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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

KRAAK!

Startin' to get super-psyched about our appearance at Kraak on saturday. The line-up is totally awesome. I wish I had the time to blog about this in detail, but things are pretty hectic right now, what with various other projects reaching boiling-point...

Playing on the same bill as Henry Flynt is a massive honour - Henry's seriously Old School, from the Pre-VU NY Loft era, that epoch that's one of the touchstones of much we hold dear...but I gotta say I'm also v. excited by the prospect of catching the am/zing French band Ame Som - still going strong after nearly 40 years! They had close ties with the original incarnation of Gong, incl. also releasing an album on Actuel. Two of the guys played in Banana Moon w/ Daevid Allen in - what? - '67? '68?...Ame Son were also on the original NWW list, weren't they?

And Geoff Leigh's playing too...the penny only dropped this morning that he's performed with Slapp happy/Henry Cow, Univers Zero, etc....fuck, even Hatfield and The North...Christ, but Geoff has had an interesting musical life. He's even played with Simon Crab from Bourbonese Qwalk - one of Jon Galkin's heroes! Fan-boy alert: I'm probably going to have to ruin his day by talking to him...if I didn't have so much $%^&ing luggage I'd prob. take some vinyl for him to autograph lol...

And, Jeez: Alan Silva's appearing at the fest. too. He's played w/ Sun Ra and Albert Ayler (probably both at the same time lol!) and Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor...

Oh, and the Tanzprocesz poszee are gonna be there too - El-G (Laurent GĂ©rard) & co.

More on this later when I've caught up on me sleep...I'd like to talk about some of the other triffik acts, but my coffin-lid's creakin' - it's calling my name. But before I zzzzzzedd out completely: 'nuff respek' to Tommy and Steve and the rest of the Kraak Krew for their kindness and hospitality. Thanks, guys!