FLY BY NIGHT 186

Fly By Night: Beatnik Youth
Steve The Fly is spotlighting the new vinyl release of John Sinclair’s Beatnik Youth album from IronMan Records in England, produced by Youth and featuring the late great Howard Marks on the opening cut, plus sides by Sonny Rollins, Sun Ra, the Miles Davis Sextet, Eddie Jefferson, Selah Ragab, and Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, and a closing cut from Sinclair’s Mohawk album in honor of the late great Lee Bridges—The Cannabis Poet.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BEATNIK YOUTH
FLY BY NIGHT 186
Steve The Fly, Sarwar Studios, Cross Keys, Wales, November 20, 2016 [SFBN-0186]
[01] John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth: War On Drugs featuring Howard Marks
[02] Sonny Rollins: Til There Was You
[03] Sun Ra: The Other Side Of Time
[04] John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth: Sitarrtha
[05] Miles Davis: Blue In Green
[06] John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth: Do It
[07] Eddie Jefferson: Come Along With Me
[08] John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth: Brilliant Corners
[09] Selah Ragab: Naveen
[10] Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson: Gangster of Love
[11] John Sinclair: relaxin’ with lee
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels
Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam
Special thanks to Sarwar and to Mark Sampson for the Beatnik Youth vinyl
© 2016 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/fly-by-night-beatnik-youth/

FLY BY NIGHT WITH STEVE THE FLY 04

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 04

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 04

The Fly is finishing up the night at the Café Belgique with music by Art Blakey, Otis Rush, Tribe, Shuggie Otis, Lee Perry & Adrian Sherwood, Slayer, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Miles Davis, John Sinclair & Ed Moss, Magic Sam, and Brother Jack McDuff.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FLY BY NIGHT WITH STEVE THE FLY 04
Café Belgique, Amsterdam, January 20, 2012 [FA-0004]
[01] Art Blakey: Oscalypso
[02] Otis Rush: Working Man
[03] Tribe: A New Day
[04] Shuggie Otis: Freedom Flight
[05] Lee Perry & Adrian Sherwood: Wake Up Call
[06] Slayer: Reigning Blood
[07] Junior Wells: Early In The Morning
[08] Otis Rush: All Your Love
[09] Miles Davis: Excerpt
[10] John Sinclair with Ed Moss & the Society Jazz Orchestra: Steps > Spectrum > LUYAH! The Glorious Step
[12] Magic Sam: Everything Gonna Be Alright
[13] Closing Music: Brother Jack McDuff: Goodnight, It’s Time To Go
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels
Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam
© 2012 Steve Pratt & The John Sinclair Foundation

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/fly-by-night-with-steve-the-fly-04/

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 01

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 01

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 01

DJ Fly Agaric 23 with music by Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Larks, Lowell Fulson, Magic Sam, Shuggie Otis, Horace Andy, Lee Perry & Adrian Sherwood, The Mad Professor, Thelonious Monk, Tribe, James Brown, and The Meters

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
FLY BY NIGHT WITH STEVE THE FLY 01
Café Belgique, Amsterdam, January 20, 2012 [FA-0001]
DJ Steve The Fly spinning at the Café Belgique in Amsterdam on the night of January 20, 2012…Part One.

FLY BY NIGHT 01
[01] Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program > Old Fashioned Disc Jockey
[02] Junior Wells: Snatch It Back & Hold It
[03] Otis Rush: Can’t Wait No Longer
[04] Sonny Boy Williamson: Keep It To Yourself
[05] The Larks: Fattening Frogs For Snakes
[06] Lowell Fulson: You Got To Do Me Right
[07] Magic Sam: Same Old Blues
[08] Junior Wells: Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man
[09] Sonny Boy Williamson: Don’t Lose Your Eye
[10] Shuggie Otis: One Day At A Time
[11] Horace Andy: Angel Dub
[12] Lee Perry & Adrian Sherwood: Yellow Fever
[13] Mad Professor:
[14] Thelonious Monk Quartet: Rhythm-A-Ning
[15] Tribe: Beneficient
[16] James Brown: Man In The Mirror
[17] Tribe: Space II
[18] The Meters: Just Kissed My Baby
[19] Closing Music: Tribe: Son Of Tribe

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced & recorded by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels
Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam
© 2012 Steve Pratt. Used with oermission.

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/fly-by-night-with-steve-the-fly-01/

Steve Fly’s Saturnalia

Steve Fly’s Saturnalia

Steve Fly’s Saturnalia

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 61

Steve Fly’s Saturnalia
Fly Agaric Studio, Amsterdam, December 23, 2009 [VV-0061]
The last few weeks I’ve witnessed John Sinclair programming spontaneous radio shows across the table from me. John made a number of shows that knocked me off my stool so I figured it was my duty as DJ Fly Agaric to respond with a festive selection of tunes. The tracks were selected from my LP collection, recorded Wednesday 22nd December 2009 on a H4 Zoom Recorder.

PLAYLIST 61
[00] Baba Israel > Detroit Life Radio ID
[01] Darlene Love: Marshmallow World
[02] Channel One Studio: Ballistic Affair version
[03] Miles Davis: Round About Midnight
[04] Bobby Lester & the Moonglows: Hey Santa Claus
[05] Clark-Boland Big Band: Sakara
[06] Fel Kuti: Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am
[07] The Larks: I Ain’t Fattening No Frogs For Snakes
[08] The Ronettes: Sleigh Ride
[09] Jimmy Reed: Rockin’ with Reed
[10] Marcus Belgrave: Glue Finger (Part 2)
[11] James Brown: Don’t Tell a Lie about Me
[12] Bob Marley: No Water
[13] Rage Against the Machine: Killing In The Name
[14] Baba Israel > Detroit Life Radio ID

Produced, edited & assembled by DJ Fly Agaric 23
Vinyl spun on two Vestax turntables & recorded on Zoom H4 recorder
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Larry Hayden
Special thanks to Steve “Fly” Agaric & a Merry Xmas to all.
© 2009, 2011 The John Sinclair Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
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John Sinclair Radio Show #338

Please visit my blog: FATTENING BLOGS FOR SNAKES. Dedicated to the music, writing and social activism of John Sinclair, love, steve.

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John Sinclair Radio Show #338

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John Sinclair Radio Show #338

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
Café The Zen
Saturday, August 22, 2010 @ 2:00-3:00 am [20-1034]
Amsterdam, NL.

Our program this week emanates from Café The Zen in Amsterdam where we’ve been based all week with the New Orleans action painter called Frenchy and 101 Runners pianist Tom Worrell plus guitarist Vincent Pino (from Venezuela), drummer Steve Fly (UK) and bassist-engineer Leslie Lopez (Puerto Rico)—the International Blues Scholars. We’re listening to music we made here at Studio Zen on Monday night (16) and at the 420 Café on Wednesday (18), where we were joined by Chris Jones (New Orleans) on bongos during his brief visit to Amsterdam, and we’ve got a few records to add by Alberta Adams & the Planet D Nonet, Kermit Ruffins, Lenny Bruce on airplane glue, and Brother Jack McDuff. Rasdan makes a brief recorded announcement from Café The Zen while he presently languishes in a Dutch jail waiting to be deported back to Suriname for lack of proper paperwork. Free Rasdan!

Playlist 338
[01] Opening Music: Tom Worrell & the International Blues Scholars: Tipitina
[02] John Sinclair Intro Comments with Larry Hayden & Steve Fly
[03] Ras Dan: Pasa Ding De Café Zen
[04] John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars: Louisiana Blues
[05] John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars: The Delta Sound
[06] John Sinclair Comments & Conversation with Larry Hayden & Steve Fly
[07] Alberta Adams & Planet D Nonet: Say Baby Say
[08] Kermit Ruffins: I Got a Treme Woman
[09] Lenny Bruce: Airplane Glue
[10] Brother Jack McDuff: Smut
[11] John Sinclair Comments & Conversation with Larry Hayden & Steve Fly
[12] Closing Music: John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars: friday the 13th > monk in orbit > my buddy

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Posted by Larry Hayden
Executive Producer: Larry Hayden
Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Frenchy, Tom Worrell, Vincent Pino, Steve Fly & Leslie Lopez—Leslie Lopez, The Man
© 2010 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-338/

DJ FLY AGARIC & JOHN SINCLAIR CELEBRATE JOHN COLTRANE EQUINOX 2009

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-282/

Fly Agaric Studio > Bohemian National Home –
Friday, September 18, 2009 @ 1:00-2:00 am [John Sinclair Radio Show #28220-0982]
Amsterdam, NL. > Detroit, US.


This episode is a birthday salute to John Coltrane and a bow to the Vernal Equinox with music by John Coltrane selected by Steve “Fly” Agaric 23 at his Oosterpark studio in Amsterdam and programmed by John Sinclair at the Bohemian National Home in Detroit. As Fly says, “Happy Vernal Equinox, or around about, please enjoy this good energy mix in celebration of the music and birth of John Coltrane. Thanks, John!”

Playlist #282

[01] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Welcome
[02] John Coltrane: Equinox
[03]. John Coltrane: Blues Minor
[04] John Coltrane: Crescent
[05] John Coltrane: All or Nothing at All
[06] Miles Davis: ‘Round About Midnight
[07] John Coltrane: The Drum Thing
[08] John Coltrane: Spiritual

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Music selected in Amsterdam by Steve “Fly” Agaric 23
Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair in Detroit
Posted by Larry Hayden
Executive Producer: Larry Hayden

© 2009 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-282/

JOHN SINCLAIR: The Hardest Working Poet in Show Business.

John Sinclair, the – John Sinclair, invited me to join in his gathering of mental patients at the 420′ cafe during the first new light of the winter solstice. As ever we had a funky-good time – i had a problem speaking at first due to a joint lodged in my mouth that wouldn’t budge. Try saying “New York Skunk” with a Joint in your gob. Also i sparked up the reefer before the official opening toke moment! agh, that broke my rhythm a little. John’s tireless output of work grows on a monthly basis like a counter to the U.S debt of imagination, a stream of new blogs, fresh radio shows, book launches, poetry readings, book and poetry writings, edits, and meetings with his publishers and friends, not to mention his family, daughters and grand daughters, all equally illuminated in his daily thoughts. The following is lifted directly from his website-webblog. PLEASE visit it and pay attension to his writings, He writes from his rich, encyclopedic experiences in easy to comprehend sentences. Read him.

I have started a few different articles inspired, influenced and directly reflecting my interpretations of John’s poetry, prose’, music and cultural impact. Some of these are posted here at this ACRILLIC blog. I’ll be adding more as i edit the material and get around to posting it. Also, expect some new DJ FLY, DJ mixe’s and radio shows in the near future, John has been encouraging us to make show’s….

http://johnsinclair.us/10for2/

“The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
John Sinclair Radio Show 241
420 Café, Amsterdam
Monday, December 22, 2008 @ 11:00-12:00 pm [20-0861]

Larry Hayden and Steve Fly and I gathered at the 420 Café this fine Monday evening before Christmas to celebrate our existence, enjoy some Opening Tokes of New York Skunk, shoot the shit and play some music by Radio I Ching, the Howlin’ Diablos, Harmonica Shah, Little Junior Cannady, the Butler Twins, Detroit featuring Mitch Ryder, the Up, Uprising, and the great James Semark with John Dana & Ronnie Johnson from the Detroit Artists Workshop around this time of year in 1964. Merry Christmas, everybody!

Playlist 241

[01] Opening Music: Radio I Ching: Radio Groove
[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Tokes with Steve Fly
[03] Howlin’ Diablos: Back Door Santa
[04] Harmonica Shah: The Life of Every Party
[05] Little Junior Cannady: Everybody Likes What I Got
[06] Butler Twins: Might As Well
[07] John Sinclair Conversation with Steve Fly
[08] Detroit featuring Mitch Ryder: Rock & Roll
[09] Up: Come On
[10] Uprising: Long Hard Road
[11] John Sinclair Conversation with Steve Fly
[12] James Semark: John Coltrane Rhythm Ballad for All
[13] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro
[14] Closing Music: Howlin’ Diablos: X-Mas in Jail
[15] Baba Israel Outro > RFA Tag

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Recorded & posted by Larry Hayden
Executive Producer: Larry Hayden
Special thanks to Steve Fly at the 420 Café

Looking at my logs for 2008 at the end of the year I was gassed to think back on all the places I’d made episodes of the show during the year, starting and ending at the 420 Café and hitting other Amsterdam spots like the Rock-It Coffeeshop on the Nieuwmarkt, The Dolphins by the Leidseplein, Coffeeshop Basjoe, Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg, Hempshopper on the Singel canal, Overtoom 301, OCCII, and the Cannabis College.

On my travels I made programs at WWOZ Radio, Piety Street Recording, Handa Wanda’s, and in the streets of New Orleans on Mardi Gras; at the Butchers inn, No Cover Studio, the Holice P. Woods Studio, the Jazz Loft and the Bohemian National Home in Detroit; SkyDog Tower in Paris; Tokyo Hipsters Club and the Ooze Charm Coffeeshop in Tokyo; the ZXZW Festival in Tillburg and Megaplaten in Utrecht, NL; Pheasant Hollow Winery in Wittenburg IL; Common Ground on the Hill and the Roots Music & Arts Festival in Westminster MD; Piazza del Erbe and Cafe Mentelocale at the International Poetry Festival in Genoa; Lee Harris’ Croft in East Anglia UK and a ton of shows in London including the HeadPress Bunker, Royal Festival Hall, City Inn Art Cafe, CafÈ Oto, World’s End Tavern, Raindance Film Festival HQs, Biddle Bros. Bar, Second Layer Records, Rough Trade Records, Bamalama Poster Shop, Big Green Books, Waterstones Books and Resonance Radio at The Foundry.

Man! No wonder they call me the Hardest Working Poet in Show Business. That’s covering a lot of ground for a man who made 67 years old last October 2nd, if I do say so myself.

I was enjoying a very relaxing holiday season at my new residence in Amsterdam near the Oosterpark where Steve Fly & Sweet Jane have made a room for me when all of a sudden both of my hosts were gone to visit their families in England and Norway, respectively, and I was all alone on Christmas Eve. To keep from getting lonely I thought I should begin a major year-end-type project and, after bringing all my files as up-to-date as I could manage, I took on the exhilarating task of assembling a new book from my 44-year treasure trove of writings.

For some years now I’ve wanted to make a book of my writings from and about New Orleans called Mardi Gras to the World, and once I put my nose to the grindstone I had a ball digging out everything I could find in my files, knocking the dust off, up-dating and beating up the writing a little bit and stitching the pieces together to make up a fairly coherent compendium of stories from 1976-2008, as follows:

MARDI GRAS TO THE WORLD
By John Sinclair
A HeadPress Book

[01] Mardi Gras to the World: Running the Streets of the Crescent City
[02] Make A Joyful Noise: New Orleans Calling
[03] Keeping Jazz Funerals Alive: Brass Bands & Backstreet Culture
[04] Big Chief Got A Golden Crown: The Wild Indians of New Orleans
[05] The Bach of Rock: Professor Longhair
[06] Stone Originators: Dave Bartholomew & Earl Palmer
[07] How Long Must I Wait? Tommy Ridgley
[08] Soul Queen of New Orleans: Irma Thomas
[09] Give Me My Flowers Now: Johnny Adams
[10] Unsung Heroes: Chuck Carbo, Eddie Bo, Deacon John, Snooks Eaglin
[11] Ain’t Gonna Be No Stopping: Ernie K-Doe
[12] The Wolfman Is at Your Door: Walter “Wolfman” Washington
[13] Fiyo on the Bayou: The Meters
[14] Yellow Moon Rising: The Neville Brothers
[15] Prophets with Honor: Harold Battiste & Wardell Quezergue
[16] Turn On Your Volume Baby: New Orleans on the Radio
[17] Record Men of the ’90s: Carlo Ditta, Gary Edwards, Harris Rea
[18] Remember Me? Roland Stone
[19] Louisiana Medicine Man: Coco Robicheaux
[20] Invitation to a Ghost Dance: White Buffalo Prayer
[21] Carrying It On: Updating the Traditions
[22] A Very Joyful Kind of Thing: The New Orleans Nightcrawlers
[23] Born with the Funk: Davell Crawford
[24] Jazz Funk from the Future: Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe
[25] 21st Century Blues: Chris Thomas King
[26] Wade in the Water: Notes from New Orleans After the Flood
[27] Go Get Your Big Chief: Mardi Gras in New Orleans 2008
[28] Provenance & Publishing Credits

© 2009 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved. – http://johnsinclair.us/10for2/