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She was 15 when I first saw her read her beatnik poetry at the Anti Club. Baiza and I glanced at one another just long enough to compare facial expressions. But quickly turned our heads back to and gave our minds to the child prodigy; well versed in Beat Mythology. Born of the sad Kerouac. With his sad adjectives. And run on sentence sentencing this little girl much too young to be alone with pen and paper, . At too early of an age to get it in writing the underworld promise, starved embrace from cloud images in seein' words and miserable tales of joy - All this while still finding time for Dean? Her poet fathers needn't spell- it- out :No moma's boy could ever become a real father. Well, those were the notes I scribbled that first night I watched Louise on stage at the Anti Club. Louise wrote the lyrics for the Saccharine Trust song "Belonging To October." We started the band Sandbox together. And have since collaborated from time to time. And hopefully will again. We've always sang each other's lyrics. This is one I wrote for Louise to sing. And Louise Bialik sings it beautifully. Louise Bialik. Sands Poured I am the victim and not the cause The spoil, the fresh wound, the faint applause The manlike hungers that despise my faith, flesh and laws Forgive me my love I can do no more Than to retrieve the sands that have poured But I will love you until I'm dead or ignored I am the tombstone and not the grave My grayish colors bellow above the enslaved "To think when we were ...
17 Pygmies - Jedda By The Sea (1984) AMG Review of Jedda by the Sea Richard Foss The first full-length album by Seventeen Pygmies is an exotic, moody affair. Most of the tracks are instrumentals with Middle Eastern-inspired guitar lines over a background of keyboards and percussion. Given that Phil Drucker and Robert Loveless had both been members of Savage Republic, which dabbled in Middle Eastern moods from time to time, this isn't surprising. What is surprising is the delicacy and muted grandeur throughout Jedda by the Sea, far from the industrial clang of the typical Savage Republic release. The moods evoked are sometimes languid, sometimes taut and tense, in a way that shows some growth from the Hatikva EP, but has continuity of style. Though they are sparingly used, the ethereal, almost ghostly, vocals of Louise Bialik fit this material beautifully. When it was released, this album managed some airplay, despite the fact that less than a thousand copies were originally made. This folk-pop classic is a collector's item due to the high quality of the album and small number of units originally released. If you can get your hands on an authentic copy with the original artwork you are indeed fortunate.
The Dollmakers' Kattywompus by Aubrey
17 Pygmies started as a side project of Savage Republic but after SR disbandment, they followed an orbit of their own. 17 Pygmies reflect the psych pop side of SR. Dreamy/haunted new wave style, atmospheric guitars, female vocals,various avant & eclectic small ideas. Recently, after more than 16years silence, Phillip Drucker & Louise Bialik reactivated the band. A very good and rare(?) addition to the SAVAGE REPUBLIC related history & remembrance
17 Pygmies started as a side project of Savage Republic but after SR disbandment, they followed an orbit of their own. 17 Pygmies reflect the psych pop side of SR. Dreamy/haunted new wave style, atmospheric guitars, female vocals,various avant & eclectic small ideas. Recently, after more than 16years silence, Phillip Drucker & Louise Bialik reactivated the band. A very good and rare(?) addition to the SAVAGE REPUBLIC related history & remembrance.
SANDBOX performs "Barnaby's Memo" at Texas Records in Los Angeles, 1987. Personnel: Louise Bialik, Jack Brewer, Spencer Savage, Aaron Deri, Robert Loveless, Tex Watson
Record shop set performed by SANDBOX at the Texas Records store in Los Angeles, 1987. Song is called ANGEL'S BREATH. PERSONNEL: Louise Bialik, Jack Brewer, Spencer Savage, Aaron Deri, Robert Loveless and Tex Watson.
17 Pygmies MTV 120 Minutes Music Video 1988, written and performed by Louise Bialik and Robert Loveless. Directed by Charles Schneider. Island Records, Propaganda Films, Los Angeles, California. "Crossing The River" is Track 17 from the WELCOME album.
This is a ten minute piece with crying infant, sounds of Korea Town, sidewalks, ice cream truck, clouds in flight, hallways, antiquated elevator doors, tibetan bells, loops spliced on C90, submarine shortwave radio
Walking through Cold Wall, London, with members from Dark Chemistry, Simon House and Louise Bialik
A random assemblage of pretentious images by Tony Lovett, backed by a very nice song called "Teenah" by Louise Bialik
Wires and an old four track called Out Of Air
Space Ritual quickvid by Louise Bialik. Angie angel dances while Jerry Richards tweeks his git with Ron Tree filling in for Nik Turner. Part one of a few quickvids.
Short film made for COMITATUS track, TICK TOCK by BARDACID and HERMIONE GART. Image is non-stop close up panning of an electric engine for train circa 1940, shot and processed by Louise Bialik. Will include futuristic colorized and animated overlay to compliment images in lyrics.