Saturday, September 24, 2005



The playlist from my set, last night, on WZRD, is up on the FSTW...? weblog (link at left). Thanks again to Mike Krause for asking me to DJ.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005



The test pressing for the second release in the "private" 7-inch series has been approved. A release announcement will be made in next week's BloodLust! October 2005 Update.



This Friday, September 23rd, I will be DJing on WZRD 88.3 FM Chicago, as a guest of DJ Michael Krause (Death Factory/Terry Plumming Records). I should be on at 10:00 PM, and I will be playing a mixture of old-school industrial noise-type music, along with some current artists influenced by the late-1970s and early-1980s stuff.



- A link to Ground Fault Recordings was added to the Distributors & Mail-Order services section at lower left. They will be stocking the new Final Solution 7-inch.

- Blogger had a server down last night, which sporadically interrupted service for a few hours. Things seem back to normal now.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005























I am putting the finishing touches on the "Private Thoughts" slide show for the Tesco USA "brunch" show that I will be playing in NYC. This performance will differ greatly from the solo multiple-microphone shows that I have recently played. More details soon...

Sunday, September 18, 2005

16 SEPTEMBER 2005
Hurricane Katrina Benefit
Enemy
Chicago, IL
with:
Dark Fog
Behold! The Living Corpse
Rotten Milk vs Bubblegum Shitface

BLOODYMINDED
Ed Knigge - Synth + Vocals
Chris Mack - Synth
Mark Solotroff - Vocals + Synth

01. "LAKE STREET"
02. "AS IF"
03. "SHIVERY"
04. "ANGEL OF DARKNESS"
05. "MIND THE GAP"
06. "TROPHY"
07. "TEN SUICIDES"
08. "GENITAL PANIC"
09. "PRO-ANA"
10. "PRO-MIA"
11. "CHALK EATER"
12. (PROVISIONALLY TITLED) "VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL - AIDS WARD"
13. "YOU SUFFER" (NAPALM DEATH)
14. "A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL"
15. "PORN LORDS"

Promoting positivity through utter negativity? Come on, it is becoming a regular thing for us... "Pro-Mia," in particular, has a totally positive outlook. There was a respectable, but not amazing, turnout for the first night of the benefit. Former Buddy-heads and enthusiastic BLOODYMINDED front-liners Rotten Milk vs Bubblegum Shitface kicked off the night with a barrage of fun, loud, harsh, junk-noise and Mad Dog 20/20 abuse. They blasted through their fast set and were coaxed into an extra piece before quickly clearing the floor for us. We got off to a strong start, and began motoring through our set, helped, in part, by the clear, loud PA system chugging away behind us. It was not until I blanked out on "Pro-Ana" that things had a moment to breath. How the fuck did that one get away from me? We first did that song live in October 2002, well before "Gift Givers" was really even conceived. Although Ed could not help me with the opening line, he managed to picked the pace up with a fast, hard version of "Pro-Mia." The Napalm Death song, "You Suffer," was dedicated to all of the hurricane victims. It seemed like a good choice for a cover version after going with Isidro to see N.D. play with Obituary earlier in the week. I think our version lasted two-seconds... a bit long! We wrapped things up after a bit more than 21-minutes (surprisingly... I thought for sure that we made it under 20), handing the stage over to Behold! The Living Corpse. This time, a drummer-less B!TLC started with a long keyboard and theremin intro, before the bassist and the guitarists joined the maelstrom of churning, repetitive psych-metal-noise. After a long, shifting movement, the band dissolved, much in the same way that they began. It is interesting to see and hear them practically re-invent themselves from show to show, maintaining some essential characteristics as they go. A few of the metal guys in the audience seemed a bit nonplussed by the set, which was amusing, too. Dark Fog wrapped up the night with an enjoyable, solid set of brooding psychedelic songs and lights, which would have been a welcome addition to the Dead Meadow show the other night - far better than the unpleasantly schizophrenic Russian Circles... Major thanks to Jason at Enemy for pulling the benefit weekend together so quickly. Thanks to Tere for the nice pasta dinner. Thanks to our friends for supporting both us and a good cause. Thanks to Marlene for videotaping. We are on a roll... October 3rd and 4th will rule!