He was a Templar, and he taught remote viewing. There was a review in the Wire, when the record first came out, back in the day, and they said me and Adrian, it was a perfect alchemical marriage, or something. And one day in the office, Monsignor Bruce Kent, who was in charge of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament at the time, we were organizing what turned out to be the biggest postwar demonstration against nuclear weapons, and the center of London was brought to a standstill by , people.
People came from far and wide, from Scotland, from everywhere. My brother and loads of my weird artist mates did this huge kind of amazing mural of this baby coming out of this atom bomb. And people remember those events for years to come. For the first time since , the trio behind Dr. Octagonecologyst the classic and influential Kool Keith solo album have joined forces again. Watch it, after the jump…. Chuck D of Public Enemy. Music and art and culture is escapism, and escapism sometimes is healthy for people to get away from reality.
The problem is when they stay there. While he was honing his hip-hop skills, he designed party fliers for another associate of PE, sound innovator Hank Shocklee The Bomb Squad. Fairly recently, Chuck revisited his love of art while on tour, and the results became a part of his very first solo exhibition Behind the Seen , currently on display at 30 South in Pasadena, California through April 8th.
A portrait of Hank Shocklee by Chuck D. More after the jump…. Recall that in Illuminatus! Before they were known as the KLF, Drummond and Jimmy Cauty called themselves the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, appropriating the name for the eschaton-immanentizing hip-hop outfit they started in It was something of a success the Guardian reviewed it three times, each reviewer being wildly enthusiastic and Campbell and his partner, actor Chris Langham, were invited to present it as the first production of the new Cottesloe extension of the National Theatre, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
This seemed to me the greatest Discordian joke ever, since Illuminatus , as I may not have mentioned before, is the most overtly anarchistic novel of this century.
Shea and I quite seriously defined our purpose, when writing it, as trying to do to the State what Voltaire did to the Church—to reduce it to an object of contempt among all educated people. The thought of having this totally subversive ritual staged under the patronage of H.
The National Theatre flew Shea and me over to London for the premiere and I fell in love with the whole cast, especially Prunella Gee, who emphatically has my vote for Sexiest Actress since Marilyn Monroe. Some of us did a lot of drinking and hash-smoking together, and the cast told me a lot of synchronicities connected with the production.
I keep tripping over each chapter, reading and rereading like a laser scrabbling for purchase on a failing disk. The "Jerusalem" prompt is very apt. The Lambeth Walk. Nathan, I haven't visited your neck of the woods in awhile, and I have to say that you have really been bringing the goods lately. Best to you, and thanks for being such a dedicated visitor and poster on Eclectic Grooves. I saw Mark Stewart's gig in Liverpool last night.
In fact at one point he became a mentor to Tricky , giving him crash space, forcing him on-stage and recording his first post- Massive Attack tracks. Tricky remembers the sessions with some bemusement:. He brought all these people with him; he just goes around clubs and picks up people on the way We took it all off, but there's still a lot of his spirit on the record. It was a classic example of a warped pop song that did all the right things, but was just a little bit too edgy for the mainstream.
Skip McDonald 's guitar work was to the fore on the album, especially on the tracks "Collision" and "Mammon" , making this the most "rock" of Stewart's albums. That said, the rock in question is always more akin to granite rather than Guns 'N' Roses! With Simon Mundey now recruited for programming duties, the Maffia no longer credited as such occupied more of the background, giving the album a more techno feel. The lead track "Dream Kitchen" is almost poppy, but the "You love objects Elsewhere the influence of UK soundsystems remains, with dubbed out vocals and synthesised horns.
In fact "Scorpio" with its siren effects and steppers rhythm could be a serious dub track, were it not for the tortured vocals. Well, i did get my ticket and yes, there were maybe 10, 20 white folks in a crowd of at least Ahoy, Rotterdam and I had a great time : Back then, wearing a Public Enemy T-shirt was a bit like wearing an Osama Bin laden T-shirt now But I got out of that whole scene, some 8 years ago or so, I just can't stand the stuff that comes out nowadays but every now and then I'll be in a mood and I'll be playing all that good end of the 80's beginning of the 90's hip hop again Doesn't happen often though No HipHop?
There is nothing an early Schoolly D track would noz cure. So why you going to festivals? I do get bored by concerts. Had one 2 weeks ago in a small club with some techno woman from NY. After the show we got into an appartement where she went to sleep..
Maybe because she got an review on pitchfork, and all others didn't :. I still have lots of HipHop CDs from that days Throughout , the band worked on new material with producer Dennis Bovell ,  and in October Honeymoon on Mars was released.
The Pop Group have been called pioneers of the lates post-punk movement. The group was inspired by diverse musical sources as diverse as Ornette Coleman , King Tubby , Debussy , Funkadelic , Jacques Brel , and Steve Reich in addition to non-musical sources such as French romanticism , Antonin Artaud , Beat poetry , the Situationists ,     and existential philosophy.
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Perhaps this is a deliberate attempt to come in from the cold after so many years in the wilderness, but it may just as well be that the technology now allows easier access to extreme sounds and textures. No comments:. Post a comment. Blake lately. The discussions were really boring and continued after the show: Vegetarians with leather shoes wanted to convince me to change to vegetariasm, lol. You have to do provocations. Massive Attack - Protection. I couldn't stand Captain Beefheart.
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