Betsy Cohen Interviews Greg Fox
Legendary thinkers of yore earned the “polymath” distinction by demonstrating world-class knowledge in multiple fields: Goethe could philosophize, wax poetic, criticize, research botany and anatomy; Da Vinci painted, sculpted, invented, made music, drew maps, and did math. Centuries after these men broke their ground, as the scope of human knowledge and the selection of extant “skills” to master expand into previously inconceivable new realms, have the grounds for polymath consideration evolved accordingly? Can we, for example, nominate Kim Dotcom for polymath status based on his unrivaled accomplishments in online piracy, Modern Warfare 3, and terrible music? Or Farrah Abraham, for her mastery of teenage motherhood, adult cinema, and incredible music?
Many of us know New York’s Greg Fox as a peerless drummer/shredder in ensembles like Guardian Alien, Zs, and previously in Teeth Mountain and Liturgy. Under his given name and the solo moniker GDFX, Fox has demonstrated exceptional abilities with drum machine and synth hardware, systems of oscillators, and DAW-based composition. For Mitral Transmissions, his most recent solo release, he worked with Milford Graves to compose music that channels the natural rhythms of his own heartbeats into lush, sample-based percussion arrangements.
Scope out Greg Fox’s interview with psychic medium Betsy Cohen and you’ll learn that his unique talents extend well beyond music into the disciplines of spiritual communication, psychic divination, performing music with apples, Ableton Live, and mind-control of aviary species. If this isn’t grounds for polymath consideration in the modern age, what more you could ask for? As his biochemical changes trigger fluctuations in the live feed of his samples, Cohen and Fox discuss the nature of his internal struggle, and experience something of a revelation.
Mitral Transmissions is available to order now on plantable download card from Data Garden.
For real, I know NOTHING ‘bout this new Rraro track “(変態 k-town.” Allz I got was Rico Shade is still on the loose and LAPD plans on “dealing with it.” I’m not running today ‘cause I forgot my towel. And I’m NOT going near Florence and Normandy. Even if i collect rocks and bottles and sticks for my basement museum only three people have seen IRL.
Yung Rrar here picks up from them 3AM vibes, is way less grumpy, and way more boppy. So, yeah, I just wanted to share this with our readers since our content is low today, I’m just “GRINDING” on through new shit, and TMT just gotta always be on that fucking cusp. Trick is: FACEBOOK. Give it up! But… don’t. K? “(変態 k-town.” James Ferraro. I am James Ferraro. You are James Ferraro. Cut your haircut.
• James Ferraro: https://twitter.com/LIL_ICEBUNNY
• Rico Shade: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMBGYEDSzAV5E2BpwcJwCwA?feature=watch
“Black Dick” [NSFW]
“Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick” “Black Dick”
Papaya FWD’d me the text below this morning. Follow it’s instructions. I totes got a nine. And by nine I mean 11, so I’m totally in unknown territory, yo:
Y’all just got a Valentine kiss. Forward to all FRIENDS that you love and see how many kisses you got back!
1 – you’re lonely
3 – you’re cute
6 – your hot
9 – “Are you really still single?
Also, I haven’t watched this video because I’m stuck at work in an editorial department full of “SHHHH!” prudes. However, I did delete my Internet history, so maybe I’ll be okay. Totally getting fired because of this publication, no doubt. Anyone hiring? My boy Miles got me on the hook up, right? Daddy gotta eat.
The Lovers Pure
I sign into my e-mail this morning, and a chat window pops up from the mysterious software/musician/algorithmist 회사AUTO, and all it says, “1 day only” and a link to The Lovers Pure. Seriously, that’s all the information I have on this mix. Dunno why I tried axing a computer program, “What do you mean? What is this? Who are you? Where do you come from?!” But I did. Anyhow, to all y’all lovers out there, 회사AUTO is “thinking” of you today, and demands you to get a groove going. It’s Friday. It’s Valentine’s Day. Get your heart pumping!
ALSO - it’s Mr. P’s fucking birthday today. So, P, if you’re reading this, lemme hear ya say “UGHHN.” And, if you turn around today because you feel someone eating peanuts out ya butt, that’s probably me. Enjoy!
PS: E-mail me, maybe?
• 회사AUTO: http://auto-7.bandcamp.com
THE GARMENT DISTRICT
The Warhol: Silver Studio Sessions
Prior to their newest LP on Night People Records, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (lead by multi-talented Jennifer Baron) was invited to perform for the Andy Warhol Museum’s new Silver Studio Sessions, a performance of stripped-down sets from their Sound Series artists. In this sesh, they play “Nature-Nurture,” “Only Air,” and “Bird Or Bat,” three tracks off their 2011 tape Melody Elder. Performing all up in this black and white, Lucy Blehar flutters out lyrics and keeps that beat, Greg Langel ditties on them bones (keys), Dan Koshute strings up the licks, Corry Drake plucks a steady walk along the pavement, and (of course) Jennifer backs up the vox, taps a bit of a beat, HANDles sweet-key song direction, and winds some melodica. But this is only the beginning, 2014. Prepare for more. THE GARMENT DISTRICT has a slick new LP on the horizon, and they’re looking for listeners. So enjoy this video and keep on the lookout for a new batch of Night People vinyl soon!
ALSO, lest I forget, THE GARMENT DISTRICT released a NEW SONG for ESOPUS Magazine for their 10th anniversary CD! And Happy V-day.