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With Al's new book, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, finally out, he's been making the rounds doing interviews. Metal Injection reports on this exchange with Record Collector magazine out of the UK:
Record Collector: There's a cool story about you forcing Metallica to vacate your dressing room by sticking all the vegetables on the rider up your arse and then running backwards at them.
Al Jourgensen: That actually has a name: the Flying Dutchman. I attacked them with vegetables sticking out of my ass. Their guitarist, Kirk Hammett, is good. The rest of them were really afraid of me. That singer never wants to see me again.
Sorry. Once you imagine that, you can't unsee it. Ever.
I believe the story, too, having had a backstage run-in with Al at the 1992 Lollapalooza Festival which involves Jameson's whiskey out of a broken bottle. The late Martin Streek also had some stories so crazy that he even gagged while telling me.
Brazilians may be the most soccer-crazy people in the world. And they may also have the craziest soccer people on the planet. Put the two together and you get this.
Carlos Andriano Sousa Cruz has just signed to play with Atletico Goianiense, a Serie B club. But like many players in that country, he's chosen to go by his nickname, which just happens to be Michael Jackson.
The team already featured a defended named John Lennon Silva Santos. You can guess what name he goes by.
And if that weren't enough, one of the team's midfielders is named Mahatma Gandhi Herber Pio.
Imagine the play-by-play announcer for this team...
(Via John and Reuters)
If you need to ask that question, then perhaps your perspective on the state of the music market is a bit...skewed. Nevertheless, this is a question that came into Fan Landers, a music advice column at The Village Voice.
I'm having trouble getting press for my band/other bands on the micro label we're on. It's an all analog label, that has actually been tracking/mixing to tape and pressing exclusively on vinyl for the past five years. So, there are no digital copies of our music in existence. We do have YouTube videos with quality clips of the music to provide samples of our sound. We've been trying to get an LP reviewed for some time now, and have upcoming releases we're very excited for and would like to have press about them. We've had a small amount of success getting smaller blogs to review it.
But despite positive reviews, none of that really translated to any sort of buzz or records sales. I keep hoping reviews from higher profile media outlets might translate to 'buzz' or at least a couple record sales. No one from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin, etc. is getting back to me. I'm also not hearing from lower tier magazines.
Not sure if it's the emails I'm sending, if there's some secret password that gets you in the club, if it's the fact that we're not a major label, if they're all just afraid to admit no one on their staff actually owns a turntable, or if they just want money to review a record. Any advice on getting records reviewed?
Read Fan's response here.