Friday, August 03, 2007

Friday Downstreams

Its amazing what a bag of old photographs will do for one's nostalgia. Witness me in 1991 looking out the window of the Atcherley Hotel (soon to be demolished) in central Brisbane. The Atcherley was built around the turn of the 19-20th century but by 1990 it was basically a huge squat with a venue in the basement for bands; usually of the punk variety. I stayed there a few times when visiting Brisbane. The underground scene in Queensland's capital city for art, music and living space blossomed in the first few years after the fall of the very right wing National Party state government in 1989. Such memories brings me to the downstreams for this week, lots of Australian punk inspired sounds from the early 90's and late 80's.

Fresh From the Womb 10"
This is a free EP that was given away at concerts featuring Tumbleweed, Swirl, Crow & Nunbait. I shared houses with members of Nunbait and saw them play many times. Nunbait was a great band and should have received international success but they imploded in the chaos that was Newtown before it became completely trendy. The download comes from the blog Antipodean Underground which is packed with great music from the Australian and New Zealand post-punk scene.

No Night Sweats Sydney Post Punk Mp3s
A collection of Post-Punk music created in Sydney during the years 1978-1987.

Australian Rare and Live Music Video Downloads
Cosmic Psychos, Hard Ons, Magic Dirt, Screamfeeder, Six ft Hick (Hi geoffrey) and Cunnigham were some who crossed my path in life in the distant past.

Rev. O. W. 'Bud' Spriggs - What The Bible Says About Flying Saucers (mp3s)
OK we have left Australia behind and are now in the realm of the Rev. Bud.

Erik Satie: Conceptual Works
Something different. I like Satie...he's Surreal.

Some Assembly Required
Assembly Required features work by a variety of artists and groups who work with bits and pieces of their media environments, giving something back to the cultural landscape from which they so enthusiastically appropriate.The genre is young, despite examples dating as far back as 1961, when James Tenney constructed a tape collage borrowing heavily from cut-up fragments of a recording by Elvis Presley. Both provocative and surreal, this style continues to evolve and to challenge.Since its inception in 1999, Nelson has produced over two dozen artist features, interviewing everyone from John Oswald and The Evolution Control Committee, to Christian Marclay and DJ Spooky - providing a variety of unique perspectives on the nature of this daring and creative style of expression.

Storynory: Children's Audio Stories and Books For Free
Welcome to Storynory where Prince Bertie the Frog brings you an audio story every week. Each one is read specially for him by his friend Natasha. But Bertie likes to share - so you can hear them too, ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Twisted Subterranean Death Trap
From Adelaide, Australia. I like the name, no other reason.

Ramellah Underground
Ramallah Underground is a Musical collective based in Ramallah/Palestine, bringing together Producers, Mc'ees, Photographers, Visual artists and Freedom Fighters. RU has collaborated with arists across the globe including countries like Lebanon, UK, Switzerland, USA, France and much more. RU members have also performed live shows (hip-hop & Dj sets) in Ramallah, Vienna, London, Amman, Lausanne, Amsterdam and Washington DC. Ramallah Underground was founded by artists Boikutt and Stormtrap , and Aswatt , who is also their sound engineer/manager.

Psychic TV perform live in the studio WFMU
Following the release of the first Throbbing Gristle studio album in over 25 years there has been a lot of press lately devoted to the group and particularly its fearless spokes person Genesis P-Orridge. Here is the other side of TG, Psychic TV in their first ever radio appearance (Streamed RealAudio). Includes music from Brian Jones Presents the Master Musicians of Jajouka, Velvet Underground, Rolling Stones, Incredible String Band and a live performance by Psychic TV. Goes for over 3 hours.

The Atcherley Hotel in 1927

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