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Sunday, March 21, 2010

WWW of Spin Turlock #11: "I've Grown Accustomed to Disgrace."..

"like breathing out and breathing in.."

Not really. I am comfortable with a number of things that would make my friends back east wince...

(Note to new readers: click on the highlighted links, it helps to explain what or who I'm talking about...Really!)

The Past Comes Back to Haunt Me Pt One: Here is a clip of yours truly doing a rendition of Gordie Lightfoots "Beautiful" on my kid sisters wedding in May 1990. Ten years ago, I would've been mortified about going public, but now, in my August-ine years, I'm comfortable with the Canuck-cum-indie rock quality of said crooning. Dedicated to noted Lightfoot fan, the late, great Gordon Spaeth...

The Past Comes back to Haunt Me, Part Deux: Here is an old 1988 interview with Jeff "Mono Man" Connolly from FFanzeen
Surprisingly, it reads well, in a demented car-wreck kind of way..Jeff's band, The Lyres were one of the few garage=rock bands of the era who walked it like they talked it. One of the best live acts then or now.

Alex Chilton
...I don't know what happened to the 1988 interview I did with Alex backstage at Ontario Place Forum,when he was mock Bach's Tahp-ping. Doesn't matter, it read like all the other interviews of the time: the Big Star stuff is played down, the roots angle is played up. But what did you expect? Eno plays down his solo 70s output,too: none of that stuff,however much we may love it, sold for them, and that's that. I have one burning memory of Alex in concert at the El Mocambo in Toronto on a September Gurl night in 1987 doing a ripping version of Charlie Mingus' Theme For Lester Young. That, and a copy of Sister Lovers. should suffice for memories. First Jim Dickinson, now this. The south may rise again, but I'm not staying up nights.

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