2020 Year Enders, BOSTON/NE BANDS

Alive In The Amnesiac Current

"If you aren't thinking about the intention behind what you're doing, then why are you doing it?"

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The idea of compiling a book of sayings is
incredibly interesting to me. I’m sure t-
housands exist in some form. It would be
easy enough to do. Compile from a few do-
zen of the one’s that already exist, sla-
p in a few pictures, and sell it on amaz-
on. Invent some scheme where you control
the market and in 10 years it’s worth se-
veral hundred dollars.

Books are almost as weird as records. Pe-
rsonally, the only records I’m buying th-
ese days are Goodyear compilations and t-
he 5 cent 45s from In Your Ear in Allsto-
n. The worn labels of such mystery recor-
ds are tantamount to their appeal. I coul-
dn’t care less if someone deems them wor-
thless. I will invent their value. This
is just a joke, but it isn’t. People
laughed at Don Bolles, too, but look at
him now.

This form of black magic actually distu-
rbs me. All magic is black. Even the li-
ght magic. I don’t like magic. Cults ca-
n only be evil. Society is a cult. A de-
ath cult. My greatest fear is a world c-
ourt. A solar court. A galactic court. A
man can never escape injustices in life.
Even God was murdered by these maniacs.
What does that tell you?

Not much. If we don’t learn from our pa-
st we are doomed to repeat it. Next to
the phrase is a glossy photograph of a
chihuahua. Totally unrelated, but let t-
he poor fools that buy the thing figure
it out. There are a lot of Ducksworth
Megabucks’ out there selling shoddy pr-
oducts out of dollar stores. You could
be one of them. Do you not think you c-
ould do a better job? Or do you not po-
ssess that same level of incentive and
organizational prowess? Personally, li-
ttle dogs disturb me more than black m-
agic. They are always barking at me, an-
d it’s always the little ones.

I talk to animals all the time. There i-
s a deer right next to me. It won’t let
me pet it, but it looks at me and then
goes back to eating grass. You might s-
ay we have an understanding. Me and li-
ttle dogs, though? I used to watch dog-
s. I’d study them – the same way I stu-
dy people – and speak with them. Dogs s-
peak with their senses. A lot of dogs t-
oday are actually schizophrenic. It is
very painful to see. Some are even hum-
ans inhabiting the bodies of dogs. Whe-
n you figure that out it is horrible.

Chihuahuas are an anomaly. Pomeranians
are almost worse. I have nightmare vi-
sions of a pack of wild Pomeranians a-
ttacking me late at night in the fore-
st when it’s snowing. They are so ann-
oying the idea of being shredded by 1-
0 of them is just that much worse bec-
ause I have to listen to them bark. T-
he prerequisite of being cute is detr-
imental to their spiritual developmen-
t. People that use cute voices when t-
hey talk to dogs can’t be trusted. No
exceptions. Give the creature one sh-
red of decency and nobility. More imp-
ortantly, cut down these arrogant bas-
tards so their poison doesn’t spread.

A book of sayings. You can tell a gre-
at deal about a culture based on word-
s and sayings that are commonly used.
One word I’ve heard completely infect
popular discourse is “unpack”. Exampl-
e: “Wow, what a complex question. Let
me try to unpack that…” Bullshit. I
don’t trust new sayings. I don’t trus-
t sayings to begin with. That is why I
want to compile them. Anyway, what is
the deal with Unpack. Like Tavistoc-
k inventing the word teenager. Lester the
Writer said the only reason rock ‘n’ r-
oll existed in the first place was sud-
denly there was a new demographic of u-
pwardly mobile “teenagers”. Pop cultur-
e is a hypnotic induction program. It
is utilized by the death cult and must
be destroyed.

Humanity worships death. And dead thi-
ngs. I guess my idea for compiling sa-
yings into a book is an expression of
this idea. Perhaps even a part of it.
I’ve always been inspired by an idea I re-
ad in an R.U. Sirius book; the idea t-
hat something is always better than the
result. You can only fail. “You can’t
win.” Another saying. See why sayings
are interesting. “If you can’t beat ‘-
em, join ’em”.” The book couldn’t be
laid out by topic. It has to be more
or less random. That is why the “If y-
ou don’t learn from the past…” pai-
red with the chihuahua will work. You
will put the book down feeling incre-
dibly… confused? Enlightened? Upse-
t you’ve been ripped off? Excited to
find your favorite saying placed pro-
minently on the page? It’s a winner.
What you might call a “sure thing”.

Sell it in airports. Have it be mult-
i-lingual. Holy shit; “The Rosetta S-
tone of Common Sayings.” You’ll have
sage-like foreigners cropping up eve-
rywhere with pseudo-helpful dime sto-
re logic. You can’t go anywhere wi-
thout it. Like your Moleskin noteboo-
k that enables you to construct your
identity. According to the pamphlet.
You may be saying, haven’t I read so-
mething like this before in Foucaul-
t’s Pendulum? “The Wonderful World o-
f Metals” (or whatever it’s called)
has nothing on “The Rosetta Stone of
Common Sayings”. Okay. I’m done wit-
h this idea.

The year ender. 2020.

Something happened this year. I can’t
remember what it was. I’m pretty sure
it’s still going on, but I just can’t
seem to find the word. You know how i-
t is. It’s something really bad. Like
really, really, bad. The sort of thin-
g you see in dystopian thrillers. Soc-
ial unrest and that sort of thing. Re-
ally, I have no idea. I thought I had
it there with the social unrest thing
but then it slipped right back into m-
y head. Fuck.

Anyway, chihuahuas are the worst. Oh, I
remember. Civil war. No. That’s not i-
t, at all. Ghosts are real? “When hell
freezes over”. I can’t escape all the-
se sayings. It seems impossible. Like
an alien intelligence consuming every-
thing around me. Or the Polish man. Y-
ou haven’t forgotten him have you? He
is important in this induction proces-
s. Remember, I’m trying to sell you o-
n this idea that you want/need a book
of compiled sayings. You really shoul-
d go to Amazon and buy one. I’d say y-
ou should go to a book store, but the-
y’ve all closed down in the past few
months. I have no idea why. But, who
cares. Amazon has a better selection
anyway. That’s why they will always w-
in. “It’s a dog eat dog world.”

What the fuck happened this year? It
is on the tip of the fingers, but I
just can’t put it down. For the lov-
e of Christ… I’m getting too old f-
or this shit. “Unpack”. I’ve seen th-
is word every day for years, but onl-
y recently when I wasn’t updating my
computer. Talking heads and public g-
uru types use it regularly. It’s str-
ange how the unpacking of archives o-
r compressed files/folders is someho-
w related to our political/social wo-
es. It has something to do with mask-
s. Or AIDS. GRID. Thick New York acc-
ents and the bad guy from the Mask w-
hen he finally puts said mask on. We-
ird necks. It has something to do wi-
th necks.

Sayings are usually pretty dark and c-
ynical. “Be careful what you wish fo-
r.” Or, “Nice guys finish last.” Sur-
e, there are plenty of positive, insp-
iring, sayings. Things like, “The nut
doesn’t fall far from the tree.” The
boon of this book would be the insert-
ion of new phrases. Few people speak
16 languages. Hell, that could be on-
e appeal of the compilation: One tra-
nslation is bunk for every saying. T-
he reader can try to figure that one
out. We could put it in the back. Th-
ink about it. Adds bulk. Like the ne-
ck. “More bang for your buck.” It wi-
ll be on Amazon. You’re paying for a
compilation, you want to see 500+ pa-
ges. Every page counts in the book.

Anyway, “more bang for your buck.” Th-
ere is no way that didn’t come from t-
he arms trade or – perhaps from the im-
agined ancestral saying – something re-
lated to the railroads. Or fireworks.
Fireworks. That was a part of it. It’s
like there is a massive fog occupying
a certain area of my mind. Making it c-
ompletely impossible to remember what
happened this year. All that remains a-
re the sayings. The feel good one’s es-
cape me at the moment, but I feel like
there is an endless well of the cynical
ones. The kind you would hear coming f-
rom a cigar chomping gangster-type. “Y-
eah, see…”

“That’s just how the cookie crumbles.”
All of the best, completely integrated,
phrases always seem negative. Always d-
escribing, justifying, misfortune. Lam-
enting misfortune. Maybe this is just a
reflection of our pitiful experiences a-
s human beings. We concoct these verbal
soothers to help us through hard times.
“I heard through the grape vine…” How
old do you think that one is? Perhaps i-
t’s the name of an old deity and we’ve
simply lifted the sounds wholesale and
built our languages around it. That i-
s just ridiculous. Who cares? I just gav-
e you the goods. Where did the phrase,
“I heard it through the grape vine…” co-
me from? Bacchus? Let’s be real. The a-
ncient Greeks weren’t influenced by th-
e ancient Greeks. Like Medusa. Snake-h-
eaded. Apep. The Egyptian snake, primor-
dial “monster”, dwelling in the abyss. R-
a, and/or his guardian Set, has to defeat i-
t every night. Greek mysteries. Rumors.
A voyeur spying in through the vines.
The Bacchanalia. Saturnalian orgies.

“The Rosetta Stone of Common Sayings” w-
ill not include such explanations. Perh-
aps in later editions. This is a purely
commercial operation. I go to Savers fo-
r a few months, collect all the other s-
ayings books, somehow translate them an-
d gather a bunch of provocative images.
The great thing about sayings are they a-
re the most public domain thing in exist-
ence. Most, if we’re to assume they were
at one point quotations, are largely una-
ttributed today. In fact, the more true
the statement, the less likely it is to
be attributed to one person. It is, afte-
r all, an expression of an eternal truth
and, therefore, our birthright.

Phrases like “Shit happens” are a no-go.
We’ll have to be careful and not includ-
e stuff that is trademarked. Consider t-
his. The phrase “Life Is Good” is trade
marked. We can’t even express the goodn-
ess of life in public without fear of a
suit against us. Remember that song “Bi-
ttersweet Symphony”? The Stones sued th-
at band mercilessly. Leaving the band, t-
he Verve, with nothing. It’s only logical the-
ir wives go on to marry mad publishing I-
lluminati. “Is nothing sacred?” I’m sure
most of these sayings come from profound
works whose meanings have been distilled
into a single line. After all, they atte-
mpt to summarize life experiences in som-
e way. They are trite. Convenient. And w-
onderfully efficient. More tantalizing, I
think, is the possibility that by collec-
ting these dumb phrases we are actually
collecting all the themes from the great-
est works of art across all ages and cul-
tures. It is entirely possible these say-
ings form the substance of our united so-
ul. A eulogy for the species. This could
be the blurb on the back. “When life gav-
e her lemons, she made lemonade.” Is thi-
s not the tale of humanity itself?

 

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9) “All” of them:

100 billion dollars
1015 saturday night
10 hours of cooking videos
27
2 suave
33 leaves
43 odes
8tm
aaron christian
aaron noble
abrahadabra
abyss
achilles bc
a constant knowledge of death
aelius
against a
a haven for infidels
a human interest story
aj boston
akrobatik
akumeoy
albert demuth
aldeous theodora
alekai
alenka
aletheia
alexia avina
alisons thorn
allen lowe
aloud
alphabetagandalf
alton stevenson
alunarlanding
alxiii
a merrie noyse
ammegand
amory sivertson
amtrvstradio
anders cahill
andrew kasi
andrew lamson
andrew levierge
andrew neumann
ania kokocinski
anonymous friends
anthony branca
anthony maintain
antinet
anvil smashers
ao
arc
archbishop timothy paul
a river of trees
arkm foam
arthuros
artisin
art monie
arugula oglethorpe
asher tuil
ash herb
ashley ninelives
assembligism
at both ends zine
atlantic corridor
at least two belts
atomic bastards
audio solutions
aunt hannah
automaton
baby shoe water
badge époque ensemble
bad history month
bailey giles
balloon garden
banana brownie
bang bros
barbara benaghs yoga studio
barefoot chandy
barefoot sonic lab
basic fear
bastian void
bastian void errant space
bean
bean mountain productions llc
bedbound by summer
bedfordnoise
beeef
beesighduh
begbick x king cigarra x the shawndells
b e l a r i s k
belarisk
beneath purgatory
ben farley
ben gauthier
benjamin fortier
benjamin lee farley
ben jensen
ben w gauthier
bigfüt
big jon short
big laugh
billy autumn
billy woods
bim skala bim
binmen
birdfeeders
black helicopter
black magic oven
black mass
black palm
blackwater flood
blackwolfgoat
blood built empire
blue fungus brew
bmobtrams
bolbi
bølt
boreal
bourgeois homes
boydontsing
boy harsher
boy tox
brayden shaw
brian callaghan
brian the constructor
briarborn
britneys spear
brixn mortar
broadband
brontosaurus mode
bruce irving
brucexcampbell
brutal music
bruvs
bryan lothian
bryce morin
brzowski
buddha ty fast ferreira
bugz moran 8x
build bind
burden
burial grid
burnbot
butterscott
buzzsaw backslap
cake factory
caleb3kina
calico sun
calm like rye
camino 84
capehart records
carinae
carl hendricks
carrion eater and straight panic
cartridge
c a s h
caterash
catherine bent
cathode ray tube
catman
cats a bear
cellprism
chabot electric
cha feliz
champ
chase jourdian
chatter
chef mal
chewed tape
chicken bungus
chins
chris brokaw
chris foe film composer
chris rice production
chriss sutherland
chris strunk and rajen bhatt
christian mcneill
christ like empire
chuck heery
cicatrix
circus p
citizens for confetti
city light mosaic
ck field
clam manson
c lance
clash bowley
cling to youth
cloud rat
cmdshift4
cola
cole phillips
coll
collabo beatworx
color killer
come
condition human
connor labelle
conscious cadaver
consumer
converge
corduroy boy
corporation plaza
cory deshane
counter intuitive records
crash cadet
crisis actors
crow kid
crux decussata
cura ab
curious inversions
daa
dabhiatch
dads of revenge
daeves
dalton moon
dampener
dan drohan
dan knight
dan shea
dan wangerin
dark sunny land
darol anger
darwin and the finches
dave bryant
dave louis bove of bitter magnolia
davey harms
day glow foxes
day grazer
dead authors club
dead grass
deaf child
deankeller
dearest hearts
death is the dream
death spiral
deejayeetee
defcon 4
defeat device
deformed by god
degenerate jim
denizen records
denny andros
desmo
deviere
devin mcgrath
devroka
dewdubee
deδf child
deδf chiɫɖ
dfab
diamond machine
dillon richards
dirt moneysaturdays and sadder days
diva karr
divorce cop
dj enzyme
dj evergreen
dj hodgkin
dj mozes
djono
dj yess wotee
dkntl
d michael loveridge
doclek
dog park
dogtrax
don def
donnyfromtheposter
doug tuttle
downcaster
draughash
drew harmon
dr lipbaum
dronezone
d tenion shae downs
dumphop
duncan pinhas
dweller
dylan savage
dynamo p
dyr faser
dysmal abyss
dzö nga
eamon fogarty
eat shit and die
eay money
eay money x jcardim
eay money x loman
eay money x shortfyuz
ecumenic creative operations
eddy current suppression ring
einstein
eleanor elektra
electric bonfire
electric heretic
electric toy phone
electro politics
elis catherine
elka bong
elliot currier
elm and vine
else
emerald comets
emilie williams
emily gilmore x pain chain
emma luyendijk
enahs
erell latimier
eric
erik vegeto
escuela grind
estrange sylvia
estrella
etel
ethel bruce
eunhye jeong audioguy
evah
evicshen
evil sword
ewok rad
exposebeatz
eye flys
fable grazer the dystonyx masters
fair trade
falls of rauros
father hotep
fear is the mind killer
featherstone
federico balducci
festerstar estrella
festiva
fief
field of birds
fiesel
final gasp
fireside daycamp
fletcher
floodgλtes
footings
frank forever
frankie
fred moises
free ghost
fresh 88
friday night pizza party
frkse
frog is wrong
froglycerine
frogwine
froias
frostveil
frothy cascade presents
funeral cone
garth vaderstein
gary blanchard
gary g beats
gash station
g dot born
gel
gene weaver
george jacobs
gersh1
g fam black x skinny bonez tha godfatha
ghost grl
ghüla
gingerbread men
ginger gray
giselle
glinda bevens
glitch
glyphs
goatkid
godkid
golden slugs
gold light hour
good sleepy
graaves
gradient descent
grandevolution
grannys attic
grasp
green lion crew
greg klyma
greys escaped
gridz
grim singmuf
gudsforladt
gull boy
gumming
hands 3
hanky boy
happy the clown
harrison bored
hazaldi
haze grubby pawz
headband
healers co
heart of the epitaph
heatlamp
heavy sleeper
heike grüber
henry ferrara brown
henry godfrey jazz orchestra
herbcraft
her wrist
high five the birthday boy
high of 82
hilyard
hog raid
holy hands
homeboy aurelio
horse mode
houndsteeth
house of harm
house of kin
houston howl
howard stelzer
howls away
hs tim feeney
hush club
ian st george
ice golem
idmatic
idol brain silas price
iggy_p
i know a ghost
il guardiano del faro
illnoize
ill slice you to ribbons
immense porpoise
indiana heights
indigo symbol
indonesian junk
industrack
infms
innnni
intensive studies
intercourse
interface
internal
in the kingdom of nightmares
invisible rays
inwards
ironymansion
irwin
isaac schutz
jacob deraadt
jacob greenberg
jacob hurley
jafet
jahjudd
jarred stankiewicz
jarrod white
jason anderson
jason lescalleet
jason melanson
jasper the rubber policemen
jbeatz
jdunkz
jekyll island
jesse gallagher
jesse mack
jess kerber
jhoangelz7
jiddo
jim boynton
jim gerdeman
jim kelly
jo doyle
jody miller
joel mongeon
joe messina
joe mygan
joey barron
john darr
john demarkis
john funkhouser group
johnny ciggs and john canada
john udinsky jr
john von dawn
jomal
jonas the cloud
jonathan cloud
joshua baum
joshua michael stewart
joy captain
jp kidsarts
j place
jud caswell
junta
justin arena
justin pardydogshaftrecords
just milk
just price
jxylen
kadeem
kaláshree
kamerin
kate can wait
keitzer
kenny brockelstein
kevan revis
kevin richard
kezia bacon
kid gulliver
killy shoot x general back pain prod chimbeatz
king gizzard and the lizard wizard
kirbyanddemo
kmunuy
knife boys
knights of the basement
knot art
kofi lost
kolossus däächt
kore quiz
kra3tor
kris rodgers and the dirty gems
krunkelstiltskin
kurt blumenau and mark knapp
labor hex
lake city quiet pills
land man
lane
large bodies
late to leave
lav火山
lazy summer
l christopher
leap of faith
le feeling
leif halfdan
lengel kid
leon trout
leo okagawa
les sampou
liam carlyle nickerson
lightbringer
lilac chaser
lilac queen
lil kevo 303
lindi
living nightmare
lo galluccio
loki tha plug
looks like mountains
loose juice collective
los pingüinos
lost film
love strangers
low brow
lsd air
lucky talisman x mecha pilot
luke jumes
lunder
luno
magz w
main fader
mal devisa
malformnation
mallcops
mally smith
mandüsa
mariassunta
marko bruiser
martinique johnson
massive inch
matt falkowski
matthew mclaughlin
matt ouellette
matt petros
matt richard
matt savage
matt savage groove experiment
matt savage trio
maverick
max dirado
mayhem of ems p ro
mc facepalm
meat dreams
mechanismgreen
media logic
meghan bay
mellified man
merge
mermaid teeth
metal chaos ensemble
mhz
mibble
michael barry
michael krapovicky
michael william gilbert
mickey ohara
mictain
mictain aphasia
midnight climax
mike block
mike ladd
mike pride id m theft able bunda love
mike vuona
mikey saint
mil spec
miracle blood
miracle on comm ave
miss marvelous
mitch alex
mjh
modern obscure music
mokamazo
mortis
motel black
mountain man
mousatron x
mr williamz green lion crew
muck and the mires
muscles marinara
musclewizard
muss
mute bird
mybones myfute
mynameisblueskye
mystery chorus
naginah
name games
naomi westwater
narcoskeptic
nata
nat baldwin
nate tucker
nathan blehar tony falco
nathan moore
nathan ventura
natste
nearly headless nick
necromancer
negative nerves
neksys
neon cowboy
neo truth
neptunee
nerd neck
neutrinos
new ditty
new man
new york haunted
nice guys
nicholas baldwin
nick bensen
nick bowers
nick grunerud
nick krefting
nick shea
nico tracy
niffin
night heron
nilserver
nilserver phoned nil trio
nineteen 89
nizzy rugez hype
n mancini
nmperignjason lescalleet
noah pratt
noah y maurizio
noel rudloff
nomar slevik
non event
northaven
not a wimp
not dieclops so far
not today
novanoid
nuke button
nxor
oak lonetree x chairman chow
objects in field
off land
ofspades
of the trees
okchree
olaf blanch
oleander
olisun
olivia hale
onili
orangepeelmystic
original recipe
orpheus guitar duo
ostrich as a question
otter
out out
ovsarkurl
owen savage andrew milton henry smith
paeans
pagan terms
pain chain
pain chain bison squad
pain chain dysphoria
pain chain leclipse nue
pain chain many blessings
palanana
pale moonatic
pamela j marshall composer
parlor walls
passersby
pas x awedensetheanalysis
patau
patient zero records
patricius
paul kneller
paul monroe
pavement bug
peach hat
peg
pek solo
pek solo an orchestra of peks
peninsula repairs
perfect village
pete kilpatrick
peter gendron
pet fox
petridisch
phantom cosmonaut
phantom limousine
phenomena 256
philip sha
phil wilson
phineus
phluid
phluid music group
pigeon out of flight
pigeon racing league
pinealwave
pine island camp
pirate theory
plant 9000
plasticized wyrm ba11
pleaser
pleasure leftists
plumes
pocklenocky
police kittens
popawheelie
pop rock
postmortem white girl
prana crafter ragenap
pray for sound
prodag
proofbox
provoke the truth
psychic graveyard
puff dope
qc
quartered
quilt
quo dimension
rachel sumner
radical one
radionis
ramen numerals
randomcrazystudios
randy price
rat honey
ratslap
ray mason
rcuch
reapercussion
reid urban
reks x statik selektah x dj green lantern
ricky quaid
ridiculon
rikhav kothari
risky biz
risqué holiday
r kerwick
r moores keyboards
robert scott thompson
robo pumpkin
roby
rocket blanket
roger c miller
rolled back
röntgen
rose gum
rosemary borden
routiger slob x ilya id
ruby mack
run dufresne
ruse
ryan hwang
ryan mcguire
sacred whore
saint joan
salinger
salmon sliders
sam keller johnson
samoa wilson with the jim kweskin band
sam sam
sam spear
sam talmadge
sandineye
sap
sc
scapeghosts
scarce
scare city
scheff
schoolhouse hill with 煎
scionstranger
scorpiacee
scrapedx children of men
scrolling
scud mountain boys
sean jeffery
sefton lomax
semper games
senseijosh
sensitive subject
seth rosenbloom
sexy coyote
sh4mel
shadow king sicarii
shark bait real estate
shva
sick byrd
sick slick
sidestitches
simi
sir rollie
sister strongman
sizz records
skeletal peephole
skeleton krue
skel figures
sktfnds
skull command
skullraiser
sky scraper
skyyline drive
sleeper cell
sleepyhead
smooth tony
snapdragon
snowglobe
soggy doggy
sole
solid state entity
something merry
sooper soop
sophie et adam
sophie wellington dan bui
sophisticated pills
soul clap records
sounds of tape on elephant skin
soupandreas
soup the band
space fog
space mushroom fuzz
spartan jet plex petridisch
speak
specta ciera
spiderrico
spoke
squints
starbirthed
statik selektah termanology
statz
steebee weebee aka quangou
stelzermurray
stems
stephanie germaine
stone beetz
stonecutter music
str8bummin
straight sex
strange fate
stranger ways
sub bourbon
subject of interest
sug
sunset creatures
sunset haven
sunset mission
supersillyus
superstah snuk
supertrystudios
surnames
swamp ass
swaya dj pacifier
sweetcreem
sweetest death
swordplay
takeout
tbn collective
t bone fitz and the vistalites
telæ
telamor
termanology
terry borderline
tharmazegethuzan
the arkadian
the bean pickers union
the big flattening
the big lonesome
the blanket forts
the blues dream box
the bones
the brookline high school music collective
the circuitous dan shea
the col
the collected luke jumes vol 1
the cotones
the difference engine
the elizabethan coordinates
the facades
the famous nothings
the flea market pharmacy
the fluids
the fuggy uggos
the full salon
the glue
the harry potter alliance
the hollow
the hussy
the intrynsics
the languid current
thelastgekko
the leafies you gave me
the lovelights
the maethtro
the mews
the mute button
the new standard
the night train
the notorious pagan
the orourkestra
theory exx
the other bones
the owl post
the perceptionists
the poison control centre
the press war
the quarantines
the r6 implant
the remedial potions
the rev calvin coolidge wilson
the revenants
the rutland string combo
the second titanic
the skags
the swettes
theta jones
the ten thousand things
the thursday stars
the toasty beatles
the touch heads
the triangle theory
the vanilla factory
the water cycle
the wood floors
the woods decay and fall
the zyg 808
thighs
thirty days with ghosts
thomas oboe lee
thom dunn
three points of madness
throat ditch
thy perfect light
ticked off tapes
timi o
timi o lucas
tim lynch music
tip
tj reynolds
t mikawa x victoria shen
todd foster
tombstone toffee
tom interchangeable
tom murphy
tom of england
tom rubenoff the rubenoff project
tongue splitter
tony bullets
topias tiheäsalo niko matti ahti
tortured skull
toulouse
town meeting
trafic des airs
trap beat tranny
trashton and the bandits
travis cyr
trevor vaughan
t rex greg
turquoise crown
turtle suite
twisted hell cat
typecaste
uap 129
umby
underwear
universal corners
unnatural frequency
unpheromones
vanta black
various artist
various artists
vehement caress
veneration
verybadfeelings
viagra boys
vices inc
videosforpictures
vik44
vile
vinyl cape
visiting wine
voidgod
walter wright pain chain
warrick
waste water
wavysight
waxwing
we demand parachutes
wendy eisenberg
wetdryvacs lair
wibble
wife eyes
wild bill and the flying sparks
wilderun
wildflower
wisdom and war
wisterio
witches tears
witch hill
w l hazelton
wolfbear
won pound
woori
worshipper
worst coast
wretched dog
wretched inferno
xtc protag
yah man
yankee power
yngbabyjezuz
yo daddy doe
young associates
young gideon
yung avid
zachary zena giberson
zach onett
zac rea
zahra lux
z_matic
zwinzler games
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[It would have been very easy inserting imaginary bands.]
 

[But I didn’t.]
 

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Some Books I Read:
 

“Revolution of the Mind: The Life of
Andre Breton” – Polizzotti

Dense. Quality material. Breton is a
pathetic loser.
 

Chaos: “Something Happened In The 6-
0s” – Nick “Big” Murray

Interesting, but it didn’t really de-
liver the goods. A lot of speculation
and when you start to get into the n-
itty gritty the author jumps to a di-
fferent “unrelated” topic. The last c-
hapters infuriated me for this very r-
eason. We get close, and then we’re o-
ff to another subject. Pop-crime books
suck. See “Ultimate Evil” by Maury T-
erry for another bum trip.

 

Madeleine Treasury – Ludwig Bemelman

Quality material. A lot of the rhymes,
though, don’t work. It makes you feel
stupid, even after dozens of readings.
Great pictures. I like the pictures.
 

Astral Weeks – The Guy On C-Span

Finally some material on Mel Lyman et
al. Some interesting Boston history,
but, like “Chaos”, every subject/chap-
ter deserves it’s own book. Very here,
there, and everywhere. It’s a trend. I
feel like this is how you get a book p-
ublished and sold. The shotgun techniq-
ue. Write about 15 things with just en-
ough detail to keep people interested.

 

Hawkwind: Radical Escapism In The Age
of Paranoia – A lucky guy

I was excited to receive this. I don’t
think I finished it. It goes through e-
very song from every album and describ-
es them. Helpful for completists, othe-
rwise it is dull. Some good parts. I’m
not that upset.

 

Art Sex Music – Cosey Fanni Tutti

I see books that came out costing $20
go up to $200+ 10 years later. All th-
e interesting ones, it seems. Like “M-
indfuckers.” Throbbing Gristle is one
of my favorite groups. They are curio-
usly ignored by other artists. No one
ever seemed to mention them when I wa-
s growing up. The image of Peter Chri-
stopherson standing up, intoxicated, t-
o yell “Yes!” at a software demonstrat-
ion is something I will likely never f-
orget. I’m glad I was able to read thi-
s, and a few dozen other interesting b-
its.

 

Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master – Com-
piled by Genesis P-Orridge & Peter Chr-
istopherson

A few hundred pages of transcripts fro-
m a series of interviews with Brion Gy-
sin. The sort of thing you wait a long
time to read. Gold. Information that i-
s suppressed. Curious bits about the VU
drummer Angus MacLise. You won’t find s-
ome of this material anywhere else.

 

The Frank Zappa Book – Frank Zappa

I honestly believe parts of this book
gave Frank Zappa cancer. I’ve put it o-
ff for a long time – there are many ho-
urs of interviews around – and I didn’t
get much out of it. It was interesting
to see what he chose to put in a book.
All the classic stories. Including get-
ting radioactive metals placed in him
by the family dentist.

 

Overthrowing The Old Gods – Don Webb &
Michael Aquino

Aquino’s basic idea is that “Satan” is
the unimaginable. “Setian” consciousne-
ss is beyond the scope of what we clas-
sify as reality. Here, Crowley’s Nuit
is given the label of inertia; a natu-
ral force that consumes all conscious-
ness into itself. This annihilation o-
f the self is intoxicating, but ultim-
ately foolish. Crowley’s “Aeon of Hor-
us” is nothing new. It is predictable.
Another death cult.

 

Demonbox – Ken Kesey

Waited longer to read this than the Z-
appa book. Disturbing. A lot of casua-
l alcohol. An iffy bit about the innk-
eeper’s daughter (trope). A chapter on t-
he one guy that broke through Neal Cas-
sady’s persona. The most important par-
t comes at the end when Kesey attends
a pharmaceutical seminar at some point
in the late 70s/early 80s. The first,
clear to Kesey, inkling of what we ca-
ll Big Pharma today. If you connect t-
he dots it’s terrifying. The whole bo-
ok is proof everyone missed the point.

 

Crazy Diamond – By Someone

A biography of Syd Barrett. It didn’t
mention whether or not Syd ever drew a
connection to “The Magus” written by
Francis Barrett. In that sense it was
worthless, but it did mention Twink s-
o it was alright. For $2, it’s a fine
addition to any library.

 

When Pigs Fly – Nick Mason

Maybe the name is “Which One Is Pink?”
but either way it is written by the d-
rummer of Pink Floyd. I bought it bec-
ause he at least accepts that, maybe, t-
he Publius Enigma was just a record l-
abel plot (PID). I don’t know if he brings
it up here. I didn’t get that far. Th-
ey start vacationing in the South of
France and I was out.

 

Rat Scabies And The Holy Grail –
Christopher Dawes

I’ve read this book every year since
I was 13. It is where I was introduc-
ed to Martin Stone, Snakefinger, and
it’s my favorite book. If you are unaw-
are, Rat Scabies is the drummer of t-
he Damned. It’s worth noting Genesis
mentions Snakefinger in the Brion Gy-
sin book and says in no uncertain te-
rms that Snakefinger was a dickhead.
A lot of people think Genesis P-Orri-
dge is a dick. I take everything with a
grain of salt. It’s worth noting, a-
dditionally, that most musicians are
pieces of shit. The lifestyle assure-
s this. Rat Scabies, however, is a s-
aint.

 

Bulfinch’s Mythology – Bulfinch

The Legends of Charlemagne section i-
s pure gold. If a Moorish youth boxin-
g a winged horse is your idea of an i-
nteresting story, this one is for you.
People turning into fountains is pret-
ty boss, too.

 

Art History Books (Various)

I bought one, H.W. Janson Italian Ren-
aissance Art, several months ago at S-
avers. It was $4. Gold. I have since b-
ought every art book I’ve come across.
These Janson ones are really quality b-
ooks. A lot of dense material to keep
you occupied for a year if you let it.
You could probably spend the rest of y-
our life studying these volumes. I pro-
bably will. At the moment, I have about
6 of the things. I appreciate “prehist-
oric” art. All of the HDCLNR materials
used neolithic statuary for the covers.

 

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Update from the previous year-enders:

I managed to discover some additional
Lyman footage. That book, “Astral Wee-
ks”, went into the bizarre PBS Boston
show “What’s Happening Mr. Silver?” I
was able to find some audio from the
Silver interview at Fort Hill. The f-
ilm appears to have disappeared from
the WGBH archive. If I was actually a j-
ournalist – and cared? – I would pro-
bably ask them – or that one guy tha-
t has copies of the broadcasts – abo-
ut it.

The next great discovery will be a c-
opy of the family’s music history pr-
ogram that was refused a proper broa-
dcast. This event set the ball rolli-
ng with their complete erasure from
the American musical tradition. I’d
like to hear it. Clearly, it was im-
portant. Also, I got confirmation f-
rom Bob Weir that the jugband inspi-
red Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Cham-
pions to initiate their peculiar ou-
tfit. The pieces are coming togethe-
r, dear reader.

But, the greatest discovery of 2020
– aside from all those other things
I can’t seem to remember – was tra-
cking down footage of Martin Stone.
Uploaded for your convenience. Beh-
old (while it lasts):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPLelFWGK_o

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