David Christmas pt 2: The 7"
A lot of people have been wondering if the David Christmas 7" is going to be strictly limited to the Dec 15 show - it isn't. We are still working out the details but the record will be available for online ordering around the time of the show. So don't worry if you are some asshole from Omaha that needs a copy of the 7" so you can sell it on eBay ("this record has never been played), you will be able to obtain one.
It will be a free download, and will be pay what you can. Just kidding, they all cost $10 and it's a 7" single that comes in Fucked Up wrapping paper designed by Louis Vouitton and all the money gets donated to a charity. Also we are going to release David Christmas as an expensive boxset in a few months. Just kidding, although a version of the song will appear as part of our proto-musical "David Comes to Life", that will be issued on a memory card, and whatever other fancy futuristic shit music is issued on in the future (in like 20 months from now). PS that new radiohead record is really awesome. Just kidding, it was totally boring.
I would imagine that a lot of you are also confused regarding what exactly is on the b-side of this record. Well, I can tell you that the song is called something like "Stars on 45". We had (have) this to say in an interview published on CMJ.com tommorow (today):
We got the idea to have some friends and luminaries do pieces on the bside of the record at 5pm last tuesday and went into the studio at 7. we were in a time rush because we'd originally planned to have David Eliade read a bit from "A Christmas Story", but Nick Fenstle ended up getting sick that day and needed to be taken to the hospital....anyhow in two hours we managed to get large pieces from all our friends rolodex's and starting making calls from the studio. The roster is such a weird melange of people - from close friends to a lot of people we'd never met, nor assumed even know who we are. Graciously even the latter agreed to help out the project, in the interests of the charity. As always, we tried calling Uffie numerous times but she wouldn't pick up...the most exciting was definetely Nelly Furtado, not only because of the star-power (which is more subtle in Canada), but because of the process - she just happened to be recording something next door and we literally just bumped into her in the hallway. We got our newest member Young Governor psyched up for about an hour before he worked up the courage to barge into the studio to ask her the favour. She was very polite and cool about it!
You can read more about this developing story at the website "Pitchfork Media" (the US one, not the Polish one), and sort of at this "MTV" news webstation. That last article also has a bit about the house of FLEA getting burned to a crisp.
By the way, if you live in Montreal, or have access to the internet, you can hear the version of "Year of the Pig" we cut at CJLO studios last month before Pop Montreal. It was the first time we ever played the song in its entirety. We didn't even play the song completely while we were recording it, because we did it in two parts, so this session is like the 3rd time of maybe 5 times this song has EVER been played live by humans on this planet. Plus a) we fuck it up in like 3 places b) the engineer put this cool effect on at the end and c) it sounds really cool. You can check out their website, and tune in to the following shows starting today, which is
FUCKED UP YEAR OF THE PIG CJLO WEEK
thru being cool 11am-noon
idle minds 9-10pm
kids are so-so 2-4pm
hooked on sonics 6-8pm
losing my edge 8-10pm
turn down the suck 7-8pm
Lastly, my friend DX sent me a few issues of his fanzine DISTORT, which is a really great read because he is not only a great writer, but is on a mission to infuse a journalistic integrity back into punk rock. Check out his website here. The zines feature some amazing bands (FUCKED UP, SEX VID, NOT CLOCKCLEANER, POISON IDEA), but also some really shitty bands (CLOCKCLEANER, BALLAST), so check it out.
Also this came to our attention:
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