Friday, December 4, 2020

encompass and divide for fun and no profit at all.

get involved with matters SS/h3o/any other acronym you like. an opportunity to build and investigate without merely collecting "information." be bold! be alert! be aloof! but preferably a lert, because we have enough loofs already.

something happening or close to that.

 the second @toneglow concert will be happening on Saturday, December 19th at 2PM central via @ExSoSt. Free / $10 donation! The lineup includes: • Daphne X • Able Noise • Derek Baron (@d_____b_) • Shots + guest emcee Andrew McKenzie of The Hafler Trio!


Saturday, July 18, 2020

what's so funny 'bout peas, gloves and multiple identity?

CAVEAT EMPTOR etc, cont. pg. 93

a few brave souls have breached a certain subject recently, and it seems appropriate to post this in answer to them, but also for those other very few folks who might be interested.

in 1997 tor hereabouts, I was involved with the phenomenon (and truly, it deserves this appellation) known under many names, chief of which are/were antiorp/integer/netochka nezvanova. there were others. part of that project directly and indirectly and in several other ways addressed the whole notion of identity, and in many cases, "online" identity as it was becoming known. far too in-depth for a post such as this, it nevertheless, at its termination or more correctly, fizzling out, left a few stones unturned, at least as far as I was concerned.  "Simply Superior" was a name taken from that project, by the way.

and so, and indeed, following on from the grand tradition of The Hafler Trio and their references to such things beginning in 1981-82, and still not actually investigated properly (or - perish the thought - understood!) Simply Superior, I decided in my lack of wisdom, should Carry On Up The Identity. oo, errr, missus.

so: on its inception, 7 people were given passwords and authority to act on social media through Simply Superior accounts. over time, a few people dropped out, but some remain, and some passed on these credentials to others. these people in most cases do not even know each other, and for some of them, what I write here will actually come as news. this means that anything you might see within the confines of those domains (if they warrant such terminology) may or may not be written or posted by one of no less than *at least* 7 people (that I know of). and this is exactly as it should be; these posts will be, from time to time, "challenging" to me and just about anyone else. I am glad that it is so. quite a few have given me pause for thought in the most healthy of ways. some are silly. and this is just as important. some demonstrate principles I might not agree with but nevertheless encourage other perspectives I believe valuable to at least temporarily entertain. and some are working hypotheses that may or may not stand up to scrutiny.

all of this is directly related to the very spirit which led to initiating Simply Superior in the first place.

this means, gentle reader, that if you take umbrage or wish to know more about some snippet posted under the SS moniker, or indeed, which to check validity, all email addresses are handled alone by that flesh suit masquerading as a person labelled A.M.McKenzie, and everything else is, well, putting it kindly, a collective emanation.

so if you need to know, ask a policeman's son directly. if you would rather believe that everything that goes under a particular name is from the same individual, then please continue to do so in good health.

be seeing you.

p.s. the antiorp/integer/netochka nezvanova archive is for sale. get in touch if interested.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

the artefacts are commensurate to our level of application.

things to wonder at! things to look at! things to have and hold from this day forth! ⁣

⁣works on paper by The Hafler Trio: originals, unique and unrepeatable. I’ll say it again, unrepeatable! ⁣

⁣hie thee hither, gawp and be aghast, and *please* send this on to as many mortals as possible. really! REALLY!⁣

go forth and spread the delightful and joyful message far and wide! yes, indeed.⁣

view the trailer HERE!

the delights await you HERE, dear reader!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

wouldn't do this to you. so stop doing this to me.

this item is a theft which was taken down the moment they were questioned about it. the "person" (there is doubt as to the application of that epithet) is a very dishonest person whose idea of "helping" is "exposure" while profiting himself.

the material, since you were wondering, is on "How To Slice A Loaf Of Bread" and was never released in this form or given to anyone else willingly. if you buy it, you could get it cheaper elsewhere, and so you are a twit.

please boycott and complain about this person whose morals are around his ankles. and not in a good way.

Monday, April 20, 2020

shameless pouring from empty into the void.

yes, those fun-loving pranksters from the North return again with a smile, and song and a cheery wave. long-unavailable and full of deceased people. yours to delight in once more!

more than 16 hours of deleterious and sometimes revelatory nonsense. or is it? YOU decide!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

now is not just a three-letter word.

Now is an even better time than ever for Conversational Complementation Counseling - bookings made in the month of April 25% off! 50% off bookings of 4 or more sessions! whoo! and so on.

be kind and spread the word in whichever way you can

entrance here:

opinions here:

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

ask not for whom the matter is resurrected in spite of the spirit.

and LO! it came to pass:

approximately 2 hours and 40 of your Earth minutes of misfits, idiotically neglected and unborn matter, from the entire span of the activity of that entity known as The Hafler Trio, notes, images, remastering, fiddling, nudging and coercing.

from something that did not happen to something that now is.

the collectors' item long unavailable, startlingly and most pleasingly resurrected and now revealing it's prettiest features unavailable even on the original vinyl release.

please indulge!

Friday, January 31, 2020

that which will probably outlive us all reading this now.

editing block, single-edged non-magnetic razor blades, joining tape, chinagraph pencils and a small amount of leader tape = the editing equipment for every single analogue tape splice used on a Hafler Trio release. and no, cross-fading is *not* the same as a 1/4 inch 45° splice. sorry. it isn't.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Thank You for Arguing, Swine Optional Extra.

This is Our Problem: What WIll Our Joy Be Then? 

for the first time, The Hafler Trio’s rejoinders to the first three Fovea Hex EP’s available to download. 


The Explanation. 23:28 


The Discussion. 21:56 


An Answer. 59:54 

on re-examining these artefacts, originally intended to bolster the then new and lovely EP’s by Fovea Hex (erroneously described as “reworkings” of that material - they are not), they emitted coherence and internal integrity to an extent that it was revealed; they no longer were needed or even required to support other artefacts, and now their own allotted span might now be permitted to commence. these recordings were not accompanied by texts or other artwork, and were designed to be heard on CD. therefore, in contrast to 90% of other Hafler Trio recordings, they can be presented here without loss of quality or omission of non-audio content. as it is highly unlikely that anyone would release these in any other form, here we go. the material here has been carefully remastered from the original constructions at he highest quaility technically available to Your Humble Narrator at the present time, and this is actually in excess of that of the CD releases: many details are now audible which were somewhat subdued in the originals. In Dulce Jubilo, and may all your Solstices be bright. roughly 2 hours of material. 

released January 29, 2020 

all material made un-catatonic and resurrected by that entity we know and do not love called The Hafler Trio in the first gleamings of the Year of Our Lord 2020. may this new marriage inspire countless others. 

all titles published by Freibank. 

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