[From Usenet: 1.10.95 0448]

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I do suppose, while not being necessarily one of the ‘big names’ (with a gun? sorry…seemingly obligatory lyrics reference) on a.m.nin, I might as well pitch in…

Currently living by the pesudonym Woody…only my family and very old friends bother with my given name anymore, so I pretty much ignore it. 21 years old, and not currently in school. Thankfully able to avoid an @aol.com address, though due to a local provider, ended up with a mildy cool address. Yippe, lifes ambition is fulfilled. Or not.

At present, biding my time here in the frozen wasteland of Anchorage, Alaska until I can get my skinny butt out of here. Current future looks like I’ll be hitting Seattle roundabouts late March or early April, not through any great longing to hit that particular false mecca of the ’90’s, but rather taking a chance to head down with a friend. Finally have a realistic chance to get out, don’t care where I end up. Yes, Anchorage is that bad. Bitch bitch bitch. There, that’s done.

Unlike the previous three posts in this that I’ve read, not currently a musician. Bummer. Classical vocal training as a child and a passing familiarity with the violin aren’t too high in demand these days. I wonder why…. I fill my time making lots of copies at the local Kinko’s. Work a swing shift, which means I get up about 2 in the afternoon, hit work at 4, off at midnight, and crash between 4 and 6 in the morning. Perfect for a night owl. When I’m not there, I usually move into the local Village Inn (a classier Denny’s type place). Friday nights I dj for a local teen club’s ‘Alternative’ night. Currently being screwed over by the manager pay wise, but hey…I get six hours a week to play whatever I feel like really, really loud, and with no place else for the under-21 crowd to go, lots of people have fun. I can deal with being a bit of a sucker for that.

Musically, decently wide ranged. A collection of 300-some discs, ranging from Abba to Legendary Pink Dots to gregorian chant to KLF, Sisters of Mercy, Mary’s Danish…very into ’80’s stuff, Jesus Christ Superstar, and have a couple of cd’s of German ‘indie’ music that goes over great at the club. Must admit to a bit of self-absorbed pride in being one of the only people here in Anchorage who not only listens to nin, but knows what I’m babbling about, much of which I owe to a.m.nin. Even hassled the local music chain for three months until they tracked down Demo’s and Remixes…and last I looked, they still had two copies of it, the better pressing even. The people up here just don’t know what’s out there…funny.

Computer wise, am a confessed mac fanatic. Hey…I can admit to being enough of an idiot to like the pretty little pictures. Course, some of those ‘pretty’ little icons were grabbed from Geiger scans, but hey…. Refuse to be dragged into a ‘my box is better’ debate, though, as I have a healthy respect for beemers, use the ones at Kinko’s a fair amount, and wouldn’t mind grabbing one, if a recent engine seizure hadn’t put me so far in debt. Just avoid Windoze like the plague. Gerf.

So hey, that’s me…take it or leave it. Fun fun fun.

[From Usenet 1.9.95 0231]

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In article <D21tMo....@info.uucp>, toml1...@mach1.wlu.ca (Chuck Tomlinson u) wrote:

Somehow I suspect I’m making myself flamebait, but I need to know: where can I obtain a copy of the opal mix of Head Like a Hole?

I’ve seen it on two discs…the import version of the HLAH single (pink and blue cover, no halo number listed, only three tracks to it. I’ve seen it most often at Musicland (gag), usually in the singles section with a special ‘Import’ sticker on it), and the boot Demos&Remixes, where it’s called the ‘go-go’ mix, or some such.

Good luck searching…

[From Usenet 1.2.95 0638]

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Just thought I’d babble a moment about this…

For those who might be interested, Critters Buggin’ played a New Year’s party up here in Anchorage, Alaska. Pretty damn good show, too.

One opening local band, Sleeve, put on a pretty impressive show for a group who’ve only been around for three months. then some mid-band bits by local anti-heroine Miss Spenard ’94 (kind of a seedy area of town…you’d have to know anchorage to understand, I think) and friends, then on to the show.

The critters played three solid sets, opening each one with help from bass player Lonnie Marshall (a name I’m not sure if I should recognize). Kept the audience moving all the way through, with the back half of the floor dancing, and the front half slamming back and forth in a semi-controlled frenzy. Quite fun, really.

Two things marked this particular show. One, this was a bit of a record-release party, as this was the first Critters performance since they released their first album. Secondly, they invited onstage to help jam with them the person who’s record label released their album…I don’t know the name of the label, but the guest guitarist was none other than Stone Gossard. Made for quite a fun night, and an awesome concert. Great way to start the year off…

[From Usenet: 1.2.95 0541]

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In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.950101012716.3263B-100000@gladstone>, MC Death <mcde...@gladstone.uoregon.edu> wrote:

On 1 Jan 1995, Jeannie Silliest Fromer instigated this legal action:

> Well I only discovered them based on The Crow soundtrack and loved that song and bought their CDs. When I found out afterwards that Trent remixed Burn Like Brilliant Trash, I got that too… Sue me for being a poser :)

Another MoLG (molg? cute sound) fan up here. A friend told me that reznor had done some work with them, so I went out and picked up their first album (at the time, was all that was out), only to figure out trent was nowhere on that, but was still a really good disc. Proceeded to find the BLBT single, then Rite of Shiva, and later Concentration. Like them all…especially ‘All I really Need’ off of the RoS single. Funny…not incredibly great, musically, but funny. Have heard there are singles off of Concentration, but nobody up here carries them…mayhaps when I get down to Seattle…

[From Usenet: 1.2.95 0541]

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I might as well join in the fray…

Semi-lurker here…been reading for quite a while, do occasinally post bits and pieces…

Physical: 5 foot eleven, maybe close to six. 140 pounds (yep, skinny). Long hair, below shoulder length, naturally red, dyed black in may, so now it’s half and half. Shaved around the sides and back, with a goatee, and often scruffy face due to sheer laziness. Usually dress primarily in black, but have been doing that my entire life, even before i knew it made me ‘cool’. Anyway…

Otherwise: Currently a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, soon (March/April) to be moving to Seattle…more just to get out of here than for any great love of Seattle. Obligatory non-poser plug, been listening to reznor’s rantings since just after phm came out, even before hlah showed up on emptyvee. Goodie, now that that’s out of the way…semi-collector, not obsessive to having every piece of print about trent, but do have damn near every audio bit I can find…all halos, the hlah import w/opal, purest feeling, demos&remixes, and two live boots that were actually decent quality (solid gold hell and familiar sting). Yippee.

Musically, into damn near anything…collection ranges from Abba to nin to gregorian chant (also picked up before was trendy) to meatloaf to ministry…and so on. Mostly into nin and similar stuffs…the wax trax black box has to be one of the best collections of tunes I’ve picked up in a long time. Anyway, good (about 300) collection of cd’s, dj for a local teen-club for their one alternative night…mostly just having fun playing whatever the fuck I want, really loud, for six hours at a time, and getting paid for it. Not a bad deal.

Anyway, that’s it…

[From Usenet: 1.2.95 0448]

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In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.941230104329.13446A-100000@gladstone>, MC Death <mcde...@gladstone.uoregon.edu> wrote:

Ah, yeah! Memories of spending 13 years living in the Great Frozen Wasteland! At least you’ve had the likes of Def Leppard, Yngwie Malmasteen/Quiet Riot, The Scorpions, and The Fixx grace the presence of the Sullivan Arena! :) Shit, up in Fairbanks, we’ve had George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers, Blue Oyster Cult, Styx, and Night Ranger in my days!

Oh Woody, don’t complain too much! You’ve at least got Bytet there (Bob is way cool!) :)

M.C.Death, who is still surprised that Vanilla Ice almost played Squarebanks back in 1991, but alas, the show got cancelled… :)

True, Bytet is quite fun…as is Fsunjibleableje (if you ever caught them…great early Einsturzende Neubauten type industrial). The Critter’s concert was pretty good, too…even a guest appearance by Stone Gossard. Yay. Anyway…back to my frozen little newsreader…

[From Usenet 12.16.94 0626]

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c.s.y.:

Matt Jones:

> I just got halo 4. I think, in Get Down Make Love, I heard a sped-up, possibly reversed, sample from the original vocals. It’s during the weird sounds towards the end of the track. Anyone know if this is real, or just more analog synth?

In the original version of this song by Queen, there is a strange part in the song as well, with weird “bddldldlddbdldlddddburp” noises and Freddie moaning/groaning/singing/whatever.

Anyways, this weird part from the original is what was sampled in the NIN cover, methinks…

As far as I can tell, after being a fan of both Queen and nin for quite a while (simple statement, no flames necessary), I’d be willing to bet that all that ‘sample’ is, is holding down the fast forward button on a cd player and panning it back and forth during the goofball experimental middle section of GDML. Oh yeah, plus the WWRY riff at the end. Yowza.

[From Usenet: 2.12.94 0400]

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This may be considered a dumb question, but…

Basically, looking for info on just what kind of music Psychic TV is. I got a shirt a while back only because I thought it was great (person with bird’s head mask holding a naked woman upside down by a knife through the foot, says “Some have to dance, some have to kill” on the back), and someone recently told me it was a Psychic TV shirt.

Now am curious about PTV…well, have been for a while (it’s a name I keep seeing), but now more so…have a wierd thing, don’t like promoting bands I know nothing about, or have no music of. So…

Anyway, info would be appreciated…along with any suggestions of what to pick up from these folks, should I choose to.

Of course, it’s still an awesome shirt…

[From Usenet: 2.10.94 0308]

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In article <2j9sgi$...@panix2.panix.com>, buff...@panix.com (Bonzo) wrote:

What’s the deal? I haven’t been here in a couple of weeks and no one’s focusing on Concentration?!!??

Ya missed it…there was some babble about it a while back, but seems to have petered out. Hmpf.

Personally, I wouldn’t mind a little more info on these guys…I’ve got what I can find by them, including the BLBT single (is this really out of print?), but am wondering if there are any singles from the new album…especially Butterfly Wings or Trigger For Happiness. Any info?

[From Usenet: 2.10.94 0256]

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In article <1994Feb9.181628.39...@rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu>, mbcon...@rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu (Mark Conklin) wrote:

I don’t know why yet, but I like it. Sure -it is not as ground breaking as the first one, but at least it doesn’t sound like a rehash of the first disc.

Have to agree here…in the midst of all the Enigma-bashing that’s popped up, I like the new disc a lot…especially track three, Return to Innocence. Don’t really mind the male vocals on other tracks that much, either…

Besides, without a major change in style and content, there isn’t much Enigma could do to create another groundbreaking album, and still remain Enigma…much of their “sound” is that floaty, dreamy style, and I really don’t mind that they chose to go with mideastern chanting instead of Gregorian on this release. A simple rehash of the first album, while it might still have sounded good, would be boring…