Wednesday, 26 December 2007

2007 Celluloid Redux


1 Inland Empire
2 Control
3 The Science Of Sleep
4 I’m Not There
5 A Prairie Home Companion
6 Paranoid Park
7 Bug
8 Sherrybaby
9 La Noche De Los Girasoles
10 Two Days In Paris

Sunday, 23 December 2007

2007 Music redux

...Phew, this has been a vintage year for music... I have spent a very long time agonizing over my top 20 and the order therein.... the remaining 50 or so are in no particular order.

1 Future Artists - The Dead C
2 Boss - Magik Markers
3 The Bark Haze (Vinyl)- The Bark Haze
4 Trees Outside The Academy - Thurston Moore
5 Split LP - Thurston Moore/Graham Moore
6 Remains - Religious Knives
7 Electricity Ghost - Charalambides
8 Green Blues - MV + EE And The Bummer Road
9 Unmuzzled Ox - Sunburned w/Paul Flaherty C40
10 Saw A Halo - Mouthus
11 Yankee Psychic hygiene 7” - Elisa Ambrogio and Karl Bauer
12 Person Pitch - Panda Bear
13 James And The Quiet - Wooden Wand
14 Shelter From The Ash - Six Organs Of Admittance
15 Feels Like Frenching - Leslie Keffer
16 Z - Sunburned Hand Of The Man
17 Tromatic Reflexxions - Von Südenfed
18 Stereo Mars - Lambsbread
19 Weirdo Rippers - No Age
20 XI - The Howling Hex

The Spring press 12" - Magik Markers
Likeness - Charalambides
S/t - Basalt Fingers
Black Weeds/White Death - Thurston Moore C40
Cataracts - X.O.4
Macannabis - Bark Haze C30
Kumpiny Night - V/a CDR
Dear Companion - Meg Baird
Gilded Splinters: Tape Work 1995-2005 - Bruce Russell
Dark Stars EP - White Magic
Panzer Division Lou Reed - Sunroof!
Reformation Post TLC - The Fall
Strawberry Jam - Animal Collective
Power(Fallujah Version)7” - The Dead C
Dispersed Royalty Ornaments - Skaters
Moonlight In Vermont - Emil Beaulieau
In Brooklyn After Dark 12” - Religious Knives
Jiwana - Jim O’Rourke
There’s No Home - Jana Hunter
The Volodor Dance (Vinyl re-issue) - Magik Markers
Through The Panama - Sightings
“Total Joke Era” - Bark Haze
Load Blown - Black Dice
Behold Secret Kingdom - Raccoo-oo-oon
Split 12” - Panda Bear/Excepter
Reformation Post TLC - The Fall
Hallucination Guillotine / Final Worship - Kites
Follow This House - Mouthus
We Are Him - Angels Of light
Love Is Simple - Akron/Family
People EP - Animal Collective
Mirage Of The Other - Zaimph
Three Sparkling Echoes - Birchville Cat Motel
A Tear for Every Grain of Sand - Pocahaunted
Blood Lightning 2007 - Burning Star Core
Hunted Gathering - Pocahaunted + Robedoor
Split 7“ - Michael Yonkers /Little Claw
The Squid - Aaron Dilloway & C. Spencer Yeh
Carrion - Jana Hunter
Bird Sister Blasphemy - Birchville Cat Motel
Strangle The Wretched Heavens - Charalambides
Everyday World Of Bodies - Burning Star Core
The Valerie Project - The Valerie Project
Ask Forgiveness Ep - Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Excellent Italian Greyhound - Shellac
Gettin’ Gone - MV + EE And The Golden Road
The Acidic Wing - Blood Stereo
Spit and Squalor Swallow the Snow - Little Claw
untitled - Kemialliset Ystävät
Valley Of Fire - Jackie-O Motherfucker
Alone in the Dark Wood - Fursaxa
Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind - Vashti Bunyan
Part Two The Endless Not - Throbbing Gristle
And Their Refinement Of The Decline - Stars Of The Lid
S/t - Liars
Luck 12" - Religious Knives
Alles Wieder Offen - Einstürzende Neubauten

Friday, 7 December 2007

Archivo #1

I originally posted this on another blog somewhere OUT THERE on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2006

Today I cried real tears. I did too...
After following a link to view Public Image Ltd performing on American Bandstand in 1980... previously to this I'd seen a brief extract but never the performance in it's entirety... and what a treat it was...
All nine minutes and fourty sumptuous seconds to be exact.
Oh my god! it all came back in one fell swoop...
What it means to be truly inspired and to live your life with courage and audacity...
To have enough attitude to demolish buildings...
Where anything is possible in a Werner Herzog "I will walk across continents in my bare feet just to be able to make my next film" type of attitude... not the attitude culled from false pride, but that which comes from purity of intent and above all integrity. (remember that?)
Now believe it or not I have endeavored to live my live by these ideals...
Ever since I was 15 when I read the first interview with the Sex Pistols in Sounds (1976) and the attitude of Mr John Lydon spoke to my heart and captured my mind like a rush of amphetamine.
The tears came from a sudden realisation... my ducts let forth when the span of time slapped me in the face. I was confronted with my youth and my ideals,
caught off guard in the crossfire...
But do you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way. It doesn't matter that every member of this band have since gone on to disappoint so badly... believe you me at the time this was the real deal.
Ladies and Gentlemen watch, listen and weep.