Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Work on One Thing at a Time Until Finished..."

TLASILA - Nigger Kojak & Liza vs. Merrilee Rush

"I was leading multiple lives. Thus, whatever it is that I chose to regard as my story is lost, drowned, indissolubly fused with the lives, the drama, the stories of others."


(Two tracks, 8.13 MB, ripped @ 320; the seventh in our 15-part Technique or Faith series...)



"Like the spider, I return again and again to the task..."


Sickness Abounds Blog: TLASILA Links...

The good folks at Sickness Abounds recently uploaded a pair of Shave releases.

They're both still in print, but how can one grouse?

To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Wigmaker In Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg / Les Tricoteuses

An outstanding, perilously eclectic blog (albeit a little too heavy on the industrial-goth tip). Explore at your leisure...

A Detour of Devotion...

TLASILA - Twinkle vs. The Advisory Circle

(It's hard to free oneself from snapped strings.)


(Four tracks, 13.8 MB, ripped @ 320.)



Only a few insertions to be made,


Abeyances Cum, Morrows(s) Limn...

Burning DVDs for the Cool Palm; a groaning grab-bag of sulfurous polemic and dizzying trash... I've fallen in love again with Russ Meyer's Common-Law Cabin, a rapturous ode to lust, greed, sloth, misogyny, the hapless, and the fetid.

Six screengrabs:

(Above, Jack Moran and the ever-corrosive Babette Bardot.)

(The title sequence, before the fade.)

(Afterwards. A majestic prop...)

(Ken Swofford recognizes oncoming doom.)

(Just before impact...)

(Not at all convincing, but with Meyer behind the Moviola, few in the audience noticed.)

Requiescat in pace: Cecil Taylor

I saw Cecil Taylor perform only once, at the Baird Auditorium of the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, on November 30, 1984. It ...