Monday, June 30, 2008

a 'good' day

Sick ,sick sick world. The human: savage. Hatefull, fearfull, dealer of atrocity. Ignorant, payed off, corrupted, made-sick. Hell. This is hell. earth is hell. The human is lord of hell. System of sickness abound. Africa - continent of hell. Asia - realm of hell. America - cultures favourite hell. europe - hell's treasurer. death, torture and sickness. The human way. Pain, control and lust for power. The human hell. To be human is to be a monster. To be human is to be lord of hell.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

dj action

tmoro night on radio one i'll be doin' the 'natural selection' show. here's set one, with set two coming soon....
set one

1. notstandskomitee - ausnahmezutstand (3.24)
2. pleq - i didn't have a clue what i was doing (1.54)
3. ellen allien - bim (5.30)
4. mort garson - the ride of aida (voodoo) (3.10)
5. alu - big fon (3.47)
6. beyond sensory experience - across the divide ( 4.23)
7. minim.all - unsaid words (4.32)
8. wauvenfold - stab
9. tuxedo moon - km and seedingb the clouds ( 11.44)
10. notstandskomitee - kleine auayerirdische (3.58)
11. alu - funkturm (4.53)
12. kenji siratori and crude - tokage (7.20)
13. crude - the fume (6.07)

end timez jukeboxx set 2 hour 2

1. scarface end title - giorgio mororder 6.17
2. dj mehdi - kery james - ya pas de coleurs 3.25
3. goblin - suspiria - main theme - 6.05
4. theoretical girl - the red mist
5. the puddle - monogamy *( 3.44)
6. neil young - stupid girl (3.12)
7. nikki sudden - stuck on china (3.04)
8. mono atro - decem (7.49)
9. angelo badalamenti - laura palmer theme (4.52)
10 venom - welcome to hell (3.12)
11. laibach - life is life (5.04)
12. lydia lunch - smoke in the shadows (4.53)
13. costes - outtake (1.37)
14. destroy all monsters - vampire (1.59)


Thursday, June 26, 2008

mission statement

> this blog is not a music magazine. it is merely a online journal or diary. Events that surround me (the blogger) are rendered to text as best and as truthfully i can. If offense is taken toward any opinions or observations therein, please contact me, tell me the problem and I'll do my best to rectify it.
Catholic block. Compare Libertarianism. Help me. Kelp. Hurt. dank. Cunt. Smart shit. Opeth. Juniper. ibogaine. Chris Knox. Anglican. Super-duper.

Monday, June 23, 2008

causal nexus - chch gig - wembly stadium

Back back back and back again from the end of the week! Another one! And this time, the cruddy-aesthetic mechanism did it's thing in Christchurch city! AGAIN! Watch out Christchurch ......this may even happen....AGAIN!

I now consider semi-regular performance in Christchurch a very viable option - travel there a mere commute to work. In New Zealand's South Island, there are three 'major' cities - the largest being Christchurch (henceforth 'chch'), the other my base ov operatics, Dunedin, and lastly Invercargill, the torpid sprawl i was born/raised in and most recently the epicentre of Mongrel Mob/Road Knight tuppaware parties/tensions. Town-like centres very close to city status are Timaru, approx 2hrs south of chch, and Nelson - at the top of the SI. Slightly smaller - perhaps labelled 'larger towns' are Oamaru, with it's intriguing Penguin Club venue, Queenstown, all powdery'n'vulgar, and maybe Gore, with it's freshly incinerated country music hall. But sorry, Chch, Dunedin and Oamaru seem the most attractive. Yes Invercargill, I really did just said that.

But you know, as far as touring is concerned, my approach is the targeted hit...not a tour per se...but a weekend in one town, then home. Flights are the best ways to get to the Nth Island Cities. Hence the Crude/Aesthetics marketing/performance activities in late July. Bookmarking THIS site is essential for the assiduous south island rocker.

Ok, I digress. Blather. Filler. Here's another one of my 'micro-reviews'.....

Arrived after a shit drive. went to Chip Anals. watched queen, elton john, judas priest, guns'n'roses, genesis, ozzy osbourne and paul mccartney dvds. genesis were in a pastel suits, like 80s cops or coke dealers or something. Oh yeah - i watched a fleetwood mac live dvd - at their drugged-out height. paused shots of the drummers facial expressions for fun. fugacious fun. I know I know, naff sounding dvds but i was too out-of-it to care what they were and what you people would think of me if i said i enjoyed them. went to the venue. a big room hence a cold venue - but the staff seem to profer forth some sort of warmth towards me. i think they like me there. dave kahn of krkrkrk did the sound. i was anxious as shit. the lo-liners arrived. great people. and they kicked ass. reminded me a little of the renderers maybe..sorta ...but at the same time they were nothing like them. i applaud the lo-liners, solid, country/blues swamp rock with masterful drumming by rustle coveney, great vocals by Lisa Preston and Joanne Billesdon, relentless bass from Sharon Billeston.. then we played. our best gig in a while. my god we ruled (well maybe). bad bad bad. as in - bad=good. all those dvds payed off after-all,, thanks freddy, you great fag you.. palace of wisdom tied it all up with a wonderously grating no-nonsence garage rock performance.ballzy, straight down the middle garage from these legends. Mick Elborado was amazing to watch ,with his meaty bass and ox had us all facing the front, getting real They started with a handpicked selection of nz 60s nuggets (actually 80s it turns out!). Palace of wisdom has as much collective knowledge of this era of nz music as the new york public library has books...great show. One of many. A very hard working Chch institution is our ole' Palace.

ox threw an after party. i didn't go.(and i bet i missed a good one (typically good). i went home to watch more naff aor dvds. and i don't fucking care. i was intransigent about it.

The gig was recorded,,,,,and the best bits will be mixed into the upcoming aesthetics album 'ugly ambition' whcih will probably be released on the hardest tryer label 'artless intent' ...and there maybe phots of it coming up on watch out...

compare and contrast libertarianism.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

phenomenonenon : part i

Oh i love flicking through the virtual pages of the net and fishin' up some good ole' crude mp3 action. Take THIS for example - basically another online album; streamable, downloadable, and juicy. Yes - it's true, I'm a smug lil' fan of my own work. I'm my own muse. I concoct musics that satisfy my own aesthetic yearnings. God forbid: I listen to my own music. And i don't care. Here in beautiful Kiwiland, it' so easy to earn the label of wanker. And so what. I mean really..
\what has been happening..well, I's offa 2 christchuch city for the weekend, to provide an entertainment alternative to the international rugby match and it's resultant vomit/blood/urine hued psycho-social ganglia.....goddamn we all better watch our asses that nite!!
what else........oh, here we are - a quick review of the Aesthetics/sonic smith gig at refuel :::: i sorta felt combining the
fatboy slimming of meister smyth with the flipperama of aesthetics was just too sociologically polarising. His thing attracts x type of people, our thing attracts y type of people, and some of them dislike each other. Perhaps that is why a friend of mine sneered at me so.. Oh well - perhaps she would like to become our fuckin manager. But anyways - the highlight of Sonic's set was his housey tounge/cheek remix of the Beverly Hills 90210 theme. Top marks, mr man!
The aesthetics , (ooh, that's me! reviewing myself now! you wanker)were loud and messy-but-tight - brilliant performance by the engine room (the drums of mr. malcolm deans, the bassological infusions of Mr Alex McKinnon), and stunning klang/jang/kerrang of Mr jason Barrett. I was fairly soused (no! really? you mean...for a change??)and greatly offended the ghost of albert ayler with my miserable attempts at saxophone virtuosity BUT - i KILLED the synth man!!! WE ROCKED IT!!! AND WE'LL BE EVEN BETTER IN CHRISTCHURCH!!!! YAYY!!!!!
FOR NOW-------

PS - this is my best friend on earth : DAN TAIT (aka chip anal)I love his writing man, he has dyslexia and hence a sorta on-the-surface naievity which betrays his piercing critical sensibility. Jagged, de-consructed stream-o-conciousness shit, a delight to read...real cool style. i reckon.

PPS - check out THIS site.


refuel june 18 ; what actually happened

boodle :
: valve - slanderous!
strand p- strand books - !
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abso (l) ute
ibiza crude matt middleton faux bogan and/or (faux-ganne)
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china . gang.. mongrel mob
black power/// tribesman //
road knights (firey lounge bogan bitch )
level ov org//+
( - harley davidson corp)
what really happened

gang war nz

Blatant. But::::::,,,mir-a-c(U)louse.

Said Sayid: Mound - Mouth - Otu _ UtU _ green :
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Ju- ----- "angler"
Mount : --------------------------anex (x)
minus equals :
throb ov black shopper
= " why you little"
scowls from the fart of the family mang ///
involve crime:
"no idea - no capacity to fathom :
no capacity to compassion ..indeed:
a [socio] P(A)T/H
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they know how to (H)UR.T . : you

Monday, June 16, 2008

ragguaglio !!!!!!!!

The Aesthetics are playing in Wellington Friday July 25th at Happy with Panda Battle Battle Panda, Newtown and the Stumps!!!!
should be the gig of the year!!

Crude will also be playing an instore at Beth Dawsons Spacething shoppe (date yet to be confirmed...) .this will also be a forum for capital city based music consumers to get their hands on some physical crude discs ::: for instance: Slurries parts 1,2 and 3, Dopamine 20 data cd, Wretched 5 data cd, CrudeComplete dvd, La Chaleur Basse di Fidelte vol 1 and 2,
The Gel, The Mine, Fumes, Syringe/Insekt,
The Aesthetics Off, and The artless intent back-catalogue featuring work by cpu group, 5454 (aliki boufis), palace, and Kenji Siratori/Crude!
Crude will also be attending the Happy open mic night on wednesday the 23rd July

PS ---- The Aesthetics are to perform at the media club, christchurch city, on SATURDAY THE 21st of June with rockers Palace of Wisdom and the Lo-Liners !

and if yr in dunedin , go to refuel pint night wednesday the 18th (tmoro) to see The Aesthetics and local electro-guy Sonic Smith!!! free entry! cheap beer!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

crude : micro update and resources

There is enough Crude for everybody on earth! Don't fret, people!
This link-bank is a great resource for finding all the various Crude bits online:

update: Crude is::: recording saxophone suite. readying stock for wellington gigs in july
.......The Aesthetics are: about to embark on the nu album, starting with drum/bass tracks for the new song 'blood rock'. Playing refuel on wed june 18th, and Chrsitchuch media club sat june 21st..
And also : here's the cover art for the Kenji Siratori and Crude collaboration :