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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dayton/Davison performance

Just a quick note to let you all know I'll be performing a short set on Halloween night in collaboration with Robert Dayton (S.Higgins may join us as well). Here are the details:

Inside Voices - Real Halloween
Sunday, Oct. 31, 9pm
1059 Bathurst St.

the border between this world and the otherworld becomes thin on this night

we are opening our house to the hallowed and the haunted

to celebrate the end of the lighter half of the year
and the beginning of the darker half . . .


guided tours from 7pm -9pm
spirits will be loose in the house from 9pm on . . .

installations by
JOELE WALINGA
ALICIA NAUTA
JULIANN WILDING
SARAH D'ANGELO
JESSE JAMES LADEROUTE
MARC LALONDE
MICHAEL COMEAU
JON MCCURLY

performances by
INESSA FRANTOWSKI
HENRI FABERGE
ROBERT DAYTON/W.A.DAVISON

sound installations + live performances from
YOUNG MOTHER
DOLDRUMS
MAN MADE HILL
CARL DIDUR
JOHN TIELLI
ISAAC FLAGG
GUY DALLAS

AND DJ ROBERT DAYTON

we will practice divination w/ drink and trippy treats
until the sun rises on all saints day

This is a house party so expect it to be very crowded and a lot of fun!

Hope to see you there!

- William A. Davison

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carnacki CD

Just received a package in the mail from our dear friend Gregory Scharpen out in Berkeley and contained within said package were several copies of the new Thomas Carnacki CD "The Disappearance Of This Terrible Spool"!

As if that weren't exciting enough, "Gansevoort Two-Step," which is track 4 of this CD, includes a fairly sizable contribution from your humble Recordists (i.e. me and Sherri)!

Thomas Carnacki is the alter-ego of Mr. Scharpen and this is the second Carnacki CD on his own Alethiometer Records label, following the 2006 release of the "Far Voyage From A Placid Island" CD. Both discs are excellent and can be purchased from the man himself ( http://www.myspace.com/thomascarnacki ) or through Aquarius Records in San Francisco, Other Music in New York, and in the case of the "Far Voyage" CD, through CD Baby and ICR Distribution (Europe).

"Gansevoort Two-Step" is comprised of edited excerpts from the second of two collaborative Thomas Carnacki/Recordists performances which were presented in New York City in May of 2008 as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Both collaborations were quite fruitful and yielded a wealth of useful material and we are discussing the possibility of a full-length release of some sort. We'll let you know when and if that seems imminent.

There's a nice write-up for the "Terrible Spool" CD on the website of Aquarius Records and the "Gansevoort Two-Step" track was recently aired on Brian Turner's show on WFMU. We'll continue to track any reviews, blog-posts, airplay, etc. for this release and keep you informed.

- William A. Davison

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tits and Heads!

Two performances coming up this weekend!

First off, although it seems difficult to comprehend how this could have happened, Magic Tits will be making their second public appearance this Friday evening at Smiling Buddha! Someone has obviously taken leave of their senses (possibly me, for starting this project in the first place).

Smiling Buddha Showcase featuring
Kick the Door Down Jackie
and
Magic Tits!
9:30pm $5 cover
(Magic Tits are on at 11pm)

961 College St. (just west of Dovercourt)

Here are some video clips of the Tits in action (so you know, more or less, what to expect):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5eIn60jdbU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko4F6B5dhrk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3qlUL0uCq8

And then!

On Sunday evening Six Heads is tickled pink (note I didn't use that phrase in reference to Magic Tits!) to be opening for Robert Millis (Climax Golden Twins)! This will be the Toronto premiere of his most recent film "This World Is Unreal Like A Snake In A Rope" and there will be a rare solo performance by Mr. Millis as well. Oh, and I just found out GFR are playing too! An event not to be missed!!

Wintage Records & Tapes is proud to present

Film screening for new Sublime Frequencies documentary;

THIS WORLD IS UNREAL LIKE A SNAKE IN A ROPE
A film by Robert Millis (Sublime Frequencies)
55 minutes
A collage of sights and sounds from the eternal never-ending collage that is INDIA. A trip through the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu featuring Hindu trance ceremonies, nagaswaram improvisations, impossibly loud cities, processions, blessings, color, abstractions, detail, music and more. India is impossible to know: it is too vast, too rich and too much of a dream. Offered here is one perspective, one dream, subjective and flawed, hanging by a thread. Robert Millis is a musician and artist, a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies and Dust to Digital record labels. His previous films include Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan and My Friend Rain and was the co-author of Victrola Favorites released on Dust to Digital in 2008.

Including;
A rare live solo performance by the Director and Climax Golden Twins founding member Robert Millis

With special opening guests

Six Heads & Gastric Female Reflex

Sunday October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10)
Live at Teranga (158 Agusta Ave, Toronto)
Doors: 7pm Film Screening: 8pm Performances: 9pm
$8

- William A. Davison

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