Friday, 15 April 2016

Thanks, Thanking's and Go Raibh Maith Agat's.....

Just a quick post to say thanks very much to "The World's Smooth Jazz Radio Station since 2000!" and 'Sound Fusion Radio' (London) for adding a number of tracks to their playlist. 

Thanks to Aja at UK based Jazz & Soul radio show 'Ketch A Vibe' for featuring 'Stop, Start, Rewind' off the new E.P. on their April 14th edition of the show. The podcast of which can be check'd out at the following link : Ketch A Vibe 282, April 14th.

The show is syndicated each week to the following radio stations.

BluesJazz Radio (NC/ USA)
XRP Radio (Birmingham UK)
Play FM (Austria) 
Electric Lion Radio (London UK)
Cruise FM (London UK)
Impact Radio (Italy)
Hearthis (Germany)

Also, thanks very much to Wayne Fleming for featuring various tracks on his 'T-Phunk Funk, Soul & Northern Soul Show' on TCRFM 92.3 (Ireland) the last two weeks. Much appreciated indeed.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Stop, Start, Rewind E.P. ....

The Near Future

Well here it is, the third Near Future E.P. and the follow up to twenty-fourteens 'Atoms for Henrietta (Spinning Carousels In Her Mind)'....

'Stop, Start, Rewind'

A twenty-one minute long Trip-Hop journey that takes place inside your grandfathers vintage nineteen-seventies video-cassette-recorder. There's slap bass, crashing sounds of industrial machinery, minimalist piano patterns, WWII air-raid sirens, funky wha-wha guitars, Native American war cries and an apocalyptic string quartet to name but a few. All of which gradually veer off into some old school Funk and a nice little slice of grandma's favorite chilled out Jazz-Funk Fusion.

Just press play below and away we go.....

Additionally, if you feel compelled to add 'Stop, Start, Rewind' to your own personal 
music collection, you can do so by purchasing it from The Near Future! Bandcamp page, at the following link.... Click me, you know you wanna

Sunday, 28 February 2016

The Patterns Keep Repeating, While The Drums They Keep On Beating....

Hello Twenty-Sixteen,
How you been getting on so far?

Really, sweet.. 

Me? Yea, I'm good. Just finished this new Minimalist, Trip-Hop track called, 
'The Patterns Keep Repeating, While The Drums They Keep On Beating'. Check it out later if you like.

You going to the 'Irish Garden Snails Exhibition' this weekend at The Hunt Museum?

Cool, yea, talk to yea there.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Potato Peelings and Sentimental Feelings III....

Here at 'Potato Print Productions', "the alternative greeting card company that say's the things mainstream greeting card companies won't." We've yet again been busy expanding our range of cards for a new year, in order to cater to a wider array of antisocial and dysfunctional needs. Needs both you and your loved one's may pleasantly find the solution to within our ever expanding range. Below are a sample 
of some of our new cards for the coming year..... 





If you find that any of the above cards meet your 'socially obligated' needs and are suitably sentimental for your most treasured of family and personal occasions. They can be found as part of a much wider selection of cards available for purchase at.....

Happy Christmas!!!

Friday, 14 August 2015


Here's a new 'Alternative / Funk Rock' track called 'Firefly'. It's short and sweet, with a bunch of shimmery Spanish guitars, some Slap Bass and a little horn section to boot.

Talk to yea later.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

'Every Ending Is A New Beginning.... Stepping Into The Near Future!'....

Here's a brand new laid back and chilled out piece of 'Jazz Funk' fusion entitled, 'Every Ending Is A New Beginning.... Stepping Into The Near Future!'.....

Thanks very much to UK based Jazz & Soul radio show 'Ketch A Vibe' for featuring 'Every Ending Is A New Beginning.... Stepping Into The Near Future!' on their June 13th edition of the show. 

The show is syndicated each week to the following radio stations.

BluesJazz Radio (NC/ USA)
The Coast Radio  (NJ /USA) 
XRP Radio (Birmingham UK)
Samurai FM (Japan) 
Digest Music Radio (Montenegro ME)
Play FM (Austria) 
Electric Lion Radio (London UK)
Cruise FM (London UK & Spain)
Impact Radio (Italy)
Gaudeamus FM 93,6 FM (UK, Eastern Europe, Lithuania)

Guest Shows & Mixes on :

Radio Cardiff FM (Wales)
Radio Krimi (France)
Canora Radio (Madrid, Spain)
Pulse FM (UK)
Rhythm & Soul Radio (USA)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

In Memory of Father J. Franklin....

So, very exciting news, as I'm sure all you vinyl junkies can relate to, I finally got my hands on an original copy of an extremely hard to find Funk album I've been looking for, for ages.... 'Father Jezebel Franklin & his All-Star Altar Boys'. 

Released on a small, obscure County Sligo record label, 'Demon Records', which has long ceased operations. This Nineteen Sixty Eight long-player was the first and only release from 'Christian Funk' pioneer Father Jezebel Franklin, a Roman Catholic priest from the parish of Knockmore, near Lough Conn in County Mayo.

Father J. Franklin, as well as being the local parishioner and pillar of the community, was also a well seasoned musician. And with his live band the 'All-Star Altar Boys' he took the visceral, sexual Funk groove's of James Brown and fussed them with the moral, spiritual teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. A powerful combination that took the late Nineteen Sixties, Connaught Showband scene by storm for a number of months. Particularly during the Nineteen Sixty Eight period of Lent.


Below is a .wav file of 'Loose With Her Juice' ripped from the vinyl record

As a humble, retiring and devout member of the cloth, very little is know about Father Jezebel Franklin. He appears to receive production credits on 'Demon Records' Nineteen Sixty Nine release, 'The Singing Sister's of The Catholic Ladies Institute of Theology (C.L.I.T)'. A religious recording of the now dispelled County Kerry monastic order's choir. But after this Father J. Franklin seem's to disappear totally from the world of recorded music.

Irish Music

According to local sources Father Jezebel Franklin continued to perform live with various lineup's of the 'All-Star Altar Boys' for a number of years. But unfortunately, like many of the great County Mayo Jazz and Funk musician's of the period, Father Franklin was drawn into the dark and dangerous world of drug addiction. Local new's archives from the period state Father Franklin died as a result of a heroin overdoes on the 2nd of June, Nineteen Seventy Two, "behind Misses Gleeson's cake and bun stand at the Knockmore Village Summer Fair". A sad and untimely demise for the originator and purveyor of 'Christian Funk'.

R.I.P 'Father Jezebel Franklin'
7th of September, 1938 - 2nd of June, 1972.

(Funeral mass card courtesy of Knockmore parishioner Bridget Bernadette Kelly)