Submitted by Prewar Yardsale on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 10:09pm
One of my record collecting goals is to get every volume of the SYR series. I could listen to this stuff for hours and this is a long song (I could imagine the White Columns audience, some entranced, some looking around like when is this going to end). I wish I could write about this kind of music but I don't even know where to start, well maybe,...Glass, Cage...aaa...La Monte Young...and the guy who writes songs for guitar orchestras...Glenn Branca?...see what I mean. I was in Barnes and Noble in the 80's the other day and I was waiting in line at the register and an impulse buy book was a paperback guide to classical music. I seriously cannot listen to classical music, I totally don't get it, last time I was in a taxi I had to ask the driver to turn the classical music he was listening to off, it was driving me crazy. So I'm reading the classical music guide and it turns out classical music guides are just like rock record guides. They list and critique the recordings, the songwriters, the musicians, the production, and add some contextual stuff to tie it together. Read more »
Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! Just in time for the holidays!! We are happy to announce these 2 lovely compilations of the Berlin DIY songwriter scene (with a couple of US ex pats thrown in for good measure) are back in stock. Curated by Sebastian Hoffmann and Jan Nikolaus Junker. http://www.olivejuicemusic.com/artists/berlin-songs
A Poetic Week
I had 2 late nights working at Bowery Poetry Club this weekend. I saw a lot of nice poetry and was lucky enough to witness the debut of Faceboyz Folliez a new variety type show featuring some of my favorite local Art Stars. This is a great chance to check out classic Lower East Side trash comedy and burlesque performance art before the whole neighborhood turns into a Whole Foods.
The MMM solo show at Sidewalk with, Jesse Lee, Barry Bliss, Toby Goodshank (and band) and Brain and The Aardvarks was sort of a reunion show for Barry, Toby, Brian and I. It was about 2 years ago that we did a mini East Coast tour together entitled "The 3 Headed Beast." The lovely and talented Fran Agnone (Ladies of Old Hat) backed me up on percussion. I'm finding her influence on my solo works a real breath of fresh air. Hopefully, we will continue to work together. Here is the original poem from last night's show. I think my new sound gig at the BPC is already starting influence my work (in a good way). Read more »
NY you're keeping me busy. Less time on the Facebook and more face-time with new faces. It's shaping up to be a very interesting holiday season. I started a new live sound gig at Bowery Poetry club. Some good stuff happening there. Poetry slams, college band showcases, and all night Goth parties...reconnecting with my youthful passions while getting paid for it. I've had worse gigs. I just sent some questions to the Occupy Musicians website for a RRDB Blog feature. So, stay tuned for that.
In the meantime here's a handful of random snaps from some great shows and events I've attended recently. BTW the picture above is my friend Rachel (Dan and Rachel). This was her awesome "1% Vampire" Halloween costume. Read more »
Submitted by Prewar Yardsale on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 11:58pm
So it was the afternoon so I got a pint of Cherry Garcia and went home to listen to the radio and eat ice cream. I decided to be productive so I tuned into the New Afternoon Show. I love the New Afternoon Show. I wish it was the New 24 hours, 7 days a week show, so I wouldn't have to change the dial. I can't get WFMU uptown (what's up with that new transmitter?) so the only good music stations are CBS and The New Afternoon Show. The New Afternoon Show is challenging, they play all the new, most cred indie bands and labels in all the indie genres except hip-hop, hip hop has it's own show. I'm also prepared to hear a lot of new things when I listen because if I think I have an in depth ear to the world of indie rock, I quickly realize I'm only listening to the tip of the iceberg. I mean no joke the D.J.'s and program manager are indie music genius. The first band on sounds like Confusion is Sex Sonic Youth, then some new wave lite bands. I hear a commercial for another show and the narrator sounds like Werner Herzog. I love his jungle movies. I saw Grizzly Man on Sundance and it was awesome. Read more »
Paleface's "Multibean Vol.3" features 16 songs recorded over the past three decades. The songs have been carefully selected (and sequenced) by PF....from a collection of raw tape home recordings, rough demos, live show performances, and album outakes. http://paleface.bandcamp.com/album/multibean-vol-3
PALEFACE's Holiday Sale - 50% OFF
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BUNDLES: Paleface's Care Packages / One-of-a-kind packages including signed One big Party CDs with ORIGINAL paintings by Paleface on stretched canvas (various sizes), signed tour posters, t-shirts and more... (starting as low as $15!).
BAG HANGERS, by Paleface: Limited edition, lightweight metal bag hangers featuring art by Paleface. Keep you shopping bags, purses, camera bags, computer bags, etc....clean, safe and at your reach at all times. Free gift velvet puch included (now only $5!!). Read more »
These days were originally an e-mail to Greg and Ahndraya, but I wrote so much I figured it could save me time and be my next diary entry. (with some editing)
The treatment in Buffalo has been A +, the crowd not so big (maybe 40 people)- the turn out was probably hurt because there was another show in town-The Sadies and Jesse Sykes
We played Sugar City
And the folks there were super nice, probably one of the only US promoters who actually cooked us a dinner. (and had yummy brownies) Read more »
I wake up early to move Jeff’s car before we leave for Rochester. When I reach for my socks my thumb brushes up against the coffee table and I get a long splinter up my fingernail. AAAAAAAAAAA. The pain. I rush to the bathroom and try and pull it out. I only manage to break off the tip. “AAAAAAAA, ow, ow, ow” Oh my fucking god, this is un-real. My mom comes into the bathroom with some tweezers and quickly pulls out the splinter. What a mom! A real “Pro” - mom. Man. I take a couple advil. It hurts like hell. I run downstairs to move the car. Read more »
Occupy 11-17-11 http://www.occupywallst.org/
It was a long day that started around 6 am for me. I headed up to Liberty Park for an early morning protest/celebration honoring the 2 month anniversary of the OCW movement. There was a full day of non violent action planned. The morning event was a march in front of the Wall Street Stock Exchange to symbolically call for a shut down of the corrupt and unregulated financial practices that take place there. A press release about the protest said they wanted to make it an especially musical one and that you should write your story, in the form of a slogan, on a sign and display it at the protest. I decided to bring a long a mini djembe that my sister gave me.
This is the sign I came up with. Read more »