Happy New Year 2018.
Launching this site today as an ongoing project to store past bits that appeared on blogs, sites, social accounts, and offline journals + continue on with the new. Personal bytes all in one place. Projects, bands, collaborations, interests, inspirations.
These days, I’ve hung up my hat on radio shows, sharity sites, and live gigs. The current focus is creating songs for release one day again and listening to more sounds than I create… always.
So, welcome to the new year 2018 and I sure hope it’s better than the last 3 months of 2017. A complete shit show. The only illuminating latter part of 2017 is being thankful for friends and family, clients and partners, and regaining health and direction as the year progressed.
Thanks to Queen Crimson for the MOFO logo and Otis illo in this post.
Thanks for tuning in!
There is a digital campaign underway to reissue early classic soundtracks from Cinepix and the first release to drop is the soundtrack for Viens, Mon Amour / Love in a 4 Letter World from 1970.
The French and English versions can be found here:
The tracklist is basically the same. There are 2 songs which change. Track #1 by Charles Linton (who sings in both languages) and Track #10 by Louise Lemire in French / Sharon Ryan in English.
I am happily heading up the transfers. Straight transfer, EQ flat, one hand on mouse, other on coffee cup. We had to run with transferring from NM Vinyl LPs as no master tapes have been found (and a few have searched this one out). Applied no Noise Reduction, spent time zooming in and taking care of pops manually and only ran low passes for click removal on a few select sections. Never any full track processing. Was good to be a bit overly cautious about it and imperfections happily remain to attempt to achieve the best transfer/end result possible.
The crazy thing is, all of these sealed LPs were packaged with no inner sleeves, so of course the fear of an LP sitting in a basement for almost 50 years is justified. Thankfully, they played without issue, no excess surface noise or other abnormalities.
After my end, it was sent over to Harris Newman at Grey Market for mastering.
The holy grail of Valérie is #1 on our list and we are working hard to make that happen. I created a labor-of-love mix of the soundtrack in 2010 from a 2nd generation VHS copy and with the help of Sébastien from Mondo PQ (cover art) and Simon (article/interviews), we posted it online. While no masters have been found, there is a good quality DVD version and we are still looking for the best quality to work with.
Also on the horizon… Y’a Plus De Trou À Percé / Loving and Laughing
Waxing over vinyl. Part of a short film series, RPM (Records People Music) on YouTube from Parkade Studio, shot in 2016.
A great music video for Potato Chips made by the talented Dylan Stanford!
3-hour (extended special) celebrating the 500th episode of UB RADIO SALON. 500 consecutive weeks of broadcasting LIVE radio sound-art/improvisation, performed live from the Chakra Chimp Research Kitchens, Northern CA-USA. Live broadcast on 13-AUG 2017 via DFM RTV Amsterdam-NL.
Listen and Download: https://archive.org/details/ubradio_salon500
The uB-500 players on location:
COLLEEN T. KELLY
uB-Players via Remote:
+ big shouts out to Michael Wertz for this fantabulous UB show poster design!
Our new full-length album HELP ME is out now!
24 Songs – 40 Minutes. It’s our best album yet – we love it.
How to get it:
Bandcamp (Best for us!)
iTunes, Spotify, etc.
Please spread the word and help us out!
1. Help Me
4. Ride The Tiger
5. Potato Chips
7. Cotton Candy
8. Have You Seen?
9. Vacation Slideshow
10. Hey What’s Going On In Here?
11. Comfort & Love
12. I Can Be Whole
13. The Letter A
14. Of Course
15. There’s A Lot Of Things In Life Today
16. How To Take A Good Selfie
17. Clap Your Hands
18. Electronic Voices
19. Pinky Duck Wagon
22. Dum Dum Dum
23. On The Moon
10 years ago (in 2007) my daily custodian duties revolved around posting audio to a blog as a total undeniable obsessive labor of love.
For the past few months, within free moments, I have been adding selections featured on the 365 Days Project to this list on Discogs. All in the hopes of helping others locate and find recordings featured. Simply because it all falls back to sharing and discovering “together”.
audio hour one:
Otis Fodder – Volume is an Everyman
audio hour two:
RoBo & dAs – Broken Correct Orgone
Mysteries of Ub episodes air on Bay area cable TEE-VEE via Peralta TV. Peralta TV can be seen on Comcast cable channels 27 (Alameda and Berkeley) and 28 (Oakland, Emeryville and Piedmont) and throughout the Bay Area on AT&T’s U-Verse channel 99. It is seen in well over 500,000 households throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and also available World-Wide at the Vimeo page and obligatory facepage
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