Just Became Aware of Marilia Vargas This Morning…

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Marilia Vargas singing Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasilerias No. 5. To listen is to breathe more deeply, it is that affecting. Vargas’ voice strikes me as alternative, faithful yet modern, and I’m not even sure yet how so. Something in her expressiveness that is as open to the concert hall as the corner food mart, as if she wants that voice …

They stood at the river, waiting for Colonel Bruce Hampton to pick them up and carry them to the other side

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“…in Hoogie Boogie Land there is no war, there is no hate, can you relate? So take us Sparky. Take us where we want to be.” And then, of course, you will want to watch the interview. “Stop that,” the Colonel said, and rode on, exhibiting only a trace of embarrassment. (Actually, one of the more brilliant theatrical music performances …

Mean Mister Mustard-Polythene Pam-She Came in Through the Bathroom Window and You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – covers by Catastrophic Audio

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The last of the circa 1995 messy unauthorized covers, by Catastrophic Audio, of Beatles tunes. Particularly bodacious, messy, and best listened to aggravatingly loud… #11. Mean Mister Mustard – Polythene Pam – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window. And lastly (always better than last)… #12. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away. Vocals by me. Instrumentation and engineering by …

You Can’t Do That and Things We Said Today – covers by Catastrophic Audio

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More messy unauthorized covers, by Catastrophic Audio, of Beatles tunes. #8. You Can’t Do That. #9. Things We Said Today. Vocals by me. Instrumentation and engineering by Marty. Co-produced by Marty and me. The previous Unauthorized Messy Covers are under the “The Unauthorized Cover” category. I’ve been saying they’re from 1997 but that was just careless of me. They’re circa …

"We Can Work it Out" (and new conversion of "Revolution" to mp3), Unauthorized Messy Covers by Catastrophic Audio

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I finished the conversions last night of this particular batch of the Unauthorized Messy Covers by Catastrophic Audio (me and Marty) that we did in 1997 and will be putting them up over the next couple of days. #7. We Can Work It Out. The above is particularly messy. Vocals by me. All instrumentation by Marty. Engineered by him and …

Another Unauthorized Messy Cover Song by Catastrophic Audio – Baby’s in Black

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Another Unauthorized Messy Cover by Catastrophic Audio. (Been a while since I’ve posted one of these.) #6. Baby’s in Black. Vocals by me. All instrumentation by Marty. Engineered by him and co-produced by Marty and me. Recorded 1997. The previous Unauthorized Messy Covers are under the “The Unauthorized Cover” category and include She Said She Said, Helter Skelter, Gimme Some …

An awful mess

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Good griefinicious, there lies my brain, on the floor, all drippy puddled and entreating me to try to mold it so it has some measure of coherence again. But it ain’t happening. When I nudge it, all I’m getting are little burps of H.o.p.’s computer game music. Oops, now it spits out anxious images of dismal global-warming futures then resettles …

Plug for the Dappled Grays

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Like Bluegrass and Texas Swing? Marty recorded the “Dappled Grays” in the fall and their CD, “Doin’ My Job” is now out. Here’s their website. And here’s their Myspace page. You can hear tunes at either. I didn’t hear any of it until this morning and it’s some really fine music. If I wasn’t so allergied out then I would …

H.o.p. asks "What's your most embarrassing moment"

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H.o.p. is wanting to know things like “What’s your most embarrassing moment” and by this he means two or three dozen. As my whole life is an embarrassment I was unable to make a selection. But the co-adult is less tragic and does have a segment that he has always related as “most embarrassing”. He was about 21 years of …