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Five years ago today, I made my first Farced blog post after installing wordpress onto srsly.tv. Thinking of things in five year increments is in part a bummer, perhaps due to the fact that it flies so fast! Leading to the inevitable thought of “what have I done in the past FIVE years?!” But this isn’t about me, it’s about this dear little blog that I have held on to for a lustrum. In celebration of this event, I planned to post the mixtape I sent Brent for his birthday on Monday. Despite it being only three days, I was really hoping for him to receive it today so I could officially post the mix to the blog. So dear readers you will have to wait for the official post, however I am including the soundcloud upload of it. So far I’ve gotten a lot of praise for this mix which is a relief because I was not happy with the initial live-mixed recording of this mp3. After five days of listening to it non stop, that has passed. And who cares, really? It is after all, a mixtape live-mixed for one person in mind. Tracklist (as repeatedly requested this week) and full posting to come upon receipt of the mixtape.

Melting Close Mixtape by Sybil Jason

Also in quinquennial commemoration of Farced, I plan to live-mix every single Farced mix I have posted into mp3s, as I have promised for years now. The first being the ever popular Ohne Titel mix. It’ll be quite the project but I feel that this is the next phase of things.

In typical Farced fashion, I have included the track “Five Years Life” by Aus Decline as featured on the tirelessly fantastic 1983 Italian minimal compilation First Relation.

Happy Birthday Farced!

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photo copyright Sybil Jason, 2007

p.s. I made a tumblr scrapbook of various 35mm photos I’ve taken in the past five years. more posts to come to that as soon as I have time to scan the dillion rolls I have.

Once again I’ve gone months without updating this dear blog, meanwhile the feed subscription count has gone through the roof! Hello new readers and old! I’m updating today to post about my DJing tonight with Turntable Artist Maria Chavez at The Bedford, starting at 10PM! Come by after all of your Fashion’s Night Out events to dance to some good tunes! There will be drink specials and best of all this event is free!

Details and facebook event here.

More music posts and details about future DJ gigs to come!

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!

This Sunday, March 27th I will be filling in for Veronica Vasicka on the Minimal Wave show on East Village Radio with guests Streetwalker (Elon Katz and Beau Wanzer) in town from Chicago. I am also filling in for the following two Sundays: April 3rd and April 10th, so please tune in at 6PM for the Farced takeover(s).

I never made a post with the full playlist for the Minimal Wave show I covered alone at East Village Radio during that crazy blizzard on December 26, 2010. I was running late due to all the trains running snow so you gotta skip through past Severed Heads after the guy announces that I am running late. The computer for updating the playlist froze about an hour into it so I luckily jotted down the rest.

ETA 10/14/15: Soundcloud & Mixcloud streams of show below: 

Nuit Des Stars – Plan Actuel
Factual – For The Song
Bazooka – Alive
Moderne – Dilemma
Ultimatum – Countdown
Near Paris – Believe Me
Vienna – Rendez-Vous sur La Mer Noire (7″ version, I have to rip the 12″ instrumental of this)
Further Reductions – Not Unknown
Die Dominas – Die Wespendomina
Neud Photo – Semiotics
EUC – Shattered Glass
Trisomie 21 – Moving By You
Light Asylum – Skull Fuct
Automelodi – Schéma Corporel
Fad Gadget – Love Parasite
Mito – Droid
JYL – Computer Generation
Carol – So Low
Deutscher Kaiser – Danse

undocumented tracks below:

1. Futurologischer Congress – Rena
Die Partei – Föhn In Den Bergen
Ti-Tho – Die Liebe ist ein Abenteuer
Vox Populi! – Avaze Djodayi
Michelle Vernon – Y’a Pas De Mystère Dans L’air
Paul Nova – Famous Boys
Aaah…! – Slip Away
Corps Diplomatique – Les Métamorphoses
Jo Lemaire & Flouze – Je Suis Venir Te Dire Que Je M’En Vais
Chris & Cosey – October (Love Song) ’86 version

I’ve included the elusive & mysterious Paul Nova’s “Famous Boys” from his solo career (he was one half of the duo Bizarre Unit). The video below for his song “You Could Be Good” was uploaded to the Farced youTube channel, several months ago. Both songs are from his 1984 LP Trees Without Leaves. The whole Paul Nova discography is superb and usually fetches some pretty foreign currencies on eBay & discogs. Also included with this post (for those of you reading via feed) Michelle Vernon‘s track from 1990 which reminds me of music of that time from my childhood in Haiti…

Last but not least, I’m including my boys EUC‘s track “Shattered Glass” from their Prey EP which just got released on cassette by Permanent Records in Chicago. You can buy it here. I’ve been meaning to make a post for EUC but have been so busy… hopefully a full post and some announcements soon. Photo below is how 1st Avenue looked at 8pm once the show was over, I ended up stranded in Manhattan.

You can download tracks from the first Minimal Wave show I did with Jacob Gorchov on November 14, 2010 here. Tune in Sunday or come visit!

P.S. Installed Facebook, Twitter & Google Buzz share buttons to spread the word. Farced.net and farced.org direct to here now. Happy Friday and thanks so much for reading and subscribing.

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!

Hey Farced readers, I’m spinning some records tomorrow, Wednesday, February 16th at Wierd with Sean Ragon of Cult of Youth and Frankie Teardrop for the US Debut of Mueran Humanos. I am very, very excited and honored to DJ this show, which also happens to be the record release show for their self titled LP released on Blind Prophet Records.

From the Blind Prophet release page:

Tomas and Carmen of Mueran Humanos embody the classic counterculture tradition of an “us against the world” couple driven to greatness through their love of each other and their passion for art. Think of them as a post-industrial Lux and Ivy, a garage rock Chris and Cosey, or even a psychedelic Johnny Cash and June Carter.  Mueran Humanos also perfectly embody a sonic balance between their native Buenos Ares and the city of Berlin where they now reside. The record is dripping with Argentinian swagger and sexiness but also manages to capture the futuristic spirit of Berlin’s krautrock, industrial, and electro heritage.  Ultimately what Mueran Humanos have done is create a record for everyone to enjoy. It touches upon moments of psychedelia, EBM, garage rock, industrial, kraut rock, post punk, post industrial, and minimal synth and it ties them all together in a well executed and well recorded package with strong male and female vocals sung purely in Spanish. The end result is a truly spectacular journey from the dimly lit streets of Buenos Ares to the crowded and sweaty nightclubs of Berlin. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the most celebrated albums of 2011.

If you’re not in New York, you can check them out on the rest of their US Tour. I’ll update this post later with an MP3 of “Cosmeticos para Cristo

Thursday, I get to DJ with my favorite lady DJ and friend, Katie Rose of Further Reductions for our monthly Pleasure Discipline night at Daddy’s. Last month was a blast and I have a feeling that this month will surpass that. We don’t generally stick to any genre so you can expect to hear great music of all sorts! Be sure to ask the lovely and hilarious Don Stahl for the Pleasure Discipline cocktail, haw haw. If you are in New York City, come out to one of these, guaranteed good times!

Yes, my DJ name is Minimal Syb now. What started off as a joke one day last summer at Heaven Street Records/Fox and Fawn has begun to stick. Everyone seems to love it and yes, I laugh at myself every time I read/say it. Life is about not taking yourself seriously, folks!

Thought I’d make this short post to alert my readers that I’m spinning records tonight at Wierd at Home Sweet Home in Manhattan. I suck at updating my blog, especially when it comes to DJ gigs and even the last two East Village Radio shows I did (post to come for that soon).

I will be DJing with the lovely Frankie Teardrop & Jeralyn for the live debut of Anthem from Frank (Just Frank) at midnight. Come dance all that snow off your feet, it’s gonna be a fun night.

Veryrarealyn, Minimal Syb, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday January 12th, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by Anthem of Frank(just Frank) at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey
Info: (212) 226-5708