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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:59 am

This is a priceless find. What a Face 

The poster says there's no sound. Neutral 




But I found the sound.  


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:55 pm


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Post  pinhedz on Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:07 am

Youtube declares that the Shaggs are NO LONGER THE WORST BAND EVER -- this band is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj7pDNDuoJ0

The Village Voice has this to say about that:

"For starters, the band covering Floyd really does suck. Not only are they playing badly, but they're playing tentatively, which is also why when you notice that all the dudes are mouthing along with the words the whole tableau becomes more touching than embarrassing. But there was nothing remotely tentative about the Shaggs. Philosophy of the World sounds deeply, deeply weird not because the Shaggs were inept, but because they did play in different time signatures, did sing with carefully worked out Martian harmonies, did write songs with alternate tunings and guitar parts that almost always doubled the vocal melodies exactly. They were all out-of-the-ordinary musical gestures, and all in the service of girl-group pop sung by then-recent teenagers."

The pinhead agrees with most of that--but not the "alternate tunings" observation. The alternate tunings were really just carelessness--at least so the pinhed thinks.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:32 pm

http://acrosstheuniverse.forummotion.com/t16p105-everything-floyd


"If you can't Beatle 'em, Shagg 'em."

- The Colonel



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Post  pinhedz on Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:22 am

Dot's latest band line-up:




Do these people know how to party?


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:07 pm

yes Dot Wiggum, "parents are the ones who really care" ... about polluting your mind with Chrimbus lies


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:18 pm

Without parents, would there be kids? study

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:26 pm

sorry, this isn't the time for fun word games, this is the time for exposing the reactionary fascism of Dot Wiggums and telling the truth of Chrimbus


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:53 pm

The pinhed will be his own judge of what time this is. bounce

It's true that Dot was notoriously non-rebelious, apart from her tendency to drive over the speed limit. Is this a sign of right-wing authoritarian tendencies? Suspect

And then there's Chrimbus, which is sometimes celebrated by fundamentalist Christians--and possibly by the Wiggins family as well--we can't rule that out. Suspect

But the Wigginzes were practitioners of occult rituals that were anathema to fundamentalist Christians, and Helen went into a trance during one attempt to communicate with Dad Wigginzes dead mother. affraid

Furthermore, they incorporated pagan symbolism into their observance of Chrimbus, and did much worse on Halloween.        

So I'm not seeing the fascism myself. But the important thing is--what does AJ Webberman got on Dot?

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:04 pm

the most pernicious thing about The Shaggs is the "worst of both worlds" element - combining the conformity of the Silent Majority ( "I learned my lesson never to roam") with the apathy ("It doesn't matter what you do, it doesn't matter what you say") and narcotics endorsement  ("Foot Foot" is obviously heroin) of the beatnik.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:27 am

I've noticed that Dot's subtle irony goes over many peoples' heads.

The Shaggs are often said to be "an irony-free zone." Rolling Eyes

Wrong. bounce

When Dot sings about that boy next door that she has a crush on and he never notices her, everybody is like "Oh, that's so sad." Sad

But Dot recently divulged that she wrote that song about a toddler. Razz


And the song "love at first sight" talks about love for all time following one sighting--clearly ironic if you open your ears.


And "Philosophy of the World" sounds like the title of the grandest of grande concept albums, when it's really about a high-school girl having a bad day--pure irony.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:13 am

yep, the lackadaisical irony of the armchair beatnik-ette, who's really a ho hum conformist that frightens small children.

so i spose we're all agreed...

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:46 am

Yakima Canutt wrote: .... ho hum conformist ...

She tried to be one, but didn't know how. geek

fun fact: Dot was trying to sound like Herman's Hermits. Shocked

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:27 am

here is a srupise, this has been a test of the Emergency Shaggcast Service to test devotion and obedience to the Church of Wiggins (C.O.W.) ... you may now partake in the 9th Rite of Shaggcension whereby one attempts to rhyme "oyster" with "coaster"


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:17 pm

Most cover bands think that as long as they sound bad, they're doing it right--"Shaggs" style. Such bands are terminally lame.

I think it would have been non-lame if the Shaggs had someone like Van Dyke Parks for their producer.  Then the instrumental tracks would have sounded more like this--which just needs the Shaggs vocals to go with it.


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:37 pm

^
According to an eye-witness account:

" ... we heard over the speakers a song from the original Shaggs album. Finally, Alarm Will Sound played their arrangement of the same song."

"About the content, I'll only say this is some of the most unusual music I've heard; idiosyncratic in an almost Ivesian way although the rhythmic complexity may have been unintentional. Note that the conductor and drummer were both wearing headphones, presumably for a click track."

"About the process, holy musicology! Hearing the orginal and then hearing the arrangement played live was a great way to experience what the musicians (and arranger Gavin Chuck) had accomplished. ..."

"Who would have expected that hearing recorded rock music on stage, in the midst of a "classical" concert, would lead to a surprisingly worthwhile experience."

"And finally, some text from Philosophy of the World:

'It doesn't matter what you do
It doesn't matter what you say
There will always be
One who wants things the opposite way'
"

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:50 am

Dot Wiggin still has a perfectly good job as a housekeeper at the public library in Fremont New Hampshire, so there's no need to be getting any big-headed show-biz ideas. You have to keep your feet on the ground. bounce

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:25 am

Listen up--this is your chance to do something that will MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Dot Wiggin has recorded a NEW SINGLE. cheers

And if Kickstarter can raise anoth $82.00 in the next 4 days, the single will be funded for release. What a Face

So get your pledges in now--there's NO TIME TOULOOSE. Shocked

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2072984075/7-inches-in-heaven-another-record-about-records/rewards

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:53 pm

^
Great news--thanks to 61 backers (you know who you are), Dot's new single is funded and will come out in April. cheers

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:01 pm

But the really big news is that Dot will be touring in April 2015.

Some say that the pinhed was at his most insufferable during the Susan Boyle tour, but you ain't seen nuthin' yet--Dot Wiggin is coming to Charlottesville.

Monday, April 13 
Greensboro, NC 
Carolina Theatre 

Tuesday, April 14 
Charlottesville, VA 
Jefferson Theater 

Wednesday, April 15 
Wilmington, DE 
World Cafe Live at The Queen 

Friday, April 17 
North Adams, MA 
MASS MoCA - MA Museum of Contemporary Art 

Saturday, April 18 
Portland, ME 
State Theatre 

Sunday, April 19 
Providence, RI 
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:05 am

pinhedz wrote:But the really big news is that Dot will be touring in April 2015.

Some say that the pinhed was at his most insufferable during the Susan Boyle tour, but you ain't seen nuthin' yet--Dot Wiggin is coming to Charlottesville.

Monday, April 13 
Greensboro, NC 
Carolina Theatre 

Tuesday, April 14 
Charlottesville, VA 
Jefferson Theater 

Wednesday, April 15 
Wilmington, DE 
World Cafe Live at The Queen 

Friday, April 17 
North Adams, MA 
MASS MoCA - MA Museum of Contemporary Art 

Saturday, April 18 
Portland, ME 
State Theatre 

Sunday, April 19 
Providence, RI 
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

By way of clarification, this isn't actually Dot's tour, she's touring with Neutral Milk:


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:45 pm

I know that many of you were counting on the pinhed to review Dot Wiggins's appearance next April in Charlottesville.

I regret to inform you that the concert is already SOLD OUT, and the pinhed did not get a ticket. Sad

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:26 am

at the novena i will pray that Dot's Touring Kia does not run out of gasmen




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Re: The Shaggs

Post  pinhedz on Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:04 am

mynameisgopal3 months ago
THIS IS SO FUCKING GOOD, BUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIKE IT ARE A BUNCH OF HIPSTERS Sad

Willbs213 months ago
Omfg haha what is it with people hating hipsters. Like honestly what is up with all the hate?


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:54 am

Dot's sidemen have to moonlight to make ends meet (this is one of the hard facts of the show-biz):




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