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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Three Guitar Attack: Go Team Live 1989

This Go Team footage surfaced today on youtube. I think it's from a show we did with the Melvins on July 20, 1989 at the Reko Muse Gallery in Olympia, WA. If so it was in between tours and Billy was living in SF so he isn't in this line up. Note Calvin's Death Squad T Shirt

The line up was me, Calvin and Brad.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Respect is Due: Mitch Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell's obituary in the New York Times was a disgrace. They showed virtually zero understanding of his historical significance. It was disrespectful and daft. Let it be known, MM was one of the greatest rock-n-roll drummers of all time.

I can watch this stuff for hours.

Doom Town

From a Final Warning interview in MRR, 1984

Pushead: What's it like being a Portland band?

D: Boring.

T: Cliquey.

S: Stagnant.

When I'm In Your Life, You'll Be Loved

ET on The Return of 1980's Twee

TV recites her favorite Pastels song:

Not Unloved
When I’m in your life
You’ll be loved
And I want you here
You’re not unloved

I want your picture
The one where you smile,
I’ll make you smile
Cos you’re not unloved

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rip It Up and Start Again!

Scotland's Postcard Records is in the news today Edwyn Collins has risen from his near death experience and rumor has it, Orange Juice may reform.

Coincidentally, last night we saw this song performed live on an Old Grey Whistle Test DVD:

Obscure Scottish post-punk in the Olympia Public Library? That this shocks me is a reminder of how much things have changed.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cause Co-Motion!, Crystal Stilts in Olympia Tonight

The Olympia All Ages Project Presents:

Cause Co-motion!, Crystal Stilts
508 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Friday, November 7, 2008

l'etoile de mer at the 25th annual Olympia Film Festival

l'etoile de mer (1928) is a short film directed by man ray

it showed at the olympia film festival society's capitol theater tonight

this is opening night of the 25th annual Olympia Film Festival. i can see the new marquee half lit up through the rain

i wanna encourage you local types to check out the movies tomorrow, especially the bridget irish curated Cine-X series

now that the election is over, i should have time to write about some of the awesome records that came in the mail last week.

in the meantime, see ya at the movies!

Yma Sumac

Yma Sumac obituary here

Yma Sumac sounds here

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dolly Mixture: Everything and More

from the women in punk blog:
On 4 November, The Barbican, here in London, is screening the film “Take Three Girls: The Dolly Mixture Story.” The evening will also feature a Q&A session with the director Paul Kelly, and two former members of Dolly Mixture - Debsey Wykes and Rachel Bor. In the spirit of the event I thought it fitting to post songs from two of Dolly Mixture’s 7″ singles for your listening pleasure.

Saturday, November 1, 2008