Posted: Aug 27, 2003 10:59 pm
Harlan lives like a hermit without TV or computer or even phone, sometimes. No kidding.
He plays guitar and other instruments and sings and I play piano and organ and Shane Callaway plays drums. I realize this is the rhythm section for certain VivaLAmDeathRayMusic projects, but it sounds Nothing like DeathRay. It is very quiet and creepy type music with a somewhat uncomfortable sense of subtle, sick humor. The HTB band, like DR, also operates in phases or on a project basis. And his new record, tentatively titled "Fall of the Bobo Empire" could sound like Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits. But Harlan doesn't know that because he doesn't listen to records unless he borrows them from me or Shane. I think he listens to Brazilian sex music or something. Tangos and stuff.
But the "Empire" record has been mastered and all that. Greg Cartwright, Jeff Soule and other folks are on it.No specifics on release available, but I have my own copy and its fucking good.
His new stuff is far more bizarre than that, though. So now everybody know. Hope that was a good plug. I got faith in this guy. So come to the show.Its only 3 bucks.
HArlan also has a monkey "thing."