ORGAN THING OF THE DAY: Shhhssssh, HERE COMES THE BLUE SHIP…

blueshipThing of the day, not every day, most days, days where there’s time, days when there’s things worth shouting about(in this quiet no thrills way. Here’s something worth shouting about, exclaiming about

Too atonal for pop, too catchy for the avant-guarde, too vulgar for the classical elite, too highbrow for punks, too intelligent for idiots, too idiotic for intellectuals, the Blue Ship defies classification, belief and YOU!

Shhhssssh, HERE COMES THE BLUE SHIP

and here’s a band for you. THE BLUE SHIP, they’re from Glasgow, this one taster of a track that can hear on line right now is good, they have lots more almost ready to go…. Go explore, then wait for more….

Here’s what they have to say….

Biography

Too atonal for pop, too catchy for the avant-guarde, too vulgar for the classical elite, too highbrow for punks, too intelligent for idiots, too idiotic for intellectuals, the Blue Ship defies classification, belief and YOU!

Roll on the Foucault ya fannies!

“…the strange Brotherhood of the Blue Ship had once given performances in which madness was mimed; now it was madness itself, madness in flesh and blood, which put on the show…

“Renaissance men developed a delightful, yet horrible way of dealing with their mad denizens: they were put on a ship and entrusted to mariners because folly, water, and sea, as everyone then “knew,” had an affinity for each other. Thus, “Ship of Fools” crisscrossed the sea and canals of Europe with their comic and pathetic cargo of souls. Some of them found pleasure and even a cure in the changing surroundings, in the isolation of being cast off, while others withdrew further, became worse, or died alone and away from their families. The cities and villages which had thus rid themselves of their crazed and crazy, could now take pleasure in watching the exciting sideshow when a ship full of foreign lunatics would dock at their harbors.”

Indeed. The name is apt, for we fully expect you (the audience) to experience our shows as ‘a ship full of foreign lunatics dock[ing] at [your] harbors’. If you detect a hint of the euphamistic in this last sentence you are not entirely incorrect. All the same, you are not correct. The ship travels through the air and docks in your ears. Beyond that, it is a matter of debate what this might mean. Men, both wise and foolish, will perhaps argue the point. However, let us turn aside from this and concern ourselves with the matter at hand. Which is…

THE BLUE SHIP FACEBOOK  THE BLUE SHIP SOUNDCLOUD

Three ALO pieces arriving for the CAN show at Cultivate....

Three ALO pieces arriving for the CAN show at Cultivate….

And oh, why not….

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