Friday, August 28, 2009

Pulp'n again

The Scott Walker produced We Love Life for the commute today. Video from La Route Du Rock in St Malo, France.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


For a Thursday afternoon. Why exactly? I do not know.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Six degrees and such

Brought into existence by Ken Lockie and Keith Levene under the original moniker The Quick Spurts, Cowboys International would release one LP (1979's The Original Sin) and a handful of singles before dissolving in 1980. The group was a revolving door of members, consisting at one time or another such musicians as Terry Chimes (The Clash), Marco Pirroni (Adam and the Ants), and Steve Shears (Ultravox). Ken Lockie and bassist Pete Jones would go on to join (briefly, and Lockie left just about as quickly as he came) post-Wobble, post-Flowers of Romance Public Image Ltd., which Jones' tenure with the group would be captured on the official/unofficial Commercial Zone (1983) album.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Originator

Master toaster and supreme manipulator of the mix, the roots of hip hop and the birth of dub can be contributed to U-Roy.

Memory jog

In the synaptic archives and brought out from a lap around YouTube: Lizzy Mercier Descloux. A pioneer of the No Wave and World Beat genres, the first vid contains two songs (a cover of Arthur Brown's "Fire" and original composition "Torso Corso") from her 1979 debut Press Color and the second is a tune from her sophomore effort, 1981's Mambo Nassau.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Embedage action (and other made up words TBA)

Embedding has been enabled for this rare clip of Kleenex, which has resided on YouTube since the end of last year. Hooray!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aerosol Burns

From Beat Rhythm News- Waddle Ya Play? (1979).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Michael Gambon

His interview from his last visit on Top Gear in 2006 still cracks me up every time.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hentai gear

Wanna sport some HIO bling? Then click over to!

Politics with a bullet or two

From the folks who bring civilization to a country near you.

Makes one wonder if the DNA of these people cry themselves to sleep at night...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ergo, the nomics

Maybe I'm just thick (well, more thick) this morning but do I need a manual on how to operate this pen?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

HIO and PFFFFT! news

Video from Hentai Improvising Orchestra's first gig has been posted by Terry Horn on the band's page at

Tracks from November and December's 2008 shows at the now defunct Fairmount have been mixed, edited, and uploaded on Katboy's PFFFFT! page by Matt Hembree. A couple of tracks will be contributed to an upcoming comp release by Indian Casino Records.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

RIP Les Paul

The man who brought us multitrack recording and the iconic guitar which bears his name, passed away today at age 94 from pneumonia. Article can be found at Associated Press.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Wobble factor

With Can men Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit. From Full Circle (1982).

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mondays and Grapes

When Shaun Ryder could be bothered he's downright brilliant.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ad Hocula

Courtesy of

James Williamson is set to play songs from Raw Power with Bay Area band at San Jose's The Blank Club. Article and interview with Mr. Williamson from NBC Bay Area.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Weekend update

Saturday and Sunday: After receiving the green light last week, began the mixing process for One Fingered Fist's upcoming album and their half of the split record with The Me-Thinks. I'll work on a few more of their tunes later today after work.