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Reechard D Taylor

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Fri. June 3 at Marx Cafe: "We Fought the Big One&qu
« on: June 01, 2005, 09:18:00 am »
Hey cats & dogs,
 
 This Friday evening is another round of "We Fought the Big One," the monthly dj night where we celebrate moody & off-kilter sounds emanating from the underground.
 
 Think 4AD. Think Factory Records. And definitely think Creation Records from back in the 80s and early 90s. And that's just a launching pad for where we're at musically. There will also be a healthy dose of unrepentant, angular post-punk (think The Fall, Joy Division, Wire, etc.) to ensure a certain chaotic element is maintained.
 
 This Friday, my friend Brandon and I will be joined by Darren Kiel, who has been known to spin records with me over at Club Asylum as part of the Champagne Socialism collective on Saturdays. Darren is a shoegaze freak, so expect loads of feedback & all sorts of mutated & reverberated guitar sounds...
 
 Here's the details:
 
 "We Fought the Big One" at
 Marx Cafe
 3203 Mt. Pleasant St.
 Washington DC NW
 10pm - 3am
 NO COVER  21+

Bags

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Re: Fri. June 3 at Marx Cafe: "We Fought the Big One&qu
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005, 09:57:00 am »
Hmmmm, perhaps an apres Spoon activity....lovely.   ;)

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005, 05:14:00 pm »
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  Hmmmm, perhaps an apres Spoon activity....lovely.    ;)  
We do spin until 3am Bags, and it would be wonderful to see you again. So glad you made it last month...

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Re: Fri. June 3 at Marx Cafe: "We Fought the Big One&qu
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 06:33:00 pm »
Are the pictures on the civil war in El Salvador still at the Marx Cafe? If so, are they still for sale?

Reechard D Taylor

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005, 02:28:00 am »
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  Are the pictures on the civil war in El Salvador still at the Marx Cafe? If so, are they still for sale?
Not sure about that. I will check though...

Reechard D Taylor

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005, 10:24:00 am »
Just heard through the grapevine that two members of the band The Veldt may be there which I'm excited about. Here's what allmusic.com wrote about The Veldt:
 
 "The Veldt fell just short of being an anathema in the Chapel Hill indie rock scene of the early '90s. Sounding and looking nothing like the striped shirt contingent of Superchunk, Polvo, or Archers of Loaf, the band was more at home with the likes of England's dream pop bands. They were predominantly Black, an unfortunate mark against them. What could be more natural than Black men playing rock & roll? Keep the atmosphere of the Cocteau Twins and AR Kane, add some aggression and more prominent guitars ‚?? that was the Veldt. They were influenced by Echo and the Bunnymen just as much as Jimi Hendrix and Prince, adding discernible lyrics and upping the emotional power where most bands of their ilk shied from the microphone, burying their vocals in guitar wash.
 
 Founded in 1986 by vocalist Daniel Chavis and his brother and guitarist Danny Chavis, they added drummer Martin Levi two years later. With Cocteaus and AR Kane associate Lincoln Fong producing, engineering, and providing bass, the Veldt recorded Marigolds, an EP released in 1992 on Stardog/Mammoth. Shortly after its recording, they recruited a full-time bassist in David Burris. Signed on the strength of the EP to Mercury, they released Afrodisiac, an excellent, muscular dream pop record. In keeping with the AR Kane ties, studio comrade Ray Shulman (Gentle Giant) produced, while the Cocteaus' Robin Guthrie provided some guitar. A number of the record's tracks had "alternative radio hit" written all over them, but unfortunately this didn't happen. Ejected from the major label world, they issued Universe Boat on the independent Yesha, an EP of demos. At some point prior to the recording of the quietly-released 1998 album Love at First Hate (on their own End of the World Technologies), tensions between the Chavis brothers led to Danny's dismissal; Burris also left. Daniel carried on with Sam Clowney and Des White, but the band didn't survive long after support dates for the record.
 
 Somewhat fittingly, the band received their warmest response while touring in the U.K with the Cocteau Twins. The textured guitars went over well, and concert goers were more than happy to see a band who could sound layered and emote vocally at the same time. As the well-worn cliche goes, this didn't translate across the ocean."

Reechard D Taylor

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Re: Fri. June 3 at Marx Cafe: "We Fought the Big One&qu
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2005, 01:20:00 pm »
Here's what we played last month in case anyone was curious...
 
 Rick #1
 Mahogany - "Amelia No. 2"
 The Radio Dept. - "Let Me Have This"
 Disco Inferno - "Footprints in the Snow"
 British Sea Power - "Moley & Me"
 The Lines - "The Landing"
 Autumnfair - "Arterial"
 The Chills - "Satin Doll"
 The Primitives - "Ocean Blue"
 Kitchens of Distinction - "Prize"
 Difference Engine - "5 Listens"
 Pale Saints - "Colours and Shapes"
 The Wake - "Plastic Flowers"
 Biff Bang Pow - "The Beat Hotel"
 Close Lobsters - "Violently Pretty Face"
 McCarthy - "The Well of Loneliness"
 
 Brandon #1
 The Slits - "New Town (live)"
 The Raincoats - "Fairytale in the Supermarket"
 Delta S - "Try"
 The Country Teasers - "Golden Apples"
 X - "Los Angeles"
 Sudden Sway - "Don't Go"
 A Certain Ratio - "The Fox"
 Mars - "11,000 HZ"
 A Frames - "Wasteland"
 Intelligence - "Telephone Wires"
 Vice Versa - "New Girls/Neutrons"
 Christiane F - "Wunderbar"
 Magazine - "Upside Down"
 The Lines - "False Alarm"
 Chuck - "We Got Squeezed"
 Tagmemics - "Chimneys"
 A Popular History of Signs - "Justice Not Vengence"
 PIE/Mono - "49 Second Romance"
 
 Rick #2
 Sad Lovers & Giants - "Imagination"
 The Floor - "Mistake to Make"
 Into Paradise - "Angelus"
 (The Sounds of ) Kaleidoscope - "New Language"
 Airiel - "Kiss Me Slowly"
 Afraid of Stairs - "Not Today"
 Inner Sleeve - "Time of Your Life"
 Ride - "Dreams Burnt Down"
 Catherine Wheel - "The Nude"
 Alcian Blue - "A Strange Day"
 Astral - "Barreling"
 Adorable - "Road Movie"
 Whipping Boy - "Blinded"
 The Wedding Present - "A Million Miles"
 The Sound - "I Can't Escape Myself (BBC session)"
 Echo & the Bunnymen - "Angels and Devils"
 Josef K - "Endless Soul"
 
 Brandon #2
 Gallon Drunk - "Some Fool's Mess"
 The Birthday Party - "Bully Bones"
 Gang of Four - "What We All Want"
 Long Blondes - "Giddy Stratospheres"
 The Psychedelic Furs - "India"
 The Teardrop Explodes - "Sleeping Gas"
 Moonshake - "Cranes"
 Crispy Ambulance - "Eastern Bloc"
 The Buzzcocks - "Nostalgia"
 PIL - "Lowlife"
 Kraftwerk - "The Model"
 Mona Mur - "My Lie"
 Jeff and Jane Hudson - "Los Alamos"
 
 Vs. session
 Abecedarians - "Smiling Monarchs" (Brandon)
 The Beloved - "A Hundred Words" (Rick)
 Tiny Town - "Six Hundred Candles" (Brandon)
 The Room - "A Shirt of Fire" (Rick)
 Earwig - "Blind and Stupid" (Brandon)
 Mighty Lemon Drops - "Something Happens" (Rick)
 Ilya Volkswagons - "I Kill Myself (?)" (Brandon)
 This Scarlet Train - "Picture Frame" (Rick)

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Re: Fri. June 3 at Marx Cafe: "We Fought the Big One&qu
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2005, 02:23:00 pm »
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Into Paradise - "Angelus"
Dayum - theres a blast from the past

Reechard D Taylor

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2005, 02:57:00 pm »
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Into Paradise - "Angelus"
Dayum - theres a blast from the past [/b]
I love that song. We actually put it on our 1-year-anniversary mix cd that we made for everybody and a lot of people tell me how much they love the track. I hadn't even heard it until about a year ago when a friend of mine played me the original 7". Any idea if "Angelus" was ever played on 120 mins. or college alt radio?  I think if it was it could have been a massive hit. Then again maybe not...so hard to measure those things.

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2005, 03:23:00 pm »
I didn't think anyone here had ever heard of them
 
 I went to college in Dublin w/ some of their mates
 
 pm me if you have any extra 1st anniversary compilation cds - I'd be interested in a copy
 
 
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Originally posted by brennser:
   
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Into Paradise - "Angelus"
Dayum - theres a blast from the past [/b]
I love that song. We actually put it on our 1-year-anniversary mix cd that we made for everybody and a lot of people tell me how much they love the track. I hadn't even heard it until about a year ago when a friend of mine played me the original 7". Any idea if "Angelus" was ever played on 120 mins. or college alt radio?  I think if it was it could have been a massive hit. Then again maybe not...so hard to measure those things. [/b]

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Re: Fri. June 3 at Marx Cafe: "We Fought the Big One&qu
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2005, 03:25:00 pm »
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  I went to college in Dublin w/ some of their mates
 
UCD?
(o|o)

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Re: Fri. June 3 at Marx Cafe: "We Fought the Big One&qu
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2005, 03:31:00 pm »
yup
 
 
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  I went to college in Dublin w/ some of their mates
 
UCD? [/b]

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2005, 02:54:00 am »
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Into Paradise - "Angelus"
Dayum - theres a blast from the past [/b]
One of my favorite tracks on the disc.   ;)

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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2005, 12:11:00 pm »
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  yup
   
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  I went to college in Dublin w/ some of their mates
 
UCD? [/b]
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didnt that place feel like a soviet bloc training camp or something?  possibly the worst architecture i've ever seen ... it was nice having three campus pubs though   :D
(o|o)

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Re: Fri. June 3 at Marx Cafe: "We Fought the Big One&qu
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2005, 02:36:00 pm »
yeah, atrocious design - legend had it it was designed w/ the student riots of the 60s in mind in such a way that there were very few open spaces or quads where students could congregate to demonstrate
 
 but I have great memories of the place
 
 three pubs? I only remember two, the main bar and the sports bar - I was at the opening night of the sports bar - open bar, man oh man, was I hurting the next day   :D  [/b][/quote]