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Subject: Re: The Brothers Quay
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 20:57:49 -0800
From: a device for squeezing a calico extract (NMARSHALL@POMONA.EDU)
Subject: Re: An Article
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 21:23:40 -0800
From: Matthew Korfhage (mkorfha@CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU)
Subject: no 4ad content--you have been warned-Some RHP and AMC
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 21:38:08 -0800
From: "Elvia M. Tarango" (elvia@UCLINK3.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Somethin' you guys might like to know
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 22:05:30 -0800
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Cocteaux onion-paper thingy
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 00:59:46 -0500
From: BluBelKnol@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Cocteaux onion-paper thingy
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 23:58:43 -0700
From: Russell Martin (russellm@XMISSION.COM)
Subject: Air Miami etc.
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 09:42:39 +0000
From: Andrew Norman (nja@LEICESTER.AC.UK)
Subject: TMC girl/Sylvian/virginity
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 07:01:44 -0500
From: Larry Koch (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Re: bros. quay's "Institut Benjamenta"
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 07:15:03 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Help me to find a beautiful song.
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 22:03:24 +0800
From: Tony Ting (s8700057@SINGNET.COM.SG)
Subject: Help me to find a beautiful song.
Date: Monday, 20 November, 1995 14:03
From: 4AD-L; s8700057
Subject: Liquorice/ Faith over reason
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 15:47:44 +0100
From: Gerald Audenis (geralda@MECH.KTH.SE)
Subject: Re: Liquorice/ Faith over reason/Franklin Bruno
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 10:34:30 -0500
From: firebrat (cbayard@SAS.UPENN.EDU)
Subject: Help me to find a beautiful song.
Date: Monday, 20 November, 1995 14:03
From: 4AD-L; s8700057
Subject: My Penis
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 15:51:17 GMT
From: Simon Hughes (tcssph@AIE.LREG.CO.UK)
Subject: Re: Help me to find a beautiful song.
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 01:02:45 +0900
From: Masaya Toyokawa (toyokawa@LIB.BEKKOAME.OR.JP)
Subject: Re: bros. quay
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 13:28:11 -0500
From: Me Me Me (FkUTiger@AOL.COM)

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 20:57:49 -0800
From: a device for squeezing a calico extract (NMARSHALL@POMONA.EDU)
Subject: Re: The Brothers Quay


See what happens when you save ancient 4ad-l mail?
I don't know if the phone # is still good, or if the sale is still
on either. %>

-1994 23:38:31.70
>
>
>OK, I FINALLY HAVE THE QUAY VHS INFO....
>
>sorry it took so long, school has been sucking my life lately..
>
>and now, *da dada da*
>call 1-800-996-toon, ext. 101
>mon-fri 9am to 6pm pacific time
>ask for the brothers quay, volumes one and two.
>they are on sale for christmas for twenty-five dollars each.
>
>i also was at my local cactus music store, and they had the videos f=
or
>rent.... the cabinet of svenmajer was on volume two. good luck.
>
>you know my exclamation mark is not working, other wise this letter =
would be
>full of them...hee hee...
>
* * * * *
>
>spiral, i tried to mail you, but it didn't work. i have an electric
>carrot peeler for a computer...
>
>farewell, lisa

In case someone was wondering, the HNIA videos aren't on the
above mentioned Bros. Quay tapes.
Also, picked this off of eyesore, http://www.evo.org/eyesore.html
a useful little resource.
Of course the 13yi video has the three and we on this side of=20
the pond only get one. The AVAM video wasn't hard to find but
I haven't seen one recently.

     NONHMV1 Various - HMV Video Sampler=20
           video (1993) (excerpt): His Name Is Alive: Are We Still Ma=
rried?
[CAD1013]


     (shuffle) Various - 4AD Presents The 13 Year Itch=20
           cd (1993) (excerpt): His Name Is Alive: The Time Falling B=
odies Take
To Light
           video (1993) (excerpt): His Name Is Alive: Are We Still Ma=
rried?
[CAD1013], His Name Is
          Alive: Lip [VIDHNIA], His Name Is Alive: Can't Go Wrong Wit=
hout You
[CAD3006]

     45789 Various - All Virgos Are Mad=20
           cd (1994) (excerpt): His Name Is Alive: Liberty Girl
           video (1994) (excerpt): His Name Is Alive: Can't Go Wrong =
Without
You [CAD3006]


     VIDHNIA His Name Is Alive - videos=20
           videos (promo videos): Are We Still Married? [CAD1013], Li=
p [Re
CAD3006], Can't Go
          Wrong Without You [CAD3006]
          Are We Still Married? directed by The Brothers Quay. =ABLip=
=BB directed
by Kenny
          Greenbaum and Warren Defever. =ABCan't Go Wrong Without You=
=BB directed
by The Brothers
          Quay.=20

hope this helps someone,
-nick
(Lip is the video with the pizza donuts lady.)

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 21:23:40 -0800
From: Matthew Korfhage (mkorfha@CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU)
Subject: Re: An Article


> >to all Frank Black and Pixies fans.  The cryptic lyrics of "Kicked in the
> >Taco" leave us wondering if the Pixies are planning on getting back
> >together after all... Here are the lyrics to that song:
> >
> >Could the Pixies be getting back together?  And what does being kicked in
> >the Taco refer to???  We can only sit back and wait... until then, here's
> >saluting a great new Frank Black CD.

        I somehow doubt the Pixies are coming back together-- the lyrics
are too obvious, and seem like more of a joke from the original Blackish
Boy.  I've been wrong before, though, and I'd be happy to be wrong again.

        Matt

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"I'm gonna treat ya....                 | mkorfha@linfield.edu
 Like a stepchild."                     |
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Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 21:38:08 -0800
From: "Elvia M. Tarango" (elvia@UCLINK3.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: no 4ad content--you have been warned-Some RHP and AMC


 I was wonderin if some of
>y'all who are out there would like to step forward and admit you like the
>dudes.

YES! I love MArk Eitzel and AMC! I saw Mark's solo show (w/Bruce Kaphan) in
san Francisco. I love all of their music and I'll admit it ANYDAY! I really
could care less what anyone else here thinks about them. In response to the
previous post regarding "mark" and if it were the  RHP "Mark" opening the
show, no, it's definately not the same person. They (AMC) are often
compared to RHP but, quite frankly, are not similar at all. Although I
think RHP is a very good band and one of my personal faves, Mark Eitzel has
some of the most beautiful lyrics I have ever heard (IMHO).

 People who care nothing about music labels often stick the fellas
>in with RHP in the depressing SanFran dept.

Yeah, they do and it probably has to do with the fact that their lyrics are
somewhat depressing (just a little) but, again, the focus is very different
for both groups.

  I wonder, what would
>happen if eitzel were signed to 4ad?  Would everyone claim to have loved
>them from the start?  (1983 I believe)

HELL YES!


>
>the first album, The Restless Stranger, is impossible to find.  I cannot
>describe its beauty.  Why not?  Because it's impossible to find.  Hence,
>i have not found it.

Same here....

Someone also asked about the solo album. It was supposed to be released in
Feb. but has been postponed (grapevine) by Matador until Fall! UGHHHHHH...

  Also, if anyone
>has the first album, email me and we'll trade tapes, k?


trying to find it myself! Aaron, do you also belong to the AMC/Eitzel list
(firefly)?

Elvia

(elvia@uclink3.berkeley.edu)

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 22:05:30 -0800
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Somethin' you guys might like to know


>
>
>        I'm not a subscriber to your list, but I heard something recently that
>hopefully you guys could provide more details about. It was reported that Kim
>Deal, David Lovering, Joey Santiago and Black Francis (can't call him Frank
>Black cuz the Pixies are just so much better) are all appearing as guests on
>the new Nick Cave album entitled "murder" which is to be released feb. 13th.
>could this be a disguised reunion like the VU did on a Maureen Tucker album? I
>don't know. That seems like a wierd combination of artists, but hell, Nick has
>already done a song with Kylie Minogue.
>
>
>
>                                                                Greg
>
>

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 00:59:46 -0500
From: BluBelKnol@AOL.COM
Subject: Cocteaux onion-paper thingy


Anyone have any idea how much this little jewel is actually worth?

It's the little promo-paphlet that plugged the 'new' Heaven or Las Vegas
album.  It's a tri-fold onion paper with a picture of Liz, Robin, and Simon
on each fold, with a cardboard/paper thing loose in the center with the
write-up.

Anyone else have one of these?

-Blue
blubelknol@aol.com


Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 23:58:43 -0700
From: Russell Martin (russellm@XMISSION.COM)
Subject: Re: Cocteaux onion-paper thingy


>Anyone have any idea how much this little jewel is actually worth?
>
>It's the little promo-paphlet that plugged the 'new' Heaven or Las Vegas
>album.  It's a tri-fold onion paper with a picture of Liz, Robin, and Simon
>on each fold, with a cardboard/paper thing loose in the center with the
>write-up.
>
>Anyone else have one of these?
>
>-Blue
>blubelknol@aol.com

I've got one of these. If you're trying to put a monetary value on it, all
I can say is...why? I keep it just because it amuses me and because I like
the Twins. It is a nice piece of memorabilia. Like all those damn record
flats that keep accumulating...

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Russell Martin                     "Hey there, blimpy boy
russellm@xmission.com               flying through the sky so fancy free"
                                                             -H. Simpson


Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 09:42:39 +0000
From: Andrew Norman (nja@LEICESTER.AC.UK)
Subject: Air Miami etc.


Went to a record fair on Sunday, and found that all my Sugarcubes
singles are now worth about ten quid each, heh heh heh.  I picked up the
boxed set of the first six at a similar do a couple of years ago for a
tenner, in the days before Bjork became an international star - wonder
what that's worth now?

Back to 4AD content - one stall was selling piles of promo CDs, mostly
utter rubbish, but Mojave and Air Miami were there, for six pounds each
(i.e. about half the standard UK price), so I bought "Me, Me, Me", and
have fallen in love with it.  ("Ask Me Tomorrow" I already had.)  I can
hear echoes of Talking Heads, early Felt, Brian Eno's vocal albums,
Everything But The Girl, My Bloody Valentine (pop version)... most of
the best intelligent pop, in short.  Great artwork, short songs (length
fetishists should note that the album is about 36 minutes long), sounds
good on a cheap walkman in the winter sunshine.  The only indication
that it's a promo, by the way, is a sticker on the front.

And an addendum to the 4AD catalogue plopped through my letter box this
morning - half the Cocteaus' vinyl is now unavailable, and there's a
card describing the new crop of bands which somehow manages to avoid the
words "Sl*wd*v*" when describing Mojave 3, and "crap heavy metal guitar"
when describing Scheer.

--
Andrew Norman, Leicester, England // nja@le.ac.uk // 20/11/95
On my walkman this morning : Air Miami - Me, Me, Me
So various, so beautiful, so new,


Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 07:01:44 -0500
From: Larry Koch (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: TMC girl/Sylvian/virginity


>>[TMC girl]
>>>so I'd say her name is Pallas Citroen and she's too
>>>beautiful
>>
>>Hmm...that doesn't sound like it could be her real name, considering
>Citroen
>>(the French car manufacturer) had a model called Pallas once...
>>
>
>hey i just read the liners, i thought it a parcular myself, but i never
>heard of pictures of calls called portraits, SO

Umm, what are you saying here? Calls? Parcular? What *is* that? I'm not
saying there a picture of a car there, just that the woman's name sounds
like that of a car...if that's what you'er attempting to say

>i'm too lazy to join the sylvian list, so can someone tell me what mr.
>david is up to these days?

Touring.

>fun fact numero uno: i lost my virginity to this album. talk about an
>  omen....

This sounds like the start of a thread to me...better than Brian's "weiner"
[sic] idea, at any rate

>...well, the rose got me The Silent Treatment...

I guess he thought it was flaky...

Larry

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 07:15:03 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Re: bros. quay's "Institut Benjamenta"


Their first full length feature is called Institut Benjamenta and I caught
it and them at the
Toronto International Film Festival in September. They are extremely
bizarre guys who
are incredibly into filmmaking as an art form in its purest sense first.
Benjamenta takes
place in a very bizarre institution with Alice Krige and her brother as the
Benjameta
sister and brother who run the institution. It is an instution for the
insane or the socially
maladjusted (hard to determine). It is above all else a surreal picture.
Benjamenta takes
all the elements of the HNIA videos, Kafka/Walser and their other animated
shorts and
combines them with live action. The majority of the animation in this
feature is done in
subtle ways like rolling lights that pass through a room that are done with
stop action.
The film is loosely based on a short story by the Swiss (I believe) writer
Robert Walser
who was later diagnosed schizophrenic and spent the rest of his life
institutionalized.
The texture and  quality of the black and white film is excellent and it
took me back to
other stuff like Erich Von Stroheim or Guy Maddin in its lush use of the
black and white
medium. They manage to get the equivalent of a very well done NIgel
Grierson photo
in a film format. They are truly an inspiration to me as a graphic designer
and I think
that you will see more of them in the years to come as the general public
will begin to
finally give them and Svankmajer their due as true filmmakers and artists.
Apparentely
they will be releasing the CD soundtrack of Institut Benjamenta (which is
truly unique
as music alone) as well as some soundtracks from their previous short films.
This of course all depends on distribution. I hope that 4AD could at least
consider it.

One question for anyone out there. Can anyone tell me what resources I can find
for the old Czech typefaces and handlettering that Bros. Quay have used in their
titles and credits for their videos and short films. I am considering using
some of these
decorative Czech typefaces for a promotion. Any help in regards to these
fonts would
be greatly appreciated. Email me directly if you have any clues.

Steve


20th Century"



The Truth is out there.


Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 22:03:24 +0800
From: Tony Ting (s8700057@SINGNET.COM.SG)
Subject: Help me to find a beautiful song.


I heard this beautiful song twice on the radio. I think it is call Moon
Light Shadow and was release way back in 1983. It's by a female singer with
a sweet voice. Light guitar-pop kinda stuff. The ........ represent part of
the lyrics which I could not make up.

The lyrics of the song are as follow:

....carry away by a moon light shadow(mls)
lost in the a river that......
far away on the other side
he was caught in the middle
of a desperate fight
and she could'nt fund how to pull through

the tree that whisper in the evening
carry away by a mls
sing a song of sorrow and grieving
carry away by a mls

......far away on the other side
he was shot six times by a man on the run
and she could'nt find how to pull through

Chorus-that's what i thinl
I stay , I pray , see you in heaven far away
I stay , I pray , see you in heaven one day

4am in the morning
carry away by a mls
I watch your vision for me
carry away by a mls

the stars looked nice in the silvery night
far away on the other side
will you come to talk to me this night
but she could'nt find how to pull through

***This is follow by a long guitar-solo kinda thing which lead to the end of
theSong****

Thank!!!!!!!!!!

Tony Ting

  <   >
    |
 _?_?_?_

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 15:52:32 +0100
From: Gerrit Heirbaut (Heirbaut_Gerrit/softcell@SOFTCELL.BE)
Subject: Re: Help me to find a beautiful song.


--openmail-part-0050f833-00000001
 song."

Try 'Mike Oldfield' - 'Moon Light Shadow'
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From: 4AD-L; s8700057
Subject: Help me to find a beautiful song.

Date: Monday, 20 November, 1995 14:03 I heard this beautiful song twice on the radio. I think it is call Moon Light Shadow and was release way back in 1983. It's by a female singer with a sweet voice. Light guitar-pop kinda stuff. The ........ represent part of the lyrics which I could not make up. The lyrics of the song are as follow: ....carry away by a moon light shadow(mls) lost in the a river that...... far away on the other side he was caught in the middle of a desperate fight and she could'nt fund how to pull through the tree that whisper in the evening carry away by a mls sing a song of sorrow and grieving carry away by a mls ......far away on the other side he was shot six times by a man on the run and she could'nt find how to pull through Chorus-that's what i thinl I stay , I pray , see you in heaven far away I stay , I pray , see you in heaven one day 4am in the morning carry away by a mls I watch your vision for me carry away by a mls the stars looked nice in the silvery night far away on the other side will you come to talk to me this night but she could'nt find how to pull through ***This is follow by a long guitar-solo kinda thing which lead to the end of theSong**** Thank!!!!!!!!!! Tony Ting < > | _?_?_?_ --openmail-part-0050f833-00000001 eJ8+IgAAAQuAAQAvAAAAMTk5NTExMjAxNDAzLldBQTIzMjkzKGEpbWVybGlvbi5zaW5nbmV0 LmNvbS5zZwCxDQ== --openmail-part-0050f833-00000001--

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 15:47:44 +0100
From: Gerald Audenis (geralda@MECH.KTH.SE)
Subject: Liquorice/ Faith over reason


Hi!

I tabbed two songs from Liquorice's Listening Cap:
Team Player &  Keeping the Weekend Free
But I don't know where I can find the Lyrics of  «Keeping the Weekend Free»
written by Franklin Bruno. I don't even know who is  Franklin Bruno.
Could someone help me?
Liquorice may appear very soon on OLGA...

So may Faith over reason too, even if I seem to be the only one who seem
to care about their wonderful music.

Bye

Gerald


Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 10:34:30 -0500
From: firebrat (cbayard@SAS.UPENN.EDU)
Subject: Re: Liquorice/ Faith over reason/Franklin Bruno

 from "Gerald Audenis" at Nov 20,
              95 03:47:44 pm

Franklin Bruno is the lead singer of Nothing Painted Blue. although
personally I like his solo stuff better.

don't know where to find lyrics offhand. sorry.

Clare

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 16:29:19 +0100
From: Gerrit Heirbaut (Heirbaut_Gerrit/softcell@SOFTCELL.BE)
Subject: Re: Help me to find a beautiful song.


--openmail-part-0050ff23-00000001
 song."

And if you want even more info : the female singer is called Maggie
O'Reilly (or something like that).
----------
From: 4AD-L; s8700057
Subject: Help me to find a beautiful song.

Date: Monday, 20 November, 1995 14:03 I heard this beautiful song twice on the radio. I think it is call Moon Light Shadow and was release way back in 1983. It's by a female singer with a sweet voice. Light guitar-pop kinda stuff. The ........ represent part of the lyrics which I could not make up. The lyrics of the song are as follow: ....carry away by a moon light shadow(mls) lost in the a river that...... far away on the other side he was caught in the middle of a desperate fight and she could'nt fund how to pull through the tree that whisper in the evening carry away by a mls sing a song of sorrow and grieving carry away by a mls ......far away on the other side he was shot six times by a man on the run and she could'nt find how to pull through Chorus-that's what i thinl I stay , I pray , see you in heaven far away I stay , I pray , see you in heaven one day 4am in the morning carry away by a mls I watch your vision for me carry away by a mls the stars looked nice in the silvery night far away on the other side will you come to talk to me this night but she could'nt find how to pull through ***This is follow by a long guitar-solo kinda thing which lead to the end of theSong**** Thank!!!!!!!!!! Tony Ting < > | _?_?_?_ --openmail-part-0050ff23-00000001 eJ8+IgAAAQuAAQAvAAAAMTk5NTExMjAxNDAzLldBQTIzMjkzKGEpbWVybGlvbi5zaW5nbmV0 LmNvbS5zZwCxDQ== --openmail-part-0050ff23-00000001--

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 15:51:17 GMT
From: Simon Hughes (tcssph@AIE.LREG.CO.UK)
Subject: My Penis

              -0800 <199511190621.WAA19427@ix10.ix.netcom.com>

Scott, Mari & Brian wrote:

>P.S. I know! How about everybody (guys) exchange weiner sizes and
>impress all the girls!  But be Truthful! Well all know if one is lying
>if someone says "Mine is 10 inches by 3 inches."

But mine really is 10 inches wide by 3 inches long :-(

Simon Hughes

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 01:02:45 +0900
From: Masaya Toyokawa (toyokawa@LIB.BEKKOAME.OR.JP)
Subject: Re: Help me to find a beautiful song.


At 10:03 PM 95.11.20 +0800, Tony Ting wrote:
>I heard this beautiful song twice on the radio. I think it is call Moon
>Light Shadow and was release way back in 1983. It's by a female singer with

?? Mike Oldfield "Moonlight Shadow" ??
?? Vocal: Maggie Reily??

#I like "To France"
masaya
---
Masaya Toyokawa
Nansei,Mie, Japan
toyokawa@lib.bekkoame.or.jp


Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 13:28:11 -0500
From: Me Me Me (FkUTiger@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: bros. quay


>they also did the tool video for "sober."

They didn't do that video.  It's merely a pale imitation of their style.
 "Sober" and "Prison Sex" were done by some guy, *not* by the Brothers Quay.


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