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typed for your pleasure on 28 September 2008, at 3.19 am

Sdtrk: ‘Irreversible neural damage’ by Kevin Ayres and Nico

Although we here at Deafening silence Plus missed the passing of the Autumnal Equinox waaay back on the 22nd almost entirely — which we’re rather embarrassed about, as this is our favourite season — nevertheless, we’re still enthused, cos that means we’re close to the beginning of October, which means we’re close to the end of October, which means we’re close to All Hallow’s Eve, which means we’re close to 01 November, which means post-Hallowe’en closeout sales, baby. Last year, I purchased this fine mirror, for example! And naturally, a third of Sidore’s wardrobe comes from various Halloween USA locations all across Michigan.

So not only is our breath bated for the crispness of the Autumn weather, we’re also gearing up for !!BIG SAVINGS!! It truly is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Well, it will be when Autumn actually kicks in; for the past couple of days, it’s been averaging a dreadful 80ºF. Damnit, Summer, let go already!

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9 have spoken to “Please have wallet ready”

  1. Kat writes:

    I did not realize that you got her wardrobe from Haloween locations. She is pretty good size to fit most anything. Its peope like me with big hips who have the struggle. LOL.

  2. Laura writes:

    Sidore and I should go shopping. I get a lot of my ‘Stevie Nicks’ alter ego clothing at after Halloween sales.

    I live in the pit of Hell (aka Florida) and I’ve had to actually put my comforter and an extra blanket on my bed. It’s nice 🙂

  3. Davecat writes:

    Kat-chan –
    Remember; that’s just a third of her stuff. I’d say another third is second-hand, and the other third comes from teh Internutz (eBay wholesalers & online shops). Don’t forget she loves her PVC!
    She’s a wee lass, too, which kinda helps. 5’1″, 34.23.34. All told, I’m glad I went with the decisions I chose when I had her made… Back in 2000, when I was considering how she’d look, I’d settled with what was then the standard Leah-type model (Body 2, Face 4), as she was short and busty. Just before I placed my order, Abyss debuted the Stephanie-type, whose Body 5 was the same height, but boasted a 32E bust. As tempted as I was, I reasoned that it’d be even harder to find tops to fit her if she were that, err, plentiful. So it all worked out!

    Laura-chan –
    Your Stevie Nicks alter-ego? Do tell! I’m sure you can’t pull that off all the time, as your hands would be constantly twirling the edges of your skirt, making it difficult to drive a car / pet a ferret / throw a grenade / etc. 🙂

    And you can probably blame Ike for your need for extra bed layers. Ike, and Gustav, and the other twenty natural disasters whipping across the States, one after another…

  4. SafeTinspector writes:

    Last year I dressed as Lieutenant Dangle from Reno 911 during the Holiday time period. I haven’t, however, seen fit to use any elements of that costume since that time.

    I thought I should go shopping in the aftermath for some stuff for this year but, of course, didn’t.

    Me and the wife are both planning on dressing as Lara Croft this year, if we can find a set of long pony-tail wigs.

    Now, most Holloween clothing are low-endurance and cheap. Are you buying more upscale stuff, or is the fact that Sidore is sedentary a natural clothing preservative?

  5. Davecat writes:

    As regards to dressing like Dangle, I think you got in before the rush — yesterday I overheard coworkers flipping through a Halloween USA catalogue, saying, ‘oh look, you can dress as Officer Dangle from “Reno: 911”!’ But then, perhaps people were going out as him last year, and I didn’t notice… Just tell people ‘Bah! I did that years ago‘ and wave them off with a dismissive hand gesture.

    You as Lara Croft, though… I’m not entirely sure what to make of that, so I will put it from my mind.

    And yes, some of the Missus’ dresses aren’t made of the most sturdy material, but she doesn’t wear them very often. Just on photoshoots, and special days (birthdays, Hallowe’en, Arbor Day, etc). She looks good in them, and that’s the most important thing. *nods sagely*

  6. Laura writes:

    Dark, sheer, flowy skirts; fishnets and the like.
    I mostly save it for when I have to make a church apperance for some reason or another.
    My mother just loves that 😛

    Rock on Gold Dust woman….

  7. PBShelley writes:

    (back in action from (relative) inaction)

    Just wanted to add Kudos for your good tastes, sir! Kevin Ayers and Nico??? Although a genuinely creepy song, I got a kick out of seeing it on your “now playing” byline 😀

    I’ve been a fan of both for ages (1967-8) and it is good to see “the classics” referenced herein! I have just about everything that Kevin has out-putted; a finer hedonist I’ve never heard.

    I could go on but I won’t (and yer welcome :p )

  8. Davecat writes:

    Hey, it’s the Public Broadcasting System! This response was made possible by Readers Like You. 🙂

    How old is that Kevin Ayers/Nico song? I grabbed that sometime during the year from one of my favourite .mp3 blogs, 20 Jazz Funk Greats. They specialise in bizarre soundtracks, electroclash, new wave, new new wave, and that new style of disco which is like the old style of disco, only without all that sucking, among other things. The fact that it’s as creepy of a track as it is is why I like it so much. Plus, duh, Nico. 🙂 Is the rest of their material together as haunting as that one song? I MUST KNOW. Enlighten us, O Music… err, Dude. 🙂

    Good to have you back! Kiss wee Lily and Eden for us!

  9. PBShelley writes:

    ‘allo you two,
    “Irreversible Neural Damage” is the opening section taken from the lengthy title track from Kevin’s 1974 album “The Confessions of Doctor Dream and Other Stories”; if I recall correctly it runs about 12 minutes altogether. It’s also the only cut that she’s on. The record is a diverse mix of every kind of mood you can imagine; for instance the previously-mentioned and bizarre track leads into the beautiful (and short) “Two Goes Into Four” which ends the album.

    Nico is also featured on Kevin’s “June 1st, 1974” live record, co-credited with her, John Cale (also ex-Velvets but you knew that), and Brian Eno. Kevin has the whole of side two, while the others perform on side one, where Nico performs a thoroughly chilling rendition of The Doors’ “The End”, accompanied only by her harmonium! And when I say “chilling” I mean just that :-O

    Her song “Chelsea Girls” is one of my all-time faves, btw.

    Consider the girls kissed, although since I had to part with the newer B6, Eden is being kept in her “face-box” from Abyss. Lily is back to her old B7, but is so happy to still be “hanging around” (on her doll-stand). ’twas a very sad thing, but … well, you know. Tough times indeed…

    Nonetheless, they both do send their best wishes 🙂 (As do I, of course!)

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