Car Crash Flashback
Rather , it's the title of an unreleased John Foxx era
early Ultravox track.
Catching up on old John Foxx news ,
on his site and others
noted these titles ,
most of which I hadn't known squat about ...
Harold Budd and J Foxx "Translucence"
Haven't hear it (yet) , but I do like the title .
Reminds me .
Bk in 1980 , I ventured to make a no budget little 16mm film with my then girlfriend Cyndy S that I titled 'Translucence'.
We cast an actor friend of Cyndy's in main role of the man who couldn't sleep , kept having dreams of his own death .,
also the neighborhood guy from 5th St. who did the piled up tower structure still seen in the neighborhood garden on Ave. B between 5th & 6th St ,
Model and actress Lisa Rosen ,
a cameo of her with James Nares ,
handsome club golden boy Hal Ludacer ,
Scott from Broadway and Konk and
Ester Balint later of "Stranger Than Paradise" .
Somehow I found that word 'Translucence' and it fit the thing we were doing .
Movie never got finished tho
J Foxx "Cathedral Oceans" .
Again , nice title John.
Haven't heard this either , just Goggled it all today.
How do those 2 words go together , oceans of sound
'oceans of time' (G Oldman /Coppola's "Dracula"),
somehow the hard and soft that go together.
On the to - be - released - this year Collection of downtown electronic (well, it's NOT uptown musik) i did for Harvestworks,
Judy Nylon does her piece "Blueprints For Aural Cathedrals" that describes a life lead as a voice provider for other artists , actor/VO spots , CM's and Corporations.
Hearing your own voice coming out of the local ATM while you snag your new 20's ...
Also didn't know Foxx did original music for Antonioni's "Identification Of A Woman" .
Got to check that too /missed it when it played here ,
qone in a blink .
Interesting , as this catching up comes after rding many Foxx mentions in current and 2002 -2003 Blogs .
Big up to ya's ...
One Googled up source of info mentions Foxx was /is (?) making some music with Robin Simon and Robin's brother.
A nod of recog , as Robin had placed an ad that ran in the Village Voice the day after Ultravox gigged gloriously (IMHO)
@ Hurrah's , must have been '79 or latest , 1980 .
I called him and Robin came on over and jammed with my group at the time The Futants , down in the celler space we rented (formerly Phillip Glass' space we heard ) on Houston St.
Robin , how the hell are ya man ?
Slight mental wince seeing John Foxx called
'the intellectuals Gary Numan' in one web article.
Not that I mind the Numan at all ,
The Futants one cover was "It Must Have Been Years" ,
I was well into the (then) new Numan releases.,
then 'Cars" broke .
But "Metamatic" esp. was someone else's vision
his mysterious / afternoon light /who am I touching /dissolving quite captivating coded elusive.
Damn cold, winter gray out there today.