Tour dogs

(Action Beat + G.W. Sok in the USA)

Special delivery straight from heavenly hell…
that is: New York, Philly, Washington DC,
Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, Winston-Salem,
Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans,
Houston, Austin, Dallas… that’s us, fellas…
traveling around in the Underground Scenery of
Anothermerica

One drummer missing, arrested in the UK,
tour hasn’t even started yet…
then sun blasts, heavy rains,
and a series of seriously troubled vans
long drives, short drives… and all the time
loading in, loading out, waiting, soundcheck, playtime…
yes food, no food, fast food, slow food…
yes sleep no sleep, roads roads roads and MORE roads…

One troubled van now unsurprisingly unsurrealistically
fucked up…
think fast, think not, burn rubber, on the double
one apartment, one floor, seven bodies, and dogbeds,
two sleeping-bags, and one family flee couch…
juice, water, beer, weed, coffee, “coffee”…
bagel, burger, donut, diner…

Smelly clothes, a stolen backpack,
occasional showers, a van-change, a smelly shirt change
one guitarist heading home, due to family illness…
and then there were six…
and too much change in the pocket, fuck it
a traffic jam? terrific man
and meanwhile trouble in the US of A
a certain kind of malice
in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas…
we’re just passing through, though, but we’re concerned,
and worried,
and so are the people we meet
and yes, this music IS bringing us together…
for worse, or better… rough, hypnotic, jagged
a noisy, chaotic, vital racket…
with sometimes even louder miles per hour…
who cares, hurray… hear! hear!… and we’re only HALFWAY here…
and so, what’s left?… right!
Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland,
Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Binghamton,
Portland, Boston, Providence…
unlock your ears, and hear it come,
for here it comes…
the amazing noise
of the Bletchley Boys…

Tour dogs!

(misprint, baby:
tour gods…)

—2016

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Live footage 3x

CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS  –  No Can Do
Live at Occii, Amsterdam (NL) 2012
Filmed by Christina Hallström and Bertil Dubach (ed.)

ZU w/ G.W. Sok  –  Ostia/Confusion
Live at dB’s, Utrecht (NL) 2010
Filmed and edited by Bertil Dubach

KING CHAMPION SOUNDS  –  What I mean
From: To awake in that heaven of freedom (2016)
Found footage, edit by Detective Instinct

NOT 08

NOT 08 • G.W. Sok – Listen to the painters (CD, 2016)
NOT 08 • G.W. Sok – Listen to the painters (CD, 2016)

11.  Listen to the painters  (Two Pin Din)
12.  Illusies 1  (Zoikle)
13.  Spoonfeed hell  (Action Beat)
14.  Yir of Beards?  (Year Of Birds)
15.  Here we go again  (Chapi Chapo & les Petites Musiques de Pluie)
16.  No can do  (Cannibales & Vahinés)
17.  Lore of the lamb  (Detective Instinct)
18.  Bericht uit Beijing  (Gran Kino)
19.  4QSO  (Filiamotsa)
10. Writer’s blog  (L’Etrangleuse)
11. The world’s still here  (Surplus 1980)
12.  Ghetto of Eden  (King Champion Sounds)
13.  The heart of everything  (The And)
14.  The sound of sirens  (The Bent Moustache)

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Concerten 2015

FILIAMOTSA GRAND ORCHESTRA
01   17-01  Belleville sur Meuse (F) – MJC Verdunois
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
02   12-03   Rotterdam (NL) – Worm
03   13-03   Leeuwarden (NL) – Asteriks
04   14-03   Landgraaf (NL) – Nieuwe Nor
05   15-03   Strasbourg (F) – Stimultania
06   16-03   Lyon (F) – Grrrnd Zero
07   17-03   Biel/Bienne (CH) – City Centre
08818-03   Lausanne (CH) – La Datcha
09   19-03   Grosseto (I) – FAQ Live Music Club
10   20-03   Schio (I) – CSC
11   21-03   Savona (I) – Raindogs House
12   22-03   Mantova (I) – Arci Virgilio
13   24-03   München (D) – Unter Deck
14   25-03   Innsbruck (A) – PMK
15   26-03   Schaffhausen (CH) – TapTab
16   27-03   Antwerpen (B) – Het Bos
17   28-03   Amsterdam (NL) – OCCII
G.W. SOK
18/19   11-04   Dordrecht (NL) – Mediabunker   + w/ Outskirts
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
20   18-04   St. Pierre des Corps (F) – Le Point Haut
21   21-04   Tarbes (F) – Le Celtic
22   23-04   Toulouse (F) – La Dynamo
23   24-04   Aiguelèze (F) – La Javanaise
SENGA ETNA
24   08-05   Den Bosch (NL) – W2
G.W. SOK
25   17-05   Amsterdam (NL) – Het Hoekhuis (boekpresentatie NvA)
GRAN KINO
26   29-05   Bandung (IDN) – Institut Français
27   30-05   Jakarta (IDN) – Galeri Kaya (1, middag)
28   30-05   Jakarta (IDN) – Galeri Kaya (2, avond)
29   01-06   Yogyakarta (IDN) – Jogja National Museum
30   03-06   Surabaya (IDN) – Atrium Sutos
31   04-06   Denpasar, Bali (IDN) – Betara Butaya
32   05-06   Kuala Lumpur (MYS) – The Laundry (French  Arts & Film Festival)
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
33   19-06   Charleroi (B) – L’Eden (Fête de la Musique)
34   20-06   Formerum (NL) – Vijfpoort (Oerol)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
35   24-06   Paris (F) – Petit Bain (release-party Ütopiya)
ACTION BEAT
36   21-08   Leeds (UK) – Wharf Chambers
37   25-08   Manchester (UK) – Islington Mill
38   26-08   Liverpool (UK) – Drop The Dumbull
39   27-08   Reading (UK) – Arts Centre
40   28-08   London (UK) – Café Oto
41   29-08   Milton Keynes (UK) – MK Gallery
FILIAMOTSA
42   06-09   Bologna (ITA) – Freak Out
43   07-09   Bolzano (ITA) – Sudwerk
44   10-09   Colmar (F) – Jazz Fest
45   11-09   Giromagny (F) – La Rebelle
46   12-09   Genève (CH) – Taverne de la République
47   13-09    La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH) – LAC
48   14-09    Zürich (CH) – Boschbar
49   15-09   Genève (CH) – record store l’Usine
50   15-09   Genève (CH) – Taverne de la République
51   16-09    Montoison (F) -Hicam
52/53   17-09   Grenoble (F) – La Bobine   + w/
Oiseaux-Tempête
54/55   18-09   Cannes (F) – MJC Picaud   + w/ Oiseaux-Tempête
56/57   19-09   Avignon (F) – Akwaba   + w/ Oiseaux-Tempête
58/59   20-09   Montpellier (F) – Black Sheep +w/ Oiseaux-Tempête
60   21-09   Tarbes (F) – Celtic Pub
61/62   22-09    Bordeaux (F) – I. Boat   + w/ Oiseaux-Tempête
63   23-09   Bayonne (F) – Le Magneto
64   24-09   Toulouse (F) –  La Porte de la Fontaine
65   25-09   Marmande (F) – Buffet de la Gare
66   26-09   Tours (F) – Temps Machine
67   27-09   Nancy (F) – La Machine à Vapeur
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
68   03-10   Toulouse (F) – Mix’Art Myrys (Match & Fuse)
69   10-10   Agen (F) – Florida
G.W. SOK
70   18-10   Amsterdam (NL) – Loods 6 (expo vernissage)
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
71   21-10   Lyon (F) – Périscope
72   23-10   Graulhet (F) – L’Ibère Familier (Hors-les-Murs du Bolegason)
THE AND

73/74   29-10   Amsterdam (NL) – De Nieuwe Anita   + w/ L’Etrangleuse
75   30-10   Amsterdam (NL) – De Ruimte
76   01-11   Amsterdam (NL) – Loods 6 (expo finissage)
FILIAMOTSA
77   05-11   Vandoeuvre (F) – CCAM
78   06-11   Strasbourg (F) – Stimultania
79   07-11   Brussels (B) – Magasin 4
80   08-11   Liège (B) – La Zône
81   09-11   Amsterdam (NL) – De Ruimte
82   10-11   Tourinnes (B) – La Ferme
83   12-11   Lille (F) – La Malterie
84   13-11   Caen (F) – Le Bocal
85   14-11   Le Havre (F) – Pied Nu
86/87   17-11   Rennes (F) – 1988 Live Club  + w/ Mellanoisescape
88/89   18-11   Allonnes (F) – Jean Carmet   + w/ Mellanoisescape
90   19-11   Nantes (F) – Les Ateliers de Bitche
91   20-11   Lorient (F) – Le Galion
92   21-11   Brest (F) – La Carène (Festival Invisible)
THE AND
93   25-11    Marseille (F) – L’Asile 404
94   26-11    Nice (F) – La Zonmé
95   27-11    Beauregard (F) – Le Presbyt’hair
96   28-11    Carcassonne (F) – Bloc G
97   29-11    Toulouse (F) – Les Pavillons Sauvages
98   30-11    Tarbes (F) – Le Celtic
TWO PIN DIN & G.W. SOK
99   19-12    Brussel (B) – Magasin 4

Osorio 1

It seems your name is light
you thought you knew your father
then one dark day you’d find
he might have been another

Meanwhile on the Plaza
the gathering of mothers
circling, searching, still, for
husbands, sons, and brothers

This past, a pack of dogs
it chased the future out of sight
shadowing the day, but hey
come what may, your name is light

—2015

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The bus is late again

The bus is late
I’m not surprised
the rain is wet
and supersized
the night is grey
I know the score
the rose is red
just like before

The wind is cold
the queue is slow
I’m still patient
but go go go
the door is jammed
my coat is stuck
the driver’s deaf
well, just my luck

The light is green
the light is red
the light is o . . .
oh no, too bad
the car’s been hit
I’m black and blue
the rose, it snapped
I think of you

I’m in the bus
it’s full of doubt
the road is where
the light’s gone out
the bus is late
and off you went —

The bus is late?
and off you went?
again I see
no happy end

—2015

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A free body

All we want
is that what makes
us less than free
should stop
now

Just because
that is what we
expect that a
free body
wants

We’ll never get used to the vultures
sitting on the roofs so impatiently
uhm, patiently?
we’ll never get used to the scavengers
scorching our souls so blatantly
disgracefully

It should stop right here
It should stop right there
it should stop right now
I don’t ask how
you can keep your claws
we need effective laws

Just because
when this, when that
when tit, when tat
when said, when done
when the mourning gone
when step, when stone
when we come home
when done the past
then free at last

Just because
that is what we
believe that a
free body
wants

All we want
is that what makes
us less than free
should stop
now

just because
that is what we
expect that a
free body
needs

—2014

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