Friday, September 19, 2008

OK, SERIOUSLY

I'm taking suggestions...

I have a birthday coming up and I want to ask for some things I know nothing about. So, if you know of any far out films or records or books to check out, I kindly request you use this space to help me out. Could I use the word "out" any more in the previous sentence?

I could just ask for things I know about already, but what the fuck is the fun in that???

Thank you for your time and thought.

My truth keeps marching on!

glory glory hallelujah
the teacher huit me with a ruler
I fucking hit her back
she such a stupid rat
my truth keeps marching on
mine eyes ahve seen the coming
of the burning of the school
we have

38 comments:

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

1. Bennie Maupin (the bass clarinet player on bitches Brew)

Jewel in the Lotus (1974)

make sure to get the edition with the original gorgeous album art.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

2. Alan Licht and Aki Onda

Everydays (2008)

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

3. The Blue Humans

Clear to Higher Time (1991)

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

4. Exuma

Exuma I (1970)
Exuma II (1970)

Richard said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Feel free to keep em comin

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

5. Henry Grimes/Rashied Ali

Going to the Ritual (2008)

(grimes is that bass player that Ive been babbling about since a few years ago when I saw him play with Marshall Allen and is mostly known for his work with albert ayler and cecil taylor. Ali, is known of course amongst other things, from being in a certain other duet album[.....] He is the master of making two member bands feel bigger than beethoven, whatever i dont have to attempt selling his virtues. this album is fuckin awesome!)

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

6. Holger Czukay w/ with Jah Wobble and Jaki Liebezeit

Full Circle (1984)

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

7. Pharoah Sanders

Wisdom Through Music (1972)

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

8. Sun Ra

Sleeping Beauty (1979)


(When I first heard this it was the first sun ra album that I hated I really hated it. i love it, it is so beautiful it will fill you with humility.)

Richard said...

what about that trombonist you like?

any film ideas?

and whats that thurston moore invisible record?

feel free to suggest herzog, or anything else we;ve touched on before too

once again this is great, i really appreciate it

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

9. Sun Ra

A Fireside Chat with Lucifer (1984)



(If you find this GIVE IT TO ME!)

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

yeah that stuff too.

Richard said...

What is the name of the trombonist?

anything specific to go for?

and what was thew name of that one...the world global ensemble or something?

Richard said...

any specific herzog...I cant remember the name of the one thing you told me

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

I guess either of the two Werner Herzog boxsets. but which one to start with? With Kinski, without him?
but you should just see one first probably and decide if its worth it for you buying any of them at all.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Grachan Moncur III is the trombonist

his best album in the world is Evolution (1963)on bluenote

he had an ugly falling out with bluenote in the 60s and most of his other appearances and compositions appear on other peoples albums:

Specifically Wayne Shorter's The All Seeing Eye (1965) and Jackie McLean's Destination Out (1963) which is bascially Evolution part 1 (or 2)

But you can skip most of this confusion and get most of his relaesed/unreleased work from the 60s on the Grachan Moncur III boxset available from Mosaic.

he also put some stuff out in the 70s on the BYG Actuel Label but its not fair to him to start there.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

i guess with Herzog you'd wanna try
Fitzcarraldo
Aguirre Wrath of God
Stroszek
Lessons of Darkness (!!!)

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

I think the Werner Herzog interview book, 'Herzog On Herzog' is worth reading whether you like his movies or not. You will certainly know what to do with the ideas!

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

The Global Unity Orchestra

led by Alexander von Schlippenbach

Deanna said...

This sounds pretty awesome.

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

we just watched tarkovsky's "the mirror" in class. it was really cool. i recommend it.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

that movie's great!! I just saw another one by that guy: Andrei Rublev whats the class?

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

it's "advanced projects in digital media", but the book we're reading is called "the cinematic". we read eisentein and then watched battleship potempkin. then we watched the mirror and had to write about it based on eisentein's theory of "montage as conflict."

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

holy shit. have you written that one yet? if so, how did it go? you should call it "montage as head fuck" I heard thats one of tarkovsky's most autobiographical films [..........................]

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

i think i said something that eisenstein's montage is on a cut-by-cut basis, because he'll go from a shot of two soldiers to one of two ships, each figure taking up relatively the same space within the frame. or he'll have shots like those of the odessa massacre that "conflict" because of the steady, ordered march of the soldiers and the spread out, panicked rush of the citizens. i thought tarkovsky didn't take the theory so literally because he uses montage, just not on a cut-by-cut basis. i actually enjoyed his use of it better, but maybe that's because it's what david lynch does and i've seen and loved so much of lynch's work. lynch must have seen and admired the mirror.

Deanna said...

In case you want to see more Eisenstein, Liz, I think Netflix has a shitload of his movies available for instant viewing. You'd have to watch them on Rich's computer, though.

I've only seen Battleship Potemkin, which was outstanding.

Jackie said...

i get to see obama speak tomorrow!

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

that's awesome, jackie! let us know how it goes!

Jackie said...

i will! i'm so excited to be surrounded by seemingly like-minded people in this town.

Jackie said...

obama was great! i did arrive at like 8 am and then have to wait around until noon to hear him speak, but it was worth it. he did talk a lot about factory workers and creating new jobs (because i mean he's in green bay) and that gotta kinda long towards the end but he is great to listen to either way. i think i might have gotten more excited about seeing senator russ feingold than obama, which is weird but i just love feingold.

Jackie said...

hey rich, i dont know if you'll see this but i won't be around tonight. so i'll give you a call tomorrow night instead.

Jackie said...

but oh, it will be around like 7 cuz i'm watching the presidential debate at a friends house at 8.

Jackie said...

my grandma went to the hospital tonight and is having surgery at 11:30. so if you could think kind thoughts i would really appreciate it.

Deanna said...

Kind thoughts and good vibes are heading her way from my general vicinity, Jackie. I hope she recovers swiftly!

I am so excited for tomorrow. I can't even focus on work. It's stupid.

Richard said...

Jackie- how is your grandmother doing?

Richard said...

Just Goes To Show You Never Can Tell-

The band Spoon has always bored me. Typical of the kind of cutesy crap Pitchfork and over the hill rock writers like. Plus at the height my personal White Stripes mania (late 2000 early 2001) they wrote a song ripping the red & white to shreds.

So imagine my surprise when watching videos two nights ago, I came upon theitr new single and discovered it is fantastic. Not like, good for whats out there now or any other type of equivocation, but straight up fantastic. I listened to it again last night to confirm it, and yeah, its great. The song is called The Underdog...and I guess its like a hit for them? Who knew. And, it was produced by the guy who worked with Kanye? Wonders never cease.

Jackie said...

she's doing ok. she's still in the ICU. she is having dialysis everyday as far as i know. i'm not sure how long she will be in there or if she is getting better/worse, i don't know. i'm trying to work up the courage to go see her again tonight.

Jackie said...

for anyone who has been concerned... my grandma passed away at 3 pm. thank you for thinking of her, i really do appreciate it.