Friday, June 17, 2005


Can't help but notice
the series of earthquakes that started with the S Asian big quake just before Christmas is continuing .
And this is of course, a series that actually started thousands of years ago.
There have been four sizable earthquakes in California in the last couple days .
Last Sunday there was the 5.2 earthquake around Riverside .
Then the 7.2 quake Tue's that occured under the ocean 90 miles off the N Cali coast
Last night 11:30 PM 125 miles off Eureka a 6.6 aftershock went through the ocean floor
Followed by a 4.9 tremblor , this time East of LA

What's the pattern ?

As a watcher /follower of Japanese TV news I hear what goes on there from day to day,
in as much detail i as need or want on any given subject .
Not only were there powerful quakes in Niigata last year , but good sized quakes in many places in Japan, lately they have been in the South of Japan.
Just the other day PM Koizumi held big meeting on Tokyo's readiness for the expected big one there , the seemingly conservative number of people they estimated will die in that quake was 12,000 .
Anyone who has saw the Tokyo Earthquake special NHK aired a couple years ago got a potent glimpse of the ruined city, smoking , elevated highways down ,
a destroyed mess that could also be a flaming one , thanks to large chemical storage areas citizens call the poison necklace that almost completely surround Tokyo ...

So , having suspicions and needing more info seeking the real deal on this series of quakes i was digging through old NY Times and found again the Sept. 28, 1999 article in the Science Times titled
"Earthquakes: A Matter Of Luck, Most Of It Bad"
Major cities , major hazards

The big graphic map of the world and it's earthquake risk plainly shows that the plate that moved in that quake before Christmas '04 covers an area that includes the land to the South , around Indonesia and Malaysia then North where it comes to land in Japan's Tokyo area .
Another plate runs under South end of Japan goes to land in South of Tokyo
look a bit farther and you see that the first plate I mentioned then runs N from Japan across the Pacific through Alaska and down the coast all the way doan coast of Mexico all the way to the tip of S America , Patagonia.
My guess is some major pushing went on in S Asia that last big one and now plates are still settling, adjusting to it , also that one was possibly big enough to have activated a new cycle of movement .

And that's why Mt St. Helens has been venting for the last year both before and after the S Asia quake ...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

New musik

Coming up :

* All new DCC Ep (DragRacing /deepSpacewoman / Funky Dream Four / DR remix)

* the Public Domain songs EP (Yellow Rose Of Texas/In The Good Old Summertime)

* new Death Comet Crew Album . 2006

* new Dominatrix Ep . (You Never Forget Your First Dominatrix/nights x/Whip Hand)

* Rare & unreleased Dominatrix Ep . possible Japan release 2006

* new project , the sisters EP.(Neofolktale with Sean Young / Goddess awakes /
Tales from Black Castle)

* and new group the Dystopians is revving up it's synthetic rhythms and darker tones in anticipation in first group show and First Ep

* New Dominatrix Album underway .

* Soundtracks 1983 -2003 Collection . 1-2 CD Albums of selections from the best of my NYC Sdtks done here starting in the period after Ike Yard '82 .
(Wild Dead for Gretchen Bender '83 , also slections from the Dumping Core, Total Recall and 1991 Aggressive Witness electronic piece for Wexner Center /
For Robert Longo / William Gibson , Bruce Sterling texts / Cinque Lee Men's Bigi CM /
IBM Sdtks /unreleased music from the sessions for Gibson's Neuromancer Audio Book /original music for Johhny Mnemonic /
Sdtks for TV 1997- 2000 selection of Trauma: Life In The ER, Paramedics , NY Science Times ,Breaking News ,ESPN , Granada TV shows original music / ... / ...)


things have swung in a good way for some years now ...

* "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight" 12" w/Black Strobe remix out fall 2003
on DJ Hell's Gigolo label ... which did nicely in Europe

* "America" EP CD & 12" Vinyl by DCC out 2003 on Troubleman >live from Pyramid Club 1984 plus remixes of "Exterior Street" from "At The Marble Bar"

* "This Is Riphop" Album CD & Vinyl by DCC out 2004 on Troubleman .
contains both live from Pyramid unreleased cuts plus the music from "At The Marble Bar" UK Only 12" Ep Beggars Banquet released in 2004 and the sdtks for Roeg's ""Insignificance" ( w/ Teresa Russell as M Monroe)

* "30 Seconds Over DC" , the 1978 DC punk post-punk Compilation put together by
Limp Records was finally rereleased through the efforts of Henry Rollins and Ian Mackaye's new subsid label District Line .
Among the offerings is the frst song i wrote for this first group we put together while still in high school , The Rudements .
Rehearsing in a basement studio we knocked together in bassist Bruce Blumberg's house iVienna N va. This rerelease came out in 2004

Next up : A Compilation

* With luck , the 'no wave proto electro' NYC 1979 -1984 Compilation I've been pulling together for a couple years now is looking more set to be released by UK's Soul Jazz in Jan. 2006 ...
That's got alot of great stuff that everybody who's into late 70's post punk no wave NYC should hear including two cuts by early electronic group Ike Yard NYC circa 1981 and '82

* The Voodooists EP & Album would be next . Voodooists were in action from 1988 through 1990 to 1992 when we were contracted to help do a LaserDisc for Japan market
one of the last things we did was go into East NY to shoot video at a voudou ceremony in a basement . All that stuff came out on the Warlock 12" Ep of 1992 ,
the WEA Int. 7" that had "Queen Of Voudou" from the "Married To The Mob" Sdtk on the B side and the 1992 LD called "Video Voudou" released by Ask Kodansha . Toshiba/EMI
Great stuff the Voodooists

* black rain . 1989 -'99 . From the early incarnation of this group
(Shin, Bones, Thom , Dave , me) to the end duo of Shin and I .
This group started adding members when I asked Dave if he would do this singing I'd been hearing him talk about ...
E Guitarist Shin was up for making another group - DCC having come to an end amicably , disbanded and unplugged by end of 1986 into 1987 .
We began setting up sessions looking for bassist , jammed with Legion .
Eventually we made the lineup of master Bones on bass & vocals , Shin on guitar ,
Thom Furtado on drums & metal perc , me on tape fx , vocals and metal perc .
which began recording our sessions at Toxic Shock Studios when they were on Broadway below Houston and did two self released cassette Ep's of new songs we wrote .
Later ,after Bones and Thom left to tour in '93 , in '94 black rain got commission to do the original music for William Gibson's "Neuromancer" and that was followed by being asked to do the Soundtrack music for the "Johnny Mnemonic" movie Longo was directing .
In 1995 black rain released the original Sdtk tracks for "Johnny" and alot of other tracks we did as the CD Album "1.0" on DC's Fifth Column Records.
In 1996 we released the followup CD Album "nanarchy" also on FCR ,
which included two tracks with The Rammellzee .
And finally in 1998 -'99 black rain worked up another 3 songs in Studio
towards what would have been a third CD Album (Triple Witching Days /Shells /Shrdlu)
And I can imagine the rerelease will have a couple best cuts from the live @
The Gas Station down in the LES when black rain played with GG Allin for the gig that turned out to be his last because he OD'ed and died later the same night .
Enough real good stuff to fill two CD Albums (br mach 1 & mach 2), will be looking for the music video's we did back then , photos ...