BIONICA in TEXAS

December 2, 2009

though it is a little tardy to be coming out with a “what Bionica is doing in Texas” or even too late for a “what Bionica did in Texas”, I’ll attempt, in the form of the various media consumed by various members of the band.

BIONIC PLAYLISTS

THE FISH LIST:

gone fishing – flook, haven

fisher’s hornpipe – yo-yo ma, appalachian journey

elizabeth bishop, the fish – great modern poets, great modern poets

weird fishes/arpeggi – radiohead, in rainbows

tequila fish – squarepusher, big loada

bionic fish project – unreleased bionica material (!)

miracle of the fishes – wayne shorter, native dancer

talking fishing blues – woody guthrie, this land is your land

the shoes of the fisherman’s wife are some jive ass slippers – charles mingus, let my people hear music

NOVACAINE

april anne – john phillips, (john, the wolfking of L.A.)

novacaine – the other planets, holiday for vacationers

yeah! oh, yeah! – the magnetic fields, 69 love songs

do you realize?? – the flaming lips, yoshimi battles pink robots

each year – superiority complex, i can’t explain

i can’t – radiohead, pablo honey

marx & engels – belle & sebastian, push barman to open old wounds

plasticities – andrew bird, armchair apocrypha

THINGS THE BAND WAS READING


sasha – memoir’s of a beatnik, diane di prima

rex – the alphabet vs. the goddess, the conflict between word and image, leonard shlain

james – 1984, george orwell (ah, classics of american high school literature… so different the second time around)

MOVIES WATCHED:

zeitgeist 3, http://www.zeitgeistthemovie.com

bolt (yes it’s true)

other than that we played a lot with 4 long haired chihuahuas, played a lot of pool, ate some damn good food and drank some damn good sake, and of course played our music for the good folks of houston, tx and lafayette, la. t’was a splendid affair, all in all…

other band news… we’re in the final steps of cranking out our first EP release, “take your city”. it’s all falling to place… expect a new year release.

also, a new show has been added! JAN 16th, DRAGON’S DEN in NOLA, w/ A LIVING SOUNDTRACK & THE OTHER PLANETS. MUST SEE. 3 BANDS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED IN YOUR LIFE. A NIGHT YOU WILL SURELY NOT WANT TO MISS.

now playing: dimitri shostakovich, string quartet no. 11 in F minor, op. 122

good nite bionicans

-Rex

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