Saturday, December 11, 2010

Status - 12/11

- All paid orders received by noon today have been mailed out. Thanks to everyone who supported the launch of BloodShop! It was a great grand opening. Thanks also to those who contacted me with positive feedback, as well as technical suggestions and comments

- P.O. box highlights: Martial Canterel CD + 7-inch (Wierd), Halo LP (With Intent Records)


I was pleased to be able to see Killing Joke last night, at The Empty Bottle, of all places. One of my very favorite bands playing at what is sort of like my home away from home. Fuck yes! In a way, it was pretty ridiculous (in a very good way) to see them at the Bottle, due to how small it is. But it was loud and it was clear and the audience up front, where I was, was pretty high-energy. Jesus, playing Love Like Blood second - and dedicating it to Raven - will certainly get everyone amped-up. Half the club seemed to be singing along. I have never felt the floor there shake like it did last night -- even when Eyehategod played there -- who were actually a touch louder. It was pretty amazing to see Jaz Coleman, in trademark black greasepaint and black boiler suit, stalking that stage, which I know so well. My only complaint was that they did not include Eighties in their encore, as they seem to have in other cities, but Geordie and Youth did a weird bit of bass and guitar improv/drone after Pandemonium, and after the rest of the band left the stage. Of note, Bloodiest were an excellent opener, despite four of the seven of them playing on the floor (BLOODYMINDED style) due to KJ's gear not being removed from the stage. The newer material that I heard sounded great and they seemed to win over the crowd... no easy feat with a room of dedicated KJ fans. And not easy with KJ's tweaked-out drum tech getting in your face... but Mr. Lamont took care of that... Well, I am still disappointed that the two Einsturzende Neubauten shows that were scheduled for this week were canceled, but this show will certainly join the Swans performances that I saw in October, as among the very best of the year for me.

I think the setlist followed this one from online, as best as I can remember (apologies if I got it wrong):

Tomorrow's World
Love Like Blood
Absolute Dissent
European Super State
This World Hell
The Fall of Because
Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove
The Great Cull
The Wait


Friday, December 10, 2010

Drowning in Waves

A nice little introduction to the world of grave wave, with text and images related to a bunch of friends. I can't keep up with the choppy current. Too many waves. Maybe I am just old world... I have been enjoying that Factory Floor record, though.

Thursday, December 09, 2010


BloodLust! has finally joined the world of one-click, shopping-cart enhanced, 21st Century e-commerce. Please take a few minutes to visit the new BloodShop! Some final additions still need to be made, along with a tweak, or two, but things are up-and-running. Permalink at right. Let me know what you think...

BloodShop! Screencap

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Daytime Sessions

It is always strange to walk out into the sunlight after being cloistered away in the practice space for an daytime session. Isidro and I just wrapped up a chilly The Fortieth Day recording, which successfully focused on subtlety and space. I am reviewing the results right now, before heading back to the space for tonight's Anatomy of Habit practice...

Monday, December 06, 2010

Status - 12/06

- Following this evening's Post Office run, all mail-order is up-to-date

- B!159 The Fortieth Day "Constantinople: 746 AD Part 1" CD and B!160 The Fortieth Day "Constantinople: 746 AD Part 2" CD are now in production. Test copies are expected in about one week. More details on the special box set version of "Constantinople: 746 AD" (B!161) will be announced soon...

Days of the Dead

Post-carnitas ritual... BLOODYMINDED band outing... A rather weird installation from the Día de los Muertos exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art

eBay: Gift Givers

For anyone who is looking for it, there is an inexpensive copy of the BLOODYMINDED "Gift Givers" CD currently up on eBay