A Love Supreme Podcast Episode 6 – The Journey Into Outer Space Mix

10 May

New selection from PC! Listen here! 

Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth – Black Survival
Sun Ra – Interstellar Low-Ways
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Journey Into Outer Space
Milton Nascimento & Belmondo – Ponta De Areia
The Roots – Will To Power (3rd Movement)
Ely Camargo – Taieiras
Marc Rapson – Mystery Of Man (Edit)
Galt MacDermott – Stockyard
The Makers – Don’t Challenge Me
Jeremy Steig – Howling For Judy
Beastie Boys – Eugene’s Lament
Gonjasufi – Timeout
Vijay Iyer Trio – Mmmhmm
Azanyah – The One
David Axelrod – The Warnings Part 1
Les McCann – Sometimes I Cry
James Mason – I Want Your Love


A Love Supreme XIV – The one where we have an open decks policy!

5 May

So, since last October, we’ve had the chance to pull out and play some of the records which we thought we’d only ever get to spin in the confines of our own houses. Fair play to all of ye for allowing us to do so. It’s those rare records and unexpected selections that give’s one a good insight into the mind of the soul. But we want to learn more about ye, the audience!

So this upcoming ‘A Love Supreme’ will have an-open decks policy. We’ll be keeping it to 3 records per person, so you got to choose ’em wisely. Grab some wax that means something special to you and come on down and share your audio treasures with everyone else. If it’s a country record – cool! If it’s a prog record – perfect! If its a hard-house record – Ah, you probably should just leave that at home.

Thanks to everyone thats made it down to our new base in Doctor John’s on Thomas Street, it’s a really great space with fantastic staff and a superb atmosphere. This Sunday, we’ll be running with our usual selection of games and art activities, but we’ll be putting a theme on all the drawings and pictures from now on – just to keep it interesting.

A Love Supreme is on from 4 – 9pm next Sunday the 13th in Doctor Johns at 31 Thomas Street in Limerick. Admission is free and the craic is only mighty! See you there…


A Love Supreme XIII – The One Where We Move House

23 Apr

So, after 12 glorious events in Leddin’s Bar ‘A Love Supreme’ has decided to move our decks, our dusty records and our Tension Tower down town. We’re not superstitious or anything like that about our 13th instalment but we felt now was as good a time as any to make a move! Many thanks to Leddin’s for their support over the past six months, we shall never forget the memories…

This Sunday you can find us in our new surrounds at Dr. John’s above 31 Thomas Street. John has promised us an injection of a new lease of life! We’re not too sure what that is but we’re excited by the prospect none the less! To get the ball rolling we have invited back one of our favourite guest dj’s ‘Jazz Boy’ Jason Murphy from Cork with PC and mynameisjOhn on standby in the waiting room. Laid back sounds all the way to soundtrack your afternoon! See you this Sunday from 4pm! Onwards and upwards…

A Love Supreme Podcast Episode 6

16 Apr
So, here’s a foreign/psych/rock selection to make up for the lack of record spinning at A Love Supreme yesterday. Unfortunately, we were homeless for a couple of hours, but thanks to Dr. Johns for their welcoming sensibilities. More on that soon. Get jiving, all wax but who cares.

‘What Happened To Yesterday?’ – selected by mynameisjOhn

The Doors – Awake
The Monks – We do wie do
Dick Dale – Firing Up
Oz Mutantes – Beijo Exagerado
Focus – Anonymous
Scorpio – Donstd el vegre mar
The Mexican Singers – A taste of honey
SP Sailaja & Malaysia Vasudevan – Raja Rani Jaakki
Los Dinamicos – Let me do my thing
Dorothy Ashby – Drink
Ana y Jaime – Nina Nana
Saxana – Dexem Po Multo Shumpoplex
Bobby Bland & BB King – 3 O’clock in the morning
Paul Robson – Motherless child

A Love Supreme XII

11 Apr

After the highs of some singing, ukulele action and a mention in the Irish Times in the past few weeks it’s back to basics this Sunday with ‘A Love Supreme’ doing what it does best playing vinyl records! In the mix this Sunday mynameisjOhn and PC as usual plus special guest ‘The Evil Grin’. Sunday papers, conversations, a tipple of your own pleasure and of course jenga! See you there from 4pm!


A Love Supreme XI with The Sacred Harp Singers (cork)

16 Mar

We’ve had lectures, we’ve had storytelling, we’ve had raving and we’ve had lush ukelele tunes (big thanks to Peter Delaney last time!). So, its about time we had a choir at A Love Supreme. Not so much a choir, but a group of singers who put their souls and collective consciousness into the act of performing with the bare and magnanimous voice. Music in its true primal essence. The Sacred Harp Singers in Cork have been building up a fantastic sense of community and respect amongst their members and peers in the rebel city and indeed nationwide, and we’re so intrigued up here in Limerick, we said we better invite them up to bang out a few hymns and harmonies. By God, they are active; hosting regular performances, annual conventions and trips all over this fair land to celebrate the sense of solidarity experienced through song. Sounds awesome, we’re cool with that.

Come join us Sunday the 25th of March, in Leddins Bar, Limerick. Music/games/food/art/newspapers/jenga/stout/tea/coffee. Admission as always is free, 4pm until 8pm.

Records spun by Peter Curtin, mynameisjOhn and Vicki Langan from turntables that gently weep.

We reckon this one will be very special indeed.

‘What is Sacred Harp Singing’, they cried?

This four-part acappella music dates from the 16th through the 20th centuries, and is characterized by haunting harmonies, traditional modes, raucous songs, serene hymns, fast fugues, and high-energy anthems. The notation is written in shapes that correspond to degrees of the scale, making it easy to sight-sing. This tradition is democratic and egalitarian. We glory in the powerful and joyful experience of singing our hearts out together.

Here’s a great little quote from a yoke called Stylus.

‘Before punk’s will and black gospel’s spiritualism, before the catharsis of power electronics, before the ecstasy of mass participation was realized as an artistic pursuit rather than just a quasi-spiritual coincidence, there was Sacred Harp singing.

Sacred Harp singing was named after The Sacred Harp, the 1844 shape-note hymnal from which most of the style’s music comes. Shape notation was a method designed in the northeast in the late 19th century to make learning to read music easier. It died out up north, but since people pushing Christ generally like to have a good hook, it took off in southern states as a way to disseminate sacred music—not only was it easier, it didn’t require instrumental accompaniment, and Sacred Harp music was generally sung in “gatherings” rather than church. The choir breaks into lines of the four standard groups—soprano, alto, tenor, bass—and then arranges in a large square, with each section facing inward. Participants take turns in the middle, leading the group in song. No call-and-response, no such thing as audience.

“Gospel” might be a misleading term for a new listener. Sacred Harp is void of blue notes and the mysteries of soul—really, of the sensuousness of religious experience. It is often both loud and without vibrato; it is naked, incredibly powerful music. On the songs sung in rounds, it sounds like each new section is trying to sing louder than the last. It’s not an effect, it’s an encouragement; the large-choir recordings on I Belong to the Band swell when it feels like there’s no room, they beat wings against the windows. They almost made me crash my car the other day. The unpolished quality of the voices—what some might call amateur—only accentuates the music’s unbridled enthusiasm and sense of collectivity.’


A Love Supreme Podcast V present ‘A Boom Bap Supreme Mix’ by Laurent Fintoni

15 Feb

Our upcoming guest Laurent Fintoni whips together something real special for you to bump in your jeep, in a jet, on your bike or on the bog. Beautiful stuff, we love it! Don’t be a dumbass and miss our special A Love Supreme Weekender on the 25th and 26th of February, because we’ve got Laurent over to Limerick to drop knowledge and bombs for a whole 2 days, along with some heavy beat steez from our favourite Irish DJ Laminator.  Here’s what Laurent had to say about the selection…

‘Recorded in one take with Serato, some vinyl rips and some effects. It’s not perfect but then life isn’t. A selection of producers – old and new – who make music that excites me in different ways. A snapshot of what boom bap means to me in one way but also of why I think instrumental hip hop, electronic and beats can be such great fun. See ya’ll end of the month!’

Grab it here.


A Boom Bap Supreme Mix by Laurent Fintoni

Jameszoo – Kiwanushi and the cheesechildren – Fremdtunes
InfinitiRock – AutumnSunrise – Asthmatic Kitty
2phast – Ekkime – Unreleased
chanes – Of All Hearts – Houseshoes presents
Letherette – Clip Your Wings – Unreleased
Dert – Dark Currents – Bjork beattape
Dilla – Track 39 – Jaylib beattape
Onra & Quetzal – Misunderstood – Bo Bun Records
Jaytram – sleep watching clouds – Self Released
Dabyre – No Child Of God – Eastern Developments
J Dilla – Track  9 – Jaylib beattape
Madlib – Mystery (Dilla’s Still Her) – Stones Throw
Mark Pritchard – Stereotype (Instrumental) – Planet Mu
Hudson Mohawke – Foam Finger – Warp
Kan Kick – Kanstrumental 2 (Slivery Moon) – Mean Street
Welder – Skybend – Welder Sounds
Beat Inc – Just Remember (Om Unit remix) – Original Cultures
Guilty Simpson – Clap Your Hands – Stones Throw
Kuedo – Salt Lake Cuts – Planet Mu
Samiyam – Medallion – Forthcoming Brownswood
Tehbis – Osho Beat II – Unreleased
Timeless – The Radcliff (King Britt Remix) – Mochilla
Quakers – RIP – Forthcoming Stones Throw
EAN – Unknown Remix – Unreleased
Adam F – Circles (PDK footwork edit) – RIP
DJ Cam – Ghetto Supastar – Inflammable
Dabrye – We’ve Got Commodity – Ghostly
Coco B – 2011-27 – Unreleased
2phast – BD – Unreleased
Pete Rock – Walk On By – BBE
Pete Rock ft. Kurupt and Inspectah Deck – True Master – Loud records