“Ramalama boogaloo wang dang doodle…”

In a tradition that celebrates its 10th Birthday this year, BP Fallon yet again leaps on a plane from New York to bring Ireland and the globe into the New Year live from Dublin on TodayFM. Yes, as we hurtle into a new decade, BP’s Wang Dang Doodle Into 2010 on New Year’s Eve – counting us into the next twelve months – will be ten years old on New Year’s Eve. Symmetry.

New Year’s Eve!
BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle Into 2010
Live from the Dublin studios of TodayFM
9pm Dec 31st 2009 to 1am Jan 1st 2010 GMT
Four hours of mainline boogaloo
Countdown to midnight and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by Jimi Hendrix
The final show of the decade and the first show of the decade!

“If it’s the last thing you do this year…”

Hear the WDD jingle!

Photography: BPF soaks up the sonic rays of my bloody valentine @ ATP ‘Nightmare Before Christmas 2009′ by Tayba

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Christmas in a New York state

Posted by BP Fallon on Sunday Dec 27, 2009 Under BP Fallon, BP Fallon Photography

We spent Christmas Day in upstate New York. The day was beyond splendid and we graciously and gratefully thank those who know. “Just Say Know”, y’know?

And Christmas Day and night time was a visual feast of Yuletide USA. Snow and lights and sights like Santa’s pickup truck. And his helicopter. Tacky? Magnificent? Both. It made us smile and feel even warmer. 

Father Christmas Meets Andy Warhol. Or something :)

Photography by & © BP Fallon Dec 25th 2009 
More ‘Christmas In America’  images by BPF 

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Dec 25 Wang Dang Doodle Christmas Day Boogaloo

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Dec 25, 2009 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle

BP Fallon’s Christmas Day Wang Dang Doodle


Photography: Jimi Hendrix as Father Christmas for the music paper Disc by Dezo Hoffman 1967. Jimi/Santa holds the new Jimi Hendrix Experience album ‘Axis Bold As Love’

BP Fallon’s Christmas Day Wang Dang Doodle

00:00 – I Believe In Father Christmas – BP Fallon
00:24 – Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:34 – Boogie – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
03:44 – Outside – The Dead Weather
06:28 – I Believe In Elvis Presley – BP Fallon
10:48 – BP verbal
11:53 – Jesus Lived Six Years Longer Than Kurt Cobain – The Floors

Full playlist and more pix at BreakThruRadio.com


Marc Bolan as Father Christmas 1973. Marc/Santa holds his Gibson. Photographer possibly Keith Morris. Colourist unknown


Drawing by John Lennon from the Christmas edition of his book ‘In His Own Write’. Published in the UK by Jonathan Cape 1964 at 9/6p

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Reflections Of ATP: ‘Nightmare Before Christmas 2009′ Revisited

Posted by BP Fallon on Saturday Dec 19, 2009 Under BP Fallon

We’re only now getting our head around the wild adventure that was the my bloody valentine-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ at Butlin’s Holiday Camp in Minehead in Somerset in England.

Right beside the sea we were and it was cold and windy and rainy – just like those old tales of British holiday camp holidays, the sleet in our faces when we sought refuge in our little chalets, refuge from too much good music and too many good people – and it was excellent.

Photography: BPF and mbv bass-player Deb Googe discuss biology and beards @ ATP by Rosalynde Roberts

mbv played three times and, yes, Kevin Shields and chums were beyond sublime. Primal Scream rocked it dirty, Gemma Hayes glowed and The Wounded Knees floated… an amazing music festival with more magnificent music sometimes missed. Ah well.

Photography: mbv adoration @ ATP by BPF

Mr BPF DJed twice before mbv and also DJed up a storm at his own packed-out ATP headline gigs at Crazy Horse and The Irish Bar. Some of the fine music he played is listed here plus there are seven dynamite shots by Dave G Kelly of BP’s controversial Candlegate here

Mega fun was had, multi merriments and social explorations – and laughter from those saved-sinner souls looking for redemption or drugs or both in Chalet #219 on Lost Highway Avenue. “Ye are not lost because you are always where you’re at” or something like that. Dawn would be bursting out all over – and we’re talking about the daybreak here, not the girl. Ah well again.

Brilliant, really.

More pix by BPF of mbv & ATP ‘Nightmare Before Christmas 2009′

More mbv & ATP on bpfallon.com

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Dec 18 Wang Dang Doodling

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Dec 18, 2009 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Artist Of The Week – from Texas – Joe King Carrasco

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Joe King Carrasco

00:00 – Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – BP Fallon
00:06 – Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:16 – If’n Myself To Death – Joe King Carrasco
04:13 – Friends In Time – The Golden Horde with Maria McKee
09:32 – BP verbal
10:03 – It’s These Changes (I Just Can’t Stand) - Joe King Carrasco
13:29 – Sonny Boy Blues – The Hot Sprockets
20:23 – London Hates You – The Kills

Full playlist and more pix at BreakThruRadio.com

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“… one of the most unique 45s this year”

‘Fame #9
“‘Fame #9′ is my favourite spoken word track ever and is certainly up there with Lenny Bruce’s ‘Psychopathia Sexualis’ or David Shrigley’s ‘The Jist’”.

‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’
“This track is pure magic… Got this one on constant loop. Could this be the best/first 45 to name drop Oscar Wilde and Lewis Carroll? Just love everything this tune encompasses…”

BP Fallon Interview by Jack White
“Again this track for me is pure gold… The booming of Jack’s disembodied voice over the talk-back monitor… is like BP is being interviewed by his own conscious (sic) or God himself”.

Much more here on Seanear1ey’s Blog

The 7” vinyl 45 single is available for only $5 or the equivalent at the Third Man Records Online Store and at groovy record stores globally

Buy the tracks on iTunes here
- only 2.97 for all three tracks!

Pictured above: the limited-edition tricolour vinyl of the BP Fallon 45. Nashville’s United Record Pressing have pressed only 150 – 100 to be sold at the Third Man Records store in Nashville at 623 7th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203 tel: +615 891 4393 – and 50 to be inserted randomly into online purchases

Pictured below: jukebox tag for the 45

Footnote: today three short months ago the single was recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville. It was a Sunday, too. Which didn’t make it an easier secret to keep!

More ‘Fame #9′ on bpfallon.com

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Dec 11 Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Dec 11, 2009 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week – from Pennsylvania – Sunsplit

Photo: Sunsplit’s Ryan & Aislinn Van Kriedt with – centre -
Lydia Des Dolles of Sweet Jane

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Sunsplit

00:00 – BP survived ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’
00:24 – ‘For Gene and Eddie and Elvis’ – John Lennon
00:34 – Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:43 – Dead Mantra – The Dead Skeletons
10:28 – BP believes
11:17 – I Believe In Elvis Presley – BP Fallon
15:38 – Fly Farm Blues – Jack White

Full playlist and more pix at BreakThruRadio.com

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week – from London – Carbon/Silicon

Listen to hear how to download Carbon/Silicon’s new album ‘The Carbon Bubble’ free!

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Carbon/Silicon

00:00 – BP in the ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ spirit
00:11 – Britney & John Lennon
00:18 – Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:28 – What’s Up Doc? – Carbon/Silicon
06:14 – We’ve Got Rum – Dirty Kanvus
10:21 – BP rabbit
11:28 – The Best Man – Carbon/Silicon

Full playlist and more pix at BreakThruRadio.com

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