Sunday, February 25, 2007
Audiobook: here. About the author. Thanks again to the OTR-Messageboard.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian soft science fiction novel
Thursday, February 22, 2007
After "backing" Nina Hagen on "Nina Hagen Band" and "Unbehagen" Spliff were fed up with Nina. She wanted to do "her own thing" and have more "artistic control" and the band split with the lady. The Spliff Radio Show was the first release after Nina left. It became obvious that "the Queen of PunkRock" owed much of her fame to the brilliant backing band. Spliff was never regarded as a true Krautrock band - I guess they had too much of a "pop" appeal, but the members all had background in various legendary KR-bands, such as Lokomotiv Kreutzberg.
Radio Show (1980), is hilarious - it is somewhat of a record industry spoof. Totally over-produced. Packed with kitsch sarcasm, SRS really tried to bite off the hand that fed them; CBS. Or at least it seemed so. It is difficult to describe the album, it has elements of pop-rock, synth-rock, disco, prog-rock and krautrock. All with tongue in cheek. Enjoy this gem! Part1 and part2. pass: mercury. Thanks to this place, for sharing this moment in history. (go there for even more spliff)
WE ARE PRODUCERS
Turning all the knobs that move the music scene
WE ARE PRODUCERS
Cleaning all the tapes erasing what's obscene
We are the engineers
we call ourselves producers
Making records doing sounds
we're really the inducers
Take control ot music's Soul
we twist and bend to fit the trend
Compressor's in and reverb's out
we change the mix without a doubt
WE ARE PRODUCERS . . . . etc.
We'll route the drums in 1 and 2
then we take an FRQ
DDL with ABC
THD sounds good to me
Cut the bass and keyboards out
leave guitar but not so loud
An echo here an echo there
WE ARE PRODUCERS . . . . etc.
First class technics in our hand
To get a hit is only luck
cause what we do's a filthy fire truck
We don't care about energy
the future will be warm
in our nuclear mixing board
Bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Would you believe it, the guy in the corner is David Lee Roth
Btw, another Dave - Mr. Dave Lesar, CEO of Halliburton, has made himself a reputable $42 million for his gigs down in Iraq. Lesar's gigs are funded in full by the poor, the elderly, the sick, the needy and the future illiterate of USA - now THAT's generosity! Lesar is not much of a singer though, but the pyro is stunning.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I can't wait to hear: Susi Schuster - Jodel-Twist
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Really, it is their main objective!
If anybody think they can find comfort in "optimistic" warnings,
then let them do so. It is at least an easy thing to do,
but at the same time also a death sentence over our grand-children"
Friday, February 09, 2007
Here's a link to a guy that really hates Shatner, all just because he didn't get his book signed in a pleasing manner, then he made this hate-page. He got his book signed - Get a life (sic) - but failed to act on the instruction conveyed in the title. (double sic)
Thanks to Stay Free (blog) - you can get Has Been Here. Original post here.
Thanks to the ever excellent Martian Shaker - you can get it here. Original post and tracklist here. Btw, you might want to check out Weirdomusic if you're into this...
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Well, do as I - and start the day with a pot of tea, and a visit to Totally Fuzzy .
It is a remarkable site that is updated several times daily.
Many of my "net findings" have often been through TF.
I'm not sure exactly what to call this genre--spoken word is the closest, I suppose. Many of these tracks are amusing, a few intentionally so. Although much of the material here is a freak show, there is occasional talent, such as Ken Nordine. Some of the recordings are from my own vinyl, but the majority are from other sources, including 365 Days, Golden Throats, and other compilations. Thanks to mfooz, for compiling this pile of weirdness. Get it now, no waiting; Volume 1 and Volume 2
Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Dana Countryman, former editor of "Cool and Strange Music Magazine" has made this bio on Elva.
Thanks to Wiel's timecapsule, you can get Mrs. Miller's "Does Her Ting" on Rogerpost or Mediafire.
Friday, February 02, 2007
The title is a reference to a passage in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 13, which states:
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
The book's protagonist is required to view clips of his life on a "scanner", a holographic recorder/projector. In Chapter 13 of the book, the protagonist muses that he has seen his life with a scanner, but came no closer to properly perceiving his life than St Paul with his primitive mirror (or "glass"). True understanding, he suggests, will come only when "death" is defeated.
Read by Paul Giamatti - Files are mp3/64kbs/9.5hrs (Unabridged)
part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - Password is 18rlp6xvy42
It is written in a documentary style, with three independent narratives linked together by the device of a narrator discovering notes left by a deceased relative. The narrator pieces together the whole truth and disturbing significance of the information he possesses, illustrating the story's first line: "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."