Thursday, November 20, 2014

In case you were wondering

The source of this blog's name; a song by XTC and sci-fi novel by Alan Sillitoe. More about the song HERE, more about the book HERE
Enjoy the brooding!

You've learnt no lessons
All that time so cheaply spent
There's no youth culture
Only masks they let you rent

Travels, travels in Nihilon
We've seen, no Jesus come and gone

Fashion, their vampire
Drapes itself across your back
As you fall from style
It waits rebirth on its rack

Travels, travels in Nihilon
We've seen, no Jesus come and gone

Building your whimsy
Hypnotising you to need
Dance goes full circle
One step ahead of your greed

You've learnt no lessons
All those years to get it right
Flashes of promise
Burn out faster than strobe light

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fuxgiving Thangs

More stuffs to stuff your head with!

        Fri. Nov 21- www.facebook.com/events/645348418924305
Library of Sands (ex-Brightblack Morninglight- http://www.libraryofsands.com)
William Fowler Collins (Deep Southwestern drone- http://williamfowlercollins.bandcamp.com, www.williamfowlercollins.com)
@ Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW, downtown) 9:30pm, 21+ No Cover
             Sat. Nov. 22- High Mayhem’s Fall Series, Night 4 
FUFAKA (2 highly seasoned, High Energy improvisers: Al Faaet- drums and Matt Norman- piano, keys)
Rumble Trio with bassdrumbass (double whammy low-end improv: Mark Weaver, Mike Balistreri, Ben Wright, Jeremy Bleich, Milton Villarubia III)
Dierdre Morris (Performance Artist and High Mayhem co-counder)
The Shiners Club Jazz Band
@ High Mayhem (2811 Siler Ln, Santa Fe) starts 7:30pm, All Ages, $10 donation, no one turned away. Can't make the show in person? Check out the live webcast during the show at highmayhem.org/livestream
Sat. Nov. 22- Andy Sendoff / Tannex Celebration of change & growth
Trost & Barnes (of A Hawk & a Hacksaw, Tapered) play chansons, noise and other musical curiosities.
@ Tannex (1417 4th SW) 7:30pm, $8.
         Wed. Nov. 26- Lower than Life w/ DJs Caterwaul & RyGar
Realign your Undermind to a Lower Cosmic Plane with vinyl-media sound source to accompany Psychotronic Projexorcism. We Destroy the Family.
@ Sister (407 Central NW, below the Anodyne) 9pm-1am, No Cover, 21+.
just part of my personal cosmology
 
        Fri. Nov. 28 –Low Life Happy Hour w/ DJs Caterwaul & RyGar
“Low” as in downtown, underground, lowdown’n’dirty; featuring Garage & Psych, Roots & Raw, Post- & Punk, Freak & Funk, Rock & Wave, Vinyl & Voodoo... Mixed Media, fo’show.
@ Blackbird (509 Central NW, downtown) 6-9pm, Free, 21+
Fri. Nov. 28 – Get Saved!
Jackhammer (bro noise- https://jackhammer2.bandcamp.com)
@ Iron Haus (715 Iron SW) 9pm, standard terms & conditions
        Sat. Nov. 29- Push Drive Artist Series show #1
        Sun Nov. 30- Dig some free jazz, improv and other “out” music as DJ Caterwaul hosts The House that Jazz Built on KUNM 89.9 FM, from 11pm-1am, followed by Overnight Freeform from 1-5am Monday morning.
See ya somewhere soon!
--DCat

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NMBANDS.COM is NOW HERE!

Alright, here's a temporary fix for the nmbands.com site being down. Or maybe it'll be permanent, who knows. It may take a while for me to remember formatting rules on here. Just like riding a bike... so, real quicklike: 
   
     Nov 13-16: Pornotopia!
Check the links, it's huge! Ahem.
@ The Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE)

     Sun. Nov. 16- DJ Caterwaul hosts Other Voices, Other Sounds on KUNM 89.9 FM, from 9-11pm, presenting experimental, avant-garde, sound art & modern composers.

@ Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW, downtown) 9pm, 21+ No Cover
Library of Sands (ex-Brightblack Morninglight)
William Fowler Collins (Deep Southwestern drone- www.williamfowlercollins.com)
@ Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW, downtown) 9:30pm, 21+ No Cover
     Sat. Nov. 22- High Mayhem’s Fall Series, Night 4 
FUFAKA (2 highly seasoned, High Energy improvisers: Al Faaet- drums and Matt Norman- piano, keys)
Rumble Trio with bassdrumbass (double-whammy low-end improv)
Dierdre Morris (Performance Artist and High Mayhem co-counder)
The Shiners Club Jazz Band
Cloacas (http://highmayhem.org/artists/music/cloacas, http://cloacas.bandcamp.com)
@ High Mayhem (2811 Siler Ln, Santa Fe) starts 7:30pm, All Ages, $10 donation, no one turned away. Can't make the show in person? Check out the live webcast during the show at highmayhem.org/livestream

MORE TO COME!
DCat

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

film crit detour

I've been watching a ton of videos in the last.. oh well, the last several years I guess, but specifically the last week. My mind just got blown out in the wee drunken hours of this morning by the realest dystopic scifi movie I've seen since Sleep Dealer, A Scanner Darkly or David Icke slideshows- only it's a documentary. I'm serious about this!
It's an already 3 year-old Italian doc called Videocracy. Yeah, you got it- Videodrome meets Idiocracy.
See, first there was A Face in the Crowd, then there was Network, then there was, uh, Gov. Schwarzenegger...it's so surreal that I kept thinking I was watching a really clever "mockumentary." The sound editing alone is incredible, with subtle noise & electronica worked in to ominous effect. It's about modern day, insanely sexist Italian fascis-tainment a la Berlusconi, who actually just happens to be running for re-re-re-election less than a week from now. Howzat for topical?
So yeah, never mind Idiocracy, Mike Judge's smug eugenicist comedy - check out Videocracy. It's a much more convincing, and chilling, vision of The Future, by which I mean Already in Full Effect.
Seriously, did you really think North Korea was the only nation of brainwashed robots?
Oh yeah, it's streaming on netfux too.
-DCat