Saturday, June 16, 2007

Status

I went to Enemy last night and I saw a really good -- if poorly attended, unfortunately -- show with sets by Adam Strohm, Jenny Haniver, 2673, and BRN (formerly Burn Ward).

Isidro and I have a final BLOODYMINDED practice today with our friend Heber, who was originally going to document our shows in Mexico, but who will now actually be playing with us down there. Our second Mexico City show is being moved. Another thread to watch for details is here: http://www.sonicyouth.com/gossip/showthread.php?t=13929

Rebis Records has a dedicated webpage with information about the upcoming Fugue State festival that The Fortieth Day is playing with Noise Crush: http://www.imaginaryyear.com/rebis/fuguestate.html

Friday, June 15, 2007

Mail-Order Closed

I just took the last outstanding packages to the Post Office this afternoon. All paid orders have now been sent, barring one that I still have not received an address for (attn.: B. de Vries).

Mail-Order will now be closed until I return from Mexico on the 28th. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tuesday...

I had a great time on Tuesday. I was really pleased with how the line-up came together, with such an emphasis on guitar. Druids Of Huge stormed through a tight set with a perfect blend of drums, guitar, and electronics/tapes/noise. They delivered the goods, and good. Locrian played the heaviest set that I have heard from them, right out of the gate. Total intensity. We played next, and I found myself watching Lisa's video mix, which caused me to lose track of what I was doing, a bit. I can be distracted when we practice and I watch what she is doing on a 13-inch screen TV, but when it is projected, I get lost in the visuals. It is a pretty nice feeling, though. Cousins Of Reggae had some technical issues like broken strings, etc., and it seemed like their momentum was lost, a bit... but when their sound gelled, it definitely made me want to hear more. Hopefully, I will have another chance, soon. Mouthus was a raging beast. Brian's twin guitar stacks were so fucking loud and ugly that they drowned out the PA, making it difficult to hear his vocals. The guitar sound, especially on the first long song, was completely creepy, like listening to Chrome while having a horrible nightmare. Nate's drums were low in the mix, but I was completely glued to his beats, which totally crossed over from Religious Knives territory, offering more clues to the broader oeuvre of the Mouthus/R.K./White Rock/etc., family tree.

Thanks to Paul and Davis at Elastic, for hosting the show. Thanks to our friends and to everyone else who came out to support... not too bad for a Tuesday night... Burning ears until 5:00 AM...

I forgot my camera, but I managed to take a few lame, very dark cellphone photos:

Druids Of Huge:



Locrian:



Mouthus:

ZERO THE FORTIETH DAY STOCK

The last copies of The Fortieth Day "IV" and "V" (finally!) sold at the show on Tuesday, leaving us with absolutely nothing for the Fugue State festival, the weekend of the 29th/30th, and little time before BLOODYMINDED goes to Mexico to put something together. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting these releases!

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Fortieth+Day,+The

Monday, June 11, 2007

Final Reminder For Tomorrow

Tuesday June 12, 2007
Elastic Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee Ave (2nd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60618
http://www.elasticrevolution.com/
8:00 PM
$6.00 suggested donation
All Ages

With:
Mouthus (Brooklyn) - http://www.ecstaticpeace.com/artist.php?id=7
Cousins of Reggae (Montreal) - http://www.myspace.com/cousinsofreggae
The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush (w/members of BLOODYMINDED)
Locrian - http://www.myspace.com/thelocrian

Druids of Huge - http://www.myspace.com/druidsofhuge






I.A. 7-inch on eBay

A copy of the out-of-print Intrinsic Action "Adult Books And Video" 7-inch is up on eBay, here