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Just a quick update to let my readers know that I am DJing Wierd tonight, Wednesday, May 4th at Home Sweet Home for the special return of Wierd Records’ own Automelodi of Montreal.

10pm – 4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. @ Delancey, NYC
Info: (212) 226-5708

“Baundarie Jazz” as heard in the video above was included in the Doubt to Nothing mixtape from last summer.

Hope to see some familiar faces for some dancing and Automelodi’s set after midnight! Gonna work in some Chrome for Xavier. Come say hi if you’re in NYC!

Pretty excited to be spinning this show for my friends Further Reductions tonight at Zebulon. Show is completely free and it’s always good vibes all around at Zebulon. It’s also the Brooklyn Denim Company’s 1 year anniversary after party.

I previously posted their track “Decidedly So” from their 7″ which is currently out on Captured Tracks. It could be found in the EVR post from the 11.14.10 Minimal Wave show I covered with Jacob. I’m including with this post the cosmically delightful B side of that 7″ entitled “Not Unknown” for your listening pleasure, video below.

You can listen to their body moving newer stuff on their Soundcloud page here.

Hope to see some of you readers in NYC tonight!

Katie Rose & I DJ monthly at Daddy’s with our Pleasure Discipline night as mentioned in the last post. The next one is on Thursday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day evening. Be sure to come say hi then too!

Back in August (can’t believe it’s already NOVEMBER!) I made my friend Brent in Portland a mix for his birthday. Though having stayed up all night working on this 60 minute mixtape, I wasn’t too satisfied with the outcome of it. Thankfully it arrived in his hands two days later on his birthday, unscathed. Not thinking it was my best, I was relieved to hear how stoked he was on this hasty mix of songs. Now nearly three months later, steadily on rotation (saving my day at work!), I’ve decided to post it to the blog.


16 songs, 60 minutes; 192 kbps

August 17, 2010, Minimal Syb Tapes #002

Side A:

Theatre of Hate – Do You Believe in the Westworld?
Anti-matter – Invisible Man
The Wake – On Our Honeymoon
Zwischenfall – Atemlos
Automelodi – Baunderie Jazz
Eyeless in Gaza – Others
Cult of Youth – To the Floor!
Sol Invictus – Raven Chorus

Side B:

Chris & Cosey – October (Love Song) ’86 version
Severed Heads – We Have Come to Bless This House (Remix Two)
Sentimentale Jugend – Hiroshima
Look Back In Anger – Silent Partner
Vex – Sanctuary
Skinny Puppy – Incision
SPK – Walking on Dead Steps
Death in June – Giddy Giddy Carousel

Download the zip file containing the mixtape, extract, upload to iTunes, sort by track number and enjoy!

ETA 2014: Zip file removed. Stream via Soundcloud below:

You can download more mixes here.

If you like this mix you should check out the Ohne Titel mix (I get a lot of praise on this mix & it’s my fave).

Many things have happened since I last updated the blog. There is now a Farced youTube channel, I’ve been DJing quite a bit and even scanned in some of the film that’s been sitting around for over two years. Last weekend I fell (off a bike), hit my head, had a concussion and suffered from “Post-Concussion Syndrome.” Seven days of a debilitating pounding headache, nausea and dizziness that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Being a prisoner of my home for those days, I got a lot of quiet time activities done (when my new neighbor wasn’t loudly playing Lady Gag on her acoustic guitar). Namely finally scanning a bunch of negatives, new and old and working on mixtapes.

The first tape I made is for Luke, many, many years overdue. Good thing he’s in LA now, so I didn’t have to wait over a week for it to arrive in Australia to finally post it. The cover is a found photo I posted here in 2008 which couldn’t be more fitting for a film reviewer.

Naturally the tape is Maxell, not a coveted vintage one like in the link or the one Luke sent me a few months back (he made a big stink about that!) The first side is more upbeat and spastic whereas side B steadily becomes more placid.

28 songs, 1:33 total time; 192 kbps
June 8, 2010, Minimal Syb Tapes #001

Side A:
Janitors Animated – Drunkula
Vienna – Say You Love Me (Tu As Juré)
Angela – Painted Love
Vital Signs – Miracle
Anti- Matter – Infatuation
Black Fantasy – Evil Places
Alexander Robotnick – Problèmes D’Amour
Martin Dupont – Sticks In My Brain
Land of Giants – Cannibal Dolls
Edith Nylon – Avorton
Einstuerzende Neubauten & Die Sentimentale Jugend – Wollt ihr die totale Befriedigung (“I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” cover
Faded Image – Strumentale
*Death in June – Death of the West (added to fill space)

Side B:
Poison Girls – Underbitch
Lost Cherrees – Why does it have to be a dream?
Near Paris – Believe Me
Move – Lei
Bal Paré – Palais D´Amour
W.A.T. – Famous
Distant Drums – Halloween
ZeitGeist – Chor Der Besinnungslosen
Flowers By Throe – Give Us
Effi Briest – Long Shadow
Chameleons – P.S. Goodbye
Vox Populi! – Trois Gouttes De Sang
*Marine Girls – Love to Know (added to fill space)

Download the zip file containing folders for each side below, extract, upload to iTunes, sort by track number and enjoy!

ETA 2014: Zip file removed. Stream via Soundcloud below:

You can download more mixes here.

“Black and White” by The dB’s is the ultimate kiss-off song in my book, just as “Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow” is possibly the ultimate “Fuck You” song. Can you tell what kind of mood I am in tonight? I don’t know much about The dB’s but I do know that this song is awesome and included in my Contempt mix from 2007. I just finally added the song which is short, sweet and to the point on to my iTunes, such goodness I kinda forgot about.

Sometimes when people don’t listen you just need to give them some aural substitutions and leave it at that.

This all makes me think of sorry-mom.com which left my best friend saying “sorry-mom makes me want to spend all my money on sex toys and call it a day.” No kidding.

First I get a drink created for me by Jeremy, now I have jewelry created for me, sorta! As I mentioned in December, my good friend Tamara started making gorgeous jewelry from vintage pieces while naming the line after our late friend. With that The Clasp of Isis was born and I am hooked! I was so excited when she started making earrings last month that she sent me the “Forrest Queen” earrings. I asked her to custom make me a bracelet to match an awesome necklace I bought from her. She then showed me her latest creation (above), and asked for help in naming it. Upon seeing it, I fell in love and jokingly suggested she name it Sybil. Ha! It will be arriving in my mail box today along with the custom bracelet, necklace, and silver version of the the Forrest Queen earrings. I could not be any more excited, especially to see the gold stamp! Thankfully the bracelet is not named “The Angry Haitian” like my drink. :(

There is an awesome interview with Tamara on Best Thing Today. Tamara is going to blow up, I can feel it. She is getting a lot of awesome feedback, is really accommodating with the pieces and even got featured on the front page of Etsy last week. I haven’t been taken by something like this, possibly ever. I am going to make pretend I have super powers once I put on the Sybil bracelet. Her goods can be found on Etsy and are totally affordable.

My favorite Cocteau Twins song from their album Treasure is included with this post. I always think there is a song entitled “Isis,” from the essay in Les Filles du Feu, which supposedly inspired the song titles on the album. I think this album correlates with the ethereality of The Clasp of Isis.

My friend Tamara has started an Etsy shop, named in tribute to our late friend Isis. It features timeless and elegant one of a kind jewelry reconstructed from vintage pieces. The prices are very affordable considering they are a labor of love. It’s so good to see friends’ creative outlets culminating into bigger things. Speaking for this, I can only hope it ends up being a line and a permanent thing. She has things in the works, which makes me excited! I think the pieces are beautiful and speak in true nature of the essence of our friend we knew. and lost.

The Clasp of Isis

Santa baby, won’t you leave this for me?

My favorites (click photos for links):

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