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ROKY ERICKSON: THE FUTURE DEMONIC BLEIB

Posted in interviews, la record, mp3, other clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2008 by chrisziegler


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Download: Roky Erickson Wish List Set List

(from Roky Erickson Wish List Set List)

My actual real-live interview with Roky Erickson up at L.A. RECORD. He sounded better on the phone and ever. (And did a pretty great show last night, even without “Starry Eyes” or “The Interpreter.”) I talked to him last year for this S.F. WEEKLY piece and although he was very enthusiastic, he was also very succinct—a lot of “I lahk it!” answers. This time he was happy and chatty—the Q&A is pretty much how it went. Nice to find out about new album, new songs and his early visits to musicals like South Pacific. All roads lead to Roky. Full interview here. Also note Roky’s democratic voting record. There is no endorsement that speaks more to me. Obama/Bleib ’08—apparently it’s alright to do it!

Do you still play piano?
I do! I played the other day over at these peoples’ house—they had me over for dinner—fish and chicken-fried steak and everything—and we sat there at the table, like the knights of the round table, and he asked me if I’d play one of those loony tunes, and I said sure. Boy, that was just a gas, you know what I mean? An after-dinner thing.
Who are you gonna vote for this time?
Well, I don’t know. I voted two times previously and both times I voted for the Democratic Party. And then people helped me do it.
What’s the nicest present one of your fans ever gave you?
They give me bats and no tellin’ what! Little tapes and things. Napkins that said ‘Suzy Creamcheese’ on it. I try to keep ‘em—we have a storage house we keep ‘em all in. I don’t know how we get ‘em in there but we do!
What’s in there?
Just all sorts of stuff, man. Cages and everything. Couches. Apparently it’s alright to do it!

Complete new L.A. RECORD Roky here. Excerpt of S.F. WEEKLY Roky below. Oh and re: the fan bats… I did get a present of a rubber snake while leaving the show yesterday. So don’t doubt.

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OBAMA VS. MCCAIN VS. BIG CHARLIE KNIVES

Posted in library with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2008 by chrisziegler

Download: Man “My Name Is Jesus Smith”

Download: Incredible String Band “My Name Is Death”

Download: Betty Davis “Game Is My Middle Name”

Download: Alice Cooper “Hallowed Be My Name”

Download: Spectrum “Lord I Don’t Even Know My Name”

Article from the Telegraph about an election I wish I could vote in:

Six candidates in Brazil’s local elections have “adopted” the name Barack Obama to help set themselves apart from hundreds of rivals.

Others have selected monikers from the wild to the ridiculous. There are candidates named after animals (Cattle Ana, Elephant Without a Tail), vehicles (German in the Lorry, Jeep Johnny), kitchen utensils (Big Charlie Knives, Golden Fork), US presidents (Bill Clinton, Jorge Bushi) and infamous Middle-Eastern leaders (DJ Saddam, John Bin Laden, Chico Bin Laden, Luis Bin Laden). King of the Cuckolds, Kung Fu Fatty and The Second King of Prawns will also contest the polls.

OBAMA MCCAIN DEBATE: L.A. RECORD PLAYLIST AND OUTTAKES

Posted in events, la record, library, mp3 with tags , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by chrisziegler

L.A. RECORD put together musical accompaniment for tonight’s debate but I thought I’d post the excluded songs over here. The original ten songs here. My six-song rebuttal below. Also tip to Charlie for the striking art above.

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