Indiesatdee…

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Yep, I did this…

T.

Coarse language, drug and sexual references
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Did you know…
The world’s earliest visual art dates to the Upper Paleolithic (ca. 50,000-10,000 BC). This appears to be true of music as well; at any rate, the oldest discovered musical instruments belong to this period. Little is known about pre-civilized music, however; only with the development of writing (ca. 3000 BC) do historical records of musical practices begin.
~ Essential Humanities ~ 

 

Now, if you happen by here with any sort of frequency you will, undoubtedly, be aware that I hold dear a wide range of musical tastes and expressions. It’s something that has been with me since probably about six years old or so when I used to watch “Top of the Pops” in the U.K. as a kiddie.

If you are like me, and even though you have wide and varied musical tastes, you will have one or two artists in particular whose songs have been “the story” of you at different stages of your life and without whom your life can’t be complete… in my case…

…but we’re not here to laud these two amazing gentlemen this evening, although this is going to be a purely indulgent music-fest…

You may also have noticed that I have a penchant for the “odd”, the “interpretive”, the “off-the-wall”, the “experimental”, the “progressive” and the “daring” when it comes to music… I guess it comes from being a former skin-ted-punk-goth (at different times) kid…

Indie Music

Hence, “Indiesatdee”… *smirk*

“In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any number of genres, scenes, subcultures, stylistic and cultural attributes characterized by its degree of independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach.”
New World Encyclopedia

Meanwhile, the ubiquitous, and ever-present Urban Dictionary gives us this explanation…

“Indie music isn’t a definite style of music, but most indie bands are influenced by each other causing a similar sound. The sound is melodic, the instruments are simple but well textured. usually includes a simple but original guitar riff, another guitar riff layered to complement it, bass doing the same, simple drum beat (but fitting the song well) either a keyboard or violin or something to bring out the underlying melody, and soft vocals, usually well harmonized. The lyrics are powerfully emotional (but not whiney). They spark emotion but they don’t talk about how their lives suck (very tasteful)

As a scene: people who love indie love it for its music alone. They try to keep it small because they don’t want it to be a huge scene, they want to keep it about improving the sound, that’s why they know a million bands you’ve never heard it, and they just want to find new things to improve the music.”
Excerpt from The Urban Dictionary

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So, then, kick back… grab a favourite drink/ smoke/ person or whatever and let’s get some “Indie Noize” going shall we?

The Pixies…

Probably one the foremost “Indie” bands in the world… but you know what they say, “there’s always someone looking to take the title…”

Like, maybe…
The Dandy Warhols…

I am not here to try and tell anyone what they SHOULD be liking, oh Hell No… simply here to share some of what rocks this real living Vampire’s world… (well, music and my beautiful wife of course…)

Really, don’t you find there are times when you just wanna turn up the volume and drift away with the sounds?

What a delightfully dark voice with just a hint of ‘Kate Bush’ don’t you think?

…and speaking of delightful… grok this homies…

 

Wherever you turn, wherever you look, or search, there are absolutely fabulous, often un-recognised gems waiting to surprise…

Perhaps something a little more “clubby”??? more “dancey”???

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TRUTH…FREDDY, TRUTH…!!!

Was that good for you too…???


 

It’s easy to drift between “indie-genres” if we can use that loose term… there are so many facets to it that it would, I suggest, be almost impossible to NOT find something to suit the taste, the moment or the situation…

Now there’s a voice that just reaches out and grabs for the throat yeah?

I suppose, when you come right down to it, I am a product – somewhat – of the awful vacuum that was left behind after Punk Rock all but disappeared… we “anarchy kids” were left… adrift…

I actually have a confession to make at this point… yep, you heard it here first… like, probably many of us, I was the front-person for a “high school” band… we called ourselves “Anna Keys” and, to paraphrase the immortal Malcolm McLaren, “Bashin’ and jumpin’ all around they created an unpredictable bloody mess”…

We played parties mostly, covers of the Sex Pistols and The Clash, a couple of originals in the style of our punk icons. Like Bryan Adams said, “…never went real far”


TRUTH MACK, TRUTH…!!!


Love that little “atonal” thing, don’t you?

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…and there we have it dear reader, a little something shared on this chilly, wet Saturday eve…
I hope I touched on something you found palatable but if not, remember, MUSIC IS EVERYWHERE and like other magick is there if you care to look for it.

Now, I can’t help but leave you with one of my favourites this evening, an ‘eartfelt little ditty that speaks to the ways of society in a manner to wot I am in tune…!!! *gigglez*

Nighty night kids an’ cheers yeah…?

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Welllllllll… it’s Sat’dy night an’ I jus’ got paid…!!!

John Travolta cuts it up in “Saturday Night Fever”
Robert Stigwood Organization (RSO), 1977.

 

To paraphrase the immortal Airman Adrian Cronauer…
“Gooooooooooooood morrrrrrrrrrrrrrning, Vee Ceeeeeeee! Hey, this is not a test. This is rock and roll. Time to rock it from the delta to the Vee eM Zee! Is that me, or does that sound like an Elvis Presley movie? Viva Vee-Cee Oh, viva…”[1]

Oh yes, it’s Saturday… a good day to review just WTF happened last week
For those of you at work this morning… sympathies, shame on those greedy corporate monsters for dragging you away from your nice warm beds and your loving families… SHAME ON YOU CORPORATE AMERICA, SHAME…!!!

For those of you not working, well, get those glad rags out, shine up that Glo-mesh and de-wrinkle ya dancin’ trousers cuz tonite it’s…

Bwaaaahahahahahahahaha…!!! Yep, that’s right, Britain had THE Idol first…!!!

Okayyyyyy, so, where are we….

Ahhh, yes, well the BIG news of last week came outta Chicago with the news that the recently self-proclaimed “King” of Chicago Vampires, He Who Shall Not Be Named, has, well, ummm… no kingdom left… just eight little followers in a small room someplace… eight little followers who will, hopefully, see the light and rejoin the RIGHT side of the force…!!!

Blessings to all who joined ChiTown Vamps on that one… I’ll see if I can get you VIP tickets or Keys to the City or something…

Y’know over the last couple of months we have seen an unprecedented level of cooperation between many of the highest profile organisations, respected Elders and Leaders of the modern Vampire Culture and a ground swell of support for the concept of unity… I will admit, freely, I have, for a couple of years now, avoided the use of the term “community”, I saw too many contradictions that just did not fit with the definition of community but the developments over the last few months have prompted me to dust off the old Cambridge and look the word up again…

Jus’ sayin’

What else, what else???

OOOOOOH, yes, I know… we have a very special and dear friend that is about to prove that dreams can come true

Here’s a special shout out to the lovely Lady Magdalena…

Now, here’s one straight out of left field…

Andrews (Brian Glover) in “Alien(3) Resurrection”
Twentieth Century Fox &
Brandywine Productions, 1992

“I am in the VVC they have an extensive library on everyone and most vampire political dances in the last 10 years.”

If that’s the case then are we looking at the VVCIA??? How many Federal laws would that contravene… maybe they’d better get some more chairs ready in The Capitol next to Mr. Zuckerberg eh?

Seriously, seems as though someone has a “hard on” for… a grudge, an axe to grind even with the VVC. Yeeeaaaaah… might wanna lay off the Koolaid for a bit possum…!!!

WORD UP kids, as much as you may not like the modus operandi of a group, as much as you might have personal feelings about any particular member, or members, of a group, if that group is ACTIVELY doing good things and helping to protect the people in the culture than I suggest you might want to think before your fingers hit the keyboard…!!!

Take another look at “The Warning”

Okay, nuff of that… what can we say about the “rumour” but…

“X-Files”
Ten Thirteen Productions,
20th Century Fox Television (in association with) X-F Productions

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One other item, if I may, IT’S HAPPY BIRTHDAY day to the venerable BratPrince of Chicago… you can share his crazy world at

The Leathur Lair

Hey, this is for you D…

Okay boys and girls… that’s enough outta me, think I’ll STFU now…
Have a great weekend and remember, whether you’re Psi, Sang or something else altogether, you were…

 

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  1. Robin Williams as D.J. Airman Adrian Cronauer in “Good Morning Viet Nam”,
    Touchstone Pictures & Silver Screen Partners III, 1987.

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Well, hang me upside down an’…

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Hey, well… whew… what a week eh? Hello to everyone who survived it and for those who didn’t, well, buckle up spanky there’s another one comin’ at ya…!!!

Meme by T.

 

…but for now let’s just kick back, put our underpants on our head and get crazy yeah?

BIIIIIIIIG NEWS this week…
The Expulsion, the Excommunication, the “Size 12 up the Arse”…

Good news for us Chicago-ites, it means we don’t have to pay attention our new, self-proclaimed, overlords in the Vampire Court of Chicago… That’s right kids, we are NOT being assimilated…!!!

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1987-1994,
Paramount Television

 

…annnnnnnnnd, the big quetion that’s been burning everyone’s lips… Where is it? Why is this happening? What have we done? Why, Why, Why, Whyyyyyy…?

What is “It” – well, Spring of course, what else…

Toons by T.
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Hey, hey, HEYYYYYYY…!

Don’t Panic (in large friendly letters) it’ll be here, maybe not in the next week, or two… or ummm three, maybe four or five even… BUT it will get here and then it’s gonna be time to throw off the thermal undies, whip out those bikinis and onepiecers

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(ladies, you can wear whatever you want, k) and bare it all to the caress of the warm sun…

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Oh yeahhhhh… and you know what that means? BEACH PAR-TAY…!!!

Would you like a little “guitar noir” to go with that Rumjack?

Oh… but be careful, all that booze and jumping around and you might get a CRAMP…

Poison Ivy Rorschach



…and talking about strangeness…

In the old hometown, a looooong time ago now…. there was a movie house on the northside, an older place, went by the name of “The Odeon”, “The Palladium”… or some such thing and in around ’78 this place, it used to show the Fellini, Lynch and foreign language flicks, started something that was to become iconic… they started showing, starting on midnight every Saturday night, a science fiction double feature… yep, a real honest-to-goodness midnight matinee feature.

Now, one of the movies always changed but one remained the same for something over a decade, every Saturday night… if we didn’t know anything else back then we knew one thing for sure…

 

Each Saturday night it was a fancy dress night at this special old place…

Ohhhhhhhh… I went there…. a LOT…!!! and you’re probably wondering whether I went in fancy dress, eh???

Oh-Kayyyyyy… next… *shuffle…shuff…shuffle*

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Where were we? Oh, yeah, right…

Tropical Beach Resorts, Siesta Key, FL.



…and, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Let’s take another entry from those wild Canadian’s…

You can find all the latest info on the VBB at their homepage and you can preview the title track from their forthcoming album “Freak Parade“…

Awright, I reckon y’alls had enough by now… I’ll stop torturing ya… it is fun though…!!!

“Joker”
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Leave you with some more “guitar noir” – Be cool and stay salty…!!!

 

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