Monday, October 31, 2011
If you've followed my blog you'll be well aware that my focus has been in educating the globe about local music from the Seattle, Wa. area where I reside. At the request of Matt from Light In The Attic records i'm going to hold off on some of them as they will be featured on my forthcoming Wheedles Groove 7" box set and compilation album/cd. By chance my friend Greasy of the DUG crew came across a 45 by a local area artist named Roger Filgo. Upon learning of this release I started digging for a copy with no luck in scoring one. Greasy eventually passed his copy off to me for my local archives. While searching for some info. on this particular recording I found that he was a session player in town that has passed away. I also, found out that there was a second 45 he recorded after the one Greasy had discovered. It never ends, just when I think I know or have all the local stuff something new pops up! This was recorded in 1977 for the Star Step records label and has a much more electric synth vibe than his earlier funk organ grinder work out.
Roger Filgo - "Give It Up"
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I had a long time homie (20 + years) "Sam Sneke" of the DVS Crew (Dropping Vicious Style) hook my new Levis denim jacket up today. I tried writing in the mid 80's and it was clear I'm not a graffiti artist! Although, my tags were definitely all city. I still have my two original jackets from the 80's that "Could One" from T.U.A (The Unusual Artists) did for me. There couldn't have been a better name for their crew. Seriously...... Anyway I have those jackets in storage and will pull them out and post pics of them on here soon.