GRAYVEN cant audio 004, November 2003
TRACK 1we can't put that (01.18)

TRACK 2 vier: of a grey planet (02.39)
it's grey down south (00.54)
the merits of public art 1993-2003 (07.53)
TRACK 3 scotland-lithuania (03.35)
host town (07.19)
TRACK 4grayven is the colour of hope (14.28)

Gave up smoking on Wednesday 9th July 2003 at 22.22. Filmed the last ever cigarette here and started taking Zyban. Be very, very careful, a close friend warned, once you take it, the edge is removed from your creativity and you never get that back. Itís like a grey cloud where once there were little voices of creative options. During the next few months the audio work GRAYVEN was produced under this cloud. Tracks 2-4 had been begun before, with some dating back to 1989, and GRAYVEN was an attempt at reworking all three into something new. A challenge to ZYBAN.

In Lithuania, every phone call is peppered with gerai (pronounced gerr-ray) meaning great, cool, OK. 2003 is the tenth anniversary of a public art commission in Hamilton that was the subject of a Radio Scotland debate. It basically turned a car park from deep deep grey to green, and caused a stir. It removed the grey from a kind of grey area and ďwas heavily criticised by as number of citizensĒ.

The grey project began in 1989 after seeing Gerhard Richterís monochromes and vier: of a grey planet includes a big nod to the KLFís itís grim up north, the work of radiotopia and the sound collages produced by Kurt Cobain as used in cantaudio3; remixes for the mind rather than the body. The 1979/Raven section was inspired by a conversation with Pavel BŁchler at the Baldessari opening at The Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester about buying records from the year exactly prior to the year you bought your first vinyl, ie when music wasnít a product but something in the ether. host town began on a cold dull grey January in Newcastle in 2003 and is remixed during a cold grey Liverpool in October/November of the same year.

GRAYVEN is cantaudio4, the ongoing series of audio works that are purposefully ecelctic, and desparately ridden with the pressure of getting everything down like those early public enemy LPs.

TRACK 1 we can't put that (01.18)

Produced last after reading Hugh Cornwall's interviews with Jim Drury in 'the stranglers, song by song' (WS Bookwell, 2001). (on 'ice')... "was a track that Martin (Rushent) would never have entertained. Martin would have said "We can't put that on the album. It's not a song."
TRACK 2 vier: of a grey planet (02.39)


unwrapping first Zyban pill, 2 July 2003

things should be black & white, but never grey, Rover advert, circa 1999

entering fact centre, liverpool - greyworld

iíve spoken to gary, andy twaddle, bbc scotland

iíll try you on your mobile, bill drummondís international grey

everyone lives in fear: act of fear

fears of guns, birthday party

cheers, bye now, bill drummondís international grey

fear is a manís best friend, john cale

think the money, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

alan itís bill drummond here, bill drummondís international grey

when they cleaned it up, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

theyíre just coming back from the duplicater now, andy twaddle, bbc scotland

the money could probably have been better spent elsewhere, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

cheers mate, bye, bye, andy twaddle, bbc scotland

think the money could have been put to better use, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

scanner, fact centre

is a manís best friend - john cale

even when iím old and grey - frank sinatra

even when iím old and grey - julio englasias & frank sinatra

grey day - madness

when they cleaned it up - Radio Scotland Speaking Out, 1993

fade to grey - intro - visage

warning, warning nuclear attack - specials (man at c&a)

for example, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

old age pensioners, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

and yet theyíre spending £50,000 on that? no! bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

and now alongside motorways, itís municipal or public _____ and itís paid for by _____ but do we ______ and do we have a say _______? Today, citizen art critics are speaking out / out speaking are critics art citizen today, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

intro, roll call, pete murphy

i come from kaunas and my language is lithuanian

gerai

my guest today is the German painter Gerhard Richter, a master of exquisite obscurity; his subjects include ordinary objects such as chairs and candles, and houses, and portraits of the famous

on a long and winding grey paved street, roll call, pete murphy

TRACK 2
it's grey down south (00.54)

alabama the doors, america spearhead, arizona the orb, australia stranglers, bangkok alex chilton, berlin lou reed, birmingham sex pistols, brazil simple minds, cambodia dead kennedys, chicago nick cave, glasgow meteors, live in glasgow 1983, glesga the cramps, live in glasgow 1986, forgive me, stupid americans the cramps, hong kong siouxsie and the banshees, india big star, iran stranglers, israel siouxsie and the banshees, japan stranglers, l.a. blockbusters, liverpool beautiful south, liverpool blockbusters, london anti-nowhere league, los angeles the stranglers, miami the beatles, manchester the smiths, nebraska bruce springsteen, paris, france the stranglers, philadelphia bruce springsteen, philadelphia magazine, rotterdam beautiful south, san francisco the residents, texas butthole surfers, ulster stiff little fingers
TRACK 2

the merits of public art 1993-2003 (07.53)

old grey cat

cold and grey, cranberries

cold and grey, eilert pilarm

cold and grey, nevrez caliskan

cold and grey, nick cave

cold and grey, ryan pelton

cold and grey, dr kingsize

if youíre worried about the merits of public art, or the cost, call me, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

it looks like, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

i wasnít even informed, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

it looks like, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

i certainly wasnít consulted, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

youíll be my, blockbusters: long haired lover from liverpool

and the latest offering is in hamilton, where the walls of the town centre car park have been, well, garishly painted and heavily criticised by a number of citizens, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

the grey race, bad religion

a most strange looking place, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

in these present days of financial pressure, unemployment and deep cuts in public expenditure, what on earth can justify diverting thousands of pounds from hard pressed welfare and housing needs into paintings, murals, relief sculptures and all sorts of big art? bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

and letís hear from tom muir, a local resident, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

it looks like, eh, army camouflage to me actually, i really find it beyond description, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

when you come round the corner in a car you suddenly see this thing that looks probably an army barracks which has been camouflaged to keep the enemy from knowing that itís there, i really find it beyond description, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

the grey land is falling, killing joke: we have joy

itís like a procession towards a battle or something, it looks like the procession to the battle of the boyne, i really find it beyond description, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

what does it mean? what is it? bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

bottles and cans, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

fade to grey

what does it mean? what is it? bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

rohbau: grau in grau

their house was getting painted, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

now i think thatís an indictment of 199 society, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

iím a barbie girl, in a barbie world, yasmin & levi notman, carlisle, 1997

i really donít think it does anything to help the people in the area of hamilton at all, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

grey, teenage jesus & the jerks: burning rubber

well thereís been suggestions the money couldíve been better spent on something to help the people of hamilton but are you against money being spent on public art? bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

medeaconnection: grey in the grey morning

grey sky to blue, abc: look of love

all i see is grey, husker du: standing in the rain

i think, i donít think, you must encourage people to have art in a public place, tom muir, bbc radio scotland, speaking out, 1993

this song is called the black and the grey, the demics: the black and the grey

guitar, julio jaramillo: nube gris

nothing, nothing but grey

yoohoo otto, havenít seen you for years, come and pimp for me like old times, oh, why did carla hire a moron like that? may as well have hired him for a bolshoi ballet, ah give it up george, itís over, itís not a fighting war, not like in our day, itís grey, beryl reid as conny, smileyís people

grey lagoon, roxy music

headache grey, rem: daysleeper

theyíre painting your life with a permanent grey, the beat: all out to get you

cold grey ashes, charlie cake park, the mekons:

she sees nothing but grey, legendary pink dots: belladonna

the grey land, killing joke: we have joy

cold grey light, elton john

silent and grey, morrissey: everyday is like sunday

and even when iím old and grey, frank sinatra:

isnít it really cosy in here? cranberries

staring out on the grey street

a thousand shades of grey

cold and grey, cranberries

shades of grey

providence, sonic youth (gerhard richter sleeve)

TRACK 3 scotland-lithuania (03.35)

Scotland-Lithuania, Hampden Park, Saturday 11.10.03, between 65th and 85th minute, edited from radio 5 recording.
TRACK 3
host town (07.19)

Iím the man in grey, specials: man at c&a

zyban is here

he wants to stay out, he don't want to go h(ome), specials: stereotype

(gh)ost town, specials: ghost town

he wants to go out, but he has to stay h(ome), specials: stereotype

(gh)ost town, specials: ghost town

this town, is coming like a, specials: stereotype

(g)host town, specials: ghost town

all the clubs are, specials: ghost town

just a stereotype, specials: stereotype (repeat)

bottles and cans, angie stone (free hmv cd, don't pay for dance)

liscard techno tales, apple mac (see belfast 1998)

what does it feel like, felix da housecat (free hmv cd, don't pay for dance)

is this the in place to be? specials, nite klub

ad-is-dad (work in progress)

ERP-LIV-OOL (web download)

grey is the colour of hope, irene ratushinskaya

ban zyban is here

we are available to..., bbc radio scotland, 1993

i just wanted to check, andy twaddle, bbc scotland

the dark rainy, specials: stereotype

music played, specials: ghost town

on the dance floor, specials: ghost town

the dark rainy, specials: stereotype

dancefloor, specials: ghost town

doesn't really exist, specials: stereotype

the doctor said, specials: stereotype

all the clubs, specials: ghost town

won't play no more, specials: ghost town

the doctor said, specials: stereotype

bands, specials: ghost town

won't, specials: ghost town

really exist, specials, stereotype

repeat chorus

stereotype (40%)

who's the grey man? here

TRACK 4 grayven is the colour of hope (14.28)

The Stranglersí 1979 LP The Raven: 11 tracks merged together, words removed: longships, the raven, dead loss angeles, ice, baroque bordello, nuclear device, shah shah a go go, donít bring harry, duchess, meninblack, genetix


(Apocalypse Now released)

iíll never look into your eyes again, the doors: the end

basically, basically, s-cally, essential logic: wake up

i donít know where to start, magazine: back to nature

the people are dying, bob marley: one drop

ooohhh-aaah, blondie: heart of glass

to get a breath of fresh air, boys next door: death by drowning

i accuse you, members: offshore banking business

although nothing seems right, gary numan: cars

giant steps are what you take, the police: walking on the moon

la la la la la la la, dickies: banana splits

touch me baby, I go half wild, cramps: the way I walk

ainít he cute? no he ainít , specials: too much too young

I donít believe in a word they said, japan: suburban berlin

will tear us apart, joy division: love will tear us apart

you need hands to brush away the tears, sex pistols/malcolm mclaren: you need hands

instrumental, bauhaus: bela lugosiís dead

rock, rock, rock, rock, the ramones: rockíníroll high school

and guess whoís dying, roxy music: dance away

way of talking about what I couldnít say to all the boys at work, scritti politti: confidence

slide down the banister, take the escalator, siouxsie & the banshees: staircase mystery

she doesnít mind the language itís the beatings she canít take, squeeze: cool for cats

no dark sarcasm, pink floyd, the wall

from my window Iím staring as my coffee goes cold, nick lowe: is she really going out with him?

look behind me eyes, you donít wanna know what they have seen, frank zappa: token of my extreme

I never know which version Iím going to be, I seem to have so many choices open to me, wire: 40 versions

good timing, beach boys: good times

my head really hurts, if I donít find a way out of here, black flag: nervous breakdown

all the time, bad brains: pay to cum

with anxiety, the ruts: babylonís burning

this is just another song, swell maps: another song

with just our minds, bad brains: pay to cum

I donít have the time to pray, only ones: from here to eternity

everyone has their price, the pop group: we are all prostitutes

are you, au pairs: you

we should have, shouldíve got it right, we should have, shouldíve got it right tonight, echo & the bunnymen: pictures on my wall

the evil I see sends bad vibrations through me, adam & the antz: tabletalk

so I listen to the radio, smoke a cigarette, slits: ping pong affair

oh, oh, buggles: video killed the radio star


why donít you dance with me? B52ís: dance this mess around

a place where nothing ever happens, talking heads: heaven

keep on, michael jackson: donít stop Ďtil you get enough

so tonight iím gonna party like itís, prince: 1999

1979, smashing pumpkins: 1979

sad things known to man, but ainít too much sadder than, beat: tears of a clown

what she did was hard to believe, klark kent: too cool to kalypso

I tried to laugh about it, cover it all up with lies, I tried to laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes, but, the cure: boys donít cry

sheís out of my life, michael jackson: sheís out of my life

lifeís an illusion, love is the dream, lifeís the illusion, love is a dream, lifeís the illusion, love is a dream, buzzcocks: everybodyís happy nowadays

Ďcos they ainít got government licence, the clash: capital radio

I said now is the time to, james chance & contortions: contort yourself

ah, youíre a good lad, fall: music scene

I didnít want to see the film tonight, madness: my girl

I bought an A-Z guide book, jam: strange town

Iím tired of the soup de jour, devo: smart patrol/mr. dna

music to march to, killing joke: war dance

stars, art attacks: punk rock stars

no one saw the ambulance, undertones: jimmy jimmy

canít quite take it in, dexyís midnight runners: Iím just looking

she picked me up and sat me on her knee, raincoats: lola

ainít you, kleenex: ainít you

john peel, skids: tv stars

yeah, xtc: making plans for n igel

instrumental, yellow magic orchestra: computer game

broken english, marianne faithful: broken english

and I could not share, adam & the antz: deutscher girls

I guess the bruises wonít show if she wears long sleeves, but the space in her eyes, shows through, david bowie, repetition

the cassette played, public image: poptones

ooooohh, the damned: smash it up

alternating, throbbing gristle: hamburger lady

electricity, omd: electricity

she doesnít think so, gang of four: I found that essence rare

can you hear those people behind me? delta 5: mind your own business

with anxiety, ruts: babylonís burning

oh lord, oh lord, selecter: too much pressure

drum sounds, flying lizards: money

donít you wind me up, Ďcos i might get excited, jane aire & the belvideres: wind up

I tried to get to you, joy division: insight (end of unknown pleasures)

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