Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Outlands Ecoplex cinema: Golden Plains Festival 2009

I Need That Record!
The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store...

Straight from the US for its Aus premiere at GP, Brendan Toller’s guerilla doco’ laments the lost & beloved indie record retailer; more than 3000 disappeared in that country within the space of 5 years. Peopled with a cast of righteous brothers & sisters - Noam Chomsky, Thurston Moore (SY), Ian Mackaye (Fugazi/Minor Threat), Mike Watt (Minutemen/reformed Stooges), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Legs McNeill (punk) etc etc – knocking their lobes together on whyfor this storefront species became so endangered...

The Vessel Project
Expanded Cinema performance insania by Rod Cooper & crew

“Broken music marooned with ghost-ship transmissions...”

Most ambitious project yet from this experimental musician & instrument builder (Cooper) & his crew of all-around ratbags & ace characters. The skipper’s new caper is a landlocked metal ‘boat’ with home-made instruments built into the decking panels: springs, strings, percussion & electronics... pirate shortwave broadcast from the rigging, and films projected into the sails. Ahoy, idiophones!

Rod Cooper – skipper/maniac, Dale Chapman - electronics, John Jacobs - radio navigation, Riky Metisse Merlow – automated sound sculpture, Anthony Magen – organised noise, Michael Prior – disturbances, Hugh McSpeddon & Richard Oremek – signals/projection, Gab Carazo – general hand

The Drum Buddy Show

By way of celebration the great man & his gal’s appearance for GP09... “Rock, noise & electronic experiments finally took a trip to dance class”: a pre-Katrina infomercial for Quintron instrument of choice & patented invention, The Drum Buddy! This 5 oscillator, light-activated, mechanically-rotating drum machine is the direct link between the human hand and sheer electronic voltage! Taped live (in front of a studio audience) at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, this classic late night infomercial transports you from the classroom of a local high school to the stage of a late-night rave. Starring: Quintron, Miss Pussycat and her puppets, MC Trachiotomy, the Drum Buddy Dancers, and legendary R&B recording artist Ernie K-Doe. Hosted by Bob Global and Rebecca Simms for Midwest International Industries; directed by Rick Delaup.


Golden Plains Festival 2009 website

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Blogger the sweet spot diviner said...

... so much to digest in one post . one time i was in a record shop & the guy behind the counter says to me "we've still got your cd , do you want to take it back" so i says to him 'huh?" & he says to me "yeah sorry mate it just won't sell" & i says"huh?" & he hands me a very nicely packaged purple coloured cd & says "youre rod cooper right ?" & i say "nah" & he says oh you look like him well you can keep it anyway" ... so like appar

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Blogger the sweet spot diviner said...

uh oh umm now i see what i've done doh ! taking calls while commenting on blogs can go horribly wrong . doh !

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