Sunday, June 2, 2013

Future Forecast

Hi podcast listeners and contributors,

Brigid from S.M.P. here, just wanted to let people know I will be doing the show less often, but with extra pizazz from now on. I decided that until I have a better online file-storage system to host shows from, I'd rather just do the show whenever we have a studio session to broadcast.

Hopefully this will do two things in particular: one, make for more regular Mound Of Sound performance recordings, and two, make the show even more concentrated on the newest of the new freshness, with extra attention to the underground classics of recent years also.

I hope you will still be just as excited to hear new shows, and that all of you regulars got a chance to hear the special with Four Hands (Rick Weaver). It's still available as a digital file so grab it while you can, and I'll just let the excitement build for a while while we prepare for the next episode.

Best wishes and luv,

DJ Oxhorn

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sorry Mom Podcast #13 With Special Guest Four Hands!


Track

Artist

Album

Living In A Girl's World

Sweetie Sweats

S/R

Live In The M.Eisenstadt studio '08

Pro Bro Gold

WMNF 88.5 fm Archives

Whip In Reach

Lazy Magnet

S/R

Break

Live Session @ The Mound Of Sound 5/16/2013

Four Hands (Rick Weaver)

Sorry Mom Podcast

Break

Post-Enlightenment

J. Zagers

Nifty Fifty Compilation #1

Schoolyard (Club Mix)

Merchandise

Schoolyard/Graveyard 7"

ALLSEQLATER

Porno Jump-Start

Data Transfer

To The Point Part 1

Radio Shock

Internal Symmetry

Break

RECYCLE

Unicorn Hard-On

Diamond Habitat

Track 6

Then And Than

Nightrider's Microwave Van Club

Margo Darling At The Treasure Island Funk Center

Su Sous Toulouse En Rouge

Split w/Lovebrrrd

Break

Derngenerous

Haves&Thirds

Now I Know Why Tigers Eat Their Young

Wild Dogs, Crooked Road

Pony Payroll Bones

Freedom Of Choice Compilation

Break

Whorl Of The Ear

Lambskin

INC 2013 Tape

Interview With Four Hands (Rick Weaver)... Podcast #13 Soon To Follow!

May is generally full of tricks and surprises, reasons to be lonesome, new loves found, icy beer as a substitute for coffee, hanging out with friends in the yard/porch and more, but I've rarely known this month in particular to bring such finalized, concrete offerings to the ear and the eye via Spring's ephemera. I like being surprised, though. Here's what I've learned. Don't drink on an empty stomach, count your blessings, all the adages your great grandmother told you are true, and once you've checked in to the Hand Hotel, you may never return "the same" as you were before...



S.M.P.~ How long have you been envisioning or actively working on Four Hands?:

R.W.~ I discovered Four Hands on the evening of Friday, February 15 during tape preparations for the song "Crooners" in the tail end of the final performance of Dinner Music.  Some blink-of-an-eye spiritual interference entered through the instrument cables, traveling into the second channel of a Portastudio where it confused and agitated the prerecording, afterwards bouncing back and curling through the cables and leading to the power strip, where this strange, quick, and unidentifiable energy / disturbance knocked the power out for a thousandth of a second.  At the time I blamed faulty wiring.  Later on I began to superstitiously suspect its presence coincided with the death of a newfound friend and neighbor.

The true culprit was fingered when I relocated from the North Shore to MLK in March.  Immediately after loading my hardware in, I checked into the Hand Hotel, in the midst of a "loner weekend" with the Perfect Man. I'd already spent some hefty time in St. Louis during the LOGE VIDEO BLACK TENT productions with some of the residents of the Hand Hotel, so it came as no surprise that my new workspace located in a former boy's bedroom also housed the immortal immaterial hotel.  They had traveled all the way from the Midwest to the South with me.  No wonder power was acting funny that night in the Beast Hole.  Some of those gnarly and convoluted creatures had gotten into the woodworks.  It seems wherever I go, the hotel follows.    


S.M.P.~ With this project, I hear a kind of supernatural progression from Dinner Music and Ruined Frame that I was very much hoping for, with elements of so many different types and dimensions of song/sound structures. Do you have any releases in progress, or would you like to catch folks up on any other recent works?

R.W.~ Trotter Huff, H.H.'s head of marketing, has me working hard to make the sales.  Trotter makes it clear that I must have all bases covered.  Currently the Hand Report featured in the online periodical "And Some of His Sons Were Horses" handles words, as does the Hand Hotel Welcome Kit, a shallow introductory package offered through Loge Media and Human Conduct containing writings, a welcome letter, a comic about the Perfect Man, the final full-length soundtrack by Dinner Music in bootleg CD-R form, advertisements, and Trotter Huff's debut as professional crooner.  The last Dinner Music full-length is scheduled for prim and proper release on Spleen Coffin.  The full-length is the soundtrack to Blood Quantum, a video which fictionalizes events involving the residents White Ghost, Lila Maria, Shadow Brother, and Fuzz.  I am currently producing Stardaddy Dixie's rock full-length, "Tennessee", featuring his signature ham 'bare' bone rhythmic style, which will be included in the second night of the Welcome Kit serial.  Bezoar Formations will be getting a master for the full-length "The Perfect Man" any day now.  Other releases in the works include "The Secular Arm", a spoken word split with Moth Cock's Doug, and "The Living Stereo".


S.M.P.~ Do you see yourself touring as Four Hands soon? (If so, would you enlist any additional hands to help you?)

R.W.~ Unfortunately, I've been punished by Lila Maria for excess in material pursuits and collector's relapse.  The sentence is a 9-to-5 position at the Pushtown Pharmacy.  Although I've been demoted to "Weekend Warrior" status, I do suspect the H.H. gang are employing additional night auditors and customer service representatives to take care of their business.


S.M.P.~ Would you tell me more about the cast of characters you mention in the outro on your recording session?

R.W.~ I may inform you only with that which has been revealed to me through the "greeting card glints" of Lila Maria.  And of those dim fragmented half-eye revelations, I am limited in that which I am permitted to inform you.  May I?

Trotter Huff, as stated before, is the head of marketing and a dilettante crooner.  His vocal cords were ripped out by the Growler during the battle of Bierce Ridge.  The Growler converted them into black velvet tent paintings of villi.  The paintings were used as decor and ticklish prophylactics and dangle on the walls of the singular room in the Hotel.  Due to this incident, Huff relates and resembles the classic and scandalous crooner "Whispering" Jack Smith, whose voice was diminished by poison gas in World War I.  The invention of the intimate microphone has allowed singers like Huff and Smith to communicate a low level dynamic of singing which otherwise would be buried in the mix of speakeasies and ringtones.  Folks used to call the crooning style "cheating", but crooning has stood the test of time as a perfect intimate union between voice and electricity.

Stardaddy Dixie is your cookie cutter rebel, still adhering to the old novel ways.  He says "Daddy's got you licked" and boasts and purses his orifices and points his drunken finger at you, stating absurd and idiotic statements like "I'm more captivating than the Canterbury Tales."  I find his self-conscious obsession with his "Whiteman Southland" identity repulsive.  Whenever I tell him anything directly straightforward and obscene, to his face, without any of that sneaky read-between-the-lines Southern Hospitality, he whomps me with his microphone.  His main interests are religion, racism, and bedding your woman in the form of a snake.  When he whistles inside of me, I must give the man what he needs.  

Dial & Joy are two of my co-workers in the Pushtown Pharmacy.  Joy is a beast of a lady who finds the most unusual places to eat crawfish and put out her cigarette butts.

Rich Bank publishes the punk zine, "Street Shiner", which houses his convoluted political views and schizophrenic opinions.  Don't say that to his face though, unless you want to end up in his front porch mirror maze of eternal point / counterpoint.  Like Daddy, Bank jumps at every chance to take his clothes off.  Another "vanity spirit".  He is not to be confused with the esoteric, prolific, and pitch perfect session musician Rich Bank of the Silver Palace Songsmiths.

Growler, Blue Boy, and the Maverick I must skip for the time being.

The Healer is Jeff Host (aka Jeffrey Leader, the Golden Host), who performs solo as Chemtrails.  His sync-perfect synth sets on the Form A Log, Moth Cock, Chemtrails tour healed me every night.

Time of Death refers to the event described in question one.  "Vernon knows his weather"

"greeting card glint" refers to a method of revelation Lila Maria Veve employs.  I have seen the tactic utilized in the flesh by Fred Lonberg-Holm.

S.M.P.~ When did you reach the decisive understanding that music was likely to take over the majority of time and thought?

R.W.~ I don't recall.  I'm not sure it does.

S.M.P.~ Tell me a little bit about your recent film-making experiences.

R.W.~ Megan Hollenbeck sent me footage of the late great wizard Dennis Palmer to edit into a new video form with the intention of showing it during his memorial at Barking Legs Theater.  The month and a half that I knew him as a neighbor was barely longer than the length of Cabin Boy, but it housed some intense, fiery moments and conversations.  I kept those powerful and vortical experiences in mind during editing.  I had extreme anxiety leading up to the screening, since I was a new guest at his creative table.  I wasn't sure if my naive expressions and recollections, coupled with the violent splicing of his face and voice, would offend his much closer friends and collaborators.

I dedicate it to Evan Lipson, Bob Stagner, and Melissa Johnson.

Technically, the video came up shy of expectations.  I've realized video 8, while textural and abstract, does not translate chaos as well as digital cameras probably can.  The tempo is too slow.  Ideally, I'd love to edit a human animation frame by frame with HFR in 3D.  This problem of tempo has slowed the work down on a video begun in December for White Suns, which I've been working on the final 5% since December 4th, its original day of conception.

S.M.P.~ If you had to choose one art form (aside from audio or video) to express yourself through as a primary, what would it be?

R.W.~ Moccasins.

S.M.P.~ Dream collaboration? Can be with you and anyone, or between others.

R.W.~ A spoken word split with Moth Cock's Doug.

S.M.P.~ Care to disclose Human Conduct Records ordering info or other ways to get in touch with you?

R.W.~ I'd love to.  rickjweaver@gmail.com http://humanconductrecords.blogspot.com 812 Park Ave Chattanooga TN 37403 443-812-2602


S.M.P.~ Thanks so much for your performance and your company, you are really one of a kind. I hope to hear more Four Hands releases soon! Anything else you'd like to share?

R.W.~ Yes.  I once caught a glimpse of the Hate Hotel, basically a sleight of hand / descent into pure evil chasms, and I hope for the audience's sake that that permutation of the Hand Hotel never leaks out ever again.  I'd also like to thank you for the questions and the airtime, as well as the experience surrounding the session.  Birds, paintings, licking lizards, New York cut, roosters, fully loaded coffee, arugula, a near scan of "Chances", did I leave anything out?

S.M.P.~ All bases covered, crowd is thrilled, until the next time! ! !

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sorry Mom Podcast #12!!!!!

1 Crazy 2   
Better Psychics
Better Psychics   

2 Phone Booth
Russian Tsarlag   
Midnight At Mary's House           

3 Crawl   
Rover Hook   
Self-Released

4 Neighbors Knock   
Table   
Neighbors Knock Tape           

5 After Cuts   
Miami Angels in America   
Dada Damage Compilation           

6 Data Leak       
Kirk Fogg               
Self-Released

7 CLUTTER   
Porno Jump-Start   
IT HAS COME TO THIS           

8 Green Angel   alt. take   
SHV   
Scene Ripper           

9 Hall of Mirrors   
Daily Life   
Necessary and Pathetic   

10 Evan's Riff   
The Outside World   
NPComp

11 I Locked The Door   
Merchandise
Strange Songs (In The Dark)   

12 Room 9 (Memory Hole)   
Jimmy Sanchez & His Crystal Balls   
Freedom Of Choice Compilation 1
           
13 A Strange Community   
Ami Dang   
Hukam           

14 Strange Medicine in the Desert   
HNY   
Freedom Of Choice Compilation 1           

15 Invisible Blouse   
Dads           
Invisible Blouse 7"
   
16 Messin Round   
Whorish Boorish
Self Released

17 The Shaggy D.A.   
Suicide Magnets   
Christmas       
   
17 Blood Quantum Drummer's Dropout   
Dinner Music   
Nifty Fifty Compilation I
           
18 58 Days On The Road   
U Can Unlearn Guitar   
No Strings   

19 Don't Let The Devil Find You   
Dirty Beaches   
Deluxe Double Fold Night-People Compilation   

20 Babies Wearing Glasses   
Andrew Barranca   
Self Released           

21 Stephanie   
Hospice Witchery
Self Released
           
22 Creep Beat   
Body Rot   
Tuff Muscle [Cassette]   

23 Flyhoney   
Brooke Chekofsky   
Self Released

24 Peanut Gallery   
Fifi   
Roundhouse Compilation 1       

25 By Flesh and Blood Alone   
Catheua   
Adventure Hippies Comp           

26 Exhaustions   
Slag Ralden           
Self Released
   
27 Innumerable   
Ryan Phillip   
Departures   

28 Sea Dream
Omebi   
Self Released
       

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Random Interlude (With Gratitude)

Hi!

I realize it has been a while since we've done an artist feature or review, but that may all change soon.

Look forward to a new, free, downloadable broadcast in the next day or so. I've had my hands and ears full with the organizing of a fantastic new music compilation, but I haven't forgotten about this month's S.M.P!

Just a heads up: Special guest Rick Weaver will be stopping by to record for later broadcast on the show this May! His new solo project is called Four Hands, and we are very stoked about hearing him on the show.

If you ever want to send music for review or any kinds of sounds which you would like to see included in this free podcast series, as always, feel free to send them on down...

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Contact: sorrymompodcast@gmail.com

Or telepathy is sometimes useful also, though written word has a tendency to keep it's luster for a bit longer.

Appreciate your taking the time to read this!

Best wishes this Spring,

Brigid from S.M.P.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sorry Mom Podcast #11 ! ! !






DEEYAY
Svelte
Self Released

SPQR
Side A
Black Diamonds In The Nite

Sweetie Sweats
Rain Drop'n
Self Released

Lamb Skin
Ceder
INC Tape

Unicorn Hard-On
Persian Cats
Split 12" w/Container

Gel Set
Ace Of Spadez
Self Released

Toe Ring
Justified
Timex

Ryan Philip
Time Frame (Helus Edit)
Self Released

Social Junk
It Just Isn't The Same
Born Into It

Su Sous Toulouse En Rogue
Margo Darling At The Treasure Island Funk Center
Split w/Lovebrrd

Aether Jag
Soft Power
Petra Genetrix

Blanche Blanche Blanche
Final Notice
Our Place

Russian Tsarlag
Down That Road
Midnight At Mary's House

D. Vassalotti
L'ange Rogue
Night People Compilation

Slavescene
Live at The Mons Venus
Bloodfest 2009

Suicide Magnets
Shilo Pepin
Christmas

Rose Quartz
Clockwork
King Fahrenhiet

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sorry Mom Podcast #10 With Live Recordings From Russian Tsarlag!!!






Deluxin
She's Looking Eerie
Black and White

Andrew Barranca
A Clue (Big Bass Remix)
Self Released

Yakuza Dance Mob
Whale Blubber Funk
Blubber of The Whale EP

David Vassalotti
Work In Progress
Roundhouse Compilation II

The Outside World
Evan's Riff
Night People Comp

Secret Boyfriend
Demon Limb
Secret Boyfriend

Russian Tsarlag
Live In The Mound Of Sound
Sorry Mom Podcast

Sam V
Samantha's Vacation
Self Released

Kirk Fogg
Data Leak
Self Released

Monogamy
Beatrice
Leaving Ludington

Merchandise
Schoolyard (Club Mix)
Schoolyard/Graveyard 7"

Gel Set
Forever
Self Released

Porno Jump-Start
Almost Here
In Tune For Summer 2010

Godsnack
Skeleton Gloves
Demo

Roomdance
Sexual Fern Gully
Paradoxical Sleep

The Explanations Point
Test 2
The Explanations Point

Sweetie Sweats
Howlin' In The Fog
Self Released

Blanche Blanche Blanche
Talk Out Loud
Blanche Blanche Blanche

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sorry Mom Podcast #9

Sorry Mom Podcast #9 Playlist:

 Hour One:

 

Hour Two:

 

Leslie Keffer
Finally, Caves
Finally Caves LP

Ryan Philip
Innumerable
Departures

Blanche Blanche Blanche
Headroom Stages
Our Place

Profligate
Against The Wall-Gate/Mode-Attack Remix
More Records

Cube
Arcade Scene (Phase 4)
Bride Of Walkman

Merchandise
In Nightmare Room (Dave's Room)
ANgels In The Station

FUN
Track 5
Breathmint CD

Aether Jag
Soft Power
Petra Genetrix

Unicorn Hard-On
Persian Cats
Split 12" w/Container

Daily Life
Mindless Power
Necessary And Pathetic

SHV
The Slab
Scene RIpper


Hour Two:

The Dirt
Bag Of Bad Things
Comes Alive

( )
What Shall You Say Tonight?
False X Mas

Brooke Chekofsky & Gabriel Muse
Music Box
Self Released

Whorish Boorish
Quit Yr Cryin
Self Released

Ami Dang
Manali
Hukam

Big & Tall
Night Set @ Bloodfest 2009
Bloodfest 2009

Body Rot
Red Light A Go Go
Tuff Muscle

J Zagers
Neat To Know
Fold

Fifi
Reading Rainbow
Roundhouse Compilation II

PC Worship
Staring At The Sun
Cola Heavy Nights

Russian Tsarlag
Cruising On Cardboard
Midnight At Mary's House

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sorry Mom Podcast #8!


Segment A

Segment B



Playlist for Sorry Mom Podcast #8

Gel Set
Atom Bomb
Self Released

Uncanny Valley
Rising
Night People Compilation

Ryan Philip
7000 Tears
Demo

Young Egypt
Rubberbandz
The Red Tape

Unicorn Hard On
Wildfire Girls
Split 12" w/Container

Roover Hook
Roover Trooper
Self Released

Sweetie Sweats
Candypop
Self Released

Preaux Breaux Geauxld
Night Set
Bloodfest 2009

Skeleton Warrior
Porno World
Luvsik

Merchandise
Worthless Apology
Strange Songs (In The Dark)

Andrew Barranca
Metal Beach
Self Released

Outmode
830 2
Outmode/Lesson Lesson Lessen Relearn Split

Sharlyn Evertsz
Silver Six
Self Released

DJ Hollow Life
13 Days With The Succubus
Self Released

Black Beast of Arrrghhh
Yrachaz
Self Released

Mark Castle
I Pray To Dog
Self Released

Femminielli
Estados Alterados
Dada Damage Compilation

Las Fritas
Plastic
Self Released

Buoyant Sea
Christmas Time In Chicago
Self Released

Russian Tsarlag
Slowly Wiped Away
Liquid Nails

Argotiers
Argotiers Demo
Self Released

Hurricanes of Love
Winter Home
Split 12" w/Invisible Circle

Omebi
Vision Turns To Stone
Self Released

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dinner Music (Rick Weaver), St Louis, MO

Dinner Music (Rick Weaver), St Louis, MO

 
     I wanted to begin this hopefully informative spread fresh off of listening to Clam Date (a Human Conduct Records release), maybe three times in a row. Having recently unearthed my copy from a hidden box of packed goods that I had been keeping in storage, you can now hear all about how this soundtrack tape was like the missing link in my understanding and reconnection to cassette culture and the power of analog. For years, I didn't have an adequate stereo tape listening facility, unless I was plugged into phones. No excuse, I know, but so many great, mind blowing releases from the last couple years being put on hold in my life solely for their "obsolete" format? Unacceptable. Absolutely. And my Walkman was hissy crap, so it didn't help much.

     Now on to bigger and better stereos, (I swear I have a point here), about a year and 1/2 ago, I finally got back to basics. Nowadays, it's rare that I spin a disk that I haven't MP3'd up to my computer, but tapes, records, and lathes have taken those digital files places. Why? Maybe they have more personality. More presence. Maybe the sound of digital skipping is so much more unbearable than the sound of a record skipping. And so on. So now that I can preach with great authenticity about the power of non-digital listening formats, I still hope to convince you of how some of them, way too many to mention here, have changed my life for good.

      Dinner Music is the moniker Rick Weaver chose for his tape spliced, organ and piano infused, drum machine, noise, and sonically all over the place soundtrack recordings. Live, this can be anything from soundscapes improvised to suit the mood of any surroundings, to song performance and re-creation. In addition to Dinner Music, Rick also plays in/has been a part of the following acts: The New Flesh, Form-A -Log, Ruined Frame, Female Topics, and also with Age Wave in the Age Wave/Dinner Music "Alley Vision" cassette collaboration with Form-A-Log member Ren Schofield.

   
     

(Dinner Music Live @ The Bank)

     Multi-instrumentalist, vocal contortionist, and purveyor of the unexpected, Rick's music and label Human Conduct Records, http://humanconductrecords.blogspot.com are steadfast examples of the validity of analog musical archives, and more so, the importance of listening to space apart from time, sounds that rattle, shake, and ease the spirit simultaneously. Why did Clam Date change my life? How have other releases like "Electric Hukam" and "Alley Vision" shaped the way I see and hope to create music as well? By taking apart the complex, and reconstructing atmosphere, sound, and musical influence as one addictive and cathartic listening experience. You really should follow the link above to his label homepage and create your own HCR perspective.



His newest DM release can be ordered and previewed here:

Bathetic Records' New Release: 

Tomb of Comb (Dinner Music)

     Rick lives in St Louis, MO, and can be found working on original film and music projects with the likes of Wendy Hyatt, Larva Lu, and other gifted contributors. Many surprises on the horizon, most likely. Don't say I didn't warn you...