(a.k.a. The G. Grosz Garden Nitrate, Tarred Eggs Entering Azoth,
The Grazed Noggins Retreat, Zero Gang's Three - Tit Danger, etc.)*

~ News From The Recordists ~

(2006 Message Archive)


Update, Dec. 29, 2006 - Macrocephalous Compost 2 review

Just came across this review of the "Macrocephalous Compost 2" DVD and thought I'd let you all know. The review is here at Heathen Harvest (from the looks of it, an interesting Metal/Industrial music webzine which I'll have to explore a bit more thoroughly).

The "Macrocephalous Compost 2" DVD is a reissue of the VHS of the same name which was originally released by Old Europa Cafe sometime in the late 90's. It includes the short film "Origami Meat Play" by Songs of the New Erotics as well as videos by C.C.C.C., SShe Retina Stimulants, Hex Minora, Jason Mantis/Illusion of Safety, Archon Satani, True Romance (Merzbow), Iugula Thor, Black Leather Jesus, Aube, Ain Soph, Advokat Ihrer Hoheit, Raison D'Etre, Konstruktivists, Atrax Morgue, Beeg Chity Orkestry, and MK Ultra.

- W.A.Davison



Update, Dec. 5, 2006 - Happy B-Day!

Happy Birthday Recordism! 22 years old today!

- William A. Davison



Update, Nov. 22, 2006 - 416 Fest

Here's the schedule for the 416 Fest. which I'm performing in tonight (yeah, I know, sorry for the typically last-minute announcement).


Sixth Annual 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival
Wednesday, Nov. 22 to Friday, Nov. 24
8 p.m.
292 Brunswick
presented in association with AIMT

Wednesday, Nov. 22
8 p.m.  Kitchener/Waterloo Improvisers Collective
        Kathryn Ladano
        Pam Patel
        Ted Harms
        & other musicians of the KWIC
9 p.m.  Bitchin'
        Dougal Bichan
        Elliot Chapin
        Bryan Dennis
        Alan Bloor
10 p.m.  Ochestre Royal Odradek
        Andy Yue
        James Bailey
        Michelangelo Iaffaldano
        Dominque Banoun
        William Davidson
11 p.m.  Montgolfiore
        Rob Clutton
        Arnd Jurgensen
        Guy LeBlanc
        Harry Simpson

Thursday, Nov. 23
8 p.m.  Ptarmigan
        Vanessa Hanson
9 p.m.  PST
        Nilan Perera
        Joe Sorbara
        Scott Thomson
10 p.m. Rob's Collision
        Rob Pilonen
        Colin Anthony
        Dan Goldman
        Joe Sorbara
        Cheryl O
        Mitch Yolevesky
11 p.m.  Pillowfire
        John Wilson
        Kyle Cameron
        John Hap

Friday, Nov. 24
8 p.m.  Knot
        Nick Storring
        Tillman Lewis
9 p.m.  Quorum
        Ronda Rindone
        Nick Fraser
        Joe Sorbara
        Anne Bourne
        Tillman Lewis
        Scott Thomson
        Rob Clutton
10 p.m.  Peter Van Huffel/Greg de Genus
11 p.m.  Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble
        Ken Aldcroft
        Wes Neal
        Evan Shaw
        Scott Thomson
        Joe Sorbara
midnight - Deep Dark United
        Alex Lukashevsky
        Tanya Gill
        Ryan Driver
        Nick Fraser
        Brodie West

suggestion donation $5


- William A. Davison



Update, Oct. 28, 2006 - what happened?!

You may notice it's been exactly two months since our last update. Two unbelievably frustrating months! Well, guess what happened...yeah, that's right! Another f***king major computer meltdown! And it's been two solid months of struggling to get a working computer into the old Recordist HQ. I won't go into the gory details of what exactly happened and why but the fact that I'm writing this belies a much improved situation. Let's just leave it at that and give thanks to the many-tentacled, leather-winged, and luxuriously-upholstered Recordist elder gods that something finally worked right!

Speaking of thanks being given, I would like to thank all of my friends for putting up with my constant whining and complaining during this whole ordeal (especially Sherri) and a special SUPER big thank you to Kerry Zentner for the use of his computer for e-mail, to Pete Mosher for his work on the hardware side of trying to get my machines running, and to Scott MacKay for his help on the software side of things. It's only through Pete and Scott that any kind of working system came out of this mess (thanks guys!!).

Well, let's just try to put this nasty episode behind us and get on with things, shall we? Here are some announcements.

I've got several gigs coming up in the next few days. Tomorrow afternoon I'm playing at Now Lounge, On Monday night I'm performing with Andrew Zukerman and John Shapiro, and on Halloween night Six Heads is appearing at The Drake. Further details follow:

The NOW Series
presented by AIMToronto and the NOW Lounge
Sunday, October 29, 2006

4pm- Aldcroft / Sorbara / Iaffaldano / Davison
w/ ken aldcroft- clarinet, joe sorbara- drums, michelangelo iaffaldano- home-made
instruments, william davison- guitar
5pm- Jurgensen / Leblanc / Simpson
w/ arnd jurgensen- guitar/pocket trumpt, guy leblanc- trombone/bass
clarinet, harry simpson- drums
6pm- Martin / Shaw
w/ jean martin- drums, evan shaw- alto sax

The NOW Lounge
189 Church St.
Toronto, ON
(2pm- 3:30pm creative music workshop 2nd and 4th sunday of the month)
(2pm- 3:30pm large ensemble workshop 3rd sunday of the month)
Contact: Ken Aldcroft


Monday October 30th @ 61 Major st.
Anamorphic Heat
Conspiracy of Familiar Objects

-so i've decided to start a monthly in my living space to compensate for the lack of a venue for the displaced Ski-Meat evening i was putting on. but this will be cool, i think... Audible Anus is the working name right  now, but i'm open to suggestions. it will take place on any given Monday  between 7 and 10:59pm. acts will be a little more, um, pastoral than the  stuff i put on for Ski-Meat. there will also be projections by Exploding Motor  Car and bowls of vegetarian green curry for 2 or 3 dollars. the event itself is pwyc... its a BYOB affair and the abandonment of alcohalic containers  and refuse will generally not be tolerated unless it is well known that  you're a sociopath that is much larger in stature than myself and shapiro put together. -AZ


The PiNG presents PHOLDE and SIX HEADS
Tuesday October 31st . 8 pm - 11 pm
@ the UNDERGROUND downstairs @ the DRAKE HOTEL
1150 Queen St. W @ Beaconsfield
W of Ossington . E of Dufferin
PayWhatYouCan at the door ($5 suggested)

The PiNG presents a special All Hallow's Eve performance featuring sound sculpturist PHOLDE and the secretive surrealist sound collective SIX HEADS all bathed in light courtesy of the GENERAL CHAOS VISUALS eye candy.
(Please note the early 8 pm start time.)

PHOLDE @ 8:30 pm
Alan Bloor (Knurl) returns as PHOLDE to bow, scrape, brush, klang and caress his self-created metal sound sculptures with other metal objects to produce thunderous, spacious soundscapes. Metal, amplified and effected.

SIX HEADS @ 9:30 pm
Using a range of unusual sound sources (home-made instruments, circuit-bent electronics, toys and found objects, field recordings, etc.) and some creative live mixing and audio processing, SIX HEADS produce a dense, shifting sonic dreamscape of ambient textures, jarring juxtapositions of concrete sound and an absurd and vaguely disturbing sense of humour. SIX HEADS are James Bailey, William Davison, Linda Feesey, Sherri Lyn Higgins, Colin Hinz and Pete Mosher.


That's all for now. Heck, darn, it's great to be back!

- William A. Davison



Update, Aug. 28, 2006 - Six Heads at Sister Ray

Six Heads will be doing a set at Sister Ray, The Drake's monthly noise night, tomorrow. Here are the details:

Tue. Aug. 29/ 9pm / PWYC ($5 suggested)


@ The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen W. Toronto)


See you there!

- William A. Davison



Update, Aug. 27, 2006 - Monster Brains!

Monster Brains is a really wonderful blog of "links to monsters and the fantastic". Check it out at and also recommended is Aeron's blog of his own art The Mutated Skeleton Cave at

- William A. Davison



Update, Aug. 12, 2006 - Caroliner interview

Just passing along this link to a recent interview with one of my fave bands Caroliner. Enjoy!

- William A. Davison



Update, Aug. 3, 2006 - bummerinthesummer

Six Heads will be appearing as part of the Bummer In The Summer festival, set to take place at the Transac Club (292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto) this weekend, starting tomorrow Aug. 4 and running until Sun. Aug. 6. Six Heads will be on at 9:30pm, Aug. 6 (Transac front room).

I will also be doing a solo set earlier on the same day at 5pm (Transac main stage).

Here's the complete schedule:

2am trinity bellwoods park
singing saw shadow show
wyrd visions

730 aaron lumley
8 eric chenaux
9 mike & mike
9:30 maboroshi orchestra (outdoors)
10 The Creeping Nobodies, certain members perform "Not true not true, lies!
1030 ghostlight
11 oneida

130 dollarama (o)
2 mortimercy (o)
2:30 rozasia (fr)
3 parkade (o)
3:30 digrimination (fr)
4 timber timbre (o)
4:30 picastro (fr)
5 laura barrett (o)
5:30 flynns (fr)
6 john oswald/ andy haas/ dave clark (m)
6:30 master (fr)
7 blake hargreaves (m)
7:30 gravitons (fr)
8 disguises (m)
8:30 ken aldcroft convergence (fr)
9 feuermusik (m)
9:30 women in tragedy (fr)
10 polmo polpo (m)
10:30 awesome (fr)
11 mv+ee bummer road (m)

2 saffron sect(o)
2:30 sensual beast (fr)
3 mike smith/muskox (o)
3:30 jack vorvis/colin fisher/mani mazinani (fr)
4 ken reaume (o)
4:30 heavywater (fr)
5 davison (m)
5:30 bruce penisula (fr)
6 hoover party (m)
6:30 blue sunshine (fr)
7 i have eaten the barnyard drama (m)
7:30 unconcious 3 (fr)
8 fujutsu (m)
8:30 double suicide (fr)
9 nadja (m)
9:30 six heads (fr)
10 radio I ching(m)
10:30 all under heaven (fr)
11 deep dark united (m)

For more info visit

- William A. Davison



Update, July 31, 2006 - e-mail change


Effective immediately, all of our old "" e-mail addresses (,,,,, etc.) are no longer valid. The new address for William Davison, Six Heads, Songs of the New Erotics, Disembraining Songs, Emunctory of Dreams Press, and The Recordists is davison(at)recordism(dot)com. The new address for Sherri Lyn Higgins, Six Heads, and The Recordists is higgins(at)recordism(dot)com. I will also be checking info(at)recordism(dot)com so that will work too.

- William A. Davison



Update, July 24, 2006 - Ski Meat @ OCAD

Six Heads will be performing as part of this month's Ski Meat at the OCAD auditorium.

July, 26 2006 at SKI-Meat! @ the OCAD auditorium
100 McCaul st. (first floor), toronto,
Cost: PWYC
w/ SIX HEADS, Mike HANSEN does STOCKHAUSEN'S Spiral, Nilan Perera, the Pederast, etc... ends at 10pm...

Please note the EARLY START TIME! 6PM!!

See ya there!

- William A. Davison



Update, July 12, 2006 - R.I.P. Syd

Syd Barrett died July 7/06. Here are a few obits and other informative links:;_ylt=ArvcPbO0bY%0DZAa93F9pVzKAKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ--,,1817952,00.html,,1817988,00.html

Thanks to various internet friends for breaking the news, sad though it is, and passing along these links.

- William A. Davison



Update, July 10, 2006 - Art Bar gig

I will be performing tomorrow evening at the Art Bar with Michelangelo Iaffaldano and a few other folks. Here are the details:

Bitchin' Series At The Artbar, Gladstone Hotel,
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
July 11th at 8pm

Mitch Yolevsky,clarinet and Rob Piilonen flute

Orchestre Royal Odradek
James Bailey, Rod Campbell, William Davison,
Michelangelo Iaffaldano, Andy Yue, all playing
Michelangelo's homemade instruments

Keith, Campbell and Hansen
banjo, trumpet and turntable

I'm guessing it's pay what you can, or they'll pass the hat, or something. Hope to see you there!

- William A. Davison



Update, July 1, 2006 - dérive documentation

Documentation from our June 24/06 dérive can be found on this page.

- William A. Davison



Update, June 25, 2006 - Bobby

"Bobby" CD cover

Disembraining Songs is pleased to announce the release of the latest Songs of the New Erotics disc "Bobby", a 20-minute 3" CD-R which was premiered at the recent Nurse With Wound live shows in San Francisco, and is now officially available from the Disembraining Songs catalogue. Chek eet oot!

- William A. Davison



Update, June 22, 2006 - London International Festival of Surrealism

The London International Festival of Surrealism, organized by the Surrealist London Action Group, will take place in London and around the world from Monday, June 26 to Sunday July 9th. Surrealist games, experiments, derives, and other activities will take place in "rivers & streams & lakes, bookshops, junk shops & markets, pubs & bars, parks & gardens & woods, trains, planes &automobiles, cafes & restaurants, cemeteries, wasteground & abandoned sites, the streets, online & offline, everywhere & nowhere, anywhere other than inside a museum, art gallery or lecture hall"

If you are in London you are invited to participate. If you are not in London you are also invited to participate wherever you happen to be. Results of the games and activities will be collected, collated, and redistributed to participants by the Surrealist London Action Group.

For more information contact Surrealist London Action Group at la_belle_tenebreuse(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

And a reminder that a mass derive is planned for June 24/06, also centered in London, UK but with participants around the globe. I plan on participating in this and if anyone in Toronto would care to join me, please contact me in the next couple of days at davison(at)recordism(dot)com.

- William A. Davison



Update, June 4, 2006 - Headwounds

Two members of Six Heads, namely myself and Ms. Higgins, will be flying down to San Francisco this month to take part in the Nurse With Wound shows happening at The Great American Music Hall, June 16/17. Details follow:

Fri. June 16, 9pm and Sat. June 17, 9pm
The Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco
$30.00 each night

- William A. Davison



Update, June 2, 2006 - GFR reviews

The Gastric Female Reflex LP "Lovers In The Midst Of Eating Fries" (and various other GFR/Beniffer editions-related stuff) was recently reviewed in the May 2006 issue of Arthur magazine (in "Bull Tongue" by Byron Coley and Thurston Moore) as well as in the Spring 2006 issue of Skyscraper magazine (reviewed by Kevin Hainey). If you get a chance, you might want to check those out.

Visit the Beniffer Editions website here and see if you can figure out how to buy this LP (and oh so much more!)

- William A. Davison



Update, May 29, 2006 - W.A. at The Drake

I will be performing a solo set at The Drake Hotel tomorrow night. Here are the details:


Sister Ray, back again to give you all the noise you need

Tues. May 30 / 9pm / PWYC

OFFENSIVE ORANGE (Hamilton harsh noise rudies)
W.A. DAVISON (Toronto surrealist noise legend)
WOMEN IN TRAGEDY (Bob and his burning wall of guitar)
MASTER (Fledgling group feeling the space)
DJ BRAINSTORM (Minesh from Ghostlight and No Beat Radio)
@ The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen W. Toronto)
Cheap drinks until 11:00!!


See you there!

- William A. Davison



Update, May 27, 2006 - Humanitas Festival

I will be performing tomorrow afternoon (Sun. May 28) at 1pm as a last-minute addition to the Humanitas Festival. Location is the waterfront, downtown Toronto, at the foot of Yonge St. (look for the tent that says "Cooler By The Lake"). No idea what I'm going to be doing yet but, considering the amount of time I have to prepare, it will probably be something largely improvisational...but then, it's always something largely improvisational, isn't it! Should be lots of children at this event. That's gonna be weird...

- William A. Davison



Update, May 26, 2006 - Recordism on Myspace

I've joined what our friend G.Scharpen (or some reasonable and O.A.C. related facsimile thereof) has referred to as "the horrible downward trend that is MySpace" and created profiles for myself and for Six Heads. You may view them here:

Next will be a Songs of the New Erotics profile and then the earth will split open and an enormous tentacled thing resembling a cross between a squid and an ear of corn (with all the kernels being hideous red eyes and each of its writhing appendages ending in a human hand) shall rise up from the bowels of the earth and sing the complete Broadway musical "Annie" over and over and over again until the end of eternity. Won't that be lovely!

In the meantime, will you join Myspace and be my friend? So far, I have...hmm, let me count, wait, one of those doesn't friend! I always was popular!

- William A. Davison



Update, May 12, 2006 - Six Heads performance

Six Heads will be performing at the NOW Lounge this coming Sunday. Note that this is an afternoon and early evening event. The Heads will be going on at 6pm! Details follow:


The NOW Series
presented by AIMT and the NOW Lounge
May 14th, 2006
Currated by John Wilson

2:00 Workshop: Rod Campbell
"Improvising Excercises by John Stevens"

Aaron Lumley - Guitar
Brandon Valdivia - Drums
Jonathan Adjemian - Keys

Avi Granite - Guitar
Gregg Brennan - Percussion
Tom Richards - Trombone

Six Heads
Jim Bailey - Homemade Instruments
William Davison - Homemade Instruments
Sherri Higgins - Homemade Instruments
Colin Hinz - Homemade Instruments
Linda Feesey - Homemade Instruments
Peter Mosher - Homemade Instruments

The NOW Lounge
189 Church St.
Toronto, ON
(2pm- 3:30pm creative music workshop every other sunday)
Info: Ken Aldcroft


Hope to see you there!

- William A. Davison



Update, May 8, 2006 - duo

Michelangelo Iaffaldano and I will be performing as a duo tomorrow evening at the Art Bar. Here are the details:


Bitchin' is back! Another bitchin' session, Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto ON

An evening of non-idiomatic free improvisation from three very different directions, created in the moment, at the moment of performance, by the performers. A PWYC event, in association with AIMT (Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto).

8:00 - 8:45
Michelangelo Iaffaldalo - homemade instruments
William Davison - guitar

9:00 - 9:45 Saxophone Duets by Paul Newman
John Wilson - guitar
Paul Newman - saxophone

10:00 - 10:45
the bitchin' group
Dougal Bichan - violin, bamboo flute
Alan Bloor - bass
Rod Campbell - trumpet etc
Elliott Chapin - flute and other winds
Bryan Dennis - percussion

For more information, email Dougal Bichan- dougal(at)dougal(dot)ca


- William A. Davison



Update, April 17, 2006 - Plyas Het Giutra

I have a new CD out on Disembraining Songs. It's called "Plyas Het Giutra". Here's the description from the Disembraining Songs catalogue:


"Plyas Het Giutra" cover

DIS-010 - William A. Davison "Plyas Het Giutra". 30 minute CD-R in paper sleeve with b+w cover/inserts (each cover unique). Limited edition of 50. $12

Found-in-the-garbage acoustic guitar attacked with knives, sticks, electric motors, ping pong balls, know, the usual. Nine improvisations recorded in one session direct to microcassette dictaphone for maximum tape saturation!


This release is a milestone for me. I've been experimenting with improv noise guitar for a long time (over 20 years!) and have been playing guitar live in various bands and ad hoc groupings for 15 of those years. But I've never been happy with any of my previous attempts at recording this work solo. I don't mean to build this CD up too much, it's not perfect by any means, but I think the recordings on this disc are the first to capture the kind of energy that I usually only experience in live performance. I'm pretty damn happy with this! Ironically, it's the extreme low fidelity of the recording process that is, at least partially, responsible (I guess that shouldn't surprise me. I do love noise!).

This is also the first limited edition on Disembraining Songs. 50 copies and then there ain't no more! Get 'em while they're hot, as they say. I aim to sell all 50 copies too, damn it! As such, there will be no freebies, promos, trades, etc. with this release. Sorry. If you want a copy for review, radio airplay, or similar though I'd be happy to give you the tracks on a CD-R with an info sheet. I appreciate any efforts to help promote my work of course and with most Disembraining Songs releases I end up giving away easily half of what I put out (and generally don't feel too bad about it). But I have to at least TRY to make some money with this one. Making money from my work is no longer a "wouldn't it be nice" kind of thing, it is now imperative!

Ordering info and a few audio samples for "Plyas Het Giutra" are on the Disembraining Songs catalogue page.

- William A. Davison



Update, Mar. 31, 2006 - Curse of the Hoodoo Handbag!

Apologies to all those who came out to see Songs of the New Erotics at The Bagel Wednesday night. If you were there, you probably noticed my set was extremely short! In fact, I had to abort it before it even really got started as a result of what I call S.M.E.F. - Simultaneous Multiple Equipment Failure! Not one, but four separate pieces of gear failed to work for four entirely different reasons, all of which were a complete mystery to me during the first 5 minutes of the performance when I was frantically trying to troubleshoot my setup! Sorry I had to call it quits but, not only was the piece I had planned "out the window", I couldn't even improvise something. I had, quite literally, nothing to work with!

In almost 20 years of performing I've never had this happen before. Sure, I've had equipment failures. It's practically routine for something to go wrong. You do some quick troubleshooting, correct the problem or find a workaround, and go on with the show. But this was something else...

Normally, when shit goes wrong I blame gremlins or evil electricity (evilectricity?) but Wednesday night was pure bad mojo!

What would not have been apparent to anyone there, because I didn't get far enough into the performance, was that I was premiering a new S.O.T.N.E. performance called "Handbag Hoodoo"...that's right, a Hoodoo/Voodoo themed piece! As they say, it "seemed like a good idea at the time" but in retrospect it doesn't surprise me at all that everything went haywire. That Hoodoo shit is powerful stuff!

Later that same evening, while I was photographing Disguises mercilessly pummeling their instruments, I was thinking to myself, "tonight would be topped off by me getting a broken drumstick in my eye". Within minutes I saw half a broken drumstick go sailing past the left side of my head, just missing me by several inches! Gives one pause for thought, to put it mildly.

So, I hereby declare "Handbag Hoodoo" to be my first, and hopefully only, cursed performance piece! Never again!

- William A. Davison

BTW, the performances last Saturday night with GFR, Flynns, GHQ, and Magik Markers went extremely well. Everybody did really great sets and Magik Markers were totally f***ing amazing!




Update, Mar. 23, 2006 - gigs

I'll be playing a short set with Sounds Of North American Adult Bookstores, opening for Magik Markers, this Saturday night at The Oasis. Details follow:

Saturday March 25th, 9pm
at The Oasis, 294 College St., Toronto
Magik Markers
Gastric Female Reflex/Sounds of North American Adult Bookstores

Info on Magik Markers here (great band, don't miss this!)



Songs of the New Erotics will be performing at this month's Ski Meat!

Wednesday March 29th, 9pm
at The Bagel, 285 College St., Toronto
Brian Ruryk
hard love in times new roman
songs of the new erotics
+intermissions by DJ LIMITED EDITIONS
+projections by EXPLODING MOTOR CAR

See you there!

- William A. Davison



Update, Mar. 16, 2006 - mass dérive

I've learned recently, through the London Surrealist Group, of a mass dérive being planned for June 24/06. Some of the Recordists (myself at the very least) will likely participate in this action. If you'd like to know more about this get in touch with me and I'll tell you what I know.


- William A. Davison



Update, Mar. 11, 2006 - new drawings

Some new images (drawings, old and new) have been added to the visual art section of the W.A.Davison website. Have a look when you get a chance.

I'd like to take this moment to publicly thank the following individuals for buying some artwork from me in the past couple of months: Beatriz Hausner and Arni Brownstone, Ron McFarlan, James Bailey, Ray and Brenda Ellenwood. It has been a tremendous help and a thoroughly enjoyable experience!

I have lots more visual art (drawings, collages, paintings, sculptures, mixed media) available for purchase (only a small fraction of which is currently represented on my website) and will be producing more work in the coming months. If you have any interest in buying some work, please don't hesitate to contact me at davison(at)recordism(dot)com.

- William A. Davison



Update, Feb. 27, 2006 - surrealist exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London

Undercover Surrealism: Picasso, Miro, Masson and the Vision of Georges Bataille
Hayward Gallery, London, 11 May to 30 July

This news of an upcoming surrealist exhibition was recently posted to the Londonsurrealists discussion group and I thought I'd pass it along here. The show is interesting for its focus on Bataille and it also includes more than 230 works by a variety of artists so if you're in London between May 11 and July 30 you'll definitely want to check it out. The link to the article about this show is included above.

- William A. Davison



Update, Jan. 30, 2006 - SONAABS!

I'll be performing with Sounds of North American Adult Bookstores in about a week or so. Here are the details:

Blah Blah 666 and Sounds of North American Adult Bookstores!!
at 9pm for the very low price of PWYC.
: an evening of ramshackle schlocker battery, mangh travel score-keys
: all travis

Graffiti's is at 170 Baldwin St., Kensington Market, Toronto. See ya there!

- William A. Davison



Update, Jan. 22, 2006 - La Belle Tenebreuse

Some nice work on this blog (from a new London-based Surrealist group):

- William A. Davison



Update, Jan. 18, 2006 - Surrealismo: Poesia & Liberdade

Some Recordist friends and collaborators are included in this excellent web magazine. Check it out here (mostly in Portuguese).

- William A. Davison



* a note on the title: "The Organ Grinder's Gazette" was the original name of the official printed bulletin of the (now defunct) International Bureau of Recordist Investigation which was published by Emunctory Of Dreams Press and ran for three issues from Jan. 1999 to Feb. 2000. Each issue had a different title - "The Organ Grinder's Gazette", "The G. Grosz Garden Nitrate", and "Tarred Eggs Entering Azoth" - and each variation was an anagram of the original. Since we've decided to resurrect our little bulletin here in the form of this webpage, we also will carry on with our changing name game (using anagrams and other strategies), albeit on an occasional basis, beginning with "The Grazed Noggins Retreat" (anagram, June 2004). "Zero Gang's Three-Tit Danger" was an alternate title (anagram of "The Organ Grinder's Gazette") used in I.B.R.I. Bulletin #2 (April 1999).

Online versions of the original printed bulletins are available on the EOD Press Table of Contents.


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