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Sat, Jan. 24th, 2009, 05:17 pm
PIA: Flight 813/761


My good friend DYLAN ETTINGER just released a new DREKKA tape on his new cassette label, EL TULE. It's available NOW over at the BLUESANCT SITE.

This cassette, entitled 'PIA: Flight 831/761' is a 30 minute sound journal I recorded in the airspace of Pakistan on October 16, 1999. While travelling home from Nepal that day, my friends and I were delayed for a few hours in Karachi airport because there was a coup happening in Islamabad! We weren't in any danger, but it was still quite intense.

Side A features an extended spontaneous harmonium piece entitled 'Ke Garne' (Nepalese for 'What to do')... layered harmonium melodies blend with the sound of the airport and CNN reporting the coup live as it unfolds.

Side B features a 15 minute master-mix of the exciting in-flight entertainment offered on board PIA... enjoy the sound of the plane and an eclectic A.D.D. shitfest of sound!

This is the first in series of audio journal cassettes from the Drekka archives... the next one, recorded in and around Kathmandu, Nepal, should be out in a month or so... followed by... ?

(ps- If Kirstin or Andy or Justin or Greg or Sarah are reading this, shoot me an email and I'll send you a copy!)

In other news relating to Drekka and DYLAN ETTINGER, we will be heading east for a 'Spring Break 09' tour in March... most of the dates are confirmed and listed already on the DREKKA MYSPACE PAGE (and don't forget to friend us).

Let me know if you will be coming to a show so we can meet up.

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)

That tape I bought off Dylan ended up falling out of my pocket somewhere in the basement. Suckcity!

Thanks for the rock show. I'll upload some photos to Flickr when I get a chance.
Have fun in Belfast!

Tue, Mar. 24th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)

That blows you lost the tape. Send me your address (email: figurehead [at] bluesanct.com) and I'll hook you up.

We went to Camden and Wild Rufus... that guy LOVES The Cramps! Belfast was totally sweet!