thank you for your DVD program, i have learned more about Boyd Rice and
Douglas P. than i EVER knew, and that's a good thing.  i have a new,
increased respect for both of them.

i wish i could do more than purchase one DVD, but i'm really overextended

thanks for all you do, Brainwashed has been a pivotal resource for me over
the years.


Thanks for the feedback.  It seems a lot of people are overextended these days! 


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Brainwashed, Radio

I'm listening to James Blackshaw's 'O True Believers' which arrived in the mail from Amazon today, so I thought it was as good a time as any to drop you guys a line and say how completely awesome Jon Whitney's Brainwashed radio podcast is. I've been listening to it since podcast 48, so that makes it over a year now that brainwashed has provided me with quality music and exposed me to many new artists.
Deerhunter, James Blackshaw, Jessica Bailiff
It's rekindled my long-dormant interest in Current 93 (Tibet hosting the podcast some time ago helped).
'The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid' should be arriving soon as well.
And of course there are many other artists whose songs are floating around in the back of my head from all those podcasts, whose albums I'll eventually look up and love just as much my current favourites, 'Cryptograms' and 'A Vintage Burden'.
Here's to 100 more podcasts.

Thanks for writing and especially listening! 
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I just LOOOOVE Brainwashed the Podcast Edition... I usualy post it in my Multiply's page, so my friends could hear it too...

It's too dificult to get into the podcast if u arenot using itunes........ And theres no history, so.... I've got to collect my podcasts every week and store them....

Welll, long life to Brainwashed, the most interesting label (and why not, musical information website) I ever known...

Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Thanks a ton for listening and writing!  You should be able to get the Podcast just by putting the XML URL in your aggregator.  Try it. 

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Jonathan Dean email

I would appreciate Jonathan Dean's email. He (or you if it is you) is a complete moron.  If he writes such stupid crap about people struggling to make music - and working will little kids so they can - he ought to be able to take whatever he dishes out. Making this music to cash in? Outsider music? Untalented 5 year old kids who don't sound like million dollar big label budgets? What an  idiot.

Moreover, if you are not this idiot, given that there is virtually no magazine or even internet magazine that will cover this kind of work, why must you rely on morons without ears or knowledge to review people's work? Can't you find people who either know about music or its context? Musicians can't ask people to like what they do, but this jerkoff is way beyond that.

Tell you what: since you are obviously upset, go ahead and just reply
to this message and let the expletives fly.  Say whatever you want.
When I see the message pop up in my Inbox, I will simply delete it
without reading it.  That way you will get some much-needed catharsis,
and I can get on with my day.

Read my review carefully and make sure you really have an objection to
it before going around the bend calling total strangers names like
"moron" and "jerkoff."  The review was a sincere piece of writing by
someone who knows quite a bit about music, and about your past work.
It was a well-considered review, and I tried to be as diplomatic as
possible, but it was impossible to give this CD a positive review.
This is just an opinion, not the final word.  We provided brief track
excerpts and a link to your site, so people can make up their own
minds.  This is probably more publicity than the project deserved, in
my opinion.

A tip for the future:  if you don't want bad reviews, don't send out
promos of your work.  If you don't want people to view your work
critically, try not to put disingenuous quotes on the promo sheet that
claim that this or that song is "the best song ever."

And, anyway, shouldn't the kids be writing me to complain, Dave?  I
mean, you do claim that they wrote and performed all of the tracks on
the album, don't you?  This is another thing that made is easy to pick
on you; the fact that the album was credited to someone who admittedly
didn't write or perform any of the tracks.  Sound a bit like

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Are all the Eye DVD volumes in print available?
I'm a little confused by the sequence of the catalog numbers.
Are there any price breaks on ordering the whole set?

1. yes they're available
2. the break in the numbers is sort of an odd thing - volume 04, 05, 08, 09, and 11 were made but not all of the artists have confirmed approval of the volumes being issued, so they're indefinitely shelved. volume 10 was included with the first 50 copies of the BRAIN010 7". volume 834 and 032 were special somehow so they got special catalogue numbers!  maybe one day the gaps will be filled.
3. no, sorry, they're all used to raise funds for operational costs of brainwashed and things like that.

thanks for your interest!

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I've just clocked 10 hours and 17 minutes of listening to your stream today whilst sadly getting my head round some hard programming I'm doing for the little charitable farm at which I work and for the first time ever I have heard a brainwashed announcement. Very amusing. Loving the Kirk (he's from round here by the way) and am awestruck by Diamanda Galas. Wunderbar. Keep it up.  More Burroughs interludes!

Thanks for listening! 

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Greetings the Brainwashed Staff & Crew,

We would be in a delight to join our forces with your prepared Brainwaves
spectacular, and are prepared to remain flexible and attentive to your
acceptance, should you  feel positive to include us on the schedule.

The festival is full and we're not interested in any more performers. 

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godspeed you! black emperor tour dates

I was wondering if you can confirm or deny that godspeed you! black emperor
will be on tour in North American in July/August.  Their web site shows tour
dates in my area (Seattle/Portland/Vancouver), but the venues listed do not
have the band on their concert shedules.  Thanks in advance for your help.

You stupid numbskull, it says Silver Mt. Zion tour dates.  Don't go, just don't go, sit at home and listen to your fucking Thom Yorke solo CD and Coldplay CDs. 

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older eye episodes

why can't i vew the older episodes of the eye? why i try to whatch them it just
takes me back to the home page. I can watch most of the ones on the first page,
so i know that my quicktime is working fine. any ideas? i'd really like to
watch the hrvatski and the wolf eye episodes.

Oops, sorry, time to fix that... 

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out hud lyrics

i need the lyrics to this is for you.  i can't find them anywhere.  can you
help me?

They're printed in the CD and LP.  BUY THEM. 

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you just played Hox- Knot.....i can not find them on the interweb...can you
help me locate a cd or cd's please?  and thank you

brainwsahed.com/wire has the most Hox info we have. 

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Brainwaves Festival

Hello! On Saturday April 22nd 2006 I purchased one weekend ticket to the
Brainwaves Fest as well as one sticker and one T shirt. This was payed for
through Paypal and my Paypal account does not have my name attached to it, only
my wifes name. Am I going to have problems getting my tickets and other items
because of this? Thank you very much, look forward to hearing from you

It's cool. 

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A heaping platter of hot fresh kudos

Yes, whatever kudos are exactly, you folks certainly deserve a heaping helping
of them.  I'm so glad I discovered the brainwashed site.  The information and
artists there are excellent, with many fascinating links to the great ether
beyond.  The radio station is very fine, though I wish it had at least a notch
higher bitrate than the 64 kb mp3 stream I've been listening to (please let me
know if there is a higher quality stream).  And the podcase is truly a treat,
one of the very best music podcasts I've yet encountered.

So, just wanted to thank you and wish your orgaization and all the gremlins who
dwell within a long and prosperous future.


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apes of naples

i'm from naples and long time fan , since start of the 80's
so you can immagine my curiosity to know , why ape of naples?

No idea. 

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brainwaves fest

hey, i just read about this brainwaves fest and was wondering if you are still
looking for acts to play.

brainwashed rules!

Sorry, but all the bands have been invited, there will be more announcements we imagine soon. 

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new brainwashed tshirts

hi.  what type of shirt is this printed on?  american apparel?

thanks in advance,

Fruit of the Loom. 

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hey guys. first of all, congrats on some very killer bands.  second of all, was
wondering of you were interested in any new projects now or if i should save my
time, demos and postage money for the meantime.  we are a very
young band - meaning i have been the single contributor for some time now and
just recently compiled a demo of ten songs.  the mixing is sub par and the
drums are crap since they're mainly taken from reason and battery.  *software
drums and bass don't generally mesh well with mic'd guitars.  however, i
recently found three others to complete the band and am currently building a
personal studio just south of nashville, tn.  let me know if it would be worth
my while to pack and mail a demo for your critique comments.  much respect.

Sorry, not interested. 

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ta for your site &...

may i have releases to air & promote on radio here in australia please?...

Get on the Brainwashed email list and ask next time we release something and have stuff to give out.

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this brainwashed radio is one of the best things that happend to me these days.

thank you guys!

p.s.: i wouldnt even mind if there were a few ads, because this is that good.

all the best

No ads necessary. 

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It Just Is...

Do you know of anywhere to get a copy of IT JUST IS...in Memorium .. Jhonn
Balance?  I have looked on-line...no one has it...Thighpaulsandra's site is
sold out....would love to hear the whole thing....Christ's Teeth fuckin' kicks

and thanks so much for the free Matmos disc...awesome!!

Keep looking. 

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