Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Damned - New Rose

Released forty years ago today. I got my sis to send off to Stiff HQ in Alexander Street and get me a copy for xmas. A copy stamped 'plug copy' arrived back

The Pop Group - Zipperface

Friday, 21 October 2016

A BIGGER BOOK: The David Hockney SUMO

I SO wish that I could afford one of these but...

You and the team

Greg Davis - Grateful Dead Mixes Volumes 1 & 2

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Grateful Dead Mix - Volume 1
(June 2005 - Burlington VT)
Feedback (live at The Fillmore West San Francisco CA 08/21/68)
China Cat Sunflower (from Aoxomoxoa)
Seastones (from Seastones Sessions 11/28/73)
The Main Ten (from Mickey Hart Rolling Thunder)
Ripple (from American Beauty)
Spider Gawd (from Jerry Garcia Garcia) + Its Good To Be God (live at SF State Acid Test San Francisco CA 10/02/66)
That’s It For The Other One (from Anthem Of The Sun)
Seastones (original February 1975 version from Seastones) + What’s Become Of The Baby (from Aoxomoxoa)
New Potato Caboose (from Anthem Of The Sun)
Late For Supper (from Jerry Garcia Garcia) + Nirvana Army Rap (live at SF State Acid Test San Francisco CA 10/02/66)
Uncle John’s Band (from Workingman’s Dead)
Prankster Sound Collage #2 (live at SF State Acid Test San Francisco CA 10/02/66)
Attics Of My Life (from American Beauty)
Prankster Sound Collage #3 (live at SF State Acid Test San Francisco CA 10/02/66) + Fire On The Mountain (live at Mickey’s Barn Novato CA 1973)
St. Stephen (live at Harpur College Binghamton NY 05/02/70)
Rolling Thunder / Shoshone Invocation (from Mickey Hart Rolling Thunder) + Seastones (live 06/06/75)
We Bid You Goodnight (live at Berkeley Community Theater Berkeley CA 08/15/71)

Grateful Dead Mix - Volume 2
(April / May 2010 - Burlington VT)
Yamantaka (from Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Yamantaka) + Bill Graham Presents... (from The Bugs - unreleased radio play 1982)
Ollin Arageed (from Rocking the Cradle - live at the Pyramids Cairo Egypt 09/16/78)
Stage Banter / Technical Difficulties (live at Woodstock Festival Bethel NY 08/16/69) + Seastones (from Seastones Sessions 11/28/73)
Fire On The Mountain (live at the Pauley Pavilion UCLA Los Angeles CA 12/30/78)
Bugs On Broadway (from The Bugs - unreleased radio play 1982) + Magnesium Night Light (from Infrared Roses)
Casey Jones (from Workingman's Dead Sessions)
Franklin's Tower (from Blues for Allah)
...Quick, the Baby Is Crying... (from Home Recordings Summer 1969)
The Barbed Wire Whipping Party (from Aoxomoxa Outtakes)
Seastones (from Seastones Sessions 11/28/73) + Magnificent Sevens (from Diga Rhythm Band) + Music To Be Born By (from Mickey Hart Music To Be Born By)
Stella Blue (from Steal Your Face - live at The Winterland San Francisco CA 10/20/74)
Eyes Of The World (from Wake Of The Flood)
Crowd Sculpture (from Infrared Roses) + The Bells The Bells (from The Bugs - unreleased radio play 1982)
Ollin Arageed (live at Uptown Theatre Chicago IL 11/18/78)
China Doll (from From The Mars Hotel)
Drone Collage includes The Revolving Mask of Yamantaka + Yamantaka + Solar Winds (from Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Yamantaka) + Love Scene Improvisations (Take 4) (from Zabriskie Point Soundtrack outtakes by Jerry Garcia)
Touch of Grey (from In The Dark)
So it Came To Pass (from The Bugs - unreleased radio play 1982) + Seastones (from Seastones Sessions 11/28/73)
Dark Star (studio version from What A Long Strange Trip It's Been)
Dark Star (live at The Family Dog San Francisco CA 08/30/69) + Dark Star (live at The Fillmore East New York NY 01/02/70) + The Bells The Bells Reprise (from The Bugs - unreleased radio play 1982)
Estimated Prophet (live at Barton Hall, Cornell University Ithaca NY 05/08/77)
Star Spangled Banner & Closing Remarks (from The Fillmore Acid Test San Francisco CA 01/08/66)
Bird Song (from Ladies and Gentlemen live at The Fillmore East New York NY 04/28/71)
Love Scene Improvisations (Take 3) (from Zabriskie Point Soundtrack outtakes by Jerry Garcia)

A couple of interesting GD mixes by Greg Davis that I first encountered over at the sadly now defunct Arthur magazine. 
My thanks to Greg for reuploading them




Trump Debate Heavy Rock Bands


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Cat in the Hat says:

Thor & Friends - Medieval

A video for the Thor & Friends song Medieval, directed by Andy Byers. "I met Andy in 2004. He was playing in great band called Minus Story made up of 4 childhood friends from Boonville Missouri. I was touring with Shearwater. I loved these young , smart men and their dark twisted humor. In fact Jordan, the singer and keyboard player of Minus Story is now a core member of Thor&Friends. Andy has gone on to make all sets and costumes for Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno film as well as other artistic achievements. He still does work with her and he started a record label called Cosmic Dreamer. I was over the moon when he offered to make a video for Thor&Friends."
-Thor Harris

Adam Curtis: HyperNormalisation (BBC 2016)


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

David Fevyer: Reading the Anthropocene through science and apocalypse in the selected contemporary fiction of J.G. Ballard, Kurt Vonnegut, Cormac McCarthy and Ian McEwan

White House spokesman scoffs at 'snorting' Trump calling for drug tests

Amalgamated Futureless Artists - AFA's Song Around The World


Clinton wants a public health response to the opioid crisis. Trump wants more of the old drug war

Shipwreck CSI: Identifying the victims of a migrant tragedy

John Perry Barlow Needs A Miracle

Bob Weir - Live at The Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY (16/10/16)

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Bob's 69th Birthday Show with Steve Kimock, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Jon Shaw, Josh Kaufman and Leslie Mendelson. Aaron Dessner also performed with the band for most of the show. He was originally set to tour with the band but had to cancel. Three unannounced female backup singers were also present.
Got to say that Weir's new album 'Blue Mountain' is one of the surprise albums of the year for me. I know a lot of my old deadhead friends had no time for The National curated 'Day of The Dead' covers album but it certainly seems to have fired new life into Bobby

Set 1:
One More Saturday Night
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Blue Mountain
One More River to Cross
Darkest Hour
Lay My Lily Down
Ghost Towns
Dark Hollow
Set 2:
Mama Tried
West L.A. Fadeaway
Eyes of the World
Uncle John's Band
Morning Dew
Not Fade Away
Ki-Yi Bossie
Brokedown Palace
Live @ Amoeba Records Hollywood (27/9/16)
K.C. Moan (Soundcheck)

Walkin' Blues
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Blue Mountain
Only a River*
Lay My Lily Down*
Ki-Yi Bossie*
* = w/ Josh Kaufman

The Pop Group cancel all upcoming gigs

I do hope that everything is OK

Monday, 17 October 2016

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Headline o'the day

Man mixing LSD and cough syrup saves dog from imaginary fire


Bob Weir - Live at Kings Theatre Brooklyn NY (14/10/16)

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The white flight of Derek Black

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Adrian Sherwood - Live at Dekmantel Festival Amsterdam (7/8/16)

German Efficiency

Friday, 14 October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Molly Crabapple has found a different way to tell stories

Hmmm! The day the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature went electric

Maybe they just mispronounced Don DeLillo's isn't literature and he didn't get it for Tarantula!

Total Meltdown

Dario Fo, Nobel-winning playwright, dies aged 90

Dario Fo: Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Manchester Bib & Braces Theatre production of Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" filmed in 1984 - written and directed by Gavin Richards who also plays the "madman"


How the Seinfeld theme was made

Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement Live in Concert (Sheffield Magna 6/3/10)

The Human League - Being Boiled (What's On Granada TV 1978)

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

Notes From Chaos: Page 55 - John Murphy (1959 - 2015)

One year passed since John Murphy's death and Notes From Chaos takes a look at some of his works, associations and collaborations dividing the 2 hour podcast into two sections: First hour focused in the 80's and the second hour in the 2000's paying tribute to one of the most active and multifarious musicians in Australia. The episode's sounds varied from New Wave (The Associates) and industrial (Lustmord) to Neofolk (Death In June & Boyd Rice's Scorpion Wind) including bands being member like Knifeladder and Last Dominion Lost and less known collaborations with Espectra Negra (which i thank her for her contribution) and Australian experimental band Gum.
R.I.P. John Murphy (1959 - 2015)
Whirlywirld - Signals (Whirlywirld 7" / Missing Link / 1979)Current 93 - A Visit To Dogland (V/A - The Fight Is On LP / L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords / 1985)The Associates - Nude Spoons (The Peel Sessions LP/CD / Strange Fruit / 1989)
Gene Loves Jezebel - Screaming (For Emmalene) (Screaming (For Emmalene) 12" / Situation Two / 1983)
John Murphy - Father Of Skins-Panik (V/A - Garbage Sandwich 4CS / Beast 666 Tapes / 1992)
Lustmord - Comahon Q.Q. Comahon (Paradise Disowned LP / Side Effects / 1986)
Orchestra Of Skin & Bone - Glory (Untitled LP / Major Records / 1986)
Krank - Scry (Live) (Chaos CD / Dark Vinyl Records / 1991)
Gum & John Murphy - Blood On The Floor (20 Years In Blue Movies And Yet To Fake An Orgasm LP / Not On Label / 1988)
Andrew King & The Oval Legionary Chorale - Legionnaire In Algiers (V/A - Tutti A Casa! Ain Soph Tribute 2CD / Hau Ruck! SPQR / 2003)
Last Dominion Lost - Ritual In The Dark (Snowdrops From A Curate's Garden LP / The Epicurean / 2015)
Espectra Negra & John Murphy - Offering To Sanwa-Dupa (Savage Justice CS / Self-Released (Espectra Negra) / 2013)
Gerechtigkeits Liga – Justice (Dystopia LP / Zyklus Records / 2011)
Naevus - Like Arms (Behaviour CD / Operative Records / 2002)
Browning Mummery - Sutured (Chants Of The Bardo Engine MP3 / Self-Released / 2015)
Wertham - Man-Ho'-Rexia (Maladolescenza 7" / Deathangle Absolution Records / 2014)
Knifeladder - Red Drum (Organic Traces CD / Operative Records / 2002)
Foresta Di Ferro - Harmony Of Pen And Sword (Bury Me Standing CD / Hau Ruck! / 2003)
Scorpion Wind - The Cruelty Of The Heavens (Heaven Sent 2LP / Twilight Command/New European Recordings / 1996)
John Murphy - My Father of Serpents