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RE: Noise Pancakes in the news!
Once again I find myself on the wrong coast. Seems like the West has all
the cool cars, the trainspotting action, and the most vibrant avant scene.
> [Original Message]
> From: 3nki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 4/5/2006 1:03:23 PM
> Subject: Noise Pancakes in the news!
> definitely worth reading:
> It's Saturday morning in San Francisco. Across the city, scenesters
> sit bleary-eyed in diners, sucking greasy spoons and mainlining
> caffeine. But in an airy loft in the dirty heart of the Mission, 30
> people of various ages are chatting brightly, paper plates in hands
> and on knees, carving into vegan gingerbread pancakes, and taking in
> some utterly brutal electronic live music. This is "Godwaffle Noise
> Pancakes," a monthly gathering for fans of gourmet griddle fare and
> sonic violence.
> [ ... ]
> Noise is about the transitory joy and pain that unfold at each
> performance, whether during the sweaty electronic terror of the
> national scene's current ambassadors to the mainstream, Wolf Eyes;
> the gore-pop of Spider Compass Goodcrime Band; or the manipulated-
> feedback monsoon of Bacillus, who appears on the Postscript DVD in a
> full biohazard get-up, the necessity of which becomes clear when he
> steps into the audience and releases some powdery viruses into the air.
> It's also wonderful to see music made by people who couldn't give a
> shit about making any money. A noise artist will never get a record
> deal, despite the fact that he will likely invest hundreds of dollars
> in laptops, tape machines, sound processors, musical instruments,
> effects pedals, and anal beads.
> At today's "Noise Pancakes," the watchers are made up of young
> hipsters, scruffy old metal dudes, middle-aged art types, and a small
> phalanx of pretty UC Berkeley undergrads doing some sort of
> "research." In a corner, a young couple placidly sits on a couch
> reading the newspaper while Noel Von Harmonson (from local garage-
> psych band Comets on Fire) unleashes a thunderous solo set not three
> feet away. In broad daylight, in full view of the Financial District,
> urbanely eating pancakes, it feels like we are winning a little war.
> Against what it's unclear, but the fight is delightful.