Simulacrum n' Coke
by Dan
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P.S. Eliot - "Entendre"

I will never delete this voicemail. It's a performance just for me, a completely unscripted masterwork. It has all the curves of a voice that's electric with teenage anticipation, it's a smiling sound, a kiss from a machine. It's wet from when we weren't even together, it's cracked in all the most beautiful places, it's made of marble, and marbles, and theories, and gold. [MySpace]

(another moss bailey treasure)

Fontana - "Gotta Split"

That was The Shitters with their spit-drenched A-side "Here Comes The Coming" from their 7" called Butt's Up? released on Head of the Dead Records. That's a small DIY cassette label out of Newmarket, which has recently moved into the realm of vinyl, so I guess they're making a buck or two over there at Head of the Dead. Good scene out there in Newmarket, actually. Growing. I went to the "NewCarcass" festival out there in early June of this year, and there was a lot of good bands, some really visceral shows, with big names from around the country. I saw Tillborn, The Drugs, Heath Mighty (from Benton Massachusetts), but I think the stand-out show of the whole festival was Skunk Munch from Texas. Skunk Munch features Gareth Paré formerly of Night Danger and Please the Press, finally in a role where he can really show his stuff. And sometimes he literally shows his stuff, so be warned. But a great show, completely messy loud screamy stuff that kind of lifts itself on top of itself and keeps going, like there's almost like two shows going on at once, that's how dissonant some of the live versions can sound. Anyway, that's enough about that, it's almost time for a ticket giveaway, so if you want tickets to David and Go Riot this Friday at The Gum, give me a call and I'll hook you up. As I was saying, David and Go Riot are local kids, they're all under 16, but they're a lot of fun and they show a lot of potential, so if you're interested in that kind of thing, supporting new talent, give me a call 306 3066. Also going on this weekend there is an event called "Bikes for Murder" which is a fund-raiser for Bi-Psychos, the anarchist bike shop up in Magsden Heights, you can check that out, it's from 2-8pm on Saturday, in Pilon Park, and there will be a bike ride scavenger hunt planned, which, I've been told, may or may not involve the theft of people's property. That's 2-8pm Saturday in Pilon Park, I will be there, hope to see you too. Coming up on 2:30 here on Postmodernism and Cocktails, CVUB, and this is Fontana with "Gotta Split"... [MySpace]

Posted by Dan at August 21, 2009 5:08 PM
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