Here are all of daved's jams.
by Louis Prima
This is it. My last TIMJ jam. It's been great fun. I have discovered some new artists, new music, & read some ripping yarns. My mistake was assuming it was going to always be around. I dibbled, I dabbled, I lurked, I jammed, & I tried to jam restricted music. I was about to call it a day due to these annoying limitations on sharing music when the plug was pulled. I continued as best I could - but everything seems to have drained away now. It's too much like work, & everyone seems to have gone loopy or looping. I have found a site that seems a natural swap over - nusiki.com, I have already made new friends, & see a few musical migrants from TIMJ there too. Goodbye TIMJ, & thank you for making me think about music properly again. I'll try to keep it up. For anyone who's interested I can be found from now on at http://www.nusiki.com/#/users/16758, and https://twitter.com/david_avien as well as https://www.facebook.com/david.avien - feel free to lurk, like, friend,or comment
Jammed: 10th Sep 2015
by Kenoly, Ron
This is one of those maddening songs - it is nowhere on the web, there is no information about the singers/ musicians, weird huh. Luckily I had a CD which I ripped just to share here. Basically it is a church track, and this is usually ultracheese etc, but this, there is something about this that gets it right. It is genuinely good. I think anyway. What do you think? #church #gospel #sendmoney
Jammed: 8th Sep 2015
by Chester W
Not a single mashup have I jammed here to-date. This is something of a surprise as I have respect for mashups as an artform - it really is something else - to hear loads of songs think up a connection, decide which to use and where, then mash them together into something new -and then to do the same with the promotional videos. Mindblowing at times, rubbish at other times. This has Martin Tungevaag vs. Mika vs. Michael Jackson vs. Avicii vs. Wes vs. The Bee Gees vs. Meghan Trainor vs. Ella Henderson vs. Metallica vs. Billy Idol - I kid you not! #mashup #finaljams
Jammed: 6th Sep 2015
Who doesn't like a Brian May Guitar? This is a completely mad song - a bizarre structure and heady mix. It's not exactly a typical formulaic pop song, is it? Whatever it is, it is British. Creative and misdirected in a good way, but no way could this have come from anywhere else.That's all I can say - apart from listen to this ;)
Jammed: 4th Sep 2015
by Frank Zappa
As a schoolboy in awe of just about every types, shape and size of female, this song was totally shocking, then reassuring. So in a sense it is a coming-of-age piece. For a while I was stumbling over pieces of broken pedestals till I found my proper footing. Big Thanks Zap!
Jammed: 2nd Sep 2015
by Grace Jones
Where there's hoop... Jubilee Concert, Grace stole the show with a Hoop. There was a hoopla. It, however, never caught on. She said Let's Hoop, but hooping pooped. #hoop
Jammed: 30th Aug 2015
by Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear were great live. At the time this came out, I was listening to a lot of St Vincent, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, the National and Magnetic Fields (&c), and all this lo-fi stuff seemed to fit my mood. We had a cotton-wooled world with a broken-sleep-patterned wife, a toddler and a baby to Ssh around. This track will forever remind me of that surreal period of parental concentrated attention where everything was set aside, except for music on headphones.
Jammed: 28th Aug 2015
by Gilberto Santa Rosa
I have adored this since the mid #90s when I got a compilation CD as a gift. DRM restrictions mean that I can't jam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kbjKCj-rMQ however the TIMJ suggestions brought me to some great live verisons (which I have been watching all morning)! I wanted to get something that has enough bass, so this might do. I hope so. After a couple of listens, it's an earworm. #salsa #Gilberto Santa Rosa #finaljams
Jammed: 23rd Aug 2015
by Café Tacuba
Café Tacvba have to be the most massive Mexican Music stars. This video would not play via Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Akpf1ph2o) where it has nearly 93 and a half million hits. There are a few live versions of dubious audio quality on-line. Hey; it's a great song - it has the vibe, the hooks, everything. However, this video creeps me out. Seriously, what were they thinking?
Jammed: 21st Aug 2015
by Holger Czukay
For years now, this comes round the playlists into my headphones and makes me smile. It's jammy. Jammy in the sense of Man on Greasy Truckers volume 2, Jammy as in Television's Marquee Moon, or as in Cobham's The Red Baron... You get the picture: this is groovy, messy, vibey & flowy. It's like a stream of consciousness or something. You can tell when music making is fun and free. Early #80s #unpronouncable
Jammed: 20th Aug 2015
by La Sonora Carruseles
Jammed: 19th Aug 2015
What a time the #70s were! Roger Dean covers, great logos, fantasy escapes to middle earth (or anywhere that wasn't under the cold war threat and petrol rationing). Flared, frayed hem blue jeans & airforce coats, college notes in gasmask bags, rugby shirts with popped collars, long hair, patchouli oil & incense sticks & damp desert boots. Howe at the top of his game - the most singular & weirdly influenced & influential guitar possible ever, man. Bruford & White, Wakeman & Moraz, ah! Squire too. Probably least of all is wee Jon, sounding like a castrated chipmonk from a posh cathedral school, a voice so high your brain can filter it out to allow the beauty & wonder of this band. Yes copied no-one, no-one could copy Yes. The 1st time I heard this, I hated it & didn't understand it. It was foreign, but once familiarity was established, it began to make sense, have structure, it began to earworm its way into the brain, to excite & reward, to amaze & amuse. #progrock at its finest. Enjoy.
Jammed: 18th Aug 2015
by Jethro Tull
DRM restrictions mean I only have a taster here, but - please , instead - click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvLwMrGZiH0 Whenever I get to feel this way, Try to find new words to say, I think about the bad old days We used to know. Nights of winter turn me cold Fears of dying, getting old. We ran the race and the race was won By running slowly. Could be soon we'll cease to sound, Slowly upstairs, faster down. Then to revisit stony grounds, We used to know. Remembering mornings, shillings spent, Made no sense to leave the bed. The bad old days they came and went Giving way to fruitful years. Saving up the birds in hand While in the bush the others land. Take what we can before the man Says it's time to go. Each to his own way I'll go mine. Best of luck in what you find. But for your own sake remember times We used to know.
Jammed: 17th Aug 2015
by The Axis of Awesome
Don't watch this here, click through to YouTube to get the text overlay with all the song names and artists they do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=85&v=5pidokakU4I Enjoy!
Jammed: 16th Aug 2015
by Average White Band
Mid 70s. The Average White Band were on telly. I recorded it via a Philips N1700 video recorder onto a 30 minute 1 inch tape cassette. They were recording the album on a tropic island. Being Scots, they were already sunburned & overdosing on vit D. This track started with bass slides and mis-hits before "clicking together" and taking off. It was so memorable. It conjured up a powerful, aspirational, happy, jet set, sun kissed, lifestyle. Many years later, when it is a warm and sunny evening, and I'm driving with my arm out the window, I slip on a pair of aviators, select this mp3, spin the volume up to "yeah-baby", and believe that I am that man on Atlantic Avenue. #finaljams #sunset #70s
Jammed: 15th Aug 2015
The record company and Prince fell out. Prince did his own thing, so the lawyers told him he no longer owned his name, Prince, anymore. This annoyed him (as it is actually his real name), so he called himself "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince" - more lawyers. Not allowed to use Prince at all. Ferk it, he thought, and went with a symbol. He also lost the rights to his face & had to do interviews behind scarves, veils and masks! He could only make money from gigs (as symbol). He gave Planet Earth away via a UK newspaper to publicise his record breaking series of gigs in London. While Prince was fighting the fight, George Michael simply stopped recording and gigging altogether. Yeah, lawyers and rights are good for music.
Jammed: 14th Aug 2015
by Frank Black
Staring on into night Complete synapse I switched on something I did not see May I leave? I believe I might This sweet collapse Baby, I cannot get me free When you've got your fazer eyes on me Driving on into where I do not know Shores that once were by the sea I'm seeing something that is not there It's so fast it's slow And it's playing with my memory And you've got your fazer eyes on me Accustomed to the frequency of glow, oh yeah You won't be frightened of the real thing After the show
Jammed: 13th Aug 2015
I will miss TIMJ - the ad-free, clear & simple layout, ease of use, & anonymity created a fascinating global social site with hardly a troll. You wanted to follow others to get a good timeline. Some had agendas, like jamming songs from a decade, genre or even key signature (ahem), it was what you made it - a jam a day or a month, listening or sharing, lurking or contributing. It had great potential - that's the sad bit. I could see many possibilities for innovations and tweaks (see my suggestions in the comments below). Oh well. The internet is far from logical.
Jammed: 12th Aug 2015
by Kim Beacon
"...But as these platforms matured and consolidated, streams moved from the web into apps, and more sophisticated licensing and geographic controls meant “sorry, this cannot be played here” messages became the norm rather than the exception.." COPYRIGHT KILLED THE RADIO STAR
Jammed: 10th Aug 2015
by Craig Armstrong & Paul Buchanan
Glasgow double bill - Craig Armstrong OBE and Paul Buchanan (what a heart wrenching vocal!) - and I LOVE this video; London has never looked so beautiful - better than NYC and SF. They probably decided against Glasgow for this on account of the clouds, high winds and driving rain. Everything about this is first class, so I HAD to share it here. Hope you like it as much as me.
Jammed: 8th Aug 2015
by Andy McKee
Tommy Emmanuel had Andy as support in Glasgow's Fruitmarket some years ago. Back then this video was nearly a million, and we were feeling very lucky as we were there for Tommy. This is now at nearly 53 million hits on YT. Now, the chap is skilled, he plays weird guitars, it's geeksville. To be frank, most of it is meh, and his attitude needs work, especially on social media & especially on the subject of so-called piracy and money he thinks ought to be his. All that aside, this is by far and away his best work. Not only is it w**ky guitaryness, it actually is also quite tuneful, melodic even, and memorable - perhaps even an earworm. Oh yes, it can be done. I love this tune, I do, and have enjoyed it for some years now. It's easy enough to learn, & could be the new "Stairway to Heaven"but it's never about that, it's always about inventing it, composing, not playing. He tapped into something special in this tune, please enjoy.
Jammed: 7th Aug 2015
by Tangerine Dream
Defining the #70s in many respects, Tangerine Dream have released over 100 proper albums. On top of that, there're film soundtracks, bootlegs and (of course) Grand Theft Auto. What I thought was TD one day turned out to be Donna Summer's I Feel Love. They were pretty influential. I saw them live at the Glasgow Apollo three times in the mid #1970s with laser shows & a hashhaze. An event, an experience. I have just discovered that Edgar Froese died in January this year. Why am I always the last to know? #RIP Edgar- I liked his guitar on Force Majeure which is why I picked it over the better known stuff from between 1972 and 76. Edgar created instruments and doesn't get the credit he deserves for electronic music, my fave line up was Edgar, Chris Franke and Peter Baumann. Please set aside an album's length of time to listen - even if it's background music... you will definitely be rewarded with some surprises. Enjoy!
Jammed: 5th Aug 2015
The son of TWO Scottish Labour Party Politicians, pop guitarist Johnny McElhone left Altered Images for Hipsway, then after a while he was off forming Texas in the South Side of Glasgow. His child actor son co-starred with Gerald Butler. This is weird in any order you care to take it. Every Ale-Drinking Glaswegian knows this particular song from a tellybox ad aired during Scotland's attempt to win the World Cup in Mexico in 1986. Hence, #bittersweet
Jammed: 4th Aug 2015
by Mischa Maisky
This grabbed my attention when I was a classical guitar student of about 13 or so. The attack at the start, the theme creeping in, the amazing build-up, the wonderfulness of it all. It is still a joy to this day. I have heard so many versions, recorded and live. I picked this one because my preference is for drama and attack from the get-go. #superbness #fantastickle #blowmesocksoff
Jammed: 3rd Aug 2015
by Joe Walsh
I have always loved Joe Walsh's work - from James Gang to Eagles. This is the fabulous Rocky Mountain Way Live At Seville in 1991 playing with Nuno Bettencourt, Brian May, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai (among other great and goods). I relate to Joe; like me he has big hands, and we both like musicality. We also prefer showing orf over showing orf on the guitar. Musicality AND performance over guitargodliness. Not that I'm claiming either for myself, of course, but I prefer Joe's approach as it's just core, organic and honest stuff. And he does sound like Chris Griffin from Family Guy. Enjoy this feast of rock! #70s #1973
Jammed: 2nd Aug 2015
by Status Quo
I know. Status Quo. Huh. How embarrassing! But I can tell you that they were massive in the #1970s - Big hits, sell-out venues, and songs every garage band could cover. The year that Punk really burst onto the scene was when they recorded their live album at the Glasgow Apollo. There was crazy scenes in Glasgow that night. Legend has it that this gig made the old building structurally unsound! I can believe it; I had seen for myself the way the top balcony moved when crowds were stamping their feet. All it needed was a night of Status Quo piledriving. Anyway, I wasn't there, but I did have a chat and mess about with the band at the Albany hotel & I was well impressed with them as people (& stunned by the groupies' behaviour). #Glasgow #Apollo #LiveIsBest #70s
Jammed: 1st Aug 2015
This is a great wee earworm. I said I would jam something else of Stromae's. This is it. I saw it first with subs on YT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc then I got to dig da choon, the video is funny in its own right. He makes a great dummy! #enjoy
Jammed: 30th Jul 2015
by Ann Peebles
I remember this was the first bass line I had to learn for a live gig in a mad hurry. This is one of those songs that lets the singer show off. I'd be amazed at what they could pull off during a live gig - stuff that was unrehearsed, risky business. The result is that I look forward to hearing what bands and singers do with this song, it's never the same twice. This is the original, and she does a Sean Connery impersonation! #classic #shtand #peeblesperson
Jammed: 29th Jul 2015
by Eric Gale
There was a short time when the world liked mild, classy jazz. Spyro Gyra (Morning Dance) and The Crusaders (Street Life), Tom Scott's Starsky & Hutch Theme, Larry Carlton's Hill Street Blues, and Bob James's Angela theme from Taxi. LA Law, Cheers, Ally McBeal... it was everywhere. And this from Eric Gale. I noticed the rabbits on the sleeve, and "got" why it was called Multiplication - and then I realised why this track was called Morning Glory. Stop sniggering at the back. Gale was instantly recognisable, he played sax lines, his legatos no longer than a breath. It is a sharp, clean sound, minimalist, but dominant. Jazzy, but not fiddly and fussy. Sure, he had the skills to play on over 500 albums by major artists as one of the world's greatest session musicians, he just showed off when it was musically appropriate. He's a guitarist's guitarist - he can remind you of enjoying the feel, the vibe, the tone, of being part of it, of breathing properly and phrasing the lines #ericgale
Jammed: 28th Jul 2015
by Cado Belle
With an E. Belle. Whoever uploaded this to YT needs a proofreader. Anyhoo. Scottish Soul at it's finest. Maggie Reilly's cracking vocal, Colin Tully's Gregory's Girl sax, Alan Darby's wonderful guitarwork (great live too). This is a bit over-produced to be honest. It is lovely and has the "high production values" of major artistes, but this band was better live, where they had a simpler, cleaner, edge. #1976
Jammed: 27th Jul 2015
by Robin Trower
One of my all-time-faves. This is a big sound for three people to make. This is a moody, sultry hot piece of music. It's like a musical sirocco. Dewar's manly worldly wise vocal, Trower's Hendrix flicks and sweeps, Reg Isidore's unobtrusive percussion - all blend to create a real atmosphere. For a rock blues based trio, this was a surprising yet brilliant new direction in the early #70s. Great times. Please enjoy.
Jammed: 26th Jul 2015
by Golden Earring
Well now, this totally lit up a school disco back in the day. The place sprang to life, Killer Queen, Hocus Pocus, and this cut through the Rollers, Slade, Sweet and 50s nostalgia like a hot knife through butter. It might not have aged all that well, but it was edgy enough for wee teens in big trousers and high shoes ;) @21schizoid I'm looking at you.
Jammed: 24th Jul 2015
by The Blues Brothers
Belushi and Aykroyd, John and Dan, Jake and Elwood. The Blues Brothers. Every so often something just comes along and clicks into the culture like it belonged. The sheer weight of people in that film, the stars, the musicians, the whole shebang, is epic and amazing. The rest of the world didn't get SNL. Animal House to The Blues Bros is only a few years, John died way too young -just out of his 20s really. Dan went on to superb things, but still, that short burst of late 70s creativity blew everyone away, and there's been nothing like it since, not really. Or am I just an old grump? Anyway, this is a fab lil' ditty, and always a good jam to warm any band up anywhere anytime. From one grid city to another, Glasgow to Chicago, for tonite only, the fabulous Blues Brothers. I thank you.
Jammed: 22nd Jul 2015
by Lowell George
Little Feat and Lowell George. Great music, sunny times. Transitioned me into adulthood. Sad when Lowell died. His solo album, Thanks I'll Eat it Here, is all killer songs, of which this is one that resonated with my teenage procrastinations. I think I was putting off growing up or something deep. Anyhoo. Enjoy the delicious voice of Mr George...
Jammed: 21st Jul 2015
by Radio Stars
Who remembers this little ditty from back in the day? I still have the single with the picture sleeve. Ian MacLeod's guitar is nice and punky, and filled the floor in many a church and scout hall disco. Pre-dating and predicting what kids do with cameraphones these days, what with rude selfies and who-knows-what. Your Truly, Signed, Peeved of Surbiton. PS Down with that sort of thing. #ooer
Jammed: 20th Jul 2015
by Leslie West
I wanted Mountain, but I got this wonderful thing instead thanks to restrictions on playing through TIMJ. Their loss, our gain. How good is this? How blasé and on point is Leslie? BIG LOVE for this - wish I has been there!
Jammed: 19th Jul 2015
My 8 year old son was singing this while playing in his room. Everyone is impressed with Stromae since Formidable hit facebook last year. I am only now getting on board. From the stuff I have heard and seen on-line, he really is worth checking out.
Jammed: 18th Jul 2015
This is another over-the-top & very, very popular German offering - from the delightful Love is for everyone album (Liebe ist für alle da) by New German Hardness (Neue Deutsche Härte) band: Rammestein have sold nearly four million records in Germany, getting gold & platinum in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Norway, Sweden, & Finland.
Jammed: 17th Jul 2015
by Dschinghis Khan
No 1 in Oz for over a month, 4th in The Eurovision, and it allegedly has a strange and powerful hold over Germans of all ages right to this very day. Apparently DJs sneak it on to ferret out the Krauts as they cannot help themselves from the dancing and singing along to this one. #secretweapon #discopower
Jammed: 16th Jul 2015
by Richard Harris
On the Simpsons last night, Homer pretended to be a telephone call queueing system by singing Wichita Lineman and a bit of MacArthur Park. My wife did not believe me when I sang along. "No way is that a proper song; the lyrics are ridiculous!" she declared. "All the sweet, green icing flowing down...Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take it, because it took so long to bake it, and I'll never have that recipe again, oh no!". So I found it online, and - if you can get past the 1st few verse-choruses, you may hear influences for Live and Let Die and the pa-pa-pa cinema advert tune for Pearl and Dean...and loads more! Good clean fun for all the family". #wetcake #cheesecakeintherain
Jammed: 15th Jul 2015
Apparently this is an unreleased studio version with an extended Kossoff solo. But I just found out, FOUR months late, that bassist Andy Fraser is dead. He wrote Alright Now and this gem too. This is therefore a tribute to a bass player with his own unique style and particular voice. #rip
Jammed: 13th Jul 2015
That's a big gig. Then again, this is the biggest band from Japan probably ever. They have several best-ofs and also have offshoot projects that are quite interesting too - D'ARK~EN~CIEL and P'UNK~EN~CIEL. For some unknown reason, they are not terribly well known in the UK. Enjoy & spread the word.
Jammed: 12th Jul 2015
by Robert Palmer
I worked in a record shop on Saturdays (years ago, obviously), and they played Clues a LOT, and I grew to love it, this track, though, is a slow burner, a sneaky earworm. Enjoy!
Jammed: 10th Jul 2015
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