crazy fucking landlady's son's acid-damaged funky backwoods psych

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okay so one day i'm sitting parked outside of the house i rent a room in, smoking a cigarette, listening to ray barretto and waiting for the rain let up a bit before going inside. i look over and my landlady's 35 year old son is standing outside doing air guitar movements to ray baetto. He starts banging on the window so I roll it down. "HEY" he says "YOU LIKE FUNKY MUSIC??". He sort of looks like a cross between gandalf and a hobbit. He's got shoulder-length graying hair, thick black plastic-framed glasses, unshaven, crazy bloodshot eyes. He's wearing a multicolored handmade yarn sweater, grey sweatpants, a stocking cap, tiedye rainbow socks and tevas. i'm like "yeah, 1iam, i sorta do" and he goes "YOU GOTTA COME IN AND LISTEN TO THIS".

he leads me in through the backyard (i usually come in through the side yard), past the duck enclosure and goat barn and horse stable, we turn at the dog cages and enter into a little hut. "NOW YOU KNOW WHERE THE LITTLE HERMIT MOLE LIVES, HUH?!?" he says. we're in a hut, half of which is taken up by the bed. The ceiling clearance is seriously only like six feet high. He starts telling me this crazy story. About 15 years ago he graduated from redlands college and immediately decided to drop out of society and self-teach himself buddhism and asian languages (he has a master's degree in religious studies from a university in bangkok so i guess it worked?) and so he moved to a cabin somewhere in the woods around humboldt county.

I guess he didn't really have a whole lot to do out there, but he tells me he found a beat-up acoustic guitar in the attic, and there was a piano and an abandoned boombox in the livingroom, so he started fucking around with music. I don't want to make any assumptions but I get the sense he might have been fucking around with drugs. So we sit down in front of his computer, and he tells me that since he came down with "an uncurable cardiovascular condition" he's been living at his mom's in the converted goat shed out back and going through his old belongings that he left at home before he moved to thailand in the late 90s.

He tells me he found a big box of cassette tapes he recorded over a ten year period, and he's been loading them into some windows 95 era sound manipulation software (the rest of the room is taken up by his pentium 133 mhz setup). He's got "AT LEAST TWENTY ALBUMS WORTH, DUDE ... ALL MY HITS ... "SPRITUAL WARFARE" ... "SOUL SAILING" ... "TURTLE N4MED STUART" ... "MEAN MISTA MUGWUMP"... ETC ETC" ... he tells me he's grown up with arabic music since his mom converted to islam in the 60s, that she was once the reigning american competitive bellydancer, so he grew up with all of this mad arabic music around the house and he instinctively fused it with his "COLLECTION OF 3000 PSYCH AND PROG RECORDS, DUDE"

anyway he plays me a bunch of his songs that he's salvaged off tape ... mind you, he's been converting these to wav and cleaning them up, because they were recorded onto the internal microphone of a $50 1980s boombox ... and they STILL sound pretty damaged ... but i am STUNNED ... i mean, i can't tell if this guy is the next sun city girls or what ...

alright about a week ago, he came up to my room and dropped off a CD of his music - some of it is recent beat-oriented experiments, but i think it will be pretty easy to figure out which tracks are the original article and which are his recent stuff ...

would you guys be willing to listen and tell me if i should refer him to aquarius records and other music for distribution or what?

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 04:41 (thirteen years ago) link

YES YSI "SOUL SAILING" ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:07 (thirteen years ago) link

where the FUCK do you live? goat enclosure? WTF

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:10 (thirteen years ago) link

I'd sure like to hear that.

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:10 (thirteen years ago) link

tell me if i should refer him to aquarius records

NO

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:12 (thirteen years ago) link

HAHA HOW ABOUT ECSTATIC PEACE THEN?

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:14 (thirteen years ago) link

where the FUCK do you live? goat enclosure? WTF
-- o -- (...), March 7th, 2006 9:10 PM. (eman)

i live in the suburbs of northern california, across the bay from oakland. motherfuckers be stuck in the sixties.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:15 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.cleorecs.com/images/logos/lgCleo.jpg

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I'd like to hear some, Vahid.

Dog cages?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:27 (thirteen years ago) link

link, plz

gbx (skowly), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:35 (thirteen years ago) link

ok i will YSI later tonight ... it is SLOW AS FUCK on this public cafe connection ... maybe some sort of firewall type thingy ...

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 06:04 (thirteen years ago) link

i wanna hear the recent stuff too esp. if there's vocals

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 06:07 (thirteen years ago) link

vahid is rooming in ariel pink's moms house and i claim my .50

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 06:08 (thirteen years ago) link

http://s6.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0EAK2YGS0YT5Z2426FDD99YLMA

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 07:36 (thirteen years ago) link

i couldnt get it to work, but send it to other if you want, c/o dan h.

noizem duke (noize duke), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 09:29 (thirteen years ago) link

HA DAMN SON IS THAT THE FULL CD RIP

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 13:25 (thirteen years ago) link

ROFL @ LANDLORD'S CRAZY SON ZIP

MAX BRODY, ULTIMATE ROADIE (ddb), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 13:29 (thirteen years ago) link

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

track 3!!!!!!!!!!

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 14:02 (thirteen years ago) link

wait, how do we know this isn't vahid farting around on a 4-trak

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 14:02 (thirteen years ago) link

"I DON"T PLAY NO BULLSHIT"

o -- (eman), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 14:06 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't want to make any assumptions but I get the sense he might have been fucking around with drugs.
I don't want to make any assumptions but I get the sense he might have been fucking around with drugs.
I don't want to make any assumptions but I get the sense he might have been fucking around with drugs.
I don't want to make any assumptions but I get the sense he might have been fucking around with drugs.
I don't want to make any assumptions but I get the sense he might have been fucking around with drugs.
I don't want to make any assumptions but I get the sense he might have been fucking around with drugs.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 14:46 (thirteen years ago) link

I know some people that would totally eat this up. I'm not sure I'm one of them, but I know some people

Dominique (dleone), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 15:18 (thirteen years ago) link

can someone resend pls?

:(

mark p (Mark P), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 16:15 (thirteen years ago) link

didn't msp try this stunt a few years ago?

i live in the suburbs of northern california, across the bay from oakland.

wait, i thought you lived in half moon bay?

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 16:37 (thirteen years ago) link

can someone repost?

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 16:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Yes. I want to hear this stuff.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 16:52 (thirteen years ago) link

it's got a Gary Wilson quality about it.

team jaxon (jaxon), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 18:08 (thirteen years ago) link

i swear it's not me.

gygax, i didn't like half moon bay so i hoofed it over the hill to palo alto / menlo park. it's still pretty crunchy around here, but upscale crunchy.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 19:21 (thirteen years ago) link

i thought half moon bay was gonna be small-town santa cruz but it turned out to be this sort of weird combination of tourist trap and rural ghetto.

i am re-upping this right now BTW.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 19:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Track 11 is "epic"

gbx (skowly), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 21:50 (thirteen years ago) link

vahid you are that british outsider art scout woman from junebug and you are now fated to eventually reveal a deep emotional disconnect within your fiancee's family in winston-salem, north carolina.

ath (ath), Thursday, 9 March 2006 01:19 (thirteen years ago) link

hi pls to resend

Q _ _ n n (baby lenin pin), Thursday, 9 March 2006 01:24 (thirteen years ago) link

hello quinn i see you have a taken a liking to the internet noise fraternity

ath (ath), Thursday, 9 March 2006 01:53 (thirteen years ago) link

n_n

Q _ _ n n (baby lenin pin), Thursday, 9 March 2006 01:54 (thirteen years ago) link

nu-sugpants

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 9 March 2006 01:55 (thirteen years ago) link

u_u

Q _ _ n n (baby lenin pin), Thursday, 9 March 2006 01:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Q_n

team jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 9 March 2006 03:16 (thirteen years ago) link

SHUT UP

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 9 March 2006 03:41 (thirteen years ago) link

http://s7.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2V0XKQYD53JY82KWYVR98OEDMB

vahid (vahid), Thursday, 9 March 2006 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

OMG vahid, I'm so sorry I didn't click on this thread earlier!

vahid you are that british outsider art scout woman from junebug and you are now fated to eventually reveal a deep emotional disconnect within your fiancee's family in winston-salem, north carolina.

haha, I just saw this the other night.

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Thursday, 9 March 2006 16:24 (thirteen years ago) link

nice! thanks vahid.

mark p (Mark P), Thursday, 9 March 2006 16:34 (thirteen years ago) link

junebug was pretty good! amy adams wuz robbed.

mark p (Mark P), Thursday, 9 March 2006 16:35 (thirteen years ago) link

The DVD extras had her audition on them! She is a fine actress and a very attractive woman.

I wanted...a little more from the movie though?

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Thursday, 9 March 2006 16:41 (thirteen years ago) link

i agree. it was a little... slight.

mark p (Mark P), Thursday, 9 March 2006 16:57 (thirteen years ago) link

btw, i like cfls way more than gary wilson

mark p (Mark P), Thursday, 9 March 2006 17:00 (thirteen years ago) link

sometimes it's gary wilson, and others it's angus maclise. totally fucking awesome.

trees (treesessplode), Friday, 10 March 2006 19:03 (thirteen years ago) link

OK he dropped by yesterday.

He was wearing a pinstriped navy suit, pinstriped white dress shirt, and navy tie w/ white "dobby" embroidery on it. Also he was wearing a multicolored rainbow fez.

He gave me vols 2 and 4. Apparently the 1st disc he gave me is called "The Basic E1ements", while disc 4 is called "Moroccan Cru1se". He described the 1st disc as "all the pop shit" (that's the album you have), while volume 4 is "the really out-there middle eastern jazz jams" and volume 2 (whose title escapes me right now) is the "smoothed out latin version". He didn't have much to say about volume 3 except it's "pretty crazy, man".

Also he told me he's worked on some "whacked out synthesizer drone experiments, really ambient weirdo shit".

Then, later, when I went out to my car, he'd put a sort of hand-copied pamphlet on my windshield. It's a hand-illustrated story called "Being one d4y in the l1fe of an except1ona11y we11-mannered dra5on". do you old-school guys remember that little doodle they used to post on ILE of the crowned dragon dancing with the thick-eyebrowed glasses midget? well, that's sort-of what the illustrations look like. the tone of the writing reminds me of daevid allen's stories for the PHP trilogy.

also, in the front of it i found volume 3, "emera1d triang1e".

so he's settled on an 11-disc set, in some sort of embossed leather sleeve. i've got the 1st copy reserved.

i had my doubts after hearing volume 1, but volume 4 is FUCKING INSANE. i listened through it START TO FINISH, without getting up and changing it. volume 1 has it's highs and lows. some of it is rad (particularly the 2nd half), some is cool but grating, some is just unlistenable.

but volume 4 ... holy shit man, volume 4 is THE REAL SHIT.

vahid (vahid), Friday, 10 March 2006 22:09 (thirteen years ago) link

i think at this point a pic of the guy is in order.

i actually like a few tracks of what you uploaded. some of it is crap though.

o -- (eman), Friday, 10 March 2006 23:10 (thirteen years ago) link

I liked it ok! But, yeah, some crap.


pics plz. More ysi.

gbx (skowly), Friday, 10 March 2006 23:11 (thirteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
Whatever happened to this guy?

mcd (mcd), Thursday, 2 November 2006 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

i found these again on my external a week or so again, and have been listening to them non-stop.

it is his "enigmatic signifier" (the table is the table), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 06:25 (eight years ago) link

the classix

forks (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 16:45 (eight years ago) link

i think vahids neighbor was j. mascis

that jana hunter thing is still so funny to me

gr8080, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:52 (eight years ago) link

i've been listening to a lot of ray baretto lately

flopson, Thursday, 28 April 2011 02:34 (eight years ago) link

flopson, check these comps out

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:50 (eight years ago) link

aye

flopson, Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:57 (eight years ago) link

can u post some sweet dance youtubes?

flopson, Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:58 (eight years ago) link

only barretto stuff ive got so far is indestructible & acid and i like indestructible a lot more but i havent really given acid a fair chance, i like the sound/reecording of the 70's stuff so much

flopson, Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:01 (eight years ago) link

Acid and Latino Con Soul are both great

dmr, Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:24 (eight years ago) link

three years pass...

Long shot, but on the off chance anyone still has these, I would absolutely love to hear..

Gouty_Ted, Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:45 (four years ago) link

yeah initial post makes it sound really interesting. I like the crossover between those 2 musics anyway.

Stevolende, Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:33 (four years ago) link

I forgot all about this!!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:38 (four years ago) link

the jana hunter link itt is one of my favorites footnotes to ilx history

gr8080, Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:23 (four years ago) link

Almost sure I have these somewhere

but then again, who really cares? I don’t. (dog latin), Thursday, 30 April 2015 18:21 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

how the shit is this 10 years ago

El Tomboto, Friday, 27 May 2016 05:46 (three years ago) link

Ha

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 27 May 2016 06:10 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

I still live in hope these mp3s will one day resurface

Gouty_Ted, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 17:54 (six months ago) link

I may have grabbed them, let me check when I get home later today

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 17:57 (six months ago) link

i fondly remember this thread but to my knowledge never listened to the music described herein

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:13 (six months ago) link

sadly i have lost the CDs / mp3s

the late great, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:17 (six months ago) link

tlg do you recall what the original filename was?

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:32 (six months ago) link

no :(

the late great, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:32 (six months ago) link

OK I'll still take a look

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:33 (six months ago) link

ROFL @ LANDLORD'S CRAZY SON ZIP
― MAX BRODY, ULTIMATE ROADIE (ddb), Wednesday, March 8, 2006 5:29 AM (twelve years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

?

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:34 (six months ago) link

yeah maybe

i remember some of the album names - "spiritual warfare", "sailing the emerald seas", etc

but those are upthread

the late great, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:34 (six months ago) link

pretty sure I have them

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:34 (six months ago) link

i think i have three volumes somewhere but i don't know where and i'm too lazy to look, so i guess i'm just wasting everyone's time here

maybe if i looked i'd find those art zoyd bootlegs from 1975 though

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:55 (six months ago) link

I don't think I ever heard this and I desperately need to!

emil.y, Thursday, 7 March 2019 01:00 (six months ago) link

ctrl-f "landlord" not found :(

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 7 March 2019 01:29 (six months ago) link

oops I mean "landlady"

also tried "crazy", "backwoods", and "psych"

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 7 March 2019 01:32 (six months ago) link

noize is deindexed, right?

the late great, Thursday, 7 March 2019 03:30 (six months ago) link

well lookee here

https://ufile.io/y6bae

Mike Skeavee (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 March 2019 08:52 (six months ago) link

Thanks nv

calstars, Thursday, 7 March 2019 10:04 (six months ago) link

ty! <3

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 7 March 2019 10:10 (six months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/2Pf5myV.jpg

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 7 March 2019 16:56 (six months ago) link

that *kinda* looks like him on the far right in the aqua blue shirt. but i don't recognize the other people.

the late great, Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:10 (six months ago) link

srsly before this gets out of hand, is this thread deindexed?

the late great, Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:11 (six months ago) link

(That imgur post is set to expire shortly)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:57 (six months ago) link

i think that is him in the aqua shirt but he was a lot scruffier when i knew him

i think that is the side of the building i used to live in (the upstairs was converted into little studios)

the late great, Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:36 (six months ago) link

wow, 13 years ago!!!

the late great, Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:37 (six months ago) link

NV, sincere thanks for posting! I've waited years to hear this!

Gouty_Ted, Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:47 (six months ago) link

No problem, i think i only have that one but happy to share

Mike Skeavee (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:48 (six months ago) link

srsly before this gets out of hand, is this thread deindexed?

― the late great, Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:11 AM (two hours ago)

It is now. If a thread is deindexed it'll say so at the top.

27 Discounts ILXors Get Only If They Know (WmC), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:43 (six months ago) link

Even for non-mods? I don’t see that message.

⅋ (crüt), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:47 (six months ago) link

yup, neither do i

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:48 (six months ago) link

Huh! Well, I thought it was for everybody, but maybe it's just for mods.

27 Discounts ILXors Get Only If They Know (WmC), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:48 (six months ago) link

thank you!!

the late great, Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:52 (six months ago) link

Wait, is this about that dude who lived with his mom at that house in Menlo Park or whatever, where you used to live, Vahid? I remember him. I think you are right; that’s him in the picture. Sorry if this is weird, but I was curious about this discussion and thought I’d chime in as I think I know what you’re talking about.

meketaten, Saturday, 16 March 2019 07:11 (six months ago) link

yep

the late great, Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:22 (six months ago) link


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