Solex Radio Show
Elisabeth writes: When I was 18 and lived on my own
for the first time, I didnt have a television set. So,
I listened to the radio most of the time. I quickly found
out that it wasnt national or regional radio that was
worth listening to, but the smaller Amsterdam based pirate
stations. Ever since Im always searching for frequencies
in the ether in order to spot more radio pirates. I dont
have a so-called bakkie (27MC rig), to enter the
ether, but I did make a kind of radio program which you can
And yes... its on the site of Dutch national radio station
VPRO (Very Pirate Radio Ok). You can also listen to a short
live radio set.
Belle & Sebastian We Stand Corrected
Contrary to prior reports, the forthcoming Belle & Sebastian
single (in stores November 27) is entitled Im
Waking Up To Us not The Season Has Arrived.
We now return you to Game 5 of American League Divisional
Series between Cleveland and Seattle.
Arab Strap / Aereogramme Tour.
Nope. Not This Time.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this autumns
Arab Strap / Aereogramme double bill will not be hitting towns
around North America, but we are hopeful Arab Strap will be
back in our neck of the woods sometime in 2002. And there
is a possibility of Aereogramme hitting the U.S. prior to
that. More news as it develops.
Arsonists New Tour Begins.
Some thoughts From Q-Unique.
In support of the new album Date Of Birth, the Arsonists
are currently on tour (check the tour dates section). Meanwhile,
in the aftermath of last months tragic events in New York
City, here are some observations from Q-Unique:
The day started with high anticipation because my (arsonists)
new album was dropping... we were also scheduled to do an
in-store at Fat Beats... I was excited... anyway, I was chillin
with my son about to drop him off with my Mom, all of a sudden
my phone rang... my Mom had said that a plane had crashed
into the twin towers... so Im thinking no fuckin way...
my Mom must be buggin... sure enough I turned on the TV and
I see the second plane hit the other tower... my jaw dropped...
all of a sudden... my LP didnt matter... I held on to
my son in fright and automatically knew this was more than
just an accident... so I started calling loved ones that I
knew worked in the area... particularly my father who works
in the building next door. I didnt get an answer, so
now Im full of panic... Eclipse from Fat Beats calls
and says, I dont think ya in-store is happenin
in my way this is eclipse just showin concern, he was just
as confused as I was... we hung up, then my family members
started callin one by one askin... wheres ya father?
So now Im nervous... my sons mother called. She
was OK thank God... she had to make her way towards the Bronx;
everything downtown was shut down. So I tried callin my fathers
cell phone, the phone picked up and all I heard was screaming,
so now Im really buggin the fuck out, yelling HELLO,
HELLO!!!! The phone disconnects. Again at this point, the
LP doesnt matter... its interesting how one thing
can change the state of people in a matter of seconds... eventually
after hours of just staying still in my living room, watching
the disaster on the news, my father calls me... he is safe,
and tells me he witnessed the whole thing... the planes, the
people jumping to their deaths, the fires, the smoke, debris,
and glass all over the place... and how he had to walk almost
to the Bronx from there... which is an incredible journey...
what does this experience tell me... well, the first thing
that comes to mind is the song by Dead Prez, which keeps on
going over in my head... its bigger than Hip Hop...
it also definitely shows you that you cant sleep on
nobody ... FOR REAL... now I do feel anger, sadness, grief,
and confusion... why pick on people that have nothing to do
with government POLITRICKS... these are innocent people...
and all races where involved... lots of people worked in those
buildings... black, white, Latino, Asian, including people
of Arabian descent... plus the people on the planes that where
killed, including the children... and if youre a father
like myself, and many other Hip Hop parents... lets
just say its not something you want to even fathom...
this is a tragedy... and before I go on... we just cannot
go around thinking that all Arabians (Muslims) are to blame...
so we can not just go up to any Muslim in the street and harm
them... this is not the answer... we must wait until we have
proof beyond reasonable doubt as to who these people are that
couldve caused this disaster, apprehend them, and punish
them... right now, the weather is beautiful in NY, and yet,
its cold and grim... and just think we (the arsonists)
had an album comin out, that same day... and for some reason...
it just doesnt matter as much... I talked to Swel and
Jise and we came to a conclusion... 50% of our share, of the
earnings of this album (Date of Birth), will be giving to
any support group towards this disaster, this is a way for
hip hoppers to give in a time of need to a real cause... LIFE...
peace and God bless...
Aereogramme A Word From Craig B
First of all we are all very dissapointed to hear that
the Arab Strap tour was cancelled since we were so excited
about coming over to play in America for the first time but
Im sure we will get over eventually and we are counting
the days until it happens.
just came back from their first British tour since the release
of A Atory in White. The travelling was made a
lot easier by our tape collection consisting of TOOL / QUICKSAND
/ P J HARVEY / SYSTEM OF A DOWN / SLAYER / SPARKELHORSE /
RED HOUSE PAINTERS and a taping of our recorded John Peel
session which will be broadcast later in the year. It has
three brand new tracks plus a chaotic reworking of Shouting
for Joey which appears on the new album.
We have been listening to the usual eclectic nonsense but
special mention has to be given to TOOL - LATERALUS / NEUROSIS
- A SUN THAT NEVER SETS / OTIS READING - BEST OF / FUGAZI
- THE ARGUEMENT / LIFT TO EXPERIENCE - THE TEXAS, JERUSALEM
Its all mainly guitar music, I know, but thats
what has been tickling our fancy lately. If anyone wishes
to write to Aereogramme, your letters will be gratefully received
and we will reply to everyone until we get huge and famous
and our egos overtake ourselves. Thanks.
Tours To Watch For
Preston School of Industry, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks,
and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are all currently playing
the towns and hamlets of this great nation. Especially the
hamlets. Check the tour dates section
for up to date information.
Staff and Artists Playing Favorites
Patrick Amory, Matador Records
1. P.G. Six -- Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites (Amish
2. Margo Guryan -- 25 Demos (Oglio CD)
3. The Who -- Live At Leeds (Deluxe Edition)
(MCA double CD)
4. Celia Cruz -- Son Con Guaguanco/La Excitante
5. Fugazi -- The Argument (Dischord CD)
6. Wagner -- Die Walkre, Furtwngler/Vienna Philh.
7. Wagner -- Siegfried, Krauss/Bayreuth Festival Orch. (Foyer
8. Brahms -- Symphony No. 4, Munch/Boston SO (RCA CD)
9. Wagner -- Operatic Excerpts, Furtwngler/Flagstad/var. orch.
10. Soler -- Music for Harpsichord, Puyana (Mercury LP)
Jesper Eklow, Matador Records
Comedian Harmonists - s/t (Flapper/Pavilion)
v/a - The Wibbly Wobbly Walk - Novelty Numbers From the Original
Phonograph Cylinders and 78s (Saydisc)
Pierre Schaeffer - Loevre Musicale (Musidisc)
Pablo Casals - Victor Recordings (Biddulph)
Abner Jay - Swaunee Water (Brandie)
Neil Innes with Yo La Tengo at Village Underground 10/9/2001
- a very pleasant evening (even with the entire WFMU militia
and where the f#k is the VU Quine Tapes already??!!
Ben Goldberg, Matador Records
Julie Doiron - Dsormais (Jagjaguwar) French always sounds
better when sung by the non-French.
Slayer - God Hates Us All (American) - The best part is during
"Discipline" when Araya is singing the album title chorus
and right before the guitar solo lets out a "Yeah, he f***ing
hates me!" Yeah!
Margo Guryan (Franklin Castle) - Take A Picture - Really good
bad singing dates at least as far back as the sixties.
Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections, on Nightline:
"You know, this attack hasnt just affected New York
City. The whole metropolitan area has been touched." Koppel:
"Dont you think this has affected the entire nation,
if not the whole world? Maya Angelou, lets take things
back to you... " Irregardless, his book is very good.
James McNew, Yo La Tengo
highlights of the 1st week and a half of October 2001:
1. rocking with Mr. Neil Innes
2. Kevin Spacey, "Mind Games"
J. Burger, secret top ten
1. T. Rex - Zinc alloy and the hidden riders of tomorrow
2. Leonard Cohen - Songs of ...
3. Syd Barret - Madcap Laughs / Barrett / Opel
3. Love - Forever Changes
4. Eno - Another Green World
5. Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon
6. Dexys Midnight Runners - Dont stand me down
7. Orange Juice - The Third Album
8. Nick Heyward - North of a Miracle
9. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
10. Little Feat Sailin Shoes
Mark Ohe, Matador Records
"hot spots in british columbia"
(canadas south western province)
Gerard Cosloy, Matador Records
Takagi Masakatsu Pia (Carpark)
Fugazi The Argument (Dischord)
Califone Roomsound (Perishable)
D. Haines Emo (Sigma)
Lesser Mensa Dance Squad (Tigerbeat6)
T. Valentine Hello LucilleAre You A Lesbian? (Norton)
Buddy Greco Big Bands & Ballads (Reprise)
The Notwist Neon Golden (City Slang)