Friday, September 12, 2008

Some Kind of Alchemy

Television - Live at Mother's, New York, NY (10/19/75)

It's the end of the week already. It's the end of the week, already? It's the end of the week already!

Damn. I think I lost a couple of days in there; this went by fast. Weekend already a few hours away. What are you doing this weekend? I'm going to a film festival. Well, not "going" as in buying a ticket and sitting down and enjoying odd little indie movies, but "going" as in working at one. Yeah, outside of this blog and the aforementioned legal-brainwashing job, I do have a life. (One mustn't forget The Porch!) I'll be selling tickets and popcorn and helping little old ladies into their seats and suchlike this weekend and next at our local film festival, which I've been working with/on for five years now. If you're in the area and want to see some great movies, come on by. Ask for gomonkeygo - they'll know who you mean.

Hmm. What? I dunno. Seriously, I've got a stuffed up head, bit of a cold, and it's having an effect on my concentration.

Oh, yeah - music! Here's the promised Television show. Looks like ya'all've been enjoying the Verlaine/Lloyd shows (did you know Richard has "amicably" severed his ties with Television to concentrate on his solo career?), so I'm guessing you'll like this one too. It's a pretty awesome early show and I recommend hoisting one in memory of the taper with the foresight to grab these sonic waves from the air oh so long ago. Tapers can be dicks; I've dealt with several dozen over the years. But they can also be saints. We owe them a lot.

Listening tip: Take the Verlaine and Lloyd gigs, open them in your favorite music editing program, convert each to mono then cut-and-paste them into one stereo file and play! Do you think it'll automatically turn into Television? Some kind of spontaneous musical generation, like the way moldy leaves become toads? I think so. Yeah, that's what I think.

As ever, buy shit! (Re-releases of classic Verlaine albums in just a few days!)

Now playing: Wire - The Queen Of Ur And The King Of Um (Alternative Version)
via FoxyTunes


Anonymous said...

Thanks. Great post, as always.

Tapers - Saints and dicks. A very accurate assessment.

gomonkeygo said...

Glad you liked it!

Some tapers have been totally wonderful and giving and some have been amongst the most selfish and possessive people I've ever encountered. Good and bad. Just like all of us.

hookfinger said...

Thanks for the Television (and related stuff). Having been to the Empty Bottle many a time - the Richard Lloyd show holds a certain amount of fascination for me. Thanks again for the great stuff - and the insightful posts in between.

Azbest said...


gomonkeygo said...

You're very welcome.

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

Many thanks in advance of hearing this. You cheeky monkey!

gomonkeygo said...

Glad you stopped by and thanks for the comment. I do feel a little cheeky sometimes. When I forget my pants, especially.