... hath returned.
January 16th, 2010. (Twenty-X!)
Just purchased some fine fine music (legally, thank you very much).....
Some Lee "Scratch" Perry, some Kraftwerk, "Tell me something good" by Rufus/Chaka Khan....
HELL! (close your ears, children...),
I even picked up some Lady Gaga and some Aaliyah (no joke, the Synth in the song "Try Again" is pretty much totally Divine, a la FUNK) and ..........
(can't forget fever ray either... words that make me think about the knife/fever ray: icy, remote, glaciers, haunted, ghosts, empty, cavernous, fleeting, SCARY AS $#!%)
Starting sifting through it all while cooking breaky this morning (eggs, bacon and potatoes "mckinley" style.)
THAT SOUNDS LAID BACK!!!!!! (right?)
I know what you're thinking...
"so if YOU (Archaeology Johnson/BATTLEHOOCH) have enough time to listen to music and eat eggs, surely you have enough time to maintain the flippin' blog (LIKE YOU PROMISED!!!!!)"
you're correct, invisible personage! the past couple of weeks/months whatevs have not been spent in constant state of such luxury. NO MA'AM/SIR!
we're gonna start rolling the goodies out again (STARTING NOW) and the plan is to keep this updated on an every 2-3 weeks basis.
(Hold me to this yo. I got a bunch of content lined up so I SHOULD be able to do this. if it doesn't happen, it's just cause I'm being lazy. or am engaged in some kinda of brouhaha. dig? you know how brouhaha's can be...)
First thing I'm gonna unleash is some tidbits from our New Years Eve 2009/2010 show with Maus Haus. For those who weren't there, it was a pretty ridiculous event... confetti, balloons, champagne, neck beards, smoochin' and of course a gaggle of hooch/haus collaborations:
Here's a video (shot by the infamous SOUL DONUT) of one of said collaborations, "Looks You Can't See" (from our album PIECECHOW, buy it here). We added some extra horns (thanks pope and aaron), some extra vocal firepower (thanks kick and rampage), and joe genden held it down how only joe genden can, and that's HARD.
(if you wanna see more video from our new years set, including our new DISKO revamp of "When We're Trying To Be Quiet" clicke here.)
We returned the favor later on in the night by joining MAUS HAUS for their song, "Reaction" .
Reaction (MAUS HAUS and BATTLEHOOCH Live Collaboration NYE 2009/2010) by Battlehooch
To wrap up the night we also did a gaggle of covers. While surely fun and jubilant in the moment, our collaborative "California Love" (2pac and Dr. Dre) and "The National Anthem" (Radiohead) covers didn't quite translate over to recorded formats.... a little too much of the "guess you had to be there" factor, ya feel me?
However, our cover of the B-52s "Rock Lobster", while still raw (and brother I mean RAW) is such a document of epic rock absurdity (I mean come on.... an 11 person band on the stage at Hemlock... singing about some kind of kinky mushroom trip of a beach party.... with Narwhal and Bikini Whale sound effects...) that it's worth sharing as well. Featuring Ben Juodvalkis, Pat Smith and Josh Rampage on main vocals and yours truly and the pope on the "girl vocals" Rock Lobster (B-52s Cover - BATTLEHOOCH/MAUS HAUS LIVE COLLABORATION NYE 2009/2010) by Battlehooch
Chew on that for a minute. LOVE YOU.
see... you.. in........................................... 2-3..... we.... eks.......