Friday, June 24, 2011

Free Show........?

Not really, but, we got gigs comin' up and next weeks fucked for rehearsal, as Mark 'n' Bill are in Cape Breton. Some of us are gonna rehearse in the shop, tomorrow, June 25th, starting at 4 pm .....if yer in the hood, pop by and dig the vibes......We have a new album totally ready to go(different than the other album mentioned yes we actually have 2!). This album is called "Punx, Twats and Urban Cowboys". We're aiming for early August release and once again, 100 vinyl only LP's. It's so freakin' weird, heavy and intense (and although it sounds like us), it can still be considered alarmingly different by the same token......maybe tomorrow......we'll see you ?

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 24th, 2011

Les McCann - The Lovers (Atlantic) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Melting Chariots (Infrasonic) LP
Sigi Busch - Silver Sickle (MPS) LP
Embryo - No Place To Go (BASF) LP
Uli Trepte - United Dish (Tripkick) LP
Armaggedon - rice Pudding (Missing Vinyl) LP
Damnation Of Adam Blessing - Morning Dew (Akarma)
The Corporation - I Want To Get Out Of My Grave (Capitol) LP
Friedhof - Orgasmus (private) LP
CAN - Mother Sky / She Brings The Rain (U.A.) LP
TBWNIS - Inertia Syndrome /Gatineau Breakdown Pt.2 (pre-release) cdr
Sun Araw - Harken Sawshine (Not Not Fun) LP
Trad Gras Och Stenar - Life Force #3 (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Loop - This Is Where You End (Rough Trade) LP
Starfuckers - The Right Side (Holy Mountain) LP
White Hills - The Condition Of Nothing (Thrill Jockey) LP
Vibravoid - No Silver Bird (Fruits Des Mers) LP
Pontiak - Comecrudos Pt. III (Thrill Jockey) LP
T2 - T2 (Acme) LP
Barn Owl - Infinite Reach (Thrill Jockey) 12"


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Sellers & New Arrivals

Lotsa movers as of late here at Birdman Central...Flying hard and fast.....
Jerusalem - S/T (Vintage)
Master Musicians Of Bukake - Totem 3 (Important)
Woods - Sun & Shade (Woodsist)
Oneida - Absolute II (Jagjaguwar)
Acid Mothers Temple - Pink Lady Lemonade (Alien 8)
Evan Caminiti - When California Falls Into The Sea (Handmade Birds)
Religious Knives - Smokescreen (Sacred Bones)
Human Eye - They Came From The Sky (Sacred Bones)

New Arrivals....
Les Rallizes Denudes - Great White Wonder (Phoenix)
Hawkwind - Distant Horizons (Atomhenge)
White Hills - H-p1 (Thrill Jockey)
Pontiak - Comecrudos (Thrill Jockey)
Barn Owl - Shadowland (Thrill Jockey)
Marissa Nadler - S/T (Box Of Cedar)
Cian Nugent - Doubles (VHF)
Blood Ceremony - Living With The Ancients Rise Above)
Old Calf - Old Horse (No Quarter)
Starfuckers - S/T (Holy Mountain)
Sorry Bamba - Volume One 1970-1979 (Thrill Jockey)

plus shit loads more and restock.....fight the construction, support your best local independent retailer!

Monday, June 20, 2011


We had a blast Saturday night at Birdman Sound, as part of the "Ottawa Explosion". The inaugural set by Matt Oxley's new outfit Human Being was just dandy, and despite being together for only a few weeks they turned in a raw, edgy and inspirational(short)set. We will play with them again, Yeah Hup! A solid crowd turned up with brews in tow and I must say I wish now I'd done more live shows in the store cuz it's a way wicked environment, it kinda seeths and spits the RAWK. TBWNIS was stripped to a six piece on this occassion as our oud player Hesham is at home in Kuwait for the summer and our violinist Jan, resides in the bush way outta town and had mucho car issues and could not make it. Both were missed, however as periodically has been known to happen, we have rehearsed the odd time as only a 3 piece and no matter who comes to the fucking parade we will always deliver! We twigged the set to "smoke" style and likely played a more "in yer face" show, more akin to what we did 3 or so years back. We had fun and the humans in attendance seemed to "get it". Thanks for comin'! For proof of the existence of the show, Andrew Carver took some WICKED pics which you can view by checking out this link....

Me, Jason, Mark and Bill spent 4 hours yesterday, post show, putting together our next 2 LP' working title is "Ladies Cheese Making Atellier" (don't ask...) Both these new albums kick ass and hopefully 1 will be out in time for the Birdman Sound 20th Anniversary on August 5th or 6th. We will be playing a show to commemorate that event and more on that later. Not sure coming up which Thursday yet, but we'll also freak the tourists out as we we're gonna play a free outdoor show at the National Gallery in the "Spider Pit" in late July or early August. Maybe you can pay close attention to this blog (as in watch for the date at the gallery once set) and come see a free show instead of getting sucked into the "Ottawa vortex of overated, way to expensive, every weekend's a fuckin' excuse for a festival depression", which seems now to be the sign of summer every year here now. By my estimation, this is far more ho hum than the never ending road construction that historically has defined Fat Cat city.

On an entirely different note, I just gotta say that The Starfuckers album
(just out on Holy Mountain)kicked my ass right up over my shoulder (and made my tired back feel better) !!! Geez Louise, how did I miss that mother 20 years ago...YOWZA!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 17th, 2011

Miles Davis - Dark Magus-Tatu (Columbia) LP
Joe Farrell - Great Gorge (CTI) LP
N.E.W. - Crossfire (Bo'Weavil) LP
Decoy - Aces High (Bo'Weavil) LP
Noble/Edwards/Wilkinson - P nut (Bo'Weavil) LP
Ninni Morgia - Misty Space (Ultramarine) LP
Don Cherry & Latif Khan - One Dance (Europa) LP
The John Betsch Society - (Strata East) LP
Juju - Make Your Own Revolution Now (Black Fire) LP
Scorch Trio - Orita (Rune Grammofon) LP
Weldon Irvine - Cosmic Vortex (BMG) LP
Yusef Lateef - A Long Time Ago (Atlantic) LP
Eddie Gale - Fulton Street (4 Men With Beards) LP
John Coltrane & Rashied Ali - Venus (Impulse) LP
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Reese & The Smooth Ones (BYG) LP
Fire - If I Took Your Hand (Rune Grammofon) LP
Ornette Coleman - Bells & Chimes (Impulse) LP
Hugh Masekela & Hedzoleh Sounds - Yei Baa Gbe Wolo (Blue Thumb) LP
Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Kindred Spirits) LP
Pyramids - Queen Of The Spirits (IKEF) LP

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2011.......?

It's game on for the Ottawa Jazz Festival 2011(June 23 through July 3rd. I've decided (and...just moments ago, thanks to Last Exit) that this Friday, June 17th on Friday Morning Cartunes, to pay tribute of sorts, to that,(in the spirit of the theory, of "A" Jazz Festival). It's my personal "get ya in the mood" thing and I'll be playing a challenging blend of vinyl only releases from my own private collection. Largely a full on, "free", "spiritual" and progressive mode will be the opporundi(this, my own word !), which will also feature a few actual performers appearing in some form in this years festival. Hope you can join me, June 17th, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM (my time)on CKCU-FM 93.1 locally or

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 10th, 2011

Anekdoten - Monolith (Virta) LP
The :Egocentrics - Off The Center (Nasoni) LP
GA'AN - Living Tribunal (Captcha) LP
Exploding Meet - New Tangiers N.B. (Look For The Flare) CD
Hawkwind - Mask Of The Morning (Castle) CD
Dream Syndicate - Halloween (Slash) LP
Circus - Change Of Scene (Pseudonym) LP
Zakarrias - Country Out Of Reach (Tapestry) LP
Steel Mill - Green-eyed God (Penny Farthing) LP
Blood Ceremony - The Great God Pan (Rise Above) LP
Thin Lizzy - Soldier Of Fortune (Mercury) LP
Keith Law - Sometime In The Night (Anazitisi) LP
Felt - The Change (Akarma) LP
Sterling Roswell - V.U. Meter The Measure Of Kicks (Vinyl Lovers) LP
Anders - Hello Friends Again (Kommun) LP
Deadpeach - Universo 7 (Go Down) LP
Vee Dee - Gypsy Iron (BLVD) LP
Lost Goat - Golem (ISO/LIA) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Rolling (Transubstans) CD
Oneida - Absolute II (Jagjaguwar) LP
ST 37 - Cold Night For Alligators (Black Widow) LP
Adrian Shaw & Rod Goodway - Oxygen Thief (September Gurls) LP
Carleton Melton - Use Your Words (Mid-To-Late0 LP
Good Morning - House Carpenter (Kommun) LP
Embryo - Kurdistan (Schneeball) CD

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 3, 2011

Brainticket - Brainticket Part II (Bellaphon) LP
Amon Duul II - La Krautoma (Nova) LP
Harmonia - Watussi (Lilith) LP
Lunar Dunes - Free To Do (4Zero) CD
Oneida - Horizon (Jagjaguwar) LP
Jesse Sparhawk & Eric Carbonara - The Entwined Twin (VHF) LP
Vashti Bunyan - Feet Of Clay (DiCristina) LP
Spriguns - Dead Man's Eyes (Acme) LP
Spirogyra - Magical Mary (Akarma) LP
Matt Valentine - Ease My Eyes/Ave B (Woodsist) LP
Woods - Out Of The Eye (Woodsist) LP
the band whose name is a symbol - Ahcid Blooz (demo) cdr
Comets On Fire - Dogwood Rust (Sub Pop) LP
Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate - Dazzling Light (8MM) LP
Boris - Galaxians (Sargent House) CD
Faust - Todesschiff (Klangbad) LP
Bill Orcutt - My Reckless Parts (Editions Mego) CD
Rufus Zuphall - WeiB der Teufel (Long Hair) LP
Tetragon - Listen Here (Garden Of Delights) LP
Wilde Flowers - Impotence (Vinyl Lovers) LP
Cliffsight - Illusion (Long Hair) LP