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Monday, December 27, 2010

Prostitution of Originality

Apparently I'm included in the latest release in Zan Hoffman's "Prostitution of..." series! Sweet!

http://zhpoa.blogspot.com/2010/12/prostitution-of-originality.html

- William A. Davison

Monday, December 20, 2010

Terrible Spool review

Very nice review of Thomas Carnacki's "The Disappearance of this Terrible Spool" CD (which includes some clankings and mutterings of Recordist origin) on the Brainwashed.com site!

You may read it here.

- William A. Davison

Friday, December 17, 2010

Frowning in Frownland

And we Recordists got good reason to frown. One of our heroes Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, died today!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/captain-beefheart-dead-at-age-69-20101217

This is so damn sad. Well...the dust blows forward 'n the dust blows back!

- William A. Davison

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Halifax punks

I'm going to be talking to Sam Sutherland tomorrow. Sam's writing a book about Canadian punk! I hope to be able to fill in some details about the East Coast scene for him. Well, I'm no expert but every little bit helps, right? Anyway, in preparation for the interview I dug out some old zines and had a good laugh looking through them. Then I got the idea that Sam, and probably a bunch of other folks, would appreciate having copies of these things. So I scanned them and put them up on Sendspace as PDFs. Here are the links:

Squirming Vomit #4
http://www.sendspace.com/file/tn83qy

RePress #1
http://www.sendspace.com/file/c993k9

RePress #2
http://www.sendspace.com/file/z7438z

RePress #2.5
http://www.sendspace.com/file/yjeoi0

Don't know how long I'll leave these up so, if you're interested, get them while you can!

- William A. Davison

Friday, December 10, 2010

Six Heads tomorrow!


Jeezlaweez, these shows do have a tendency to creep up on me! Almost forgot to announce this one! Six Heads is playing tomorrow evening (Sat. Dec. 11) as part of the Wintage 5-Year Anniversary Fest. Here are the details:

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Wintage is celebrating 5 years of releasing some of the most progressive & experimental sounds by Toronto artists, as well as those from across the globe. This fest will celebrate new Wintage releases by local free-punk duo Preanderthals, harsh noise legend Knurl, Matt Dunn’s Transcendental Rodeo and a split between free-spazz duo Gravitons & Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore!

This fest will also coincide with Coolfest Toronto on Dec 9th & 12th, a traveling avant fest curated by Blake Hargreaves and now taking place in 5 different cities this Year. All proceeds will go towards the St. James Drop In Centre in Montreal.

Check out all the details below. Come to every show & get a special Wintage Super Fan Prize Pack on Sunday!

Poster soon, get busy, get psyched. Support weird music in Toronto!

Wednesday December 8th 2010
Preanderthals
Roman Pilates
Transcendental Rodeo
Pon De Replay
@ Korova Milk Bar (488 College St)
9pm, PWYC

Thursday December 9th 2010
co-presented with Fluorescent Friends/Coolfest & Burn Down The Capital
Knurl
Failing Lights (mem. Wolf Eyes/Hair Police)
Stare Case (mem. Wolf Eyes)
Sick Llama
Cotton Museum
@ Teranga (159 Augusta Ave)
9pm, $6

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=172424079442668

Friday December 10th 2010
co-presented with Burn Down The Capital
CCMC
Poverty Hymns
Keir Neuringer
Bonsai Forestry
installations by Jeff Garcia
@ Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave)
9:30pm, $5

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176868932338583

Saturday December 11th 2010
Gravitons
Man Made Hill
Six Heads
@ 460 (460 Spadina Ave)
9pm, PWYC

Sunday December 12th 2010
co-presented with Fluorescent Friends/Coolfest & Burn Down The Capital
James Ferraro
Twig Harper
Chaw Mank
Slither
@ Teranga (159 Augusta Ave)
9pm, $6

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164336256935380

MUSIC LINKS:

Preanderthals: www.myspace.com/preanderthals
Roman Pilates: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpDA9R3EOcI
Transcendental Rodeo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VL5FoWBfl0
Pon De Replay: www.myspace.com/pondereplaymtl

Knurl: www.alien8recordings.com/artists/knurl
Failing Lights: www.intransitiverecordings.com/albums/failing-lights-st/
Stare Case: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0O-aqxtv1I
Sick Llama: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-gw1F2jN8A
Cotton Museum: www.tastysoil.com

CCMC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=epsDAADK2XA
Poverty Hymns: www.reverbnation.com/povertyhymns
Keir Neuringer: www.myspace.com/kneuringer
Bonsai Forestry: www.myspace.com/bonsaiforestry

Gravitons: http://freemarketrecords.com/Gravitons_Raw_Reads/Raw_Reads.htm
Man Made Hill: www.myspace.com/llihedamnam
Six Heads: www.myspace.com/6heads

James Ferraro: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZikOQwejQI
Twig Harper: www.myspace.com/jamestwigharper
Chaw Mank: www.youtube.com/watch?v=remxMJM_yQA
Slither: http://vimeo.com/4683694

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Hope to see you tomorrow night!

- William A. Davison

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