ISSUE #5           FEBRUARY, 2001

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And, for you to take with you on your way out...

C. M. Sienko Foundation 100
(Things that make life truly worth living)
"Just a rough list of things that are puttin' the slant in my inclined plane right now. Numerical order does not actually imply hierarchy, either."

1. Ashtray Navigations – ALL, but especially Four Raga Moods, Fast Angels vol. 1 and A Mayflower Garland
2. Blastitude e-zine
3. Weekly tabla lessons
4. Funkadelic, The Electric Spanking of War Babies (WAY overlooked album!)
5. Louis Prima (hoping to be able to afford the boxset after my move in May)
6. Mah groove holmes at the 2FMP label
7. C. M. Sienko Foundation presents Hindi Film Classics
8. Penny’s Noodle Shop (Diversy or Sheffield locations…Damen ain’t got it right yet)
9. Sultan Palace Indian Buffet, Western and Devon
10. The scat around minute 13 of “(not just) Knee Deep” by Funkadelic, from Uncle Jam Wants You
11. Al’s Fun In The Bun (maybe not the best Chicago-style hot dog in Chicago, but the closest, and friendliest)
12. The Loud Family, Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things and Interbabe Concern (gemini yet non-twin albums, the former a classic of “isn’t it great to be in love,” the latter a classic of “I hate you for breaking my heart” schools of songwriting)
13. Muckraker magazine
14. Bananafish magazine
15. Inca Eyeball (music, sure, but just the fact that they exist is a beautiful thing)
16. Wagstaff, 3 cassette (should have been in an edition large enough for people to actually hear it…hell, shoulda been an LP, it’s so damn good!)
17. The Epic Journey, Vols. I through IX (X coming soon!), especially the “making of” nights
18. Joe & Chris’ Flute Magic/The Making of Epic Journey IX cassette (edition of 2)
19. Throbbing Gristle, Heathen Earth
20. Throbbing Gristle, “Subhuman” (the song)
21. Cock E.S.P., “Making It Our Business” (video)
22. Emmylou Harris, Pieces of the Sky
23. Emmylou Harris, Luxury Liner
24. The Flying Burrito Brothers, Hot Burritos! 2CD
25. Gram Parsons, GP/Grievous Angel
26. Leadbelly, Last Sessions 4CD
27. ABBA, “Waterloo” (song)
28. A Warm Palindrome s/t LP
29. John Prine, s/t LP
30. Lester Bangs, “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung” anthology
31. Sly & the Family Stone, Greatest Hits
32. The Gong Show (original, with Chuck Barris)
33. Samuel Beckett, “Endgame”
34. The photos of Geoff and myself in Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo outfits at Heaven and Hell ‘99
35. SPITE label
36. Dual Plover label
37. Amarillo label (R.I.P.)
38. MX-80 Sound, Big Hits/Hard Attack CD
39. Joe’s Media Den (live version, now stationed in Wyandotte, MI)
40. Going to a bar that has a jukebox with the following three songs: “Cross-Eyed Mary” by Jethro Tull, “Sexy Sadie” by the Beatles, and “Back In The Saddle” by Aerosmith (a sick and stupid little ritual at this point)
41. “Pitfall” by the Louvin Brothers (bluegrass dub?)
43. Marilyn Chambers
44. “Midnight At the Oasis” 7” by Maria Muldaur
45. Green Monkey, The Lotus Flower Will No Longer Blossom Upon Your Island CD
46. TLASILA/Burt Reynolds Ensemble at 6ODUM last year
47. Half Japanese at the Empty Bottle, also last year (this and the above show were the two most truly “Rock And Roll” shows I’ve witnessed live.)
48. Cock E.S.P./Laundryroom Squelchers/Stagecoach at Roby’s
49. 1999 Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music at the Empty Bottle
50. Death Race 2000
51. Rushmore (movie)
52. Any anthology of Krazy Kat comic strips
53. Bloom County – All
56. Borbetomagus – All, but especially Sauter, Dietrich, Miller
57. The many facets of the Shimpfluch empire (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Sudden Infant, G*Park, Dave Phillips)
58. Dislocation, Coyote’s Call LP
59. Weakling, Dead as Dreams 2LP
60. Fennesz – All, especially the full-lengths on Mego and Touch and the live EP at Revolver
61. Iancu Dumitrescu, “Medium III” and “Cogito/Trompe L’oeil” used as alternate soundtrack to the final scenes of Kubrick’s The Shining.
62. Nationwide Video on Belmont
63. WHPK, 88.5 FM Chicago...thug radio for electric brains (
64. Waiting For Guffman
65. Brainbombs, Urge To Kill
66. Shakuhachi music of Japan cassette on Nonesuch
67. Van Morrison, TB Sheets (Yes, I know it’s only a knock-off greatest hits, but the track selection is excellent, and it includes a more upbeat/equally good-but-different version of “Madame George”...been waking up to this for several months now)
68. Half Japanese, Sing No Evil (my first experience with the Fairs and still my favorite)
69. The SB CD-R on White Tapes
70. Space Ghost Coast To Coast
71. Hawd Gangstuh Rappahs MCs Wid Ghatz, 2 Hype 2 Wype (It’s finally here, and there is nary a disappointing moment on this disc, even if they do reprise the three biggest tracks from the 10”)
72. Kemialliset Ystavat 7”
73. Tantric Teas Immunity Builder formula (I hope it’s not psychosomatic, but I think this shit’s really helping me to get better after over two months of illness)
74. Makavajev’s Love Affair (Eva Ras, hubba hubba)
75. Anna Karina, particularly in Pierrot Le Fou and Alphaville
76. Any of the many El Pato chain restaurants in Texas...I could go for one right now.
77. Villa May Pizzaria (best delivery pizza in the area)
78. The Hop Leaf Bar on Clark and Foster (two plays for a quarter on the 45 jukebox…what, you thought I patronized this place for the myriad froofy beers they have to choose from? How about $1 Huber Bocks and Ray Charles on the jukebox?)
79. Masonna/Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock/Shimpfluch – Arschloch-Onna CD
80. Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai
81. The Celebration Roadshow and the neverending search for more of their albums
82. Weekend Records and Soap
83. The Menstruation Sisters, CD on Fata (if these are animals making these noises, someone should call the ASPCA…if they’re humans, someone should call Amnesty. Scary.)
84. Ceramic Hobs, Psychiatric Underground
85. Amon Duul, all but especially Psychedelic Underground and Collapsing
86. P16.D4, Kuhe in ˝ Trauer
87. tac, all but especially the double 3” CD-R that just came out.
88. Chipotle Mexican Grill
89. VOM, Live At Surf City 7” reissue
90. The Modern Lovers, s/t
91. Daniel Johnston, Songs of Pain cassette
92. Currituck County LP, and of course both of the 7”s
93. A surprise copy of ELO’s A New World Record that came back into my life on Saturday...still sounds great
94. Dead Angel e-zine
95. Climax Golden Twins 3” CD
96. Schadenfreude Theatre, a troupe in Chicago (several members live downstairs from me) that boasts a person I went to 1st grade with (in a class of six!) who I had not seen since, and was drunkenly re-introduced to on New Year's Eve. Small world.
97. Girl Scout cookies – Samoas (was just introduced to these lovely little beauties this weekend)
98. The Big Lebowski
99. Diane Keaton
100. The episode of The Muppet Show with Paul Simon as musical guest



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