Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A couple o' quick notes: The 13th Floor Elevators box-set will be a limited web-order only release, so get those orders in asap! (esp with the Pound doin' very nice against the Euro)...

Hardly my favorite mag, but Maximum Rock 'n' Roll has a nice two page spread (and back page pic) regarding my pet project from last year; the Nixe LP in their latest issue...
What are governments for exactly? - Part 7846b

It has been brought to our attention that new noise legislation is about to be introduced that could destroy live music in the UK.
The government wish to consider it a legal requirement that anyone apply ing or re-apply ing for an entertainment licence must have a noise volume control device fitted in the venue.
This will be the final nail in the coffin for pretty much ALL entertainment in the UK as the level at which these devices cut the power off is ridiculously low.
In our experience any venue that has one in use cannot have any electric music as the power is constantly being cut mid-song - and even applause at the end of a song can cut it.
Many smaller promoters have a hard enough job as it is without having events disrupted by these devices. Apart from the fact that they will cause annoyance to the audience!
Whoever came up with this idea has most likely never been to a rock'n'roll gig in their life. Please sign the petition now!


How about fitting noise limiters to the fuckers that gibber through an acts set? I think that would be acceptable. Or applying an electric shock generator to mobile phones so that divots who scream down them when people are playing get fried? Anyway, I don't really hold with this kind of thing but this is important. Maybe not life and death but getting there.

And it wouldn't be a new day without another passing, would it. I missed this yesterday actually...

RIP - Bob May

This song is not for wee Georro Bush. I caught about 20 seconds of U2 on TV last night and felt sick. As the big West Wing vs The Wire soap opera pilot goes live today, I sincerely hope that my friends efforts and hopes are not pissed into the wind as the plotline develops.

Of course, there are other big events going down today. Matt and Kim's "Grand" being released. Plus it's payday so I'm flush for about 20 minutes.