Sunday, October 25, 2009

And All Hardcore Fiends Will Die By Me

Not entirely timely, given the past number of days were eaten up by a brief escape from the metro region, but...


I've already had my say about this "grey vampire" nonsense, so all that remains is to dedicate the mixes below to the architects of this ignis fatuus "new orthodoxy."

Still, mind you... I wonder, reading such smug & protective excuses & egotism, if those paralyzed by prolepsis aren't simply exhausting themselves defending bad ideas.

Click on the titles to download.

Righteous Maelstrom (The Autumn Edition)

1. Brian Eno - "No One Receiving"
2. The Flaming Lips - "Convinced of the Hex"
3. Pissed Jeans - "Half Idiot"
4. Wu-Tang Clan - "Shame On a Nigga"
5. Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - "I'm Gonna Dig Myself a Hole"
6. Big Flame - "Every Conversation"
7. The Jesus Lizard - "Mouthbreather"
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "If 6 Was 9"
9. The Jesus & Mary Chain - "Suck"
10. The Billy Nayer Show - "Only I Can Save the World"
11. Grouper - "Disengaged"
12. Flipper - "Living For the Depression"
13. Busta Rhymes - "Woo Ha!! Got You All In Check"
14. XTC - "Outside World"
15. The Mothers of Invention - "Who Are the Brain Police?"
16. NoMeansNo - "I Am Wrong"

Righteous Maelstrom (The Fall Edition)

1. The Fall - "The Man Whose Head Expanded"
2. The Fall - "Fantastic Life"
3. The Fall - "Mere Pseud Mag. Ed."
4. The Fall - "What You Need"
5. The Fall - "Slates, Slags, Etc." Live
6. The Fall - "Recipe For Fascism"
7. The Fall - "Who Makes the Nazis?"
8. The Fall - "Gut of the Quantifier"
9. The Fall - "New Puritan" Peel Session

6 comments:

pollywog said...

what we need is a new breed of leaders..stand up organise!!!

Seb said...

Enter the Catch-22 that anyone who'd want to be a leader is more or less disqualified de facto their wanting to be a leader.

As David Simon said, "Whatever institutions you attach yourself to will fuck you."

pollywog said...

lead by default cos no other fucker wants to take the point...

...lose the attachment, lose the stress...be your own institution and fuck yourself ?

Seb said...

Funny thing is, I can think of several examples of people becoming institutions unto themselves and somehow managing to fuck themselves in the process.

Not fucked cosmically or lump-sum, mind you. But inexorably mired in their own shortcomings, as much as fueled by their own strengths.

"But that's what makes them them, innit?"

(Awesome, awesome pics, by the way.)

pollywog said...

hah...you're talking bout k-punk again eh ?

...he must feel so righteous in his singularly institutionalised fucked uppedness tho

its admirable in a way but i bet hes too attached to it and stressed because of it...

as for the photos...thanks, it's hard trying to make something so pleasant as my view somehow dark and brooding

i'm hoping to make beats again soon. was thinking of trying to do "burial" if he lived in the new zealand countryside:)

Seb said...

Actually, I wasn't aiming that at K-Punk for once. I was thinking more of folks like Mark E. Smith, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits... the kind of people who are so singularly themselves that the line between persona and person becomes blurred and they become trapped, for better or worse, in themselves.