KID SHIRT

Sunday, October 07, 2007

LARKS TONGUES IN ASPIC PART 1

King Crimson: Larks Tongues in Aspic Part 1, Belgium, 1972:



Man of the match here, for me, is manic improv percussionist Jamie Muir, a mate of Derek Bailey's who went on to be a Buddhist monk. The perfect foil for Bill Bruford's more formalist drum style. There's an enlightening & extremely interesting interview with him here.

Interestingly, he mentions doing the music for a film called "E, etc" which I used to have on video back in the 80's. It was an experimental piece featuring digital overlays of colour and texture, quite unlike anything I'd seen before, and I think it predated many of Eno's own 'digital painting' experiments. We ripped chunks of this, cut it up and used sections of it as part of a video backdrop for gigs of Yeovil electro-pop group Kickstate around '87, '88...

There's some interesting stuff here about his mate Laurie Baker...plus tantalising glimpses of 'lost' Brit Prog-group Sunship whose line-up included Muir, Baker, Alan Gowen and Allan Holdsworth...are there any boots out there of their rehersals or demos, I wonder?

YEOVIL FASHION WEEK

Meanwhile, Kid Kid Shirt has been hard at work designing my stage-costume.



This is scarily close to the look I had in mind: a sort of early 70s Psychedelic Discordian gaucho look with an over-sized smock or poncho affair, wooden jewellry, patch-pockets, clogs fer Christsake...she's only (just!) 7, but I think she's nailed it, by gum.

I do fancy wearing a cowl, tho...

DISCHARGE 3

Discharge 3.

This is how we roll.