Friday, 14 August 2015

Firefly....

Here's a new 'Instrumental 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.



Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.

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)


Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.

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.

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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.

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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)  



Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Claymore Wants to Get Laid More....

So I was talking to my good friend Claymore the other day. He's a really sound guy and we go back a long way. He was telling me he recently created a profile on the dating website 'Plenty of Fish', but wasn't really having much luck so far. So I figured I'd do what any good, well intentioned, interfering friend would do and take it upon myself to share his profile on my blog without asking his permission. 

If your a young woman or know of a young woman who's looking for a really sweet, sincere fellow with a heart of gold, then take the time to click on little old Claymore's profile below. He's a catch!




If you find you take a shine to Claymore or if your just up for a free fish and chip at The Golden Grill do give him a shout over at 'Plenty of Fish', I'm sure he'd be delighted to hear from you. But don't tell him you saw his profile here, he's a very sensitive little fellow at times.... 

Anyway's, I'm off to practise me some Slap Bass! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Potato Peelings and Sentimental Feelings II....



Here at 'Potato Print Productions', "the alternative greeting card company that say's the things mainstream greeting card companies won't." We've been busy expanding our range of cards for 2015, 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..... 


THE TERMINALLY ILL 'GET WELL SOON' CARD





Here's a card for those of you that are worried about a friend or relative dealing with suicidal thoughts.....

THE SUICIDAL CHRISTMAS CARD





THE 'I'M SORRY' APOLOGIES CARD






THE 'DOMESTIC ABUSE' WEDDING THANK YOU CARD






And finally, here's a card for those of you dealing with or who know someone dealing with casual substance abuse....

THE 'MASHED POTATOES' BIRTHDAY CARD





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 New Year!

Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.


Saturday, 22 November 2014

'It's Evolution.... Shamans, Warrior Chiefs and Medicine Men'....

New Trip-Hop track entitled 'It's Evolution....'. Taking inspiration from the Shamans, Warrior Chiefs and Medicine Men of Native America. This one's got a nice dirty little bass line, so crank it up good and loud!



Till next time....

Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.

Monday, 21 July 2014

'Stop, Start, Rewind.'....

This one took a while, but I've just finished my first new track since the last new track. It's got a lovely little string section, a 1970's JVC HR-3300 video cassette recorder and lot's of terrible smashie sounds. For best effect, it should be listened to loudly on speakers, unless you've a small child or pet in the general vicinity. In which case it should be listened to loudly on headphones! 



Enjoy!

Peace Out...
F. Strasbourg.

[ Thanks to 'Limerick Sounds' and 'Trip-Hop-Monterrey' for sharing the track ]