Wednesday, May 25, 2011
first time i went outta ohio to play 'twas up to boston where we shared th' stage with fat day and these lovely lads and lady…bought a shirt they'd spilled coke all over and was dissed for telling the bass player she was "really good" (guess i deserved it?)…then they came to bernie's and before they started and were tuning the guitar player kinda hesitantly plucked out the 'chariots of fire' theme and we all giggled and then THE WHOLE BAND LAUNCHED INTO IT. ya had to be there (perhaps you were). this file has mp3 versions of two little records and two big records in it (which means not one but TWO versions of "fuck you, norway").
Thursday, May 19, 2011
i useta work until 3 or 4am. i kept my clock set to greenwich mean time and the radio in my car tuned to the local npr station since they ran bbc world service into the wee hours; the idea being, when i got off work i'd have little idea what time it really was here in town, and - more importantly - even less idea where i was. it worked some. consequently, when the tape deck broke i'd end up hearing some decent stuff from time to time - like the short documentary on how the electrical/appliance hums in yr office may be playing the diabolus in musica - but so often i'd be so bummed by what they played during the day i'd just put on the classical station. one evening i caught a few minutes of a program where the deejay was SO FUCKING JAZZED about the piece he was excerpting that he kept saying how much he WISHED he could play us the whole thing. it was fucking raw, and it was fucking mesmerizing, and the guy was right - you hafta hear this particular recording. it took years and a long, circuitous route, but i finally got an lp copy a few months back. enjoy.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
picked up some russian lps in th' dollarbin yesterday. great stuff across th' board (this one conjures an alterna-universe pere ubu), but two of 'em (this being one) have nothin' but cyrillic all over 'em. anybody help out with some info?