So my dear old friend Kenni and I recorded a bunch of acoustic music as a duo back when I was known as Lasse Jensen, and he insisted on calling himself Kenni Cocksucker which made a lot of radiostations in the US not able to play us. We did release a 7” record in 2016, the “Livet Er Trist EP” (life is sad EP).
Recently I found six unreleased tracks on my computer.
We did make a few music videos for these songs on my Sony Hi-8 handicam then, but they were never officially released until now. Six songs make up the Daisy EP, five of which we wrote, one “I en Sal På hospitalet” (in a room at the hospital) we discovered in an old songbook I found thrifting. It’s a real tear jerker and pretty much a corny kind of country song in the vain of “Teddybear” or “Roses for Mamma” but it had a certain magic to it when I recorded it with Kenni in my tiny old apartment, which made it fun, if not funny. We used to joke “if everything else fails, let’s just play nursing home gigs”.
The other five tracks range from joyful songs about girls and drinking, to sad songs about regret and broken families, but they all have in common that they're performed by Danish weirdos on two guitars and not much else.
The Daisy EP is available as download or 3” mini CD!
When Lydkollektivet Adolf & The Juice Opened (but actually closed) for Legendary NOLA Bands Die Rötzz and Sick Thoughts in Elsinore)
Remember when I told you guys about Lydkollektivet Adolf & The Juice? I think our most prestigious gig was with these two bands. It was a weird evening for sure.
Kenni decided he didn't want to compete with the Die Rötzz drummer, so he didn't, and attended the gig as an audience member, but the rest of us tried our damnedest. Needless to say, we didn't have a drummer, so we used whatever was at hand to create the percussion. I played broken records, which I had glued back together at random, but at some point the sound technician cut my signal because it otherwise would've destroyed the PA, and at that point I started singing instead. The song we played was ”Jahu Jaha” which is a nonsense word in any language and all languages, and most of the time I took care of the vocals, as Felix's guitar fed back and Martin played the same keyboard riff over and over. Our audience was four people on a couch who left halfway through the gig, but DD Owen of Sick Thoughts stood in the back and told us afterwards that he had considered joining the jam, if he had known we would be cool with it. But of course we'd be cool with it and I still wish he had done that!
It was a fun evening at Elværket all in all and now it's on YouTube at the very least.
My interpretation of Penny Grune-Fae’s Score One:
This was an idea cooked up by Penny Grune-Fae a long time ago. And unfortunately way too few people interpreted her score! I did though, but I still challenge every EC member to do so too ! It would make a great compilation even, just mute the audio and record yourselves playing along to the symbols!
I think that Miss Grune-Fae is truly on to something with this specific score, like when Mark Applebaum used the Danish train schedule as a score, (that piece was called S-tog).
But in some ways Penny’s Score is more interesting and way beyond Mark’s S-tog score! All I can say is DO IT! Steal my video visuals for it if you must, just do it! Can’t wait to see the results,because Penny truly wrote something inspiring!