OPO: Tom Verlaine Solo

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kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:24 (eighteen years ago) link

not to be a fuck, but when i saw tv a few years back (waste of cash, btw), i was actually way way way more impressed by richard lloyd.

Zack Richardson (teenagequiet), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:28 (eighteen years ago) link

that said the blow-up version of little johnny jewel

Zack Richardson (teenagequiet), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:28 (eighteen years ago) link

"Always"

miccio (miccio), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:29 (eighteen years ago) link

"Always". It's a fucking gem.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:29 (eighteen years ago) link

True Story... Maybe.

KeefW (kmw), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:40 (eighteen years ago) link

breakin' in my heart. though it is probably better as a Television tune (available on various bootlegs)

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:50 (eighteen years ago) link

days on the mountain

dan (dan), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 17:54 (eighteen years ago) link

"A Town Called Walker"

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 18:54 (eighteen years ago) link

fuck, I don't know. never listen to Television or his solo stuff no more. off the top of my head, "Mr. Blur" from the solo album with the black-and-white NYC shot on the cover.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 19:21 (eighteen years ago) link

"O Foolish Heart" is fucking gorgeous too.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 19:30 (eighteen years ago) link

i have always been a sucker for "mary marie"

bod, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 21:10 (eighteen years ago) link

I saw Verlaine perusing the outside racks of The Strand just this afternoon. He looked crumpled and cranky.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 21:11 (eighteen years ago) link

waterloo

mucho, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 21:26 (eighteen years ago) link

I saw Verlaine perusing the outside racks of The Strand just this afternoon. He looked crumpled and cranky.

Doesn't he resemble Patti Smith now?

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 22:18 (eighteen years ago) link

Doesn't he resemble Patti Smith now?

Tom Verlaine and Patti Smith....yesterday:

http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/dark/skeksis2.jpg

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 20 October 2005 01:16 (eighteen years ago) link

har har. here's a current pic of TV
http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1511519/20051014/story.jhtml

tylerw, Thursday, 20 October 2005 01:51 (eighteen years ago) link

Scientist Writes a Letter

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 20 October 2005 03:17 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm surprised that no-one has gone for anything off side 2 of the first solo LP apart from Breakin'(Flash Lightning/Red Leaves/Last Night/Breakin' In My Heart). All fantastic stuff, but I'll go for Last Night - great piano and a heartstopping guitar solo.

Close second - Without A Word from Dreamtime.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Thursday, 20 October 2005 10:37 (eighteen years ago) link

seventeen years pass...

Oh no.people on Twitter are saying he's dead

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 28 January 2023 20:32 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/tom-verlaines-television-massive-book-collection-being-sold-at-nyc-garage-sales/

Huge sale of Verlaine’s book collection

curmudgeon, Friday, 25 August 2023 16:32 (ten months ago) link

biked by and the line was a block long, no thanks. will try again tomorrow.

bulb after bulb, Saturday, 26 August 2023 21:05 (ten months ago) link

I also will be trying again tomorrow.

ian, Saturday, 26 August 2023 21:24 (ten months ago) link

is there a database of the 50000 books anywhere?

Stevo, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 18:38 (ten months ago) link

I don’t see one. 2 smallish book stores are doing this , don’t Se posted lists on their websites

curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 September 2023 20:53 (ten months ago) link

Would love to see one. Might turn me onto even more stuff I NEED to read.
Would be interested in hearing a breakdown of his reading tastes too.

Stevo, Thursday, 7 September 2023 21:03 (ten months ago) link

Okay so these books were not his personal home library - they were two storage units of overflow books.
There was a lot of: new age, religion & spirituality, chinese studies, books about music & film, weird art books. I did not see tons of fiction or poetry, but it was scattered around.

ian, Friday, 8 September 2023 23:25 (ten months ago) link

Rob Sheffield bought his guitar magazines which still had his address labels. (He also used his real name for the subscription.)

birdistheword, Friday, 8 September 2023 23:32 (ten months ago) link

Picture Tom Verlaine earnestly sitting down with his latest issue to learn the tablature to "You Give Love a Bad Name".

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 9 September 2023 03:05 (ten months ago) link

So if this is overflow did he have even more at home. Was he going through these at all ever for further reading or is this his past reading.

I listened to a podcast last year talking about Stalin having a habit of reading 500 pages a day. Sounds difficult to maintain but not sure how fast people read. Does sound propagandistic though.

Stevo, Saturday, 9 September 2023 09:09 (ten months ago) link

he was a collector. i'm guessing most of these were in storage, browsed through but unread.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 9 September 2023 11:11 (ten months ago) link

he was effectively curating a collection for his fans, though he never would have thought about it like that.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 9 September 2023 11:12 (ten months ago) link

Someone on the Tom Verlaine Facebook group said one of the books was Investigating, Diagnosing and Treating Your Damp Basement

Alba, Saturday, 9 September 2023 11:52 (ten months ago) link

One for the hardcore fans

Alba, Saturday, 9 September 2023 11:53 (ten months ago) link

it'll turn up as a bandname soon.

Stevo, Saturday, 9 September 2023 11:56 (ten months ago) link

This was another

https://i.imgur.com/SRRNiDh.jpg

Alba, Saturday, 9 September 2023 12:05 (ten months ago) link

going to be some really abstract band names happening

Stevo, Saturday, 9 September 2023 12:07 (ten months ago) link

hey, there's yeti #12, right under classical indian dance in literature and the arts.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 9 September 2023 12:34 (ten months ago) link

five months pass...

This is sweet

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2024/march/at-the-tom-verlaine-book-sale

Piedie Gimbel, Tuesday, 5 March 2024 08:01 (four months ago) link

Yes indeed, thanks!

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 March 2024 14:23 (four months ago) link

this is coming out on record store day — first four solo albums. will probably be expen$ive.

https://img.broadtime.com/Photo/418467268061:360

tylerw, Tuesday, 5 March 2024 15:49 (four months ago) link

bullmoose lists it at $99.97. not absurd for four lps.

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 5 March 2024 16:25 (four months ago) link

From that great article "At the Tom Verlaine Book sale"-

You can still buy Verlaine’s books from Better Read than Dead and Capitol Hill’s websites. His record collection will go on sale, one of these days, at the Academy Record annexes in Greenpoint and the East Village.

What about his tube amps though

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 March 2024 16:44 (four months ago) link

Lol

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 March 2024 16:55 (four months ago) link

Thanks for linking that article. Very good. I don’t have much of a way of knowing about pieces like this without ye good ilxors

realistic pillow (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 5 March 2024 17:28 (four months ago) link

Likewise! thanks for that.

completely suited to the horny decadence (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 5 March 2024 17:37 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Real Gone Music has started reissuing solo albs, starting w Warm and Cool---hadn't heard of this latest; is it good?:

First up is the next in our series of reissues from the Tom Verlaine estate! 2006’s Around picked up the lofty mantle of the Warm and Cool album that was released 14 years prior with another set of utterly mesmerizing instrumentals, ranging from solo, almost raga-esque explorations (“Flame”) to post-rock vamps (“Balcony”) to abstract sketches (“A Burned Letter”) to the kind of indescribable, utterly gorgeous beauty that only this man and his guitar could pull off (“Eighty-Eights”). That’s old Television band-mate Billy Ficca on drums; bassist and original engineer Patrick Derivaz’s new mastering for vinyl will make this record sing and breathe along with you (and vice versa). Tom’s long-time partner, artist Jutta Koether, again pens inspired, heartfelt notes in the enclosed insert. Sunglasses brown pressing for this album’s vinyl debut…pair it with a test pressing (limited to 30 copies) for an ultra-collectible bundle!

more info:
https://realgonemusic.com/search?rs_oid_rd=343726232763093&q=Tom+Verlaine

dow, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 02:06 (one week ago) link

gawd I wish these fuckin dinosaur labels would use Bandcamp for legacy artists

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 02:22 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0jyOuhsCGY

curmudgeon, Monday, 8 July 2024 19:31 (four days ago) link

I never listened to the 2006 Around before. Nice enough but not sure I want to spend $70 some dollars for that new vinyl reissue Dow linked to

curmudgeon, Monday, 8 July 2024 20:09 (four days ago) link

$70!? Didn't check the price, sorry.

dow, Monday, 8 July 2024 20:11 (four days ago) link

it's 70 bucks for the test pressing.

a (waterface), Monday, 8 July 2024 20:16 (four days ago) link

or the bundle or whatever. 23 for the pink vinyl

a (waterface), Monday, 8 July 2024 20:17 (four days ago) link

Oh...

curmudgeon, Monday, 8 July 2024 20:18 (four days ago) link

Call me a cheapskate, but not sure I want to even spend $23 for this

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 19:54 (three days ago) link

man i forgot about those thrill jockey albums. they were decent! heard them a lot in the store when i worked at tower, so never picked up copies of my own. i preferred the jammy instrumentals. didn't realize they had gone oop, surprised at that considering it's thrill jockey.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 20:13 (three days ago) link

(to discogs!)

aha - thrill jockey only issued cds! second hand copies easily found, tho prices range pretty far.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 20:16 (three days ago) link

They're not my favorite Verlaine albums (and I haven't revisited them in a very long time) but I did enjoy those three final studio albums. His first five are really the ones I listen to outside of Television.

birdistheword, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 21:48 (three days ago) link


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