Gang, here's a short story that I wrote 14 years ago--ahh, to be 21 again!--and which had been published on a now defunct website called Ten Thousand Monkeys. Since it's only accessible by visiting the Internet Wayback Archive, I decided to re-post it for you to enjoy.
This miracle pie, this delicious mish-mash of secret sugar, this bundle of baked pleasure, good enough to make you wish you weren't born yet... The girls were chirping about this pecan pie as if it was a web woven by miracle spiders to catch your palate and feast on your salivating remains.
"What's with that pie?"
"I had three pieces at my house the other day...gone."
The brunette licked her lips, straining to taste any of the pecan filling that might remain.
"There is something seriously fucked about this pie."
I pictured the quartet lying in a burned-out basement, windows shattered, a mouldy mattress lying on the bare concrete floor, Velvet Underground playing on an old mono turntable, and the four girls huddled around a brown bag.
Out comes the round heaven dream, the epitome of bacchanalian sugar sex magick.
Within minutes, all four horsewomen are lying on their backs, lips painted brown with sweet pecan memory.(1998)
"Keep giving the Von Frei / make sure he's feeling okay"
Pinned to a dart board
Saline solution being administered
it takes three minutes until the brain is clear
Art wrote Maus and I think this would fit in his sphere
the ol' born again again
But don't forget, even back then
there were a hundred men accused of being him
Beaver Sheppard has been making genius/frenetic lo-fi acoustic freak-folk here in Montreal for over a decade, but since starting critically-acclaimed Montreal SleazeRock band Country, his musical palette has become even more colorful and effective.
Beaver has defined a goal for SleazeRock, specifically to remain 10 years ahead of Los Angeles musically at all times. What would LA think?
Working with bandmate/DJ/Producer David Whitten, his new songs are boisterous and sometimes approaching My Bloody Valentine territory, if they were playing the Dance Revolution Arcade Game while recording their bed tracks. Think Ride (when they still had pedals) covering New Order. This is music made for when your friend Molly drops by, ancient folk wisdom married to an Asimo robot at drone-point.
Here is Country live @ Sala Rossa performing one of their notable songs "Africa" live @ Sala Rossa on May 24th 2014.
Expect more from Country in 2014. We will keep you posted. Also, if you are a Montrealer, Beaver is a chef at one of the most notable restaurants on the island called Bethlehem XXX. [Ed. Note: Jeremy Brendan Foodie Review pending!]
Break out the paisley, light your Colorado sticks and smile a little because Anton is back.This album is basically 60's psychedelia filtered through a fractured piece of pyrex coated in hallucinogenic remnants. It is an animal born in our day but sounds like it was frrom another time. Here you will find grooves that you can sink your incisors into. There is a lot of meat to be had on this LP. It is top grade sirloin.
Second Sighting is fantastic. Also, most of the other tunes will make you want to purchase a lava lamp forthwith. This record will spin for many years on a great many turntables across the world. I give it four August Spies out of five. (Look him up on wiki if you question my grading system.)
Was just trolling the internet, not in the Gawker Comments style, but in the sense of trying to see if this humble blog had extended its sinewy arms beyond the limits of this page.
Imagine my sense of excitement when I found an ancient clipping from SF Weekly (http://www.sfweekly.com/2005-09-14/music/maple-leaf-boogie-woogie/) where I saw that our landmark interview with Dan from Wolf Parade had been directly quoted.
It doesn't pay the hefty legal bills that we've amassed over the years but it does certainly make me smile like I hadn't refused those braces the minute I hit puberty. (Sorry Mom & Dad, I realize how much the spacer & retainer cost, only to see the results backslide into some sort of Great Barrier Reef Grin.)
Who will be the next band to be interviewed by Jeremy Brendan? I'm open to suggestions.