Friday, November 30, 2007

No Mention of "Yankee Reaper" Scheduled in the Short Term...

TLASILA - Hell Rell vs. Van Dyke Parks

Each legless diagram fighter aids his armless, chicken-kicking cousin...



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Never alone in the delirious dark,

TS

The Gizzard-Flavored Halvah's Gonna Rise in Wein...

TLASILA - Pomassl vs. Charlie Daniels

Spare Parts is sickened by Christmas Time Down South, which in turn disgusts de trop glitch memes, which was probably the point, had Dixie Jesus smarm opposed an (in)authentic other. As it happens, Pomassl is Charlie Daniels... Dunno 'bout Chuck, however. John Paul Haino?



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Mmmmm EemmeEmm eemRRRrmermerRRyRyyyY YyYYyeYrYYyyY XmasSsssseSr,

T/TLASILA

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Goose, Gander, Etc.

TLASILA - Peter Criss vs. Peter Christopherson vs. Chronic Town

On confronting one's congestion...



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A knife to the throat of the knife-thrower's muse,

TS

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Cross-Kultur'l Courtesy Calls...

TLASILA - Klimek vs. Archie Campbell

Wherein the Hee-Haw exemplar's 1962 Making Friends with... platter is roused, mid-anecdote, by Dedications recently loosed by Sebastian Meissner...



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Sleep Tight,

TS

Repost: Ohne 1

By request, I've reposted the first album by Ohne. Originally issued in 2002 by Ohne Mego, the 18-track compendium has been out of print since 2004.

Ohne:

Daniel Löwenbruck
Reto Mäder
Dave Philips
Tom Smith



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Monday, November 26, 2007

Reminds Slightly of Community Action: Noise Canned Goods Drive!

TLASILA - Josh Lay vs. Dischord 1981

We extend the severed leopard paw of friendship whenever counsel determines it feasible...



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01 Dead Blessings Draw Blanks (17:01)

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Tread, but not so softly this time...

TS

Vocalists Are Hanafi School; Neo-Proggers Are ITT Tech...

TLASILA - Perry Como vs. Battles

It's Love Songs going powder blue ascot to rubber dagger against Mirrored for blast wall supremacy...



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Read until you bleed,

TS

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Nothing Revs Up a Pajama Party Like Gin and Anti-Colonialist Polemic... Tweeners, Take Your Marks!

TLASILA - Orchestra Baobab vs. Julie London

Life is too fucking sweet, regardless of the depths...



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Hang on,

TS

Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Sugar Lips" Scored for Cryptobiosis...

TLASILA - Al Hirt vs. Lichens

Wherein the late Round Mound's Have a Merry Little Christmas budget Camden comp is pitted against the mossy mavens' recent Omns collection...



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"Nutty Jingle Bells" definitely slated for Kill Bill Vol. 4: Exit Tonal Tong,

TS

Thursday, November 22, 2007

What's Powhatan for "More Piety in the Monitors"?

TLASILA - Wild Turkey vs. Pocahaunted (2007)



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(Two tracks, 11 MB, ripped @ 320; "... graph of a face which strongly resembled mine.")

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On this day of Thanksgiving we remember those languishing in rendition, those suffused with hopelessness, those we've tortured, maimed, and murdered, and the homeless, the wrecked, and the ruined. Peace to the Lower Ninth Ward and Gitmo's Delta Block. Fuck the World.

TS/TLASILA

Vers un mal de mer...

TLASILA - Carlos Giffoni vs. Loggins & Messina



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01 The House at Plague Corner (18:19)

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Save room for rhubarb,

T/TLAS

Worst Recommendation Ever...

Written of the Editors:

"Creating music on its own terms, this indie rock foursome has rightfully been dubbed the bastard lovechild between Joy Division and Interpol."

(Steve Markoff, Suicide Girls Interviews page, 21 Nov 07.)

Uh, check please!

Granted, their lead vocalist, one Tom Smith, is already infinitely better known (and slightly more liquid) than your same-named scribe, but c'mon already!

(Oh well, those birthed out of wedlock rarely have a say in their seeding...)

I now propose the construction of a extragenetic supercollider to be built on the original site of Smash Hits' London office to wring similarly ill-bred disjecta from genre sarcophagi.

(Er, wait a minute - that's exactly what we're doing here with the m-as-h-up series, right?)

All hail Editors!

TS

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

If You Could Read My Depeche Mode Playbook...

TLASILA - Sylvian Chauveau vs. Gordon Lightfoot

A klaxon submerged in consommé...



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Try the three-bean dip instead of veal,

TS

Mashup EP #100!

TLASILA - Bonnie Tyler vs. Drone Nation

Wherein Faster Than the Speed of Night rakes its lacquered nails against the stolid faces and stout hindquarters of the usual harmonic suspects...

We deplore the implied consent of the purported ungoverned.



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Many thanks for downloading, listening, and proffering the odd fleck of feedback re the previous 99 installments.

We continue tomorrow!

Cholera,

T/TLASILA

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More Exquisitely Fucked Pistols Vids...

These come from November 18th, the final (and reportedly best overall) night of the recent mini-tour. Glasgow's MECC was stuffed with 15,000 fans, all of whom seem to have posted mobile phone video to YouTube...









(The above video - which captured "Submission" in full pummeling thrum - isn't so much overdriven as it is an accidental extension, at least in a benevolent parallel metaverse, of M. Barney's
Cremaster...)

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I've downloaded the soundboard boot of the third UK gig (November 10) at Brixton Academy - often fairly hair-raising stuff. Sure, it's not 1676, they're old, blah fucking blah. At a tenth of their original, acidic fury they still slay. Take it from a genuinely ecumenical aesthete - I listen to everything, loathe the vast majority of it, and thus I'm even more loathe to lie for nostalgia's sake...

TS

Monday, November 19, 2007

Nam June's Synaptic Collapse, (Garbled)...

Four gloriously gnarled cell cam vids from Sex Pistols' five-night (Nov 8-10/12/14) stand at the Brixton Academy in London...



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Friday, November 16, 2007

Jethro Hiccuped All Over My Hate-Loop...

TLASILA - Roddy Jackson vs. Antikillah & Sitter

Within which the hillbilly howler's recently issued Central Valley Fireball compilation breaks kerosene-laced black rye with Vasiliev and Kuryonny's cash-flush, D&G-embossed Russian Maffia EP...



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Miscegenation is the only path to purity,

TS

Our First Noisebloid Smear... Awww!

Rat Bastard Quits TLASILA because Tom Smith Smells Like Pee


Ladies and germs, we have arrived.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Colour My World with a Hobnail Imprint on Seraphine's Mug...

TLASILA - Young Marble Giants vs. Chicago

Wherein the harbinger is devoured by the herald...



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Hope they're spending that Hole cash on anti-Courtney curses (unless the lippy CL's covered something from Chicago XIX, in which case my premise has been trepanned, and everyone's stirring cauldrons),

TS

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Upon the Morrow We Perambulate the Slurry...

To Live and Shave in L.A. - The Cortege



(The above image is a detail of a larger graphic; click for a full-sized view.)

Eleven new songs recorded August 2007 at the Think Tank. Hoboken, NJ.

Engineered by Matt Azzarto.

Composed by Tom Smith (with the exception of "Till Their Legs Gave Way," composed by TS and Mark Morgan)

Chris Grier
Misty Martinez
Dimthingshine (formerly Dimthings)
Patrick Spurlock
Kelly Jamison
Nondor Nevai
Mark Shellhaas
Graham Moore
Gaybomb
Don Fleming
Cherie Lily
Mark Morgan
Andrew W.K.
Ben Wolcott
Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra
Tom Smith

Mixed and produced by Don Fleming.

Coming in 2011 on Fan Death.

(The 2008 Blossoming Noise release failed to materialize...)

If Leee Black Childers Had Managed Rudolf Schwarzkogler, But Backwards...

TLASILA - Abel Bocoum vs. Dagmar Krause



"Their ideas did not catch on, or fell into the wrong hands."

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As Ever,

TS

Monday, November 12, 2007

I Became Addicted to Vinyl Siding a Second Time Under the Following Circumstances...

TLASILA - Black Artists Group vs. The Tubes

Blue eyes turned once only deep orange, with no trace of foam...



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Rapidly, noiselessly, up and down the room,

TS

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Doc Watson Is David Gest, and Terry Riley? Terry Kath...

TLASILA - Michael Flower vs. Limahl



Your eyes offend; we gouge them out.

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Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 2,

Kollaps

Norman Mailer...

Thanks for Armies of the Night, The Executioner's Song, the film version of Tough Guys Don't Dance, your gargantuan fuck-ups, your brilliance, everything you refused not to be...

Guardian obit.

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Detonations Rattle Crystal Dolphin Displays...

TLASILA - Dan Fogelberg vs. Akira

Windows and Walls' pork byproducts seep through Made in Hong Kong's soba induction shafts; why must the brokers of unquestionable taste always be the first to asphyxiate?



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Sleep Well,

TS

Saturday, November 10, 2007

"All You Need Is Heroin"

Check out this illuminating pictorial from Michael Shaw's always excellent Bag News Notes blog... It would make you cry if you weren't already puking (or sharpening knives).



(Photograph by Peter van Agtmael. Click above for a slightly larger view...)

For additional photos from the same series, go here.

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Try As I May, I Can't Quite Fit the Bösendorfer in Condy's Bunghole...

TLASILA - Neil Campbell vs. Kelly Wells

Wherein the visualizations of Mr. C's Sol Powr mesh with the vocalizations produced by Ms. W during her performance in Jam It Up My Ass All the Way 2. The path to nirvana is nothing if not confounding...



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Ruminating on the propriety of "let 'er rip,"

TS

Thursday, November 08, 2007

'08 Tsunami Foretold...

Get yr foul paws sorted! The rain of red hail will soon fall...



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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Take the Delorean Around the Neo-Zone Perimeter, Then Slowly Smash It to Bits with a Hunger-Supression Chip

TLASILA - Deadstyle Is Hard vs. Trans



'Nuff intimated.

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Running in place to save face,

Wilford Brimley's Sugar-Free Droid

Blathering on About Beauty and Your Bloody Serenity...

TLASILA - Sigur Rós vs. Nicholas Parsons

Liberties are abducted, gagged and abused within the creases of these accident reconstructions; Hvarf/Heim is suspended above a cage of rabid wolverines while Brit game show presenter (and Mr. Jolly Loves Next Door co-conspirator) Parsons flips through his Filofax for solvents distributors...



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Betting on the gila in the fifth,

TS

New Mixes Arriving Later Today...

Hello,

Still here, but very busy since Sunday with the final mix of our forthcoming C-60 on Teenage Whore, Each Day Vomits Its Tomorrow. (Very cheery, I know.) Many months in post-production... Simultaneously, Rat and Graham have been finishing The Cortege in Miami Beach. Can't wait to hear the horrors they've wrought!

Minutes ago I received Otto Von Schirach's track for our '08 remix compendium on Important. It's completely retarded. O described it as "super Ralph records style," and he nailed the self-assessment. Excellent work... Can't decide which version I prefer, however. There's a slow, bangin' iteration and a speedier, teeth-grindin' cousin...

I've been cranking out collisions in the middle of the mixdown - four new accidents since Sunday. Too distracted to upload them until now... Oy. As soon as they're on the server I'll publish links.

Lots more news to follow...

TS

(Oddly enough, this relatively inconsequential post is our 700th since beginning the blog in 2004... Hurrah, etc.)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

WOW's Husqvarna + Ney's Greasepaint = Anti-Emo (or at least Times New Viking, sort of...)

TLASILA - Secos e Mulhados vs. The Plasmatics

Wherein the Brazilian glam freaks' eponymous debut platter slathers yage over the late Dame Wendy's New Hope nipple tape. Inanimate objects become instantly, insistently aroused...



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Cross-eyed and hairless,

TS

If Only Pelé Had Studied Under Clara Rockmore...

Uh, well, maybe not. Nonetheless, we gather to celebrate synthesis under the threat of blistering corner kicks.

Ror Wolf - Der Ball Ist Rund

(Editions RZ HS 1/9001 LP picture disc, 1987; out of print.)



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From the album:

"Compositions entirely made from radio reports of football matches. Originally broadcast on Hessischen Rundfunks (Dornbusch, Germany) on January 30, 1979 & May 18, 1978."

Side A

01 Der Ball Ist Rund (14:42) (1979)

Side B

02 Schwierigkeiten beim Umschalten (17:48) (1978)

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Cheers,

TS/TLASILA

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Thigh-Highs for DecoMetal® Oblivion...

TLASILA - The Hullabaloo Singers and Orchestra vs. Merzbow & Nordvargr

If, as Jacques Derrida suggested in Glas, "every thesis is a prothesis," then this infernal collision sports 665 pairs of white vinyl Courrèges grappling tongs. The Hullabaloo Show squares off against the collaborative Partikel II, with the latter taking the brunt of the pranging...



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Resistance Is Essential,

TS

Saturday, November 03, 2007

If You Don't Love Paris You're Inviting Osama to Your Prostate Exam...

Lessons we should learn from the French, partie million:

Finding Liberté on Two Wheels



(New York Times photo by Ed Alcock.)

Mr. Doherty, You're No Carl Crack...

TLASILA - Phallus Über Alles vs. Babyshambles



The Shambles' Delivery makes aesthetic nice with PÜA's Les Femmes de la Guerre, with resinous results...

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Holding on as best one can,

TS

Friday, November 02, 2007

Slogging Up the Multi-Infarct on the Down...

TLASILA - Barbara Streisand & Barry Gibb vs. Grachan Moncur III

Wherein Guilty's focal lesions resist Echoes of Prayer's antiplatelet therapies...



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Merci,

TS

Personally, I'd rather Evil Moisture had been booked for Stern...

TLASILA - Columbia-Princeton EMC vs. ICP

Overheard: "What the fuck is İlhan doing with that 360/91 and Dodge's jar of cold cream?"



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Until Later,

TS

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Linda Stein...

I've not yet viewed the recent Ramones DVD compilation, It's Alive 1974-1996, but I have listened to a rip of its audio tracks, and at the conclusion of "I Wanna be Your Boyfriend," recorded at Max's Kansas City on April 18, 1976, Joey Ramone offers a birthday dedication to Seymour Stein, the president of Sire Records. Doubtless his wife, Linda, was sitting nearby, reveling in the din.

Ms. Stein was found murdered yesterday at her Manhattan apartment.

Read the Times article here.

She was memorably quoted in Legs McNeil and Dillian McCain's Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk:

"The great thing about Dee Dee (Ramone) is that he slept with everybody. Dee Dee slept with me, Dee Dee slept with Seymour, I think he slept with Danny (Fields) - I mean Dee Dee slept with everybody and anybody. And he made you feel good. I mean, he was a professional hooker! So everybody fell in love with Dee Dee.

So Dee Dee and I had an affair. I mean, I remember one Thanksgiving - Seymour was always out of the country when it was an American holiday cause he was a workaholic - and it was Thanksgiving and Dee Dee and I went to dinner and then checked into this hotel on Sixty-fourth Street and Park Avenue and spent the night - Thanksgiving with Dee Dee Ramone and his leather jacket. And I'm the mother of two!"

Rest in peace, Linda.

Waterboarding, Up Close and Impersonal...

From the bleakest redoubt of contemporary American depravity, an audacious, illuminating report by Current TV's Kaj Larsen.

See the video here.

From Larsen's blog post at HuffPo:

"... I visited the TuolSleng (also known as S-21) prison in Phnom Penh. The Tuol Sleng prison had been converted to a museum and memorial for the victims of the Cambodian Genocide under the Pol Pot regime. As I walked through the museum and saw the photographs of the victims of the genocide, I was shocked to see a picture of the Khmer Rouge water-boarding a Cambodian villager. At that moment I saw a throughline between the debate we were having domestically and the picture I was standing in front of. I was spurred into action, and upon my return to the United States, I decided to have myself water-boarded, this time on national TV, as a public service, so that this controversial technique could be judged in the court of public opinion."