Archive for March, 2011

Say You Love Me

March 30, 2011

Choir!Choir!Choir! sang at a benefit for Japan at the Great Hall last night. All proceeds from the benefit were donated to the Red Cross.

It’s Time To Play

March 28, 2011

I rewatched Hellraiser II last night. It’s great, but I don’t like any of the subsequent movies in the Hellraiser series. Too corny.

“Your suffering will be legendary, even in Hell!”

Hells Bells: the Dangers Of Rock and Roll is still one of my all-time favorite movies. It contains 5 hours of such a unique twisted evil elaborately-half-retarded vision of rock and roll, that it could only be conjured up by a follower of Jesus Christ. It’s an aesthetic vision I have devoted my life and soul to.

I sent Richard Kern a copy because he told me he was religious in his teenage years. I know he’s a Plasmatics fan and they’re featured within the first 10 minutes of episode 1, and a 7 second clip of his video for Sonic Youth – Death Valley 69 is featured in episode 3! I should mail one to Hollywood movie director Joe Dante. I think he’d be into it, assuming he’s already viewed, and understands TV Carnage – A Sore For Sighted Eyes.

I added Eric Holmberg as a friend on facebook last week! I would love to interview him regarding his current thoughts about “rock music”, the original Hells Bells movie, the mid-90’s sequel, and what upcoming projects he has planned.

Angela, Antonella and I are doing another emo night at P&L on April 14th!!

Music For 18 Musicians

March 26, 2011

I am going to pull together a performance of Music For 18 Musicians in my backyard before the end of 2011, hopefully early fall. It’s not going to be part of any larger event. I want to play one of the piano/keyboard parts. I’ve listened to the album 50 times since October. It’s much prettier, and easier to listen and relax to than “In C”.

Here’s the video from the Halloween weekend performance of “In C”.

McCready Family, 2011.

Answer Me!

March 25, 2011

I password protected last weeks rant. Kate and I have been in a “friend-fight” for a couple of months now. A couple of weeks ago she’d taunted me with the challenge (regarding use of the name “Feral Cell” without me) that I couldn’t “tell everyone to fuck off”. Obviously, I had to prove that I could, since she was being such a bitch about it (she proposed that I be their photographer/sound guy/tour manager). Just because I’m capable and active in doing many things, we’re friends, and you’re an interesting but useless adult-toddler with delusions of “talent”, doesn’t mean I’m interested in being your personal ass-wiper. It’s about the story, but you’re never gonna “get it”. It appears to me that I’m insane, and nobody is ever going to “get it”. It’s all so clear to me but I can’t help but keep asking myself “Why am I doing this?”. In Kate’s defense, she’s not the only one who thinks this about me. It’s a common misconception among my “friends”, band-mates, and room-mates over the past few years. I’m taking it out on her because she’s tough enough to handle it (this is all TOTAL bullshit, right?), and I thought she’d like the attention from being a martyr.

Judging by Ian’s email response; “Oh my god. This is so crazy and I really don’t have time for this drama in my life.”, and Kate’s email response “Jesus Tim, You took it out of context, you took it so far out of the park I don’t even know what to say.” I think I beat her challenge! WOO-HOO!! Looking forward, I’m recording with my new lineup of Feral Cell next week.

I’m correct in understanding that the whole point and spirit of this band, and the music and songs we were playing, from the start was saying “FUCK YOU” and being crazy, and having fun, right? Don’t take it too personally. I take everything seriously, so I’m just taking the theme and running with it …just like you! YAYYYYYYY we’re all having fun telling each other to fuck off!!

After channeling all that anger, I’ve been re-reading Answer Me! this week to calm myself down.

I re-read this issue of Yahoo Magazine from April 1999. I picked it up when I worked at Staples, Store #30. Imagine; never buying a cd again?

I’ve also been working my way through the Touch and Go anthology.

I love this photo of my family from 1985.

Massive Change

March 21, 2011

Google Vanity Search

March 15, 2011

I made a couple of documentation discoveries this weekend from a google vanity search.

This pic is from the Colors Magazine 2009 fashion issue. The photo was taken by Frank Garcia, at 11am, the day of the first 159 Manning BBQ. I was rushing around, running errands to get everything ready for 2:00. The expression on my face means brain-dead/thinking-of-13.5-specific-things-simultaneously. When you see me making that expression; that’s what it means. 😦

I guess Jer made this video when we put out the first issue of Just The Tip, Sept 2009. I don’t remember seeing it before 2 days ago but I don’t think my memory works like it used to.