Machine Laments and Bird Songs, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3
I can’t remember exactly when I got the “One and the Two” CDs, but I do remember that Ben Rogers sent them to me. They were part of the limited edition Pro. Con. CDs that were being put out. These were from 2002, each limited to 50 copies.
I was flipping through some of the old books that I used to scribble in way back when, and I came across a page that had the following:
This was a little idea that I had long before So, sue me already, back when I loved making mix-tapes for my friends. This mix-tape never materialized, and since then, my music exposure has increased quite a bit, leading to what I think is a pretty damn impressive compilation….
Read on… download… enjoy!
I don’t actually remember how I got to know about Slug, but I liked their, um, sluggish loud music. I think it had something to do with them using lots of bass guitars, and because “Swingers” was a 10”, and I really liked to collect 10” records….
A couple of years ago (yes, years) I posted two Reality Control? compilations. Most people who know anything about Reality Control? know about the label that was run by John Lyons (by the way John, belated happy birthday!) but I’m not sure that too many know that there was also a band called Reality Control? and yes, John was in it for a while. (It was also the name of John’s super cool zine that he should digitize and post online—I can’t do it from here in India unless he wants to send me old copies of all of them….)
I don’t know what much I can say about David Hanna. As I mentioned on the page I created for him at So, sue me already, he would be one person I would love to have in a DWAB live band if there ever were one….
I remember David had moved away after recording the songs for One Final Episode in Our Attempts at Persistence 10” and during the time he was gone, he took a course in music recording. When he came back to Santa Barbara for a short visit, he also lent me a tape with some of the stuff he had been doing.
After quite some time, I’ve decided to get around to taking some stuff off my minidiscs again, converting them to mp3s, and uploading some more music. This time, I’ve decided to revisit some of the cool stuff that John Lyons used to release. (John’s much too busy doing much cooler things these days, so he doesn’t spend time putting out cool records with nice hand-silk-screened covers and so on. I guess we can’t have too much of a good thing, right?)
Anyway, here, I’ve uploaded the two Reality Control? compilations released on Reality Control? Recordings a long time ago.
View the rest of this post to find yourself some music to enjoy!