Thursday, January 29, 2009

Felines and strengthening semantic memories

John Hall and the "Mark II" lineup of King Missile. From Mystical Shit (1990).


"How To Remember Your Dreams"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More Genesis, please?

Pre-Then There Were Three Genesis will always hold a special place in me heart (sob). Enough sentimentality...

While experiencing technical difficulties with the stereo in my truck for the last couple of weeks, "Looking For Someone", "The Knife", and "Harold The Barrel" had been on a constant loop in the old noggin during the commute to work and back (along with "Daydream Believer", which, for some reason, I made up dirty lyrics for... ).

The first two songs listed above are from Genesis' second album Trespass (1970), which would feature John Mayhew on drums (his only recording with the band) and original guitarist (and, at the time, the principle songwriter) Anthony Philips, who would depart the group shortly after the album's completion. "Harold The Barrel" derives from Hackett's and Collins' debut with the band and followup to Trespass, 1971's Nursery Cryme.


"Looking For Someone"


"The Knife"


"Harold The Barrel"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jack (or should it be Bill?) of all trades

The mighty Bill Laswell performing on Soundstage in 2006 with DJ Disk, Zakir Hussein (tablas), Karsh Kale (drums), Ustad Sultan Khan (vocal, sarangui), and Nils Petter Molvaer (trumpet).



Sunday, January 18, 2009

My left foot

Actually, I was born with two of them. Well, not literally.

Tripped over the baby gate separating the dog/laundry room from the kitchen in the most retarded way possible, splintering it in the process. The left big toe is very swollen and painful. I'm limping around like Heather Mills without her wooden leg, except I'm much prettier (and I refuse to sleep with a Beatle. Okay, maybe for a few million... ). A pint of stout is what I believe any sane doctor would prescribe.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Joy Division

One quick post, then it's back to work. Yay!

"She's Lost Control" (live Sept. 15, 1979)

Friday, January 9, 2009

When meeting Chuck Norris...

Make sure you're holding a purse:

Nice indeed

Huzzah! Indie-music.ch was awesome enough to post a rare clip of Kleenex (later changed their name to LiLiPUT after a heavy handed threat made by the tissue giant's parent company Kimberly-Clark Corporation) live on Swiss tellie in 1978.

The lineup of Lislot Ha (drums), Marlene Marder (guitar), Klaudia Schiff (bass), and Regula Sing (vocals) would only last under the Kleenex moniker, with Sing leaving in 1979.

Embedding was disabled for this clip, so go here to view it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Destroy All Monsters

Ron Asheton and MC5 bassist Michael Davis joined in 1976, producing a handful of smoldering tuneage during their tenure with the group.


"Bored"


"Nobody Knows"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Goodbye, Ron

Today, Ron Asheton was found dead at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can read the article from the Detroit Free Press here.

We'll miss you, big guy.

Today...

Carey and I plan to meet the Beard Master, aka Chuck Norris, at a book signing in Azle (which, in some ways, doesn't sound like such an odd place for him to promote his new conservative dribble... ). Carey has wanted to meet him for years. Me? I could care less.

Great martial artist, though.