Saturday, December 24, 2005

Seasons warm witching days

very quiet clear morning
was thinking that when finally a car horn honked out on the Loop road
White sun lit sky at dawn pure white stripes of clouds
with pink cloud dots in the sky above
Afternoon sun halo bursting from behind the building downtown out the window in front of me
Cooling blue sky after sunset Christmas eve 50F @ 6:01 PM

Was just listening to the music that black rain did in last sessions @ Current Sound .
There exists unreleased tracks , songs and pieces that Shin Shimokwa and i did between 1997 -1999 .
black rain (1989 -'99) did release 2 Albums , 1995's black rain 1.0 and '96's nanarchy , both on Fifth Column Records through Jared of Chemlab .
We brought Satoru (from UltraBide / Jimi Tenor > Marianne) in for guitar solos , spent the time to get decent mixes of Triple Witching Days .
All in all it amounts to 4 unreleased pieces from beyond the nanarchy Album :
Triple Witching Days / shells / Shrdlu / Das Dusenflugzeug with Satoru
and it sounded great
welly well then
black rain release volumes 1 (1989 -1993 & 2 (1994 -1999) will be coming up ...

and what's out there now :

* Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight rerelease on Berlin's Int. Deejay Gigolo Records
/ with Black Strobe remix ('03) / The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight music video directed by Beth B and featuring Dominique Davalos w/ Tommy Turner , Gy Mirano is also now on Gigolo's Freak Show DVD so check that out
We had to get it from MOMA' vaults !

* Death Comet Crew America Ep & This Is Riphop (DCC Vol.1 1984) CD & vinyl Album
on Troubleman ('03/'04) /
* DCC Japanese Riphop release on Delic/Phunk Records , Tokyo
* also now the Japanese Riphop remixes by everyone from Kan Takagi to Matsumoto Hisataakaa to Pizarro , Latin Ras Kaz , DJ Dren and Pajama Boys .
Galactic and intersteller hybrids No School Old School barrage , ambient & drifty Scratching galaxies

* Tussle SA Don't Stop remix also on Tmu ('03)
* Pac Man Jam . Ben Jones 25th Anniversary of Pac Man inspired track,
Produced by SA engineered by Filthy Rich @ Yosumi Dojo.Exec Prod Manabu Nagaoka
on Greeting Cats. ('05) Continuing project ...

Seasons greeting everyone !
and enjoy it ...

Thursday, December 22, 2005

All the Young Gods

The Young Gods thread on Dissensus reminded me of another unsung ,
by now largely unknown ( hey, I know this sub group well!) friends of The Gods - Treponam Pal (from France I believe).
Anyone hear the first record , the first track blares and burns like ...
something from the early Gods.
This was a great period for Industrial /Post punk industrial music
and while The Gods were known for rocking without visible guitars -
TP had two guitarists they just sounded (sometimes) like samplers .

There was a period in the early 1990's when Helmet ruled the NY underground,
Cop Shoot Cop had honed their two bass , sampler and metal washtub attack (before Todd moved to be um , the 'singer'and botched the whole show) and black rain rocked Tompkins Square Park to end the 'Remember The Riots' free show with a Bones bass,
Furtado drums , Roy Mayorga (Thorn , Soulfly) , metal drums (post ENB/pre Slipknot) and tape FX.
Surrounded by phalanx of New York's finest waiting for us to blow past the appointed end time.
Distinctly remember this photographer from downtown anarchist rag who got too close and right in front of me onstage getting flung off the stage and back from whence he came.
As in back the *uck up man
At least we didn't burn the stage like previous gigs ...

We would go see triple bills of Anthrax / Megadeth / Slayer @ Madison Sq. Garden
or Helmet just before they got signed /Sepultura looming large off the stage thrashing and pummelling ...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Evolutionary Wars

Thankfully , the Judge in the Dover / Harrisburg Pa 'Intelligent Design' case
ruled that ID 'was not science'.
Estimate for legal costs in the whole case - 1 million $

Sunday, December 18, 2005

A Trip To the Desert With the Raging Angel Of the Artifacts