Saturday, June 10, 2006

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Cecil Taylor - All The Notes

Cecil Taylor - All The Notes: "To say Taylor is larger than life is an understatement. His musicianship is informed by a deep intellectual underpinning. One of the earliest sequences shows him seated at his grand piano, poring over a book of architecture and discussing his pianism in terms of structurel integrity on the same level as bridge spans. His scores, 'unhooked from the stave paper and using 'not notes -- alphabets', look more like calculus that might for example, tell you the density of suns. Many insights into his complex superclustered playing are gleaned: that for example he has forsaken standard intervels such as the perfect fourth and fifth, that he is interested in perfecting contrary motions of the hands; and that he spends hours each day playing his piano at home, staring at the movements of a tree that grows right outside his window. "

This is a film I need to see.

Vision Festival.ORG || Home

If I wasn't doing the most amazing show ever then I'd be figuring out how to get to NYC right now...

Vision Festival.ORG || Home

Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas: Survey - Reproductive Independence

Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas: Survey - Reproductive Independence

"Show your state pride & prevent Texas from becoming the next South Dakota!"

go sign the petition.
it's important.

Rolas de Aztlan � Blog Archive � Re:Mix #2: Kid Ornery

Rolas de Aztlan � Blog Archive � Re:Mix #2: Kid Ornery: "Today's Re:Mix Friday for KPFT listeners comes from a guy I would like to think is a local music myth and legend. I say this, of course, because I've known Mike Switzer since my early loudmouth days at the University of Houston. Even back then, Mike was a great musician and super-smart dude. These days, he's bringing Houstonians a super-smart musical podcast that's very much worth note as this week's pick."

YAY! and thanks to my old friend Ernesto for the shoutout and kind words...

Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.: "SK: You’ve got a big event planned on June 11th to kick off the soundtrack release for Season Two. Can you tell me a little bit about what’s going on that night?
McCREARY: This is the first performance of its kind that I know of. We are doing a CD release show for the second season album and we’re going to be performing the score live at an intimate venue called The Mint in Los Angeles. You’re going to see nine musicians who are the same men and women who perform the score each week. Steve Bartek, John Avila, and Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez, from Oingo Boingo are going to be there playing all the crazy instruments they play. The percussionist, electric fiddle player and the duduk player are going to be there. We’re going to do live music, show some exclusive video footage and then do a CD signing at the end. Best of all you can pick up a copy of the second season album a week before it ships. I’m really excited about it and think the fans are going to really enjoy it."

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Rollins writes Coulter

and you can watch him do it here.

I'm pretty ambivalent about ol' Hank - he's mostly right on, but he's a bit of a jackass...and I was (GASP!) never a black flag fan.
sad, but true.

This bit however makes me smile.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Defenestration Unit - 10 year anniversary

In celebration of TDU's 10 year anniversary the rest of this month's podcast
will be a mix of unreleased, classic, and new TDU tracks.

This recording comes from a brief period in the band's life when we played songs and had a singer.
She's under contract now, so I won't mention her name, but she's awesome...
We brought her in to do "Theme de Yoyo" and that sounded so good we added the Nina Simone cover - next thing ya know we were working up a set, and soon free jazz legends, TDU, were an R&B/Soul band...

next week classic TDU, something from Sweatbox, and a preview of the newest NEW TDU!!!

Track Listing:

1. Feeling Good
2. Theme De Yoyo
3. Breath of Fresh Air
4. All Mine
5. Space is the Place/Transmission


Writer turns 1920s anarchists into slapstick comedians

via Bookslut:Writer turns 1920s anarchists into slapstick comedians: "'I thought it would be fun to play around with the genre. I specifically came up with the genre of comedy teams. And then at some point the names Sacco and Vanzetti popped into my head and it seemed like such a perfect comedy team name. Once that clicked, all the parallels between slapstick and anarchy started coming at me,'' Binelli says."

Sounds interesting.

Monday, June 05, 2006

2006 Commencement Address - Stephen Colbert

2006 Commencement Address:
"It has been said that children are our future. But does that not also mean that we are their past? You are here to replace us. I don’t understand why we’re here helping and honoring them. You do not see union workers holding benefits for robots."

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Since "Supernatural" is one of the only new genre shows that got picked up for a second season I'm currently watching season one.
You should watch episode 13.
It's the story of a racist ghost truck,
or a truck inhabited by a racist ghost,
or something...
killer trucks are awesome,
even if racists aren't.



"Eight weeks after Mexican soldiers at a rural airport in the Yucatan discovered 5.5 tons of cocaine onboard an American-registered DC9 painted to resemble aircraft from the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Mexican and U.S. law enforcement officials seem no closer to publicly identifying either the owner of the plane, or the tons of cocaine."

When those anti-drug commmercials say that yr drug money is going to terrorists they are in fact correct.
As long as you accept the CIA as terrorists.

depressed as all git

making new mistakes daily
burying my head
in the sand

talking the real talk
while real drunk
may not have been best

a million things unsaid
but won't any of them
make it better