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verdinterview / pas de deux over brussels

Sunday nigth 2014-01-26 at 22 o’locco Pas de Deux will reform and perform at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels as closing cat of “The Sound of the Belgian Underground 2014”, a festival with mostly young & new acts, e.g. Hantrax and Miaux. Links below.

To celebrate the occasion there’s lots of interviews in Belgian media today & earlier this month. Here’s an interview we did with Walter Verdin in 2001: taken 2001-04-18, e-mailed 2001-05-04 as part of [uzine 01.07]. The 2001-06-28 erratum of [uzine 01.09] has been processed in the text below.

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Walter Verdin is one of Belgium’s finest artists, especially as a videast (see also his website – cf. the URL below), but ironically Verdin is still best-known for his appearance at the Eurovision Songfestival with Pas de Deux, who represented Belgium in München anno 1983. Backed by the big band of Freddy Sunder (another Belgian legend), a trio consisting of Walter Verdin, Dett Peyskens and Hilde Van Roy (now a journalist for VRT-tv, who interviews royalty a.o. people) danced their way onto the stage to give a maximalist ((the big band’s belting “baaa-waaa baaa-waaa ba-bààà”)), almost dadaist performance ((the lyrics “Rendez-vous / Maar de maat is vol / En m’n kop is toe” were delivered by two brilliantly coiffured women dancing metronomically)) that would earn Belgium little or no points. Thus, it was a performance that was up to a par with Telex’s minimalist meta-pun on the songfestival in 1980 (Den Haag), which had already ranked Belgium among the most surreal countries Eurosongwise and other…  Later on the band would split (with the Parsley record label going broke at about the same time).

The following interview was conducted around April 18th & mailed out May 4th 2001. Readers who have access to the free weekly newspaper “Brussel Deze Week” might also want to read Michaël Bellon’s elaborate interview with Mr. Verdin in 2001’s June 20th issue (no.793, p.7), in which it is revealed that Verdin even designed record sleeves, e.g. for the Neon Judgement.

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of muscle shoals fame and renown


Out since 2013-09-27: a documentary by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier on the – utterly soulful – music scene in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, and that unique sound that emanated from Fame Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio!
http://muscleshoals.co.uk/
http://www.muscleshoalsthemovie.com/
http://www.magpictures.com/muscleshoals/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_(film)
http://www.waxpoetics.com/blog/contests/muscle-shoals
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/greg-camaliers-musical-muscle
http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/dv/feature/spotlight-greg-freddy-camalier-director-richard-lowe-editor-muscle-shoals/64154
http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/muscle-shoals/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama#Music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_Sound_Studio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAME_Studios
http://www.record-racks.com/?p=551
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame+records
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=fame&mode=2
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Muscle+Shoals

bish bosch man

Scott Engel (Walker) has a new track! Two actually! And soon (2012-12-04) there’s his new album! Simple cd or double lp with free cd … incorporating the video. And what not. Clever 4AD merchandising. Pushing sales from advanced and regular markets. Ah, fans. But it’s the music we’re curious for. You can listen to a second track at http://pitchfork.com/news/48512-listen-to-two-tracks-from-scott-walkers-new-album/ while you digest this must read interview : http://thequietus.com/articles/10908-scott-walker-interview
+ about the Big Boss man: http://www.bishbosch.com/biog/
http://www.bishbosch.com/
http://www.4ad.com/artists/scottwalker
http://www.facebook.com/scottengelwalker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_%28singer%29
http://musiccollectorsite.blogspot.com/2011/06/walker-brothers.html
http://musiccollectorsite.blogspot.be/2010/09/godlike-genius-of-scott-walker.html
http://plexusbooks.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26&category_id=7&flypage=flypage_new.tpl&page=shop.product_details&product_id=137&vmcchk=1&Itemid=65
http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/music-dance/scott-the-curious-life-work-of,paul-woods-9781780385525
http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/Books/detail.page?isbn=9781409110910
http://www.bbc.co.uk/imagine/article/walker_preview.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/imagine/episode/scott_walker.shtml
http://www.afterelton.com/movies/2007/3/30thcenturyman
http://thegodlikegeniusofscottwalker.tumblr.com/
http://jawbonepress.com/index.php?id=18
http://www.phinnweb.org/retro/scott/
http://www.scottwalkerfilm.com/blog/
http://147mark.tripod.com/
http://scott.sakura.ne.jp/

ty segall’s roommate

A promo video for Ty Segall‘s new album Twins(out on Drag City since 2012-10-09) assembled by Roommate‘s Kent Lambert who used “clips from Lawnmower man 2: beyond cyberspace”, “White chicksand The stupids– all other footage courtesy of Chicago Film Archives.” Below’s Segall‘s video (codirected with one Peter Grimm) for The hill“.


george smits’ cash? roger morès cash!

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See young George Smits act inCash? Cash!by Paul Collet and Pierre Drouot (Antwerp, Belgium, 1967) … now out on dvd via Belfilm (2011) with the soundtrack by Roger Morès (original vinyl on Vogue) extra on cd (27’43”). Fuzzy  groovy title track“Cash-cash” was co-written by Roger Morès and Roel Van Bambost (without Miek); all other tracks – e.g. “Dancing” – were written by Morès. Two tracks for the next (sixth) Beat Bespokév/a compilation, oh New Untouchables? (Volume five, once again compiled by Rob Bailey, has just been released on Circle, cat. no. CPWC113.)