Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Roundtable: Afro/Black and Indigenous Futurisms (10/4/21)

A roundtable discussion with Rasheedah Phillips (A/K/A Moor Mother) of Black Quantum Futurism, Johnnie Jae of A Tribe Called Geek, and DJ Shub, the godfather of PowWowStep, about how artistic work based in Afro/Black and Indigenous Futurisms can envision, mobilize, and grow otherwise worlds. Alisha B. Wormsley, artist and creator of the “There are Black People in the Future” project, moderates the discussion. 
This roundtable is part of the Resound/Revision Festival hosted by the Center for Arts in Society and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University

More information: https://tinyurl.com/4xsf9r9z​ #resoundpgh​
Alisha B. Wormsley: https://alishabwormsley.com
​ Black Quantum Future: https://www.blackquantumfuturism.com

Monday, 12 April 2021

Sonny Simmons R.I.P.

Typical that there is more respect still from say France to the old avant 'guard' of jazzers. Sonny Simmons played with Coltrane's rhythm section Elvin Jones & Jimmy Garrison, Clifford Jordan, Don Cherry and Eric Dolphy amongst many others in the sixties 

Van der Graaf Generator - Godbluff Live (Palais des Expositions de Charleroi, Belgium 27/9/75)

'I’m a person who feels most herself when fully immersed in the world and in order to understand myself I look at things that don’t have anything to do with me' 
Found: Page 25 of the CIA’s Gateway Report on Astral Projection

Widowspeak - Money

The Tao of Shane MacGowan

The FBI win the internet today. No contest

Cheers Norry!
Cave’s cautionary tales

Sunday, 11 April 2021

DJ Andy Smith - Punk, New Wave & 2 Tone (1977 - 1980)

All 7" 45's. Great schoolday memories for me!! Tried to play a few you dont hear too much these days (well I don't) - It seemed fitting to have John Lydon at each end too! - I know the real punks will say its not real Punk (but its what we got as spotty 12 year olds!!) - Picture taken outside Virgin records in Bristol (where I would sneak past the punks to buy some of these tunes (& Disco records!!) & play Space Invaders!)

Tresor at 30

LNS / April 9 / 7pm-8pm DJ Sotofett / April 9 / 8pm-9pm HGR / April 9 / 9pm-10pm  


Originally conceived as a special Semiotext(e) issue on homosexuality at the end of the 70s, "Polysexuality" quickly evolved into a more complex and iconoclastic project whose intent was to do away with recognized genders altogether, considered far too limitative. The project landed somewhere between humor, anarchy, science-fiction, utopia and apocalypse. In the few years that it took to put it together, it also evolved from a joyous schizo concept to a darker, neo-Lacanian elaboration on the impossibility of sexuality. The tension between the two, occasionally perceptible, is the theoretical subtext of the issue. Upping the ante on gender distinctions, "Polysexuality" started by blowing wide open all sexual classifications, inventing unheard-of categories, regrouping singular features into often original configurations, like Corporate Sex, Alimentary Sex, Soft or Violent Sex, Discursive Sex, Self- Sex, Animal Sex, Child Sex, Morbid Sex, or Sex of the Gaze. Mixing documents, interviews, fiction, theory, poetry, psychiatry and anthropology, "Polysexuality" became the encyclopedia sexualis of a continent that is still emerging. What it displayed in all its forms could be called, broadly speaking, the Sexuality of Capital. (Actually the issue being rather hot, it was decided to cool it off somewhat by only using "capitals" throughout the issue. It was also the first issue for which we used the computer). The "Polysexuality" issue was attacked in Congress for its alleged advocation of animal sex.Includes work by Alain Robbe-Grillet, Félix Guattari, Paul Verlaine, William S.Burroughs, Georges Bataille, Pierre Klossowski, Roland Barthes, Paul Virilio, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and more

Nick Kent & The Subterraneans - My Flamingo / Veiled Women

One time member of The Subterraneans Chrissie Hynde with then partner Nick Kent  
Not all music journalists looked like Nick Kent back in the day nor did they write and perform songs as good as this and a lot were certainly nowhere in his league when it came to writing about music. Various members of The Damned played gigs with Kent as The Subterraneans but from memory I am pretty certain that Henry Padovani played guitar on this single (checking just then Discogs says he didn't.) The line "like a deaf mute in a phone booth" came from an interview Kent did with Lou Reed I also seem to recall but again my memory may be playing games with me after all this time. Just one other NK related thing, back in 1980 or so he claimed that he also played guitar on The Flaming Groovies 'Slow Death' which was totally denied by Cyril Jordan. Only Dave Edmunds can tell the truth about that... Finally, there is another version of Veiled Women by Hermine Demoriene who was his girlfriend about this time. Her version was on an EP put out by Human Records. I was actually working at Bonaparte in KingX when they released that. (Bonaparte owned Human y'understand) but the last link is that Human's A&R man was Saul Galpern who I had actually gone to school with in Glasgow. He tried very hard trying to make the goth sorry 'positive' punk scene big (Brigandage?!?) but will forever be known for the fact that he signed Simply Red to WEA or whoever...for that alone he should be put against a wall &... 
See what sort of things I keep in my brain...

The best two paragraphs you will read today

Why the last snow on Earth may be red