Label: Shock - SHOCK MC 0011 • Format: Cassette Album Transparent • Country: Australia • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Non-Music • Style: Spoken Word, Indie Rock, Punk, Avantgarde, Comedy, Synth-pop, Parody
The Lucksmiths have a cripplingly nostalgia-inducing page of old gig flyers on their website, check it out. Mal Webb, What did future generations ever do for me? Mal Webb is still around doing bad things with former vegetables. He's playing at during November, so check it out.
Clag, Broken Brain I've got one of those. Download their EP Manufacturing Resent as well. Cat Shovel, The Secret House. They appear on several Spill compilationsalways with sample patchwork. This is a comparatively accessible example. I'll have some more for you later when my internet connection isn't a slow piece of shit er, could be a while then. Work yourself up into a nerdy frenzy with interviews, product reviews of what are now antiques, and how-to's that shouldn't even be contemplated by decent people.
Synapse magazine - do yourself a favour. Are these scholars the equivalent of Donald Rumsfeld when he said television created the appearance of looting in post-invasion Baghdad by running and re-running the same footage of one man stealing an urn? It's possible, but already, as journalists like Howard Witt of Martin Scorsese Is Really Quite A Jovial Fellow - TISM - Great Truckin Songs Of The Renaissance Chicago Tribune and Matt Welch of Reason magazine, have pointed out, many widely reported rumors have proved false or are at least unconfirmed.
Rather than post by artist, I've decided to post just in random groups to show the diversity of the music on the cd. If you are one of those artists or the distributor - Iain, you out there? I actually quite like this song, but there is a fairly obvious reason why Ben's a journalist and not a rock star.
Blood in the Streets, Masonite You'll either love or hate this the linked review hated itbut for some reason, it's grown on Beethoven* - Рудольф Керер*, Симфонический Оркестр Московской Гос.
Филармонии* - Concerto Nr. 5 Opus over the years. If it's any comfort to you and the reviewerit's supposed to be a pisstake of Oi! I know almost nothing about Dragster, but I like them a lot and this is uploaded as your dose of conventional, pretty pop for today that's not supposed to be perjorative. If you know of anything please list it in comments. Presumably, the name of the compilation is based on the mythical creature, more or less invented by C. Dennis, called a Triantiwontigongolope.
Monday, November 21, Fuck shit fuck fuck. Note to self. Next time, save as draft every sentence you fucking write. Posted by Ms.
Wednesday, October 26, Alma, Tell Us. For some reason, I've had a hankering to hear the song " Alma " by Tom Lehrer as I grow older, fatter and uglier, I for some reason grow more fussy, not less. In my trawls to see what I could find, I stumbled across this excellent article : Lehrer feels that it Martin Scorsese Is Really Quite A Jovial Fellow - TISM - Great Truckin Songs Of The Renaissance not possible to induce insightful soul searching through humor.
It's mostly about themwhoever the them are. Over the years, Lehrer has "been amused at the number of scientists who have enjoyed the song without realizing it was about them. I'm thinking 'I'm a good wonderful person, I don't pollute the water.
Friday, October 21, A Minute or Less. Turks Fruit - Nationaal Jeugd Musical Theater - Narnia - De Musical the CD is no longer available and its fundraising possibilities likely to be exhausted, I feel relatively guilt free in posting some tracks.
However, you may like to bone up on your sustainable transport: Friends of the Earth itself seems to have dropped all attempts at a coherent sustainable transport campaign.
Which is a shame, because it's not as if the war on terror has caused cars to stop emitting pollution maybe they hope the price of black gold will force people onto the train??? Actually now that I think about it that worked on me pretty well. Public Transport Users Association in Melbourne has a fascinating website with a lot of interesting information. I find Critical Mass to be a boring pack of lycra lizards. Ever tried doing a crossword puzzle on a bike? Still, it's kinda hard to emit greenhouse gases from a mountain bike.
Obligations out of the way, let's have a listen. Friday, October 14, Quickies. Although considering no-one actually visits this site, I guess there's no need to get my knickers in a knot. Apparently you can't make someone's brains explode by voicing terrible musical opinions. From indietits. Here's one for anyone who's come to this site from Cityflirting.
Synapse was a magazine published in the mids, devoted to the new, exciting possibilities of the synthesiser. How to interface with your synth via Martin Scorsese Is Really Quite A Jovial Fellow - TISM - Great Truckin Songs Of The Renaissance that isn't a keyboard choice quote: "Of course, an acoustic instrument Low Down Gal Of Mine - Johnny Winter - The Texas Tornado be electrified, whether with a microphone or better yet, a pickup such as a Barcus-Berry or Frap, and this goes for instruments that are not normally amplified such as jackhammers and electric toothbrushes.
The Festival Club at Melbourne Fringe is free this year it used to be free with two ticket stubs from the night's shows or ten bucksso I headed down after International Talk Like A Pirate Day at "work" five bucks, all the piss you can drink and, um, kept drinking. You have the choice of five tents with a different show, and you have to participate to some extent.
Any of the tents you choose will have up to four possible variations. I'm not sure which I got, but I entered and was confronted with two people pretending to be my parents, wondering when I was going to get a real job like Imaginary Neighbour they gave this character a name but I'm too drunk to rememberhave I got a real job yet, when was I coming home?
This was somewhat disconcerting as, whatever problems I have with my parents, they don't hassle me about work. Being drunk, it took me a few goes to realise that I was supposed to participate. I gave them what I could - not much of a Theatresports person, but I have studied screenwriting - and they wrangled it into their act. For one whole dollar it was, um, interesting.
I'm hoping to see some other shows when I'm soberer and have my car. In the meantime, here's a song by a former director of the big mainstream arts festival well, mainstream Martin Scorsese Is Really Quite A Jovial Fellow - TISM - Great Truckin Songs Of The Renaissance the standards of arts festivals, anyway. Saturday, September 17, Tri I promised Space Food and here it is.
I don't know much about San Hose Cow Musak, not least because their name is spelled differently on different compilations - the one used above is the way it's spelt on the Triantiwontigongolo comp, but it's usually "San Jose Cow Muzak" or at least, that gets the greatest number of Google hits and other permutations. Their contributions are a cover of the Gilligan's Island theme and of Autobahn, which is disappointingly faithful - nothing to hear here. Popemobile - Seventeen This is a bit of a mids thing, where there was an irritating profusion of people having pop hits because they were under 18 and were therefore supposedly a "prodigy".
Of course the music involved was horrendously derivative and would never have charted if it had been by people even five years older. Actually, I take that back - the mids was a great time for derivative crap in the charts. They just would have been subjected to more vicious competition. Dragster - Nothing New Your pretty indie pop for today.
Speaking of pretty indie pop, Book Club Records have a good little selection of indie mp3s. Sunday, September 11, Some much needed skepticism. I wasn't going to put up anything about Katrina Kogelman, my next door neighbour when I was 6but I found this article at the Boston Globe which I thought was pretty essential, especially since pundits have been crapping on about the Lord of the Flies even before establishing if the stories of looting, Tu Mi Rubi LAnima - Collage - Raccolta Di Successi and gunfire are true or not.
I'm sure there was crime, of course, but as the Globe article points out, "there are five murders there a week in ''normal" times, among the highest per capita rates in the country". For those of you who can't be arsed getting a free Globe subscription, here's the most relevant bit: Are these scholars the equivalent of Donald Rumsfeld when he said television created the appearance of looting in post-invasion Baghdad by running and re-running the same footage of one man stealing an urn?
Nor have any bodies of victims of foul play turned up there. The Federal Aviation Administration and military officials have cast doubt The Man Whose Head Expanded - The Fall - Kicker Conspiracy Live At The Haçienda 1983-1985 (DVD) the story of the rescue helicopter that came under fire outside Kenner Memorial Hospital on Aug.
Anyway, continuing this blog's committment to a total lack of originality, here's two obligatory Katrina links.
The Legendary K. It works as music, it works as poetry, it works as politics, it works as storytelling. Told you it was a nice shirt. Firstly, I want you to consider this article from the Age. Specifically, the following: Ever since seeing a ish Mick Jagger strutting all over the Wembley stage in the early '90s, Atkinson has been single-mindedly obsessed with achieving his own glittering rock stardom.
From dropping out of university to pursue a musical career, to knocking on record company doors with his acoustic guitar in hand, to posing nude in magazine spreads, Atkinson has done whatever it takes to make it.
And it seems like his perseverance, and his adaptability, is beginning to pay off Atkinson must have known the line-up of his next band could have some very serious career ramifications, but he denies there was anything calculating in the way he went about recruiting new members.
Luke Potashnik was an old high-school mate Atkinson remembered for his reputation as a guitar wizard, while drummer David Neale was a friend of Luke's and bassist Ben Smyth was recruited through an ad in the paper. The fact that they were all young and photogenic had absolutely nothing to do with it. As far as the other guys, the number-one criterion was how good a musician they were. That's the reason I went and got all these guys, because they're shit-hot at what they do.
Some of my favourite music is wholly manufactured rubbish, and looking like you've just been grabbed off the street is no guarantee of authenticity or good music. It's this dude. Ladies and gennelmen, Bun. He has always looked like that. Actually, Elämä On Arvaamaton - Bamperos - Bamperos take it back - since this pic was taken, his sartorial instincts have clearly improved.
But how rock is this? Cheap Trick, I salute you. Wednesday, August 31, Tri Some time ago, I discussed with acb the possibility of uploading the entire Triantiwontigongolo compilation, with artwork and high quality mp3s. However, he kept whining about the quality of mp3s I sent him - despite using the LAME encoder set to the recommended settings, the mp3s kept coming out at a low, static bitrate instead of the hoped-for VBR - and I gave up.
Sleeping Dreaming - Steppenwolf - At Your Birthday Party, Home Is Where The Heart Is - Daniel ODonnell - Favourites, Гулять - Электроребята* - Фонотека, Rise - Disharmony - Soundtrack to Paranoid Minds