Dallas layover. Time to start drinking.
I could watch this forever.
“yeah fuck this jew crap. neil peart on his own can do the job of fifty of these faggot so called drummers.” — some guy on youtube
Perspectives on Garfield, part two
Perspectives on Garfield, part one
Full strip at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
“On top of the visual extravagance, Caroliner has somehow forged an original musical style. The songs typically fuse together a grinding, relentless bass line, country-ish banjo strummings, spastic vocals ranging across several octaves, a wheezing organ drone, and screeching violin tremolos. Despite the splintered aesthetic, a lumbering grandeur gathers …… Space does not permit a description of the lyrics, which purport to interpret the prophecies of a 19th-century Wisconsin cow.” — Alex Ross
Traveling this week for work, and had the opportunity to visit a few record stores in various cities. The first record I bought was, I knew even at the time, the one with the best title: I’m Armed with Quarts of Blood, by San Francisco avant-bluegrass weirdos Caroliner. Can’t say I’m always sold on them musically, but I respect their dedication to their conceptual framework, to say nothing of the intricate, low-budget stage show, which I was fortunate enough (or unfortunate enough, depending on your perspective) to see in 2002. It’s safe to say that if you enjoy stuff like Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 or The Residents, it’s only a matter of time before you enter Caroliner’s orbit.
The above video is from their tour DVD. It gets intense.
“Al Columbia continually amazes with whatever tiny shred of information or dirty image I manage to glean. A recluse after my own heart, it’s a fucking tragedy that countless successful artists continue to pillage his back catalog, propping up their half-baked careers on the well-worn spines of second hand copies of Biologic Show. You know who you are and should be ashamed.” — Aaron Horkey
Mekons - “Dan Dare”
A corollary of sorts to the previous post. An anthem for impending failure upon release, and even more so now. Set a course for the Grim Meathook Future, Digby.