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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

RETRO-CHICKS

RETRO CHICKS IN CHUNKY HEADPHONES:

maybe that should be the name of the Idiot's Guide to Dreaming house band?

But who would play what, I wonder?

Nick and myself on squelchy steam-driven analogue patch-cord monstrosities. Farmer Glitch on dubby laptop clicks, futts and buzzes (though maybe he'd go Old School on y'head and dust off his trusty old Woolies guitar). But what about Loki and Psychbloke: show us whatcha got, boys? What would you play in our mythological super-group: Grade-6 piano? A child's xylophone? A rusty, 3-string'd guitar spotted in a rubbish skip? An antiquated Atari? An oboe? Duck-calls? Maracas? An electric violin? A stylophone? A dictophone? Fretless bass? A Game-Boy? Your throat? Some random rubbish found during a Richard Long style planned Art-Walk along Bristol Streets whose names contain the letter "Q", eg tin-cans, crisp-packets, broken glass...? Maybe you can yodel. Or whistle really badly. C'mon, tell me: I'm intrigued...

And what about Kempernorton? Would he frame our twisted 'musical' endeavours with frenzied Gabba-like bursts of Post-Cagean silence.

"It ain't what you do; it's the way you don't do it... and that's what gets results."

14 Comments:

At 12:50 am, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

Obviously, Psychbloke's role would be equivalent to Philip Adrian Wright in the Human League - a non-musical member who projects his compelling observations of the minutia of the urban landscape across the back of the stage using an ancient slide-projector (and occassionaly helping out with lyrics too!)

I reckon Loki would be game for the frontman/sex god role, but he'd have to revert to his REAL name, which is just perfect for the part...

Kempernorton would agree to be in the band, but never actually show up for rehearsals...

 
At 12:58 am, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

But hang on a minute...going by Psychbloke's recent multiple personality theory, this just a bloody solo act!

 
At 9:30 am, Blogger farmer glitch said...

"futts and buzzes" ?? "futts and buzzes" >>>??!!!!!!

now look here mr.shirt .... those are carefully worked pallets of sound I will have you know !! "futts and buzzes" INDEED !!

all sounds good though - as long as I can play the part of 'sexy-chick-with-golden-flowing-locks' - I will be happy !

 
At 4:58 pm, Blogger Psychbloke said...

Thanks a bunch Nick.....I get to be billy no mates on the projector whilst that posturing fop Loki gets all the limelight......

I've had it with this band - at least the Human League had sexy girls in it.....(no offence Glitch) - You struggle on with your Gary Barlow, I'm off for a lucrative but progressively more pointless, solo career.....

 
At 5:28 pm, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

dang - we haven't even written our first song yet, and already the old 'artistic differences' are creeping in.
I'm off to the local disco to see if I can spot some schoolgirl talent to join the band - maybe that'll convince you to stay..

 
At 5:40 pm, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

btw, where do i go to hear some of glitch's "futts and buzzes"?

 
At 7:03 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

"I'm off to the local disco to see if I can spot some schoolgirl talent..." Er, riiiight...

"Futts and Buzzes". Sorry, meant to say "Butts and Fuzzes"....

Bloody hell, have we split up already? This has got the fastest turn-round of a band ever! (even bacteria don't asexually reproduce that fast) Uh-ho: then that means Loki has already started his bloated concept album/solo vanity project...(did I imagine it, or did I just hear an orchestra tuning up?)

 
At 7:13 pm, Blogger farmer glitch said...

wazzat - "fuzzy butts" izzit - how dare ya !!!

you will be hearing from my lawyer sir !

 
At 7:29 pm, Blogger Loki said...

cheers to Nick for recognising the latent sex-God / frontman in me...as it happens, in very bad light and from a significant distance i look exactly like the guy who fronts The Australian Doors - though last time i saw them i was so spazzed i may as well have been a chicken looking through a prism... i'd hope i'd also get to play my Chapman Stick, my amped up uber-triangle and that 7 foot red guitar i nicked off of Neubaten...

 
At 7:34 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

"you will be hearing from my lawyer sir !"

I AM your lawyer.

 
At 10:07 pm, Blogger Dominic Zero said...

Any time you want you guys can support me & Tina SClub in The New Lurkers - we're touring the southern part of New Cross over Christmas.
You won't get paid, but Tina can get you all of McFly's autographs.

 
At 11:00 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

"my Chapman Stick, my amped up uber-triangle and that 7 foot red guitar i nicked off of Neubaten..." Hey, waitaminute, didn't you play at my wedding?

 
At 11:02 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

"we're touring the southern part of New Cross..."

The southern bit: is that the drugs bit of New Cross, or the prostitution bit? I always get confused...

 
At 9:08 am, Blogger farmer glitch said...

Sorry mr.shirt - but as my lawyer - please find yourself fired !! ....

nothing personal - but I never have yet met a lawyer wiv riddim in der bones !!...

 

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