Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Wo-Man In Us All

On the heels of the Wendy Carlos post, this is a good time to be a trans woman of music on my blog.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


I have really stepped up my Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine in the past year. A project long overdue.

I'm doing my part to make sure they aren't forgotten. Don't let the ridiculous name keep you away.

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - Worry Bomb (Disc 1) (Disc 2). AKA Music. Bargain bin.


I haven't seen anything from Catatonia in some time. I wonder if they are now defunct.

I'm sure Wikipedia could answer my questions.

Catatonia - Karaoke Queen. Amazon.com. Used.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sounds Like, No

They were billed as sounding like The Smiths.  I picked up the debut at a going out of business sale at a Syracuse appliance store.

Don't get me wrong. I like Gene. But the vocals are more of a caricature of Morrissey. Rather than a reflection.

Gene - Is It Over? AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Speaking Of

Reading through the NME reviews yesterday I saw there was a new Dodgy track out there.

Reunions for all.

Dodgy - In A Room. Amazon.com. Used.


I'm surprised Elastica has never dipped their toes in the reunion pool. Unless I missed it.

Elastica - 6 Track EP. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Walter Carlos no longer exists / He's in Elysium
But let us imagine him in our space-time continuum.
Walter Carlos!
International transsexual composer of that glorious epoch,
The high analogue synthesizer / Baroque!

He is now to be / Known as Wendy
Had a gender operation done
Just after making Switched on Bach, Volume 1

And when travelling through time is possible,
Wendy can enter a wormhole and go back to the future to marry Walter
A few baroque summers earlier
A couple of models of Moog back in time

(Sung in a round: Fine fine fine / In the summertime / Singing tra-la-la-la-la / And be fine in another time)

Einstein informs us
That when time travel is finally possible,
There will be no returning to periods previous to the point at which time travel first became possible!

So like Walter Carlos until such time as it's feasible,
We'll have to restrict time travel to the realm of the musical.

Wendy Carlos - Digital Moonscapes. Amazon.com. Used.


I don't really care if "Grebo" is an actual genre or merely an industry construct.

To me it means awesome bands and terrible hair.

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - The Only Living Boy In New Cross. Amazon.com. Used.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


When Northern Uproar came out I had an incredibly difficult time finding the releases. I think it took me a few years between reading about them and finding a single.

Northern Uproar - Yesterday Tomorrow Today. Amazon.com. Used.


I didn't really need this. But I bought it anyway. The companion DVD is excellent as well. Blur videos always put a smile on my face.

Blur - The Best Of. Amazon.com. Used.

Happy Mondays

So I'm guessing the recent shows/upcoming shows are not the Shaun and Scabs lineup I saw a couple of years ago.

Black Grape - Get Higher. Amazon.com. Used.


Get your teenage international on.

GP Basic - Game. iTunes.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Buzz Clip

It was a magical time and Belly was on MTV.

Belly - Feed the Tree. Amazon.com. Used.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Please let me know if you would like something reposted. If possible, I will repost.

Feel free to contact me at hedancesfornickels@gmail.com.

Dinosaur Jr - Without a Sound

Friday, February 10, 2012

About Time

In August I told you to get excited for the Japanese version of the Beetlebum single.

Get excited.

Blur - Beetlebum (Japanese Single). AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Take A Chance

I know nothing of this band. I bought the album after reading about them in a Manchester City blog. Solid rock. Nothing spectacular, but I enjoy it.

Twisted Wheel. Amazon.com. Used.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Survival Revival

Do people get into Outspoken? I thought they had been relegated to hardcore footnote but then I saw they were playing shows again. This surprised me.

I always thought they were great. But even when they were a current band I didn't know a lot of people that were into their releases.

The Survival record is probably my favorite.

Outspoken - Survival. New Age Records. New.