In a tradition that’s as old as the hills – well, this’ll be the 11th Anniversary – this Friday BP Fallon yet again brings Ireland and beyond into the New Year DJing his New Year’s Eve radio show, live on the web from the studios of TodayFM in Dublin.
You’ll be able to listen to Mr Fallon and his merry tunes live from Ireland anywhere on this planet, wherever you are or wherever you are maybe. Indeed, you don’t even have to know where you are. Just remember that we’re here on TodayFM
Kicking off at 9pm on New Year’s Eve and rocking into the New Year, BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Wipeout Into 2011 gives us the countdown to 2011 – Auld Lang Syne and all that, though it’ll doubtlessly again be played by Jimi Hendrix.
It’s that kind of music show: celebratory, a bit anarchic, lots of rock’n'roll and a few unreleased treasures, BP live in the TodayFM studio in Ireland reacting to txts and tweets and emails from across the globe. It’s your show too.
Says BP: “After doing this for over ten years, this live Wang Dang Doodle vibe into the next year has become something of an institution. I’m delighted I’m presenting it rather that in one”.
00:00 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
00:04 Wang Dang Doodling – Keith Richards & Solomon Burke
00:17 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:27 Dead Mantra – Dead Skeletons
08:38 BP Fallon, sonic Santa
09:08 Lucinda/Ain’t Goin’ Down – Tom Waits
14:44 BP & Jaime & Paul & George
14:51 Last Time – Black Dub
17:46 Murder Weapon – Tricky
20:41 Oh My Mind – The Sounds Of Kaleidoscope
25:07 True Love Cast Out All Evil – Roky Erickson
29:22 I Fell Off My Camel – Girls In Trouble
32:12 Emerald And Lime – Brian Eno
35:05 Little Richard
35:09 Secret Agent – Tony Allen
40:17 BP Fallon & Little Richard
41:12 Your Mangled Heart (live) – The Gossip
45:20 Where’s Your Money – Sweet Jane
49:38 Little Blossom – Reckless Kelly
54:33 BP up the tree
55:15 No Good Woman – Radio Moscow
61:59 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling
John & Yoko: Happy Christmas War Is Over (If You Want It)
Elvis: Merry Christmas Baby
Santa & Johnny: Father Christmas and young Master Thunders
Screen grab: Aaron Lee Tasjan (guitar) & BP Fallon (vox)
The writers of the already-classic ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ – BP Fallon and Aaron Lee Tasjan – have a warble and a twang, up-all-night-here-comes-the-daylight vibe, East Village New York City 2010. Up close and personal. From ‘The Mushroom Tapes’.
Screen grab: BP & Lizzie from ‘The Mushroom Tapes’.
Brilliantly filmed by Sarabeth. Doff of the Derby to Lizzie Jagger & Jimmy Jagger & Turbogeist.
00:00 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – The Shining Twins
00:04 BP Fallon, philosopher
00:17 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:27 Paleosonic – Brian Eno
04:44 Small Craft On A Milk Sea – Brian Eno
06:28 Hei Hah Lah – The Asteroid #4
10:24 BP verbal
10:54 Emerald And Lime – Brian Eno
13:46 There’s A Darkness – The Aftermath
17:22 All I Want Is For You To Be Happy – The Aftermath
23:08 Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Blind Willie Johnson
26:16 Last Time – Black Dub
29:13 BP rabbit
29:55 Late Anthropocene – Brian Eno
37:37 Flint March – Brian Eno
39:26 Complex Heaven – Brian Eno
42:18 Street Rat – Steve Marriott
44:57 Murder Weapon – Tricky
47:52 Bluegrass Interval – Steve Marriott
51:10 Saying Goodbye – The Greenhornes
53:42 Dust Shuffle – Brian Eno
55:28 BP Fallon salutes you
56:28 Calcium Needles – Brian Eno
59:47 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling
00:00 BP Fallon opens the door for John Lennon
00:18 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:27 Saying Goodbye – The Greenhornes
03:02 BP Fallon talks to Paul McLoone on Ireland’s TodayFM
about John Lennon and beyond
12:20 Fuck It – John Lennon
12:23 Strange Places – Rini Lazareanu & Sean Lennon
17:15 Honky Rock! – John Lennon
17:24 Jardin Du Luxembourg – Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl,
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT)
19:44 My Sparrow – The Greenhornes 23:21 Space Is The Place – Knowa KnowOne
28:48 Left The World Behind – The Greenhornes
31:09 BP speak
32:46 Need Your Love – The Greenhornes
35:16 Blue Blood Blues – The Dead Weather
38:37 No Wow – The Kills
43:13 I’m Mad – The Dead Weather
46:27 Sugar Baby – The Kills
50:40 Slow Baby – Black Dub
54:53 Get Me Out Of Here – The Greenhornes
57:49 BP Fallon sails away
59:12 Sail Away – Morgan O’Kane
64:21 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling
On the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder, BP Fallon yesterday spoke live on the radio from New York to Paul McLoone at TodayFM in Dublin. In a very emotional and at times hilarious interview, BP talks about John and about Yoko and about Sean’s band The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger.
Screen grabs: John Lennon & BP Fallon, ‘Instant Karma’ BBC TV Top Of The Pops Feb 5th 1970. Hey, Mr Tambourine Man!
Screen grab: John Lennon & BP Fallon, ‘Instant Karma’ BBC TV Top Of The Pops Feb 12th 1970. BP’s bass guitar hidden by John’s piano.
Watch ‘I Met The Walrus’
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview. Here’s an amazing animation of that wonderful encounter with John’s wisdom and wit in full flow
“Nothing you can do that can’t be done”. Thank you, John. God Bless you x
With thanks to Paul McLoone and Ed Smith at TodayFM in Dublin
John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band 1970: John Lennon & Yoko Ono & Mal Evans & BP Fallon. Photography by Ron Howard/Redferns courtesy of Guitar World.
BP Fallon writes:
Forty years ago I was blessed to find myself appearing on Top Of The Pops with John Lennon. Twice. Surreal and unreal and real. I never for one moment back then thought that ten years later John Lennon would be murdered. Why would or how could anyone imagine such sickening madness? And now thirty years since his death it still hurts, it still outrages.
Will the circle be unbroken? Yes. Instant calmer. Forty years after filming the TOTP stuff with John and Yoko, I find myself appearing in Sean Lennon’s new video with Charlotte Kemp Muhl for their band The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger.
What does this mean? I don’t know, not exactly. I think part of it signifies that I’m still here. I wish John was too.
New York City Dec 8th 2010
John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band – Instant Karma, London 1970
Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger – Schroedinger’s Cat, New York 2010
Video grab: Gina Schiappacasse as Marie Antoinette, Yuka Honda as The Dragon Lady and BP Fallon as Charlie Chaplin
BP Fallon plays Charlie Chaplin in the new video by The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger – the band comprising Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, who appear as Che Guevara and Joan Of Arc.
Also starring Adam Green as Oscar Wilde, Albert Hammond Jr as Mozart and Cat Pierce as Marylin Monroe, among the glittering cast of historical characters.
The song is ‘Schroedinger’s Cat’, from GHOASTT’s ‘Acoustic Sessions’ album on Sean’s Chimera Records. Video directed by Jordan Galland. Produced by Ryan Dearth. Director of photography Saul Metnick.
Sean Lennon told SPIN about the whirlwind shoot: “We only had three days to put this video together from costumes to casting, to location. We wound up being very lucky on all accounts. It was really just an excuse to hang out with all our friends… Seeing all of them dressed up as some of our favorite historical characters is something I’ll never forget. I think looking back on this video in 10 years will be really fun.”
Photography: Sean Lennon as Che Guevara by BP Fallon
Photography: Charlotte Kemp Muhl as Joan Of Arc by BP Fallon
Video grab: Charlie, Marilyn, Ghengis Kahn and all the gang
More GOASTT ‘Schroedinger’s Cat’ video shoot shots HERE
00:00 BP Fallon gets languorous
00.32 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:42 Last Time – Black Dub
03:41 Speed – The Last Tycoons
07:15 Left The World Behind – The Greenhornes
09:35 BP verbal
10:34 Surely – Black Dub
15:33 Tempo 116.7 – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
20:14 Secret Agent – Tony Allen
25:22 Rock’n'Roll Motherfucker – The D4
27:21 God’s Gonna Give You What You Want – Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks
30:43 BP rabbit
31:18 Sirens – Black Dub
33:42 Bone Jump – Brian Eno
35:56 Silverado – Black Dub
39:32 L’Argent (pt 1) – Angelo Spencer Et L’Orchidee D’Hawai
43:59 Nonad – Black Dub
48:10 Better Things – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
51:34 Mama Don’t Like My Man – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
54:01 BP Fallon salutes you
55:06 Slow Baby – Black Dub
59:22 And the jingles jangling go auld trianglin