No news on the choice of colour today, wonder why that is? Anguish? A gathering of artists and their alter-egos for your entertainment and inquisition? Beg? Steal? A generation less skilled in DIY? Wednesday bloody Wednesday, “Watch this superb new video by Anguish Sandwich. ‘Of Your Heart’ is on the debut LP ‘An Actual Thing’. It’s coming out on 9th November (Odd Box is releasing the limited run of cassettes).We also have a launch show in London on 7th November at The Stags Head in Hoxton” said someone somewhere just now…. So we did, we watched it, we listened to it, it made out hearts feel superbly happy…..
Meanwhile over at ever excellent radio station that is 90.3 FM KEXP Seattle JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD performing a live version of Rush’s Working Man and a whole lot of other things that bring out a need for some Mad Dog 20/20
“t’s not just because they’re young (or high) that brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall consider the “classics” bands like Pixies, Beck, and My Bloody Valentine. JEFF the Brotherhood draw from some fairly obvious influences for their sludgy punk-metal sound, but on their new EP, Dig the Classics, the Orrall’s point to the diverse influences for their ever-present pop melodies at the root of all their songs, including also The Wipers, Teenage Fanclub and their contemporary Colleen Green. But if you know these guys, you know they’ve gotta make it sound like JEFF. So get ready for a blazing set, featuring an original from their forthcoming LP, two hits from Dig, and a beer-swillin’ non-EP cover of Rush’s “Working Man”:
Coming up this Thursday…. “BEG, BORROW, STEAL #5 – Alter-Ego Maniac”s
A gathering of artists and their alter-egos for your entertainment and inquisition (at Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6AB) on Thursday 23rd October at 7.30pm
“What is it that makes an alter-ego so appealing? Whether it’s Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Selavy or Cindy Sherman in one of her many guises, artists are often drawn to becoming ‘someone else’ or presenting a side of themselves not seen in daily life.
From dragging up to dressing down, via pseudonyms and second life, a multitude of artists who masquerade as others will present themselves or be presented in their multiple forms. Featuring performances, interviews, discussion and some mental gymnastics as performers and audience flit between aliases and audience are invited to find new sides to themselves. All are invited to interrogate the artists and their AKA personalities”.
Laura Dee Milnes
Daniel Oliver (introducing Harvey Harris)
£3 online or on the door, including a free drink
All of this means nothing of course, well no, of course it means something, doesn’t it? Going off and things, what is it that makes an alter-ego so appealing? Is this enough for today? Do we need any of this? I get up at seven and start all this, got no time for… enough. More tomorrow, maybe? Or maybe not? What if you don’t want a free drink?