Sunday, January 30, 2011

a Knife, a Fork, a Bottle and a Cork

Yo Jim, Jim wait a minute yo...I gotta ask you something, how do ya spell N-E-W Y-O-R-K?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


MATCHY, THE SOUSOL SELECTAH will be spinning a smokey BURN BABYLON roots set at 10pm! CHAD DUBZ and JON 45 BLESS bring de sexy party afterwards! Come get warm @ The Cove, 108 N. 6th between Dreadford and Berry in the Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn. Style and Fashion!

Inna Indiantown

Laughter which cannot be suppressed is catching. Sooner or later it washes away our defences, and undermines our dignity, and we join in it -- ashamed of our weakness, and embittered against the cause of its exposure, but no matter, we have to join in, there is no help for it.
- Mark Twain, "Indiantown"

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Printer's Devil

Monsterboard EEF of Nederland sent the lyrics to a new 'black metal doom hip hop' piece featuring certain interweb-foley'd 'textual gems.' Hologram style!


dog walker
keeping it real
For nocturnal
efforts to clean up
the silver bullet venturing towards far reaches
tall tales of serious
some possible
When The Demon Comes Out

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ride Inside

The MTA believes that the safest place to be is inside the tube. Didn't Dane Kealoha say that?

Friday, January 21, 2011

"NY studio group"

The JMJ trio considers their music to be a part of the rich tradition of ambient music and trace their influences back to Erik Saties "furniture music" and John Cages ideas of inclusiveness. The environmental re-structuring found in the tape works of Luc Ferrari and Pierre Schaefer also contributed to the work in both sound and process. Contemporaries who have inspired the JMJ trio include such artists as Helen Said This-era Dead C, K-Group / Surface of the Earth, Omit, Dean Roberts, and Rafael Toral. Recording for In the Absence of the Third began in Oyster Bay, New York during the winter of 2000 and continued through the summer and fall months at the Library in New York City, using a simple four-track cassette recorder to document improvisations performed on alternately tuned and prepared guitars. The recording sessions were inspired in part from the ideas developed by the Nordoff-Robbins School of Musical Therapy; namely, that ones innate creativity can be expressed through improvisation, and that this exploration can positively address emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs. Additional sounds were drawn from the different recording spaces and from field recordings of the surrounding environment. Preliminary selections were digitized at The 402 Annex in October of the same year; recording, editing and mixing continued until the following spring. Improvisations were structured and re-structured in the digital medium through intuitive means. The goal was to layer sonic textures with shifting sound events that allowed the pieces to evolve. The JMJ Trio strove for music that dictated its own form, which re-invented itself within its own parameters. The living space became a crucial part in the creation of these sound events -- when someone unlocks the front door and slams it shut, the answering machine interrupting a recording session, St. Nicholas Avenue as a rain-slicked cavern, the sustained crackling of steam radiators throughout the apartment. The improvisations happened while life happened around us. In the Absence of the Third is packaged with silk screened and hand painted covers and is available in a limited edition of 250.

Housed in a partly silkscreened and handpainted cover comes this
limited LP of recordings made at home, in the living room. Despite
the fact that it's called a trio, I can see only the names of two
players, Tim Elder and Michael Machemer. I assume they both play
guitars, as this is an album of improvised guitar playing. Not the
kind of heavy, free improv noise, but rather soft and tinkling guitar
music, made like light weight space because of the use reverb, echo,
chorus and what have you got. Six lenghty pieces of ambient like
music, Isolationist as this was once called. A bit like Rafael Toral
(but maybe more rockier), Stars Of The Lid, Ultrasound or some of the
more softer lo-fi guitar groups from down under. The JMJ Trio would
have sounded great on the "Women Taken In Adultry' compilation,
reviewed elsewhere. And that is all a big compliment; nice stuff

-Vital Weekly, 33/11 2004.

"Getting the opportunity to listen to (and review) music from someone you consider a friend is always a bit troublesome, because there's always a point when you'll have to face the person in question and let him or her know what you actually think. I'm relieved to report that Broken Face writer Tim Elder and musical compadre Michael Machemer who work as JMJ Trio have what it takes, and they deliver it in spades on their debut LP. Before discussing the music I should let you know that when I got this LP I could do nothing for a few minutes but stare at it and touch the hand-painted silkscreen covers. The packaging is just gorgeous and clearly a labor of love and passion, and it's not hard to see that it took at least one or two perfectionists in action to realize this record. But let's now dive deep into the oceanic guitar improvisations which are In the Absence of the Third. What we're served with are six pieces of lush ambient soundscapes and droning haziness, which comes from alternately tuned and prepared electric guitars, effects, and various field recordings. One could trace this recording back to some of the floating sonic icebergs that have appeared on the Corpus Hermeticum label as well as to the music of Oren Ambarchi and Rafael Toral, but there's also a distant predilection for musique concrete experiments nodding towards something more extreme. The general feel is like sitting right in front of some tone generator that sends out sound particles from beyond, creating almost weightless gossamers of sound waves from a strong compositional ability. I'd be happy to see more along these lines when exploring other contemporary minimalists' works. If you share our interest in some of the greatest minimalists and aren't afraid of finding as much emotion as compositional sense packed within each tone, then you'll love this as much as I do. Contact the label at"

-Broken Face 5/28, 2004.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Renaming Bridges

AM legends or 'Yo, we sell shit for like 60-50% cheaper than what you pay for it in the store.'  Mobile morning!   1-2-5 and no Apollo...'Yo Ma, what size UGGS you wear?'

Paul Brewer bassist, older guru and Lynchy stylist of the Windy Hills on a certain surname, "What the fuck is his name...Macchiato?"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ether Oneys

First surf of 2011 and on a quad (don't tell Manchild). In an effort to avoid back problems, I kept my back foot in front of the fins(Just like MP said).

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yo Guy, You Ain't A Cop

Wilding on the mainland en route to the CDM for pizza supplies. Yo guy, how's ya pie?

Careful not to eat your slice standing, the basil may depart when you do. Watch out for spoons, shoes and Long Players. Pizza Pie in the Uptown Believer Style from my Corner to yours...

Corner slice of mushroom, red pepper and onion for my lady yo

Vinyl slice for Tylaird...NANDO!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vivid Surf

T.T. Boy and Peter North dropped this off at Dubstar's crib to celebrate the New Year. They probably won't see EBAY but don't be surprised if you wind up paying $5,000 for one in the future. There's a funny story about D. finding a 'vintage' watering can on his way home from a surf and later,"giving this woman a sick deal on it," to the dismay of an attorney onhand. Antiquing inna LB Style.

Outer Bridge Crossing Streetwise Dubwise and Otherwise Kids

Hot F*ck!

Neptune Beach Representation in Queensbridge

FM FUCKEN BOROS sent this screen shot of Nate Fletcher? and Tom Parrish.  That's what'sup cuz! GRUFF ISLAND KINE RESPECT!