Friday, March 27, 2009

"The Hussy is Madison, Whizzconsin two-piece Heather and Bobby, who used to play in a loud band called Cats Not Dogs. As The Hussy they now have a brand-new record out, called the Winter Daze e.p. On this 45 our two heroes are spitting out six poppy punk / punky pop nuggets, thus cramming three songs into each side, all 1-2 minute songs about dogs, cars and girlfriends that cannot read. They manage to create a tasty and catchy audio cocktail of beer, piss, lemonade and vinegar rock ‘n’ roll...... Oh yes, on the Winter Daze e.p., male and female vocals alternate, and sometimes combine, to great effect. In this respect it even reminds one senior Fistful staff member of Exene Cervenka and John Doe’s glory days, if that makes any sense (anyone out there remembers X’s great album Under The Big Black Sun ?) . “The Hussy collides Bobby’s garage-rock riffage, Heather’s considerable drum-pumeling skills, and playfully obnoxious vocals from both.” declared the Milwaukee Onion, and man, if they say things like that then you can be sure you’re not wasting your money.

- 520 pressed - artwork by Joan van der Werf - sound sample at

If you heard a loud clang a minute ago, then that was the realisation of it dawning on me that this is March 27th. I'm lost in the vortex of time and space due to a mixture of work which involves a certain degree of play also. Confused? Not as much as me matey... then there's the case of not seemingly being able to read. I've misinterpreted more than my fair share this past day or so. I'm not sure new glasses would help. I think that it's what's behind the peepers that keeps misfiring.

Still, if you're around Cologne tonight then here's the hot ticket for that 'hood. If you're in Brooklyn then it's rockin' heaven tonight. I posted the poster yesterday for that particular mainline to a high ol' time. To paraphrase Margaret DollRod. So yeah, been kinda sidetracked but it's all for the greater good. I'm not complaining (for once-ish). Not sure about the weekend, I have an assignment that will take precedence but me will be dippin' in and out.

And of course we lose an hour on the Saturday/Sunday segue. Getting to Monday a little early, maybe some of you would fancy this Vashti Bunyan thing at Filmhouse on that very day.