This Wednesday 14th August at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston, London, Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment will be performing a very special piece. Here’s the details from the man himself.
On Wednesday 14th, I’m doing a gig at the Vortex, Dalston, with Eve Libertine, Christine Tobin, Louise Elliott, Jennifer Maidman, Phil Robson and Chas Weber. The second half will be an experiment with free time based around an electronic piece that I created for our recent gig in Tokyo. For want of a better description, the piece, which employs progressive time stretches, ‘represents’ a nuclear meltdown, or perhaps merely the slow erosion of all and any technological or/and social system. It’s another attempt to move out beyond the confines of time/space which so bind so much of our lives. It’d be nice if you were there to share the experience.
We had to share this one. In the rumble-tumble world of music, we have become (sadly) accustomed to being bootlegged, having our hard work distributed for free by total strangers, generally being ripped off and not ever earning a proper wage for anything. That’s just the world we live in, no need to cry in our soup.
But this is a new low. A well respected label (we all have many of their ace releases in our collections – paid for with real money and everything!) and a well respected author (ditto, our cash = his pockets). And yet this is how they want to do “business”. Not a “how’s your father?” or a polite “we’d like to use your artwork to sell our book and not actually pay you for it, may we please?”. Oh no, and entirely new approach: we’ve put your artwork in our book and you have 14 days to stop us. Nice.
Needless to say we wrote to them and told them NO YOU DO NOT HAVE OUR PERMISSION. Jokers.
Subject : PUNK 45s Sleeve Artwork Permission
Message Body : Hi – I’m writing from Soul Jazz Books in London – we are planning to publish a book towards the end of this year to be called “PUNK 45 The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1975-82″, edited by Jon Savage and Stuart Baker. The book will feature cover art from hundreds of Punk singles from this period, along with contributions and interviews etc. from artists, writers, designers and other key figures. We would very much like to include in this book artwork taken from the following Crass Records singles: CRASS – NAGASAKI NIGHTMARE HONEY BANE – YOU CAN BE YOU If you have object to our using the artwork listed above I’d be grateful if you could let me know within the next 14 days, in order that we can remove the artwork from the book. Thanks & all best wishes, Steve
Okay people, time to start doing your stretching exercises and double your vitamin dose in preparation for one of the most highly anticipated events on the over 70’s calendar – it’s the NOMEANSNO tour of Europe!These guys know how to take a venue, blow the doors off and leave the audience half-deaf and covered in sweat and beer. This is what the joy of live music is all about.
Mat Sweet is bringing his new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry to venues across Europe. He will be touring with the delightful Jessica Bailiff, so there are two great reasons not to miss out.
Meanwhile please enjoy the second video from Burnt Up On Re-Entry, for “A Brilliant Shaft Of Light From Out Of The Night Sky”. You might also want to consider picking up one of the limited edition shirts (“Everyone will let you down in the end”) we have available from the web shop.
Boduf Songs and Jessica Bailiff European Tour Dates
Wednesday 17.04.13 UK – London / Cafe Oto
Thursday 18.04.13 UK – Bristol / Cube Cinema
Friday 19.04.13 UK – Brighton / Green Door Store
Sunday 21.04.13 D – Dresden / Tante Leuk
Monday 22.04.13 CZ – Prague / Rubinrot
Wednesday 24.04.13 IT – Padova / La Mela di Newton