is a word coined by Angus MacLise, original drummer
of the Velvet Underground and quite possibly the
coolest hippie of all time. (cf. track four of his
posthumous CD release The Invasion of Thunderbolt
Pagoda, released by Siltbreeze/Quakebasket.
for immediate cf'ing.)
just click on Angus)
TO THE EDITOR
Blastitude is fumgawgious and should be framed or put inside
one of them ox yokes hanging on the wall at the Watering
Hole. Glad to be some sick, less-inspired part of it all.
Almost got the hillbilly shit column done. I'm calling it
LAST NIGHT'S DEVIL. Have some reviews to boot. I'll get
those and another jagged installment of THINGS TO COME,
ELEPHANT BOY to you next week so you'll have it to ponder
for a month. My 24 hour horror ghoul-a-go-go-gathon is November
5. I know, it's after horror day but I promise to keep the
decorations up. It's at our new place: 1821 F Street. Films
include: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Devil Doll, The Mask
(3D), The Beyond, The Hypnotic Eye, Pin: A Plastic Nightmare,
Demon Seed, Fiend Without A Face, Strait Jacket, From Beyond,
The Flesh Eaters, Scream of Fear, Castle of the Walking
Dead, The Baby, Paranoiac, Night Watch, some classroom drug
scare films, some 60s garage/psych music videos and, of
course, some trailers.
See you tonight,
gripe is that tomasin seems to have one beat and one vocal
line - i mean, shit, the shaggs switched up once in a while.
the _minecxio_ 7" had some nice moments, though, where
the two sides of the band collided however briefly.
it's a damn shame i missed it. and every other show
in the past 2 years. fucking JOB. i am going
to see acid mother's temple, though, and probably blow my
cash at the merchandise table. "i'll take one
copy of _kawabata makoto passes wind & solo electronics,
vol. 5_ and a naked japanese girl collapsible cup, please."
They played an amazing show in Omaha a few months
ago. Miguel 'appeared' via a cdr of his vocals and
drumming that they played through a guitar amp. It
sounded pretty good--vocal chants w/trance-drumming
that actually reminded me of Can more than anything
else. But the show was basically just a deep, deep,
DEEP 30-minute two-gtr drone complete with spooky
say, when reynols played, did you happen to notice what
the hell they were using to get their guitar sound?
i think there's some computer manipulation going on on _eating
an estufa_ and of course the hated _blank tapes_ releases.
just wondering if the live shit sounded the same.
in the front, in the back.
actually, i was just trying to see if you had ever got my
reply email from several months ago. and whatnot.
it's all about the black dice in the year 2G.
enough Varg "Greven" Vikernes (Burzum etc and the guy who
killed his fellow band member by stabbing him some 150 times),
is now a self-proclaimed "nationalist" and recent photographs
I've seen give the impression he's trying real hard to look
like Hitler. A couple of years ago his mother was charged
with some sort of conspiracy to get a neo-nazi unit to break
him out of prison. I believe he's currently trying to make
nationalists can be pro-Hitler because Hitler really only
had the best interest of our precious bodily, err...aryan
genepool at heart. And Vikernes is apparently quite intelligent
and certainly no half-wit, questionable political opinions
don't equal stupidity. And if it did, I'd say the stupidity
of oh, 49% of the American people would be a much bigger
problem than a bunch of Norwegian kids who's misunderstood
their Nietzsche. Anyway, as you may or may not know I'm
from Norway myself and I remember the church burnings
and I remember my dad (who's involved in church-like activities)
being part of a night-watch programme at his local church
after someone torched another church about 15 minutes
from my parents' house. I can't take the black-metal people
seriously and find them handy for jokes. Nutters like
Vikernes are all part of the rock and roll myth, he's
like our own Nordic Charlie Manson, and yes, I love him
for it. A spoonful of comedy makes the tragedy go down
and so on. But I certainly don't find his actions acceptable
in any way and although I'm no big fan of the prison symstem,
people like Greven probably are best kept locked up.
(Posted to Drone-On by Erlend Hammer.)
Here's the master tape for Naturaliste's "performs
LVD31" ("au revoir...acid hell fuck" was
vetoed by our bass player Eric). I'm sorry it took so long.
Hope you like it because I'm not sure it's any good at all.
The release should have four
tracks. Tracks 1-3 are the first three songs on side one
of the tape. Track #4 is the second song on the second side
of the tape (it's the piece we performed at the Reynols
show). Track 2 could certainly use a boost in levels if
We played at Shock over
the weekend, doing a cover of Sister Ray. It was quite fun;
however, I had over $1000 of equipment ripped off over the
weekend also, pretty much every piece of musical equipment
I own except for a couple guitars. I'm hoping that homeowner's
insurance should cover most of it.
Best wishes, I'll talk
to you later,
job etc is going fine. I am moving on Thursday which is
good as my flatmate has turned into a not very nice man.
Will let you all know the address as soon as I know it in
case you are all going to write to me (yeah right!!!). Anyway
I am off to Prague with my lovely kiwi friend Nicola on
Thursday. Am very excited as it is supposed to be one of
the coolest cities in Europe. Will be very yucky weather
though which is not great but beer is only 20p a pint!!!
Have got some new thermal singlets and socks from my grand
ma so am all set for the cold. It has been raining here
so much that today there were 90 flood warnings around the
country. hundreds of people have been evacuated and some
killed!! it is craziness!! Not sure what I am doing for
xmas and New Years yet but am keeping my options open. The
chance of somewhere sunny is out of the question so I am
now going for wet, windy and rainy!!! Great!! Anyway will
write to you all separately soon. Loads of love Catherine
series was cool. The excitement in the city was tingling
for a baseball guy like meself. But it should've been called
the Limo Series. Listen to this, only 5,000 tickets per
game were sold to the general public. The other 45,000 were
automatically reserved -- like the instinct of covering
your nose when you're about to sneeze -- for rich fucks
and celebrities. The beautiful people got their base
the real fans got chin music.
is doing well. He has a job, only pays like 7 bucks an
hour though, at a good production joint where he could
move up over time. He might take a different gig that's
been offered to him. It pays better, but the work there
isn't as interesting. Tough decision. I'm finding my own
place and he's going to move into my room.
my 28 years, I've never lived alone. My time has come.
will be published on the 23rd of each
month...or every other month. We're not sure yet. If we
go monthly, some issues may be kinda slight, but back issues
will always remain online. Since the 'fast-paced' web isn't
supposed to be for reading, and Blastitude offers lots of
reading, it might take you two months to get through all
this bullcrap anyhow. Either way, thanks for blasting in.
(If this is cyberspace, rather than, um, the cybersea
shouldn't we be 'blasting' around the internet, like in
rockets or spaceships, instead of 'surfing' the net?)
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