i did a poster for joel’s band dstvv and a gig they’re doing with useless eaters, snow wite, and froth at burger records on friday the 29th! if you live near fullerton, cali you should go cause it’s free, for all ages, and great bands are gonna be there!!
Yesterday I chatted with folks with disabilities. Four had Down Syndrome. In a flash, I realized that this may be the last generation of people with Downs. These who love, laugh, who experience pain and hope, are genetic undesirables. These a German dictator once denounced as useless eaters. These would be gone soon… a medical victory saving them from the pain of existence. Ah, hiding bigotry behind compassion is a wonderful trick.
Put my lessons in perspective, less unforeseen expenses I’ve drank the devil’s wine and i’ve used his inventions I’ve slept in mansions, slept on benches I’ve laughed in the face of death and messed up friendships It’s all for granted, dammit. we spent it faster than we cash it And we’re not scared of accidents. We’re growing older, hair turning silver We wanna see the world, but still we gotta pay the bills first We live another day to load the van and play Pay roads with pocket change, apocalypse awaits Maybe you’ll learn from it before we plummet When the ground opens up like a coffin and we jump in
We heard a few months back that Ty was moving out of the Bay to Nashville, Tennessee, where he’s already made a few stops on tour, played their annual Freakin Weekend, and recorded locals like Heavy Cream. With his nose ever to the grindstone, it didn’t take long for him to collaborate and record something new. And by new, I mean that with a change of scenery and a different pool of talented musicians to work with, he never hesitates to experiment. The A-side, below, is a gritty number that fuses the angst of Seth Sutton’s Useless Eaters with the grime of Ty’s other work, resulting in a track that’s all their own. B-side also features a collaboration between Ty and Dillon Watson of D.Watusi as they cover Brian Eno’s “A Needle in the Camel’s Eye”, but unfortunately, this 7" is the secret release cooked up by none other than Nashville’s Dead. That means it will only be on sale tomorrow night for their third birthday show, so if you’re not gonna make it, you’re shit out of luck. At least you can console yourself while you stream them on the soundcloud.
You know a band has got one helluva sound when you find yourself imagining an obscene family history for them. Example: “Useless Eaters sound kinda like Minutemen had a baby with Wire, and the kid grew up listening to The Spits.”