Friday, February 24, 2006

FACT #909-- DUDES WHO LOOK LIKE THOMAS DOLBY DO NOT LISTEN TO BLITZ... If you would like proof, just take a peep at this -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD9yl_V3Azw


Anyone who is no-one knows Paul Major is the real deal. An encyclopedia on barely existent Psych and Hard Rock jams from the 60’s and 70’s…the guitarist for the constantly delivering Endless Boogie…record dealer extraordinaire…provider of whacky records to David Letterman (whuh?) The man is an interview waiting to happen, more or less. So when some certain someone told me of a certain moment in time when Paul guest deejayed on WNYU back in the early 90’s, you know I had to hear it. And hear it I did! The dupe provided to me hasn’t left the deck in days. Paul expounds on tales from the marshmallow dimension (through tons of echo of course) while playing obscure 60’s/70’s jams by Morgen, Curtis Knight, Spare Change, John Scoggins, Arthur Lee Harper, etc. It’s a true late night boiner. Hopefully one day you’ll turn on to it. Don’t look at me though…I don’t believe in sharing…and I smoke and I don’t vote….SO THERE!


Jakob Olausson is a Swedish cat who usually records under the moniker of the Joshua Jugband Five. From what I remember of the CDR released on the Slippytown label a few years back, the JJ5 stuff was the kinda fuzzed out hippy dementia that would drive both punkers and grandmas out of the room in disgust. This ’solo’ LP of his on DeStijl, ’Moonlight Farm’ isn’t too disturbing at all. In fact, it’s downright beautiful. Jakob’s lonerisms sound legit and the way he shoots them across the night sky is something that’ll please anyone who was knocked out by Benny Chasny’s first vinyl etchings or St.Mikael’s first one. It’s the kinda record that fetches the slippers and the pipe and lets you know the day is over…even when it’s 10 a.m. Just my style.



The fact Jessica Rylan releases records, tapes, CDR’s, commemorative plates, etc. is one more reason for getting up off your gray mat in the morning. Heavy Tapes just did up a new cassette by her entitled ‘Flight To The Ivory Tower/Total Confusion Recreation’ and it’s yet another gem in her long line of ‘em. Jessica’s willingness to let the sounds broadcasting from her electronics just lay and flail and collapse and do whatever they wanna do is pretty refreshing in this day and age of the tight fisted noisenik. But you don’t have to listen to me if you don’t want to. I mean…look at me! I’m covered in cat hair!!! Gross!!!

Most of the above is available at the Fusetron website. Dig it...


O.K….that’s more than enough for now. Next time around there’ll be craptastic writing on Mouthus, Hive Mind, Workbench, The Loosers, Home Blitz and maybe all that other stuff I always mention in the other entries that I never get around to. We’ll see…
P.S. -- FANX! To Disco Danny D. for the Blitz linkage.

4 comments:

GRIMACE said...

SOMETIMES I GET THE FEELING I AM READING A """PERZINE""" IN DISGUISE - WHEN I READ YOUR RECORD REVIEWS, I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR BROTHER'S FIRST PERIOD AND THE PILES OF RUINED SWEATPANTS THAT ENSUED... BYE. -GRIMACE

brian eff said...

i'll have to hook you up with a burn of joshua jugband's "damascus doldrum" bro. amazinger than the first by a long shot.

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