VS Radioshow#5

Posted on: 25-10-2012

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that all men in possession of
a good fortune must be in want of an Elvis. VS 2012 has frequently
chosen to acknowledge that Elvis has never left the building. He
might have popped down to the shops, picked up some porn and beer and
rode the white horse of life all the way back to Graceland. But he is
not dead. No way.Not possible. To that end, and to celebrate the
efforts of Elvis fans everywhere who have been debating actively the
key questions about the life of EAP, such as…would Elvis at 77 have
gone for the Johnny Cash growing old look or the Tom Jones growing old
look – we bring you Show 5 of the return of VS in what we
imaginatively called ‘ A little less conversation’.

We start of course with Elvis, and a suite of pieces by, from, about
and for the King. We start with Elvis himself, in a personalised
tribute to VS thanking us for keeping the legend alive. We follow
this Mary Mathis in song telling the story of the birth of baby Elvis.
We sample a small segment from the legendary ‘Having fun on stage with
Elvis’ record, which literally is just 33 minutes of the bits of
banter Elvis treated the crowd to during his sober, clean and
physically fit Vegas show days. Well, well, well. He is the NBC
peacock. Finally, we have a live version of a ‘A little less
conversation’ from Vegas which doesn’t feature ELVIS at all, despite
the song having lyrics and well-known ones at that. Perhaps he was
praying, or teaching young kids the evils of taking weapons to the
White House. We will never know the truth.

We move away from the King to pay tribute seriously to the late Darryl
Cotton, lead singer of many of an Australian band, who died a few
months back. We play the mighty Zoot’s version of Eleanor Rigby,
followed up the sitar and moog madness of Lord Sitar doing the same.
We wrap this bracket up with the Australian sixties legends ‘The Loved
Ones’ doing the imaginatively titled ‘The Loved One’.

Three more tracks from the sixties this time. Paul Simul is a Belgian
garage rocker and this piece of freakbeat is a b-side to a single from
1966, which we follow this with Marc Aryan, also French Belgian and a
purveyor of sixties pop and finally John-Phillipe Smet. Better known s
the French Elvis, or Johnny Hallyday, he rocks out with his version of
Hey Joe.

Love is the answer. Simple really. Especially the love from Jebus,
Although we thought we left all of that God stuff behind us in Show 4.
The trouble is that you can never trust SCSI-b when she starts going
all religious postal on your holy ass. How wrong we were to doubt her
spiritual stuff? Tammy Swindell keeps the faith by singing two by two
well. We follow this up with another piece by that master of the
amateur, DJ Ringfinger. It is charity really, allowing him to pollute
the vinyl purity of this show. But this time he ups the ante and
produces a suite of all things. A suite? Really? Wanker much? Based
around found messages off an answering machine, parts 1 and 2 of this
‘suite’ are called ‘Please don’t read my journals, they are mine’ and
‘I am coming for my things’. If you like what he does then you can
check out his
soundcloud at http://www.soundcloud.com/djringfinger or you can get
all multi-media on his ass and check out his video/sound/sexy words
project at http://www.fabricationdebruit.com/loss. But please keep
him away from SCSI-b’s possum. Last time, it took three tow trucks to
clean up the mess.

Kindness play ‘That’s alright’, as the final selection from SCSI-b
before she puts Zeuhl to bed and closes her eyes for sleepy-bo-bo
time. We round out the set with two tracks from the seventies
(seventies). Quartz and Devo smack each other about and call their
tracks Frank. The Devo track is from their ablum ‘Duty Now For The
Future / New Traditionalists’ and the Quartz track is simply entitled

Well that is that. Zeuhl is not snoring quietly in the corner
(actually Zeuhl is smelling a bit, perhaps time for a proper burial –
let’s get Christan Zander to do it in Kobaïan). Elvis has left our
building, perhaps to go down the road and throttle Mary Mathis until
she stops singing. Ringfinger is in the corner next to Zuehl sulking,
and Kurac, well who the freak knows what Kurac does at night. He is
on the other side of the world. I heard he can walk on the earth
upside whilst simultaneously drawing penises (penisi?) on pictures
from the Melbourne Herald-Sun.

Elvis has not left the building featuring Elvis himself!
The legend of Elvis Presley Mary Mathis
A little less conversation by Elvis Presley
Having fun on stage with Elvis Presley

Eleanor Rigby – Zoot
Eleanor Rigby – Lord Sitar
The Loved One – The Loved Ones

Bye, Bye Dave – Paul Simul
Georgina – Marc Aryan
Hey Joe – Johnny Hallyday

Love in the answer – unknown
Two by Two – Tammy Swindell

Default – Django Django
Default – Atoms for Peace

a la folie – Super Freego
m’en fous – Super Freego

Messages – DJ Ringfinger
Part 1 Please don’t read my journals, they are mine
Part 2 I am coming for my things

That’s alright – Kindness
Discoland – Quartz
Triumph of the will – Devo