Just a short one here, it’s been a while, but as I’ve been hinting at, my spare internet time has been spent on this Electro-Comp CD that’s in the works. More word on that is coming soon as it’s expected to be released at the end of September. As far as this post, sometimes less is more, hence you get less babbling on my part and more killer music. The Thundering Asteroids are this powerhouse of a melodic, hardcore-ish Portland band that will make you stomp your feet and put a smile on your face. My old friend and bandmate is now on guitar, that’s how I found out about them, and the other day I had the joy of listening to them do a live set on Portland’s KBOO 90.7 FM. I love live in studio radio sets (I thank Mr. John Peel for that), it’s a very specific sound/energy/quality you can get out of a band. Well TA tore shit up, I had perma-grin, so what better thing to do than to bring a smile to you. I will warn you, BEWARE…the first song is so catchy it’ll catch your pants on fire!!!
Wondrous and disgusting at the same time, like so much of human creation. I remember when this was being built, took an awful long time to complete (and anybody who has had some windshield time knows how much road construction sucks). Driving it is just a blur, but this photo really captures what an awesome achievement it is, although what it symbolizes to me is the overpopulation of the planet’s worst enemy. Having taken geology and earthquake classes I know about the deep underground subduction faults Angelenans have looming beneath them, I wonder how this thing would do with an 8.0???
Only the human race would put the world’s largest swimming pool right the fuck next to the ocean. If anything it should be in some landlocked place like Nevada, or better yet, my current home state of Kansas (where the world’s tallest water slide is). This place doesn’t appeal to me at all, in fact people who find this appealing, are unappealing to me.
Recently discovered the amazing stylings of Prince Far I. Can’t believe I never ran across this guy, who like the almighty Fathead was shot dead at a young age. Was on utoob listening to a very old Reggae favorite of mine The Rastafarians ( a band you must really check out despite the obvious name…but there can only be one right?) and one of the suggestions off to the right there was this Prince Far I guy. There’s several full albums represented, but I started off with one where he does Psalms and other bible verses, prayers, which as it turns out was his first LP and he did for the benefit of those in Jamaica who are illiterate. Immediately, I was blown away by his deep gruff voice. A deeply religious guy, but he’s a DJ too, so you get this really far out roots/dancehall mix. So was just kinda listening to various releases and ran across this one live set that was a trip, called Prince Far I With Suns Of Arqa – Musical Revue (released by the epoch ROIR cassette label). The backing band has this almost impromptu free form jazz with effects thing going on. One of his hits from that set…
“Throw Away Your Gun”
The backing band, Suns Of Arqa or their label or somebody has a Bandcamp where you can listen/buy all the tunes from that live release.
Another joke via my Grandpa…
THE AUSTRALIAN VIRGIN
A very nice, innocent woman wants to get married, but she is only
willing to marry a man if he has never had sex with another woman.
After several unsuccessful years of searching, she decides to take out
a personal ad. She ends up corresponding with a man who has lived his
entire life in the Australian Outback and he has no experience with
women. She is very happy with him, and she feels that they are perfect
for each other.. So, they end up getting married. On their wedding
night, she goes into the bathroom to prepare for the evening.
When she returns to the bedroom, she finds her new husband standing in
the middle of the room, naked. All the furniture from the room is
piled in one corner.
“What happened?” she asks.
“I’ve never been with a woman” he says, “But if it’s anything like a
kangaroo, I’m gonna need all the room I can get
Not animated, but a short nonetheless, from the mind of Mr Klay…
“Dead On Arrival”
The very first Felix the Cat…
“Feline Follies (1919)”
In a world that is at times overwhelmingly ugly, thus my constant and essential musical escape (since I quit the sauce), I find this video uplifting on so many levels and feel that in the darkness there are those fireflies of hope…
Howdy, get along little doggies and whatnot. Been using up all my free computer time with this electro-compilation CD I’m going to be releasing soon and sadly completely forgot about the blog, which was the inspiration for doing the comp in the first place. Most of the music has been submitted and it’s eclectic electric as all get out. Every composition is verify-ably excellent, and exclusive to this comp…like visiting a bunch of different planets. It’s unreal how much talent has crossed my path and infected my brain. Finally got a bid from a CD duplication outfit that fit my pocketbook and they won’t be making a stink about sampling and asking my Mom for permission slips. It’s gonna be a numbered edition of 200, most of which will be going to the artists but I will be trying to sell some to break even, so start saving your change in the piggy bank. More info as it comes…
Really wanted to put this one in the Humboldt category, NoMeansNo were pretty much a regularly playing band up there, almost locals really, but unfortunately those cool cats were (are) Victoria/Vancouver band. Their shows run together in my mind, so I don’t remember specifics except that these guys are specifically one of the best live acts ever. They play their instruments like they were born with them in their hands, unparalleled, and as a group they are unbeatably tight. I had that same feeling watching them that I had seeing some of the jazz-fusion greats, utter amazement, no dancing for me, completely captivated. You end up asking yourself, is this real, are they really doing that? Out of the blue, my Bro Ed (one of the biggest NMN fans I know) did a solid and offered up this recording to me (and the flyer to boot), and me being your benefactor, I am offering it up to you…
1. Long days
3, Brainless wonder
4. The Tower
5. Dark Ages
1. 2 lips, 2 lungs and 1 tongue
2. Rags and Bones
4. The day everything became nothing
5. I am wrong pt 1
1. I am wrong pt 2
2. Body Bag
3. No sex, only fucking
Just wanted to throw out there that I’m putting together a comp CD of some of my favorite electro bands that I have run across in the 7 years of doing this here blog. Bands included are Prayers, Pornostroika Dadaifi, Peopling, Glanko, Angels Dust, Blitzkreig Baby, Scab King, Street Sects and Mach Baron. All the tracks are physically exclusive to this release. More news to come…
Made the local paper again, this time doing the only charitable thing I’ve been consistently doing since I was 16. I take that back, for the 4 or 5 years I was drinking myself to death, I didn’t donate. It tickles me being in the paper, the wife makes fun of me because in a small town everyone makes the paper, but just for a moment I’m famous, a big fish in a small pond, hahaha. It says something too, to the people who stood in my way…yup I’m still alive and kicking dickheads.
Check this animation, if you’ve ever been a drunkard, you can relate to the end result…