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Steve Watts 2001
134 posts
Reg: 5/12-11
Posted: 2012-03-12 10:44   » Email
Demon Dudes Revenge: An Adolescent Fantasy Vol.1 is OUT NOW!

CD AVAILABLE FROM: http://demondudesrevenge.com from 11: 03: 12

The CD is also available from AMAZON-ON-DEMAND U.S. and also world-wide as an MP3 album from all major Digital Distributors.

For further information, including exclusive access to DDR VOL 2 Audio demo's visit: http://demondudesrevenge.com

Enjoy!

Next Transmission: 11: 04: 12 - 'Life On The Wire'
[Edited 2012-03-12 10:45]

Demon:Dudes Revenge
EARTH
70 posts
Reg: 11/11-11
Posted: 2012-03-12 10:49   » Website   » Email
TEA COSY MONG: An excerpt from DDR Interview Part 2.

In which Giles Hardwick and Steve Watts discuss 'An Adolescent Fantasy', Peter Andre, Jordan, the word 'Mong'... and shopping.

DARE YOU BREAK THE CIRCLE?

(C) (P) Steve Watts/ THE WORKSHOP OF FILTHY CREATION 2012

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-12 12:10
Shit-paper cosy mong.

Listen to the interview to understand the relevance.

[Edited 2012-03-12 12:53]

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-12 16:06
Just got this posted to me in my personal messages today. I am a bit confused; what have I done?

Finding it difficult to stop trying to destroy the forum are you Giles,Im wondering who's next on your little list of people to attack,I once thought of you as a genuinely nice guy ah well cant get it right every time can we. And no I wont post this on the forum theres enough crap on there from you,Whens it all going to end We wont have Demon forever lets try and be positive and stop attacking people while we still have Dave and co producing the goods for us both in studio and live.[/

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-12 16:42
If one listens to the interview, I comment that there is such a thing as a cosy for a toilet role!! The photo is merely proof and a bit of fun. Is this what has upset somebody? Surely not.

russel
Sweden, Írebro
261 posts
Age: 51 years
Reg: 2/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-13 20:20   » Website
It was a short talk, I could stay tuned for that!
NP: DDR - Muso Creep sounds very much Pink Floyd

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-13 23:57
It's funny you should say that Russel; I am, at present, working on breaking the first (1 hour 50 mins) interview into more manageable and digestable portions for public consumption.

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-14 11:32
I this this, from Free Thyself by Edward Bach, may help illustrate the point. It's a sick society folks.

It is as simple as this, the Story of Life
A small child has decided to paint the picture of a house in time for
her mother?s birthday. In her little mind the house is already painted;
she knows what it is to be like down to the very smallest detail, there
remains only to put it on paper.
Out comes the paint-box, the brush and the paint-rag, and full of
enthusiasm and happiness she sets to work. Her whole attention and
interest is centred on what she is doing - nothing can distract her from
the work in hand.
The picture is finished in time for the birthday. To the very best of her
ability she has put her idea of a house into form. It is a work of art
because it is all her very own, every stroke done out of love for her
mother, every window, every door painted in with the conviction that
it is meant to be there. Even if it looks like a haystack, it is the most
perfect house that has ever been painted: it is a success because the
little artist has put her whole heart and soul, her whole being into the
doing of it.
This is health, this is success and happiness and true service. Serving
through love in perfect freedom in our own way.
So we come down into this world, knowing what picture we have to
paint, having already mapped out of our path through life, and all that
remains for us to do is to put it into material form. We pass along full
of joy and interest, concentrating all our attention upon the perfecting
of that picture, and to the very best of our ability translating our own
thoughts and aims into the physical life of whatever environment we
have chosen.
Then, if we follow from start to finish our very own ideals, our very
own desires with all the strength we possess, there is no failure, our life
has been a tremendous success, a healthy and a happy one.
The same little story of the child-painter will illustrate how, if we
allow them, the difficulties of life may interfere with this success and
happiness and health, and deter us from our purpose.
The child is busily and happily painting when someone comes along
and says, ?Why not put a window here, and a door there; and of
course the garden path should go this way.? The result in the child will
be complete loss of interest in the work; she may go on, but is now
only putting someone else?s ideas on paper: she may become cross,
irritated, unhappy, afraid to refuse these suggestions; begin to hate the
picture and perhaps tear it up: in fact, according to the type of child so
will be the reaction.
The final picture may be a recognisable house, but it is an imperfect
one and a failure because it is the interpretation of another?s thoughts,
not the child?s. It is of no use as a birthday present because it may not
be done in time, and the mother may have to wait another whole year
for her gift.
This is disease, the reaction to interference. This is temporary failure
and unhappiness: and this occurs when we allow others to interfere
with our purpose in life, and implant in our minds doubt, or fear, or
indifference.
NP: Next - SAHB

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-14 11:45
DemonDude! My new profile picture - 'Ascension!!!!' Wink Smile
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-03-15 18:53
tcm sounds a bit like goldfrapp to me

Steve Watts 2001
134 posts
Reg: 5/12-11
Posted: 2012-03-18 00:00   » Email
demon drummer wrote:
tcm sounds a bit like goldfrapp to me


Yeah? Well done Neil, your'e absolutely right! "Tea Cosy Mong" is designed to sound like Goldfrapp.

In-fact to be more precise, this track is inspired by the production work of '70's British Glam Rock and pop producers, Mike Chapman and Nicky Chin who produced The Sweet; Suzi Quatro and later Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album.

Chapman in particular was hugely influenced by Tony Visconti's production work with Mark Bolan and T-Rex and I've tried to include this influence in the middle -

"Rehab, pill-pop, schizophrenic pit-stop", sampled guitar section.

These producers also heavily influenced arranger and producer Richard Anthony Hewson (The Beatles; The Bee Gees; James Taylor; Supertramp; Herbie Hancock, Al Stewart; Fleetwood Mac), who's
"Rah Band" went on to have a massive top ten hit with "The Crunch" (1976).

As well as Visconti and Chapman's Glam Rock production, this synth-pop classic went on to influence both Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp of "Goldfrapp" fame and, well...

Demon Dudes Revenge.

Small world...'ay?

http://www.demondudesrevenge.com
[Edited 2012-03-18 00:05]

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-18 21:47
Aah yes, "Chinnichap" productions, I remember it well. I think they were responsible for turning a potential hard/heavy rock band (The Sweet) into pop really. I mean, you only have to listen to certain album tracks, b-sides and post-"Chinnichap"-Sweet to arrive at that deduction. I wonder how much of that was for the producer's benefit and how much more longevity they might have had as a rock band.

I have seen Sweet, Smokie, Suzie Quatro in concert..and even met Mud coming out of Strawberry Studios in Stockport................yes, I AM that old!
[Edited 2012-03-18 22:00]
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-03-18 21:53
Mick tucker ace drummer

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-18 21:58
'Chinnichap' were the sort of 'Stoptakingthewaterman'* of the day.

The vocals on TCM put me in mind of Pete Shelley actually.

*Stock Aitken and Waterman
[Edited 2012-03-18 21:59]
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-03-18 22:02
forgive me whos pete shelley

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-18 22:03
Buzzcocks singer Neil.

Mickey Most! He was the 'Simon Cowell' of that 70s era.

I loved 'The Sweet'; Action, Sweet FA, Love is Like Oxygen were great great tracks to me. If they were covered by rock bands today I think they would do well.
[Edited 2012-03-18 22:07]
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-03-18 22:13
AAAh yes of course i love the real high harmony on oxygen great track you wouldnt think it was the same band as the early stuff,i remember watching the sweet on totp thinking who the hell is this i cant honestly say i liked the band but they had my attention the whole song.Then suzie qauttro came on i liked her ha

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-18 22:45
Yeah, I liked Suzie Q as soon as I saw her do 'Can the Can' on TOTP. She was the first 'girl' to go in that 'tomboy rocker' direction. She was quite original in that respect, then we got The Runaways, Girlschool etc......
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-03-18 23:04
Dont forget magpie and tiswas mmmmm

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-18 23:37
You are making me feel ancient here Neil; I remember all that shit too well! Wink
[Edited 2012-03-18 23:38]

russel
Sweden, Írebro
261 posts
Age: 51 years
Reg: 2/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-19 16:01   » Website
Relics, you guys must med 45+ *haha* Laughing
NP: Shaolin Death Squad - Intelligent Design

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-03-19 20:39
Relics, you guys must med 45+ *haha*


Accurate deduction.
Wink

Steve Watts 2001
134 posts
Reg: 5/12-11
Posted: 2012-04-11 22:06   » Email
Giles wrote:

I think this, from Free Thyself by Edward Bach helps illustrate the point. It's a sick society folks.



Very nice Giles... a profound and beautifully written observation.

Sorry that its been a while - but I've been thinking of how best to respond to some of the observations and comments made on this site...

I think in by way of response, you and perhaps others would be interested in this. I think that following on from some of the points raised in our last interview, this guy can describe my thoughts on creativity far more eloquently...

"The Psychology of Creativity - Redeeming our inner Demons" -
an interview with Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D. by Douglas Eby

"A clinical and forensic psychologist, Dr. Stephen Diamond works with many talented individuals committed to becoming more creative. "Creativity," he states, " is one of humankind's healthiest inclinations, one of our greatest attributes."

As he explains in his book, "Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil, and Creativity," our impulse to be creative "can be understood to some degree as the subjective struggle to give form, structure and constructive expression to inner and outer chaos and conflict.

"It can also be one of the most dynamic methods of meeting and redeeming one's devils and demons."

Anger, he asserts, is one of the most troubling emotions for psychotherapy patients in general. Yet, there is, Diamond says, a "very strong correlation between anger, rage and creativity, one which most people are not aware of. Most of us tend to view anger or rage negatively, associating it almost exclusively with destructiveness and violence. Certainly this correlation exists. But anger can also motivate constructive and creative behaviour."

In his brief foreword to Diamond's book, psychologist Rollo May introduces and defines the classic Greek conception of the "daimonic" or darker side of our being, noting that "the daimonic (unlike the demonic, which is merely destructive) is as much concerned with creativity as with negative reactions.

A special characteristic of the daimonic model is that it considers both creativity on one side, and anger and rage on the other side, as coming from the same source. That is, constructiveness and destructiveness have the same source in human personality. The source is simply human potential."

Diamond holds that creativity may be a powerful and often dark endeavour:

"The more conflict, the more rage, the more anxiety there is, the more the inner necessity to create. We must also bear in mind that gifted individuals, those with a genius (incidentally, genius was the Latin word for daimon, the basis of the daimonic concept) for certain things, feel this inner necessity even more intensely, and in some respects experience and give voice not only to their own demons but the collective daimonic as well."

You can read the rest of this fascinating interview at:

http://talentdevelop.com/interviews/psychcreat.html


"IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT DEMON" - A STATEMENT

I have always found it deeply hurtful that my contribution and name has been so dutifully ignored regarding Demon over the last twenty years; and I have to admit my own guilt and blame for allowing this to happen.

To suggest that my name (or any other members for that matter) and departure from the band, has nothing to do with Demon, suggests the greatest of denial and disassociation, and only serves to amplify the self-prescribed ignorance of those individuals who would both deny the truth and/or exploit the situation, be it through ignorance; naivety; intolerance, or self-serving gain whilst at the same time, adding insult to injury to all the names of those who have contributed to Demon's music.

May I suggest therefor, that prescribers of this point of view look inwards and question there own motives and subsequent view-point ?

Perhaps they should ask their own inner-demon, to provide the answer to which only they can supply...

Steve Watts 11: 04: 12


PS: Incidentally... the 11th of the month (specifically the 11th of October - the day DDR was launched) is associated in traditional folklore, as the day Lucifer was cast out of Heaven for having the arrogance to question God.

According to legend, before descending into Hell, he fell into a Blackberry bush, and in anger at getting several pricks up his arse, summarily pissed on the fruit, which is why of course, traditionally the fruit turns sour after this date.

Of course...none of this has anything remotely to do with Demon...

what-so-ever.

Until the 11th then.
[Edited 2012-04-11 22:22]
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