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FUN @ The Social Astronaut   Leave a comment

Simon Mullen made a jazzy little short about that gig we played in downtown Romsey.

The Social Astronaut, Willkommen.   5 comments



(sound of stable door being closed carefully) A gig! This week! Phil describes it thus:

An evening of Cosmic-outsider-trash-rock discO and films
with live music from UM, MFU+JELLICA, ALEXA DISASTER, GOUP

Its a Friday night, we’ve procured a venue and we’re gonna party!!
Come help us spin the wheels and celebrate being here!

£5 squid dress code: sci-fi – punk – normall – super religious

Goup is making her live debut here at The Romsey Labour Club, which seems an unusual way for MFU & I to pay her back for a very long list of things she’s done for us, and perhaps especially me, over in Hamburg. Alexa D! has also managed to put people in front of our respective twat-jazzes in the same funky town so yes a great debt is owed to our European partners and if there’s anything we can do to offset the balance of that and the physical number of Club regulars in da club on that particular night it would be exceptionally welcomed and we, I like to think, would be exceptionally welcoming. I see it as a psychedelic showdown, a cultural High Noon, a social experiment, a promotional anomaly, a test of faith, a line in the sand, or maybe just a cheeky wink at YOU, delivered with a weird, faltering smile.

I searched for Alexa on the internet but there isn’t much. I can’t find the Goup video I wanted to post, but it’s here on Umbusiness somewhere. I couldn’t find anything of me or Phil.

Facebook page is here. Any hype appreciated.

Spaceman   1 comment

4 different readings of The Social Astronaut:

A new edit of some old Super 8 film by Simon Mullen that I can’t embed.

Simon Mullen film.

First time I ever played the song. Only time I’ve played guitar onstage. Loopfest Festival.

Nice work by Tanja Herzen from the Under Control DVD.

Me at the Corn Exchange supporting Thom Yorke (filmed by Adele).

The Social Astronaut on The If Show.   Leave a comment

Nice of them to play me and then Can to rinse out people’s ears. Sometimes that song sounds great to me and sometimes not.

From 15th February:

Gil Scott Heron – Me and the Devil

Carl Orff – Exert from Schulwerk 1 Music Poetica

Geste – Ohm Sick

Bleeding Heart Narrative – Colours turn colours

Pete Um – The social astronaut

Can – Little star of Bethlehem

Lukid – Smart Girl

Dr Strangeloop – Are we lost mammals of an approaching transcendental epoch?

Jaydiohead – Change Order

Bleeding Heart Narrative – As if yearning was all and more than enough

E.V.A.C – Terra

Eurythmics – Ministry of love

These New Puritans – We want war