John Fahey / Various Artists
The Yellow Princess / I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey

Vanguard
2006
A- / C-
Reviewed by: Andrew Gaerig
Reviewed on: 2006-02-16



Posted 02/16/2006 - 01:34:52 AM by :
 The Yellow Critic / I Am the Gaerig by The-Disexists. This review, when flattened up against my four-squares by big Ed, appeared to be constructed wholly from tiny words and letters, each one purporting a series of indiscriminately nuanced shadows that when strung together came to reveal rather more than The-Disexists could have expected from his un-summed parts. It seemed a worthless coin well spent until I probed behind this word-curtain and found an entire one-act play going through the motions like a wheely-cogged loco-circuit board in distribution mode - two-syllables through the red chute, modal verbs to the channelling room, pluralised pronouns to hold the ladders while Opinion quaffs its effervescent charm to the readers-in-waiting and merely sits down like a stool. IF, I say, IF Gaerig were to stand up again, the tomatoes and rotten mouse-guts might fly, but only as figuratively as a polyglot of infatutated Lester Bangs`s would allow, given Jesus himself never uttered an innuendo againt his Roman capitulates. The-Disexists though, surmising they were a team of hell-bent monogopolist metaphoricists, might have at least plagiarised something a little tamer than a troubadour`s worth of anti-synaptic dropped D tuning, the likes of which (when you consider Robert Shelford in Top Digs Picks the Lost Bluesmen) might have even been considered good company-paragraphicist men in their day. Verily to set a good record unwarped, I leave this double companion piece in your good hands kind publicist. Todd Burns - sack the lot of `em!!!
 
Posted 02/16/2006 - 09:10:31 AM by whiteboysushi:
 I'm not sure what to make of that. apparently someone somewhere on the internet takes issue with some aspect of this review? I dunno, I thought it was pretty good (the review, not the albums, which I've not listened to because reissues are for chumps and tribute albums are for losers).
 
Posted 02/16/2006 - 10:19:13 AM by diemythtruth:
 guess i'd rather be a chump, listening to the yellow princess right now, i can't stop playing it since yesterday. very excellent music.
 
Posted 02/16/2006 - 10:46:20 AM by whiteboysushi:
 yeah, but wouldn't you rather be listening to it on badly-aged vinyl? *an eternity of eyebrow-raising and little "eh?" sounds*
 
Posted 02/20/2006 - 11:01:33 PM by :
 what to make of that? It was a review of my review of the er...review. let me explain. I started writing a review of the review because I didn`t like the way every review of a tribute album gets the same old "not a patch on the originals" brushoff, which seems like a cliched way to review a tribute album. but what i was writing all seemed a bit obvious, so in fairness, i backspaced over my review of the review and began reviewing my review of the review instead, which is why my comment is headed the way it is, and that is why the comment is self-referential in places.