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Saturday, March 6, 2010

I don't get around much...

Yeah, Pere Ubu played in town last night, at the Beachland Ballroom, performing their album "The Modern Dance," but I didn't get over there. Dan Rourke, however, did, and you can read his essay by clicking on the header. Good to hear that David Thomas is moving into Hackman territory (as long as he's not in a towel)...

Here's a recent clip of the band:

(No, sorry, they had it pulled.)

Try this instead:

Pere Ubu at Borders Books & Music, Cleveland Heights, Friday, 11/24/06,
courtesy of Clevelandlivemusic (probably someone in Cleveland).

Also of note, Roky Erickson is in town tonight. Ain't that a kick in the head.
So click your fingers, applauding the play...

Purportedly, David Thomas and Peter Laughner wanted to record a fake Texas psych 45 under the name of The Fatalistics, and then have it "discovered"; a kind of Borgesian ruse, or just a prankster's cheat...at any rate, Television early on regularly performed "Fire Engine," a song by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Roky's old band, inspiring Laughner to play it with his band Friction (not to be confused with the Japanese band, founded by Reck, formerly of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, with Cleveland's own Bradly Field), or was it with Peter and the Wolves?

Jim Jones once told me that when Ubu was on tour in Europe once, they had occasion to meet Nico, and she referred to them as "Ubu boys"...

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Born on 03/05

Mark E. Smith, writer, leader of men, born on 03/05/1957 (now a 53 Year Old Man):

The Fall - "Cowboy 2" / "Psykick Dancehall" - at Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, 02/12/10

Plus, he's also been collaborating with cartoon characters...

Gorillaz, "Glitter Freeze" from "Plastic Beach"

Hey, and Martin Bramah, co-founder of The Fall, has a new band with some other classic ex-Fall members, called Factory Star. Here they are doing "Psycho-Mafia":

At The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 10/09/09

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Born on 03/04

Garrett Morgan, inventor (and Clevelander), born 03/04/1877:


Shemp Howard, my favorite of the Three Stooges, born 03/04/1895:

James Ellroy, crazy-ass American author, born 03/04/1948, shown here in an interview with Conan O'Brien, whose hair is under control for once(plus Ellroy incites Dave Chappelle to bolt from his seat):

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A 03/03 Nightcap

...in honor of the Roland TB-303:

Phuture - "Acid Trax"

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rudely Interrupted,

But more than I've seen of it before:

Edwyn Collins, "50 Shades Of Blue"

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