Abstract music

getting wet

Blow up Doll - Thu, 2014-04-10 17:21

 more swinger than swinging. a slightly uncomfortable photo of jane et serge.
i don't think i've contradicted my last post have it ?! i wanted to share this with you ;)
Categories: Abstract music

end of an era..?

Blow up Doll - Sun, 2014-04-06 13:04
blowupdoll has being going almost 10 years - and to be honest it was the first of its kind- there were no other music blogs dedicated to (mainly) 60s french pop. other like-minded blogs have come and gone (some brilliant, some not so much) but i've stuck around! personally, i think i was, and am the best of its kind. but i'm finding it increasingly challenging to regularly post music that i haven't already posted before. i don't want to feel like i'm constantly repeating myself. 
 i dont want to give this up but i also don't want to feel pressured into posting just anything. so i've taken the decision to slow down a bit - if i feel a burning urge to post a song then i will but i can't keep trying to post something every few days. if i find a video i'll share that too but again, only when the urge hits me or when something is new to me or if i know you'll get a kick out of it.
 the best way to keep up to date with me is to follow this blog via blogger. i am on twitter, but to be honest i hardly ever tweet. or just check back every now and then.
 but please stay in touch - i feel like i have made so many friends through blowupdoll - who have kept me motivated and have shared music, pictures, asked for and offered help - so please don't stop keeping in touch (you can always email me or post a comment)  i will still be around - just less frequently. 
mordi xxx
don't forget about my beautiful claudine longet blog - that's still around!
Categories: Abstract music

Hello world!

Shannon Palmer - Sat, 2013-04-27 22:53

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Categories: Abstract music, Indie, Music

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Moist Works - Fri, 2010-03-19 14:34
Alex Chilton
Like Flies on Sherbert
Peabody: 1979
[Buy It]

Alex Chilton
High Priest
Big Time: 1987
[Buy It]

DOWNS (demo)
Alex Chilton
Available on: Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story
Big Beat: 2008
[Buy It]

Alex Chilton
A Man Called Destruction
Ardent: 1995
[Buy It]

Alex Chilton, who died, wrote songs. He recorded songs. He made songs. He unmade them. In the end, the life was largely in song, and the songs all had life, and that's all there is to say, and there isn't anything that can be done. Once he covered "Let Me Get Close to You," which was Goffin-King via Skeeter Davis:How long I'll never know
I've waited to tell you that I love you so
Now I have finally said it
Come on baby don't make me regret it"It's Your Funeral" is an instrumental. There are no words.


With a few hours to absorb the news, some memories came into focus, mostly distant ones, like hearing Big Star for the first time in the early eighties in Miami, or buying Like Flies on Sherbert in college, or driving upstate with some friends some years ago and listening on the car radio to Stuff, which collected some of Chilton's songs -- you could say that they were his best songs, but it might be more accurate to say that they were the songs of his that sounded most like songs that might be on a car radio. I remembered beginning to date the woman I'd later marry, playing lots of Chilton's music for her, and trying to figure out his secret: the way his try-anything-once aesthetic was both forthright and evasive, how he could combine an anarchic sense of humor and an unironic ability to convey pain, his addiction to the brilliant throwaway, his graceless grace. He drew lines back to Slim Harpo and Ronny and the Daytonas and Danny Pearson, so many it seemed he'd get trapped in the tangle. He escaped, again and again--but escaped to what? The most recent memory was the blurriest: it was just last November when I saw him with the reconstituted Big Star (half original, half Posies) at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. I wrote a little piece about the show for the New Yorker that now seems dismissive to me, though I didn't mean it that way. I had no idea it would be the last I'd see of him.


NOTE: This is obviously not the first time we have written about Chilton here at Moistworks. Here is a piece by Alex Abramovich that investigates the end of Big Star and the beginning of Chilton's solo career.
Categories: Abstract music, Music

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