Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gang of Four Concert

I enjoyed the evening out with Kim, MC2P4, Steve O, and Deirdre at the Gang of Four concert in Philadelphia at the Theatre of Living Arts tonight.

Though their performance was a little sloppy and Jon King (vocalist) looked like he was going to have a heart attack at any moment, it was a good show and delivered some great aggressive and angular post punk guitar work from Andy Gill.

It was also fun to watch a street brawl break out and the police converge while we were eating in the South Street Diner after the show. However, Kim was a little disappointed. She got to see the handcuffed perps put in the paddywagon but didn't see them get handcuffed. Oh, well... Better luck on your next visit to the City of Brotherly Love.

Remembering Larry Roy Fiber

Larry Roy Fiber quietly passed away today (02/05/11). As a kid, he and his wife welcomed me (the kid from across the street and friend to their sons (Lonny, Danny, and Larry Lee), into their home. I will always be grateful for his (and their) hospitality, friendship, and parenting. I cherish the times that all of us shared together.

For FFS fans, it's also important to note that he is one of the progenitors of the FFS musical movement which is still alive today.

He will be greatly missed.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Remembering Miranda

Today would have been my littlest friend's 19th birthday. Though she plays at Rainbow Bridge now, I know she'd still love to hear me sing her favorite little song...

It's February number two
Happy Birthday from me to you
Happy Birthday Miranda!

P.S. I miss hand-feeding you.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Any Questions? - The FrightWorld Sessions

The FrightWorld Sessions was not a "normal" Any Questions? release. In fact, to this date, it still remains unreleased. Our "normal" harsh industrial sound was replaced by harsh ambient textures which we composed during work on our first feature horror film, FrightWorld, in 2007.

The compositions on the release were taken from our first improvisational sessions for the project and are at times sonically unruly and rough around the edges. However, they captured the essence of the horrific scenes that we were scoring for so we decided to include them.

Eventually, we may release The FrightWorld Sessions and the rest of the unreleased material from these sessions but, for now, enjoy this small sampling from our first film score. This track is entitled FBI Assault and it was used in the film.