31 jul 2010, 21:56 av speculativism
30 jul 2010, 16:13 av GuittardThe “Rise” album is a set of songs, that I hope, capture the times in which we live across the world.
At the heart of it all is the message to stay true and be happy amongst the chaos in the world that is often pushed at us through the propaganda lense of the media.
The songs were done in a rough do-it-yourself lo-fi psychedelic folk-freak way because this is what I do. Some of the songs were rather improvised especially with the lyric.
The album was recorded on my 8-Track Tascam machine in Portland, Oregon, Dallas, Texas, and Sofia, Bulgaria.
Jim Guittard: Lead and background vocals, electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic 12-string guitar, bass, shakers, percussion, drums, keyboard, and effects.
My wife helped out on the vocal for Roller Coaster Ride.
Here's the link to listen and download:
Here's the video for the track Freakout that is on the album.
Please feel free to comment, download, review, or simply listen.
All the Best,
Sofia, Bulgaria 2010
30 jul 2010, 15:51 av nCogNeato
26 jul 2010, 23:04 av IzzystoneThis is a list of reasons why "hardcore kids" suck. This is fully written based on my own personal experiences, both local, on meetings with larger groups and on internet forums.
Everyone who listens to metal experiences these little faggots (yes, I'm not fully heterosexual, so I have the right to use this word). These annoying, bitter, arrogant little walking wordbombs called "hardcore kids".
I love music, and I try not to generalize it. I love many kinds, but my main attraction is energy, therefore, around 70 % of my musical taste contains of metal music, hard rock and rock music. Because of this, I get attacked verbally by these little gnomes very often. This is a list of reasons why they are really musically and personally degenerated. Not all are like this, of course, but I've met/experienced a lot of these guys, and I'm speaking based on 95 % of them.
1. They are generic.
- Therefore they blame YOU for being it. Because they are afraid of their own true personality, and they try to believe they are unique, but really are they all just a big flock of sheep. Nothing wrong with that, it's human nature, but hardcore kids are denying it, and that makes them even more generic. And if you listen to metal music then you're the one they blaming for being it. They don't care if you listen to other music genres, but if you have some metal bands in your charts they assume you're just another generic metalhead. Time to come out of the closet, savvy?
2. They are prejudists.
- If you listen to metal, then you're an elitist. That's what they think. "A hardrocker is a hardrocker and noone of them can actually be people with diverse musical taste". Jesus christ, I say. I personally don't like elitists, but I can with my hand on my chest say that I prefer the most ignorant elitist rather than a narrow-minded prejudist hardcore kid. Now that's in the open and no longer bothering me.
3. They are arrogant.
- Perhaps something in the childhood messed them up? Maybe not, but the fact is that most of them are very arrogant, and uses ruling-techniques all the time, thinking they are the most superior creations in mother earths nature. They think their opinions are superior, and if they argue with a person who likes metal, then he is a stupid little cunt, because they are more "civiliced and emotional".
4. They have no respect for opinions.
- If you disagree with one, you're always the one being wrong. Because they are very convinced that they are right. All the time. And if you don't like their music, then you're the narrow minded one and you're the meathead. And of course, if you don't like their music, you don't respect them as people and you're just another generic metalhead (again). Why don't open your eyes and see that not all people think that Bring me the Horizon is a good band. Because it's really not. My opinion.
5. They always turn to personal attacks.
- When they have failed an argument, and also failed to realize it, they start using personal attacks, and here they use their well-evolved arrogance to formulate them. Suddenly they know everything about you and your life and your taste and they desperatly tries to convince you and themselves that they are right about it, and uses the well known prejudism as a weapon. And that's my final reason.
So why are they like this? They accusate everyone who likes metal for being stereotypes, when they are the real stereotypes. They accusate every metalfan, even if the metalfan also likes tons of other music, for being generic, when they are even more generic and insecure. They blame metal fans for being narrow-minded when they are the ones failing to see other opinions and to respect these.
Is this psychological? Why are the majority of them such narrow-minded prejudict, arrogant assholes with no respect for others opinions and tastes? Is it like a zombie-virus ? Maybe we'll never know, but some of us will have a good recogniseable laugh when reading this!
So, now that the truth is out in the open, feel free to troll as much as you like ;)
26 jul 2010, 22:20 av SndChaserNow Available! CerebralMix 9: JBM I
After two weeks of some seriously challenging compositions I decided I just wanted to play a bunch of electronica tunes this week with no theme or specific subject. There may be a few pieces that will tickle your funny bone, and a couple of slight twists here and there from artists who make it seem all too easy.
But otherwise, this is Just a Bunch of Music on this episode of the CerebralMix.
Available Here: CerebralMix 9: JBM I | Subscribe Here: CerebralMix Feed
26 jul 2010, 00:30 av Izzystone1.What's the first song you heard by 15? (Dio)
- Must have been Rock & Roll Children, which still is my favourite song by mr. Ronnie James.
2. How did you get into 20? (Opeth)
- In High School, a friend recommended them. I thought they were boring at first, but later I discovered how fantastic they really are!
3. Who is your favourite member in 1? (Judas Priest)
- Well, Priest is my life, and I don't like to rate members above the other in the band. But Rob Halford is my living, walking God, so I'll have to go with him!
4. What’s your favourite lyric bit by 29? (Rhapsody of Fire)
- Must be Christopher Lee's part in the Magic of the Wizards Dream!
5. Have you ever seen 22 live? (Manowar)
- Unfortunately, no. But that would have been a hell of an experience!
6. What's your favourite album from 10? (Kamelot)
- Gotta say Epica or The Black Halo. Can't decide!
7. Do you own any merchandise from 3? (Dream Theater)
- Yes, Three T-shirts, a scarf and ofc their discography in cd's!
8. What is a good memory you have of 7? (Dire Straits)
- Dire Straits was the first band I ever listened to, so the best memory is that I was 4 years old and they got me into rock music.
9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2? (Symphony X)
- I bet Michael Romeo still feels like a 22-year old when he's swinging on his solos! But no.
10. When did you first get into 8? (adrenaline kings)
- Last year. My girlfriend introduced me to them! That was a real pleasure!
11. Who likes 4 along with you? (Rush)
- Hopefully every other Rush-fan out there! ;)
12. Which song did you first hear from 16? (Ensiferum)
- I think it was Battle Song or Into Battle. Both of them great tracks btw!
13. What made you fall in love with 5? (Iron Maiden)
- The summer of 99 I heard Holy Smoke for the first time. And later I bought the album No Prayer for the Dying. That's when my relationship with Maiden started!
14. Which song do you not like by 18? (Circus Maximus)
- I love all Circus Maximus' songs. They are masterpieces, each and every track!
15. Why do you like 14's songs? (Gamma Ray)
- Because of the raw energy and of course the wild vocals of Kai Hansen!
16. Where did you first hear 6? (Scorpions)
- At a hardrock/heavy metal collection-album when I was like.. 8 or 9? Can't remember, but the first track I heard was No One like You!
17. How long was 19 a band before you liked them? (Halford)
- They started up in 2000 and I became a fan in 06, so that makes it 6 years!
18. Does 13 have a song that gives you a bad memory? (Seventh Wonder)
- Nah. Seventh Wonder is always a pleasure!
19. When did you get into 17? (Pagan's Mind)
- In 2005 I think. I heard the song "Through Osiris Eyes" and I got spellbound!
20. How long have you been into 9? (Sonata Arctica)
- For quite long. Since 2002. Makes it 8 years or something!
21. If 11 had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them? (Blind Guardian)
- Of course! But I would have taken the bus!
22. How many CDs do you own of 12? (Helloween)
- The number is 7. Walls of Jericho, Keeper I, II and III, The Dark Ride, Master of the Rings and Rabbit don't come easy.
23. Does 21 have a song that makes you cry? (Motörhead)
- No man cries when he hear Motörhead. This is MAN-music!
25. Does 23 have a song that makes you smile? (Edguy)
- Lavatory Love Machine makes me rofl all the time!
26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28? (Amorphis)
- Sampo from Skyforger. Amazing song!
27. Is there a song by 32 that you've listened to more than 30 times? (Vanishing Point)
- Yeah, the track is Surrender. I really really love that song!
28. Any song by 50 that you've only listened to once? (Saxon)
-Quite a handful. But only from some 90's records.
29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24? (Pantera)
- Walk. Only song by them I actually dislike!
30. What song got you into 40? (Adagio)
- Sanctus Ignis! Amazing song from an amazing record!
31. What is your favourite single by 25? (Sabaton)
- Coat of Arms. A real masterpiece!
32. If 49 hated you, what would you do? (Accept)
33. What would you say if 42 or one of the members from 42 asked you out? (HammerFall)
- Only Oscar Dronjak. He looks more manly than the other members!
34. Would you care if 41 had a boyfriend/girlfriend? (Megadeth)
- Nah. I would expect Dave Mustaine to be married.
35. Who has the best voice in 46? (Wintersun)
- Jari ofc! He's the one doing the vocals!
36. Do you think 26 is/are good looking? (Black Sabbath)
- Hell no! They are ugly as fuck! But that's a good thing!
37. How many times have you listened to your favourite song by 36? (a-ha)
- Probably a 100 times. The song is called Stay on these Roads!
38. How many CDs do you own of 30? (Tankard)
- No cd's, but I have 4 LP's
39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad? (Bruce Dickinson)
- Chemical Wedding makes me kinda wet in pants!
40. Which member from 31 do you want to see go solo? (Alice Cooper)
- Haha, Alice Cooper is already a solo-band :D
41. What does your favourite song from 48 remind you of? (Black Label Society)
- The death of Darrell Lance Abbott. Yeah, it's In this River.
42. Did you hate 43 at first? (Mark Knopfler)
- No way. Mark Knopfler is a genius and I loved him from the start!
43. Does your best friend also listen to 33? (Europe)
- Yeah, it's actually his favourite band!
44. Do you think your parents would like 37? (Primal Fear)
- Perhaps my mother. My dad don't like pitched vocals. He's more into tech.
45. Does 47 have a song that makes you want to dance? (Communic)
- Oh yeah! Every song makes me wanna headbang!
46. Have you ever seen 34 in person? (Queensrÿche)
- Nah, but I had the chance this summer. Damn work!
47. Do you like 44's name? (Jorn)
- Yeah. I also love the music!
48. Is there someone in 45 that you want to go out with? (Freedom Call)
- Chris Bay is kinda hot. But not hot enough!
49. Do you know anyone that hates 39? (Allen-Lande)
- Nope, and if such people exist, they deserve death!
50. Have you ever danced to a song from 35? (TNT)
- How can you NOT dance to 10000 lovers?
# 24 was missing. Lol!
23 jul 2010, 11:30 av killmommyKill Mommy Records presents:
Jim Guittard - California Daze (KIL019)
TRACKLIST: Beach/BJM-Like Song/Confusion, Lies, Guns & Drugs/Can't Be Down That Very Long/3 Of Clubs/Swing Tune/Jazz Tune/Beach (Acoustic)/Woke Up This Morning/Jazz Tune With Drum Machine
Our family is growing up so fast, people! Here is our new friend Jim Guittard, directly from California, and this is his debut record on the label. Originally recorded and released in 2002, "California Daze" is now available on our catalogue, featuring two previously unreleased bonus tracks for your ravenous, lo-fi addicted ears. While waiting for some new stuff, this is definitely the first step to know Jim's music, being it the artist's favourite one! The different styles and sounds make this record a complete review of all the songwriter's influences: from folk to psychaedelia, from traditional rock to swing and jazz, and so on, in a kaleidoscope of good homemade music and independent attitude! Don't you miss it, folks... press play, enjoy the music and say welcome to mr. Jim Guittard!
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20 jul 2010, 16:34 av IanAR16 July 2010: Son of Antichrist w/ DJs Stix, Luna X & Cavey Nik @ Hobgoblin (London)
On Friday night, I had the pleasure of seeing Deejay Stix (of Electric Dreams) DJ, at the latest Club AntiChrist event. Here's what he played - with added YouTubes (where I found a good one).
- Scraping Foetus off the Wheel's Anything (Viva!) Anything (Viva!)
- Leæther Strip's Baby Doll
- Killing Joke's Exorcism (live in King's Chamber Cairo August 1995 mix) (edit) Exorcism
- Front 242's Tragedy For You
- NITZER EBB's Fun to Be Had
- COVENANT's Dead Stars Dead Stars (version)
- Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus
- The Cure's A Forest
- FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM's Preacher Man
- The Sisters of Mercy's Dominion
- JOY DIVISION's She's Lost Control
- Siouxsie and the Banshees's Arabian Knights
- BAUHAUS's Dark Entries
- IGGY POP's Night Clubbing Night Clubbing (live concert 1977)
- Public Image Ltd.'s Public Image
- THE DAMNED's Love Song
- DEAD KENNEDYS's Holiday in Cambodia
- GARY NUMAN's Down in the Park Down In The Park (20th Century Version)
- VISAGE's Fade to Grey
- DEPECHE MODE's Enjoy the Silence
- FRONT 242's Headhunter
- Nine Inch Nails's Terrible Lie Terrible Lie (Live)
- Rammstein's Das Model
- Marilyn Manson's Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams(are made of this)
- ORGY's Blue Monday
- MINISTRY's N.W.O.
- The Sisters of Mercy's This Corrosion
- THE CURE's Fascination Street
- Killing Joke's Love Like Blood
- NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS's Red Right Hand
- SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES's Monitor
- Echo & The Bunnymen's The Killing Moon
- Rosetta Stone's Adrenaline
- NINE INCH NAILS's Wish
- AND ONE's Deutschmaschine
- THE CREATURES's 2nd Floor
- Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft's Der Mussolini
- P.A.L.'s Gelöbnis
20 jul 2010, 03:15 av SndChaserNow Available! CerebralMix 8: Beyond & Before The Herd
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Last week we focused on the Herd of the Ether Space: the sheer volume of output over approximately 10 years (primarily from the mid-1980′s to mid-1990′s, with a final recording in 2001) made them worthy of
singular focus for an episode.
As suggested by the list of ensembles in the previous show, there has been quite a bit more outside of the Herd. -ING was likely the first ensemble produced by Taped Rugs back in 1980, however after about 1984
-ING gave way to the Herd.
Since the Herd, ensembles like Disism and Turkey Makes Me Sleepy, as well as various solo and ensemble works by Charles Goff III have filled the roster of Taped Rugs Productions.
One of the more interesting series of recordings came about when Goff decided to “tour” the southern United States in 2006 visiting various home taping artists he had known throughout the years. And, another solo work of Goff’s is one of the most revealing releases produced by Taped Rugs.
This episode presents an array of the various projects Taped Rugs Productions has produced. Even if it cannot represent the complete range of ideas that have come about over the years, it hopefully represents a range of styles, textures and ideas that form a thumbnail sketch of the diversity and eclecticism of this unique underground label.
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16 jul 2010, 13:02 av IanAR14 July 2010: Gil Scott-Heron & Mayer Hawthorne @ Somerset House (London)
I understand, from CaroleHarvey who saw Gil Scott-Heron & Mayer Hawthorne this week, that some of the songs played were as follows (w/ KantaJo1 (YouTube)'s videos interspersed):
Any updates in the set-list, Mayer Hawthorne's set or YouTubes available - most welcome! (Pls, comment.)