I went on a book-excursion to Pegasus & Pendragon Books today. I returned with more CDs than books, but that's OK because Miles Davis and Nels Cline are OK kinds of people. While flipping through the booklet for Instrumentals (by the Nels Cline Singers), I discovered that this CD is connected to me by a few odd coincidences. First, the song "Suspended Head" is dedicated to Deerhoof. Jason gave me a copy of a Deerhoof album a few months ago and promised me that I'd love it. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I still haven't listened to it yet, but that's link number one. Not impressed yet? Also thanked in the liner notes is "univibe (berkeley)". If you've been to my house, you'll know that we live no more than a block from Univibe. Or at least where Univibe stood when we moved here. Sadly, Univibe closed down and has been replaced by Spud's Pizza. I wonder if Nels Cline knows? I wonder if he'll visit righteous experimental guitar vengeance upon Spud's? Maybe I can shake his hand when he visits.
Posted on January 01, 2004 10:29 PM