Good morning campers! It’s music day today.
As I was fiddling around with a few ideas for the next post here and the next one on Suicide Girls, I started listening to some old Dimentia 13 music. Dimentia 13 was a band I had in the 80’s that released five albums on Midnight Records. Around the turn of the century I recorded a double CD worth of new Dimentia 13 material. Throughout its history the “band” was often just me, though I did perform live for a few years there with a real group. The ever changing line-up once included Dave Swanson of Guided By Voices and Rainy Day Saints and, of course, my bestest friend since 7th grade, Joe Nlolflzlilglelrl.
So I picked out two songs to share here this morning. The first is from that double CD I made around the year 2000. This track started off being a demo of me noodling on the electric sitar over which I overdubbed a bunch of other stuff with the intention of doing it over “properly.” I did do it over, but the done-over version sounded a bit too proper. So I scrapped it and deemed this messy version the keeper. Somehow it seems the right feel for today (click on the title to hear it):
The next offering is from a cassette dated March 25, 1987. Since it’s just about to celebrate its 20th birthday I thought it was time to dust it off again. This was recorded at my apartment with a fat plastic Buddha sitting on the table smiling at me as I was playing. I wrote and recorded a lot of stuff like this that I never put on the Dimentia 13 records. I often wish I had because if I’d done so maybe when Beck started doing the same kind of thing about six years later I could’ve said “Hey, man, I did that!” and been really self righteous and bitter (click on the title and listen up).
For more music, just go to the link on your left that says “Links to all the audio & video files I’ve put up.”