Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Mix 2009

Download HERE:

Henry Mancini - Experiment in Terror
Plasmatics - Black Leather Monster
KMFDM - Blood (Evil Mix)
Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - Lust For Death
Ohio Players - Runnin' From The Devil
Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (Trailer)
Charles Bernstein - Run, Nancy, Run!
Raffaella Carra - Black Cat
Ole Ole - Fantasmas
Bernard Herrmann - Phillip's Murder / Window View
x-Mal Deutschland - Incubus Succubus II
Funkadelic - You Scared The Lovin' Outta Me
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Voodoo Dolly
Les Baxter - Dunwich Horror Main Title

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Betty Davis - Is It Love or Desire


Is It Love or Desire is the shelved album from 1976 by Funk Queen Betty Davis. Even the cover image suggests revelation, like she is about to show you something. It beckons you to make the discovery. She is going to show you everything. The album opens with multiple Betty voices all at once, a strong start. Betty brought back something for the lovers "When Romance Says Goodbye," the muthas "Bottom of The Barrel" (anti-disco + pro “real music”) and the fuckers "Whorey Angel" (one of the best song titles!) . Luckily, I have been waiting since only '02 and not the late 70's. I was more excited about this release than any other for the fall season. Heavy rotation is an understatement, to quote the title of track two "It's So Good!" I think she had to know that and now we can too. She literally makes you beg for it in "Let's Get Personal." She sounds a little like Mae West. It sounds like she presses right up to your speaker, you come closer to a one sided conversation. You are put in your place. The album will make you feel dirty. She talks about the rejection of the album in "Stars Starve, You Know." "They won't take what I'm givin', so it’s hard for me and the band to make a livin'." This album did not let me down; it is all over the place in the best way. Betty was incredibly original, creative and had a lot of ideas. It feels like a present. This is something for the Funk Antiques Roadshow and something for now.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I Want To Live! - Delirious Sunrise #3



Delirious Sunrise #3HERE!!!

Air – Playground Love (from The Virgin Suicides)
Bernard Herrmann – Main Theme (from Sisters)
Ennio Morricone – Four Flies on Grey Velvet (from the film)
Asylum Party – Play Alone
Peggy Lee – The Siamese Cat Song (from Lady and The Tramp)
Lydia Lunch – Black Box Disco
Gene Moore – I Don’t Know About That Girl (from Carnival of Souls)
The Fabulous Stains – Professionals [Video Version] (from Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains]
Charles Bernstein – Run, Nancy! (from A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Divine – Hard Magic [Magic Mix] (from Lust in The Dust)
Bette Davis – Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Mae West (Celebrities… At Their Worst! Vol 2.9 Bitch Bitch Bitch)
Alfred Hitchcock – Suspicion (from Music To Be Murdered By)
Pino Donaggio – School in Flames (from Carrie)
Koko Taylor – Up in Flames (from Wild at Heart)
Franz Waxman – Sunset Boulevard
David Whitaker – Vampire Circus
Rockers Hi-Fi - The Lions And The Cucumber (Bigga Bush's Transylvania Boogie Mix)
Gene Page – Blacula (The Stalkwalk)
John Cale – Track 2 – (from Eat/Kiss music from the films of Andy Warhol)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden (from Marie Antionette)
Bernard Herrmann – Color Red (from Marnie)
Henry Mancini – Touch of Evil
Vampire’s Sound Incorporation – Droge CX 9
Phylicia Allen – Two Loves Have I (J’ai Deux Amours)
Josephine Baker - J’ai Deux Amours
Eartha Kitt & Bronski Beat – Cha Cha Heels

Birds (of DEATH) Delirious Sunrise #2



Delirious Sunrise #2HERE!!

Karen Finley – Strangling Baby Birds
Lene Lovich – Big Bird
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood – Ladybird
Yma Sumac - El Condor Pasa
Azita – Birds
Julie Andrews – Feed The Birds (From Mary Poppins)
Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman – Shady Lady Bird
Josephine Baker – Bye Bye Blackbird
Bessie Smith – Graveyard Dream Blues
Parliaments – New Day Begins
Bob Crew & Charles Fox - Space Ship Out of Control (from Barbarella)
Diamanda Galas – I Wake Up And I See The Face of The Devil
Patti Smith – Birdland
Eartha Kitt – C’est Si Bon
Sammy Fain & Bob Hillard – AEIOU/The Caterpillar Song (Who R U?) (from Alice in Wonderland )
Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet – Summer : Dreams (from Requiem For a Dream)
Wendy O. Williams Ultrafly & The Hometown Girls – Early Days
Teenage Jesus & The Jerks – I Woke Up Dreaming
Vanity - Animals
The Delegation Mass Choir – Baptize Me Jesus
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Painted Bird
The Nutty Squirrels – Bird Watching
Magic is Kuntmaster – Birds Still Rejoice When Friends Betray You
Chromatics – In The City
Angelo Badalamenti / Julee Cruise – Falling
Cobra Killer – Cobra Movement
Jarboe – Dear 666

Les Raisins De La Mort! - Delirious Sunrise #1


Delirious Sunrise #1HERE!

The Three Faces of Sioux:
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Poppy Day (Live)
The Creatures – Morning Dawning
Siouxsie – Here Comes That Day

Anubian Lights – Good Morning Spacegirl
Bride of No No – Out For The Day
Metalux – Black Sun
Phillip Glass – Candyman Suite
Polyrock – Changing Hearts
The Cure – A Strange Day
Marlene Dietrich – Let’s Call It a Day
Mae West – Day Tripper
Christine Ebersole – The Revolutionary Costume For Today (from Grey Gardens)
Johnny Mandel – Main Theme (from I Want To Live)
Jill Jones – All Day, All Night
Millie Jackson – Summer (The First Time)
LaBelle – Sunshine (Woke Me Up This Morning)
Lesley Gore – Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows
Nic Endo – Neon Sunrise
Flux Information Sciences – Dollar Days
Swans – I Am The Sun
David Bowie – In The Heat of The Morning
Pizzicato Five – It’s A Beautiful Day (The B-Day Arrangement)
Harry Betts – Day in The Oven (from Black Mama White Mama)
Disco Rick & The Dogs – Nasty Dance (*requested by Nick EaViL)
Moloko – Day For Night (Quarter Master Mix)
Suicide – Heat Beat
KUKL – France (A Mutual Thrill)
Peggy Lee – When The Sun Comes Out

Monday, August 10, 2009

Vanity 6 - 27 Years Later




I love Vanity 6. Their first and only album is one of the best Prince related releases. It took years for me to find this stuff when I first began obsessing, because everything was out of print. This is a thoroughly enjoyable album.

There is this new rapper called Amanda Blank. I came across a review of her album in the last SPIN magazine. They quoted "Make Up" not acknowledging that it was a cover. I hate this laziness in journalists. Credit is not due to her! While the cover is not bad it cannot touch the classic original. So this 2009 person of the moment is so sassy or ballsy for these lyrics? Not really. Someone needs to do their homework. This was 1982! There should have been some citation or acknowledgement of Vanity 6 or even Prince.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Holidays \backwards... Happy Halloween?


I am posting a DJ mix that I did for last Halloween. I had it on a podcast account but have not kept up with it. Anyhow, enjoy.

The Flirts - (I Was A) Teenage Werewolf
The Munsters - At The Munsters
Amanda Lear - Blood and Honey
Elvira - Haunted House
George Aaron – She’s a Devil
The Vamps - Vamps Sex Theme (Instrumental)
Bernard Herrmann – Temptation (from Psycho)
The Vampires of Dartmoore - The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sex
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Halloween
Hot Blood - Sex Me
Lydia Lunch - Spooky
Phillip Glass & Kronos Quartet - Journey to the Inn
The Shaggs - It's Halloween
The Vampires (Milton DeLugg) - The Head Shrinker
Suicide - Ghost Rider
Alfred Hitchcock & Orchestra - Music to Be Murdered By


Get it HERE

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Book Now Available



Greatest Improvement in Dance chronicles some of my musically obsessive adventures. This is quite a departure from my previous works of prose and poems. This music is mostly other peoples but sometimes crosses over (like a mischievous ghost) into my own musical works. The stage is also set for my evolving solo project RODENTAL. I present perspectives on that solo performance as well as performing as EaViL and my chaotic beginnings in The Electric Set. All of these works have previously been unpublished and this is their first time in print. There are reviews of albums by Siouxsie, Prince, Nico and Glass Candy. There are in depth interviews with my pals Lydia Lunch and Mister Fuckhead. There is a live review of Diamanda Gal├ís’ Valentine’s Day Massacre from NYC in 2007. There are some things that are pretty random like my first song lyric and some thoughts on the music of Vampyros Lesbos. There is also some insight into DJing and making compilations. I feel it’s important that each selection has a meaning behind it and serves a purpose or theme. The words here are presented as they were originally written aside from some grammatical fine tunings. There are also several photos and illustrations used to compliment the text. There is an undercurrent of self improvement and the importance of it that runs through.


Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Greatest Imrovement in Dance... (coming soon)


I am near completion on a new chapbook. I have not done one of these since 2005. This one is all about music, with a few random things in. It's going to contain all of my unpublished work.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

KOKO



I was lucky to be able to see Koko at the Blues Fest in 2005. I have been a long time fan. This is one of my favorite songs of hers.
R.I.P. Koko

I want to be EaViL

...but I already am or was I? or will I ever be again?

I'm too anti-social for social networking, substance-less fluffer.

Currently:

MUSIC
I am having a marathon of Peggy Lee and Lydia Lunch music, from beginning to end..

LITTERER-ATURE
The Girl Who Walked Home Alone
Bette Davis - A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler

I am devouring this book on my bus rides, I should be reading my school books but I find it better to do that at home. The author has also written books on Alfred Hitchcock and Mae West (more greats) that I would like to read.

MOVING PICTURE
I am in the midst of a Grey Gardens marathon. I read about this documentary in The Advocate a few months ago. Its about Big and Little Edie Beale. They are relatives of Jackie O that live in a deteriorating house called Grey Gardens. This was filmed in the early 1970's. They are two amazing eccentric women. I would have like to have met either one of them. They are in their own little world. The only thing though is that Little Edie seems to have a lot of regrets. She still would be great to talk to. She is just being herself throughout the film, she's a very interesting character. There is an interesting scene where she tells of how a newspaper described her as a schzophrenic. She seems a little amused by the ridiculousness of it.  She is an all around entertainer and has a great fashion sense. Her mother Big Edie was a singer, and its cool to watch her sing over old records.