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Thursday, October 22, 2009

THE WISDOM OF KID KID SHIRT

"I'd rather go to Typing Club than be a witch. But if I could do both then that would probably be best."

"Tesco has far too many lights. And they're on all the time! They should switch them off and stop messing up the world."

On Michael Jackson: "He wasn't a wuss. He just looked funny because he had some bad papier-mache done to his face."

On MJ's "Thriller": "Did he ever do any other songs?"

On Julian Cope's WW2 Rock n Roll General Look: "He's really unfashionable. Too much black. He should wear more colours. Doesn't he know people are wearing colourful clothes these days?"

WAITING FOR MY TEA TO COOK...

ANOTHER FRICARA PACCHU 7" THAT YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY

"Stories of The Old": 'n earlier EP by Fricara. Can't remember when exactly this came out; earlier this year? Last year? Having a senior moment.



On "Bianca's Beachparty" an Escherstaircase of synthetic saxophones march alongside a Glitter-Band-in-a-Roland-Groovebox stomp; this doesn't make me think of beaches particularly but rather a high-spirited processional hike through the foothills of Switzerland, everyone holding halberds, the flags of imaginary dukedoms being waved, etc. It's all very jolly and good-natured.

"Upsidedown Wind" is more ponderous-sounding and slightly dissonant, like The Residents covering the theme tune to, uh, Bagpuss or summat. A squeaky/squawky quasi-acidic synth doodles over something that might have once been an Eno piano-line from 1974. The Winkies are nodding out in the background. Effortlessly melodic-yet-tuneless; I looove tracks that seem to so easily straddle the unstraddle-able. Quantum music: there is either a tune or not-a-tune depending on which direction you look at it from. On paper this really shouldn't work, let alone sound so terrific.

At half-time it's: Finland 2 - England 0

"Text-message From Beyond" starts off sounding like a cat with an itch it can't scratch. There's Rave on a couple miles down the road; I can hear the bass-bins and sampled stabs underneath bubbling synths and some sort of gtr duel between Bob Fripp and one of Eno's old treated 'Desert' Guitars.

Maybe I should play this at 45rpm: oh no! That's just completely mental lol! Mental, but scarily plausible. Hi-hats sound like sandpaper. After a while it sounds like a copy of the Guitar Hero 18 game come to life. Bweee-neoooow-wruuumng. Careful with that axe, Pacchu.

Comes with a rather fantastic book of (I think) Fricara's drawings, paintings and found photos, etc. Tho I wonder if Roope might've also had a hand in helping to assemble this?

Can't remember where I bought it. Fonal, probably.