It'd been a while since we'd
seen Stan Batcow (of Pumf Records infamy), so I'll be honest, I'd completely
forgotten he'd said something about doing a remix of In My World, I Am A
Writer Of Some Repute last time he was over. By this time, we'd actually
forgiven him for messing with our Easter classic, Jesus Is Dead (Let's
Eat Chocolate!) and turning it into Jesus Has Risen (Let's Mow The
Lawn!), so when I got the e-mail in March, it was something of a
pleasant surprise, even though he confessed that by the time he had
finished, it ceased to be a remix of a Magic Bullet 'song' (does that word
even apply to us?) and had become a Howl in the Typewriter one instead,
albeit based around audio extracted from ours. And yes, he's absolutely
right, doesn't sound much like one of ours at all. Having said that, it's
quite a funky piece of electro groove with some cool avant garde touches and
a few recognisable bits from our original. We like it. Actually, when we
first heard it, it was on You Tube with a rather groovy accompanying video
Stan had made, kind of a 60's psychotronic vibe to it, we liked that too.
Click on the video still below to watch. No adverts, promise...
And it didn't end there, then
"Jamie (who's been on Godspunk
a few times under different aliases, usually with the word 'Gonk' in the
band name) is putting together a compilation and asked for a Howl track. I
sent him the link to the Mmatterialisation Chamber video and he likes
it - are you happy for it to be used on a compilation?"
Is Donald Trump a pathetic
excuse for humanity? Absolutely we are. Jamie, it turned out, ran a netlabel
called Shack In The Barley Productions, one we were previously unaware of,
and with typical Bulletine luck, just as we made a new friend, we noticed
the announcement on the release;
"This collection marks the
ending of Shack in the Barley Productions after 20 years of DIY activity."