While on his wayward adventures in America, Steve Fly Agaric 23 hooked up with drummer Alan Hertz and his band, together with Eric Levy who was also playing with Garaj Mahal, bassist and good friend Liam Hanrahan and Jason Conception sitting in for Tal Morris on guitar. In 2003 the band recorded a spectacular album in Berkeley; the selections made here are from the California leg of a short tour the same year, after which they travelled to Los Angeles and then back to San Francisco Bay Area where the band resides: Alan Hertz, drums; Eric Levy, keys; DJ Fly Agaric 23, sounds, turntables; Liam Hanarhan, bass; and Jason Conception, guitar, recorded live at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA on September 18, 2003.

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Steve The Fly is back with further investigations into music & spoken word with performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Gil Evans, Alan Moore, Texas News, Apple & Three Oranges, John Heartsman & Circles, Howard Zinn, California Gold Notes, Eddie Bo, Ray Frazier, Richard “Groove” Holmes, William Butler Yeats, W.H Auden, Enrique Olivarez, Aleister Crowley, and Billy Larkin.

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FLY BY NIGHT 392X – It’s Christmas Time

Steve The Fly is observing the holiday season this year with an hour of Christmas records by Marion Williams, Sun Ra, James Brown, The Dells, The Moonglows, Jimi Hendrix, Ella Fitzgerald, David Newman, Clarke-Boland Big Band, David Axelrod, Shankar Family, Bob Marley, and Mose Allison.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

It’s Christmas Time


Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, November 26, 2020 [20720]

Marion Williams: Will The Light Be Unbroken
Sun Ra: It’s Christmas Time
James Brown: Let’s Make This Christmas Mean Something This Year
The Dells: What A Night
The Moonglows: Just A Lonely Christmas
Jimi Hendrix: The Wind Cries Mary
James Brown: Come Home For Christmas
Ella Fitzgerald: Don’t You Go Way Mad
David Newman: Shiloh
Clarke-Boland Big Band: Sakara
David Axelrod: A Dream
James Brown: Soulful Christmas
Shankar Family: Dispute And Violence
Bob Marley: No Water
Mose Allison: New Prchman
James Brown: Let’s Unite The World This Christmas


Produced, edited & assembled by DJ Fly Agaric 23

Vinyl spun on two Vestax turntables & recorded on Zoom H4 recorder

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with Permission.

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