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Subject: slowdive auction
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 03:24:10 -0000
From: trevor grace (tgrace@HOTMAIL.COM)
Subject: Re: breathless
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 01:01:22 -0500
From: "Blue Bell's Knoll" (BluBelKnol@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: slowdive auction
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 23:13:33 -0500
From: superbacana (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: arizona query
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 12:13:28 -0500
From: Dave Sargent (fairlee@ACCESS.DIGEX.NET)
Subject: Re: polara
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 16:31:57 -0500
From: like a daydream (bgmutza@INDIANA.EDU)
Subject: Re: sliding and diving
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 16:11:41 -0600
From: lab/hmd (dijit@NS.ACADIACOM.NET)
Subject: Re: sliding and diving
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 19:37:37 -0500
From: jna (jna@RETINA.NET)

Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 03:24:10 -0000
From: trevor grace (tgrace@HOTMAIL.COM)
Subject: slowdive auction


>Hello from Japan. As the subject says, I've got one copy of the Holding Our
>Breath uk 4track cd ep for auction. I sold one a year ago, and have had more
>people, believe it or not, write to me about this item than any other item by
>any other artist. I don't get it.... but you might. Minimum bid $20, auction
>ends in two weeks.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Trevor
>tgrace@hotmail.com
>tg@gol.com
>
>ps - I've also got the "Slowdive" 3track ep, and a nice copy of the
>Japanese-only Blue Day cd ep... min bids $10 and $30 respectively.


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Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 01:01:22 -0500
From: "Blue Bell's Knoll" (BluBelKnol@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: breathless


In a message dated 96-11-29 18:11:50 EST, you write:

<< Also, can anyone confirm a new This Mortal Coil in the works?
  >>


I know this has been discussed over and over again...but:

THERE WILL BE NO MORE THIS MORTAL COIL


~blu  (yes...I'm back...and on AOL!)


Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 23:13:33 -0500
From: superbacana (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Re: slowdive auction


>>Hello from Japan. As the subject says, I've got one copy of the Holding Our
>>Breath uk 4track cd ep for auction. I sold one a year ago, and have had more
>>people, believe it or not, write to me about this item than any other item by
>>any other artist. I don't get it.... but you might. Minimum bid $20, auction
>>ends in two weeks.

What?! You don't know why it's in such demand, but it just is, and therefore
it's automatically worth $20? With all the people bidding for it, the sale
price is going to be insane.

>>ps - I've also got the "Slowdive" 3track ep, and a nice copy of the
>>Japanese-only Blue Day cd ep... min bids $10 and $30 respectively.

Blue Day is not Japan-only, unless there's a Japanese version with other tracks


Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 12:13:28 -0500
From: Dave Sargent (fairlee@ACCESS.DIGEX.NET)
Subject: arizona query


greetings all you 470-odd (and i mean ODD) listies. i am moving to flagstaff,
Arizona next month and am wondering what anyone can tell me regarding the music
scene and even more general things that someone in my position would be
interested in.
all i know about arizona so far is that there was once a noise-pop scene and
that IPR is located there. so far so good!
please respond privately, unless it warrants a post, and before dec.7th.
thanks in advance!
dave sargent
fairlee@access.digex.net


Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 16:31:57 -0500
From: like a daydream (bgmutza@INDIANA.EDU)
Subject: Re: polara


> >   In the NME interview with Tanya Donelly she mentions
> > that Chris Gorman is doing the artwork for "new 4AD band
> > Polaro". Does anyone know anything about these?
> >
> No, but there's an Interscope band called Polara which has Chris Gorman
> listed as doing the cover art for the "Pantomime" EP.  It's a photo of a
> rocket or missile.  It's a good song.  It's got a good beat and I have
> dance to it.  I give it a 7:)
>
> Jill

according to the liner notes, gorman did the photo for the polara ep, but
the design was done by none other than chris bigg.  no mention of v23
whatsoever, though... is he still involved with them?

about polara, in case any of you are interested, they are fronted by ed
ackerson, minneapolis noise pop guru.  you probably haven't heard his
work with colfax abbey (wonderful dreampop ala slowdive) or bloomington
folk el nino (noise pop with the emphasis on pop), but you should!  he's
also had his hands in john strohm's antenna and velo deluxe.  polara
released a full length album a couple years ago and just recently the
previously discussed 'pantomime' ep.  great stuff all around, especially
colfax abbey, who absolutely blew me away live and the cd actually holds
up pretty well vs. live.  perhaps minneapolis listies can fill in some of
the details??

brian

Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 16:11:41 -0600
From: lab/hmd (dijit@NS.ACADIACOM.NET)
Subject: Re: sliding and diving


on 21 nov, Jens wrote:

>The whole term "alternative" has been beaten into the ground and killed
>these past five years. It doesn't mean anything anymore. I take your
>point but, from my perspective, I don't see a great difference in
>'alternative-ness' between Alice In Chains and Peter Murphy. They're both
>major-label music for angst-ridden teen mallrats, although the grungeoids
>will wear different clothes than the goths. (To see where this ultimately
>leads, consider the Barrytown gangs in William Gibson's "Count Zero".)
>And frankly I have to confess that there are a couple of Alice In Chains
>songs I hear on the radio that are pretty groovy, whereas the last really
>good thing Peter Murphy did was "She's In Parties".
>


I totally agree with you on the "alternative" thing--alternative died when
Nirvana
released "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and MTV played the video about a hundred
times
a day.  However, I just have to stick up for Peter Murphy and say that his
album 'Deep'
is wonderful!  Granted, "She's In Parties" IS my one of my most favorite
Bauhaus songs, but I think that Deep showed us that he could stand alone and
produce
something worthy of listening to many, many times.

(Unfortunately, I can't say the same for his more recent efforts.)

questioning the absolute truths,
Lysa


Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 19:37:37 -0500
From: jna (jna@RETINA.NET)
Subject: Re: sliding and diving


On Sat, 30 Nov 1996, lab/hmd wrote:

> on 21 nov, Jens wrote:
>
> >The whole term "alternative" has been beaten into the ground and killed
> >these past five years. It doesn't mean anything anymore. I take your
> I totally agree with you on the "alternative" thing--alternative died when
> Nirvana
> released "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and MTV played the video about a hundred
> times

I think it was dying much much earlier than that, I mean, before that album
came out, I worked in HMV (Boston) and they had a huge pink *blinking*
alternative sign for the alternative section in the window.

> >point but, from my perspective, I don't see a great difference in
> >'alternative-ness' between Alice In Chains and Peter Murphy. They're both
> >major-label music for angst-ridden teen mallrats, although the grungeoids

Well they were a few years ago. I think most of the angst-ridden mall rats
are now listening to Marilyn Manson...

> >And frankly I have to confess that there are a couple of Alice In Chains
> >songs I hear on the radio that are pretty groovy, whereas the last really
> >good thing Peter Murphy did was "She's In Parties".

Nahh, you probably forgot about the album before deep, Love Hysteria. It had
a few good songs on it that even the die-hard bahaus fans liked.

His recent efforts have been terrible, and make me vomit. :)

-john


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