Confessions Of A Shit Addict
Girls On Fire label, 1983
Sadistic Gossip / Mary Davis Kills Mary Davis Kills
HalTapes proudly presents this archival reissue of this cassette classic
at the Cassette Art Classics site at Bandcamp
authorized and approved by Leslie Singer of Girls On Fire, June 2018.
Hal McGee is currently conducting an in-depth interview with Leslie Singer which will be published at Electronic Cottage later this Summer.
Sadistic Gossip —
Dead Poets Don't Shave Their Heads
Camus' Car Crash
Fassbinder Had A Good Set Designer
All Songs © 1983 L. Singer
Mary Davis Kills Mary Davis Kills —
Live At Ollie's In Oakland, CA On 7/22/83.
Clara Lusardi On 2nd Guitar.
GOF, Leslie Singer, San Francisco, CA, USA
The audio is a transcription of Hal McGee's copy of the cassette that he received from Leslie Singer in 1984. McGee's copy of Confessions Of A Shit Addict was dubbed onto one side of a 60-minute Normal Bias Maxell cassette, with the second side left blank and labeled "Audience Participation Side". The audio itself is about 32 minutes, and it is presented here in one continuous 32-minute program, just like it is on McGee's copy. Some copies produced by Singer were dubbed onto 30-minute cassettes withe the program split onto the two sides of tape.
Currently in progress in Linz, Austria, Cassette Culture Node Linz is a fantastic exhibition curated by Wolfgang Dorninger dedicated to the Cassette Culture of the 1980s and 1990s.
One of the features of the exhibition are listening stations where visitors can listen to continuously-playing cassettes loaded with music from cassettes of the 1980s and 90s. Wolfgang asked me to create a 90-minute program of selections from cassettes that were distributed by the Cause And Effect Distribution Service, which was operated by Debbie Jaffe and me in the mid-1980s.
In the 192 kbps MP3 players below you can listen to the program that I created, which includes short excerpts from the cassettes I chose plus narrations and commentaries by me in-between the tracks, very much in the style of a radio program or podcast. I selected cassettes that were listed in the first Cause And Effect Cassette Distribution Catalog in January 1985.
Here is the playlist of Side A of the tape (45 minutes):
– Schlafengarten: Memorandum
– Walls Of Genius: Before ...And After
– Viscera: A Whole Universe Of Horror Movies
– Dog As Master: Coffee Spleen & The Barking Dog
– Master/Slave Relationship: The Desire To Castrate Father
– Dega Ray: Clasp/Click
– John Wiggins: Anagenic
– Twa Digs Under Paris - i shin ohn
– Sue Ann Harkey: I tell you everything, just not out loud
– Let's Have Healthy Children: OSLWMMGIB?
After you click on the PLAY button it might take several seconds for the file to load, so please be patient.
Here is the playlist of Side B of the tape (45 minutes):
– Sadistic Gossip: Confessions Of A Shit Addict
– Bene Gesserit: Insane Music For Insane People Volume 1
– Magisch Theater: Magthea and Insanity
– DDAA: Prehistoric Rejet
– Architects Office: Memorial Issue
– Theatre Of Ice: The Haunting
– Grey Area: Anatomy Of Coincidence
– Paul Kelday: Worlds Apart
– Cleaners From Venus: Under Wartime Conditions
This is a special issue featuring an essay by Jerry Kranitz, "Some Thoughts On Listening", in which he talks about the personal joys of listening to "difficult music", and he gives detailed reactions to four albums that introduced him to homemade experimental music, by Bret Hart, Charles Rice Goff III, Dick Metcalf, and Hal McGee. With artwork by Rafael González. Available for $8 postage paid worldwide, or trade (message me).
I am happy to announce
a new Electronic Cottage Compilation!
The purposes of the compilation will be:
- to create a stronger connection among EC community members!
- and to promote Electronic Cottage to the outside world!
To participate you must have a Personal Page on Electronic Cottage.
Your recording must be no longer than two minutes
and must be new, exclusive, and created for this compilation.
You must submit your recording by the deadline of July 12, 2018.
Your recording must be submitted in WAV file format via email, Google Drive or WeTransfer.
I will also allow submissions on CDR, cassette, and microcassette.
Your track must be submitted using your NAME ON EC as the ARTIST NAME.
When you submit your track, please state the track title.
The compilation will be available on CDR
and download on my Bandcamp site for a minimum of $1.00
and the buyer will have the option to pay more.
- Money from download sales will be used to reimburse me for the costs of producing the compilation.
Each participant will receive one free CDR copy of the compilation,
and five free download codes so that you can share it with friends.
Participants can purchase additional CDRs at the cost of materials and postage.
I think that this is a perfect way for all of us here at EC to get to know each other better and to make new connections with our friends here!
CDRs will be dubbed in my home on high-quality Taiyo Yuden blank CDRs.
Each CDR will come packaged in a transparent soft plastic CD sleeve,
with a full color printed-at-home cover, and simple black and white printed label.
This will be the fourth Electronic Cottage Compilation. The first three were issued in the early 1990s.
microcassette assemblages constructed June 1, 2018
original microcassette recordings
made with a Sony M-470
March 24th through June 1, 2018
three 15-minute tracks:
1 – I've had a headache since the 1960s
2 – toxic goo and radioactive slime
3 – unsubscribe now
– the sounds of my daily life
– interactions with co-workers, family members, and neighbors
– Stanley, of course
– sounds from Apartment Music 28
– spam folder readings
– dream narratives and pillow-side utterances
– words and inspirations from Rafael González, Lord Litter, Per-Arne Hognert,
Fiver’s Stereo, Chris Phinney, DJ Adam Oko, Lumen K
– circuit bent Casio SK-1
– Moog Minimoog Model D iPhone app
– acoustic guitar
free streaming audio, $1 download
available for purchase on CDR for $8 postage paid worldwide