The new Opponents recording Psychosexual Spiritual will be coming out next month on my friend Rob’s label Out-Of-Body Records. This video for the title cut swung the needle from interested to definitely need to hear.
Superman isn’t real and wasn’t born; he had creators who made him. Today is the 75th anniversary of their accomplishment.
I always liked the video version of “Ocean Size” with it’s cymbal heavy backend and Dave’s weirdly bright guitar tone. Metallic in the non-musical sense of the term.
I love Joan’s voice on this live version of the Stone’s “Starfucker.” The grit that creeps in after a long sweaty set gives it a nice little edge.
Last week I was in Los Angeles, and the day I arrived I went to a Ben Katchor reading and book signing at the Skirball Cultural Center. He’s a great reader with a wonderful sense of comic timing, and he answered every question asked with patience and insight. Definitely worth your time if he’s anywhere near.
One other note: I’ve been a fan of his for 20-odd years, but having never met him or talked about him with those in the know I’ve always pronounced his name wrong. Hearing it pronounced “Catcher” seems odd after decades of “Catch-or” in my own thoughts and speech. Just another one to add to the long list of mangled pronunciations that have lept from my tongue.
I always thought they were a bit of a yoke.