Monday, February 28, 2011

99 Eyes: #28

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, #28: Naoto Yamakawa's A Girl, She Is 100 Percent



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TS

Sunday, February 27, 2011

99 Eyes: #27

The gaze is important to me...

99 Eyes, #27: Arthur Lubin's The Spider Woman Strikes Back



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Tom

Saturday, February 26, 2011

99 Eyes: #26

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, #26: Carmine Gallone's Carmen 63



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TS

Friday, February 25, 2011

99 Eyes: #25

The gaze is important to me.

99 Eyes, #25: David Lai's Yan gui fa kuang (aka Possessed II)



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Tom

Thursday, February 24, 2011

99 Eyes: #24

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, #24: John & Lem Amero's Bacchanale



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TS

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Muriel and the Collins Kids Now Added to the Bill!

Tom Smith: Solo Vocal #2 > Saturday, Feb. 26, Oberdeck, Hannover. New compositions, one rueful reconfiguration, no unnecessary accouterments (i.e., electricity, amps, mics, other hippie-shit totems). 21:00 sharp, €5. The lovely Frau Franke follows with a new installment of Schimpanzen Bar! Hop a passing Sasquatch - martinis are on the haus...



Unless/Until,

TS

99 Eyes: #23

The gaze is important to me.

99 Eyes, #23: István Gaál's Sodrásban



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Tom

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Vortex Scrawls...

Hi Again,

Haven't been lurking of late - incredibly busy, equally preoccupied. News: DJ'ing at Centrum on Thursday; solo vocal set (before Frau F's Schimpansen Bar) on Saturday; re-launching/debuting 25 new Karl Schmidt Verlag albums/books/mammoth box sets - but then you knew about that; two Rope Cosmetology albums almost completed, and maybe a new label to assist us; KDTS tour booked, save for May 29th - we reckon it'll either happen or not, but people are working on it, so one hopes for the former...

TS

99 Eyes: #22

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 22: Frank Tashlin's It's Only Money



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TS

Monday, February 21, 2011

99 Eyes: #21

The gaze is important to me.

99 Eyes, Pt. 21: Sammy Helm's The Naughty Shutter



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Tom

Sunday, February 20, 2011

99 Eyes: #20

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 20: Szabolcs Hajdu's Bibliothèque Pascal



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TS

Saturday, February 19, 2011

99 Eyes: #19

The gaze is important to me.

99 Eyes, Pt. 19: Cyril Collard's Les nuits fauves



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Tom

Friday, February 18, 2011

99 Eyes: #18

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 18: Kinji Fukasaku's Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai (aka Outlaw Killers)



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TS

Thursday, February 17, 2011

99 Eyes: #17

The gaze is important to me.

99 Eyes, Pt. 17: Boris Petroff's The Unearthly



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Tom

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

99 Eyes: #16

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 16: Gary Graver's Sandra, the Making of a Woman



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TS

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

99 Eyes: #15

The gaze is important to me.

99 Eyes, Pt. 15: David Avidan's Message from the Future



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Tom

Monday, February 14, 2011

99 Eyes: #14

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 14: Bruce Seven's Wild Weekend



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TS

Sunday, February 13, 2011

One Final Puzzle Piece Remains...

Hallo,

The CP and I watched David Michôd's Animal Kingdom earlier in the evening. Damn...

KDTS 2011 Tour #1 update: we're now confirmed for May 24th in Basel. Weighing multiple offers for the 29th, the final date of the trek. We'll let you know the outcome as soon as far-thicker wads of 200 Euro notes begin being lobbed through our open windows...

Snowed like crazy here yesterday, but we're already back to the cleansing cold rain. Not a flake to be found, save for the two-legged variants...

Off to bed - hope everyone is well!

TS

99 Eyes: #13

The gaze is important to me...

99 Eyes, Pt. 13: José Mojica Marins' The Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures



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Tom

Saturday, February 12, 2011

99 Eyes: #12

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 12: Aleksandr Rou's The Magic Weaver



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TS

One large Green Fairy later...

Update: very high probability that Kevin Drumm and I will conclude our May mini-tour with a concert in London... Sightings and I will record the tracks for our next collab album here in Hannover on April 3rd... My next solo vocal performance will be at the Oberdeck on February 26th... The absinthe I drank 15 minutes ago at the Schwule Sau is kicking my ass... Ciao for now!

Tom

Friday, February 11, 2011

99 Eyes: #11

The gaze is important to me...

99 Eyes, Pt. 11: Robert Rodriquez' Machete



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Tom

Thursday, February 10, 2011

99 Eyes: #10

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 10: Peter Weir's The Way Back



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TS

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

99 Eyes: #9

The gaze is important to me...

99 Eyes, Pt. 9: Robert Vas' Refuge England



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Tom

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

99 Eyes: #8

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 8: Takahiko Iimura's On Eye Rape



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TS

Solid in Saint-Étienne...

Hello,

KD and I were just confirmed for a May 26th performance at the Musée de la Mine in Saint-Étienne, France. This looks to be a very interesting venue...

Changes have been reflected here.

More, more, more,

Tom

Monday, February 07, 2011

The Smiths Are Still Murder, But Meat Is Another Level of Hell...

In between finishing DeLillo's Point Omega and shearing off tie-dyed chunks of Pynchon's Inherent Vice, I began reading Jonathan Foer's Eating Animals. Blasted through about 60 pages on the rail commute from work this afternoon.

I'm rather late to the book, primarily owing to my smart-arsed vegetarian/vegan supposition that I already knew the worst of the horrors. Not so... Excellent tome.

TS

99 Eyes: #7

The gaze is important to me...

99 Eyes, Pt. 7: Joaquín Jordà and Julián Marcos' Dia de muertos



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Tom

KSV Update: The Snail-Paced Rule, OK?

Hi Again,

Nearly finished burning the sixth of the ten 72 Hours mega-boxes. Still need to fold them... Ambition really did me in this time. The piece works quite well, but its necessary size and grim post-production regimen have served to slow all else to a crawl's tentative shudder. All outstanding orders will be shipped with a free disc to help ease the pain. As soon as I've gotten the dirty work out of the way, I'll re-launch the larder, and demon-molars will be seeded once more.

New titles? We've got 'em.

(Please don't order them yet. We have our hands full.)

Their Mothme - NSFP (KSV 139)
Memories of Underdevelopment - Complete Performances 2000-2001 (KSV 140)
Ethical Finale: Bettfedernfabrik 3 (Child Abuse & Major Murks, 10. Januar) (KSV 141)
NK: Restricted Access (Berlin, 16. Jan) (KSV 142)
Tom Smith & Kevin Drumm (as TSKD) - Kangol (KSV 143)
Come into My Life, Radio Edit - ''... weder Labor noch Topf'' (Version 02) (KSV 144)

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Back to it.

Liebe,

TS

Sunday, February 06, 2011

99 Eyes: #6

The gaze is all we have...

99 Eyes, Pt. 6: Harry Essex's I, the Jury



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TS

Torrent Deformations: L'ultima preda del vampiro

Hi Again,

Piero Regnoli's The Playgirls and the Vampire (as it was known Stateside), hovering around 81%...



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Until Reception Disproves,

Tom