Sunday, August 27, 2006

I am sick of this blogging lark. Particularly when you put something up and it doesn't appear. "There Were Errors" it blares but the bloody post appears in the listings. I always interpret such a situation as something that i've done. This all intensifies better times when I seemed to have a life. Just heard a track off the new Dylan album called "Rollin' and Tumblin'", it sounds like Dave Alvin. But anyway - perhaps a greater power is trying to tell me something? It is the sabbath after all... and I have to go back to the real world (work) tomorrow. Guess how thrilled I am about that on a scale of zero to, er, minus 10?
Don’t know what it is about “The Only Stars” by National Park but it’s oddly familiar, like I heard it in a previous existence. Anyways, these Luna-landscape, Mazzy Star-tuesque frequencies revive that great tradition of the cool Glasgow 7” just in time for the nights drawing in and the youngsters gathering around their gramophones. Title track includes the great Bill Wells and Belle and Sebastian alumni Sarah Martin and Mick Cooke. Flip is a short shimmering instro entitled “La Solara”. Distributed in the UK by Cargo but you can order it direct from Yield Recordings. Apologies for the sleeve repro, it’s not designed to be viewed as a thumbnail and I am entirely down with that.
RIP - Bruce Gary

(Phast informed me earlier this week, Steve supplied the link. Thanks gents.)
"Hello Friend, Following a summer of reasonable fun and frolic, SUSQUEHANNA INDUSTRIAL TOOL & DIE CO. goes native and returns to Otto's Shrunken Head all tanned and rested -- and ready to make with two solid hours of hillbilly action! THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st/OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD / (And every last Thursday of the month) /538 East 14th Street (just west of Avenue B), Manhattan / Two BIG shows, from 8:00 sharp until 10:00 / No cover! / And, coming up... FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th / RODEO BAR /375 Third Avenue (corner of 27th Street), Manhattan / Three hours, from 10:30 sharp until 1:30 / No cover! / Pretend you missed us, won't you? Yours truly, Michael, Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. "
Some more Youtube goodies: Wreckless Eric (note the drummer!), Jilted John, Rezillos, Revillos, Undertones, Slaughter & the Dogs, Dr Feelgood on Dutch TV, Sex Pistols live at the Mafcentrum, Maasbree, Netherlands. (1), (2), (3). Dictators and the Pretty Things live in Holland. And you can't get more "gone" than the Tielman Brothers, R&R insanity from 1960 Dutch TV. Roky Erickson, 13th Floor Elevators. Motorhead, Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, Suicide,