My heart is breaking for Houston right now. I have such mixed feelings having gotten out just in time. On one hand, grateful. On another hand, guilty that I can’t be there to help anyone. In the meantime, an offering of inspiration: Laurie Anderson and Brian Eno wrote a song called “Muddy River” almost 20 years ago and it seems prophetic. (This cover uses samples from the Monkees catalogue for the instrumentation) “We begin again down by the Muddy River.” Houston is strong. We will get through this. But the work isn’t over yet. https://youtu.be/cRHa0B1mt9o #houston #flood #houstonflood #harvey #hurricaneharvey
Listen To Sheldon Snow’s SNOW JAMS!:
“SpazCandy Album of the Year 2015” http://newusb.co.uk/djs/sheldon/mp3gallery/content/shows/94.mp3
To listen, click on the link above and scrub to 1 hour, 10 minutes in…
Thank You, Sheldon Snow!
photo by Laura Spector
…at The Oak. in Houston. Click on that there Oak link to view their groovy Facebook page.
3) NEVER FORGET YOUR TECHNICOLOUR VOODOO
The Perfectly Violent Dream with Becca Ayers – SPAZCANDY [DELUXE EDITION] is available exclusively right here!
“One listen and your mind is wiped clean with a sweet, gooey, pop/ acid, confection! A full album of guilty pleasure songs! “
-Vinnie Zummo (Musician, Swinging Guitar Sounds Of Young America, Vol. 1,2,3/Joe Jackson Band)
“The pop artists behind SPAZCANDY are clearly engaged in a hot, sweaty love affair with pop music. The clearest evidence of this is the fact that they don’t just pay homage to one particular pop sound – they pay homage to, well… all of them. And yet they somehow also manage to sound completely original. It’s like some kind of acid-tinged black magic.”
-David Lee White, (Author, Fantomas In America)
“SPAZCANDY rocks. I’ve been a fan of Becca Ayers for several years, and this collaboration with Bradley Dean Whyte does not disappoint. Their lyrics are offbeat and messy like life, with a mash-up of innocence and worldliness, hope and cynicism. The beats are catchy and hummable. The sound emanates a pure joy and love of music, with melodies and harmonies that invite the listener to join in on that love fest. I guess that’s what makes SPAZCANDY such a satisfying listen. Ayers and Whyte are playing WITH you, not AT you. You are transported to their apartment. You are lying on the worn IKEA rug nursing a warm beer, getting a fossilized piece of pretzel stuck to your elbow, because, let’s face it, they’re not the best housekeepers in town.”
-David Caudle, Playwright
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Bradley Dean Whyte will be on KPFT 90.1 FM radio tomorrow, FRIDAY 4:30-5PM – sharing music from the upcoming Texas THE PERFECTLY VIOLENT DREAM tour and the new album, SpazCandy!
KPFT is Houston’s only listener-sponsored radio station. Take a listen and give them some love!
I produced this song with Becca when she came to visit me in Austin last year. It’s a very funny song. And check out the video on FunnyOrDie. It’s delightfully ridiculous.
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…for offering incentive and a kick-in-ass to record more of Beck’s Song Reader. Here’s our Song and Video for “Sorry”. This is a studio version. And the footage is work-and-destruction-in-progress of amazing, amazing, amazing art by Chadwick & Spector.
So it’s been about a year since Beck Hansen’s Song Reader hit the stands. And a year since the music collective, The Perfectly Violent Dream, began rehearsing with the music in preparation for the first live complete Song Reader concert in the world. I have been slow to mix the concert (I’m a school teacher by day and, well, that drains most of my energy) but, in the meantime, there are some tracks here… and I’ll be adding tracks as I finish them. So let me hear a “Hell Yes!” and a “Please Enjoy!”
9:00 PM Live @The Mohawk. BECK’S SONG READER
Tonite we played through and arranged “Why Did You Make Me Care?” and “Eyes That Say I Love You” (Beck Hansen) from Song Reader. The concert at the Mohawk is in less than a week (December 15th, 2012). Much more to do. In the meantime, here are some videos of rehearsals. Shelby (electric guitar) and Emily (back-up vocalist) were out tonite and were missed and I can’t wait to add them in the mix. Kevin Carroll, Kevin Clark, Ammon Taylor and (maybe) Jay Minton will be joining us at other rehearsals. (photography and video by Laura Spector)
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Pictured here are Geoff Cline, Andrew Uzendoski, Jessica Alberthal, Julie Foster, Bradley Dean Whyte (music director)
We have just over $2500 more to go. And I know we can do it! In the meantime, I had fun putting together profile pictures of the musicians. And I referenced the “Modern Guilt” album cover (if it’s not already completely obvious…)
If you haven’t pledged yet you can do it here! We need your help!