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can’t wait for hologram mashups

After reading http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2012/06/live_fast_die_y.php one kind of wonders whether some sort of Hexstatic Negativland projection mashup might be possible, orchestrating a Dead Legends Supergroup … As for the clip above: http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Jerry_And_The_Holograms + http://www.discogs.com/artist/Gerry+And+The+Holograms

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mom, dad, meet john olson

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John Olson (unrelated to Peggy) was a war photographer in Vietnam, first and foremost. He took these photographs for Life Magazine in 1971. They kinda remind me of Hannes Schmid‘s work …

apocryphal dylan & zimmermania

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Hee hee hee … wanna buy some mandies? Just out: It’s Zimmerman’s World …We Just Live In It (Soft Sounds For Gentle People Garage And Folk Rock Tributes To The Beatnik Bard)on Pet (cd or lp, cat. no. 009). Amazingly, that most ultimate of Bob spoofs or Dylan imitations, A public executionby Mouse and the Traps (Fraternity 1966 – see below), isn’t on it. (And neither is the Trashmen‘s downright irritatingSame linesfor that matter.). Oh well, you’ll probably have that Mouse track via that seminal and oft reissued Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Erav/a 2lp or cd on Elektra (1972), won’t you? If not: see below. Otherwise, bar the omission of Dutch Dylan Armand and the 5 Gentlemen track below, It’s Zimmerman’s World … We Just Live In Itis pretty flawless. And hilarious, for those maniac mannerisms and how they reflect on both the Bawb phenomenon and the copy and cash in routines that are part and parcel of the pop industry. So go buy it! And if you do not pay, they got computer collectors that’ll send you through the ceiling!

johnny gangster of love watson

Gangster of love“, some twenty years after the original version. Do listen to the delicious intro, with nods to the CoastersThe Shadow knowsand Riot in cell block no. 9 … (and did I recognise a Limehouse bluestoo?) – a sublime performance by Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson & his band from 1977, recorded in Bremen (Germany). A well documented best of JGW’s early work has just been reissued on HooDoo (who still have no functioning website) as “Space Guitar Master (The 1952-1960 Recordings)” (2011, cat. no. 263397). Freaks note: the man was an important influence on Frank Zappa, and Jimi Hendrix dug “Love bandit” aka “Gangster of love” too; like the Cadets, he recorded a version …

dead man fischer

RIP Larry Wild Man Fischer ! 1944-11-06 > 2011-06-16.
http://www.markprindle.com/fischer.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Man_Fischer
http://mog.com/DashboardDJ856/blog/2823832
http://www.rhino.com/article/wild-man-fischer-1944-2011
http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/FAQ/fischer.disco.html
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/the-legend-of-wild-man-fischer/417
http://www.cultusonline.be/index.php/muziekartikels/303-how-to-buy-wild-man-fischer.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/18/arts/music/wild-man-fischer-outsider-musician-dies-at-66.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/wild-man-fischer-outsider-musician-who-was-discovered-by-frank-zappa-but-could-never-transcend-his-psychiatric-disorders-2318335.html
http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/the_fischer_king_rip_larry_wildman_fischer/
http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-larry-wild-man-fischer,57809/
http://inherent-vice.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=W
http://www.rhino.com/artist/Wild-Man-Fischer
http://www.derailroaded.com/

bye bye beefheart

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R.I.P. Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart (1941-01-15 > 2010-12-17) … See earlier http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/captainbeefheart and this 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 part documentary and the links you’ll find there, and also these thin teardrops:
http://freeartlondon.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/im-gonna-booglarize-you-baby/
http://www.rollingstone.com:80/music/news/captain-beefheart-dead-at-age-69-20101217
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/18/arts/music/18beefheart.html
http://www.michaelwerner.com/artist_1_main_1.htm
http://www.scaruffi.com/vol1/beefhear.html#tro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart
http://ubu.clc.wvu.edu/film/corbijn.html
http://www.beefheart.com/

should’ve let it be / just keep on strokin’


Anyone for tennis eh ‘pudlians? Eh Frankie? (Do check the Russian wave from 1’35” onwards.)