• New profile, by the way.

    16. Feb. 2010, 3:33

    Would explain why I haven't been on in months.


    add that shit.
  • Listening to my entire music collection, alphabetically by album title.

    12. Mai. 2009, 20:18

    Starting with 00 Void reissue, disc 1. Let's see how long I last. I give myself... 2 days.

    Edit: Didn't even last a day. Three fucking albums hahaha.
  • Banned forever from the Waffles.fm forums.

    16. Okt. 2008, 7:37

    Your posting privileges have been removed by yemd.

    Reason: your constant off-topic posts, thread derailment and general lack of ability to follow the forum rules has grown tiresome. enjoy you indefinite vacation from the forums.
  • I have to delete my entire music library.

    10. Sep. 2008, 18:35

    I guess I'll be listening to a lot of Residents for a while...
  • Black Francis at the Del Mar Racetrack: Short review + videos (not mine)

    10. Sep. 2008, 12:59

    Fri 22 Aug – Black Francis

    August 22nd show at the Del Mar Racetrack with Black Francisand the original Bluefinger lineup. They played all of Bluefinger, which was fucking amazing, plus the two songs I really like from Svn Fngrs, "All Around The World", my two favourite Christmass exclusives and an absolutely insane electric version of Six-Sixty-Six. Great show and definitely worth waiting out in front of the stage all day to secure a spot that no one else was going to take. Most of the videos and more info about the show is in the link.

  • Soulseek IDM room regular avant-garde-kitty.

    15. Jul. 2008, 14:59

    She is absolutely insane. I'm fairly new to Soulseek so I don't know if this is common knowledge but holy mole I have never seen a person, in all of my years on the Internet, so desperate and pathetic when faced with the prospect of being wrong. For some back story, I am a pretty big Residents fan and when I heard from a friend that avant-garde-kitty of the IDM room claimed to have a solo album by Molly Harvey, a long-time Residents contributor, I was both skeptical and curious. Aside from doing some guest vocals on another band's album after leaving The Residents, I could find no information about her aside from the fact that she had a book published and that she had moved away from San Fransisco to start a family. Avant-garde-kitty, though, decided to disappear for about a month and a half, leaving both my friend and I (who was also curious about the album) hanging. Last night, she decided to log back on. The following chatlog (I know, I know, chatlog) is the conversation we had. I'm going to post the whole thing for posterity but I'll bold the interesting parts.

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:44:50 AM PDT * User avant-garde-kitty is online
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:45:05 AM PDT So what does this have to do with Molly Harvey?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:45:13 AM PDT Was she even born when this came out?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:45:25 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] yah it came out in 1978
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:45:49 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and it was an album called hopes and fears
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:45:54 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] yo it u wan
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:46:03 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] you want it ?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:46:12 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] she is the lead singr

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:46:24 AM PDT What does it have to do with Molly Harvey, though?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:46:40 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] she is the lead singer
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:46:49 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] it was her first project
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:47:01 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] she also wrote a book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:47:13 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] have you read it ?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:47:57 AM PDT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopes_and_Fears_(Art_Bears_album)
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:47:58 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] <<<<biggest resident fan
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:48:06 AM PDT You are so full of shit.
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:48:25 AM PDT Find one
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:48:26 AM PDT Just one
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:48:34 AM PDT Reference to Molly Harvey in there
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:48:57 AM PDT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagmar_Krause
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:06 AM PDT Dagmar Krause is not Molly Harvey
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:19 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] dude
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:25 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i have no need to lie
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:30 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] listenfor yourself
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:35 AM PDT Dagmar Krause is the singer.
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:37 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and you tell me it is n her

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:39 AM PDT Dagmar Krause
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:46 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] no shit
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:49:58 AM PDT Dagmar Krause was born in 1950
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:50:08 AM PDT Molly Harvey is not 58
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:50:22 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] she was in the project
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:50:45 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] dl from me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:50:49 AM PDT This is Dagmar Krause: http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h169/legenoudeclaire/DagmarKrause1.jpg
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:50:52 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and you tell me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:51:34 AM PDT This is Molly Harvey: http://www.gianteyeballs.com/images2/100403aj.jpg

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:51:58 AM PDT Send it
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:51:59 AM PDT Sure
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:52:04 AM PDT It sounds like a great album
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:52:18 AM PDT But it has nothing to do with Molly Harvey
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:52:19 AM PDT Nothing
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:52:20 AM PDT At all
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:52:30 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] ok
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:52:41 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] listenthis album came out in 1978
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:52:48 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] an she was a part of it
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:52:59 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i am tryng to send it no
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:53:03 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] w *
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:54:13 AM PDT So Molly Harvey (who must be in her early thirties by now) made an album when she was a toddler?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:55:06 AM PDT And then got an actress who looks nothing like her to pretend to be her, to be credited with her contribution, to perform witht he band...
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:55:21 AM PDT Are you relatively mentally stable?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:55:36 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] hmm i think molly harvey is older them me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:55:37 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:55:45 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] she is in her 40's?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:55:49 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] yes
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:56:16 AM PDT Um, fuck no
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:56:21 AM PDT Give me a date of birth
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:56:31 AM PDT She is no older than 35, I reckon
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:56:37 AM PDT And she is definitely not 68
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:02 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] hey dude why are you attacking me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:04 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:07 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] good day
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:13 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] an you sk if i am mental
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:15 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:19 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] that was cute
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:40 AM PDT You're delusional.
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:45 AM PDT I'm sorry to burst your bubble
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:52 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i dont think so
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:56 AM PDT But there is no way that Molly Harvey was a part of this
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:57:58 AM PDT No way
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:58:06 AM PDT You provide no evidence that she is
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:58:08 AM PDT None at all
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:58:14 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i dont know anyone who has a bigger collection of the residents then me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:58:17 AM PDT I show you pictures
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:58:21 AM PDT I look up dates
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:58:41 AM PDT Yes, because the size of your Residents e-dick matters in this discussion.
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:58:56 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol this is coming from a guy who does even know she wrote a book ?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:58:59 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] stfu
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:01 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and die
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:03 AM PDT I just want you to provide me with ONE shred of plausible evidence that she was a part of this
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:03 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] thanks
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:05 AM PDT Um
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:13 AM PDT When did I say that I didn't know about her book?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:16 AM PDT I said I didn't read it
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:19 AM PDT I don't own a copy
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:31 AM PDT * avant-garde-kitty owns a copy
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:31 AM PDT I came a cross a page

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:40 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] it is rare
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:47 AM PDT http://dessapress.com/
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:48 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] can you stop and go away
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 03:59:55 AM PDT When looking for photos of her
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:00:01 AM PDT And how the fuck is having her book relevant?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:00:08 AM PDT Does her book mention her being a part of Art Bear?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:00:16 AM PDT You're bein gimmature
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:00:21 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] cause i think i am more of a fan boy then you
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:00:26 AM PDT And doging the quation
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:01:08 AM PDT I don't doubt that you're the biggest fan in the world and have had sex with Homer Flynn and own an a copy of Pollex Christi autographed by N. Senada and yadda yadda yadda
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:01:14 AM PDT But that's not what I'm asking you
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:01:25 AM PDT I'm asking you to provide evidence that she was a part of Art Bear
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:01:31 AM PDT I'm not truing to be an ass
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:01:34 AM PDT I'm just asking
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:01:49 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] she makes refernce to it in the book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:01:50 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:01:57 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] that is how i found out about it
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:03 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] are you done now ?

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:05 AM PDT Can you poast a pic of the page where she references it
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:08 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] cause i sure am
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:10 AM PDT post
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:12 AM PDT Seriously
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:13 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] no
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:16 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] fuck off
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:19 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i am off
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:21 AM PDT I will Paypal you ten dollars
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:22 AM PDT Nay
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:25 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] get the fucking book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:26 AM PDT 20 dollars
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:28 AM PDT Right now
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:39 AM PDT If you can just post the sentence
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:43 AM PDT The cluster of words
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:49 AM PDT That reference her being in Art Beat
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:51 AM PDT Bear
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:52 AM PDT Fuck it
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:02:56 AM PDT 50 dollars

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:05 AM PDT I'm getting my credit card out right now
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:18 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] you are nerd
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:21 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i have the book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:26 AM PDT Hahaha, I'll post a pic of my credit card sitting out next to my keyboard if you want
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:28 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] buy the book and you can see yourself
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:33 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i have things to do
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:34 AM PDT I don't dount that you have the book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:40 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] if you want the album i have it
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:45 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] end of story
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:45 AM PDT Well, you said that it is very rare
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:03:53 AM PDT Who says I can find a copy?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:03 AM PDT And I will give you 50 dollars
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:14 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] dude
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:20 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol my man is laughing
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:27 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] you have a good day
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:38 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] he is like wow ..he is hostle
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:38 AM PDT 100 dollars
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:45 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] get the book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:46 AM PDT 100 American dollars
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:53 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] she talks about being on stage
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:55 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:04:57 AM PDT If you just post a pic of the sentence that references it

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:05:21 AM PDT Here let me take a pic of my credit card sitting out (i will black out the number, obviously)
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:05:25 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and i am mental ?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:05:41 AM PDT Just post the words
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:05:43 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] good day ..MIster
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:05:46 AM PDT Well, a pic of them
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:05:50 AM PDT And 100 dollars is yours
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:06:34 AM PDT "At Virginia Commonwealth University, Harvey studied Theatre Arts and in 1994...:
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:06:43 AM PDT From the dessapress page.
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:02 AM PDT She was in an album in 78 but was in college in 94?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:23 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol she went back to school
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:24 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:30 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] whaen sh was older
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:33 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] omg
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:37 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] you are lame
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:38 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:42 AM PDT Just post the pic
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:46 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] no
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:49 AM PDT And I will Paypal you 100 dollars
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:51 AM PDT I swear
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:53 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] bite me

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:07:57 AM PDT I a logging into Paypal right now
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:07 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] what did i say
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:08 AM PDT My Paypal e-mail is *removed*
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:19 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] you are a bit odd
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:39 AM PDT You are a liar.
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:43 AM PDT I am sitting here
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:45 AM PDT 4 AM
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:45 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] ok
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:48 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] sure
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:50 AM PDT Listening to La Monte Young
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:08:52 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] what ever you say
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:11 AM PDT Offering you ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS to do nothing but take one single picture, upload it to an imagehost, and link me to it.
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:19 AM PDT 100 dollars for less than 5 minutes of work
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:20 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i am busy

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:23 AM PDT Grabbing a book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:31 AM PDT Busy doing what, if I may ask?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:36 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] ask you buddie emi
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:42 AM PDT So busy that you can't grab a book and take a pcture>
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:43 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i am editing
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:49 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] yes
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:09:55 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and when editing
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:10:01 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] you cant much of anything
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:10:10 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] but then you wouldnt know about that

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:10:26 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] do much of anything else *
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:10:31 AM PDT Is what you're doing right now paying you the equivalent of twelve hundred odllars an hour?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:10:46 AM PDT You're obviously not too bust to talk to me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:00 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] you are annoying me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:15 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and i already said good bye like 15 mins ago
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:22 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] but i see you dont get the hint
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:26 AM PDT And though I have never edited professionally, I have edited videos that my friend and I have made and also things for class and I know how time consuming it is
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:33 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] or maybe like 10 mins ago
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:36 AM PDT All I am asking you
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:41 AM PDT Is to take ten minutes off
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:44 AM PDT Wait no
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:11:46 AM PDT 5
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:12:05 AM PDT 5 that you have spent talking to me that you could have spent getting the book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:12:10 AM PDT And 100 dollars are yours
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:12:28 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] who sys i am home to get the book
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:12:39 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:12:43 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i am at a hotel
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:12:45 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] lol
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:12:58 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] which is none of your business

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:13:08 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and again have a good day
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:14:01 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] if you read in the idm ....i was asking about rolller coaster ...cause i am going to disney like in the next few days
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:14:04 AM PDT Ahahaha you insane liar
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:14:10 AM PDT How about this
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:14:16 AM PDT I will give you as much time as you need
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:14:20 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] my buddie who came here from amsterdam is here on holiday
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:14:20 AM PDT When you get back home
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:02 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] and we are filming and editing our vacation vidoes so he can send them back home
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:02 AM PDT Take the pic
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:05 AM PDT Link me to it

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:10 AM PDT But you won't,. see
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:15 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] a pic of what ?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:21 AM PDT Because instead of saying that you were away, you made something else up
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:25 AM PDT Your lies are piling up
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:30 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] the refernce to her ebing on stage with the art bears |?
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:32 AM PDT AHAHAHA A PIC OF WHAT
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:34 AM PDT Yes
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:37 AM PDT That is all I need

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:41 AM PDT Not a transcript
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:48 AM PDT Not a paraphrase
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:50 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] ok douchebag
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:53 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] when i am home
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:55 AM PDT An undoctored picture of the quote
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:15:58 AM PDT Do it
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:02 AM PDT I'll be waiting
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:03 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] ok
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:09 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] bye douche \
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:15 AM PDT And then the 100 would be yours
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:17 AM PDT will be
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:21 AM PDT I promise
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:22 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] man
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:38 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] i want to slap you with limp cock
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:16:50 AM PDT [avant-garde-kitty] just to make you stfu

    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:18:02 AM PDT I want to give you my money
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:18:06 AM PDT But you're not letting me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:18:22 AM PDT You're just insane and can't admit that you're wrong
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:20:35 AM PDT And now you're going to ignore me
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:20:39 AM PDT You are a child.
    Tue 15 Jul 2008 04:20:48 AM PDT You are a child in a middle-aged woman's body

    And then, as I predicted, she started to ignore me. Why am I posting this? I do this in the (hopefully not vain) hope of reaching out to at least one fellow Soulseek user and warn him or her about the psychotic train wreck that is avant-garde-kitty.

    Heed my warning: avoid Soulseek user AVANT-GARDE-KITTY at all costs. Do not attempt to communicate with her. She may seem benign at first but she is a delusional, self-centered middle-aged woman who is willing to lie at any time for any reason, especially when she feels threatened. She will not hesitate to stab you in the back when she feels that her fragile position as a "respected" member of the IDM room.


    Doing so could result in her bragging about her collection and pointing out your inferiority because she knows everything about The Residents and this is a fact.

    Please. I beg of you. Think twice before entering into ANY FORM of communication with her. I'm one of the few that has survived; that has not given up Soulseek altogether after experiencing her darker, TRUE side.



    The Residents
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    Hopes and Fears
  • "Nude With Boots"

    9. Jul. 2008, 7:15

    I got my copy of the new Melvins album in the mail yesterday. Newbury Comics rules, or so I hear, but they really need to bubble wrap their CD shipments because my case was cracked. I know that something like that is insignificant if the disc is alright but honestly, with Waffles and Soulseek and just the very fact that I am on the internet, it's hard to not care about the entire package of my physical copy of a very easily pirated album. Not that I'm justifying piracy; the entire point of my buying the CD is that it is the right thing to do, given that pirating it would be waiving my privilege to listen to the music, though I often selfishly disregard privilege and download a ton of music anyway.

    I'll also admit to have downloaded the leak a few months back. I only listened to it once as to not ruin the entire experience with a rushed and thought to be possibly transcoded first listen. I was impressed but not blown away, though I barely remembered more than the first few songs days later, though I now know not for a lack of quality but a more likely subconscious repression of my memories to enhance my second "first listen" of the album when it was to be officially released. I mean, it's not like I wouldn't have bought it anyway, had it sucked. This is the fucking Melvins we're talking about.

    So far, they have maintained that they can do no wrong. With the announcement of another album, it seemed to me like a failure would have been possible, though very unlikely. I really never gave A Senile Animal much of a chance when I first got into the Melvins a few years ago since the copy I downloaded sounded like shit (one of the few transcodes I found on OiNK), which only lasted me one listen before it was buried in my hard drive and eventually deleted, leaving me to my Ozmas and Bullheads. Only when a girl I (thought I was) madly in love with mentioned that she liked the album (she hated most of the music I listened to out of spite for me, so I thought that it was a pretty big deal) did I lie to her and say that I had heard it many times and loved it; that it was one of my favourites of theirs. When I did listen to it later that night, though, it became one of my favourites and not only in the context of their catalogue. Almost all of the tracks caught my attention on the first listen but it took a few more before I was able to, as objectively as possible, say that "A History Of Bad Men" is probably the finest song that the band has written since "Boris", which is coincidentally my favourite Melvins song. This isn't an A Senile Animal review, though. This is something way simpler:

    Nude With Boots is fucking amazing.

    I'm obviously insanely biased (if you hadn't already picked up on that from the last paragraph) and my opinions on music probably shouldn't be trusted in the first place because I was in Rapeublicans but seriously, I can't think of a better way to describe it. Okay, I probably could but I don't want to get all Melville on your asses because you're better off just finding out for yourself and I'm really only remotely interesting in very small doses.

    If you liked A Senile Animal, you will like this. If you like stoner rock, you will like this. If you like sludgey hard rock throwbacks like Baroness, you will like this. This album is like A Senile Animal's tight-jeans cousin. There is more ass-kicking rock n' roll on this album than on any Melvins album and yet it still retains the subtelties of their last album. The harmonies, the emphasis on riffs and melody rather than the (beautifully) ugly sludge of their earlier records, the overall tightness... That's the first thing you hear on this album. Well, the second. The first thing you hear is a very distorted tambourine that quickly comes into focus, demonstrating the clarity of the production right off the bat. Then, after the sobering tambourine beat and a few bars of triangle jamming, the rest of the band kicks in (two drummers and all) and you hear that tightness. They're even more focused than on the last one and I can't complain. They whole band sounds amazing. I didn't get into Big Business as an entity separate from the Melvins until recently but this record contains some of their best performances I have ever heard (which are only the two Melvins albums they are on and Here Come the Waterworks), especially from Coady Willis this time around. I didn't think that the two drummers concept was explored (or exploited) enough with the last album but this time both Coady and Dale deliver. The preemptive favourite "Billy Fish" is, to me, the best example of this. They demonstrate the possibilities in the intro and chorus but demonstrate the power of two separate kits in sync during the verses.

    The whole thing just kicks so much ass. It's definitely the most back-to-basics Melvins album in recent memory but it does so without being regressive in the least bit. It manages to remain simple and break some new ground at the same time. Buy it if you can find it and download it if you're a cheap bastard; I don't care. Just do yourself a favour and listen to it.
  • Comprehensive List of Bands I Have Seen Live and Was Sober Enough to Remember (In…

    21. Jun. 2008, 8:15

    The "I Go to Shitty Shows Because I Have No Friends or Anything Better to Do" Era

    This is missing many, many bands. This was a long time ago and most of them were (horrible) local screamo or punk bands, so bear with me.

    Underminded (X3)
    Voodoo Glow Skulls
    Rat City Riot
    Bandits (X2)
    Bullets And Octane (X2)
    Wrecking Crew
    Street Dogs
    Adolescents (this was a great show but a fluke)
    Swingin' Utters
    Rise Against
    Don Carlos

    The "Finding My Taste and Following Friends to Shows" Era

    Still missing a lot of bands.

    System of a Down
    The Mars Volta
    The Subways
    Paramore (I didn't want to go, I swear)
    The Skank Agents
    The Atoms
    Quest-ce Que C'est?

    The "I Know What I'm Doing Now" Era

    Not missing as much.

    Violent Femmes (X2)
    The Tragically Hip (X2)
    The Who
    The Sadies
    White Williams
    Dan Deacon (X2)
    My American Heart
    Jimmy Eat World
    The Offspring
    The New Trust
    Loma Prieta

    The "Emily is Awesome" Era

    Missing none.

    Otto von Schirach
    Venetian Snares
    Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
    Spitting Problem
    Harm's Way
    Weekend Nachos
    Black Francis
    The Mars Volta
    The Residents
    Legion of Amplitude
    Teeth Mountain
    Future Islands
    Mariee Sioux
    Alela Diane
  • Restaurant, Jesse Sykes, and EARTH

    21. Jun. 2008, 0:06

    Thu 19 Jun – Earth, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter

    Last night was amazing. Restaurant (crazy electronic bluegrass punk who the fuck knows) and Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter were amazing, though she was kind of a bitch to her guitarist the whole way through. They may have been joking around but she seemed to be complaining to him a lot. Earth were... I can't even describe it. My friend and I smoked before the show and that was great but by the time Jesse Sykes was done the weed had pretty much worn off. We then realized that we forgot all of our cash in her car and the bouncers wouldn't let us run to our car that was a few blocks away. because she's a girl and a good actress, she convinced the bouncers to let us go and after grabbing the cash and smoking some more, we ran back with ample time left before they started. I'd shook Dylan's had and asked him if he was going to stay after the show to sell merch before Jesse Sykes and was surprised at how high his voice is. Given his appearance and the music he makes it was just kind of a shock.

    Anyway, I can't even describe it to anyone who hasn't seen them live. A lot of people looked bored (even though they were headlining and the places was empty before they came on, what the fuck?) it was still one of the most intense live experiences of my life. The parts in "Omens and Portents II: Carrion Crow" where they all stop and start again... I've never felt anything like that before, how time seemed to suspend itself for those two seconds and how I felt like I was falling back to the ground from a high place when they started playing again. Aside from one Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method song ("Land of Some Other Order", I think) they played all-Bees material and it was stunning; even without Bill Frisell's amazing contributions to the songs it was still absolutely beautiful. The songs sounded even slower, even more hypnotic and breathtaking when they were being played in front of me. The crowd was weird, too. My friend and I went to Amoeba earlier and these kids were crossing the street, one of them with tight, ripped jeans, long hair, and a Boris shirt on (the one with the golden pentagram with the goat's head). I pointed the shirt out to her and she said, "That's really what Boris fans look like?", since I'm pretty much the only fan of theirs that she's met in real life and I don't dress like that. I told her that yeah, that's a metalhead and that we'd see a bunch of them at the show. We didn't. There were metalheads, sure (one guy had a really cool Iron Maiden shirt) but they were in the minority. The people looked really... normal. There were a lot of kids but there were a lot of middle-aged people there, too, and not the ones I'd have expected. I expected a bunch of metalhead kids and flannel-clad dudes in their '30s/'40s, you know, the kind of people who you'd expect were the teenagers in Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars' audience. The guy right in front of me looked like a normal, boring kid with a striped polo shirt and cargo jeans, no older than sixteen. Later, I was in back of this hefty, middle-aged Black dude who looked out of place amongst the skinny white teenagers up front with him but he was one of the few that was really into it.

    Seriously, the audience was mostly catatonic, as I mentioned earlier. I always rock the fuck out at shows, no matter what it is and I was pretty stoned so I think I may have been the most... pronounced of the lively people but no one was even bobbing their head! I may have just not caught it, since I had my eyes closed for most of the time but every time I did look back, everyone was just standing still. I obviously didn't expect much movement but I don't understand how this music didn't shake them to their core like it did to me; how they even had control of their bodies in the presence of such compelling and trance-inducing music.

    Restaurant were unexpectedly amazing, with their cymbal made of license plates and bluegrass-on-DXM insanity and Jesse Sykes made beautiful, beautiful music as she and her band always make. Even though the venue has NO FUCKING SIGN INDICATING IN ANY WAY THAT IT IS THE ECHO it's a pretty cool place, though the lights were distracting sometimes. They were cool for the first half of Restaurant but it's time to turn the fucking disco ball off when you're at this kind of show. Sometimes they worked, like the yellow lighting during "Rise to Glory" and I closed my eyes most of the time anyway but it was pretty irritating at times.

    It was an overall amazing show and now I'm sadder than ever that I didn't get to catch them with Sunn O))) and Weedeater last year.
  • Smell My Picture

    5. Jun. 2008, 2:53