Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 00:38:57 -0400
A mini-review of Lush live tonight in Philly:
Perhaps they've been on the road a little too long, but this show didnt
compare with the 'Shaving the Pavement' show of a few months ago. Their
hearts just weren't as in it as I've seen before. Miki claimed to be 'not
well' the past few days and was drinking more Pepto Bismol than the usual
beer on stage. So I guess I can cut them some slack - they have been
touring for a damn long time this time around.
On the up-side, they still are masterful at playing with a sequencer. Not
many guitar based bands are as precise with their samples/loops and still
manage to come off organic and beautiful. Emma did seem to be picking up
some of Miki's slack and coming on a lot stronger with her vocals and
harmonies. Actually their slower numbers were surprisingly good, every
layer nicely defined and built into a wonderful shimmering whole. Its too
bad they tried to drive through all the other stuff in the same set... It
seemed it would've been a good evening for Lush to rely a little more on
their 'shoegazy' roots.
On a side note, the opening act The Eels was wonderful. Sort of a
Radiohead meets Lisa Germano. The record is called "Beautiful Freak' and
I'll be looking for it tomorrow.
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 11:06:10 +0200
I'm a sad fan of DCD... they don't tour in Italy... I read they have nice
merchandising at their tour. I'll be particularly interested in a t-shirt.
some good soul could buy one for me and send it to me? of course I will
refund him/her... just email to take accords...
or maybe somebody could tell me if there is an official or so organization
that could sell such items by mail?
anyway the last album is so so.
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 12:40:36 -0700
>If you are one of the first 100 people to answer two VERY DIFFICULT
>trivia questions, you have a shot at some free Lush "500" CD
>I tried but the questions are just too tough!! Good luck!
>Look under the "free stuff" icon...
I went to the site with the trivia but I couldn't get in, there was
nothing to "click" on. Do you have the actual site address?
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 15:33:10 -0500
I saw a RHP shock me ep at soundwaves in Houston (montrose and westheimer)
and If anybody wants me to fetch it for them let me know....
I think it was between 8-10 dollars...
"are you montague?"
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 15:39:43 -0500
I have had problems with the following people's email:
Hugh O' Brien
If you are one of the above or if your swapping partner is one of the
above stay tuned to this station for more details. Something is wrong
with their email circuitry. Either that or it has to do with space
aliens and the curvature of the earth. I'll get to the bottom of this
one way or another.
"smells like real food.."
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 15:47:43 -0500
Sorry for that first bad one...
THE SWAPPS HAVE BEEN DONE! yea!
1) If you haven't received your partner yet, mail me. there is something wrong.
2) If you don't receive your tape by the end of September, mail me. I will
personally make you a damn good tape.
3) Please mail me when you get your tape and tell me if you were satisfied
with the swapping, what could be done to make it better, sugestions,
comments, money, flowers, tickets to Paris, rants, raves, ravens, your
favorite NBA player... whatever. BASICLY I want feedback so that this will
continue to be a good 4AD-L tradition for a while yet...
4) Thank you for flying Tapeswap airlines and make good tapes like smart
well-cultured listies like you are.
lisaroo, bagel-mania and flip=flop presider over-er
"it comes with a free piece of corn!"
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 17:50:57 EDT
HOw do we bcome part of the swap program??
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 18:20:37 -0700
Just wondering if anyone on 4ad-l owns a copy of the soundtrack to that
Parker Posey flick "Party Girl". The movie opens with a remix (which
one, I'm not sure) of "Mama Told Me To Come" by The Wolfgang Press.
Stina Nordenstam's "Hopefully Yours" figures prominently in the flick as
well. Also, anyone seen that delightful Keifer Sutherland rape pic
called "Eye For An Eye"? Keifer watches a vid from The Cranes in his
apartment before going after his next victim. This-listy music ends up
in the strangest places!!
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 20:30:41 -0700
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 21:22:54 -0500
I got this from my friend Kristen and I think the guy (from the Enquirer)
about the Red House Painters. Take it for what its worth. Island has
still to release it here in Canada...damn! Polygram wake up and
smell the coffee, mates.
Songs for a Blue Guitar
Mark Kozelek - the guy with the biggest brush for the San Francisco-based
Red House Painters - can't decide whetjer to be a folkie or a rocker.
The seemingly quiet, delicate songs are often jagged at the edges,
while louder, elecric ones reveal vulnerability beneath layers of distortion.
The band's fifth effort includes a dark 10-minute rumination of Paul
mcCartney's "silly Love Songs," which in anyones else's hands could have been
a self-indulgent tribute. But Kozelek transforms it into a statement on
both the redemptive power and the limitations of pop songs.The refrain,
"some people want to fill the world w/silly love song/what's wrong w/that."
seems to be Blue Guitar's mantra. Kozelek is one of those people even
if hes not as lovable as McCartney.
In "another song for a blue guitar", he tries in vain to save a tenuous
choices of chords/and the words are forced." this moment, like many on
Blue Guitar, go unresolved like the age-old struggle to make our
feelings seem real when they're so easily packaged.
You wanna see me? Know about me?
Look on this web page under Stevenn:
Atelier Design Communications
Steven Venn, b.f.a. - Graphic Designer
139 Golfclub Court, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, CANADA L4C 5E1
"Listen pal, you can't just waltz in here, use my toaster
and start spouting universal truths without qualification!"
-Jude from Hal Hartley's "Surviving Desire"
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 22:33:14 -0400
Just wanted to let you know that there will be an on-line chat w/ Red
House Painters next Saturday I believ at Firefly. It will be conducted by
Peter of double-agent records/zine. More details will come as soon as i
found them out...