Rowland S. Howard

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by teensupertiger » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:53 pm

i'd like to watch it with french subtitles ;)
i don't know if we can already buy the dvd with subtitles

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Post by BlixaFan » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:08 pm

i'll watch it with French subtitles too if that means I can see it! :D I just wish I could watch it on ABC2 online. but i'm not in Australia. and being part of the Commonwealth doesn't give me access to their TV :P

i looked around and it doesn't seem like the DVD will have French subtitles...but you never know!

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by windmill » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:07 am

Anyone watch it last night ?

It was well done with input from a variety of people and fortunately there was enough interview footage of the man himself.

Being an age contempory of him, but not a fan of the Birthday Party at the time, it was interesting to hear their views of the times compared what was in the public domain.

For these sorts of shows you wish thaey had covered more topics, I would have liked to see and hear more about Crime and the City Solution and These Immortal Souls.

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by blacktiger » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:38 am

C&TCS might be my favorite band he played in, but they'll always be treated as a side note.
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by ChrisFFTA » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:31 pm

windmill wrote:Anyone watch it last night ?

It was well done with input from a variety of people and fortunately there was enough interview footage of the man himself.

Being an age contempory of him, but not a fan of the Birthday Party at the time, it was interesting to hear their views of the times compared what was in the public domain.

For these sorts of shows you wish thaey had covered more topics, I would have liked to see and hear more about Crime and the City Solution and These Immortal Souls.
I watched it out of interest. Certainly have never been a fan of the Bad Seeds et al... but man, what a great great GREAT piece of musical doco work. Rowland was clearly a genius and ahead of his time. Clearly he inspired SY but he must have also been an inspriation for the likes of Jones and Drozd and the Lips in general and countless other bands that embrace the guitar as more then just 6 strings and some notes and chords. Rowland... wow.

And yeah, more focus on the latter part of his musical carrer would have been welcomed.

None the less, one of the finest music docos I have seen.

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by windmill » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:47 pm

It was a moving film and could easily have been twice as long.
It was interesting to see the emphasis they put on his relationships with the women in his life and with his family.

It was surprising there were no comments regarding his physical appearance, the "elfin" look of his face. Back then I wondered who was that weird looking bloke and was it done with make up ?

Was there any comment why he only played the jag all those years ?
Musically there wasn't much context eg the No Wave scene and the start of the goth-rock thing.

The comment near the end about the realisation that for most of his life he did not acknowledge his drug use had wasted so much of his time was pathos in the extreme.

Another in the long line of drug abusers who had a poor relationship with their father.

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Post by BlixaFan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:50 pm

windmill wrote:
The comment near the end about the realisation that for most of his life he did not acknowledge his drug use had wasted so much of his time was pathos in the extreme.

Another in the long line of drug abusers who had a poor relationship with their father.

Be kind to your children because they need you, now and for the future though you know it not.
it's sad isn't it :mellow: and very true. can't wait to see it.

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by ChrisFFTA » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:21 pm

He pulled a lovely tone from that Jag... thats for sure

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by BlixaFan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:31 pm

looks like my DVD shipped! apparently the February date was accurate after all! :w00t: i had expected March to be when it would ship.

anyone else get a shipping notification today?

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by teensupertiger » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:28 am

do you about subtitles in the dvd?

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by Cowboystitching » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:00 am

blacktiger wrote:His basic set-up was Jag > MXR Distortion+ > MXR Blue Box > Twin Reverb. I've read that he also used a Little Big Muff and a Roland Space Echo at various points as well.
I remember reading an interview where he said he recorded the guitar parts for 'the Friend Catcher' with a tape delay unit, though it didn't specify which.

For sometime in 80's-90's he just used a maxed out EQ into his amp and no pedals, and then sometime later he switched back to the pedals.

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by PJazzmaster » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:34 am

BlixaFan wrote:looks like my DVD shipped! apparently the February date was accurate after all! i had expected March to be when it would ship.

anyone else get a shipping notification today?

so it's only available through this australian website (for the time being)?
Or have you found any other source?

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by BlixaFan » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:02 am

PJazzmaster wrote:
BlixaFan wrote:looks like my DVD shipped! apparently the February date was accurate after all! i had expected March to be when it would ship.

anyone else get a shipping notification today?

so it's only available through this australian website (for the time being)?
Or have you found any other source?
i believe it's only available through the australian site at the moment. i haven't found any other sources, and i get the feeling that the release isn't very widespread, so it won't be available through a large variety of retailers. could be wrong though!

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by blacktiger » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:06 pm

I got a notice that mine was shipped. I didn't think it was supposed to come out until March, but I'm not complaining.
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by BlixaFan » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:41 pm

blacktiger wrote:I got a notice that mine was shipped. I didn't think it was supposed to come out until March, but I'm not complaining.
that's what i had thought as well, but the release date on the hifi page has changed to the 15th of Feb. *no complaints here either 8)

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