.uk. Go there to enter the crazy world of the Knock Outs. There’s nowhere else like it.

http://www.facebook.com/lutonKOs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLOWX-FFf6U for a taster of the film.

Irritant

Members: Kath – Guitar, Tim – Bass, Greg – Drums, Mark – Vocals

Record Label: Lung Burn

For information and some more music –

http://uk.myspace.com/irritantuk/music#!/irritantuk  

The Rattlesnakes

line up was Blink, Phil Crum, Steve Lewis and Greg Herbert.

Rattlesnakes video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZmEib3ITnI

AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOAxE9RyFe8

What happened to Steve Lewis?

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141  

The Adenoids

http://theadenoids.co.uk/ Buy the CD – 15 tracks!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Adenoids/99083069418  

Penumbra Sigh

Penumbra sigh was Steve Richards, Pete Keenan, Mark Pratten and Kaz, and a drummer unnamed.

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/pictures/album03/Nicki_KarmaSutra_01  

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/anti-nirex.htm read here for the full story of how the Anti Nirex tape was made!

In the mid eighties the government wanted to open a nuclear waste dump in mid Bedfordshire. The company was called nirex. Luton Bands came together to make a tape as part of the protest. The tape was called ‘Dump it on Parliament’.

Almost as soon as the tape was released, the government dropped their plans but today this collection stands as a historical snapshot of Luton’s alternative musicians, community and culture of the mid-late eighties. In 2004 one of the original artists to have appeared on the tape, Bugsy – digitised and sent the UK Decay Com website the MP3’s to host, which we have hosted to this day, now twenty five years after it was originally released. In 2006 Spon re compiled and remastered using another recently found copy of the original, selecting the best quality to have survived the years of each track on the tape.

Click Click

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Click-Click/151375049446

http://www.pyramidworks.co.uk/clickclick.htm  

formed in 1982 after previous project “Those Nervous Surgeons”. They cut their first single later that year, Click Click continued until the end of 1989. Other members included keyboard player Jon Morris, guitarist Graham Stronach and lighting wizard Pete Hosier (Big Ant Productions) who remained with the group until the end. Since 1997 Adrian and Derek reformed and play on and off….Skin and bones was released in 2011.

The Flexy Boys

They play in pubs and clubs, bringing smily culture to grunge!

Find the Flexy Boys on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/melikeflex  

See them live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTvfTUOdBrM

The Defekters

http://www.facebook.com/DEFEKTERS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPgtg4qTpaw&feature=youtu.be  

Four piece experimental psychedelic reggae, ska, punk. Formed 2007 – feel good, thought provoking songs and play festivals! Cara Jane the vocalist sometimes sings with  Ting and Ra and the Iries (she is not an offical member) –  a Reggae band from Luton worth checking out!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ting-Ra-The-Iries/346241435400741  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3ZWmTXtAXg&list=UUGVWK9-D73LucOE-t72cigw&index=1&feature=plcp

Occult Radio Disorganization

Adrian Smith, Spon and Gary Whitely produced this material for the Anti Nirex tape.

UKDecay

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/  

Read the history of the band here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Decay

Rose out of Luton post punk days and worked a while. Took a 25 year lunch break and they reformed. Some gigs sometimes – good to catch – if you cant check them out on You Tube….

Gestalt

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gestalt/125255827545778 

GESTALT started its life with Steve Sma5h and Stef Cox as a studio project with their first Release FORGE A NEW NOIZE on Eskimo Indigo Records back in 2009. Hoping they reform, release material and gig in the future….

Ella Jo

EJ the DJ – does a bit of singing too…..

http://diamondseeds.recklessrelic.co.uk/?page_id=256

http://recklessrelic.co.uk/shop/attitude-is-everything-cd-album-by-ella-jo/ 

My Favourite Music Venue in Luton

The Castle Tavern – a great place to perform live or to watch bands play live

http://www.facebook.com/castle.live.5?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

Patronymic Family Surnames

A patronymic is a component of a surname based on an earlier male ancestor such as the father or grandfather. Conveying lineage, patronymics names are still in use world wide. Patronyms pre-date the use of family names and can be found in many Celtic, English, Scandinavian, and Slavic surnames.Other cultures formerly using patronyms now pass on the father’s last name to his children, although patronymics are still commonly used as middle names in Russia.

In England, names ending with the suffix ‘son’ were often originally patronymic. The prefix ‘Fitz’ (from French for ‘son’), appears in English aristocracy from the time of the Norman Invasion, and in Anglo-Irish names. The name Fitzroy, meaning ‘son of the king’, was used by the illegitimate children of royalty, acknowledged as such by their fathers.

‘Mac’, meaning ‘son’ was prevalent in Scottish Gaelic, Irish and Manx, occurring as ‘Mag’ in Ireland. In Ulster, the Isle of Man and Galloway, ‘Mac’ was frequently anglicisized, eg ‘Qualtrough’ meant son of Walter and ‘Quayle’ meant son of Paul,(MacPhail). In Ireland, this truncation resulted in surnames such as ‘Guinness’. Colloquial Scottish Gaelic has other patronymics, still in use. An interesting crossover variation in the use of ‘Ó’ for grandson in Irish (anglicised as ‘O’) and ‘Ap’ for ‘son’ in Welsh. Thus ‘Howell’ from West Wales was derived from Uí Mhell of old Irish, which then became O’Well, then ‘Howell’ in their Welsh relatives.Thus ‘Ap Howell’ means ‘the son of the grandson of Mell’!

In Wales, before the 1536 Act of Union, all Welsh people used patronyms and matronym as the sole way of naming people. Welsh, used ‘Map’ which in modern Welsh is ‘Mab’, in contrast to the Celtic Scottish ‘Mac’. Up until the Industrial Revolution, the use of patronyms was still widespread, especially in the west and north of Wales. A revival of patronyms during the 20th century continues today. Because Cornwall was absorbed early on into England, patronyms are less common than toponyms or occupational surnames.

Eames
Meaning literally ‘son of the uncle’ in Old English , Eames meant maternal uncle. The term fell out of use after the Norman Invasion, although in the late 14th century poem ‘Sir Gawain And The Greene Knight’, the young Gawain addresses King Arthur as ‘myn em’. (part 1 line 356)

In the aristocracy or ‘courtly society’ there was a strong bond between uncle and nephew (Nave being a surname from the latter), and the forms ‘Eames’ and in America, ‘Ames’, probably survive from the relationship as a favourite or ward of an uncle. The alternative suggestion ‘son of Emma’ has been rejected, and the surname, ‘Neame’, certainly arises from the incorrect division of the customary form of address.

Mr H P Guppy in his ‘House of Family Names in Great Britain’ (1890), recorded Eames in only two counties, Bedfordshire and Somerset. ‘Numerous entries in the telephone directory show how tenaciously it has survived, spreading into North Hertfordshire’.
Bedfordshire Magazine Vol 17 number129 Summer 1979.

© Ella Jo @Diamond Seeds 2012

Diamond Seeds Podcast Three

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Andrew Robbins drops in to DJ for Diamond Seeds and presents a radio show of specially picked tunes from the best up-and-coming artists of 2012.

This show is a Cousin Special with shouts going out to Stevie G and cousin Julie who is going to the Zoo. We send a shout also to John in Wales who only just avoided a flooded caravan this summer. The Welsh summer put us in the mood for these great tunes – and we send a Happy Birthday to Chris in Wales and a shout out to the Dark Lord who had us summoned to Kent at short notice! (Big Up to the Bristol Ring Road and John’s dodgy sat nav).

Also have to mention the Leviticus crew who put on the Leftfield site in Luton while some people were running around with an Olympic Torch – the bands were great and it was great to catch up with Janet, Kath Keenan (!), Tim (thanks for letting us stay over), the performers, and the organizers who did a fantastic job.

It may be a wet summer but it wont stop the Diamond Seeds crew from loving the music. Keeping up to our usual high standards – we hope you enjoy Podcast Number 3!

Track 1 – Baloji, Going Home, from the second album called Kinshasa Succursale
Track 2 – Schiralli, The Clearingand from her debut single, May 2012
Track 3 – Veronica Falls, My Heart Beats – this track will be on their second album.
Track 4 – The Milk, Broke up the Family – released in April. The Milk are on tour – but looks like the gigs have sold out around London
Track 5 – Nostramus, Wow Interesting from the album Doomsday Dot Com on the Diamond Seeds Record Label
Track 6 – Clark, Secret – featuring Martina Topley Bird
Track 7 – Ella Jo, Brak the Sound from her third album ‘Attitude is Everything’ released on the Diamond Seeds Label.
Track 8 – Wind Up Bird, Being Dramatic – from the album The Land on Sturdy Records
Track 9 – Mystery Jets, Someone Purer released 30th April 2012 on Rough Trade Records – from the album ‘Radlands’ which came out in May
Track 10 – Boom Bip, Clocked released it on 29th April. From the compilation album called Complex on the Co-operative music label

 

Diamond Seeds Podcast Two

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Ds Cast Two

Ds Cast Two

The show where the cat from next door was banned, Ella Jo reminisces about a gig at Belper River Gardens and shouts go out to people around the world, including Paul the traveller who was the first traveller to visit a Himalayan mountain in 2012 and listeners in Sydney Australia and Singapore.
Ella Jo plays a track from neighbour Garrys birthday party and advises listeners to clear some space so they can get a boogie on during the show….

WARNING – THIS PODCAST MAY ENCOURAGE DANCING!!!!!

Send demos to diamondseed3@googlemail.com
and have a look at our website – diamondseeds.co.uk

Track 1 – Bev Lee Harling, Barefoot In Your Kitchen, from album of the same name on Wah Wah 45s Label
17th June Lovebox festival, London, 21st July Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire, 23-27th August Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire
Track 2 – Chrishopher Rees and the South Austin Horns, Warm By My Fire from the album Heart on Fire on the Red Eye Music Label
Track 3 – DJ Food, Giant re-mx featuring Matt Johnson, The Illectrik Hoax EP on the Ninja Tune label
Track 4 – Nostramus, The Ooh from the album, Earthlights on the Diamond Seeds Label
Track 5 – Fiction, Careful on the Moshi Moshi music Label
Track 6 – Ella Jo, Subplane Highway from the album Limits of Milkweed on the Diamond Seeds Label
Track 7 – The Wind Up Birds, Cross Country from the album The Land on Sturdy Records
Track 8 – Damn Damn Patriots, Family Unit on Wooden House Records
Track 9 – Kid Kombat, Chinga on Televizion Record label
web sites :
Kid-Kombat
http://danlowemusic.yolasite.com
Ghostmorphia
Track 10 – De La Soul’s Plug1 and Plug 2, Must Be The Music from the album First Serve on Pias Recordings

 

About Reckless Relic

Reckless Relic

Ella JoReckless Relic was born from a curious nature. My enquiring mind has taken me into museums all over the world – pondering at history and marvelling at stories of human culture. RR started off as an idea for designs for clothing, using pictures of ancient works of art. (Some of these will be available here!)

The project has evolved into this website as my collection of vintage curiosities has grown too large for my living space and I must allow some old friends to find new, appreciative homes.

Selling my vintage things on a website makes saying goodbye easier as I can share pictures and information about some of these fantastic objects. I can also incorporate the other loves of my life – books and music.

As a researcher I am always working on a book (currently compiling the Encylopedia of Tarot) and it has been fun to research lovely vintage items and appreciate their history.

As a musician I am quite fascinated with music from other cultures. The songwriting challenge of my life has been a concept album called ‘Almost Anglo Saxon’- an album written on a historical theme, designed to educate as well as entertain. This will be my fourth album on the Diamond Seeds Label which can be accessed from Reckless Relic.

Thus I am able to provide music for this site, made by myself, Ella Jo and the musician Nostramus (also on Diamond Seeds). Spon has designed this site for me and I give him my deepest gratitude.