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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
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Posted - 07/02/2012 :  13:39:47  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And where's Carl?

There's something called On the Verge podcast, episode 2,
it goes back to FMRM. you can find it on iTunes or here:

http://nutv.ca/shows/ontheverge/2

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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2012 :  14:11:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really want to see that live show (can't tell if the acoustic part is a separate gig).

Cool interview anyway (but boy does he like to harp on about the snake). There's a bit at the very end in case anyone missed it.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11526 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2012 :  06:31:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here I am, hammerhands, thanks for asking!

Haven't posted here lately because I wanted to cut down on posting links to not-very-interesting articles that contain no new news and just cover old ground... plus there hasn't been much happening lately (apart from Perry Farrell tweeting about an apparent Pixies recording session, of course!).
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2012 :  06:21:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The orange/yellow/peach album is #1 on Allmusic's most visited! http://www.allmusic.com/ (Probably because it features as one of the staff picks.)

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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2012 :  06:50:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank is mentioned in this Flavorpill article: http://www.flavorwire.com/322421/your-favorite-musicians-unexpected-favorite-records?all=1

Cool to see that Cee Lo Green likes Iggy.
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2012 :  13:39:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Musical Memories with Black Francis http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/watch-latest-instalments-of-sound-citys-musical-memories/
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2012 :  05:17:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Donde esta Carlos?
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Mac E. Doobage
= Cult of Ray =

492 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2012 :  16:28:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl Hungus?
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2012 :  13:50:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone seen this before? At the bottom of the page FB goes through his albums up to SMYT. Pretty great reading, but I presume people will have seen this already.

http://www.berubecommunications.com/html/frankblack.html
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1508 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2012 :  18:33:34  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow!
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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2012 :  20:27:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that is a fucking great piece. so much interesting stuff in there
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2012 :  02:31:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was always a lot of speculation about You Aint Me being about Kim. Funny how he was so frank (pun completely intended) about it.

If you click around there's a few other links including some great information on Fast Man Raider Man.
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2012 :  06:32:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great overview of the man's career - in his own words!! Terrific post. Thanks.

_______________
Ed is the hoo hoo
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2012 :  04:55:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Last night, Luisa says, she had a drink with the Mascis' new neighbor down the street, Violet Clark, the wife of Pixies frontman Charles "Black Francis" Thompson. "She finds Amherst so quiet," Luisa says. "It is," Mascis murmurs above the crickets chattering in the trees. I ask Mascis if he's had a chance to talk shop with Thompson yet. "That's the one thing I've tried," he says. "Guitars or amps or records or movies, it's not really his thing."

Reunions, Mascis claims, are another subject that hasn't yet come up in conversation with Thompson. While the Pixies have yet to record a new album's worth of material since they reunited in 2003, Dinosaur Jr. have equalled the output of their first try, and have now enjoyed a longer life the second time around.


http://www.spin.com/articles/dinosaur-jr-rediscovering-the-gnarl?page=0

(Great article btw, worth checking out if you like Dinosaur Jr. Must listen to the new album.)

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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2012 :  17:54:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Adam & Edith start their brand new show - helping out this week will be Pixies' frontman Frank Black, director & comedic actors Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, plus a couple of avatars! Adam's mysterious friend Ken Korda drops in to interrogate Edith, and this week we will be entering your Memory Bank, to recall what it was like meeting your hero. Of course Adam's weird and wonderful jingles, and, of course, a selection of brilliant music.




http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01ny203/Adam_Buxton_and_Edith_Bowman_Frank_Black_Simon_Pegg_and_Nick_Frost_plus_avatars/

Buxton was the guy who directed Dog Gone.

Three hours long... I'm skimming through it. As far as I can tell, the first BF mention is around the 20 minute mark (concerns Baxter Drury) and then around 1.23 the man himself talks. Not sure if he appeared again after that.

So, he's still knocking about in the UK then..
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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2520 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2013 :  01:31:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by The Maharal

Has anyone seen this before? At the bottom of the page FB goes through his albums up to SMYT. Pretty great reading, but I presume people will have seen this already.

http://www.berubecommunications.com/html/frankblack.html


Fantastic, just spent a good 20 minutes reading through the album by album part. Lots of interesting snippets about the recording of the albums and insights in to what he was going through in his life at the time. Great stuff.


"The arc of triumph"
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2013 :  05:25:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jack Black with some praise for Dog In The Sand http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/04/personal-playlist-jack-black.html
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2013 :  09:53:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is old but I'm reading it for the first time. A really frank account of various things!

http://www.huckmagazine.com/features/frank-black/

Loved this:
quote:
Did you play many festivals this summer?
I played my last one ever in July - I don't give a shit about them anymore. I mean, we're all paid very well at these festivals, even if you're low on the bill. You wonder where all the money's coming from. I'm standing in a field in Switzerland the other day and I'm watching these parachutists come out of the sky, very dramatically over the audience, and there's smoke coming out of their boots, and I'm like, 'Wow, what's going on? Air show or something?’ Parachutes open up and... Nokia! [cracks up] Fuckin' A, man! All these festivals, they're all Nokia, Heineken, Marlboro... all this corporate bullshit. And I've never been offended by the whole corporate thing - it's like, ‘Fuck it, if you can't beat them, join them.’ But I'm playing these festivals and I always forget this. When I first started playing them years ago, they just seemed cooler; it seemed the audience wasn't quite so dumb. I've got nothing against pop music and I've got nothing against people who want to be showmen, but it really bothers me that there's an expectation from the audience now: they don't have any tolerance for something that isn't that. Even some of my own fans have the same attitude: 'I went to a show last night and I have to say I was very disappointed because he didn't even talk to the audience.' Jesus fucking Christ! I didn't even talk to the audience? Where the fuck have you been!? Have you ever listened to a fuckin' Lou Reed album? Have you ever been to a real rock show? Have you ever seen Mark E. Smith? Come on! You want me to talk? Is that all you care about? Having this interpersonal, 'Heeeey!' Fuck you!
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11526 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2013 :  11:33:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just thought I'd mention, discovered the other day that there's a play called Digging for Fire by Irish playwright Declan Hughes which apparently takes it's name from certain Bossa song...

Edited by - Carl on 02/04/2013 11:34:38
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2013 :  04:01:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Black Francis for sale http://fayetteville-ar.arkclassifiedstoday.com/72704/pets/domestic-short-hair-black-francis-medium-baby-male_19567685.html
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 02/20/2013 :  06:25:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BF talking about erotic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHZuoF50_ws
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matto
= Cult of Ray =

USA
897 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2013 :  10:32:27  Show Profile  Visit matto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not FB being interviewed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18L1gg7a9UQ


sminki pinki
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2013 :  04:53:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bah, I got excited about this for a second and then I Googled and realised Linehan (Father Ted co-creator/writer) was referring to the Pope.

quote:
Graham Linehan #8207;@Glinner
Oddly nothing in @MrBlackFrancis timeline about upcoming appearance in St.Peter's Square. Good luck to him in his exciting venture!
Retweeted by Black Francis
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matto
= Cult of Ray =

USA
897 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2013 :  06:28:54  Show Profile  Visit matto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I did the same thing! I'm still pleased though - love Linehan. I'm hoping he has a cameo in Alpha Papa.

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matto
= Cult of Ray =

USA
897 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2013 :  03:48:25  Show Profile  Visit matto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
John Ennis from Mr. Show, nice nice. This place is in LA:
http://www.lyrichyperion.com/
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LOVE BUCKETS!

The Love Bucketeers are performing with Frank Black from The Pixies!

Friday 3/29 - 8 & 10pm at the Lyric Hyperion.

Featuring John Ennis, Josh Fadem, Matt Kaye, Ali MacLean & more.

$15

DID I MENTION Astrid is interviewing Charles Thompson from the PIXIES? Yeah. It's on.

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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2013 :  13:06:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A backstage story that rivals the Grant Hart yog(h)urt incident.

http://cwas.hinah.com/interview/?id=90

quote:
David [Berman, Silver Jews] looks surprised. "Whoa, really?" He says, lighting another cigarette, I think of cancer and respiratory machines that look like encroaching insects. David nods, "Let me tell you a story." He says. "I remember years ago I got into a fight with Frank Black backstage at a concert. It was right after 'Starlite Walker' had come out…"

Suddenly the phone rings. David picks it up. "Oh you're late? You're canceling? We're old friends, hey? Yeah." He puts the phone down, visibly upset now. I have to remind him that he's in the middle of the soon-to-be-famous Frank Black story. "Oh, yeah." He says through a ribbon of smoke, "So, after the Frank Black fight I called Laurence and I knew that he's a real master of the press stuff and I knew the Brits like little gossipy things like this but I didn't know…what they did basically was they told the story of the fight from my point of view and they had a picture of Frank in profile and then a picture of me in profile facing each other and we both kinda had angry looks on our faces and the headline said ‘Jew Baits Black’. I loved it. Anyway, you know I've always felt that ever since then Frank Black's career has gone down the tubes. It was after his second album came out and I liked that. I had gone backstage to ask him to produce something of mine and he'd been this total bitch, you know I hate people who treat you with contempt who're like ‘who the fuck do you think you are coming backstage into my dressing room?’ and such and so what I'd done was I'd taken the CD and had brought it to give it to him to listen to and I like just went phssssss..." David takes a Josh Rouse CD off the table and imitates throwing it. "Right at his head like a Chinese throwing star and it went tchhhh and kinda glanced off the top of his forehead and his manager just freaked out and called the police and was like ‘I want this man arrested for attempted assault on Frank Black, and I was ‘oh god, bullshit man!’ I was like, ‘you're such a pussy, Frank Black, you're gonna have this guy arrest me for that? Come on.’ So they handcuffed me and took me out to the police car. All the bouncers in the club and the police were like, ‘god this guy's been…’ they probably were basically saying behind my back, ‘this guy's a fucking complaining New York Jew’ you know, bitching da da da and they finally came back and said they'd decided not to press charges."
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Mac E. Doobage
= Cult of Ray =

492 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2013 :  16:31:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That guy sounds like a chain smoking douche.
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2013 :  03:37:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BF sure is fond of Vine these days. https://vine.co/v/hBTZdAM7ajU
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1508 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2013 :  04:14:43  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can't find the post where someone mentioned a commercial
where the music sounded like a Pixies song.

There's familiar music at the end of this Chevy Cruze ad.

http://youtu.be/Aru_mW_Fy9w

Edited by - hammerhands on 07/04/2013 04:16:33
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

579 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2013 :  04:48:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.kdge.com/pages/diva.html?article=11474991

Black reads a story about a sloth.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11526 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2013 :  09:07:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Salon.com - The Pixies blew my mind.
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The Maharal
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Posted - 10/27/2013 :  09:50:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://vine.co/v/hXadlmgEDAh
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BunsenH
- FB Fan -

247 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2013 :  15:54:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

https://vine.co/v/hXadlmgEDAh



Interesting--what song is it?
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Skatealex1
* Dog in the Sand *

1604 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2013 :  15:59:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Song of the Shrimp from Frank Black's album Honeycomb
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
638 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2014 :  22:31:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
stumbled across this...

http://www.williejonessoul.com/tag/black-francis/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUDYZLiucR0
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BunsenH
- FB Fan -

247 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2014 :  02:55:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stevio10

stumbled across this...

http://www.williejonessoul.com/tag/black-francis/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUDYZLiucR0




This is old news. Didn't get much attention around hear, but personally I really like the song!
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