Dalek – Distorted Prose: Trip-hop at its best.
Alec Empire / Futurist – Make em Bleed: Riot riot riot.
Butthole Surfers – Graveyard: Not a place to be buried, I think.
Sebadoh – Mean Distance: That quiets things up a bit…for a few seconds, anyway…
Boredoms – U-Bus: Drummin’ Boredoms.
Genesis – Broadway Melody of 1974: And so ends the fast, angry trend of the Random Eight today.
Yo La Tengo – Blue Line Swinger: From a NYC Taper recording at one of the band’s Hanukkah shows in 2010, this is one of my favorite live songs ever.
IQ – Sleepless Incidental: Ending the Random Eight on a prog note.
Possibly eating one who snacked on me a few times…
A new batch of seed has brought many visitors to the house. Some are even nice to have, such as a gang of baby cardinals hovering about. This one was nervous once sighting me, but overall decided the food was worth the risk.
We took a trip to Meadowlark Gardens this weekend. We were only a few minutes into the excursion when Nicole took this phone-pic of me:
The sign rising from the out-of-place orange cone read, “”Warning – hornets in shrubs – stay away!”
Although they didn’t go looking for a fight, truly, the hornets were none too happy about neither a macro lens being stuck in their shrub or the wild flash I produced with each snap. But no real harm was done; despite a few circles around my head, we all went on with our lives, and I managed to capture a couple interesting shots.
The others are a bit more interesting as two of the critters dance around.
I thought the petiolate abdomen on this shot was pretty nifty:
From The Dusty Pile is a collection of posts about media that has sat on the shelves in our home not watched, listened-to, or read for many years, but have reemerged with some type of reaction (hopefully joy).
In 1990, Martin Atkins realized Pigface, a collaborative band that over the next twenty years would feature dozens of musicians performing industrial, punk, and experimental music on six studio releases, four live albums, and a number of remix collections. With musicians including members of Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Einsturzende Neubauten, Tool, and probably over one-hundred others, the songs were always guaranteed to be interesting, loud, crazy, and a whole bunch of other adjectives that typically draw me in.
Truth Will Out is an early live release featuring (I think) about sixteen musicians that ranges from heavy, plodding rock songs to rapid, drum-driven punk sounds to experimental looping and screaming sessions. Like most Pigface albums here, it has been on the shelf for some time with no valid explanation other than it had fallen far out of my memory. After “Kiss King” from the spectacular A New High In Low started running through my head, I picked the first CD I saw from Atkins’ collection and was treated to a reminder of how entertaining the band could be. Although I never saw the band perform, the live releases are exceptional for their capturing of the band’s energy and raw sound. Truth Will Out is a journey through a music vision that Atkins tries to create, and a reminder that it is good to occasionally scan the shelves for such a trip from time to time.
A number of the little flutters have allowed themselves to be photographed recently. Here are a few shots.
John Cale – Close Watch: A third John Cale song in two weeks!
Rasputina – Afternoon of the Faun: Possibly where the Fauns eat people.
The Everly Brothers – Non Mi Resti Che To: First time for the Everlys in a while.
R.E.M. – Orange Crush: Once upon a time, one of my favorite R.E.M. songs.
Mission of Burma – SSL 83: Typical fast, typical fun.
Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On): Continuing a recent Talking Heads theme.
R.E.M. – Can’t Get There From Here: Strange time-tunneling today.
The Residents – True Love: Part of an ever strange Residents tale via music.
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There is no hole deep enough to stifle the sound of protest
There is no man ridiculous enough to quiet the world
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Contemplating Silent Wishes
Contemplating Silent Wishes, the second release from Fertanish, presents minimalist, experimental rhythms and sounds that patiently travel through a complicated and mesmerizing composition.
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