Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

The Milk Carton Kids Are Missing!

Saw them live myself once a few years back, and a couple of times on TV...I like them a lot, thouogh I only have one of the records...I like them better live...

Do you know anyone who is a Merzbow completist Ed?  

I think Bill Mallonee has done 79-80 records counting his Vigilantes of Love days since I first encountered him, and I thought that was a lot of records...I probably have 25 of them, and he's pretty consistently good...but an album a month for 35 years...that's nuts, even if it is "Japanese Noise"...I'm not sure what that is, but from the description, I'm getting an image of Lou Reed and "Metal Machine Music"...if it's like that, I'm going to pass...

Japanese noise is noise recorded in Japan. :) And I don’t know any completists although I’m sure there are. By the way, a close runner-up is the guitarist Buckethead...he’s another prolific musician with well over a hundred studio albums in a three year period. 

Wiki said 304 albums total for Buckethead...that's a bunch...saw some pics too...I like the KFC headgear and the mannequin mask...there was a pic of him with Bootsy Collins too, so he keeps proficient musical company...he's coming to my favorite venue, in Indy in you recommend him Ed?

He took Slash’s place in Guns N Roses which is his claim to fame. That and the bucket. Too heavy for me. 

Well, if I kept up with GNR I'd have know that...a couple of those gusy are from Indiana (Axl and Izzy), but I wasn't into them...don't hate them either, heard a couple of things I really liked by them...Slash is a good guitar player...this bucket head guy actually wore the bucket in GNR?

He always wears a bucket...even when he was in the band. 

Never heard of these guys before, glad to learn something new. Love the name. What's the deal with the handkerchief? 

Hadn't heard of Japanese noice music either so listened to some. Reminded me of this terrific line in the song Barstow by the late, great Bill Morrissey: "Don’t the freight yards sound like a drunk in a metal shop?"

They say Louis Armstrong used to play while holding a handkerchief because he hid cocaine in it. Can’t figure out Kenneth’s reason. 

Silver linings ... the best title for your column ever ... project with Joe Henry. 

(BTW Australia's psych rock band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard released five albums in 2017 while maintaining a busy touring schedule.)


As is usually the case, I came up with a title first and then wrote the column after.

And would you find it odd that I'm actually familiar with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard? I certainly do. 

Steve is right...great column title...alas, when I first read it, it didn't register...starting to wonder about myself...

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard?  I love that...Lizard Wizard is about as subtle as Whitesnake...

Saw these guys with Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, and Steve Earle in Lincoln, NE for Lampedusa.  Great, great concert.

There's some video out there of them onstage with Emmylou and Steve, sitting round and playing some tunes. Wonder of that's where they're from. 

Last video is now “restricted.”


Not here. Just checked. Are you in the US?

Yep.  In the US.  The others work fine, just not the last one.

Looks like I can’t upload a screenshot, but the message I get is “This video is restricted.  It must be approved for you to view it.”








Click on the link and let me know if you see it. This platform has been known to do strange things.

Same message.


I’m sure I could find it; I just thought you’d want to know.  And, if it’s just me, might be something weird on my iPad.

Update:  my fault.  Somehow YouTube on my iPad got set to restricted mode.

Makes sense. Everyone knows that over-exposure to two-part harmony has been linked to possible pleasure bursts exceeding your internal auditory limits, which  can cause episodes of extreme enjoyment.