GUEST POST: Nick Dewitt (of Pretty Girls Make Graves and Dutch Dub)
It's undeniable, Nick Dewitt is a talented musician. Currently the drummer for Pretty Girls Make Graves and having worked on projects varying between Murder City Devils and rap ensemble Gun Called Tension to his recent creation, Dutch Dub, Nick has proven his value to music. Brother to Los Angeles DJ/Record Exec. Cali Dewitt, Nick recently signed to Record Collection and released a self titled record under the name Dutch Dub. Though Pitchfork panned the record (completely misunderstanding the album), Nick has created a gem. My suggestion is, buy the album and leave it on repeat. It becomes a soundtrack - to your day, your week, or your life. It just fits.
Without any further introduction, here is a guest post from Nick Dewitt:
Fuck the nazi Pope! Fuck Pat Robertson! Fuck both sides! Chris Rock has good ideas. Harlan Ellison is a funny, cynical guy. Religious war or environmental meltdown, maybe if we ignore them both, they will go away? Anything you haven't heard is new. New stuff- Steve Reich/ music for 18 musicians/ beautiful pulsing rhythms and unusual arrangements spread among strings, marimba, metallophone, piano, voices, winds, more.
Laurie Anderson or Frank Zappa said "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And my friend Caryl says "Giving a music journalist anything about yourself is like handing them ammunition." Thus we arrive at a not so profound declaration...Fuck music journalists! Say something. Exceptions to every rule but i haven't found many for mj's. Back to my likes.
Forever Changes and Da Capo by LOVE. If you haven't heard it, I suggest you do. You set the Scene is especially bitter sweet: "This is the only thing that I am sure of, and that's all that lives is gonna die. And there will always be some people here to wonder why and for every happy hello, there will be a goodbye." -Arthur Lee.
Summer time is here almost and I have a new/used, recently purchased Univega ten speed to celebrate it with. I know you are reading this and you find yourself wondering why you are reading this. I LOVE YOU. Do something nice for someone today, and that irritating guy or girl at the bar who you try to hide from a few times a week, tell them what you really think about them. You might hurt their feelings now, but they will be greatful for letting them in on something even their mother couldn't say.
Do you know what I am saying?