Sunday, May 4, 2008


My friends were in a band that was going to play their first show and Keith was feeling a little uneasy about singing and playing guitar, so they asked me to come try singing with them. We all liked it, so I took a practice tape and wrote words to their 4 songs in preparation for our first show a week later. We made up some shirts (mine finally disintegrated recently, unfortunately) and the band was christened "The Dimlocator" after The Birthday Party song.

We played an apartment in the mission with LLP, from Olympia. The drummer Danny I had seen previously in Mocket. He had a strange drum setup with the high hat in the middle but it made sense. I recently ran into Danny in London. We were surprised to see each other backstage and discover that my band was opening for Jackie-O-Motherfucker, who he was playing with at the time.

Please note that the misspellings are all their own. I would add (sic) but I think it would confuse matters even more. Just don't blame me, that's all.

There were some audio snippets at the end of the tape that I included for the sake of completeness. You can decide if they were intentional or not as I do not actually know.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, a cassette by LLP.

1. Engine Steam
2. The Maze
3. Capaciter
4. Backblackroom
5. Lemming Life
6. Immune Deficiant
7. Pour The Bottle
8. 14V
9. Untitled
10. Untitled

1 comment:

greg said...

I recently found your blog and just wanted to say thanks- as someone living in sunnyside qns but having grown up in pac northwest this all brings it back home and reminds me to pull out my mukilteo fairies 7"s