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Magic Weapon


January 1st, 2010

It’s been awhile since I’ve added anything of substance to VVN.  I took a lot of time off from Magic Weapon since Residue Hymns to try new things before I started writing songs again.  Since late November I’ve been recording a record at Digital Bird Studios with Martin Horn (Parlovr, Cotton Mouth, Nightwood).  It’s a lot different than anything I’ve ever worked on before.  Thanks to those of you who purchased a copy of Residue Hymns with Villa Villa Nola.  To be frank, the last time I listened to that EP I cringed a lot.  I think there was definitely some rushing being done on my part to try and get it done as quick as I could without paying attention to many things (namely vocals) but I guess it’s an honest representation of Matt Shane and my abilities at the time.

The new record is mostly me doing all the instrumentation (Nathan Gage of Shapes and Sizes/Elfin Saddle plays Contrabass on a song) and it’s more of a lushed out vibe than anything I’ve recorded.  I have this picture I took of a Yayoi Kusama installation that I want to use for the cover.  I hope to have more recordings up here one day.

Happy New Year




Teen Seagull


not your brother (live)

rock bottom:  hitting rock bottom

110%  I gave it away


a)words that rhyme

b)this is how its always been

shooting stars June 09

heat my heart

nothing stolen nothing gained


bring it all back


s could clouds



suddenly I’m not myself



Clues/Elfin Saddle dbl feature releasing the records show announced at large hall in MTL

The Montreal groups CLUES and ELFIN SADDLE have announced that they’ll release their new records on the same day in Montreal, at the same show. 

Ukrainian Federation is shaped to accommodate the new sound of the bands. 
The scene will be one of ultimate release.

VVN will offer special digital versions of both records: 

Clues” Record

Elfin Saddle
Ringing For The Begin Again ”

At a competetive rate on May 18, 2009.

clues mini West Coast uSaCanada Gestalt tur

Thursday – Feb 26, 09
1717 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Friday – Feb 27, 09
Howie & Sons Pizza & Beer Parlor
2430 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, CA

Saturday – Feb 28, 09
Rickshaw Shop
155 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA

Sunday – Mar 1, 09
Sam Bonds Garage
407 Blair Boulevard
Eugene, OR

Monday – Mar 2, 09
115 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR

Tuesday – Mar 3, 09
The Big Room
508 Legion Way
Olympia, WA

Wednesday – Mar 4, 09
The Vera Project
Seattle Center
corner of Warren Ave N & Republican
Seattle, WA

Thursday – Mar 5, 09
Biltmore Cabaret
395 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC



I’M YELLING ON THE INTERNET!!!! also known as Dj little girGirl with global delay…also play noise in ThUNdraH band !!!….other wise i am a lo-fi, hack sound machine…. one girl …couple of shitty amps….cheesy keyboard on the right, guitar on left, shitty mics, drums on feet, toy instuments bent–up, loops loops loops, reel 2 reels, vocals, narration, sometimes a soundtrack for popular NFB filmstrips—-the beaver, the story of oil (1950’s) Can be found as the current tour drummer in Hrsta…banging crap on the new carla bozulich album…once sang in the tra la la choir..which can be found somewhere on a silver mount zion record…yelled something on a tricky woo record once….Also a drummer for many popular bands in the past… many many many past projects (Unitard, The Degenerators, Molasses, Anabelle Chvostek, Jordi Rosen, queen size shag, josephene knot, steve godin, lisa gamble, lake of stew, …..the list goes on a lot!! including fictitous projects such as lap top dancer, some cumbia band) many instruments, many good times………blah blah blah GAMBLETRON – in berlin – & eine dame namens nase

Squint Fucker Press


_ squint fucker press presents Jonathan Parant + Simon Brown/Dylan Crichton + Jacob Chelkowski + Martine H. Crispo + DJ’s Christof Migone and Alexandre St-Onge ($7) as part of the Suoni per il Popolo, Casa del Popolo, 4873 boul. St. Laurent, Montréal, Friday June 6, 9pm, $7. This will be the launch of four new releases.

CM- Ça sera une soirée ensoleillé.
SB- En dépit d’un soleil discrètement ténébreux.
JP- Il y aura une île dans une île.
AS- Peut-être même trois sphères aux contours indéfinis mais ce fameux être nu?
CM- La tâche d’un louche équivaut la facilité d’une bouche.
JP- Autrement le souffle se reproduira par de bref scintillements, sous le choc perceptible d’un trou.
SB- Vespéral nous rappelle que les contours aussi peuvent ne pas se définir d’un souffle demain à 7h36 ou.
CM- Amour-tume.
MC- Quand CM parle de la bouche, c’est louche.
JP- Alors à ce soir proies d’anatomie, en effet, elle atteint un à mille diamètres cellulaires.
AS- Une autre phrase : un orifice béant et coït, que c’est beau tout ça…
CM- It will be a sunny evening.
SB- Though not without some gloaming.
JP- There will be an island inside another island.
AS- Maybe also three ambigious spheres but this famous naked being?
CM- The labor of squinting is matched by the ease of slipping.
JP- Otherwise a blow out will be produced by brief sparklings, under the perceptive clash of a hole.
SB- The eveningtide is in early morning more than blemished in her definition of the outline or.
CM- Love-less.
MC- When CM opens his mouth, it’s fishy.
JP- Then see you later tonight anatomy meal, indeed, she measures one to a thousand cells diameters.
AS- Another sentence: an orifice that wants to be beautiful…

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