Rose Ette interview

A short email interview with Rose Ette leader Teresa Vicinanza.  We discussed songwriting, solo vs. group projects, and Jandek sightings.  Thanks, Teresa!


Silent Command 61 – Young Marble Giants and Friends 1979-2018

Cardiff’s Young Marble Giants released only one album, 1980’s Colossal Youth. However, that one album provided the roots for four decades of music. This episode features YMG; their successor bands, The Gist and Weekend; various solo projects throughout the years; and collaborations with friends such as Spike Williams. Lora Logic, Jah Scouse and Debbie Pritchard.)

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1) intro – Have Your Toupee Ready (demo tape, 1979)
2) Reptile Ranch – Henry (7” single, 1979) (feat. Spike)
3) Young Marble Giants – Ode to Booker T (Is The War Over? compilation LP, 1979)
4) Young Marble Giants – Music for Evenings (Colossal Youth, 1980)
5) Young Marble Giants – Final Day (7” single, 1980)
6) Young Marble Giants – Zebra Trucks (Testcard EP, 1981)
7) The Gist – This Is Love (7” single, 1980)
8) Weekend – Summerdays (The ’81 Demos, 1995)
9) Weekend – Leaves of Spring (7”, 1982)
10) The Gist – Love at First Sight (7”, 1982)
11) The Gist – Clean Bridges (Embrace The Herd, 1982)
12) Weekend – Nostalgia (La Variete, 1982)
13) Jah Scouse – Merge! (7” single, 1984) (feat. Stuart, Philip and Andrew Moxham)
14) The Gist – Assured Energy (Holding Pattern, 2017; recorded mid-1980s)
15) Spike & Debbie – Always Sunshine (Always Sunshine, Always Rain, 2018) (orig recorded early-mid 1980s as the band Table Table, featuring members of The Gist and Weekend)
16) Devine & Statton – Turn The Aerials Away from England (The Prince of Wales, 1989)
17) Stuart Moxham & The Original Artists – It Says Here (Signal Path, 1992)
18) Lora Logic and Stuart Moxham – Love Eternal (Holding Pattern bonus tracks; recorded circa 1980s)
19) Alison Statton & Spike – A Greater Notion (Weekend in Wales, 1993)
20) Stuart Moxham – Man of The World (The Huddle House, 2007)
21) Alison Statton & Spike – Scuttling Through (Bimini Twist, 2018)
22) epilogue: Hayman 40/40 (demo tape, 1979)

Silent Command 59 – There Have Been Some Tremors in Our Lives

Daniel Johnston – Careless Soul
Edith Frost – Ancestors
Rev. T.E. Weems – If I Have A Ticket, Lord, Can I Ride?
Weyes Blood – Maybe Love
Widowspeak – Gun Shy
Connie Converse – Down This Road
Judee Sill – The Lamb Rode Away With the Crown
Camera Obscura – Swans
Karen Marks – Won’t Wear It for Long
Faith Over Reason – Song for Jessica
Townes Van Zandt – For The Sake of The Song (live in Minneapolis)
Robert Forster – Danger In The Past

Silent Command 58 – Golden Hours

The last fading rays of a summer filled with music, travel and new experiences. A gradual transition into autumn’s shorter days and cooler temperatures.

Grass Roots – Beatin’ Round the Bush
The Pastels – Up For A Bit
The Girls at Dawn – Every Night
Rose Ette – Awake
Anne Bacheley – Underground Summer Love Song
feedtime – Motorbike Girl
The Fizzbombs – Cherry Cherry (Peel session)
Robert Sotelo – Piece of Cake
Tall Dwarfs – Phil’s Disease (Day One)
The Receptionists – Laundry Song
The Receptionists – Spradley
Miaow – Sport Most Royal
Air – Kelly Watch The Stars
Katie Jennifer Stewart – Horse Named Fear

Silent Command 57 – Now Make It Mellow (Yacht Noir Vol. 2)

More soft rock, AM gold, yacht rock and smooth sounds. Not quite as “noir” as last time.

King Harvest – Dancing In The Moonlight
Doobie Brothers – Real Love
Looking Glass – Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
The Spinners – Then Came You
Maria Muldaur – Midnight At The Oasis
Pablo Cruise – Love Will Find A Way
Greenflow – I Gotcha
Ned Doheny – Get It Up For Love (demo)
The Beach Boys – Feel Flows
Bon Scaggs – Breakdown Dead Ahead
Missy Mist – Make It Mellow (excerpt)

Silent Command #56: Flashback

More holiday memories from earlier this month. This one’s a mix of music I heard/acquired in London, music I saw/heard on the Boaty Weekender, and other songs that just seemed to fit. The Terry track was one of the finds of the trip. I heard it at the Upset The Rhythm show I attended. Between Terry and JMRG, it’s nice to know that there is a land (Australia, apparently) where they are still dabbling in YMG-style minimalism and Look Blue Go Purple-style low-tech jangle.

Terry – Drawn for Days
In Embrace – The Ball Rolling
Bridget St. John – Autumn Lullaby
Pink Military – Did You See Her
Honeyblood – Hey Stellar
J. McFarlane Reality Guest – What Has He Bought
ESG – My Love For You
The Delmontes – Don’t Cry Your Tears
Strawberry Story – Twenty-Six
Trash Kit – Traffic Lights
Nite Jewel – Artificial Intelligence
The Beach Boys – Wake The World

Silent Command #55: The Boaty Weekender and Beyond

A selection of songs heard on, and inspired by, the August 2019 Boaty Weekender cruise. Also: a couple of songs from J Mcfarlane’s Reality Guest, whom I saw in London later that week.

Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country
Belle & Sebastian – Can’t Smile Without You
The Vaselines- Dying For It (The Blues)
Buzzcocks – Sixteen Again
Yo La Tengo – For You Too
Honeyblood – Sea Hearts
Teenage Fanclub – It’s All In My Mind
Belle & Sebastian – Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie
The Clash – Spanish Bombs
The dB’s – In Spain
The Sinceros – Barcelona
J. McFarlane’s Reality Guest – Do You Like What I’m Sayin’?
J. McFarlane’s Reality Guest – My Enemy