Britain’s top Swing band | The Ivor & Basil Kirchin Band – Drum Fire Dance | video

What Ho! It’s Britain’s top Swing band! Not from now but from then. And by then I mean circa 1957.

Featuring jazz arsonist Basil Kirchin (in his “prisoner of rhythm” phase) and Daddy K aka Ivor Kirchin, looking like groovy bank-manager. Watch out because this contains all the saxophones: baby saxophone, more saxophones and also big daddy bass saxophone. Also includes a quintuplet-O-trumpets but they all look the same. Ivor does some mighty conducting. He will not give you an unsecured personal loan to buy that caravan you’ve always wanted but he will swing, swing, swing! Basil plays dem drums without mercy thus they catch fire and everyone gets pretty hot. He ends up engulfed in a jazz conflagration. Spoiler alert: he survives and goes on to a decades long career of eccentric musical greatness.

If you even glance at this you have to listen to our whole Basil Kirchin show, BASIL The Kirshin Experience. It’s the law…of jazz.

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PMB S03E04 Shapes (Michael Cole/Michael Jessett, Sellorekt/LA Dreams, i am robot and proud, The Pierre Arvay Orchestra, Jez Butler, John Baker, [PHYSICS], Bernie Green & His Orchestra, Harmonic 33, Griff, Csum, Acts Travel, N99, Our Albert)

PMB S03E04 ShapesWe’ve neglected the world of geometry for far too long and so this week we thought it time we brought you the latest developments in shapes.

Most of the tracks on the show are about specific polygons and, because we like to order the world around us, the tracks about polygons are played with an increasing number of sides. We leave it to you, dear listener, to predict the upper limit to which we soar!

WARNING: An assertion in the first part of this show could bring the world of mathematics crashing to the ground.


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The Music

1. Words And Music by Michael Cole and Michael Jessett: Shapes from Fingerbobs Buy on Amazon
2. Sellorekt/LA Dreams: Scan Lines from Scan Lines Buy
3. i am robot and proud: Circles from Touch/Tone Buy on Amazon
4. The Pierre Arvay Orchestra: The Glass Triangle from Music While You Watch Buy on Amazon
5. Jez Butler: Square One from The Lighter Side Of Concrete Buy on Amazon
6. John Baker: Square Two from The John Baker Tapes Volume 1 Buy on Amazon
7. [PHYSICS]: Isosceles Trapezoid from Spectramorphic Iridescence Buy
8. Bernie Green & His Orchestra: Pentagon from Futura Buy on Amazon
9. Harmonic 33: The Shapeshifter from Music For Film, Television & Radio, Volume 1 Buy on Amazon
10. Griff: Theme From Hexagon from Interstate Buy
11. Csum: Heptagon 2 from Rotten Morgen Buy
12. Acts Travel: Octagon from Ephesus – Audio Walking Tour Buy on Amazon
13. N99: Nonagon from N:/1997/ Buy on Amazon
14. Our Albert: Hendecagon from 11xEleven Buy

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For shape enthusiasts young and old, here is the Learning Resources Primary Shapes Template Set a colourful set of plastic templates which you can press into service should you find yourself needing to draw a small triangle.

















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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – HARAJUKU IYAHOI | Cossack biz | Video

Dreams can come true, especially if your dreams are: Dear Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, please incorporate dancing tree peeps and some sort of person sized strutting polka dot hand nonsense in your next song. Also please bring shoes to life. And let’s get some fist pumping cossack folk business on the go.

Watch out for multiple KPPs in the video. Good news, science guys are cloning KPP and soon every home will have one. She can hang about the house being surreal and arm-dancing.

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