Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2016

lied zum sonntag: in da discothek

Dienstag, 1. November 2016

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Damo Suzuki (8/11)

Very early pressings of Throbbing Gristle's "Second Annual Report" (1977) came with an official questionnaire by Industrial Records, consisting of 39 (un-)related TG questions.



1. How did you first hear about T.G.? Not exciting···anyway I don't surprise anything any more.
2. Did you buy "Second Annual Report" L.P.? Why I should buy?
3. If so did you buy it from a record shop? If "Yes", which one? 
4. Did you buy the L.P. from I.R. mail order?
5. What equipment do you use to play records? Human Voice.
6. Is the equipment yours or do you share? If you share it, with whom do you share? Everyone has voice.
7. How much approximately do you spend on records each year? I won't buy anything.
8. What were the last 5 records you bought (apart from TG)? ————————
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available? all those controled pieces fits not together with my life-style.
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like. Instant music I only like.
11. Have you seen TG live? Even I didn't know they exists.
12. If "Yes", where? How many times?
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema? No.
14. What was the last film you saw? The Ultimate Gift.
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines? No
16. If "Yes", which ones?
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show? No
18. If "Yes", which one(s)?
19. What was the last book you read? Kojiki, a Japanese ancient nobel
20. How long ago was it? Yesterday.
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education) Human Being.
22. What kind of school did ou go to? Mixed or single sex? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public? Highschool mixed sex.
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? The Bible. I don't belongs to church any organisation they won't work on Jesus Way!!
24. Do you live with your parents? I'm old enough
25. If you play the TG album or single, what time(s) of day and under what conditions do you play each? (e.g. night whilst drinking coffee, etc. I must be a sick.
26. Do you have any special skill? I don't need, life it's self is skill enough.
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend? Ask my girlfriend.
28. Do you have any pets? I live in small apartment, poor to have pets.
29. Have you ever been out of the U.K.? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often? I'm living in Germany. I go to UK often.
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it? Politic is just shit, won't help people who needs help.
31. What type of food do you eat most often? Home made healthy food using organic materials.
32. Do you use alcohol? What types? At the moment none - There is nothing to celebrate or disapointed.
33. Do you use tobacco? Not that much.
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what? Totaly, my life = music (creativity)
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what?
36. If you were writing this questionaire, what other questions would you ask people? If you have a lot of suggestions add another sheet to this with them on it. I don't ask people. I like people who does his thing without matter of trends. The words people make has no real basis. I trust in people who do things without talking too much.
37. What is your greatest ambition? To be myself.
38. Do you have a very special obsession/fetish? Everydays living.
39. If "Yes", what is it?                         ↵

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Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016

Dienstag, 4. Oktober 2016

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Tim Presley (7/11)

Very early pressings of Throbbing Gristle's "Second Annual Report" (1977) came with an official questionnaire by Industrial Records, consisting of 39 (un-)related TG questions.



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Sonntag, 25. September 2016

lied zum sonntag: so long

Freitag, 26. August 2016

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Ted Feighan (6/11)

Very early pressings of Throbbing Gristle's "Second Annual Report" (1977) came with an official questionnaire by Industrial Records, consisting of 39 (un-)related TG questions.


1. How did you first hear about T.G.? Friends
2. Did you buy "Second Annual Report" L.P.? NO
3. If so did you buy it from a record shop? If "Yes", which one? N/A
4. Did you buy th L.P. from I.R. mail order? N/A
5. What equipment do you use to play records? N/A Record player / Numark
6. Is the equipment yours or do you share? If you share it, with whom do you share? Mine
7. How much approximately do you spend on records each year? $2,000+
8. What were the last 5 records you bought (apart from TG)? "Bora Bora", "Mango", "Atomic Bomb", "Tiki Room", "Rum Tum"
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available? Kind of
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like. Could be better
11. Have you seen TG live? NO
12. If "Yes", where? How many times? N/A
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema? NO
14. What was the last film you saw? Jurassic Park
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines? NO Yes?
16. If "Yes", which ones? Juxtapoz
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show? NO
18. If "Yes", which one(s)? N/A
19. What was the last book you read? Brian Wilson Bio
20. How long ago was it? 5 Yrs
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education) Musician/Artist
22. What kind of school did you go to? Mixed or single sex? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public?  Catholic High School, Public College
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? NO
24. Do you live with your parents? NO
25. If you play the TG album or single, what time(s) of day and under what conditions do you play each? (e.g. night whilst drinking coffee, etc. ———————
26. Do you have any special skill? Many
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend? Wife
28. Do you have any pets? Yes, Dog, Oscar
29. Have you ever been out of the U.K.? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often? India, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Canada, Yearly
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it? Very liberal
31. What type of food do you eat most often? Sandwiches
32. Do you use alcohol? What types? Yes, Beer / whiskey
33. Do you use tobacco? NO
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what? Yes, Music production
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what? Exercise
36. If you were writing this questionaire, what other questions would you ask people? If you have a lot of suggestions add another sheet to this with them on it.
37. What is your greatest ambition? happiness with family
38. Do you have a very special obession/fetish? Colors
39. If "Yes", what is it?                         ↵

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Sonntag, 21. August 2016

lied zum sonntag: found frozen corndog

Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2016

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Susan Dietrich Schneider (5/11)

Very early pressings of Throbbing Gristle's "Second Annual Report" (1977) came with an official questionnaire by Industrial Records, consisting of 39 (un-)related TG questions.



1. How did you first hear about T.G.? My late, ex-husband, Joel, mentioned them back in the 80s, probably after reading about them in Melody Maker or New Musical Express, which he bought regularly when we lived in Boston. And being vegetarian, both of us were repulsed by their name, so we never considered buying an album. We were still all about love and peace from our hippie days in San Francisco and were pretty disheartened by the nihilism of the industrial and punk movements, and we assumed T.G. was yet another band of that type.
2. Did you buy "Second Annial Report" L.P.? No.
3. If so did you buy it from a record shop? If "Yes", which one? N/A
4. Did you buy the L.P. from I.R. mail order? N/A
5. What equipment do you use to play records? Eric and I bought a cheap phonograph (a vintage replica) when The Space Lady's Greatest Hits came out, but it didn't play albums at the right speed so we gave it away.
6. Is the equipment yours or do you share? If you share it, with whom do you share? N/A
7. How much approximately do you spend on records each year? Probably less than $10.00 at used record stores.
8. What were the last 5 records you bought (apart from TG)?
Piano pieces — Frederic Chopin
"The Messiah" — George Frederic Handel
"Joan Baez in Concert"
"Liege and Leaf" — Fairport Convention
"Twice Removed from Yesterday" — Robin Trower
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available? I think there is probably something for everyone out there, and almost any record can be found if you look hard enough, thanks to the internet. On the other hand, radio stations here in the U.S. seem to comprise a vast musical wasteland, unless you're able to find a decent oldies station that plays more abscure tracks that haven't gotten played to death already. I think people of each generation love hearing the music they heard from their younger years, the years when they "came of age".
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like.
I'd like to hear less:
• whining
• vocal gymnastics
• pounding repetition
• anger
• self-pity
• ego-promotion
I'd like to hear more: 
• melody
• soaring vocals
• gentleness
• sensitivity
• humility
• a universal message in the lyrics.
11. Have you seen TG live? No.
12. If "Yes", where? How many times? N/A
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema? No, but Eric & I do go several times a year. However, we watch videos or DVDs almost every evening.
14. What was the last film you saw? David Attenborough's Gandhi on DVD.
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines? Yes.
16. If "Yes", which ones? I subscribe to High Country News, an environmentally oriented, free-lance magazine about the ecology and politics of the Western United States. We support PETA and get their magazine regularly as a result.
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show? Yes.
18. If "Yes", which one(s)? I listen to National Public Radio almost every day, including interviews by Terry Gross on her show "Fresh Air". I also listen to a local, commercial-free oldies station, KRKV, out of Las Animas, Colorado, that plays rarely-heard musical gems.
19. What was the last book you read? The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Charles Eisenstein
20. How long ago was it? A few months ago, although I've read it (and listened to it) several times over the past two years.
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education). Musician/performance artist.
22. What kind of school did you go to? Mixed or single sex? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public? Mixed-gender public school throughout childhood; University of Colorado; and finally Otero Junior College School of Nursing (all public schools).
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? Yes, Zen Buddhism, as taught by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
24. Do you live with your parents? No, not since 1967.
25. If you play the TG album or single, what time(s) of day and under what conditions do you play each? (e.g. night whilst drinking coffee, etc. N/A
26. Do you have any special skill? Photographing birds, nature, and wildlife; rescuing drowning bugs; catching and releasing spiders, insects, and occassionally birds or bats that have strayed into the house; drawing; writing songs/poetry; caring for our two beloved animal companions; performing as The Space Lady.
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend? No, but I do have a husband.
28. Do you have any pets? Yes, a cat named Pussy Willow and an adopted Tibetan spaniel named Lhasa.
29. Have you ever been out of the U.K.? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often? Yes, I've been (out of the U.S.) to the UK and Europe four times visiting the following countries at least once:
1. Netherlands
2. Germany
3. Belgium
4. Czech Republic
5. Poland
6. Austria
7. Estonia
8. Latvia
9. Hungary
10. Spain
11. Portugal
12. France
13. Italy
14. Greece
15. Switzerland
16. Norway
17. Sweden
18. Denmark
19. Finland
20. England
21. Scotland
22. Ireland
23. Wales
24. Canada
25. Mexico
26. Uruguay
27. Argentina
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it? I am most closely aligned with the platform of the Humane Party in the U.S., although I was planning to vote for Bernie Sanders in the upcoming U.S. election. I can't vote for Hillary Clinton in good conscience, so I'll probably write in Clifton Robert's name, even if it's "throwing my vote away". Perish the thought, but if Donald Trump wins, I can only say America will get what it deserves for being so out of touch with the rest of the world...to whom I apologize for the consequences of our elected officials' poor decisions, made out of ignorance, hubris, and arrogance.
31. What type of food do you eat most often? Lots of salads made of leafy greens and myriad other fresh vegetables, quinoa, brown rice, all kinds of steamed or baked vegetables, nuts and seeds — in other words, exclusively vegan foods with very little salt and sugar.
32. Do you use alcohol? What types? I occasionally have a glass of wine with food.
33. Do you use tobacco? No, never have.
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what? Yes, I tour as The Space Lady.
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what? I play a daily game of tennis with Eric, unless we're on tour.
36. If you were writing this questionaire, what other questions would you ask people? If you have a lot of suggestions add another sheet to this with them on it. "Is it important to you that artists/musicians convey a message to their audiences? If so, what kind of message do you look for in the bands or performers you listen to?"
37. What is your greatest ambition? To raise people's consciousness about why animals deserve the basic rights we grant ourselves, and to help convert humanity to veganism in order to decrease suffering, restore health, and begin to reverse global warming.
38. Do you have a very special obsession/fetish? Yes.
39. If "Yes", what is it? Watching birds, who not only can sing beautifully, but fly!


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Sonntag, 5. Juni 2016

lied zum sonntag: borderline

Sonntag, 22. Mai 2016

lied zum sonntag: abgesagt

Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2016

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Helena Hauff (4/11)

Very early pressings of Throbbing Gristle's "Second Annual Report" (1977) came with an official questionnaire by Industrial Records, consisting of 39 (un-)related TG questions.


1. How did you first hear about T.G.? ON A RON HARDY MIXTAPE
2. Did you buy "Second Annual Report" L.P.? NO
3. If so did you buy it from a record shop? If "Yes", which one? NO
4. Did you buy th L.P. from I.R. mail order? NO
5. What equipment do you use to play records? TECHNICS TURNTABLE
6. Is the equipment yours or do you share? If you share it, with whom do you share? MINE
7. How much approximately do you spend on records each year? 1500€
8. What were the last 5 4 records you bought (apart from TG)? TECROC, NOT WAVING, dynArec, FUZZ
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available? SOME GOOD, A LOT OF SHIT
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like. MORE GOOD
11. Have you seen TG live? NO
12. If "Yes", where? How many times? NEVER
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema? NO
14. What was the last film you saw? DITTERICH VON EULER-DONNERSBERG – SIEG DER VERNUNFT
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines? YES
16. If "Yes", which ones? SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show? BBC RADIO YES
18. If "Yes", which one(s)? BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORT - THE MONDAY NIGHT CLUB
19. What was the last book you read? WINFRIED SPEITKAMP - DEUTSCHE KOLONIALGESCHICHTE
20. How long ago was it? JUST NOW
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education) DJ
22. What kind of school did you go to? Mixed or single sex? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public? MIXED SEX 'GYMNASIUM'
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? I HAVE A DISDAIN FOR ALL RELIGION!
24. Do you live with your parents? NO, THANK GOD
25. If you play the TG album or single, what time(s) of day and under what conditions do you play each? (e.g. night whilst drinking coffee, etc. DJING 5AM
26. Do you have any special skill? I USED TO BE ABLE TO WALK ON MY HANDS.
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend?
28. Do you have any pets? I'VE GOT A SPIDER IN MY BATHROOM
29. Have you ever been out of the U.K. GERMANY? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often? YES. EUROPE, CANADA, JAPAN
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it?
31. What type of food do you eat most often? MEAT
32. Do you use alcohol? What types? RED WINE, BEER, WHISKY, VODKA
33. Do you use tobacco? OH YES!!!
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what? YES.
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what? POOL, THE OCCASIONAL BRISKWALK AROUND THE TABLE. DOES THAT COUNT?
36. If you were writing this questionaire, what other questions would you ask people? If you have a lot of suggestions add another sheet to this with them on it. I THINK YOU'VE PRETTY MUCH COVERED EVERYTHING.
37. What is your greatest ambition? I'VE GOT ABSOLUTELY NO AMBITION IN LIFE WHATSOEVER.
38. Do you have a very special obsession/fetish? YES
39. If "Yes", what is it?

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Freitag, 15. Januar 2016

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Thor Harris (3/11)

Very early pressings of Throbbing Gristle's "Second Annual Report" (1977) came with an official questionnaire by Industrial Records, consisting of 39 (un-)related TG questions.



1. How did you first hear about T. G.? from a lot of demented friends and sex workers and cops
2. Did you buy "Second Annual Report" L.P.? yes
3. If so did you buy it from a record shop? If "Yes", which one? Baybrook Mall  Sound Warehouse in Houston
4. Did you buy the L.P. from I.R mail order? no
5. What equipment do you use to play records? B.I.C. turntable thru Sansui 417 amplifier
6. Is the equipment yours or do you share? If you share it, with whom do you share? mine
7. How much approximately do you spend on records each year? $1000
8. What were the last 5 records you bought (apart from TG)? Eno, Tatsuya Nakatani, Xiu Xiu, Timber Timbre,
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available? somewhat
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like. more instrumental adventurous
11. Have you seen TG live? no. I don't get out much.
12. If "Yes", where? How many times? 11
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema? yes
14. What was the last film you saw? The first Star Wars when it came out.
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines? yes
16. If "Yes", which ones? Soldier of Fortune, Better Homes & Gardens & Gourmet
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show? KOOP  Stronger Than Dirt
18. If "Yes", which ones? KUT  Eclecticos
19. What was the last book you read? The Road less Traveled M. Scott Peck
20. How long ago was it? 1 month
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education) musician
22. What kind of school did you go to? Mixed or single sex? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public? Public
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? No
24. Do you live with your parents? No
25. If you play the TG album or single, what time(s) of day and under what conditions do you play each? (e.g. night whilst drinking coffee, etc. people shouldn't drink coffee at night unless they work graveyards.
26. Do you have any special skill? making neurotic people feel calm.
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend? both
28. Do you have any pets? 10 cats & 2 dogs   not kidding
29. Have you ever been out of the U.K.? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often? yes. All
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it? socialist
31. What type of food do you eat most often? plants
32. Do you use alcohol? What types? rarely
33. Do you use tobacco? never
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what? I dabble
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what? all
36. If you were writing this questionaire, what other questions would you ask people? If you have a lot of suggestions add another sheet to this with them on it.
37. What is your greatest ambition? To become like animals and wind
38. Do you have a very special obsession/fetish? all
39. If "Yes", what is it? yes  all.

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Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2016

Thus spoke Norman Granz ::

As I re-read my rather sparing comments on the emotions evoked by Miss Holiday in these short stories that the songs relate, I have the feeling that I have overstayed my welcome in these notes and that quite possibly the best liner notes ever written about Miss Holiday singing songs would be simply to say to the listener "this is a fact: Miss Holiday has happened to some songs" and to the discriminating listener that ought to suffice.
Songs for Distingué Lovers,Billie Holiday