Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A Quick Drive

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I took a drive up to Matunuck, Rhode Island to watch Hogg a metal grindcore band. I knew the drummer Peter Scartabello from college and I regularly check out their shows.

"Ripe" lyrics and music by Hogg (all rights reserved)

Drab fucking clones
Dry cold choke
Dark empty space

I languish in the filth
Just to come clean
In the end
You turn up your nose
Walk toward the void
Just to claim
Claim ignorance

Trust a word
Never spoken
Listless speech
Creeps slowly
Out of your shallow mind
Your needs your thoughts
Mean shit to me
Mean shit to me

After crashing on Peter's couch for the night, I headed back south to NYC. On the way back I stopped by Trustom Pond for a quick walk with the digital camera. The trees devoid of leaves reminded me of the veins in one's eyeballs. Tree branches looked like waving arms reaching out towards the grey sky. Yards away from the pond, an unfamiliar sound beckoned me closer. It was the ice shifting and cracking on the shallow water. It reverberated otherworldly music, something organic like whale songs. I stood just there listening and taking it in. I realized my friend's appreciation for HP Lovecraft's and Cthulhu could be strongly influenced by his environment.

I have to take more of these trips out of the bustling city. I took a deep breath and headed back down the trail.

The car was coated with road salt from the recent snow and I took it in for wash in the Bronx. I tipped the crew, then drove over the 3rd Ave. bridge back into East Harlem.

links: Save Darfur, Voter Reform, The World Can't Wait

Friday, February 16, 2007

Music Episode, Friday Feb. 16, 2007

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Defunct Brooklyn based Jerk Alert performing GG Allin's "Don't Talk To Me" at the Luna Lounge with a guest backing male vocalist, 2001. South County Rhode Island's Hogg laying down the truth with "In Red", performed live Jan. 17, 2007 at Goodbyebluemonday in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Hogg will be appearing live at the Ocean Mist Feb 17, 2007 in Matunuck, RI. I am bent on going. Lastly Dub Trio playing at Purchase College, an excerpt of "Screaming at The Sea". They are playing next week in Brooklyn for a live album recording.

links: Save Darfur, Voter Reform, The World Can't Wait

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Look, Happy Valentines Day

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CC Attr NonCom ShareAlike 2.0 image from flicker. Musical inspiration by my thumping upstairs neighbors, fulltime admirals of the Look.

links: Save Darfur, Voter Reform, The World Can't Wait

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Dub Trio

Dub Trio, originally uploaded by fld1970.

After class (Understanding and Writing Grants) I mosied on over to the Butler Building to watch Dub Trio. The sound was great. There was some great echo elimination going on with the PA system. The Butler building is a prefab aluminum building made pretty in recent years. I remembered it as a cold oppressive barn but it's much better now.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Lincoln's Birthday Friday

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Thirty second excerpt of James Brown Live at Chastain Park, GA available at Netflix, the icy waters of the Hudson River, Dub Trio on live tour excerpt performing at Purchase College, and my messy desk. Last semester I took The Bible as a literature course. Very tough having to read thru 9,000 years of narrative history. A beautiful piece of literature despite its use of Neo Conservatives to plan out the Second Coming of Christ. Neo Conservatives should look at the theme of apostacy, failed kingdoms, and class struggle. Perhaps Neo Conservatives are being duped by ultra rich corporate politicians bankrolling their churches. Maybe it's a 2 way street between these guys. Anyhow taking another great piece of literature- Moby Dick, President Bush is the greedy Captain Ahab, willing to feed off his own vengeance and sacrifice the laden ship.

links: Save Darfur, Voter Reform, The World Can't Wait

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Feb.7, 2007 Promo for my CC images

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This is an intro for my CC images on Flickr. Music by Garageband 1 loops. Backwards vocals by me reading a sutta.
links: Save Darfur, Voter Reform, The World Can't Wait

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Groundhog Day 2007

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This show features a 30 second clip of James Brown playing live at Chastain Park Georgia (available at Netflix), one minute footage of Zulma Aguiar's "Turnstyle", Hogg's "Wartorn" played live Jan 17, 2007 at Goodbyebluemonday, Brooklyn and my camera taking accidental footage during a call.
links: Save Darfur, Voter Reform, The World Can't Wait