Wednesday 9 December 2009

Cloud 109 - The Tenth Instalment

Today we're back in the cyber lounge with Gina, Rabby and Cary, they know that somethings not quite right but they're going to stick it out and hope that they don't get weirded out by more strange happenings in the weird and wonderful cyber world of Cloud 109.

Eagle eyed observers will notice Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre drifting down the stairs, mutton chop sideburns and slightly pissy demeanour. This guy it has to be said is a musical genius and anyone remotely interested in checking out the mesmerically addictive vibes of The Brian Jonestown Massacre are strongly, nay urgently implored to locate any of their albums - they're all brilliant but perhaps "Take It From The Man" is as good a place to start as any.

Also worth checking out is Ondi Timoner's film "Dig" which documents the utterly dysfunctional progress of these guys including the memorable night when the band had an onstage punch up (not an infrequent occurrence with the BJM) and blew a showcase with various suits from big deal record labels in attendance and a million dollar contract on the table.

Love em...

Here's a clip of them performing "Going to Hell", which could well be their theme tune.