John Cage would have been 100 years + 1 day old today.

888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888                                         In honor of his visionary approach to art, music, mycology,and life in a seamless yet reductive minimalist Zen-Buddhist approach Xarrier presents precisely 101 zeros with 101 periods in honor of his symphony 101 {1989} for large orchestra  […] → Continue Reading John Cage would have been 100 years + 1 day old today.

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~ ’78 ’79 ’80 1981 ’82 ’83 ’84 ~

  Did you ever notice how maligned all the brilliant post~punk, Teutonic tranz und danz  (see Bowie's Berlin 'trilogy') music made from 1978- 1984 gets lumped wrongly by historians as part of the genuinely mundane and mediocre pop music made in the mid thru late 80s? The 1980's pop scene on the radio produced few songs […] → Continue Reading ~ ’78 ’79 ’80 1981 ’82 ’83 ’84 ~

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cory smoot : rock in peace

Legendary metal guitarist, songwriter, soloist & recording engineer/ producer Cory Smoot passed away this week. XARRIER wishes to send our condolences to his family, friends around the world & his brothers in GWAR. May you rock in peace! Jamming above our cosmos w/ Dimebag on lead, Cliff Burton bass & B0nz0 drumming…Rock on ye cr8z shreDiamond! […] → Continue Reading cory smoot : rock in peace

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b|u3z + j/\sz = r0ck

Listening to Howlin' Wolf's incredible band w/ Sunnyland Slim/ piano, Willie Dixon/ bass, and Hubert Sumlin/ guitar, it becomes apparent that early Zanzibar/ Silvio's electric blues from the windy city was the seminal crossroads: much discussed, but little understood. No one's soul was sold until much later, and they were the British thieves of our […] → Continue Reading b|u3z + j/\sz = r0ck

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M!ck K/\rn R.|.P. Ph!l Lyn0++

  25 years apart to the day {January 4 2011/1986) the bassgods recalled their finest to heaven. Mick Karn {Japan, Dalis Car, Polytown, Gary Numan, Kate Bush} and Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy. . .

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n0 m0r3 h3r03z IV

“Do you understand? I’m a garbageman!” -Lux Interior R>I>P For youth who mistake RockBand games or 20 ~somethings who play watered down ‘indy/emo’ : take a good look at  this picture. This is rock ‘n’ roll.  Bryan ‘DMF’ Gregory 1954 -2001

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b0dh! tr33 blu3z

Albert Ayler^. Cecil Taylor said to me that Sunny Murray took him to see Albert Ayler for the first time around 1962. After the gig, Ayler walked up to meet Cecil and says “We should play”. Cecil said “F^`* you!”. Not because he did not like the music- Cecil just felt Albert hadn’t introduced himself, […] → Continue Reading b0dh! tr33 blu3z

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n0 m0r3 h3r03z .1.

  Charles Mingus called him a saint. The only man ever > make alto, flute & bass clarinet swing [n] angular mannerz. 3ric D0lphy lives! Check his tune hat & beard from Out to Lunch Lp; song is a semi-tribute to Th3l0ni0us M0nk, who had a ‘look’ before any rockers…3ric D0lphy marched to his own […] → Continue Reading n0 m0r3 h3r03z .1.

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