Saturday, December 31, 2011

Official Universal Best of 2011...

Hallo Again,

Here's the list. All others lie.

No kudo-looping, friends, labelmates, former associates, etc.

Best of 2011

Exercise One - "Snakepit" / "Phantom Voice"



Oops, party's starting! More to follow...

ZTS







Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Achtung! SMACK SHIRE Sale!!

Hello Everyone,

As you're doubtless aware, we're currently ensconced Stateside for the holidays. I've been tearing through the archive, and blasting open the panic doors leading to the most obscure redoubts.

Dunno if you have any of the recordings the late Gerard Klauder and I issued on our Smack Shire imprint, but if you don't, I suggest you get your mitts on them ASAP.

The suspects:

TSSR 1001 After That It's All Gravy - Band on the Run

TSSR 1002 The Reverend Lester Knox of Tifton, Georgia - Put Your Face in Gwod: The 366th Revival

TSSR 1003 Tarot or Aorta: Memories of a PRE Festival

TSSR 1004 To Live and Shave in L.A. - God and Country Rally!

TSSR 1006 Sightings Tom Smith - Gardens of War

TSSR 1007 Xex - Group: Xex (expanded reissue)

(TSSR 1005 was never issued, due to Gerard's death. It was later released on Karl Schmidt Verlag as KSV 063.)

How about a SALE?

How about shipping from the USA?

How about 36 hours only? This offer is valid ONLY THROUGH DECEMBER 30TH!

And, how about sick Xmas 2011 prices?

Order now and get all six Smack Shire albums for $36, shipped anywhere, postage included.

Or, for $7 each, adding $1 for each additional album (if you need more than one) for shipping.

PayPal to tlasila (at) gmail (dot) com.

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OK?

We'll have a new KSV release announcement on the 30th, after the sale is over. If you want ANYTHING from the TSSR archive, act now! I won't be dragging all these boxes back to Germany with me...

Best,

Tom

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

RIP Bert Schneider...

R.I.P. Bert Schneider... Who? Oh, he was the co-producer of The Monkees. (Episode 57, "Monkees Blow Their Minds," prefigures the amazing film Head - also produced by Schneider - and features an insane intro segment with Frank Zappa, one later borrowed for the 200 Motels movie.) As a producer, Schneider also gave us Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show, Hearts and Minds, and Days of Heaven. Not a bad way to be remembered...



The New York Times' obit can be found here.

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TS

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Busier Than Ever, But Soon Coming Up for Yams...

Jetting off for a three-week tour of the wreckage of America on Saturday! Four days in NYC, a leisurely drive down the eastern ribbon, five days in Georgia, a few in Florida, and back again to Manhattan. Two (a-)musical performances scheduled: Richmond on the 22nd, with fellow Rope Cosmetologist Ryan Parrish, and on January 4th in NY with Sightings, Don Fleming, Fat Worm of Error, et al. If you see us, rub up against us for good luck...

TS

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thieves' Who's Who: Debut Berlin Gigs...

Thieves' Who's Who - my duo project with the lovely and talented Wouter Jaspers - will perform a pair of gigs over the weekend in Berlin. See us at O Tannenbaum on Friday, and/or at Brunnen70 on Saturday...



Yours,

TS