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Thursday, September 29, 2005


I have returned from the forests of Newfoundland and am ready to ignite the radi fires with a BRAND NEW SEASON OF THE ECLECTIC SOUND BASEMENT!

My peeps go crazy at the announcement of the new season.

What's on the bill for tomorrow? Tune in tomorrow at Noon Hour to CIUT 89.5 FM for new, unreleased tunes from The Fall, Metric, The Constantines, Kerri Carisse, Jackson and His Computer Band, and more...

But first, we bring you some of the best music Newfoundland has to offer.

We'll start with Figgy Duff.

In the 70s, Newfoundland had entered its third decade in Canadian Confederation as a lonely, poor and misunderstood province. Resiliently, a cultural revolution arose on the island that flew in the face of its unwarranted decline, curing the post-Confederation blues and ushering in a new era of pride for the oldest civilization in North America. Figgy Duff played their part as the musical spearhead, travelling to outport communities and learning classic traditional songs from kings of the scene like Emile Benoit and writing new arrangements in a rock context. As a result, they've been generally regarded as the best band in Newfoundland history, garnering global acclaim by playing festivals as far away as Amsterdam. They had gigs at Massey Hall before they ever released an album and have been ranked alongside The Pogues for their audacity and The Dubliners for their instrumental talents.

FIGGY DUFF - Breakwater Boys Breakdown
FIGGY DUFF - A Sailor Courted a Farmer's Daughter
FIGGY DUFF - Woman of Labrador
FIGGY DUFF - Tarry Trousers
FIGGY DUFF - Emile's Reel
FIGGY DUFF - Captain and his Whiskers / Fisherman's Favourite

Figgy Duff is also a fantastic traditional desert:

½ cup butter
2 cups flour
1 egg
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup milk or water
1 cup raisins
pinch salt

Combine dry ingredients and add milk and egg. Place in
cloth bag and boil for one hour in pot of water.
Ingredients can also be steamed in a pudding mild.
To make a plain duff follow same recipe but omit raisins.
(courtesy of Joyce's Fine Cooking)

We'll leave you with Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.

These b'ys from The Rock tells eet like it ees. Their live hsows are coveted by man, woman and child across the island, incorporating off the wall skits and outrageous political speeches into the mix for a right good time!


Remember to tune in tomorrow for more greatness. I've had some complications regarding those free mix cd's offered while I was away (see two entries previous for details). Basically, I lost the password to the sound_basement@yahoo.ca email address, so I'll have a new one ready to go soon.


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