Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dog's Fuck'n Life...

Heard this morning that my street remains closed to traffic until November...WOW...
the disrespect is overwhelming...! Continuous thanks to those who support Birdman Sound in these extremely dark days....

On a brighter note, one of the only groups in Ottawa that actually play original rock based music: Kaffe 1870 in Wakefield on September 17th and back to the spider pit @ the National Gallery, Thursday, October 13th for an outdoor show (I guess we'll need a lighting rig and long underwear ?). In the meantime, check out this link for a visual,(cut and paste in yer browser) ,captured by Ian Manhire of White Wires, the night I turned 50, last July (too bad I wasn't abducted by aliens!)

"Punks, Twats and Urban Cowboys" LP from TBWNIS coming soon.....(yep #5)

Best LP's I heard today so far......Acid Mothers Temple - Born To Be Wild In The USA, Circulus - Clocks Are Like People, Starfuckers - Metallic Diseases and Lloyd Arthur 3 - Spheres Of Nothing.........

Peace out motherfuckers...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 26th, 2011

Earth - Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I (Southern Lord) LP
Current 93 - Persimmon/Cuckoo (Coptic Cat) LP
A Tree Of Night - Candidate/Raga (Orpheus) LP
Datashock - Das Marchen Von Zauberbergi (Dekorder) LP
Beld - Preset M-500 (demo) cdr
Cloudland Canyon - Krautwerk (Kranky) LP
Gila - The Gila Symphony (Second Battle) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Endless Boogie (demo 2011) cdr
Hawklords - I Am The Reptoid/Seven By Seven/Sonic Attack (Black Widow) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Red Earth Calling (Kommun) LP

Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw - Night Gallery II (Thrill Jockey) LP
Sun Araw - Trireme (Sun Ark) CD
Weltraum - Determinated (Nasoni) LP
Suishou No Fune - On A Beach Of Crystal Sand (8MM) LP
Up-Tight - She's So Heavy (Sloow Tapes) LP
Reverend Bizarre - Aleister (Svart) LP
White Hills - Return Of Speed Toilet/Visions Of The Past, Present & Future
(Thrill Jockey) LP
Gong - Aleez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit? (LTM) LP

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 19th, 2011

Julian Cope/Black Sheep - Preaching Revolution (Head Heritage) 7"
Michael Chapman - Stranger In The Room (LITA) LP
Mary Butterworth - It's A Hard Road (Rockadrome) LP
Lula Cortes & E Ze Ramalho - Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada (Mr. Bongo) LP
Miguel Cantilo Y Groupo Sur - La Leyenda Del Retorno (Guerssen) LP
John Fahey - Thus Krishna On The Battlefield (Sonet) LP
Alice Cooper - Below Your Means (Warner) LP
Pere Ubu - Final Solution (Rough Trade) LP
Sonic Youth - In & Out (3 Lobed) LP

Henry Flynt & C.C. Hennix - Warriors Of The Dharma (Locust) LP
Groundhogs - Eccentric Man (Liberty) LP
Cold Sun - Fall (World In Sound) LP
Devil's Kitchen - Eartfields (Lysergic Sound Distributors) LP
Motorpsycho - The Other Fool (Stickman) LP
Daturana - The Sea (Nasoni) LP
Sun Araw - Fit For Caesar (Sun Ark) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Rising Tides & Floating Nebulas (Kommun) LP
Deep Purple - Pictures Of Home (Warner) LP
New Christs - We Have Landed (Bang!) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - NST 2011 (demo) cdr
Huggorm - Intro/Fade Away (Kommun) LP
Burnt Hills - Rise Above(side A) (Flipped Out) LP
JPT Scare Band - Acid Acetate Excursion (Monster) LP
The Heads - Motorjam (Sweet Nothing) LP

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol....Upcoming Gig....

TBWNIS will play Kaffe 1870, Wakefield Quebec, Saturday, September 17th. The group is joined by Hollow Bodies whom they shared the venue with back in the spring. This set will be the first without founding member Mark Alexander McIntyre (Bass), who has departed the region for what the rest of the group hopes to be "greener pastures". I would like to take this time to wish Mark the best in future endeavours and to say that we miss you as a friend and bandmate already! We (Mark included) collectively decided not to bring any "outsiders" into TBWNIS but instead look inward. Nathaniel and Bill who are both wicked bass players (and let's not even mention Mr. Reford)will be switching off on bass and some great new material; "The Circus Has Left Town" is already in full balls out "go mode".

Bill this week, presented us the preliminary mix on a session we recorded last month at Bearhill with the original 4-piece group which appeared on "Superficial Marks" and all I can say is "the fucker RAWKS"!! It's TBWNIS in punk-psych mode....! We will do something with this soon. Our new record which will be out in the fall, "Punks, Twats and Urban Cowboys", has been greeted with major enthusiasm by those that have heard the finished master. It features 6 new compositions recorded live in one take with nothing added to it whatsoever! It plays the same way as our 3rd oop record "Biker Smell", as in, 2 side long excursions into psychedelic skull-fuckery... it freaking kills.....the best yet!! There's even singing on the opening track by Hesham (Oud) who will be back from Kuwait in time for our show at the Kaffe. Okay...enough of this breast beating! Let's just say we all hope to see you soon...RAFR !

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Remember This ?

.......and yes despite this never ending mother&*#$%#% road construction, still 20 years and 5000 middle digits strong!! Thanks to you that have been supporting and to the rest the latter aspect. Buckets of killer shit in as per usual as there's no rest for the wicked......20th Anniversary T-Shirts and 1 of 2 new "the band whose name is a symbol" LPs coming soon...

PS.....10 reasons why my day was KILLER....New Christs, Oresund Space Collective, Norman Connors, Hairy Chapter, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Faust, Huggorm, Marijata, Devil's Kitchen and Michael Chapman...put that on yer freakin' I-Pod !

Oh yeah I almost forgot.. big shout outs to all the tourists that have been in Birdman today (a rarity this summer due to road FU%#ERY) and bought lots of great stuff and mused about "how they wish they had a store like this where they for thought..... later...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 12th, 2011

Second Family Band - Night Graces Of The Morning Temple (alt.vinyl) LP
Amon Duul II - All The Years Round (U.A.) LP
Zodiac Free Arts Club - Sonntags In Altona (Permanent Vacation) LP
Rspt - Leopard Slug Love Song (Dronehenge) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - 7 White Guys & an Arab (pre-release) cdr
Opal - Soul Giver (Rough Trade) LP
Black Angels - Manipulation (LITA) LP
Joy Division - Transmission (Factory) LP
Heldon - Moebius (Wah Wah) LP

Weltraum - Teatime Tsunami (Nasoni) LP
CAN - Animal Waves (Virgin) LP
Sungrazer - Behind (Elektrohasch) LP
Colour Haze - CO2 (Homegrown) LP
Flower Travellin' Band - Kamikaze (GRT) LP
Mopar Mountain Daredevils - Breathe (El Suprimo) LP
Eleven Twenty-Nine - Let The Good Work Go On (Northern-Spy) LP
Wayne Rogers - Dead & Rising (Twisted Village) LP
Comets On Fire - Return to Heaven (Ba-Da-Bing) LP
Ahkmed - Distance (Elektrohasch) LP
Faust - Munich/yesterday (Recommended) LP
Tangerine Dream - Madrigal Meridian (Virgin) LP

Monday, August 8, 2011's the deal.......

Look, I'm just a dog. Driven by the need to eat, I'm always on the hunt (yes I know I look silly). Tell ya' what, John (my master) made me a deal I couldn't refuse, so here's the thing, I'm here to equate the similarity between filling the void in one's gut and in one's soul. If this verbal exercise is successful, I get extra rations so pay attention, it only takes a moment.

As you know, when you're hungry you eat, you get filled up and feel better. So, If you need to nourish your soul, you buy music. Seems pretty simple to me, even though I'm just a dog! So if you think I'm kinda cute (mind you, due to construction I was laid off back in May, so I'm not around much these days), come check out Birdman Sound for the most eclectic record selection around with smokin' new arrivals every week!! As John always says, "sharks get the best stuff".

By the way, my brother should have been wearin' this get up but he was way too busy lickin' his balls to get his shot at stardom. Oh well, I'll usually do anything to get a leg up on any situation, especially the nourishment thing...see ya!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 5th, 2011

Solidarity Unit, Inc. - Beyond The New Horizon (Eremite) LP
Sun Araw - Horse Steppin' (Not Not Fun) LP
Popul Vuh - Vuh (Pilz) LP
Cheater Slicks - Bats In The Dead Trees Pt. IV (Lost Treasures...) LP
MV & EE - Anyway (DiCristina) LP
Thee Hypnotics - Soul Trader (Sub Pop) LP
La Otracina -Incendiary Mind Delay (indie) LP
Mugstar - Subtle Freak (Critical Mass) LP
The Fort Mudge Memorial Dump - Crystal Forms (Mercury) LP

Circle - Nopeuskuningas (Full Contact) LP
Sylvester Anfang - The Devil Always Shits In The Same Graves Pt. I (Aurora Borealis) LP
Purling Hiss - Midnight Man (Mexican Summer) LP
Burnt Hills - A (Holy Room) LP
Solar Fire Trio - Breakthrough (Invada) LP
M. Mucci - A Day Like Any Other (The Tall House Recording Co.) LP
BILL - Miles 2001 (Klangbad) LP
Tetragon - Dragon Song (Garden Of Delights) LP
John Coltrane - The Father And The Son & The Holy Ghost (Impulse) LP

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FREE SHOW.....CASTOR....AUGUST 4th.......

Okay, here's the deal! Tomorrow night outside the National Gallery of Canada, you should come see Castor; purveyors of organic, psychedelic improv stoner rawk. Hidden away in the Gatineau park, deep within the bowels of Chelsea, Quebec, Castor have woven their homegrown web of sounds for over 15 years!!! If you have not seen them or heard of them and been in the National Capitol region for the duration thus far in their existence, then you can be proud of the fact that like most human beings, you've had your head up your ass! Now's your chance...see you there!