ANOTHER TOP 5 IRONIES
6. IRONY ORE… useless and worthless base metal dug up just for something to do 7. IRONYSIDES… TV detective who rides in a wheelchair because he can’t be bothered walking 8. IRONIC PLAGUE… often misunderstood disease that is extremely contagious and which manifests no symptoms because you are actually ok 9. IRONY MAN COMPETITION… for guys that can’t swim,...
Instrumental in technological advancement
From the earliest days of invention, one technological advance has rapidly led to another. Music has played a crucial part in this. For example the invention of the banjo directly led to the invention of the chainsaw. Furthermore, with the advent of bagpipes quickly came the concept of a 12 gauge shotgun.
Moogin’ at Devilles Pad.
THE CHINESE TELEPHONES
THE CHINESE TELEPHONES…S/T LP Humour me while I make a sweeping generalization. Punk rock has been a disappointment. To paraphrase John Lydon, with punk I hoped I’d get 100 bands all sounding different. Instead I got 100 bands all sounding the same. This is even more true across the Atlantic with so many bands sounding like a bad Bad Religion. Mix in some crass frat...
THE ELECTRIC EELS
THE ELECTRIC EELS…Agitated 7” For those yet to experience the unhinged genius of The Electric Eels it’s perhaps best put this way: imagine if The Cramps weren’t just acting crazy but were actually certified. Then at their most disturbed somebody hit play/record. Result! The guitars and vocals are recorded in the red, the backbeat is relentless and the lyrics punk...
Q E D
What if Band Of Horses, Horse The Band, An Horse, Horses, 16 Horsepower, Crazy Horse, Horse, Drunk Horse & Horse Meat Disco all had a jam? Neigh, it’ll never happen.
JESSE SPARHAWK & ERIC CARBONARA
JESSE SPARHAWK & ERIC CARBONARA…Sixty Strings LP “Sixty Strings” is an album of 2 extended pieces featuring Eric Carbonara (22-string upright Chaturangui guitar) and Jesse Sparhawk (38 string lever harp) that has as much in common with acoustic post rock as it does with Indian classical music. The cool melodic base that starts each piece begins as a slow burn which builds...
NIK BARTSCH'S RONIN
NIK BARTSCH’S RONIN…Llyria LP Combining elements of Euro jazz and minimalism pianist Nik Bartsch’s ensemble Ronin’s “Llyria” album is perhaps best described as the kind of LP Roedelius would make if he was on ECM Records. The tunes are relaxed but compelling with taut arrangements that allow the players to breathe but never too heavily down the neck of a...
UNSUCCESSFUL BAND NAMES
A little workshopping eventually brought success to: 1. BUENA VISTA ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB 2. ACOUSTIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA 3. CUT OFF YOUR HANDS AND SAY YEAH 4. CLAP YOUR HANDS AND SAY “CUT!” 5. THE BEACH FUCKS
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*pic by Chris Cobilis