[rumori] Re: Jane Birkin responds

From: Docktor Frances Lengel (diskonoATlineone.net)
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 12:58:49 PDT

Dear Miss Bennett

We have perused the message below and consulted with Docktor Ttocshagg, the
man who claims to have heard every record that has existed, he states no
such record as "Female Of The Species" exists and until you can provide
evidence to the contrary, we will be recruting sturdy fellows from the
local Masonic lodge (Patrick Taig Branch.111), to come down to Brighton and
force feed you mouldy potatoes until you admit to your henious crimes
against Diskono, Docktor Ttocshagg also classified your message as "mostly
apocraphyl", and we never doubt the Docktor's classification.

Frances Lengel

> Of course you can't be expected to know that the "Jane B" tracks by myself
> and my good friend/colleague Felix Kubin were a joint project from back in
> summer 1996 where we both remixed the same Jane Birkin track.
> We were going to release it as a split 12" but when it didn't happen we
> both released our individual tracks elsewhere. My track was first released
> about a year ago on the "Female of the Species" compilation, with a nice
> big credit to Klangkrieg, Felix's other project - I got ONE copy of the
> compilation, and so alas could not send out copies to people like you, or
> Felix.
> I think Felix Kubin is an amazing artist and brilliant person, and think
> that our project was and is a matter between the two of us. Thanks anyway,
> and sorry you had to write such a long letter.
> Vicki
> People Like Us
>>Dear Miss Bennett,
>>After perusing a copy of your new CD on 'Hot Air', be advised
>>that our bill for the use of "Jane B." (composed by Felix Kubin,
>>as featured on Diskono 012, thanks, but no thanks for the 'remix'),
>>will follow in the post.
>>We deem it to be an entirely reasonable fee, considering the
>>circumstances, it seems that you could not even wait until it's corpse
>>was cold before chopping it up, we only released this record four
>>months ago, and have yet to see a return on manufacturing.
>>The simple use of the music would not have bothered us in the least,
>>but this sort of conduct against so-called allies in the fight against the
>>'generation of swine' who control this filthy 'music' industry and seek to
>>crush us all under their Patrick Cox boot heels, seems to us in the least,
>>to be both ungracious and misguided.
>>You see Miss Bennet, our main gripe is not with appropriation, but with
>>the outright lack of contact or even simple creditation on the matter,
>>damn right bad manners!
>>What the hell kind of operation are you running anyway? Or don't you
>>figure you need other people to put out your music? Your pious griping
>>about Staalplaat changing your releases without consultation now seems
>>to us like pure hypocrisy on your part.
>>Fortunately, we have enough work with other parties, we don't make big
>>money, but we make enough to visit Brighton and still be able to raise
>>hell when we get there. There's nothing we like better - both as a healthy
>>exercise and as good material for our biographers - than to gather some
>>of our ham fisted friends from the Celtic Supporters Club and clean out the
>>whole town.
>>Too many people in this gutless world have come under the impression
>>that musicians are a race of finks, queers and candy asses to be biked,
>>cheated and mocked as a form of commercial sport. It should be noted
>>however, that some musicians tend to enjoy violence for it's own sake,
>>and feel that a good fight, with the inevitable destruction of all nearby
>>equipment and furniture, is nearly as fine for the nerves as a bottle of
>>Jack Daniel's whisky.
>>You may or may not have the decency to give me some reply
>>Frances Lengel
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