Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

04 July 2020

Too Much Time on My Mind




I  realize I often talk about the sychronicity that occurs that sets me on the course to any given musickal excursion. Those weird coincidences that we've probably all experienced & said. "Wuh?" But synchronicity is nearly as antiquated a concept as coincidences. & nobody believes in coincidences anymore, do they? What I really mean to express is that the quantum entanglement that snares me in its web made me do it.






Sigmund Freud fathered human psychoanalysis & began unraveling the processes of the unconscious, the pre-consciousness, & consciousness in directing human behavior. He  spotlighted how every action has a underlying cause, whether apparent or seemingly invisible. Until Freud began to unlock the psyche, coincidences were believed to be either God-Universe..."Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous" or probability..."In large populations any strange thing can happen". Freud went on to state that  subconsciously we can create our own coincidences. We subconsciously create some coincidence situations to help us resolve psychological conflicts.






Freud's heir apparent Carl Gustav Jung introduced synchronizität or synchronicity. The concept states that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. Throughout his career, Jung set forth multiple definitions of the term, defining synchronicity as: "meaningful coincidence"; an "acausal connecting principle"; "acausal parallelism"; or a "meaningful coincidence of two or more events where something other than the probability of chance is involved." It was Jung's belief that, just as events may be connected by causality, they may also be connected by meaning. Events connected by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of causality.


Freud became discouraged with Jung & condemned him for wallowing in what he called the "black tide of the mud of occultism".






But this is not occult, this is the Quantum World.


In classical information theory, there is a binary system of bits (a portmanteau of "binary digits") which can take only two values: 0 or 1.  However, with the discoveries in the Quantum World, a quantum bit (in a shortened form qu-bit) can take simultaneously the values 0 & 1. Qubits are in a superposition of both states at the same time.






Like Schrodinger’s cat, until acted on by an observer (Observer Created Universe), the actual state is unknown. When a qubit is measured, the superposition state collapses to a basis binary state. An important distinguishing feature between classical bits & qubits is that multiple qubits can exhibit quantum entanglement.







Suppose that the mental states first proposed by Freud, i.e. the unconscious, pre-consciousness, consciousness, are made up of sets of mental qubits. Therefore Jung's so-called synchronistic events between causality & meaning, the material & the mental domains are merely the consequence of a quantum fluctuations between mind & matter. Until I think about it, its state is variable. When I  "a-ha", then I've really stepped in it. Quantum entanglement has me in its grips.







So I could be reading most anything right now, but I'm reading Beat Punks by Victor Bokris.  I could be reading any chapter, but I'm reading the chapter "Allen Ginsberg on Heros".  Ginsberg is talking about Bob Dylan.  Beats, Bokris, & Bob...I go "a-ha" as I realize the deluge of all the Bs. Just then, my player, on infinite shuffle, which could be playing any of 2+ Terabytes of songs,  kicks into  "Crossing the Rubicon" by, yes, you got it, Bob Dylan. Quantum Bees. Which led to this whole rant. Its not my fault, the entanglement made me do it, I tell ya.


Here's what Ginsberg was saying: "I think there's a natural progression in Dylan's work...of mountain peaks & valleys, mountain peaks & valleys, with succeeding intensification & succeeding reality & succeeding genius..."


I've never posted up any Dylan here at NSS. You've probably heard of him on your own, but...


For seven consecutive decades, Bob Dylan has had albums in the Top40.  His latest, Rough & Rowdy Ways is his 39th studio album, his first album of original songs since 2012s Tempest.


C'mon, take an irrevocable step that commits you to an unchangeable future. Create your own universe by simply observing. Listen up.



from Bob Dylan - Rough & Rowdy Ways, CD1, Columbia 19439780982, 2020.

Enjoy,

28 June 2020

Black Lives Matter




I'm just an old Honkey, but Black Lives Matter to me.

I just come at the whole thing from a different viewpoint.

I live for musick. So the effect of violence on Black musickians is what has touched me the deepest.

I know that the focus of the current problems is on Police Murder.

Again, my own personal thoughts stem from my hatred of guns & the death that leaps unchecked from their barrels. Police wouldn't be murdering Blacks if they weren't issued a badge, a gun, & a license to kill.  Racism will be extremely hard to root out & exterminate from a basically corrupt system.

It can so easily hide behind the visage of the sweetest smile.

But gun's are much easier to recognize & eliminate. Gun violence has taken more Black musickians than I can easily chronicle.

Who can ever forget Marvin Gaye?

Through my love of Dub, Black Lives dying has hit me hard (the King himself gunned down).







Let’s start the list:

November 22, 1980 -  Earl 'General Echo' Robinson, Drunken Master DJ, second only to Big Youth. A car carrying Echo & two others was stopped by police. In the ensuing confrontation, Echo was shot dead by police along with selector Flux (who also worked with Echo on his Echo Tone Sound System) & Stereo Phonic owner Leon 'Big John' Johns. The incident has never been satisfactorily explained.

September 15, 1983 - Prince Far I, Adrian associate, Heavy Manners, Singers & Players







October 14, 1983 - Hugh Mundell, renowned songwriter, Augustus Pablo & Lee Perry associate

April 17, 1987 - Carlton Barrett, Upsetter & Wailer, brother of Aston 'Family Man' Barrett

August 9, 1987 - Wayne 'Major Worries' Jones, Prince Jammy Sound System DJ

September 11, 1987 - Peter Tosh, original Wailer (along with herbalist Wilton 'Doc' Brown & Jeff  'Free 1' Dixon)

February 6, 1989 - King Tubby, the King of Dub

June 24, 1991 - Glen 'Nitty Gritty' Holness - Zodiac Sound System & Soulite

June 2, 1999 - Junior Braithwaite - original Wailing Wailer

June 14, 1999 - Henry 'Junjo' Lawes - producer, Volcano Records & Volcano Sound System. Roots Radics

July 6, 1999 - Mikey Wallace, Chalice keyboards & Massive bass

October 18, 2007 - Lucky Dube, South Africa's greatest reggae star, former Love Brother

January 19, 2011 - Winston Riley, Techniques producer, Meditation Dub star

October 9, 2014 - Lincoln 'Style' Scott, drummer extraordinaire, Roots Radics to Dub Syndicate

So here's my offering to the current situation...





Various - Black Slavery Days, Clappers Records CLPS-1982, 1980.

Side 1 -
Black Slavery Days - Skulls
9 to 5 Dub - T.S.O.S.A. (The Sounds of Saint Ann's)
Tird World - Skulls
Third Worlds Shuffle - Mercenarys
Seek Fire - Arrows

Side 2 -
How Can a Man Dubwise - Clappers All Stars
Come Away Jah Children - Original Survivors
Theme from Ras 'G' - T.S.O.S.A.
Old Broom - Arrows
Beautiful Land (JA) - Original Survivors

Usual suspects: Earl Chinna Smith - lead guitar; Dave Zang & Tony Chin - rhythm guitar; Bobbie Kalaphat & Augustus Pablo - piano; Bernard Touter Harvey - organ; Bobbie Ellis, Herman Marquis, & Vin Trommie Gordon - horns; Robbie Shakespeare & Sidney Leftoe Gussine - bass; & Leroy Horsemouth Wallace - drums.

Although they are Gone Music still Lives on,

21 June 2020

Bill Collection






Anyone even vaguely familiar with my musick manias knows one of my Holy Trinitiys is BILLS: Burroughs, Nelson, & Laswell.  Been ignoring them for too long so this week-end I’ve immersed myself in the Sacred System of things.  From the galactic zone to the lower ground, a greater tetralogy I doubt...



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Babylon Ghost
Dread Iternal
Cyborg Assault
Galactic Zone
Sub Terrain


For further information about who does what, I've included insert with the files.





Thunupa
Anubis
Purana
Akapana




Bill Laswell - Sacred System: Nagual Site, BMG Classics 09026-63263-2, 1998.

Raag Sohni
Black Lotus
X-Zibit-I
Dèrive
Saiya Nikasegaye
Driftwork
Aab Yaad Kar Tu





Ethiopia
The Lower Ground
Shashamani
Bati
Land of Look Behind
Jerusalem



Bless all life,
we are all one race,
the Human Race...
slow down,

Perhaps Tied for Third 2 - 3




As with all magickal paths, there is always confusion.

Now here’s the bit o’ confusion with the Sacred System.

Although the previously posted Bill Laswell - Sacred System: Nagual Site is considered by most to be the proper third installment of the Sacred System Tetralogy, there are those that stick by the Discordian Law of Fives & posit that the four are in fact five. That the tetralogy is actually a pentalogy.

In 2000, Bill released Dub Chamber 3, which some say is the precursor to Sacred System: Dub Chamber 4 - Book of Exit. It fits perfectly between Nagaul (1998) & Dub Chamber 4 (2002).

This from the album notes:

Nils Petter Molvaer: Trumpet, Effects (1,3)
Nicky Skopelitis: 6,12 String Guitars, Beats, Effects (1,2,3,4)
Craig Taborn: Electric Piano (2,3,4)
Bill Laswell: Bass, Keyboard, Beats (1,2,3,4)
Jah Wobble: Bass, Keyboard, Beat (2)
Karsh Kale: Drums, Tabla (1)

Produced by Bill Laswell


from ROIR USA website:

Dub Chamber 3 is Laswell's third release for ROIR (Nagaul Site was released by BMG Classics) & completes the best selling Sacred System trilogy (perhaps true at that time, perhaps sour BMG grapes ).

So listen up, decide for yourselves. Never get to many Bills.



Bill Laswell - Dub Chamber 3, ROIR RUSCD 8263, 2000.
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Beyond the Zero
Cybotron
Syndrome
A Screaming Comes AcrosstThe Sky

Enjoy safely,

08 June 2020

It's Easy - Nothin' to It

Synchronicity has been running rampant this week-end here at the Casa Nada.  I was looking through some boxes & crates of old items I had packed away in the past & over time had come to disregard.  I thought I'd get rid of some junk I definitely didn't need & make some much needed space around here.








In one box I spotted an ancient cassette tape. On futher examination I realized it was labeled Graduation Upheaval dated June 6, 1970.  50 years to the day. What's the chances of that. I had just been watching some TV news about Virtual Graduations upcoming in these days of Covid-19.







Then it kinda hit me...50 years since my own graduation, which by my own choice was more or less virtual.  I wasn't planning on attending my alma mater's stupid ass affair. I was deep in the anti-Tricky Dicky / anti-Vietnam war headspace. Just one month earlier, the day after my 18th birthday, 13 Kent State students were shot by National Guard troops on the Kent State campus, 4 killed & 9 wounded.  The eerie parallel to what was going on right now across the nation only piled on more similarities.







I remember making the cassette tape in order to prank the after-graduation festivities. My friend Mole's band, the First Mole Underground, was playing the after dinner party. Mole had been given the duties of spinning the tunes during the meal & for the after-meal dance preceeding his band's gig.  The school administration had given him a strict whitewashed list of  "appropriate"  music for the dance, but had left the dinner background Muzak to his whims.  That's where my cassette came in to play.  Mole had been persuaded (read: blackmailed by yours truly) to play the cassette during the feasting.







"They told you in school about freedom,
But when you try to be free they never let ya...
They say "It's easy...Nothin' to it"
& now the Army's out to get you

69 American terminal stasis
The air's so thick it's like drowning in molasses
I'm sick & tired of paying these dues
I'm finally getting hip to the American Ruse."



I remember I started with "American Ruse" by MC5.  The rest is part of infamy.  I chose only the newest musick from 1970 with a firm eye on chaos.  Although the C90 cassette I found in the discarded junk Saturday was beyond practical use, I have faithfully resurrected it for your listening pleasure.  I have divided the tracks into two downloads, 43 minutes each, duplicating the original tape side.



Various - Virtual Graduation 1970 Style, NØ Comps., 2020

cum side -
American Ruse - MC5
No Man's Land - Syd Barrett
Mean Mistreater - Grand Funk Railroad
Sweet Jane (live) - Velvet Underground
Pachuco Cadaver - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
Music for My Mother - Funkadelic
Nature's Way (live) - Spirit
Mr. & Misdemeanor - Alice Cooper
Eastwood Rides Again - The Upsetters
Crumbling Land - Pink Floyd
1970 (live) - Iggy & the Stooges

laude side -
No Time - The Guess Who
Cat Food - King Crimson
Mr. Skin / Animal Zoo (live) - Spirit
Theme from Burnt Weeny Sandwich - The Mothers
Heart Beat, Pig Meat - Pink Floyd
T.V. Eye (live) - Iggy & the Stooges
Child in Time - Deep Purple

notes:
MC5 - After spending Xmas vacation '69 in County lock-up, I was released just in time Jan. '70 to violate my probation to make a road trip out of state to Gilligan's in Buffalo, NY.  Had been wanting to see the Motor City Five since they first kicked out the jams. Had a big bag of Matanuska Valley Thunderfuck my friend Whalebait had brought back from Scottsbluff.  I smoked out with the band & washed away the straight eyes. I snuck behind the stage & stuffed my Algonquin Peace pipe full of MVT into "Machine Gun" Thompson's pie hole. He puffed & drummed & drummed & puffed until the song ended, then passed it around to the other.  That experience alone, coupled with their new album Back in the USA, garned them the coveted number one spot.

Syd - Floyd didn't want him no more, but the madcap laughed.

GFR - They're an Amerikkan band.

Velvet Underground - It wouldn't be until Nov. '70 that Loaded would appear & give us the studio "Sweet Jane", but this version is a live track from a show at the Matrix in S.F on Nov. 26 & 27, 1969. From my friend Fred (more later).

Beefheart - Trout mask was released in the fall of '69 but I never got it until the Straigh STS 1053 early 1970 RE.

Funkadelic - My first introduction to the Haze, Clinton & crew...you know, the "real" funk. Now I got a thing.

Spirit - Another jewel on the event horizon of 1970. 12 Dreams was still a wet dream, but my friend Bedhead Fred from San Johaze, CA recorded these songs at the Fillmore in May '70.

The Upsetters - Another first, my first "real" Jamaican music that I was to take to heart & imbrace as my favorite pleasure all these fifty years. Before that it was only the Israelites.

Floyd - Atom Heart Mother would be another late '70 release. They started work on that opus after recording the songs for Michaelangelo Antonioni's film Zabriske Point, from which these tracks were taken.

Iggy - Funhouse had already been recorded in May '70 but wouldn't be released until a couple more weeks, July '70.  I somehow got these live tracks from someone (fifty year memory drain) who had recorded them at the Cincinnati Pop Festival June 13.  Our actual graduation ceremony wasn't until June 21st so this barely slid on to the final cassette mix.

Crimson - Court of the Crimson King led to the Wake of Poseidon. How that leads to "cat food", I'll never know.

The Mothers - The Captain's bongo fury buddy burning Hebrew National Weenies with a bunch o' Muthas shortly after their fall.

Deep Purple - Never really loved metal, but heavy rock...Grand Funk, Mountain, James Gang, Steppenwolf...loved it. Now Deep Purple 2.0 was in rock. "Child in Time" is one of my favorite
heavy songs of all times. Definite shoe-in for set end.

Enjoy,




16 May 2020

Monophones & Polyrhthyms

" In the year 1166 B.C., a malconented hunchbrain by the name of Greyface, got it into his head that the universe was as humorless as he, & he began to teach that play was sinful because it contradicted the ways of Serious Order. 'Look at all the order about you', he said. & from that, he deluded honest men to believe that reality was a straightjacket affair & not the happy romance as man had known it.

It is not presently understood why men were so gullible at that particular time, for absolutely no one thought to observe all the disorder around them & conclude just the opposite. But anyway, Greyface & his followers took the game of playing at life more seriously than they took life itself & were known even to destroy other living beings whose ways of life differed from their own.

The unfortunate results of this is that mankind has since been suffering from a psychological & spiritual imbalance. Imbalance causes frustration & frustration causes fear. & fear makes a bad trip. Man has been on a bad trip for a long time now.

It is called THE CURSE OF GREYFACE

                                      from Conventional Chaos, Principia Discordia, 2nd Edition, page 00042.






Gruad Grayface was a mutant.

Unlike the rest of the herd, his mutation rendered him glabrous (some small remnants of head & facial hair, some crotch & pit).  This visible difference from the other sapiens filled Gruad with hatred.  He set about on a campaign pitting people against one another because of their differences, making them unable to empathize across demographic lines (men & women, black & white, & on & on...).  Gruad believed that if people communicated with each other they would realize that they were natural allies & none of them benefited from Gruad's tyrannical rule.

Acolytes of Gruad have been trying to immanentize this New World Order for centuries. Donald Trump is the lastest Illuminatus Primus attempting to elevate the tenets of Oligarchic supremacy.






The only stumbling block to Gruad's goal is Discord.  The Sacred Chao. Hail Eris. While things seemed well under way for the ascendancy of Trump to the throne of another four years, along comes Covid to throw a monkey(read: hairy sapien)wrench into the plans. But is there more to the story?







In the 1980s & 90s, Steve Jackson Games released the role-playing card game, Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy. Are the characters, events, & agendas portrayed through the Illuminati card game prophecies or merely a series of strange coincidences  (examples: the Terrorist Nuke card






& the Pentagon card with their future view of the Twin Towers & Pentagon attacks of 9/11;






the man featured on the And Stay Dead! card appears to be Wikileaks’ Julian Assange:






& now the Epidemic card, well, enough said) all years before the portrayed.  Or are we being provided the script for reality Gruad's disciples seek to bring to fruition?






However,  the most unsettling card that bears the unmistakable resemblance to Trump is the Enough is Enough card. Examine the background images of the card & decide for yourselves.







"You have locked yourselves up in cages of fear: and behold, do you now complain that you lack freedom"
                       Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, K.S.C., Epistle of the Paranoids, The Honest Book of Truth.



but here at Casa Nada...

Was deep into the groove of  ''Tunnel Vision'' when it dawned on me that I haven't posted up any Monophonics here at NSS. Quick remedy. Here goes...

San Francisco Bay Area's Monophonics formed in 2005. Their original & subsequent lineups include guitarist Ian McDonald, keyboardist Colin Brown, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, bassists Yuri Whitman & Miles O’Mahony, percussionist Kyle Middlebrooks, & drummer Austin Bohlman.

Monophonics put a 21st Century spin on the heavier, funkier, more psychedelic sounds of late 60s/early 70s soul while also never straying far from a primal Stax style. Each release from Monophonics has shown marked progress from the band. The most significant change to their overall great sound came with the addition of Kelly Finnigan, singer, songwriter, & keyboardist who joined after the first two albums, 2007s Playin & Simple & 2010s Into the Infrasounds.

Monophonics signed to Ubiquity for 2012s In Your Brain. They then went independent with 2015s Sound of Sinning on Transistor Sound. Following a handful of singles for Transistor Sound & Colemine, Monophonics released their fifth album, It's Only Us, on Colemine this year.



Monophonics - In Your Brain, Ubiquity URCD299, 2012.
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Looking Ahead
There's a Riot Going On
In Your Brain
Sure is Funky
Deception
All Together
Say You Love Me
They Don't Understand
Mirage
Foolish Love
Thinking Black
Bang Bang
Temptation
Keep Looking Ahead



& now that we've done mono, how about poly...

Polyrhythmics is an 8-piece funk & worldbeat Orchestra comprised of some of Seattle’s finest rhythmic musicians. Their music is heavy on the grooves & dynamic rhythmic interplay.

Libra Stripes is their second full length record. Here the Polyrhythmics are: Ben Bloom - guitar: Nathan Spicer - keyboards; Jason Gray - bass;  Scott Morning- trumpet; Art Brown - saxophone; Elijah Clark - trombone; Grant Schroff - drums; & Lalo Bello - percussion.


Polyrhythmics - Libra Stripes, Kept Records KPT-1001, 2013.

Libra Stripes
Pupusa Strut
Moon cabbage
Chingador
Snake in the Grass
Bobo
Skin the Fat
Retrobotic
Mr. Wasabi Rides Again

Enjoy,

26 April 2020

It’s a No Beach day, Boy




Woke up from a crazy dream.

Seconds after I awoke I could still hear notes wafting in my room from the soundtrack of interrupted dreamland. Pandemic specter code stuck on my lips...Will you come now?

The Cock of God...Phallus Dei



Originally from A Day in the Life of Brian Wilson with vocals by the incomparable John Walker (R.I.P.).





Here are more than a few seconds (spoiler alert:312.6MB)





Will You Come Now? - Phallus Dei (original mix)
Will You Come Now? - Der Blutharsch
Will You Come Now? - Blackhouse (short remix)
Will You Come Now? - Phallus Dei (Vapour remix featuring Bart Maris)
Will You Come Now? - Wicked Messenger
Will You Come Now? - Dyane Donck
Will You Come Now? - Phallus Dei (featuring Aidan Casserly remix)
Will You Come Now? - Burial Hex (Angelic Conversation remix)
Will You Come Now? - Throbbing Wafle
Will You Come Now? - Phallus Dei (Love, with the Tiniest Red Torch remix)
Will You Come Now? - Bohren & der Club of Gore
Will You Come Now? - Blackhouse (longer remix)
Will You Come Now? - Birdmachine
Will You Come Now? - Phallus Dei (another remix)
Will You Come Now? - Strange Attractor
Will You Come Now? - Dissecting Table
Will You Come Now? - Phallus Dei (original remix)

Please, anyone, will you come now?,

23 April 2020

They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar


"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." – William Gibson, Neuromancer.

"Good evening, and welcome to a private showing of four paintings, displayed here for the first time. Each is a collector's item in its own way—not because of any special artistic quality, but because each captures on a canvas, suspended in time and space, a frozen moment of a nightmare." Rod Serling



Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw - Night Gallery, Thrill Jockey XQJH-1008, 2011.
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Night Gallery I
Night Gallery II
Night Gallery III
Night Gallery IV

Cool air,

18 April 2020

I Might Be Slow, but not Forgetful



On October 14, 2015 (yes, 2015...you remember back then in the old days), an Unknown (aka Jack Bone) visitor to NSS queried in the comments to a Nash the Slash post Soixant-Neuf:
     "Hey buddy (I guess that's me???) you wouldn't happen to have Nash's soundtrack to Nosferatu?"

Well, I didn't, but I've been looking ever since & finally got a copy. Don't know if Unknown Jack Bone is still looking or will find out that I (finally) replied, but as I love all things NtSlash, here it is.

Released on Nash's own label, Cut-Throat Records ( "Music in a particular vein"), Nosferatu is Nash the Slash's soundtrack recording to the 1922 German silent expresionist horror film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; also known as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror or simply Nosferatu) directed by F. W. Murnau & starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok.

Nash vividly enhances the dramatic building of suspense & impending doom inherent within Murnau's reinterpretation of the Count Dracula story, capturing the romantic & tragic essence of the tale. Nash primarily uses synthesisers, drum machines, & samplers on this project (along with a haunting Romanian choir) to match the graininess of the deteriorated visuals & the feel of the time period. He superbly spotlights the recurrent themes & motifs within the film, revisiting them in various iterations to develop narrative continuity (particularly for  Nina, variations on Gabriel Urbain Fauré's Requiem [tracks 2, 4, 18, & 30] & Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre [tracks 19 & 23]). The soundtrack never overpowers or draws attention away from the screen, but instead moodily adds to the total experience.

Nosferatu has almost certainly had more restored releases than any other silent film. Including all the illegitimate copies of the Atlas version, there are a vast number, likely in excess of a thousand, of cheap home video editions. The original film was 63 minutes, which matches Nash's soundtrack. If you want to try watching the movie sync'd to the music, there are basically five versions:
the 1965 Atlas Film version based on MoMA's print;
Elite version January 2000;
Diamond Entertainment version July 2002 with replacement pipe organ score;
& Madacy versions March 2003
& August 2004.

The Atlas version is a copy of the most complete copy extant, which was obtained by New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1947. That copy is derived from a French print from the late 1930s/early 1940s, in very good condition overall. The French version is a copy of a Czechoslovakian export print from the 1920s that was seized by the Nazis, now lost. The background story of this print has only been unravelled in recent years so many sources still refer to it as a 1926/27  "second French version".  The Czech version had been shipped to the Cinémathèque Française. At the French archive the German intertitles were replaced with French ones, after which the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) got a copy that had been preserved at the Cinémathèque Suisse.

On acquisition, MoMA (in all probability through their then film curator Iris Barry) replaced the latest French intertitles with English ones in anachronistic 1927 Futura font &, as per Nosferatu's first US screenings in 1929, all the character names were reverted to the ones of the original novel: Count Orlok becomes Count Dracula; Ellen & Hutter become Nina & Jonathon Harker; Knock becomes Renfield; etc.

So the intertitles have been translated from the original German into Czech, back into German, then into French, & then finally into English… Yet somehow they still make sense!

So turn down the movie volume (it's a Silent Film, fer Satan's sake), crank up the soundtrack volume, kick back, light up, & enjoy.

Nash's world premiere performance was on Thursday July 13, 2000 at the Grand Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The male choir was recorded live in Brasov Orthodox Cathedral, Romania by Dmitri Vole.



Nash the Slash - Nosferatu, Cut-Throat Records CUT5CD, 2001.

 tracklist -

Murnau's Vision
Nina & Jonathon
Renfield's Scheme
"Don't Worry Nina"
Foreboding Journey
Jonathon Awakes
The Land of Phantoms
"You are Late"
Blood
Letter to Nina
"What a Lovely Throat"
Fear & Premonition
Sense of Menace
The Crypt
Dracula Packs
Rats
Venus Flytraps & Other Vampires
Nina Among the Dunes
Fatal Breath
Renfield's Master
Dracula Unpacks
Nosferatu
The Ship of Horrors
Drum Alarm
The Book of Vampires
Plague
Renfield's Revenge
Nina's Trance
Sacrificing Nina
The Morning Sun

Enjoy,

12 April 2020

I Was Bored...so I Put a Record On



Programmed, performed, produced, written, & mixed by Gudrun Gut with a little help from her friends: Rock Bottom Riser written by Smog & additional vocals by Uta Heller & Matt Elliott; Pleasuretrain & The Wheel co-written by & with additional vocals by Manon P. Duursma; Lsat Night guitar by Dirk Markham; & Last Night, Sweet, & Pleasuretrain re-mixed by Thomas Fehlmann.



Gudrun Gut - I Put a Record On, Monika Enterprise monika 55, 2007.
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side 1 -
Move Me - inspired by Buenos Aires
Rock Bottom Riser - inspired by Smog
The Land - inspired by the Field
Cry Easy - inspired by ESG
Girlboogie 6 - inspired by the Boogie
Blätterwald - inspired by New Order

side 2 -
Last Night - inspired by Last Night
Sweet - inspired by Dabrye
Pleasuretrain - inspired by the Blues
The Wheel - inspired by Clouddead
Tip Tip - inspired by Loops

& everything was tip top,

11 April 2020

Remember, It is the Law...the Law of Fives




Been reReading the Illuminatus Trilogy

RAWilson states:
     "I first heard of the 23 enigma from William S Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch, Nova Express, etc. According to Burroughs, he had known a certain Captain Clark, around 1960 in Tangier, who once bragged that he had been sailing 23 years without an accident. That very day, Clark’s ship had an accident that killed him and everybody else aboard. Furthermore, while Burroughs was thinking about this crude example of the irony of the gods that evening, a bulletin on the radio announced the crash of an airliner in Florida, USA. The pilot was another Captain Clark and the flight was Flight 23."


#23

SKIDOO

What man is at ease in his Inn?
Get out.
Wide is the world and cold.
Get out.
Thou hast become an in-itiate.
Get out.
But thou canst not get out by the way thou camest in. The Way out is THE WAY.
Get out.
For OUT is Love and Wisdom and Power.
Get OUT.
If thou hast T already, first get UT.
Then get O.
And so at last get OUT.
                                                                         from The Book of Lies - Aleister Crowley (1912/13)




23 Skidoo - The Gospel Comes to New Guinea 12“ 45 single, Fetish Records FE11, 1981.

The Gospel Comes to New Guinea
Last Words

Alex & Johnny Turnbull, Sam Mills, Fritz Catlin, & Tom Heslop

Now it’s coming to your house,

04 April 2020

M to the A to the S to the K


Put the mask upon the face just to make the next day
Feds be hawkin me
Jokers be stalking me
I walk the streets and camouflage my identity
My posse in the Brooklyn wear the mask
My crew in the Jersey wear the mask
Stick up kids doing boogie woogie wear the mask
Yeah everybody wear the mask but how long will it last



20 March 2020

Hunker Down Dub, Now it’s On-U


Well, as of midnight last, "Shelter in Place" is now Cali state mandate.

However, I get to go to work nonetheless, out in the public, working in the pit of it all, the grocery stores. Providing my "essential service" putting out magazines...errrr...essential magazines (People, Cosmopolitan, National Enquirer, etc....you know the "essential" ones...really Essence is the only essential one).

But it's the weekend now. I'm hunkered down, lissenin' to musick...sick...sick, smoking some Kali weed.

The following might be 21st Century AHC, but get real, son...

Bonjo is still the man, Crocodile is still A Maxwell Sherwood, George Oban is still Ras Levi, King Cry Cry is still Prince Far I, & Skip is Skip.

...it doesn't really get any better than this.



African Head Charge - Voodoo of the Godsent, On-U Sound ON-UCD1015, 2011.
decryption code in comments

In "I" Head
The Best Way
Take Heed...& Smoke up Your Collyweed
Stoned Age Man
African Bredda
Mysterious Happenings
This & That & the Other
Undulating
Timpanya
Badman Plan
Dobbyn Joins the Head Charge
God Willing

Enjoy,