Monday, April 21, 2008
The Wayback Machine
"Here comes the trip.., it's the best part..."
Greetings and Happy Monday to all you psychedelia-preferring bipeds 'round this Orb.
Today we're graced with the presence of a one-man whirlwind of creativity, San Francisco's own Andrew Goldfarb, a/k/a The Slow Poisoner! Not only does Andrew create some of the freakiest "center-keeps-shifting" music I've heard but he also is an accomplished visual artist with books published in the same head-scratching, thought-provoking vein. (Ogner Stump!)Andrew has released an EP, Fatal Floral Phonograph, and two albums (that I'm aware of): Days Of The Soft Break and Roadside Altar. Like a carnival barker from days long-gone, he bids you come. Share his madness! And I do.......
So where does our Brewmaster of the Ancient Elixirs desire to go?
You've been given a one-time opportunity to use The Wayback Machine; what band would you like to see, in what year, and what song would you most want to see them play?
The Slow Poisoner: I'd choose to see The Doors in 1966, performing "The End." Why the Doors? Because Crazy Jim's concoction of baritone croon and bad vibes poetry, in conjunction with Manzarek's droning organ and Krieger's Oriental slide licks, set the template for all gloomy rock and roll to come; I'd like to witness the source. Why 1966? I suspect that the band was in peak form before they made it big, and before they switched from acid to alcohol. Why "The End"? Well, if I'm gonna’ travel 42 years for one song, it may as well be ten minutes long...
And if I could choose a venue it would be the long-gone "Sea Witch" in
Hollywood, because that's the coolest name for a bar ever.
valis: OK, let's go!
Thank you Slow Poisoner!