Saturday, October 31, 2009

Party Frog & Lucas T. Ford Make The Halloween Scene

Shamblers Halloween party mix

Sounds best loud.

Happy Halloween!!

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Hey Scott NM

There's a new 71-disc Miles Davis box set coming out?


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Music I heard on WFMU this afternoon that I think Jess will like

I couldn't find videos for "Peanut" (from our favorite Sonny Sharrock LP, "Black Woman") and "Endlessly Fascinated" (brand new!!) by the unstoppably good Psychedelic Horseshit.

"Peanut" was on Mayor McDowell's "Long Rally." The rest were on "Three Chord Monty" and Brian Turner's Show.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

We're in Wine Country

Not a metaphor. We're really here.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Downtown New York"

I saw "After Hours" for the first time last night and, noticing that Rockets Redglare was in it, I started snooping around the internet for stories surrounding his involvement.

What I found instead was this link to clips from "Downtown New York," a then-contemporary public access show with which I was otherwise unfamiliar.

Watching clips of Soho from the latter half of the 80s reminded me of this Glenn O'Brien article (to keep the NY public access theme going), about his realization that the neighborhood had become "too hot" for his handling. The gallery scenes from "Style Wars" come to mind as well (fast forward to 2:53).

Things change, I'm not saying anything new, but it's been on my mind recently and is one of those facts that manages to surprise me whenever I'm reminded of it.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eucalyptus - our new roommate


Monday, October 12, 2009

Cassette loop drone

I chopped together a blank tape loop yesterday, and have been using it with the 4-track pretty much nonstop since:

Same video, processed through the modular:

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Dustys at Terminal 5

The Dustys came through town on Thursday. Unfortunately, the cheap-o tapes I bought moments before their set were toxic. The second I put one into the dictaphone, this happened:

Avoid, if at all possible, Trisonic C-90 tapes. They might look amazing--and why else would you buy them?--but they're useless. They will wreck whatever you put them into.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Mexicoe - FREE SHOW next week!

Tell everyone you know-- New Mexicoe is playing TWO sets at Sycamore next Saturday (4pm and 6pm). Plenty of new songs, very inexpensive drinks, no charge for admission.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Who wants to start a Cantina band?

The very promising looking new Eigenlabs controllers were just released: the Alpha and the Pico*.

It's been a lot of fun to watch the alternative controller market explode over the last couple of years. Time was you had to pull out a Millioniser 2000 if you wanted to cause a scene. Nowadays, you can't help but trip over some new version of the Monome. There are options is what I'm trying to say, options aplenty and the more the merrier. Any move away from a traditional keyboard offers a new possibility.

On a related note, if anyone reading this in the UK will be at one of this month's Eigen Labs demos PLEASE report back on it, either in the comments or via email.

Question: is the guy on the bottom-left of the Star Wars photo playing a Drum Buddy?

*Matrixsynth, as always, had the scoop.



Thursday, October 01, 2009

"New Year for Chinatown" by Cosine

Audio: 2004

Video: September 28, 2009

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