Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tdu at notsuoh - 9thirty

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tdu tonight at avant garden - tomorrow at notsuoh - sunday at dan electros

Thursday, March 13, 2008

our liar in chief

just finished yapping it up on the cnn
they are now saying that is it confusing
it is not confusing
unless you are stupid
they are creating a police state
and some members of congress
are fighting it for once
but the worst president ever
wants to make sure
his pet corporations
aren't punished
for breaking the law

is that confusing?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Philip Gibbs interview

Philip Gibbs interview:
"Q: If you say, got a chimpanzee, and stuck some sweets on to your guitar strings, would the chimps efforts to remove the sweets end up sounding like some free improvised music, and would you be able to tell if this is real music or not? Because music is sound, after all.

A: Yes I’m sure the chimp’s efforts would sound like some free improvised music, and that music would contain the creators (in this case the chimp) stamp. For some listeners the result would be perfectly satisfying and for others not. I think any ‘musical’ events in this case would be accidental (and all the more apparent as the piece progressed) and as such, it would be divorced from the higher aspect of creative consciousness I have alluded to earlier. Whether anyone could tell or not isn’t necessarily the point (unless they are writing a review!) its whether or not it quenches your particular thirst. Having said that, if large expanses of my work could easily be confused with that of a chimp’s, I would seriously reconsider my options! For me music is ‘made up’ of sound, it is in a sense sound PLUS craft…..hence the ‘art’ of music. It’s a subtle difference."

Paul Rogers interview

Paul Rogers interview:
"PG: Do you think that in the course of, let's say, an hour-long improvisation there is the potential for a lot of uncreative music?
PR: No, not if you are improvising properly. When you're playing, you can't be thinking about what you are playing - that's too slow. You have to act on the musical elements at that particular time, and do it honestly without ego, playing for the good of the music rather than some self-indulgence. And each person has his own way of doing that; someone might play very little, someone else a lot. But even when silent you should still be in the music. If there are ten people on stage and there is a drum solo, there are ten people involved in the drum solo ... plus the audience. If someone starts talking or goes out of the room the musical dynamics change."

Paul Rogers interview

Paul Rogers interview:
"PG: What music were you listening to at that time?
PR: My older brother would bring records into the house so I heard things like The Who, Jimi Hendrix ... and Cream I really liked at that time. And I'd also heard improvised music on the radio, people like John Stevens, Derek Bailey, etc., and that really turned me on to wanting to play. But I was told that you couldn't play improvised music unless you play jazz. That was the thinking in those days; some people maybe think that now. In fact, some people actually think you improvise because you can't play music! It amazes me how uneducated these people must be because we all know most people only play tunes because they can't improvise, and they play other people's music because they haven't got any of their own! Anyway, I left school shortly before my sixteenth birthday and as there were no options for going to college, etc., I apprenticed as a carpenter for a couple of years before moving to London around 1974."

Number 4. Looks just like the first one.

Whiskey, ice, classic country - pearl bar

in the mail

dad sent religious tracts
at least he included cash

tonight i'll spend it
on whiskey
at pearl bar
and shake my fist
at a non-existent god...

Monday, March 10, 2008

The slits are playing the songs u know u want to hear, the songs u know, and the songs u didnt know u want to hear... Yahoo!


ABC News: It Wasn't the Sex; Suspicious $$ Transfers Led to Spitzer:
"The federal investigation of a New York prostitution ring was triggered by Gov. Eliot Spitzer's suspicious money transfers, initially leading agents to believe Spitzer was hiding bribes, according to federal officials.

It was only months later that the IRS and the FBI determined that Spitzer wasn't hiding bribes but payments to a company called QAT, what prosecutors say is a prostitution operation operating under the name of the Emperors Club."

I am pissed about a lot of things right now.
Unhappy about a lot of things.
but fuckin' Spitzer...
a man I referred to as a Super-Hero -
one of the great progressive hopes -
fuckin' around - the Mann Act -
the goddamned Mann Act?
did he not understand that they would
burn him on this?
that they would get him on anything they could?
that he had to be squeakier than squeaky clean?
he did so much good as AG.
had so much potential as governor,
and a helluva future...

fuckin' moron.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

NonAlignment Pact: Music in Seven Days from Seven Writers

best McCain rally coverage ever:

NonAlignment Pact: Music in Seven Days from Seven Writers:
"There was a middle-aged white man who looked like Bum Phillips dressed in University of Texas garb who looked at a woman wearing a white sweater with multiple American flags sewn on it and said, 'You look like a young Kay Bailey Hutchison. I mean that in a good way.'"