Saturday, January 30, 2010

I just had an 8 hour recording session, I can't get my mind out of 'music mode'.
New album coming in a couple days. I was lazy but I feel like I am not anymore.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I now write for this blog.

Keep an eye open for half-assed reviews / write ups about my favourite music.
Basically an extrapolation of what I already sort of do here.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Blanche- 'Do You Trust Me?'

Another relic from my 14th year. How fucking good is this?


REALITY ISLAND from Warren Hildebrand on Vimeo.

When I was 13 my Dad enrolled me in 'film camp' because I once had huge affinity for making weird James Bond inspired home movies on the giant cassette tape recorder my Dad owned that starred all the kids from my neighbourhood in Mississauga. (If I can figure out how to rip those I'll post them someday) Anyways, the result of FILM CAMP is as follows. We all took like 2 or 3 days to establish a 'plot' and the rest of the two weeks was spent filming and all that fun shit. It's incredibly lame but whenever I get drunk enough I put the DVD on to show everyone at my house during parties. Jeeeuhh.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words

Incredible song with magical guitar playing. I first discovered Geeshie Wiley through a link on the White Stripes forum around 2003 and was one of the first blues musicians that I really developed an affinity for. Well worth investigating.
From Wikipedia:

"Geeshie Wiley (sometimes rendered as Geechie Wiley) was an obscure female United States blues singer and guitar player. She recorded three disc records in the early 1930s, all now highly sought after and worth a fortune to 78 record collectors. There are no known photographs or images of the artist in existence.

Ishman Bracey (whose testimony may or may not be accurate) said that Wiley was from Natchez, Mississippi or nearby, and at one time or another romantically linked to Papa Charlie McCoy. She is rumored to have worked in a medicine show in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1920s. Wiley may have been married to Casey Bill Weldon for a time, following his divorce from Memphis Minnie.

Wiley recorded "Last Kind Word Blues" and "Skinny Leg Blues" in Grafton, Wisconsin for Paramount Records in March of 1930, with Elvie Thomas backing her on second guitar. (Thomas also recorded two songs for Paramount at the session, "Motherless Child Blues" and "Over to My House," with someone, presumably Wiley, providing second guitar and vocal harmonies.) In 1931 Wiley and Thomas returned to Grafton to record two more sides for Paramount, "Pick Poor Robin Clean" and "Eagles on a Half."

Further details of Wiley's early and later life, her career, and her legal name are unknown. The nickname "Geechie" or "Geechee" was most commonly given to people from around coastal South Carolina and Georgia, and is an alternate name for the Gullah ethnic group of that region."

Geeshie Wiley on MySpace

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Split with Glow Worm

Hey guyz, here's the split me and my former Paper Saw comrade Danny did up. Hope you like it!

Total time: 19:30

1. Insomnia Keys
2. New Panic Cure
3. Snow Angels
4. Harvest
5. Wormhole
6. Protein

(1-3 by Foxes in Fiction, 4-6 by Glow Worm)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hey guys.

Happy new year! I've been pretty lack on my blog posts lately, sorry about that. I'm trying to get back into a regular routine of writing, on and off the blog. I might do a set of new years resolutions. I do a list up every year and try and follow them as well as I can. I think this year went pretty well, though I don't remember what exactly I put on my list. Probably whine less and sing more or some sort of ambiguous creative thing. If I can actually find it I'll scan it and post it here.

So I've got one more week left of my break before I have to get back to school and do the art grind again, I don't know how much I'm looking forward to it. Maybe four weeks off was too much, I'm used to staying up until 5 30 in the morning and waking up as the sun begins to set. What the fuck am I doing with my life? lol!

Lots of things in the coming days. My friend Danny (Glow Worm) and I are almost done a split with a bunch of pop songs on them, antithetical to the one I did with De Rol Le' which was largely ambient. Speaking of which, the new cassette tape project I've been more or less slaving over will be done in a day or two as well. If anyone wants a copy just let me know and I'd be glad to send you a copy. There will of course be a digital download as well but who the fuck wants to do that boring shit? That's right, no one.

Here's some graphic work I did at my cottage over New Years for the physical cassette tapes:

A photo I found at the photo lab I worked at last year.

Psyche reviving Cupid.

My friend Tiana from the band Hot White.

Also, here's a strange picture I found on one of those random websites you get redirected to when you misspell a popular website by like one character. I thought it was kind of noteworthy and sad and artificial:

Also, my reel-to-reel came in the mail a couple days before Christmas. It's amazing. And heavy. And smells good. I love it. Expect future songs with heavy tape warmth and warble and overall audio sexiness.

I'll post another micromix in a few days. I'm thinking of not doing them monthly anymore, as I'm running out of ideas for songs to add to them that aren't repeats and aren't boring and no one's really been downloading them at all lately. Fuckers. I think I'm just gonna do them whenever the inspiration hits me and do more specific themes or something. I don't know, the whole monthly thing is meh.
Anyways, keep your ears and eyes peeled, and have a great week and ignore my scattered and fragmented blogging style. I've been cooped up in my apartment too long. Hafiasdhkfadsfasdfasdfsadf/////sdgdf