JUNE 2015

Mostly solo vocal and keyboard performances, augmented by other numbers with backing tracks to highlight Mr. Williams' dancing skills. PLUS... special GUEST vocalists!

Monday June 15 - U.S.A. SENDOFF
Philadelphia
Bourbon and Branch, 705 N 2nd St
with Destroying Angel and Aerial Ruin
https://www.facebook.com/events/1591989574381484/

Friday, July 3
Barcelona, Spain
Niu Espai d'Art
with Escama Serrada
https://www.facebook.com/events/1614269958816162/

Saturday, July 4
PRIVATE PARTY - Sorry. (Happy U.S. Independence Day!)

Tuesday, July 7
Copenhagen, Denmark
with Rat-Alarm and Niss Stricker
UnderWerket
ValgŒrdsvej 2, K¾lderen, 2500 Valby
https://www.facebook.com/events/765894903528209/

Friday, July 10
Paris, France
opening for Spiritual Front (Simone, solo acoustic)
Bateau EL ALAMEIN
CAFE CONCERT - Au pied de la BNF
Port de la Gare - Paris 13e (revised)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1076057905745102/

Saturday, July 11
London, UK
opening for Hidden Place, Lupi Gladius, Black Light Ascension, While Angels Watch + Dj Blackdeath 1334 (Francesca)
Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ
https://www.facebook.com/events/306179319591347/

Tomorrow is always a rumor, of course. As these first ever performances are possibly last ever performances in some of these cities, all song requests submitted in advance will be respectfully considered, based on musical viability in a live solo context, as well as adherence to local laws and customs regarding personal expression.

Tour Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1594728900744346/


January 2013

NEW DAVID E. WILLIAMS FULL-LENGTH CD

Spring/ Summer 2013
Old Europa Cafe Records





February 2012

Cut Hands

 

- August 2011 -

BLOOD AXIS EUROPEAN TOUR SUMMER 2011
with David E. Williams on keyboard!
http://www.facebook.com/BloodAxisMusic

Friday, August 19 · 8:00pm
w/Andrew King, Allerseelen
The Steeple - Waregem, Belgium

Saturday, August 20 · 7:30pm
w/Andrew King, Barditus
Theater Fabrik - Leipzig, Germany

Monday, August 22 · 8:00pm
w/David E. Williams (solo), Die Weisse Rose
Lygten Station - Copenhagen, Denmark

Wednesday, August 24 · 8:00pm
w/MAA
Kuudes linja
Helsinki, Finland

Friday, August 26
MÊNUO JUODARAGIS XIV Festival
Zarasai, Lithuania


HEY,
David E. Williams
is ALWAYS posting
something interesting on
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/people/David-E-Williams/1129773203

(not a "fan" page, it's actually me!)





- May 2011 -

Welcome to the second decade of the 21st century, where...

All Five Full-Length
David E. Williams
albums are now
available on iTunes!

Shop and download here!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/david-e-williams/id216314686

Entire albums $9.99
Individual Tracks 99 cents


Jerome Deppe in Concert
in Baltimore
with David E. Williams, Adrina Marie and
Tristan Deppe as his Backup Band!

Saturday, May 14 · 6:30pm
Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road 410-832-2665
Towson, Maryland 21204

Part of a Jerome Deppe art show with selections from
the large format graphic novel - Showtunes for the
Damned - on display until May 31, 2011.


COMING IN AUGUST!!!
David E. Williams joins
the legendary Blood Axis as
keyboard player
on their European Tour.


HEY,
David E. Williams
is ALWAYS posting
something interesting on
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/people/David-E-Williams/1129773203

(not a "fan" page, it's actually me!)





- December 2010 -

now available...
the first official new D.E.W. release in nearly 2 years!

THE DAVID E. WILLIAMS
ENSEMBLE
EXPERIENCE
PROJECT

7” 4-SONG VINYL EP
Ur Muzik / Tesco USA (NATO003/UR004)

Gert Flirts with Dirt Shirt Bert
A Million Margarets
Soul Out of Shell
Scratch Not Now

First Edition Limited to 300 Copies

Check out this video of “Gert Flirts With Dirt Shirt Bert” (directed by Thomas Nola!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEwBrc0UxYc

Nearly a quarter-century into a staggering solo career, DAVID E. WILLIAMS has decided to join a band.  Granted, the DAVID E. WILLIAMS ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE PROJECT is a band that bears his name, but it still signifies the first time our favorite noir singer-songwriter has collaborated so freely on new songs with other musicians.  He wrote these tunes as he normally does -- at the piano, in the kitchen, under heavy sorrow (of course!) -- but the final arrangements represent the creative contribution of five people working together like... well, a rock band.  Man.

Don’t be afraid.  We know that the transition from dark cult music to classic rock has failed for many others.  Many, many others.

But here, the result is a DAVID E. WILLIAMS release where his trademark absurdity ad profundum is equally matched by organic breadth, pop majesty and catchy subversion.   We dare you not to sing along!

The suitcase is full of quarters.  And love escapes like butterflies from a carcass.  And a third of an omelet, indeed, makes an egg. 

Ladies and Gentlemen:  THE DAVID E. WILLIAMS ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE PROJECT!  David E. Williams - Vocals and Keyboards / Jerome Deppe - Guitar and Backing Vocals / Ruston Grosse - Drums / Tristan Deppe - Bass / Adrina Hanson - Violin / special guest star  Jane Elizabeth as “Gert”

$7.99

+ $3 U.S. shipping

+$6 international shipping

 

All customers ordering before December 15, 2010, will receive download access to an exclusive mp3 of a solo keyboard and vocal version of “A Million Margarets.”

 


HEY,
David E. Williams
is ALWAYS posting
something interesting on
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/people/David-E-Williams/1129773203

(not a "fan" page, it's actually me!)





- November 2010 -

Come see the
DAVID E. WILLIAMS
ENSEMBLE
EXPERIENCE
PROJECT!

opening for
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS
in Philadelphia
A Village Green Production
21+ / $20
Advance tickets:
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/16487


Meanwhile, is your turntable ready for the
DAVID E. WILLIAMS
ENSEMBLE
EXPERIENCE
PROJECT?
Our 4-song 7-inch EP is coming in late Autumn
from Ur Muzik and NATO/Tesco USA.
Details and pre-order opportunities in just a few more weeks!

We're aiming to provide you with the greatest holiday gift idea imaginable!


HEY,
David E. Williams
is ALWAYS posting
something interesting on
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/people/David-E-Williams/1129773203

(not a "fan" page, it's actually me!)





- October 2010 -

Come see the
DAVID E. WILLIAMS
ENSEMBLE
EXPERIENCE
PROJECT!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
at GERM in Fishtown, Philadelphia, USA

See us again on Monday, November 1. Opening for the Legendary
Pink Dots?? DETAILS TO FOLLOW in our next installment.


Meanwhile, is your turntable ready for the
DAVID E. WILLIAMS
ENSEMBLE
EXPERIENCE
PROJECT?
Our 4-song 7-inch EP is coming in late Autumn
from Ur Muzik and NATO/Tesco USA.
Details and pre-order opportunities in a month or so!


JEROME DEPPE NEWS!

First...
Jerome’s astounding and acclaimed CD/Graphic Novel
Showtunes for the Damned is now available as a digital release
from Verge of Light.

You can download from bandcamp:
http://jeromedeppe.bandcamp.com/album/showtunes-for-the-damned

Or from iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/showtunes-for-the-damned/id393752592

(Heck, while you’re on iTunes, why not extract some choice David E. Williams cuts:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/david-e-williams/id216314686)

Of course, Showtunes for the Damned was originally released with a
magnificent graphic novel-style lyric book (that’s BOOK and NOT
booklet). Immerse yourself in the full multimedia experience for just a
few dollars more at: http://jeromedeppe.com/showtunes.html

Second...
A retrospective of Jerome’s art photography hangs at GERM
during October and November.

TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS:
JEROME DEPPE AND CHUCK VAN ZYL
October 1, 2010 through November 20, 2010
Germ Books and Gallery
2005 Frankford Avenue
(Fishtown) Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-423-5002
www.germbooks.com
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 1, 5-9PM

It’s actually a busy quarter for the Deppe. Get the full art show run
down here:
http://www.jeromedeppe.com/exhibits.html


HEY,
David E. Williams
is ALWAYS posting
something interesting on
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/people/David-E-Williams/1129773203

(not a “fan” page, it’s actually me!)





- July 2010 -

A summer of compilation,
a summer of collaboration...

While you await your next extended dose of
D.E.W., we present these other fine products that
feature his throat and keys. Depending on your
interest and taste, you will likely find satisfaction!


For instance, by weird coincidence, I have
exclusive songs coming out on two separate
compilations being released almost
simultaneously at two different ends of the
cultural spectrum.

Manifest Destiny
Compilation CD on Triskele

Mr. Williams contributes an exclusive recording, “The Soil of Langemark” (regarding an early battle in the First World War), to this “ambitious compilation which spotlights American artists working within the dominantly European Post-Industrial, Experimental, and Neofolk fields.” David’s song was mostly written in the late 1990’s but not recorded until November 2008. Other participants include Luftwaffe, Cult Of Youth, Valence, In Ruin, Awen, Gnomonclast, Verdandi, C.O.T.A., Eric K., H8! and Steel Hook Prostheses.

Available from http://triskele.bigcartel.com/.

Monkees in the Rabbit Hole
A Monkees Tribute CD
on Disque de Lapin

“Here I Come, Walkin’ Down the Street.” So sings Mr. Williams in his version of “The Monkees TV Show Theme,” simultaneously excoriating and fetishizing baby boomer hubris. Perhaps it’s baby boombris. Also participating -- with possibly different agendas -- are Naevus, Jerome Deppe, Les Paradisiers, Jim Ether, 1997EV, Eliot Wilder, Thomas Nola and Oval Portraits.

Available from www.eskimofilms.com!

Williams / Canady Reunion!
Limited Edition Audiocassette by
THE URGE WITHIN!

Way out there like 180 degrees from noir pop songwriterland, Mr. Williams has also collaborated in extreme experimental electronics with one Mr. Jonathan Canady. Best known as the duo responsible for the power electronics classic G.R. by DEATHPILE (ask around about it), Jon and David have also shown a (relatively) mellower side with their “dark ambient death industrial project,” THE URGE WITHIN.
REGARDING THIS CASSETTE: “The new tape by THE URGE WITHIN (Jonathan Canady and David E. Williams)... is best described as dark heavy electronics. This release consists of two brand new tracks and a couple of songs from 2002, one from the long out of print FIELD TALES comp (Hospital Productions / Peel Back the Sky), and one that is previously unreleased. This is the latest release on Jonathan Canady’s label Malsonus www.malsonus.com Blood Red Sun is a C-62 cassette (30 min on Side A, approx 16 min on Side B), with a full color cover in a norelco style case and is limited to 50 hand numbered copies.
The price is $9 U.S. / $12 World (postage paid). Paypal is accepted at malsonus (at) yahoo (dot) com”

David E. does Davide!
Williams Contributes Vocals to
new Albireon CD:
MR. NIGHTBIRD HATES BLUEBERRIES

David sings three of Davide Borghi’s songs as part of an exciting and truly “all star neofolk” cast that also includes Lloyd James of Naevus, Sonne Hagal, Future Whirl, and Die Weisse Rose! Wow! “Graced by great emotional neo folk ballads and more experimental gloomy soundscapes... these great artists ... perfectly paint the sad main character, in his struggling pilgrimage toward love, loss, forgiveness and rebirth, but all seen through the drunk eye of the mocking spiders.” Mr. Williams even makes some impressionistic bird noises in one of the tunes! Available from www.oldeuropacafe.com.

By another coincidence: 2 other formerly out-of-print
releases with guest appearances by David E. Williams
are available once again from the Old Europa Cafe!

Naevus PERFECTION IS A PROCESS, CD, orig 2004.
One of the band’s earliest concatenations of neofolk with postpunk AND (there’s no denyin’ it) Britpop. Includes Mr. Williams piano stylings on “Don’t Boil (Version 2).” Available at www.oldeuropacafe.com and elsewhere.
Nazi UFO Commander STRANGE MONASTERIES, CD, orig 2005.
David plays synth on one track from this strange and anonymous project (possibly Italian?). Definitely, the only time you’ll hear him share sonic space with actual “field recordings” of black holes, other galaxies, the angry moon, etc.
We have EXTREMELY LIMITED copies of STRANGE MONASTERIES in stock for $14 postpaid.

Also Back in Stock after a long absence:
David E. Williams
HOPE SPRINGS A TURTLE
(Old Europa Cafe, 2004)
$14 postpaid


HEY,
David E. Williams
is ALWAYS posting
something interesting on
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/people/David-E-Williams/1129773203





- June 2010 -

THE URGE WITHIN in Concert
Saturday, June 26, 7PM, $5
Germ Books and Gallery
FISHTOWN, Philadelphia, USA

Way out there like 180 degrees from noir pop songwriterland, Mr. Williams has also collaborated in extreme experimental electronics with one Mr. Jonathan Canady. Best known as the duo responsible for the power electronics classic G.R. by DEATHPILE (ask around about it), Jon and David have also shown a (relatively) mellower side with their “dark ambient death industrial project,” THE URGE WITHIN. And now, partly in celebration of Canady’s visual art show in the Germ Gallery, THE URGE WITHIN makes its debut live performance (rumored to coincide with release of a limited edition cassette tape), along side Pharmakon, Sweeping the Noise Floor and Sexual Assault Rifle.

David E. does Davide!
Williams Contributes Vocals to
new Albireon CD:
MR. NIGHTBIRD HATES BLUEBERRIES

David sings three of Davide Borghi’s songs as part of an exciting and truly “all star neofolk” cast that also includes Lloyd James of Naevus, Sonne Hagal, Future Whirl, and Die Weisse Rose! Wow! “Graced by great emotional neo folk ballads and more experimental gloomy soundscapes... these great artists ... perfectly paint the sad main character, in his struggling pilgrimage toward love, loss, forgiveness and rebirth, but all seen through the drunk eye of the mocking spiders.” Mr. Williams even makes some impressionistic bird noises in one of the tunes! Available from www.oldeuropacafe.com.

by coincidence:
2 other formerly out-of-print releases
with guest appearances
by David E. Williams
are available once again
from the Old Europa Cafe!

Naevus PERFECTION IS A PROCESS, CD, orig 2004.
One of the band’s earliest concatenations of neofolk with postpunk AND (there’s no denyin’ it) Britpop. Includes Mr. Williams piano stylings on “Don’t Boil (Version 2).” Available at www.oldeuropacafe.com and elsewhere.

Nazi UFO Commander STRANGE MONASTERIES, CD, orig 2005.
David plays synth on one track from this strange and anonymous project (possibly Italian?). Definitely, the only time you’ll hear him share sonic space with actual “field recordings” of black holes, other galaxies, the angry moon, etc.
We have EXTREMELY LIMITED copies of STRANGE MONASTERIES in stock for $14 postpaid.

Also Back in Stock after a long absence:
David E. Williams
HOPE SPRINGS A TURTLE
(Old Europa Cafe, 2004)
$14 postpaid


COMING SOON!
MANIFEST DESTINY compilation
on Triskele and a
Monkees tribute compilation
on Disques de Lapin!

HEY,
David E. Williams
is ALWAYS posting
something interesting on
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/people/David-E-Williams/1129773203





- May 2010 -

We are all systems go to perform again as a quintet:
THE DAVID E. WILLIAMS
ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE PROJECT

Digital Ferret
4th Friday Event Series!

+ Hush art opening
+ Cult of Youth (NYC)
+ David E. Williams (Philly)
+ DJ Jane Tesco

DATE: Friday May the 28th, 2010
TIME: 7pm-10pm
LOCATION:  DIGITAL FERRET
                             732 S. 4th St.
                             (3 Blocks South of South St.)
                             Philadelphia, PA 19147

EVENT COST: FREE ADMISSION (however feel free to contribute money to the bands to help with travel costs and buy artwork)

FREE! ALL AGES! LIVE MUSIC! DJ! ART OPENING! REFRESHMENTS!

IN HARM'S WAY. Jeremy Hush solo art exhibit. New paintings and illustrations.

Bands playing:

CULT OF YOUTH (NYC), DAVID E. WILLIAMS (Philly)

DJ JANE TESCO

ALL AGES! Free event.





- April 2010 -

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010
7PM

Germ Books and Gallery
2005 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-423-5002

"Many Lapin Artistes LIVE"
Disques de Lapin Label Showcase

David E. Williams Ensemble Experience (quintet!)

Les Paradisiers
(Thomas Nola and Demian of O Paradis!)

Jerome Deppe

Stavo Craft

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 9PM

DAVID E. WILLIAMS and BAND
opening for
BABY DEE
(Current 93, Antony & the Johnsons)

World Cafe Live (Upstairs)
3025 Walnut Street, University City
Philadelphia, PA, USA
21 and over. $12 admission.

ADVANCE TICKETS:
http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=3407


Credit: D.E.W. photo by Mike Langlie


Credit: Baby Dee photo from www.babydee.org

“As far as memory serves, I've shared stages across the world with Death in June, Der Blutharsch, Tony Wakeford, Andrew King, Naevus and Spiritual Front (to name just a few).

BUT this show is probably my highest profile hometown Philadelphia gig since those heady days of cuckoo collaboration with the dearly departed Rozz Williams. (I think?)

Please take this opportunity to enjoy my music in a beautiful, comfortable venue with great sound and a fabulous headliner!!”-- D.E.W.

The Headliner -- BABY DEE:
Baby Dee was born in Cleveland Ohio. Her father was a fire chief. She loved to play the piano as a child and began her "professional career" as a bear in Central Park playing the harp. She worked at the Coney Island Sideshow and toured with the Bindlestif Circus.

She met Antony of "Antony and the Johnsons" and did shows and recorded the harp parts on that wonderful first album. Then she went back to Europe and traveled to Scotland where she met John Kamikaze -- The Prince of Pain and benevolent despot of The Kamikaze Freak Show. Then something mysterious happened and she left everything (lots of very heavy and expensive things) in Ghent and came back to Cleveland Ohio where she became a tree climber. While in Cleveland she wrote songs and recorded two albums "Little Window" and "Loves Small Song." David Tibet befriended her and released them on his Durtro label.

Her latest full length studio work "A Book of Songs for Anne Marie" has been presented not as an album but as a book which comes with a CD.

http://www.babydee.org/

Infectious
Unease

David’s song "Do I Love You as Much as I Did When You Weren't Sick?" (NOT the Cole Porter classic) appears on a new 4-CD compilation celebrating 18 years of Australia's INFECTIOUS UNEASE radio program, hosted by Gordon Taylor. It’s the last song on the 4th CD, so play the whole thing, dammit! Congratulations, Gordon, on a job well done! And you keep on doing what you do!

Order here:
http://www.darkstereo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=84

HEY, David E. Williams
is ALWAYS
up to
something interesting
on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/people/David-E-Williams/1129773203





- October 2009 -

DAVID E. WILLIAMS
ALL SAINT’S DAY IN LONDON!

Help Mr. Williams Celebrate
20 years of
artistic collaboration with
Jerome Deppe!

With Ruston Grosse on drums
and special assistance from the Naevus folk


Monday, October 19, 2009

David performs “Dress Rehearsal Rag” at

LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE NIGHT

Accompanied by himself on keyboard,
Adrina on violin
and Jane Elizabeth on Korg KAOS pad.

National Mechanics
22 South Third Street
Old City, Philadelphia
9pm. FREE


David E. Williams and his interview with

TERRORIZER

From the Williams blog: “I'd comment, but perhaps the interviewer and I have said (and sung) enough already, thank you. Paragraph 2 is difficult even for me to stomach. Then again, this is TERRORIZER, venerable death metal stalwart and arguably the most prominent voice of record for, as they say, "extreme music - no boundaries." Writer Will Stone wasn't sure whether this article will make it into the print edition or not. Have a blast.”

http://www.terrorizer.com/content/david-e-williams-discusses-his-new-release

- July 2009 -

LIVE MUSIC!
SUMMER WAS MADE FOR YOU AND
DAVID E. WILLIAMS!

Monday, July 13, 9PM
PHILADELPHIA

The Monday Night Club with a.d. amorosi

National Mechanics
22 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia (Old City), PA 19106

Opening act for Needles Jones’ Nico tribute and a
screening of Norman Macera’s LUNACIDAL !

Friday, July 24, 9PM
NEW YORK

STALAG

Lucky Cheng’s Fortune Cookie Cabaret
24 First Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets
Lower Manhattan

Headlining, with The Extremist, Death Domain and
Immanent Voiceless

Saturday, August 8, 9PM (promptly!)
Worcester, Massachusetts

Nick’s Bar and Restaurant
124 Milbury Street
Worcester, MA

ACOUSTIC PIANO AND VOCAL SET!

Opening for Thomas Nola et son Orchestre and
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys


Footage from GERM books gig last March. more
live D.E.W. at http://www.youtube.com/user/froloff


Critics acclaim
Every Missing Duck is a Duck Missed

“… as sad and as brutally real as it is, this is the David E. Williams
release to own…” —Tony Dickie, Compulsion

“It may have been born out of great loss but for those who hear it,
Every Missing Duck Is A Duck Missed certainly offers a great number
of rewards, and is without doubt David’s finest moment to date…”
—Lee Powell, Judas Kiss

“There is no one else alive who could turn the subject of leukaemia
into a catchy two minute pop song, that he does this successfully not
just once, but again and again, is testament to his abilities and the
quality of his creative vision. No one else could have done this.”
—Andrew King, Heathen Harvest (his first “pop” review in several
years).

Full reviews and other reviews at myspace.com/davidewilliams.

Yes, the entrée du jour is: MISSING DUCK!
Order yours today at:

$12 in USA



$15 postpaid outside USA

It’s a CD! It’s a graphic novel!

And it’s really remarkable!

It’s Jerome Deppe’s
SHOWTUNES FOR THE DAMNED!

Painter and songwriter Jerome Deppe has created a multi-media psychological portrait of modern society with Showtunes for the Damned. Thirteen compelling short stories of angst, love and loss rendered in graphic novel style and set to music, Showtunes for the Damned is reproduced in full color with handsome binding and recorded accompaniment provided on disc. Sonorous vocals set to haunting musical interludes set the stage for this fourth solo effort from the artist which has taken three years to complete.

Cameo appearances from Lloyd James of the British Neo-Folk band Naevus, Thomas Nöla of Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre, Drew Raison and David E. Williams help convey the darkly humorous message Jerome hopes to impart. Tristan Deppe and Timothy McDade provide additional instrumentation as well.

“Showtunes Of The Damned is a tour-de-force of dark pop, rising above the gravitational pull of its obvious 80s industrial, goth and post-punk influences to offer a stark, unflinching commentary on living in the end-times. As the images in the graphic novel seem ensnared and locked into place by tangles of undergrowth and linear meshes, grids and matrices of brickwork, girders and chains, so the human protagonists of these sad vignettes seem locked into futile activities, destructive addictions and obsessive thought patterns, ruled over by dictators, demagogues, angels and demons. It’s not a pretty picture of the human condition, but it’s about as much as we deserve.” – Simon Collins, Judas Kiss

www.jeromedeppe.com

Available through Jerome and numerous
distributors. In Philly? Available at Germ Books
and Gallery, 2005 Frankford Avenue, FISHTOWN.


Did anyone think he was dead?

Nola Comes Alive! (CD / DVD)

Mister (Doctor?) Thomas Nola has just released a CD/DVD package of live performances (as well as theatrically-produced videos); and my bald spot, my 9 pound Roland "road" keyboard and even bits of my throat are all over it. Primarily, there's good-sounding footage of the CD release party for Thomas' THE ROSE TINTED MONOCLE, at which I proudly served as the electronic keyboardist in a 5-piece rendering of "the orchestre."

Get the full details (including a clip of the orchestre playing
"Champagne Days"):

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=33647241&blogId=491942416

Order it from here:

www.eskimofilms.com


For more regular updates, check my Myspace blog
EVERYDAY
www.myspace.com/davidewilliams





- January 2009 -

DAVID E. WILLIAMS:

NEW CD!!!
NEW VIDEO!!!
NEW GIGS!!!
NEW T-SHIRT!!!

Disques de Lapin of Boston (www.eskimofilms.com)
is proud to announce the release of
EVERY MISSING DUCK IS A DUCK MISSED
Mr. Williams first full-length CD of new material since 2004.

The official press release:

“Tragedy renders the monster human. Williams' 5th full length release is decidedly his most eclectic. Largely inspired by the grief and futility following the illness and death of his girlfriend, the album veers from somber piano ballads to nostalgic pop to at least one grandiose epic with virtuoso live drums, odd time signatures and dissonant tone clusters (while still remaining catchy!) Longtime cohort Jerome Deppe gets the longest guitar solo of his career as well as his VERY FIRST harmonica solo (in the deceptively titled hoedown "Kill Yourself in Cape May"). There are also 4 cover tunes and a witty Zevonesque take on the life of Idi Amin. A local and national cast of musical luminaries* fleshes out the sound of David at his most organic and confessional.”

*-- these include:
Jerome Deppe
Miss Adrina (Void Vision)
Lora Bloom (Radio Eris, Temple of Bon Matin)
Kenneth Brune (Black Landlord, Pros from Dover)
Melissey Castavet (Oval Portraits)
Tristan Deppe (BoomVang)
Ruston Grosse (SilVeth, PerverserapH, Master)
Thomas Nola
Lisa Sunshine (Radio Eris, Temple of Bon Matin)

+++++

CD comes in lavish digipack with paintings by Amy Kollar Anderson and J. Bates and photography by Thomas Nola. Order now!
$12 in USA



$15 postpaid outside USA
Pre-order before the release date of February 27, 2009 and receive a limited edition DVD-R copy of the following video for D.E.W.’s “Summer Wasn’t Made for You and Me” (directed by Thomas Nola)!

+++++

Digital Download Release Date is
Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009.

CD tracks will be downloadable at
www.eskimofilms.com

+++++

Also, the CD will be celebrated with live D.E.W.
performances at can’t-miss
Release Parties
in Philadelphia and New York!

+++++

Flabbergasted enough???
Well, we’re not done with you!!!

After years of requests, you can finally buy a David E. Williams t-shirt. It’s based on the cover to the tribute CD, The Appeal of Discarded Orthodoxy, and modeled below by two of the most important people in underground music!

Dude, you too can rock this shirt for a mere $12 postpaid.

Please specify size when ordering (S, M, L, XL).

+++++

For more regular updates, check my Myspace blog
EVERYDAY
www.myspace.com/davidewilliams

- October 2008 -
  
SPEND HALLOWEEN IN
NEW ENGLAND WITH
DAVID E. WILLIAMS & THE
THOMAS NOLA ET SON
ORCHESTRE

Rabbitnacht 2008

DISQUES DE LAPIN PRESENTS:
Rabbitnacht 2008

Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre will premiere the new album
The Rose-Tinted Monocle*
in its entirety
with guest of honor David E. Williams
performing an opening set on grand piano.

Mr. Williams will also be playing organ as part of the Orchestre.

Friday, October 31st
10PM - 1AM
@ The Lily Pad (lily-pad.net)
1353 Cambridge St., Inman Sq., Cambridge, MA

Admission and complimentary champagne: FREE

DRESS CODE: Formal attire (no sneakers) or creative costume required for admittance. No exceptions.

MORE @ http://www.eskimofilms.com/

*--Check it out: Nola’s new CD includes backing vocals by both Mr. Williams and Jerome Deppe on the songs “Hello Friends and Enemies” and “Pink Room”.

Zero Tolerance Interview

Scott Broderick of the Lindbergh Baby interviews Mr. Williams in the latest issue (25, Sept/Oct 08) of the UK glossy digest Zero Tolerance.
You can order directly from www.ztmag.com and we’re told the publication is also available in the USA at Barnes and Noble.

Here’s the cover:

Zero Tolerance

NAEVUS COVERS "STEPHANIE, I FORGIVE YOU"

From Naevus Central Command Headquarters:

Go Grow, the new 7" single from Naevus, is released by Hau Ruck! on Monday 29th October. It contains three new tracks, the first being a 7-minute version of 'Go Grow' (the full 18 minute version will appear on the forthcoming album Relatively Close to the Sea).
The B-side contains two exclusive tracks; cover versions of songs by Womb ('Now that I've Paid for You') and David E. Williams ('Stephanie, I Forgive You'). The 7" will be available from the usual stockists.
All tracks feature drums by John Murphy and two of the tracks feature cello by Joanne Quail.

A video for the single can be viewed here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ceNP L-IQBaM

For more regular updates, check my Myspace site
EVERYDAY
www.myspace.com/davidewilliams





- September 2008 -
  
SEPTEMBER SHOWS:

Saturday, September 6, 8pm
Dreamscape Festival
Highwire Art Gallery
2040 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown, Philadelphia

David will be playing an outdoor concert around dusk to cap off this daylong Festival at Fishtown's Highwire Art Gallery. The gig will be primarily solo, with (hopefully) a little help from Thomas Nola of Thomas Nolastan and Lora Bloom of Radio Eris. Who knows? Maybe there will be some other surprises. Other acts that day include the aformentioned Mr. Nola and Radio Eris, as well as Audiophyle, Abe the Rockstarr, Lisa Sunshine and some really swell poets. Full details here:

http://www.kenbmiller.com/highwire/gallery/shows/2008/2008-09-jeff_thomas/dreamscape_festival.html

Monday, September 22, 10pm
A.D. Amorosi’s Monday Night Club
Balcony at the Trocadero
1003 Arch Street, Chinatown, Philadelphia

D.E.W. and Jonathan Canady performing “irregular peculiarities”.

The mandate of promoter Amorosi is for David and Jon to do something they have never done together. Since David and Jon are pretty uptight, far-from-free-spirited characters, you can more likely expect stuff they’ve both done before, but in odd combinations—a semi-improvised evening of noise and dark ambience with Williams grabbing the microphone for an occasional vocal number.

Either way, it’s a one-off once-in-a-lifetime thing if you’re into the work of either of these gentlemen. You’d better come out, particularly since Canady claims to be hanging up his Moog prodigy forever this time (to concentrate on his painting). And dark prog rock band THE RED MASQUE is also on the bill.

MEDIA UPDATES:

DAY OF BLOOD –
NEW BIOGRAPHY OF MICHAEL MOYNIHAN

A note from Mr. Williams:

“Max Ribaric of Occidental Congress has just written and published Day of Blood, a chronicle of the life and times of Mr. Michael Moynihan. As the book is written in Italian and I'm friends with both subject and author, anything I say should be taken with a grain of salt. Caveats aside, I CAN objectively comment on the tome's high production standards (these were expected) and its profusion of heretofore unseen and exclusive photographs (including one of yours truly!), gig flyers, set lists, sundry propaganda, etc. My favorite is one of Michael and his son.

They even a throw a bone to us Anglocentric monolinguists, as Moynihan's interview by Marco DePlano appears in both Italian and English.

Michael mentions me briefly in his interview answer about Storm records. And he uses the word Schadenfreude!

Like many who actually accomplish something in this life, Michael is both hated and revered for his work as musician, journalist and cultural advocate.

But perhaps his greatest crime is his unique responsibility for the existence of CD's by David E. Williams! I encountered Michael just after my traditional pursuit of rock stardom had achieved total organ failure. At this point (since we're feeling all Ahnenerbe and such), one can trace a direct line of patronage from Michael through Willi Stasch at Cthulhu Records to my current relationship with Frater Rodolfo Protti at Old Europa Cafe.

So... if you like my music, give thanks to those who guaranteed you could hear it! (or, at least, hear it legally).

I think this is the part where I say Hails!”

www.occidentalcongress.com

www.arsbenevolamater.com (distributor)

www.myspace.com/day_of_blood

www.myspace.com/germbooksandgallery (where you can buy it in Philly)

www.myspace.com/forestadiferro (Marco DePlano)

www.myspace.com/oldeuropacafe

HEATHEN HARVEST INTERVIEW
http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=20080630083045433

RITUAL MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
Print only interview conducted by Davide Borghi of the band Alberion. Italian language. Ordering info at www.myspace.com/ritualmagazine

Here’s the magazine cover:

NEW REVIEWS OF VARIOUS RELEASES:

HEATHEN HARVEST review of THE APPEAL OF DISCARDED ORTHODOXY
http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=20080813050629513&query=.

JUDAS KISS Review of HELLO COLUMBUS
http://monkeyhouse-recordings.co.uk/JK2CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1191&Itemid=30

JUDAS KISS Review of TRIUMPH OF THE WILLIAMS
http://monkeyhouse-recordings.co.uk/JK2CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1192&Itemid=30

COLLABORATION NEWS!

Cele sings Sandra Lindsey

"Sandra Lindsey"-- a D.E.W. song previously covered by Rozz Williams (some of you have that bootleg, I'm sure), Thomas Nola Et Son Orchestre and Shining Vril/John Murphy (the latter two are on THE APPEAL OF DISCARDED ORHTHODOXY) -- has now also been covered by an up and coming young German artist named Cele.

You can listen on her myspace site at www.myspace.com/celequickarts . It's not always the first track that comes up on her player, so you may have to scroll down to it.

Thomas Nola et son Orchestre

Williams and Jerome Deppe individually recorded some background vocals for Nola’s song "Hello Friends and Enemies," which appears on his upcoming The Rose-Tinted Monocle CD. But... you can hear the track now on Thomas' myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/etsonorchestre

They also did some vocals for another track of his, but that can remain a surprise for later.

NEXT MONTH…
HALLOWEEN GIG,
NAEVUS COVER

UNTIL THEN? www.myspace.com/davidewilliams





- May 2008 -
  
UPCOMING CONCERTS !!!
(or, why you should move to
Pennsylvania, schmuck)

Saturday, May 24, 2008
Highwire Art Gallery
2040 Frankford Avenue
Fishtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Alexander’s German Delicatessen
11 Deysher Road
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania

This is an “unplugged” show, as in upright acoustic piano and vocal only!

Featuring surprise guest vocalists and duets.

Come see David put the pedal to the metal (sustain pedal, that is) at a club with goats in the backyard.

Get there early for some delicious schnitzel. Prosit! Gute Appetit!

SET LIST AND GIG REPORT:
ERIS TEMPLE, PHILADELPHIA,
APRIL 27, 2008
(with The Extremist, Oneiric Imperium, 6AM,
As All Die)

1. Ich Hatt' Einen Kameraden
2. Sandra Lindsey
3. Me and My Girl and the Cold Grey World
4. Hello Columbus
5. Sarah's Booted Boy
6. Hymn to the Genius of Idi Amin
7. Bad Day Anyway
8. Wotan Rains on a Plutocrat Parade
9. I Was a Fool in Love

with Jerome Deppe: electric guitar on all but 6 and 9 and backing vocals on 2, 4, 5.

and INTRODUCING Sir William Dean Troxell: backing vocals on 3.

3 and 8 have not seen a live stage in a damn good long time (well, they seemed in keeping with the G E I S T of the evening). 1 had its debut.

1 was a quasi-a-cappella German language version (backed by keyboard and guitar drones in G) of a song played at German military funerals from the 1800's to the present.

I also enjoyed performing a piano part on one song during the Oneiric Imperium. set. Thanks guys!


Jerome and Mr. Williams, all serious and such.


Oneiric Imperium… I think it’s Latin for “we rock out and have fun.”





- April 2008 -

DAVID E. WILLIAMS LIVE
WITH JEROME DEPPE ON GUITAR

Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sometime after 8PM
Temple of Eris
602 S. 52nd Street (at Cedar)
Philadelphia, PA, USA

A CAVALCADE OF
COMPILATION
CONTRIBUTIONS!

“Erlkonig”
(cover of song by Franz Schubert
and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) on
OEC 100 / Old Europa Café

A man of frequently-criticized vocal skills, David audaciously accepted the challenge of singing this classic of 19th century German Romanticism. With help from an internet MIDI file, he also transformed the original piano accompaniment into a driving electronica, prefigured nearly two centuries earlier by the relentless ostenato of Schubert’s original composition.

Based in both Danish and German folklore, Goethe’s lyric tells the story of a little boy travelling by horse with his father. The boy is haunted by an Elf King who tempts him to a land of flowers and song (not to mention the Elf King’s dancing daughters!) As any good child would, the boy tells his father about this Elf King character, but the father dismisses him with talk of fog and rustling leaves.

Since you’re on this website, you probably already know or have figured out that by the end of the song, the father is left holding a dead child.

OEC 100 celebrates the 100th release and 25-year anniversary of Rodolfo Protti’s Old Europa Café Records with 101 artists on this 7-CD box set. Wow!

Order from http://www.oldeuropacafe.com/main.php?nav=pd&prdct=8470

“I’m in Love with the Ambulance Driver
(1987 4-track demo version)” on
A Taste of Lapin / Disques de Lapin

From Disques De Lapin: “Celebrate Spring and reincarnation in style with this delightful Disques de Lapin compilation. Whether it's the 1987 cassette demo of the David E. Williams hit "I'm In Love With The Ambulance Driver", a rare old O Paradis track, Miss Moonshine's take on the standard "It's Only A Paper Moon", or one of the other 13 outstanding numbers, you'll be choking on this chocolate rabbit for decades.

Other acts include: cosmic internationally unknown windchild Stavo Craft, time-travellers The Universes, Barcelonan dance-hall gods Comando Suzie, guitarist extraordinaire Jerome Deppe, depressing creeps Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre, erotic trumpeteer Eric Dahlman and the well-dressed Shiva the Destroyer. Also introducing promising new acts Oval Portraits, The Puntice Reflection and Polly Eurothane...and more? Hear them now, idolize them later.

This release is a silk-screened CD-R in a vintage 45 sleeve with artwork and treats inside. No two are alike. “

Order here: http://www.eskimofilms.com/atasteoflapin.html

“Heart-Shaped Box” on
Montage of Heck: A Sinister Tribute to Nirvana
DIY project on several indy labels
with free download at
http://www.divshare.com/download/3632964-004!

From Mr. Williams: “If you ever wanted to know how I sound doin’ the Cobain blues, you are hereby informed that I just covered “Heart-Shaped Box” for Montage of Heck: A Sinister Tribute to Nirvana. Organized by the fellow from Selbstmorder, this release is available from a number of labels, distributors and even as a free download for all you kids who weren’t even born when that mythic shotgun married that mythic skull.

As for me, I had just turned 30 when Kurt (OR SOMEONE ELSE!) pulled the trigger, and I was having a bit of a breakdown myself: every time I looked at another human being, I automatically envisioned them with their entrails exposed. Seriously. It was a real problem and you can verify it with people who knew me at the time.

I remember being slightly irritated when I read that a contributor to Kurt’s depression was the fact that his loser punk rock friends in Seattle made fun of him for buying a Lexus with his newly earned dough. My advice would have been to drive over them… forward, back… then drive over them again.

Well, a lot of people have written a lot of songs. And some of them are good. I guess I have to sing as many as possible since I’m the voice of a generation.

For now, I really do “wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black.”

ONLINE REVIEWS OF
THE APPEAL OF
DISCARDED
ORTHODOXY:
A TRIBUTE TO
DAVID E. WILLIAMS

Judas Kiss by Lee Powell
http://monkeyhouse-recordings.co.uk/JK2CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1108&Itemid=30

Judas Kiss by Simon Collins
http://monkeyhouse-recordings.co.uk/JK2CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1069&Itemid=30

Compulsion Online by Tony Dickie
http://www.compulsiononline.com/news86.htm

The double CD was also named one of two compilations in the “Best Works Anno 2007” by Occidental Congress!

http://www.occidentalcongress.com/best_works/Playlist2007.htm

$25 postpaid in U.S. and Canada



25 postpaid in Europe and elsewhere

NOLA/ WILLIAMS
LOVE PARADE
CONTINUES UNABATED!

Thomas Nola’s performance DVD, En Vivo, includes great audio and video of D.E.W. singing lead vocal on T.N.'s piano version of "Sandra Lindsey", as well as the lads singing a duet together on T.N.'s "Henry Pelham". The recording is from Nola's October 2007 appearance in Philadelphia at Germ Books.

Buy the DVD here:
http://www.eskimofilms.com/envivo.html

D.E.W. SET LISTS FROM
BOSTON (JANUARY 25) AND
PHILADELPHIA (FEBRUARY 5)

Boston, January 25, 2008
Jacques Cabaret Underground

1. Sandra Lindsey
2. in sickness and in sickness
3. Sarah’s Booted Boy
4. The Ballad of Bob Crane
5. Beautiful Brownshirted Man—lead vocal by Jerome Deppe
6. Bad Day Anyway
7. Here Comes the Cold Narrator
8. Gossip Séance (Séance Gossip)
9. Grey Balloon Masquerading
10. Kill Yourself in Cape May
11. White Noise – a song from Jerome’s solo project! He sang lead vocal.
12. Hymn to the Genius of Idi Amin
13. Pumpernickel Crust – Jerome and David duet
14. Summer Wasn’t Made for You and Me
15. I’m in Love with the Ambulance Driver

Jerome Deppe played electric guitar on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11 and floor tom on 8 (our audience participation number). Yet another new version of “Bad Day Anyway” has arisen: vocal, piano and a kind of shimmery noir guitar part.

Pre-recorded synth tracks were used on 1, 2, 3 and 13. David used Thomas Nola’s Yamaha piano on most of the others, a synth organ on 10 and a synth choir on 11.

Philadelphia, February 4, 2008
The Balcony at the Trocadero

1. in sickness and in sickness
2. Sandra Lindsey
3. Sarah’s Booted Boy
4. The Ballad of Bob Crane
5. Beautiful Brownshirted Man—lead vocal by Jerome Deppe
6. Bad Day Anyway
7. Here Comes the Cold Narrator
8. Gossip Séance (Séance Gossip)
9. Grey Balloon Masquerading
10. Kill Yourself in Cape May
11. White Noise – a song from Jerome’s solo project! He sang lead vocal.
12. Hymn to the Genius of Idi Amin
13. Pumpernickel Crust – Jerome and David duet
14. Summer Wasn’t Made for You and Me
15. Wise Up—David’s cover of Aimee Mann song from the movie Magnolia!
16. I Was a Fool in Love
17. I’m in Love with the Ambulance Driver

Instrumentation was similar to Boston, except that Jerome brought along an acoustic guitar for 9, 10, 11.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN MAY???
www.myspace.com/davidewilliams

- January 2008 -
  

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS IN BOSTON (Friday, Jan 25) and PHILADELPHIA (Monday, Feb 4) !!!

Somewhat in honor of his new tribute CD, Mr. Williams will once again reunite with longtime guitarist and backing vocalist Jerome Deppe for two upcoming concerts. 

Not counting their participation in the Germ Books’ Jennifer Bates Requiem, David and Jerome will be performing together for the first time in close to two years (their last gig as a duo was in New York City as an opening act for Death in June).  And if memory serves, February 4 represents their first Philadelphia show since the Spring of 1998, when they accosted “Rittenhouse Squares” from the outdoor stage of HMV Records!   

Not intrigued enough?  In Boston, Jerome’s son Tristan will play bass guitar on 3 songs! (“Sandra Lindsey,” anyone?)

So come on out for old dances, new dirges, possible covers and even a song from the Jerome Deppe solo project!

That’s a lot of exclamation points, but each of them is merited. 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Friday, January 25, 2008, 9PM
Boston, Massachusetts
Jacques Cabaret/Underground
79 Broadway
Cost:$10
with Thomas Nola et son Orchestre, The Universes (ex-Dustmuffin)
http://www.jacquescabaret.com/JacquesUnderground.htm

 

 

Monday, February 4, 2008, 10PM
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Balcony at the Trocadero
1003 Arch Street
with The Model and Dead Girl History
CD Release Party for THE APPEAL OF DISCARDED ORTHODOXY,
hosted by a.d. amorosi.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

RECAP OF ERIS TEMPLE
WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT


Set List for December 22, 2007

Temple of Eris Winter Solstice Celebration

Philadelphia, PA, USA

1.   Not a Gear at All

2.    Here Comes the Cold Narrator

3.    Kill Yourself in Cape May

4.    Bad Day Anyway

5.   The Ballad of Bob Crane

6.   Beautiful Brownshirted Man

7.   Séance Gossip (Gossip Séance)

8.   Erlkonig (Franz Schubert/ J.W. von Goethe)

9.   Sarah's Booted Boy

10.  Teddy Bear Laser Speculum

11.   The Girl from the D'n D

12.  Altar Boy

13. Hymn to the Genius of Idi Amin

14. Legends of the S.S.

15. Summer Wasn't Made for You and Me

16.  I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver

17. ENCORE:  I Was a Fool in Love

 

David primarily accompanied himself solely on keyboard (mainly with a piano sound, although he used a pipe organ sound for "Legends of the S.S.")

On 1, 8, 9, 10 and 11, he sang and danced and crawled about with pre-recorded backing tracks.

Tonight was the live debut for tracks 2, 3, 7, 8 and 15!

2, 3, 7 and 15 have never been recorded.

"Hymn to the Genius of Idi Amin" has previously been performed live but has never been recorded (except by the group Oneiric Imperium, for the D.E.W. tribute CD).

"Bad Day Anyway"-- a song over 21 years old-- was performed for the first time ever as an "acoustic number" ("piano" and vocal only).

"Erlkonig" was sung in the original German using sheet music.  The music is Williams' electronic variation on an internet MIDI file of Schubert's original composition.   A recording of this song will soon appear on a multiple CD production celebrating the 100th release of Italy's Old Europa Café Records.

"Séance Gossip (Gossip Séance)" included audience participation, a group clap and/or stomp on the 10th beat of every 12 beat measure.
When encouraged to dance during "Sarah's Booted Boy", the audience responded in a dangerously elegant Dionysian fashion.
The Eris people are great—particular thanks to Kennny, Lora, Red and Matt.  Welcome back to Pontifex Maximus Samel.

- December 2007 -
  

Saturday December 22, 2007:
Celebrate Winter Solstice at
David’s first solo gig
in over 2 years!

The flyer says everything but the city, which is Philadelphia (WEST Philadelphia).  Mr. Williams hits the stage around 11PM with a set of primarily piano and vocal numbers—including some new songs about leukemia and suicide!  No Christmas carols, but possibly an electronic version of Schubert and Goethe’s “Erlkonig”.

_______________________________________________________

Finally Available
On Old Europa Café Records!

THE APPEAL OF
DISCARDED ORTHODOXY:
A TRIBUTE TO
DAVID E. WILLIAMS

 

Two generations of post-industrial and neo-folk artists cover songs by America's troubled and troubling troubadour.

All-Star cast highlighted by:

Love Axis
Changes
Spiritual Front
Naevus with Rose McDowall
Shining Vril (John Murphy)
Ernte
Foresta di Ferro

In all, 38 tracks ranging from pure folk to dramatic pop to harsh noise on two disks separated as
"Pop and Folk" and "Contra Pop and Folk."

This long-awaited international tribute, with artists from the U.S., the U.K., Belgium, Germany, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Poland also features: 

Aesthetic Meat Front
Albireon
Angel of Decay (Jon Canady of Deathpile)
Artefactum & Horologium
Bleiburg
Circus Joy
Code Viore
David E. Williams (in tribute to himself!)
Dead Man's Hill
Division S
Dogs Hate Monet
David Talento
Der Bekannte Post Industrielle Trompeter
Der Feuerkreiner
Ethel Mermaid
Jerome Deppe
Lark Blames with Rodolfo Protti
Lloyd James
Macelleria Mobile di Mezzanotte
Myoclonic Jerks
Nazi UFO Commander
Oneiric Imperium
Rome
Second Amendment (with Andrew King)
Seelenblut
Spectre
Teatro Satanico
Testing Vault
The Lindbergh Baby
Thomas Nola et son Orchestre
Womb

……………………………………………………………………………….

To order directly from Mr. Williams’ private reserve:

 

$25 postage paid in United States and Canada   


25 EUROS postage paid in Europe and elsewhere                            

Or send check or money order to:
David E. Williams
P.O. Box 2422
Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA

_______________________________________________________________________

New Online Interview by
Zenon Gradkowski
of the Lazarus Corporation:

http://www.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/v4/articles/davidewilliams.php



REQUIEM CONCERT OF
“IMPROVISED ELEGIAC AMBIENCE”
WITH DAVID E. WILLIAMS AND OTHERS

Saturday, December 1, 2007, 3PM
Germ Books and Gallery
2005 Frankford Avenue (between Tulip and Susquehanna)
Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jon Canady (Angel of Decay)
Jerome Deppe
John Gibbons (Bardo Pond)
Kennneth (Radio Eris)
David Talento
David E. Williams

On Saturday, December 1, 2007, six esteemed Philadelphia musicians will gather at Germ Books and Gallery to ritually close the current art show of our founder, the late Jennifer Bates. At approximately 3PM, David E. Williams-- Germ's owner and Bates' widower-- will open the performance on synthesizer with a plaintive melody from one of Jennifer's own compositions. From there, the other musicians will join in an improvised performance of electronic drones, noises and other psychonautic sounds that evoke Jennifer's spirit on the day before many of her paintings leave Germ's immediate family forever to find homes among Germ's extended family. The overwhelming mood is intended to be elegiac, but with the personnel involved, one cannot predict the performance's ultimate direction, length or conclusion. The collaboration will be unrehearsed, with the intent that inspiration be drawn from Jennifer's memory, legacy and irrefutable presence. We hope to see you there.

- October 2007 -
  

ROCK’IN TOBER
WITH DAVID E. WILLIAMS

October 5 through December 2, 2007

Igni Natura Renovatur Integra:
The Artistic Legacy of Jennifer Bates

Germ Books and Gallery
2005 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
www.germbooks.com

 

Jennifer Bates-- Williams’ loving companion of nearly a decade-- was also a fantastic painter who promoted Her pernicious Occult agenda through paintings that combined elements of Surrealism and Pop.  (She was also responsible for the CD artwork of Hope Springs a Turtle).

See the work for yourself at:

www.geocities.com/theonetruebates

 

David ‘s curatorial commentary can be found on his Myspace blog:

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=75298338&blogID=314552043

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October 19
World Premiere of Horror Film with Partial D.E.W. soundtrack!

Splitting duties with Michael Perilstein (not to mention Giuseppe Verdi), D.E.W. contributes a portion of the soundtrack to Norman Macera's latest film, Murder Below the Line, which premieres at the

Terrror Film Festival on "Frightening Friday",
October 19th, 2007, 9:15 pm,
at The Ethical Society Building,
1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Admission is $5.00 for cast, crew, and students; and $10.00 for all others. All proceeds benefit the fight against Breast Cancer.  Prior to the screening, there will be a twenty-minute reception with refreshments. 

Now here's a sentence you could probably write yourself:  David's section of the score relies heavily on strings and piano (with a smidgen of screech) and it generally accompanies the scenes of brutal murder.  (Impossible!)

Murder Below the Line tells the story of a small town student horror film auteur who is stalked by a persistent killer with designs on inspiring the final script through videotaped acts of terror and mutilation (real ones!)

Don't look now, but part of the movie was filmed in David's house.  (And pay close attention to the background music in the "record store scene").

Of course, Williams and Macera worked together previously on that other mad mix of horror and comedy, The Strike Zone.

See you there.  If you survive until then!

www.myspace.com/murderbelowtheline

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October 13, 2007
Do you call it “jamming” when the “jammers” are noir cabaret cum “neofolk” singer-songwriter fellows?

Thomas Nola (of the notorious Thomas Nola et son Orchestre) came to Philadelphia and Germ Books on October 13 to introduce a screening of his film The Doctor.  As an added treat, he performed four songs, including vocal duets with Mr. Williams on Nola’s “Henry Pelham” and “Lale Anderson”.  Williams also sang the Williams standard “Sandra Lindsey” in an arrangement that Nola had prepared for his contribution to the upcoming David E. Williams tribute CD.

Wait a minute… what was that about an “upcoming David E. Williams tribute CD?”

http://www.oldeuropacafe.com/main.php?nav=pd&prdct=8215

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- August 2007 -
  

WILLIAMS’ OUT OF PRINT CD’S
NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!!!!!!!!

Out of print and officially unavailable for at least half a decade, David E. Williams' debut CD A House for the Dead and a Porch for the Dying (Ospedale, 1994) and his second CD I Have Forgotten How to Love You (Cthulhu, 1996) are now downloadable in mp3 format via SNOCAP in the catalog section of this website (as well as on his Myspace profile page) for only $10 each!  Individual songs from these releases are available for only 75 cents each! (surely... a small price to pay to discover the hidden meanings behind "Shadowy Lesbian Pornograph" and "Vaginal Interior Decorator").   It was with these releases that Williams earned such hyperbolic accolades as "the greatest living musical genius to grace these shores since, well, since ever" (from The Black Flame) as well as all those creative comparisons to Liberace, Barry Manilow and Andrew Lloyd Webber in various stages of psychological degeneration.  Buy, listen and learn.

 

TONY WHO?  TONY VIOLENCE!

David will play keyboard (mostly organ parts) on a half dozen songs as half of the Tony Violence Trio
at Fishtasticon III
Friday September 7, 9PM
at the “M Room” on
15 East Girard Avenue (between Frankford and Front)
in Fishtown, Philadelphia.
The other half of the trio is David Talento.  Although he’s one of Philadelphia’s most heralded experimental electronic musicians, Talento adopts the name “Tony Violence” as an outlet for his silly love songs about Susan Faludi and his lovely silly songs about Joe Pesci.  It is rumored that covers of “Bad Day Anyway” and “I’m in Love with the Ambulance Driver” will also be in the set.
Look at all the fun that the Davids had in 2001!

This event is produced by the Positivespace Arts Cooperative as part of Philadelphia’s 2007 Live Arts Festival.
Talento:  www.helpwantedproductions.com
Positivespace: www.positivespace.net
Live Arts:  http://www.livearts-fringe.org/2007/details.cfm?id=1928

 

WILLIAMS CONTRIBUTES PIANO, ORGAN, HARPSICHORD AND THROAT TO NAEVUS

Mr. Williams proudly contributes to not one but two tracks on Naevus’ hau-rockin’ new masterpiece The Silent Life.  As our hero succinctly commented on Naevus’ myspace page:  “If this record isn't the Sgt. Pepper’s of neofolk, then such a thing is impossible to create.”  Evoking the spirits of Argent, Manzarek and the guy from Iron Butterfly; David plays a heavily reverbed organ solo on “Castles in Spain”, while his acoustic piano and synth-harpsichord anchor and embellish the driving melodic post punk of “Kill Your Friends”. To the latter track, David also adds a backing vocal, allowing him the resume’ highlight of singing along with the legendary Rose McDowall (albeit digitally from 3000 miles away).  PLUS:  John Murphy on drums, Matt Howden on very velvety violin and Jerome Deppe artwork on the cover.  Why haven’t you ordered yet??   http://www.hauruck.org/  or a distributor near you.

Naevus:
www.myspace.com/naevus
www.naevus.co.uk

 

WILLIAMS SINGS PATTON FOR BLEIBURG

D.E.W. sings lead vocal on "God of Battles", a track from Bleiburg's mammoth (12 hours/ 117 songs!!!) CD/DVD release Shadows Will Survive.  The text for the piece is a poem by American World War II General George S. Patton, the nation's most mythic military figure and arguably one of her most lucid philosophers.  Study and learn the poems of "Old Blood and Guts" at:  http://www.pattonhq.com/unknown/chap14.html
Conceptualized and realized by Bleiburg's S. Rukavina, Shadows Will Survive also includes contributions by Douglas Pearce (Death in June), Kenji Siratori, The Grey Wolves and nearly two dozen other underground luminaries.  Its ambitious length allegedly may earn it a place in the next Guinness Book of World Records, so buy it now and be part of history!!  From Old Europa Café, THE ONLY RECORD LABEL THAT MATTERS:
http://www.oldeuropacafe.com/main.php?nav=pd&prdct=389


Bleiburg:
www.myspace.com/bleiburg
http://www.dark-transmission.de/


 

TO ZAGREB WITH LOVE…

A very insightful interview (e.g. “How much do you really intend to hurt people with your lyrics?”) with USUSUR.org , an online music publication from Croatia.
And you can finally find out what’s better:  neofolk vs. goth.

http://ususur.org/tekstovi_finito.php?id=4

 

 

 

FINALLY….

BEWARE AN OCTOBER SURPRISE…

Uh oh, never mind. The secret is out!

 

http://www.oldeuropacafe.com/main.php?nav=pd&prdct=8215

JENNIFER BATES, 1961-2007.

Please join David E. Williams in honoring the memory of Jennifer Bates, his life partner and lover of 9 years, who died on May 17, 2007, after a 20-month struggle with leukemia:

"Her name was Jennifer Yael Bates.

She was beautiful and smart.

She was a painter, musician, designer, scholar, technophile, esoteric retailer, patriot to nation and civilization, and impassioned advocate of an individual's right to keep and bear arms. Those familiar with her so-called "dark persona" might be surprised to learn that she was also a community organizer-- serving as vice president and pioneering member of both her neighborhood arts cooperative and her local Townwatch anti-crime initiative.

She kept busy. She even had a garden.

Her gentle sarcasm never hurt, but softly goaded others into discarding the worst in themselves in favor of the better. She would have made a great teacher or manager, and, ever the Alpha, she assumed these roles de facto whenever the social situation demanded.

In 9 years together, I honestly don't believe we were angry at one another for longer than ten minutes at a time.

We laughed a lot.

I loved her deeply. I know that life is full of surprises, but I really can't imagine loving anyone in this manner again.

Goodnight, Blee.

Our ducks have left the pond.

Love,
David "


APPENDIX AND NOTES:

Jennifer's artwork: http://www.geocities.com/theonetruebates/

Jennifer's store: http://www.germbooks.com/

Jennifer's music was released under pseudonym to a worldwide audience by an independent European record label. At her request, her secret identity as this artist will remain a secret in death.

- March 2007 -

DAVID E. WILLIAMS INTERVIEW

ON BRITISH (AND INTERNET!) RADIO

On Monday, March 5 at 11:30PM (GMT - London time), a pre-recorded interview with Mr. Williams will appear on Resonance 104.4 FM, "London's first radio art station." Conducted by Will Stone for the program "The Hour of the Apocalypse", the interview-- with musical interludes-- will also be available…

LIVE ON THE INTERNET VIA MP3 STREAMING AUDIO AT

http://www.resonancefm.com/audio.htm


Determine the time for your local area at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Program details at http://www.resonancefm.com/listings/20070305.html

(scroll down to 23:30)

_______________________________________________________

IF YOU'D RATHER READ THAN LISTEN…

Another new interview with D.E.W. is available on Germany's Neo-Form website:

http://www.neo-form.de/artikel/artikel.php?id=511

VISUAL ARTS UPDATES:

JUDITH SCHAECHTER AND

JEROME DEPPE

Fans of the covers of A HOUSE FOR THE DEAD AND A PORCH FOR THE DYING and I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO LOVE YOU can now rejoice in the long overdue publishing of a definitive collection of the stained glass artwork of Judith Schaechter. EXTRA VIRGIN, published by Free News Projects, is an elaborate 11" x 12" edition with—get this—over 100 color illustrations!

Read more at:

http://www.freenewsprojects.com/projects.html

or

http://www.amazon.com/Extra-Virgin-Stained-Judith-Schaechter/dp/0977652319



Meanwhile, the evocative photography of D.E.W. guitarist Jerome Deppe has recently appeared in two group shows at Baltimore's Sowebo Arts Gallery. And each time, Jerome's artwork has graced the promotional postcard.

You might recognize the handsome fellow done up as Saint Sebastien for The Art of Barter (it's a shot of D.E.W. circa early 1990's).



And Jerome's image for Nostalgia for Almost (the one with the mushrooms on the far right)…


…will also appear as the cover art for Naevus forthcoming SILENT LIFE CD…



…which has two songs with David on keyboards! Look for more info on the Naevus CD in future news dispatches, but for now, you can catch David's crazy psychedelic organ solo for "Castles in Spain" at Naevus' Myspace site:

http://www.myspace.com/naevus

OK, that's a lot of info for one sentence with some pictures in the middle. You probably should go back and read it again.

"PASS ON AND INFECT HISTORY"

On October 7, 2006, in Philadelphia, D.E.W. participated in Germ Books' (www.germbooks.com) "Readings from the Abyss", a 215 Literary Festival Event in which local celebrities read "selected literature about sinister things". David read two poems about Joseph Goebbels from W.D. Snodgrass' legendary cycle THE FUHRER BUNKER. (Before you troublemakers start sharpening your RED pencils, you can learn a little something about Mr. Snodgrass at http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/15. Widely heralded in the liberal humanist academic literary establishment, he's an American classic in the confessional tradition of Lowell, Plath and Sexton.)



Other readers at the event included Jim Knipfel, Mr. Dead Guy, Norman Macera, Mike Walsh, Bood Samel (of Oneiric Imperium), Jonathan Canady (of Angel of Decay, Deathpile and Dead World), A.D. Amorosi, David Talento (of Altruistic Suicide, Music for Isolation Tanks and Tony Violence) and Raymond Spencer.

LATER THIS YEAR…

A VERY SPECIAL RELEASE !!!

In the second half of 2007, fans of David E. Williams will receive very special news from Italy's Old Europa Café record label. It's NOT a new D.E.W. CD. It's NOT a re-release of an out-of-print classic. It's NOT even a legendary collaboration with some deceased Gothic icon (Rest in Peace, dear Rozz).

For now, let's just say it's something you'll be really excited to hear about.

So be prepared.

- June 2006 -

THERE IS ONLY ONE
KING OF DRONE !

David took part in an unusual event on Saturday, June 10, at the Rocket Cat Cafe in Philadelphia. Local band Jupiter Fly-By celebrated the release of their Soccer Every Sunday CD by soliciting live interpretations of their songs from a wide cast of Philadelphia artists.

As Fly-By-guy Alex Strang pronounced David to be "one of the city's most accomplished and responsible (?) musicians," our hero launched into "Kings of Drone," recasting Strang's lyric to a piano version of the Police's "King of Pain." (Does this count as one of them there new-fangled "mash-ups"?)

With the song's moderately dissonant final chord droning on, David exploited his dark denoument with a litany of Strang/ Sting cliches, his sonorous baritone eerily evoking the cryptozoological climax of the Police's "Synchronicity II".

For a moment, the audience could sense the very presence of the Beast of Loch Ness. And demands for an encore ensued.

"I normally write historical ballads," said David. Faced with choosing an historical ballad about Idi Amin and one about Bob Crane, they opted again for the sad, sad tale of Hogan the Hero of Hedonism-- "meat on the pillow that could have been anyone."

- May 2006 -

"WE’RE NOTHING…
AND NOTHING CAN SAVE US…
WE COULD BE DYING…"

Olivia Neutron Bomb with David E. Williams
at David Bowie Tribute Night
Rocket Cat Café, Philadelphia U.S.A., April 20, 2006:

1. Kooks (from the album Hunky Dory-- lead vocal by ONB)
2. Heroes (from the album Heroes-- lead vocal by DEW)
3. Wildfire (Encore!!--"not a Bowie song, but he would like it if he had written it"—lead vocal by ONB)



INTERNET INSANITY!

No one better than us understands your need to spend at least 3 hours a day in the photo gallery of davidewilliams.com: David with Rozz, David with Charlton Heston, David with Pat Buchanan, and sometimes just David himself!

But there’s a great big worldwide web out there, and here are four more places to wile away your last remaining hours before every manner of bird and fowl descends upon you like so many Stukas of avian contagion:



The David E. Williams Personal Myspace Site!

www.myspace.com/davidewilliams

Because you need him as a friend…



deppe.portal

www.jeromedeppe.com

Jerome Deppe, David’s principal collaborator and the World’s Greatest Guitarist, finally has a site of his own. And wait until you see his visual art!

The Jerome Deppe Personal Myspace Site!

www.myspace.com/gentlemenobscura

Because you need him as a friend, too…



The Nazi UFO Commander Myspace Site!

www.myspace.com/naziufocommander

Because you need to familiarize yourself with the new Overlords.

- April 2006 -

"JUST FOR ONE DAY…"

David E. Williams will perform "Heroes" at a David Bowie tribute event at
Rocket Cat Café (great coffee, pastries, etc!)
2001-3 Frankford Ave
(corner of Frankford Avenue and Norris Streets)
in Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA,
Thursday, April 20, 6:30PM.

Mr. Williams will also assist Olivia Neutron Bomb as keyboard player in their rendition of "Kooks".

Other performers include Kilroy, Micronesia vs. Bilwa, Gemini Wolf, Djo, Barry, A.D.Amorosi, Wes Mattheu and the New Way Down, Zelda Pinwheel and Devin Greenwood.

For those of you too young to remember David Bowie, he’s the handsome gentleman who judges the modeling contest between Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in Zoolander.

…FURTHER EVIDENCE OF AN UNHERALDED MUSICAL GENIUS…

Thus ends (well, sort of) Tony Dickie’s review of PSEUDO EROTICA AND BEYOND: 1986-1998 in the online extreme culture zine Compulsion. Read more of his exegesis on our reviews page ( http://www.davidewilliams.com/reviews.html ) or visit Compulsion itself at http://www.compulsiononline.com.

Meanwhile, just in time for those summer afternoons at the beach…
Order your copy of this long-awaited CD directly from Mr. Williams at

ALUMNI REPORT:
JUDITH SCHAECHTER VS. LOU PEPE

If you live in or near Virginia and enjoy the CD covers of A HOUSE FOR THE DEAD AND A PORCH FOR THE DYING and I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO LOVE YOU, you’ll be happy to learn that cover artist Judith Schaechter has a show at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond between April 7 and May 21, 2006. More details at:

http://www.visarts.org/exhibitions.php

Meanwhile, Louis Pepe— an official "pumpernickel player" as David’s accordionist during the mid-1990’s —continues his climb to the top of the pantheon of independent film. With longtime partner Keith Fulton, he recently co-directed BROTHERS OF THE HEAD, the story of Siamese twins who become glam rock superstars in the early 1970’s. Read up on Lou’s exploits at:

http://citypaper.net/articles/2006-03-30/cover2.shtml

- February 2006 -

UP ON DECK WITH NAZI UFO COMMANDER!



D.E.W. contributes a Bauhausian Arabesque guitar solo (played on keyboard, of course) and a 5/4 rhythm track (run through distortion, so it’s not progressive rock!) to "Mercer is My Name" on Strange Monasteries, the debut release of NAZI UFO COMMANDER on the world’s greatest record label, Old Europa Café.

If that’s not enough to encourage your immediate online purchase, read on from the official press release:

"Strange Monasteries is the initial communication to the fractured hive mind extant on this planet. This is Stage 1: Putrefaction. Only a small percentage of the population is capable of being hardlinked into the Greater Vision and Voice, because only they have had the Eruption of the Unconscious into the Sphere of Consciousness. Transmitting from Neuschwabenland South, Nazi UFO Commander is conjuring out of the chaos of space, radio waves and electronics a catalyst that will reunify the dissociated conscious by re-encoding imprints through sustained and attentive listening. In order to affect this reunification, the CD must be listened to in its entirety. To hear it is to know it. A very strange mix of space-industrial, UFO-radio-communication, beating & noisy alien soundtracks… Professionally printed CDR. Limited and on CD label numbered to 150 copies." For detailed track by track descriptions, go to www.naziufocommander.com.

To order, contact www.oldeuropacafe.com or enter "Nazi UFO Commander" (don’t worry about the government eavesdropping… if you’re on this site, you’re already f**ked.) into to find a distributor nearer to home.


PSEUDO EROTICA AND BEYOND, 1986-1998
NAMED "REISSUE OF THE YEAR"
BY OCCIDENTAL CONGRESS!

http://www.occidentalcongress.com/best_works/Playlist2005.htm

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…
Order the "world’s greatest love songs" directly from their creator at PayPal

- November 2005 -

Now on Old Europa Café !
David E. Williams
Pseudo Erotica and Beyond: 1986-1998


"It wasn't like anything I was hearing at the time, or even anything I would normally enjoy. It was clean, well-produced, and electronic. Still, something about it hooked me even before Williams' vocals kicked in. I couldn't tell you why. And when he started singing, I was hooked for good. Not only did David's deadpan voice not sound like anyone else's, he was writing the kind of lyrics I'd been unconsciously aching to hear — grim, hopeless, cruel, occasionally touching, and almost always hilarious (in a grim and hopeless sort of way)... For the first time in recent memory, the music actually excited me." -from the liner notes by Jim Knipfel

Nearly 2 decades after its original release, Williams’ debut EP comes to CD in all its degenerate glory, along with 19 previously unreleased and amazing tracks from the same period of perverse creativity. Hear Williams’ original deadpan lamentations of vomiting dogs, stolen glass eyes, and the rape of the retarded; set against an increasingly sophisticated musical backdrop of classic pop, dreary dirge, industrial, neoclassical and an early form of what would later be known as "dark ambient"! NOTE: Some of these songs were eliminated from earlier releases because of their political and sexual offensiveness. But now their time has come?

16 page booklet includes:
  • Full Lyrics
  • Liner Notes by Guitarist Jerome Deppe and Internationally Acclaimed Author Jim Knipfel
  • Selected Song Commentaries by Mr. Williams himself
  • Vintage Photos

Track List
NOTE: None of these tracks appears on the full-length David E. Williams CD’s released
during the same time period: A House for the Dead and a Porch for the Dying
(Ospedale, USA, 1994) and I Have Forgotten How to Love You (Cthulhu, Germany, 1996).

Charlotte’s Glass Eye / My God and My Dog / Bad Day Anyway / Gift
Stillborn / Last Belch of the Fish / It Was April / No Fun Anymore
There is No Mud in Joyville / Soiled Bandages / The Oven
The 23 Definitions of Love / Portrait of Doktor Goebbels / The Little Dead Mermaid
Nativity of Skulls / Got So Many Women / Stephanie, I Forgive You
Musket / Wotan Rains on a Plutocrat Parade / Document (June 19, 1993)
Horse Ambulance / Eddie Waitkus / Lost Yellow Mitten

Just in time for the holidays…
Order yours directly from Mr. Williams at

Or send $14 postpaid to
David E. Williams, P.O. Box 2422, Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA

GERM AWARENESS II REPORT!
Bar Noir, Philadelphia, October 10, 2005

Playing his 7th show in 14 months, Mr. W. eschewed some of the "greatest hits" and let his freak flag fly with 3 cover songs and the live debut of an upbeat piano number about your favorite African dictator.

1. The Need for Less Sex in the World
2. Wildfire
   (Cover of 1970’s Michael Murphey song about a horse that dies in a blizzard.
   Guest Vocals by Karen and Heather of OLIVIA NEUTRON BOMB)
3. Hymn to the Genius of Idi Amin
   (Stage debut of an unrecorded newer song)
4. The Ballad of Bob Crane
5. Beautiful Brownshirted Man
6. Archangel
   (Cover of a Walker Brothers song written by Scott Walker)
7. You Can’t Get to Heaven on the Frankford El
   (David Talento on electric guitar)
8. Grey Balloon Masquerading
   (David Talento on electric guitar)
9. Legends of the S.S.
10. I Was a Fool in Love
11. I’m in Love with the Ambulance Driver
12. Not a Gear at All

Thanks to a.d., Mark, Needles, Emmett, the Qual posse, Matthew from Virginia (and his friend), Olivia Neutron Bomb, Oneiric Imperium, Tony Violence and Parasite Militia (who recognized "the folly of sound" and limited their contribution to a stunning video loop that played through the evening.) Pour Le’ Merite to David Talento. And all the love in the world to BATES.

- September 2005 -

a.d. amorosi presents

GERM AWARENESS NIGHT II

Concelebrated by Germ Books + Gallery of Philadelphia
www.germbooks.com

Monday, October 10, 2005, 9pm
"Wish an early happy birthday to Aleister Crowley!"
Free - Ages 21 and over

BAR NOIR
112 S. 18TH STREET, PHILADELPHIA

David E. Williams and Friends
Cabaret with Clarinet, a Cover Song and a Hymn to the Genius of Idi Amin.
Featuring Ken Brune and the Gals from Olivia Neutron Bomb.
David’s performance begins at approximately 9pm.

Oneiric Imperium
Philly's Metrognostic Guerilla Art Noise Cult- "the out sound from way in"
http://www.myspace.com/oneiricimperium

Parasite Militia
Industribal Chaos Musick on the Neueschwabenland Express
http://www.myspace.com/parasitemilitia


Jerome Deppe Solo CD!!!

It is simply impossible to overstate the importance of Jerome Deppe and his Gibson Les Paul to the music of David E. Williams. Whether advancing the theme in orchestral fashion or darkly contradicting a major key motive, his transcendent solos for "in sickness and in sickness" and "That Skirt’s Too Short For a Funeral, Honey" advanced these songs well beyond their pigeonholes of "gothic rock", "dark pop", or "neofolk". On the other hand, the disciplined baritone of his backing vocals often provided (bear with us as we stretch this metaphor a bit) an anchor for listeners cast about in the maelstrom of Williams’ very vocal id.

Before this all starts sounding like an obituary (editor-"too late!"), fans will be happy to learn of Mr. Deppe’s first solo album, a limited edition CD-R entitled The Absence of Light on Old Europa Café (the only record label that matters!) Here’s a semi-official press release: "Combines dreamy, haunting melodies with feelings of abandonment and loss. Post apocalyptic art rock with a touch of film noir and even an ambient version of a popular 60’s lounge song. Crafted and recorded entirely underground to accentuate the feelings of despair and finality."

www.oldeuropacafe.com


D.E.W. = M.C. for A.K. at G.B. + G.

The Andrew King performance introduced by D.E.W. on September 4 at Germ Books was an astounding success, probably the most popular event in the store’s history! About 40 people crammed into the store and another dozen or so had to be turned away (although some chose to remain outside on lawn chairs provided by a neighbor). Andrew was in good voice and the proper spirits were properly evoked. Thanks to Philly Fringe, Jennifer Bates, Scriabin, Tristan Deppe, Jerome Deppe, Babs and all who promoted on the web.



Next Month. . .The Return of Pseudo Erotica!

- August 2005 -

The Godlike Genius of Scott Walker

Scott Walker was a child of America who grew up to become Great Britain’s most amazing "pop star" ever.

Along with 17 other artists (including Naevus, Rose McDowall’s Sorrow, Matt Howden, Spiritual Front and Backworld), Mr. Williams pays homage to this underrated genius on Angel of Ashes, a Scott Walker tribute CD released on Portugal’s Transformadores label. David’s cover of the Walker Brothers’ "Archangel" strives for the orchestral grandeur of the original with a faithful arrangement accented by Jerome Deppe’s stirring guitar solo.

Each artist also contributed artwork and a brief essay to the project; here is David’s:


"To fully appreciate the depth and singularity of Scott Walker, one must consider that he created his timeless odes of despair in a milieu best characterized by the sophomoric surrealism of hippie sex fiends masquerading as "poets of their generation." (the guilty shall remain nameless).

Elements of the dark and forbidden made tentative forays into ‘60’s pop, but Scott’s ‘Archangel’ was at least 15 years ahead of its time with its grandiose suggestions of suicide and apocalypse. Indeed, here is a song where Death arrives not merely as Eros, but as an Eros working the streets! ‘The rent’s been paid, so, hurry, carry me away.’

Dare I slander this masterpiece as ‘the world’s first gothic rock song’?" --DEW

Angel of Ashes is available for your immediate internet purchase from Tesco USA.

Or contact Transformadores directly at:
info@transformadores.pt
http://www.transformadores.pt

But first, if you’ve never heard the real Scott Walker before, run right now to your local independent CD store and ask them for Scott Walker: Boy Child, Best of ’67-’70. If you don’t trust us, study some of the opinions at Amazon

Terrorize this, Terrorizer!

Will Stone of Terrorizer, the world’s foremost journal of metal (and increasingly more other forms of extreme music), was kind enough to positively reference a David E. Williams song in his recent review of May 2005’s Death In June/ Naevus concert in London. (Issue #133, page 87.)

While his article is positive on the whole, he calls it "disappointing that they (Naevus) don't play their classic David E. Williams version of 'Less Than Queer', but you can't have it all".

David E. Williams Welcomes Andrew King to the United States of America!

"Hello, friends! Williams, here, speaking to you directly and not through the ‘anonymous’ writer of our monthly news reports.

I would just like to invite you personally to a very special event that I’m hosting at Germ Books + Gallery, 308 East Girard Avenue, Fishtown, Philadelphia, USA.

Germ’s September/ October gallery artist is Andrew King, a wonderful British painter of alchemical and classical themes. Some of you might recognize his name from album artwork he did for Current 93 and Sol Invictus, or from musical releases of his own on Athanor and Old Europa Cafe.

He's an amazing vocalist and scholar-- covering ageless tunes by people like the good ol' Knights Templar! -- and he'll be doing an a capella performance on Sunday September 4 at 3PM in the store (FREE admission - part of the Philly Fringe). I saw him perform in London once and it really defies description.

Here's how I tried to describe it for the Fringe Festival catalog:
‘War and Plague dominate this a cappella exploration of occult themes in the British Traditional folk song. For over a decade and under the auspices of institutions like the British Library, baritone Andrew King has worked to preserve the authentic folk-ways and achievements of British vernacular culture.’

More details at www.germbooks.com or telephone 215-423-5002. See you there!"



- July 2005 -

Fimply Fishtastic!

Digital Video Stills by UFO666OK

On June 18, 2005, Mr. Williams opened the first (annual?) Fishtasticon multimedia arts event at the Manhattan Room in Fishtown, Philadelphia, USA. For the first time in over 7 years, he was joined on stage by clarinetist Ken Brune (formerly saxophone) on three waltzes and a saloon number, the four songs (see below) best exemplifying David's cabaret influences.

Meanwhile, electronics whiz David Talento contributed evocative guitar synthesizer to "Grey Balloon Masquerading" and the ever popular "You Can't Get to Heaven on the Frankford El" (the show took place mere feet from one of the El's busiest stations).

Talento also sang along on two selections, and minutes later Williams returned the favor with improvised synthesis during Talento's set of ambient guitar.

Other performers that evening included jazzy improvers Pro Viso (who included an excerpt from Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite"), video artist Waiting for Cable and Philly's newest Industribal Chaos Buzz Group, Parasite Militia (who performed a 30-minute space opera crossing violent power electronics with martial beats, Khalid Muhammad samples and a surprise ending that rivals Planet of the Apes. Don't miss 'em!)

SET LIST:
The Need for Less Sex in the World
Sarah's Booted Boy
Teddy Bear Laser Speculum
You Can't Get to Heaven on the Frankford El - *
Grey Balloon Masquerading - *
The Ballad of Bob Crane
Fear of Food - **
Beautiful Brownshirted Man - **
I Was a Fool in Love - ***
I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver - ***
Not a Gear at All

* - David Talento on guitar synthesizer
** - Ken Brune on clarinet
*** - Brune on clarinet, Talento on duet vocal

The Compulsion Online Interview with D.E.W. !
The ever-erudite Compulsion engages Mr. Williams in a long-knived night of neo-folk conspiracy. Prozac, poetry, Pink Floyd and Rozz...here ya go!
http://www.compulsiononline.com/falbum9.htm

The David E. Williams Myspace Group
If you read the interview and still don't get it, these people will fill in the dots. Acknowledgment to group leader "Now I'm Feeling ZOMBIFIED"
http://groups.myspace.com/dewms

Alumni Report: Jon Canady
Mr. Williams wishes to congratulate Jon Canady (his boss in Deathpile) on the release of the Angel of Decay CD Covered in Scars on Relapse Records/ Release Entertainment, one of the world's largest independent record labels (home to artists as diverse as Mastodon, Neurosis, Robert Rich and Vidna Obmana). Composed on vintage analog keyboards, Canady's surrealist work is the seventh installment in the label's Desolation House series of premium dark ambience. Pre-order NOW, ahead of the official street date of August 2, 2005.

http://shop.relapse.com/store/product.aspx?ProductID=21200

www.malsonus.com


- June 2005 -


Saturday, June 18, 2005
Manhattan Room
Girard Avenue between Front and Frankford
Fishtown, Philadelphia, USA
8PM - Midnight. Admission $5. Ages 21 and Over.

POSITIVESPACE Artists Co-Operative presents FISHTASTICON-
a multi-media event featuring live music, video installations, paintings,
photographs and theatrical performances.

David E. Williams

Your hero takes the stage with guitarist Jerome Deppe, clarinetist Ken Brune
and other possible guests at approximately 9PM.

David Talento
Dark ambient solo guitar synthesizer from one of Philadelphia's
most respected electronic artists.

Pro Viso
Unique tabla/ reed/ violin ensemble.

Parasite Militia
Debut performance of transgressive electronic duo featuring Lev Six
and BATES/ UFO6660K, proprietor of Germ Books.

Waiting for Cable
Strange and amusing video from the people
who bring you Puppet Karaoke.


Psssst... SPEAKING OF ART,
CONSIDER THIS WORK IN PROGRESS:


STAY TUNED!

- May 2005 -

LIVE WITH DEATH
IN JUNE (IN APRIL)

Happily reunited with guitarist Jerome Deppe, Mr. Williams served as an opening act for the legendary Death in June at New York City's Pyramid Club for two Sunday afternoon shows on April 10, 2005. (Also appearing-- in their debut live performance-- was Dead Fly Ensemble, featuring Lucas from Cinema Strange).

Thanks to Polina and Alex of NYDecay, Jane Elizabeth of Tesco-USA, Dead Fly Ensemble, Douglas P. and John Murphy.

SETLIST:
1. Sandra Lindsey
2. Sarah's Booted Boy (World War II trilogy, part I)
3. Legends of the S.S. (World War II trilogy, part II) *
4. Beautiful Brownshirted Man (World War II trilogy, part III)
5. The Curious Pediatrician
6. Hello Columbus
7. Altar Boy

*-- not included in second set

Photos by UFO666OK

MEANWHILE. . .
BACK IN PHILLY, BACK IN MARCH

Check out a review of the "surprisingly austere" Mr. Williams at Germ Awareness Night:

http://www.magnaphonemagazine.com/April05/live/live-review-david-e-williams-bombs.html

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT
THE BULLDOZER OF HISTORY
HAD FINALLY COVERED DEATHPILE
IN THE DIRT OF MANY DAYS. . .

. . . www.malsonus.com announces two more compilation releases featuring power electronic collaborations between David E. Williams and Jon Canady.

From Mr. Canady's website:

"The long awaited 2 CD comp called "At The End of the Rope" is now available from Chondritic Sound. (http://www.chondriticsound.com/) It's a very good release featuring power electronics and harsh noise focused on sexual asphyxiation. It features an exclusive DEATHPILE track that was recorded just before G.R. In my opinion it was probably one of the best 'songs' DEATHPILE ever did.

L-White (http://www.lwhite-records.de/) will soon be releasing a multiple band split called ALLIANCE - United in Death (CD lim. 500 / special package). It is a 'new power electronics and noise compilation with contributions by following bands: DEATHPILE (USA), CONTROL (USA), ATRAX MORGUE (IT), HENTAI (DK).' I think there are a couple more bands that will be on it as well. The two DEATHPILE tracks were recorded live in 2003. This release will probably be the last appearance of DEATHPILE on CD. I think I would like to keep the rest of my out of print DP material in the vault unless an offer comes along I can't refuse."

ALUMNI REPORT: JUDITH SCHAECHTER

Judith Schaechter -- D.E.W'S cover artist for A HOUSE FOR THE DEAD AND A PORCH FOR THE DYING and I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO LOVE YOU -- will inaugurate Claire Oliver Gallery's new ground floor location in Chelsea (New York City) with an exhibition of new works including a sixteen foot tall installation entitled, 'Seeing is Believing'. The exhibition dates are May 8 through June 11, 2005 with an opening reception on May 7 between 6-9PM.

Claire Oliver Fine Art, 513 West 26th Street, New York, NY. 212-929-5949.
10-6 Tues-Sat.
http://www.cofa.info/judith_schaechter

COMING SOON:

D.E.W.'s JUNE 18 SHOW IN PHILADELPHIA!!

COMING LATER:

PSEUDO EROTICA ON CD?

A JEROME DEPPE SOLO ALBUM??

TRIBUTES TO SCOTT WALKER AND RUSH???

- April 2005 -

DAVID E. WILLIAMS IS
LAST MINUTE ADDITION
TO DEATH IN JUNE/ DEAD FLY ENSEMBLE
SHOWS IN NEW YORK CITY
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 10!!!

David E. Williams has just been added as an opening act for two shows with Death in June and Dead Fly Ensemble (Cinema Strange side project) at a special location in New York City on the afternoon of Sunday, April 10, 2005. For tickets and additional details, go now to: http://www.nydecay.com/nydecay.htm HURRY! VERY FEW TICKETS REMAIN!!

BLACK FLAME KEEP ON BURNIN'

"Why all this gloom and morbidity?"
"You're not some kind of a gun nut, are you?"
"Who's your favorite Nazi?"

These and other questions are answered by Mr. Williams in "Catholics, Goering and Charlton Heston"; an interview conducted by Joshua Buckley in the "Music and Art Interview Issue" of THE BLACK FLAME International Forum of the Church of Satan.
Copies are available from the Church of Satan Emporium (http://www.cosemporium.com/customer/product.php?productid=114) as well as your local Tower Records. OF COURSE, if you live in Philadelphia, you are hereby ordered to get your copies exclusively from the one-stop occult book shop, GERM BOOKS + GALLERY, 308 East Girard Avenue in Fishtown (215-423-5002)!

THE PILE OF DEATH THAT KEEPS ON DYING

Deathpile's posthumous FINAL CONFESSION CD (a collection of classic cuts and rarities on Pain Compliance Records) includes one track with D.E.W. in his familiar role of orgasmic noise creator (Triton synth variety). "Slaugherhouse Pornography" was recorded at David's house during rehearsals for the final Deathpile performance in Brooklyn, New York, in March of 2004.
Pick one up and/or read about Jon Canady's latest foray into analog dark ambience at
www.malsonus.com

ENHANCING AWARENESS OF GERM

On a rainy Monday night in Philadelphia, GERM BOOKS took its Weltanschauung on the road for a mixed media presentation at Bar Noir, just off fancy Rittenhouse Square.

The evening's free events included DJ Wrong's posthumous collaboration with Orson Welles, the live debut of Jon Canady's dark ambient Angel of Decay and atmospheric video-screenings of UFO footage as well as two of the greatest films ever made, THE NIGHT PORTER and OMEGA MAN.

Ironically, Mr. Williams brought along some germs of his own for his first Philly club gig in over 6 years. With a raging fever and terrible nasal congestion, he nevertheless barreled through a well-received 13-song set that often lent credence to those early 90's condemnations of his voice as "David Bowie with strep," "Andrew Eldritch with throat cancer," etc. Occasionally, his tortured larynx exploded into cookie monster growls more befitting of Norwegian black metal! (e.g. - the finale of "Hello Columbus")

Still, the sicker he got, the more the audience applauded, an object lesson in Williams' perpetual metaphor of the human spirit's triumph over disease (and/or vice-versa, actually).

And maybe one day you'll see it on DVD!

Thanks to a.d. amorosi of the Monday Night Club, Mark of Bar Noir, Needles Jones of the one and only Needles Jones, and Jennifer Bates of GERM BOOKS + GALLERY.
www.germbooks.com

SET LIST:
1. Sarah's Booted Boy
2. Legends of the S.S. *
3. The Ballad of Bob Crane **
4. Beautiful Brownshirted Man **
5. The Curious Pediatrician
6. Teddy Bear Laser Speculum
7. The Need for Less Sex in the World
8. Grey Balloon Masquerading ***
9. You Can't Get to Heaven on the Frankford El ***
10. Listen Somewhat Awkward
11. Hello Columbus
12. I Was a Fool in Love ****
13. I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver ****

*- vocal + solo organ
**- vocal + solo piano
*** - with David Talento (aka DJ Wrong) on guitar synthesizer
****- duet vocal with David Talento + solo piano

- March 2005 -

a.d. amorosi PRESENTS
GERM AWARENESS NIGHT
(a celebration of Germ Books + Gallery, Philadelphia, www.germbooks.com)
EASTER MONDAY, MARCH 28, 9PM
Free - Ages 21 and over
BAR NOIR, 112 S. 18TH STREET, PHILADELPHIA


DAVID E. WILLIAMS
(first Philadelphia club gig in 6 years or so!)

ANGEL OF DECAY
(dark ambience from Jon Canady of Deathpile and Deadworld)
www.malsonus.com

DJ WRONG PERFORMING A LIVE TURNTABLE AND INSTRUMENTAL DECONSTRUCTION AND CELEBRATION OF H.G. WELLS' "WAR OF THE WORLDS"
(David Talento of Altruistic Suicide/Music for Isolation Tanks)
www.helpwantedproductions.com

Present Mr. Williams with proof of attendance at March 27's Blood Axis concert in New York (http://bloodchanges.tesco-distro.com/main.html) and receive a free copy of TRIUMPH OF THE WILLIAMS, his 7" EP released on Michael Moynihan's Storm Records!

JEROME DEPPE ART SHOW!


Speaking of GERM Books + Gallery, the surreal religious photography of D.E.W. guitarist Jerome Deppe will hang there from April 1 through May 29, 2005, with an opening reception on Friday, April 1, from 5-7PM. GERM is located at 308 East Girard Avenue (3 blocks EAST of the Frankford El) in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Further details can be obtained by calling 215-423-5002 or at www.germbooks.com. The following is excerpted from the press release:

"Bernard Jerome Deppe's stunningly grotesque depictions of the Stations of the Cross follow in a long tradition of holy barbarism that winds its way through Medieval Germany to the current cinematic excesses of none other than Mel Gibson. But while Gibson strives to make the fairy tale 'real,' Deppe digs deeper to depict the Christ 'not as a deity but as a common man (or woman) battling the conflicts and temptations of mortal life.'

Deppe's work is a chaos of universal order, with multiple layers of injury and bondage rendered even more complex by his obsessive manipulations in the dark room. They include lots of blood and fish oil and art school models who get a little more out of the deal than they bargained for. And what's that figure burned ever so subtly into the background. A shadow ? Or is it, you know, THE SHADOW ?"

LIVE FROM ITALY...NOW ON CD!!


Old Europa Café has announced the release of 1 Congresso Neo Pop 'n' Folk, a limited edition CD-R documenting the October 2004 concert of Spiritual Front, Ain Soph, Naevus, and DAVID E. WILLIAMS in Pordenone, Italy. Fans of Mr. Williams will delight in arrangements of songs that differ greatly from their studio versions. Deconstructed to an organ and vocal number, "Legends of the S.S." assumes a sepulchral decadence while 4 other songs come alive with the vocal and acoustic guitar contributions of Lloyd James from Naevus. For additional info or to purchase this CD, please contact Old Europa Café at www.oldeuropacafe.com.

"LITTLE SACS OF BLOOD WITH TISSUE IN THEM"

On the afternoon of February 6, 2005 (Super Bowl Sunday in the USA), Mr. Williams participated in an anniversary celebration of the late, great Expresso Tilt Magazine held at Philadelphia's Nexus Art Gallery and sponsored by the folks at www.missioncreep.com. David's contribution to the party was a spoken word performance (first ever as far as we can remember!) of Jon Longhi's "untitled", a poem first encountered by David in the magazine about a decade and a half ago. While humor dominated much of the event, David conspired with publisher Mike Walsh to turn those smiles upside down. And here is what they used: www.missioncreep.com/tilt/longhi.html

WEBSITE NEWS: SEE PUNDITS GRAPPLE FOR CONSENSUS!

After years of benign neglect, the review section of our website (www.davidewilliams.com/reviews.html) has been updated to include critiques from the new millennium. Click over to check out new opinions of HOPE SPRINGS A TURTLE and ACCEPT THE GIFT OF SIN by such glossy stalwarts as INDUSTRIAL NATION, GOTHIC BEAUTY, NEW YORK PRESS and others. And while you're at it, don't miss our newly organized photo section! (http://davidewilliams.com/gallery/)

- November 2004 -

EUROPEAN CONCERT REPORT!

With guitarist Jerome Deppe incapacitated by injury (send "get well" wishes to DeWms@aol.com and we'll forward them accordingly), David E. Williams flew alone to Europe on the eve of Ramadan, 2004.

There had been some consideration of canceling these performances, but "the show must go on" fits no entertainment endeavor quite so well as it does the Theatre of the Absurd.

Thus went forth our 21st century Estragon with his Roland RS-50. . .

CARNIVAL OF SOULS X
OCTOBER 17, 2004
DESTINY AND ELITE
DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM

Photos Courtesy of www.disturbing.org.uk

As far as he could remember, DEW had never performed at an event with designated areas for dungeon play, but even the most elementary of critical thinkers can see the connection between David's lyrics and the sadomasochistic ethos as it applies to its most logical extremes of political doctrine and, shall we say, "personal hygiene."

Carnival of Souls X was a goth fetish event meticulously organized and gorgeously executed by Church of Nightbreed (http://www.churchofnightbreed.com), the world's first exclusively online Gothic record label.

David attracted his usual crowd of listeners. With an estimated 500 would-be doms, subs and goths in attendance at the club itself, perhaps only 20 or so clustered more passionately about the stage for an hour set of 18 songs of particularly cold nastyness (bereft as they were of Deppe's conciliatory guitar warmth and overall friendly demeanor).

Lloyd James of British dark folk group Naevus performed exceptionally well on background vocals as well as the lead vocal of "Beautiful Brownshirted Man" (not to mention the "Kumbayas" on "Altar Boy").

Before the event, it was oddly rumored in darker (drunker?) corners of the club that DEW was a former member of Christian Death, was perhaps Rozz Williams' brother, or might in fact be Rozz Williams himself!

Either way, thanks go out from Mr. Williams to Trev, Estelle, Mark and everyone else with Nightbreed; Mark the sound guy; the head security bloke; the security chap who found David earplugs; all the other bands; and most of all Lloyd James and Joanne Owen (without whom, literally, the appearance would not have been possible).

Set List:

1. Restraining Order
2. Legends of the S.S. (solo organ accompaniment)
3. The Curious Pediatrician
4. Sarah's Booted Boy
5. Me and My Girl and the Cold Grey World (Lloyd James on backing vocal)
6. Teddy Bear Laser Speculum
7. The Ballad of Bob Crane (solo piano accompaniment)
8. Beautiful Brownshirted Man (solo piano accompaniment and LJ on lead vocal)
9. The Need for Less Sex in the World
10. First Time Offender
11. Altar Boy (solo piano accompaniment and LJ on "Kumbaya" vocal)
12. Second Chorus of "Xanadu" by Rush / The Dead Hymen (solo piano accompaniment)
13. The Girl from the D'n D
14. Listen Somewhat Awkward
15. Hello Columbus
16. Pumpernickel Crust (duet vocal with LJ)
17. Not a Gear at All
18. I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver (solo piano accompaniment and duet vocal with LJ)

I CONGRESSO NEO POP ‘N' FOLK
OCTOBER 23, 2004
DEPOSITO GIORDANI
PORDENONE, ITALY

Photos courtesy of Occidental Congress.

Color Photos Courtesy of Joanne Owen of Naevus

As a great admirer of Visconti and Bogarde's cinematic interpretation of Mann's DEATH IN VENICE, Mr. Williams happily spent 3 days in the City of Canals with the UK band Naevus before training up to Pordenone on Saturday, October 23. These were happy days of pizza, wine and caffeine — marred only by the occasional need to adjust the orthotic in David's left shoe.

At the gig itself, David received what was probably the most enthusiastic crowd response of his long and illustrious career!

Cameras flashed and shouts of "Bravissimo!" greeted the introductions to songs like "Legends of the S.S." ("this is a song you might remember from 60 years ago or so") and "Sarah's Booted Boy" ("dedicated to my favorite Italian film director. . . Lilliana Cavani").

Lloyd James once again proved indispensable, expanding his duties with solo acoustic guitar accompaniment on "Less Than Queer" (recently covered by Lloyd's band) and "Grey Balloon Masquerading".

Somewhat of a challenge arose during "Pumpernickel Crust," when Simone of Spiritual Front mysteriously leapt on stage and handed David a banana. David rose to the occasion, de-skinning and devouring the tasty fruit while not missing a single word of the lyric!

After his own set, DEW sat in on keyboard (piano setting) with Naevus for a rendition of their song "Don't Boil". DEW is responsible for the keyboards (the piano part as well as a noisy synth solo) on a version of this song from Naevus' new CD, PERFECTION IS A PROCESS (www.oldeuropacafe.com).

There is some discussion that much of the Congresso will appear on an upcoming CD from event sponsor Old Europa Café. If so, this release should generate quite a bit of interest, as it will include not only DEW, Naevus and Spiritual Front, but also Italy's legendary Ain Soph and the massively popular Der Blutharsch (who performed a surprise Aktion of uncharacteristically folky arrangements, as opposed to the Riefenstahlian epicality for which they are reknown.)

Thanks for this event are extended to Rodolfo and his staff at OEC, another excellent sound crew, and whoever was responsible for the band buffet of prosciutto, mortadella and pizza.

Finally, Mr. Williams wishes to thank his support team back in the states: Jill, Beth, Susanna and a lonely but productive Blee.

SET LIST:

1. I Have Forgotten How to Love You
2. Legends of the S.S. (solo organ accompaniment)
3. Sarah's Booted Boy
4. Beautiful Brownshirted Man (solo piano accompaniment and LJ on lead vocal)
5. Altar Boy (solo piano accompaniment and LJ on “Kumbaya” vocal)
6. Less Than Queer (solo acoustic guitar accompaniment by LJ)
7. Grey Balloon Masquerading (DEW on organ with acoustic guitar accompaniment by LJ)
8. Pumpernickel Crust (duet vocal with LJ)

EXCLUSIVE COMPILATION REPORT!

DEW has contributed an exclusive track to a compilation CD-R honoring (sic?) Philadelphia's Frankford Elevated Commuter Transit Rail Line. Seven Fishtown musicians cover the campfire ditty "You Can't Get to Heaven on the Frankford El" in versions that range from comical karaoke to psychedelic musique concrete' to terrifying industrial ambience augmented by samples of George C. Scott. The other participating artists are Olivia Neutron Bomb, Bilwa, Flying Saucer Salesman, Sid Hook, Altruistic Suicide featuring David Talento and UFO666OK. Mr. Williams' contribution relies heavily on analog synths, dense drum machine patterns and his very odd accent. This song will not appear elsewhere.

To order, send check or money order for $9 (in U.S.) or $11 (outside U.S.) to David E. Williams, P.O. Box 2422, Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA. Or make appropriate Paypal payment via the links below. Proceeds benefit POSITIVESPACE Artists Co-Op.

in U.S.A.
outside U.S.A.

- September 2004 -

DAVID E. WILLIAMS
EUROPEAN FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES
OCTOBER 2004


Sunday, October 17, 2004
CARNIVAL OF SOULS
  • 10th Anniversary of the UK's Premier Event
    for "the Gothic and Fetish Communities".
  • Destiny And Elite Nightclub
    Colyear Street, Derby, United Kingdom
  • Performing With Lupine, Scary Bitches, various DJ.s
  • Full Details Available at www.carnivalofsouls.co.uk

Saturday, October 23, 2004
I Congresso Neo-Pop'n'Folk
  • Deposito Giordani
    Via Prasecco 13 (Zona Università), Pordenone, Italy
  • Performing with Ain Soph, Naevus, Spiritual Front,
    DJ Nuancenoire and SPECIAL GUEST DJ Albin Julius
    of Der Blutharsch!
  • Full Details Available at www.oldeuropacafe.com

PHOTOS AND SET LIST:
DAVID E. WILLIAMS LIVE AT
DROP DEAD FESTIVAL
KNITTING FACTORY, NEW YORK
SEPTEMBER 5, 2004

1. Sandra Lindsey
2. in sickness and in sickness
3. The Curious Pediatrician
4. Sarah's Booted Boy
5. Teddy Bear Laser Speculum
6. The Ballad of Bob Crane
7. Beautiful Brownshirted Man
(with Jerome Deppe on lead vocal)
8. Listen Somewhat Awkward
9. First Time Offender
10. The Girl from the D'n D
11. Not a Gear at All
12. I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver

Special thanks to Polina and NY Decay!

- August 2004 -

DAVID E. WILLIAMS TO PERFORM
AT DROP DEAD FESTIVAL II
WORLD- RENOWN
KNITTING FACTORY NIGHTCLUB
74 LEONARD STREET, NEW YORK CITY
LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
SECOND STAGE: "LATE EVENING"

D.E.W., with guitarist Jerome Deppe, joins over 60 bands and
DJ's appearing at the Drop Dead Festival II, organized by NY
Decay Productions as a 3-day, 3-floor celebration of Deathrock,
Grave Punk, Gothic Rock, Psychobilly, Monster Surf, Garage
and the "horror music lifestyle". It's anyone's guess where Mr. W.
fits into the aforementioned list, but those in the know recognize
that this show is David's first U.S. performance of solo material
in nearly 3 years.

Tickets for the entire festival are $65 in advance, while single
night tickets cost $35.

Other notable performers at the event include the U.K.'s Ausgang
and Skeletal Family (in exclusive reunion appearances) as well as
America's Cinema Strange, Holy Cow, Cult of the Psychic Foetus,
Theatre of Ice and The Empire Hideous.

For additional information on the festival (including schedule and tips
on travel and lodging), head on over to:

www.dropdeadfestival.com

Or contact the venue through:

www.knittingfactory.com/kfny
Telephone: 212-219-3132

OCTOBER 2004 LIVE EVENT UPDATES

Meanwhile, check back next month for updates on David's
October 2004 European tour among "The Coalition of the Willing":

Sunday, October 17, in Britain at the CARNIVAL OF SOULS
(www.carnivalofsouls.co.uk) in Derby
Saturday, October 23, in Italy at the I CONGRESSO NEO POP 'N' FOLK
in Pordenone, the home of Old Europa Café Records
www.oldeuropacafe.com

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS OF D.E.W. ONLINE!

Tired of living in a place where no one knows the meaning of taxidermy tragedy?
There's now a live web journal community devoted strictly to your avatar, D.E.W.
Why haven't you joined yet?
http://www.livejournal.com/community/dewms/

IN MEMORIAM

A statement from David E. Williams: "I wish to express my deep sorrow upon the
death of Gretchen Worden, Executive Director of Philadelphia's Mutter Museum.
Of course, when we grieve for another, we're always grieving a little bit for
ourselves, and my mind drifts nostalgically to the many significant relationships
forged inside the Mutter during my early days in Philadelphia. For a few years
there, Gretchen and I lived in the same neighborhood and often rode the bus
together. When I moved to another part of town, I missed our early morning
conversations about the plastination of corpses, the disposition of Napoleon's
penis and the treatment of Union prisoners by Jim Knipfel during the American
Civil War. Rest in peace, Gretchen. May you and Dr. Mutter keep four or more
eyes on us eternally from above."

Read another memorial to Gretchen Worden at:
http://www.nypress.com/17/33/news&columns/%20JIMKNIPFEL.cfm

- April 2004 -

Gotterdammerung
The Final 13 Minutes of Deathpile
Brooklyn, New York · March 26, 2004

Jon Canady abdicates the Throne of Hate while David E.
Williams adjusts the cutoff frequency and resonance.
Deathpile may be gone, but Canady and his future
projects live on at www.malsonus.com

BUT LIFE GOES ON (AND LIVE!)

Those of you celebrating the remission of "David's dread
noise folly" will also no doubt delight in learning
that Mr. Williams' more melodic side returns to the
live stage (with guitarist Jerome Deppe) at the upcoming festivals:

DROP DEAD FESTIVAL-New York, NY
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street
Labor Day Weekend, September 3- 4- 5, 2004
www.dropdeadfestival.com

CARNIVAL OF SOULS-Derby, England
Destiny And Elite, Colyear Street
October 16-17, 2004

(Specific details and times of David's performances will
follow in the coming months)

ANOTHER TOP 10 LIST AL ITALIA!

Hope Springs a Turtle scores another "Best of 2003" list
in Italy-this time on the Occidental Congress website of industrial
neo-folk culture and "underground militaria." Here's the list in its entirety:
http://www.occidentalcongress.com/best_works/Playlist2003.htm

GOING DOWN TO SOUTH PARK!

Finally, if you've ever wondered what David E. Williams
would look like as a South Park character, consider this
creation by artist Paul Haupt:

You can create YOUR OWN South Park character at:
http://southparkstudios.com/games/create.html

- March 2004 -

EXTRA! EXTRA!
RARE INTERVIEW WITH DAVID E. WILLIAMS

Mr. Williams yucks it up with a.d. amorosi, legendary columnist of Philadelphia City Paper and self-described “Fo-meets-Mussolini- meets-Pucci of his generation; THE preeminent avant-socialist/fascist dictator/fashion designer for his time”. Don't miss a minute of the fireworks at: http://citypaper.net/articles/2004-03-18/cover2.shtml

LIVE AND LET DEATHPILE!

On Friday, March 26 at THICKER THAN WATER (58 North 3rd Street, between Wythe and Kent) in Brooklyn, New York (Bedford stop on the L Train), David E. Williams will synthesize harsh white noise for Deathpile in what is being touted as the “last show ever” by this power electronics titan. Endure the migraine gospel of various angry men in an event that also includes Grunt (from Finland, headlining in their first U.S. performance), Slogun, Taint, Control, Bloodyminded and Viodre. Show starts at 7:30 and ends at midnight. More information and updates at http://www.forceofnature.cc/?page=events

Deathpile's most recent C.D. “G.R.” was described on brainwashed.com as “a powerful and memorable moment (by) one of the finest power electronics acts in the United States today.” Scott Candey of Gruntsplatter and Worm Gear credited the CD for “conveying malevolence, rage and also. . . teeth-grinding restraint,” while Jim Knipfel of the New York Press noted “a level of psychological insight not often found in bands of this nature.”

Anyway, after the show, feel free to stop by the stage and question Mr. Williams on important issues like the war in Iraq and Paypal options for purchasing Hope Springs a Turtle!

THUMBS UP FROM THE DEVIL!

Speaking of Hope Springs a Turtle, enthusiastic approval for David's new solo CD has arrived from no less an aesthetic authority than the news page of the Church of Satan website: http://www.churchofsatan.com/Pages/News.html
By the way, we're speaking here of the one true Church of Satan, founded in 1966 by Anton Lavey and listing Jayne Mansfield as an early adherent. The more knowledgeable among you will recall that the pulchritudinous Miss Mansfield is in fact buried in D.E.W.'s hometown of Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania (U.S.A., of course).

TOP 10 LIST!

Meanwhile, in Italy, Hope Springs a Turtle made the 2003 top 10 list of DJ Gianfranco Santoro, who hosts the "Alternative Ocean" weekly radio-show on Radio Onde Furlane (with 1,000,000 potential listeners in Northeast Italy and Slovenia's borders). Santoro is also involved with Nail Records, Ritual Magazine and Ascension Magazine.

SOMEWHAT MORE THAN QUEER. . .

The English band Naevus has recorded a version of D.E.W.'s “Less Than Queer” that will appear as the opening track on a Naevus/Knifeladder joint CD called Document Three, released by Terra Fria, to mark the occasion of the Naevus/Knifeladder show at Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal on May 1, 2004. The first 100 CD's will be used as tickets for the event (available in advance only) and the remainder will be generally released only after the event. Highlighted by acoustic guitar, Joanne Owen's accordian and Lloyd James' stentorian vocals, Naevus' “Queer” is the first “cover” of a David E. Williams song to appear on a public release since Rozz Williams' classic version of “Beautiful Brownshirted Man” on Accept the Gift of Sin.

www.terra-fria.com
www.naevus.co.uk
www.knifeladder.com

I SOLD MY SOUL FOR A CARNIVAL OF SOULS!

Later this year, on Sunday, October 17, 2004, David E. Williams (with Jerome Deppe on guitar) will perform at the 10th Annual Carnival of Souls, a spectacular two-day Gothic and Fetish event in Derby, England. Along with the U.K.'s most popular dark music bands and DJ's, sponsor Nightbreed Recordings also promises a “playroom. . . geared to those who want to take things ‘a little further' regarding fetish pleasures” and “a cornucopia of stalls selling clothes, fetish jewelry, CDs, whips, chains, publications, etc, all designed to stimulate and entertain.” And let's not forget that “selected draught lagers, ciders and bitters will be £1.50 per pint during the whole event!”

Rule Britannia!

More info on this event will be made available upon approach, but those with a sincere interest in attending are strongly encouraged to contact the promoter IMMEDIATELY at carnival@nightbrd.demon.co.uk

- February 2004 -

NOW AVAILABLE:

the First Full-Length David E. Williams Solo CD

in Eight Years!

Hope Springs a Turtle

 

Your favorite singer-songwriter unveils his most dynamic
and challenging musical arrangements to date in a dark
feast of arty pop, neoclassical minimalism and avant-garde
electronics.

15 songs of the hostile Schadenfreude that made him a household name!

  • A Man Needs a Man Friend
  • The Ballad of Bob Crane
  • The Curious Pediatrician
  • Game Warden
  • Teddy Bear Laser Speculum
  • First Time Offender (Prequel to Altar Boy)
  • Seizure Dream Believer
  • The Girl from the D'n D
  • The Need for Less Sex in the World
  • Grey Balloon Masquerading
  • Stalag 69
  • The Unbearably Important Lightness of Being Earnest
  • Carmina Melanoma
  • 10048
  • Improvisation on a Very Sad Theme

 

Lyrics now available at www.davidewilliams.com/lyrics

Featuring Jerome Deppe on Guitar and Backing Vocals

Cover Artwork by BATES
http://www.geocities.com/theonetruebates/

Released on Old Europa Café
www.oldeuropacafe.com
Europe's Premier Music Label

 

$14 POSTAGE PAID

 

Or send check or money order for $14 to:
David E. Williams
P.O. Box 2422
Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA

 

 

 

In other news. . .

D.E.W. is once again collaborating with filmmaker Norman Macera, this time on the soundtracks to two separate films: Lunacidal (currently in edit) and Murder Below the Line (currently in production). According to rumor, the latter movie also features D.E.W. in an acting cameo, playing the role of "Hit and Run Driver."

The trailer to Murder Below the Line (including excerpts of D.E.W.'s score) can be viewed at http://homepage.mac.com/m_3/MBTL.html

 

D.E.W.'s "Hello Columbus" and "Not a Gear at All" appear on an eclectic new compilation CD-R released by the POSITIVESPACE arts cooperative of Fishtown, Philadelphia, USA. The release-- which features handmade one-of-a-kind original artwork on the cover of each copy-- also includes the music of UFO666OK (Faustian cyberpunk), Bilwa (spacey dub), A.M. Endeavors (ethereal indie pop), Roachhowsen (computer-manipulated sonic architecture) and Paul Aston Group (jazz, baby). If interested, send $12 (postpaid in U.S.) or $15 (postpaid internationally) via Paypal or check/ money order to David E. Williams' postal address (see above). Mr. Williams will personally choose one of the scarier CD covers for you. Proceeds benefit POSITIVESPACE (yes, we know it's an odd name for a group that lists D.E.W. as a member).

in U.S.A.
outside U.S.A.

- September 2003 -

NOW AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES
DIRECTLY FROM MR. WILLIAMS!!

Deathpile -- G.R.

The twisted biography of the "Green River Killer" on a new CD
of brutal power electronics and sinister death industrial.
Korg Triton Synthesizer by David E. Williams
Lyrics, Vocals and Moog Prodigy by Jonathan Canady

"G.R""D.E.W.""J.C."

To order from Mr. Williams himself, send $14 postpaid to:
David E. Williams
P.O. Box 2422
Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA

Or make Paypal payment to DEWms@aol.com

G.R. is a joint release of Hospital Productions (www.hospitalproductions.com)
and Force of Nature (www.syntheticcreations.com/forceofnature).

Read the label press release at http://www.hospitalproductions.com/hos-88.html

Or crawl into the deathpile yourself at www.menschenfeind.com/deathpile/

MEANWHILE. . .
THE BIGGEST NEWS
IN THE HISTORY OF THIS WEBSITE!!

Coming in the Winter of 2003

Old Europa Café (http://oec.heilige.net/home/index.html )
Europe's Premier Music Label

Presents the First Full-Length David E. Williams Solo CD in Eight Years!


HOPE SPRINGS A TURTLE

A bitter return to the hostile Schadenfreude that made him
a household name!

Your favorite singer-songwriter unveils his most dynamic
and challenging musical arrangements to date in a dark
feast of arty pop, neoclassical minimalism and avant-garde
electronics.

Stay tuned to this website for details!

- March 2003 -

Limited Copies Now Available
Directly From David E. Williams.

Rozz Williams
Accept The Gift of Sin
Produced and Arranged by David E. Williams

Send check or money order for
$15 (payable to "David E. Williams") to:

David E. Williams
P.O. Box 2422
Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA

For paypal orders, contact DEWms@aol.com.

Read a review of this CD from Jim Knipfel of the venerable NEW YORK PRESS:
http://www.nypress.com/16/9/music/music4.cfm

From the Press Release of Hollows Hills/ Triple X Records-

"For those who remember Rozz Williams as the death-obsessed, androgynous founder of the "Gothic Rock" movement (an epitath he would vehemently protest!) Accept the Gift of Sin will prove a startling revelation. On this recording more than any other, Rozz Williams posthumously emerges as one of the great vocal stylists of the last century. Here, alongside electro-symphonic versions of Christian Death classics, Rozz explores the glamour of Broadway ("Tomorrow Belongs to Me"-from Cabaret), the Quaalude melodrama of 70's pop ("I'm Not in Love" by 10cc) and the innocence of Tin Pan Alley ("Dream a Little Dream of Me"). This CD presents Rozz as you've never heard him before, in a one-time live collaboration with friend, namesake and aesthetic bedfellow, David E. Williams. David, a songwriter described in one apocalyptic journal as "Liberace with a brain tumor," compliments Rozz's voice with the synthesizer orchestrations that have brought him international renown among lovers of dark and degenerate music. Completing the magic are Jerome Deppe (guitar), Lou Pepe (accordion) and Kenneth Brune (saxophone). Having existed only as a rumor for over 6 years, this important live document now sees the light of day."

In other news. . .

Field Tales-

The Urge Within (Deathpile's dark ambient side project featuring D.E.W. on synthesizer) appears on a new compilation entitled Field Tales released by Hospital Productions. Williams and Canady contribute "Rostov Killing Fields", a haunting mix of cold electronics with documentary samples related to Russian cannibal/ mutilator Andrei Chikatilo (http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/chikatilo/coat_1.html). Inspired by the 1980's industrial cassette culture, Field Tales comes on three 60 minute cassettes packaged in a heavy vinyl cavity case with insert. Other contributors include Atrax Morgue, The Grey Wolves and the always popular Priest in Shit. Hospital Productions, which will soon release Deathpile's G.R. CD, can be reached at http://hospitalproductions.com/.

Wie Sagt Man "Taxidermy Tragedy" Auf Deutsch?-

An interview with D.E.W. appears in the Winter 2002/2003 (#30) issue of Germany's BLACK Magazin. Note: although conducted in English, the interview transcript was translated into German for publication. To order BLACK, visit www.blackmagazin.com.

Alumni Report-

Congratulations to Lou Pepe, accordion player on such D.E.W. songs as "Pumpernickel Crust", "Fear of Food", "Fishhead Reprise and Variation" and "Beautiful Brownshirted Man" (as well as the entire Accept the Gift of Sin CD). As a documentary filmmaker, Lou (along with partner Keith Fulton) has received great critical acclaim for a new release entitled Lost in La Mancha. The film chronicles legendary director Terry Gilliam (of 12 Monkeys fame) and his ill-fated cinematic retelling of the Don Quixote legend. In the words of Variety magazine: "There's no shortage of disaster stories in the history of film production, but none have been recorded with such frankness, immediacy and aching sense of disappointment as in Lost in La Mancha… entertaining and instructive... a tantalizing memorial." The film is currently showing in arthouse theaters nationwide. For additional info, go to www.lostinlamancha.com.

- January 2003 -

Emerging from the mists of Apocrypha. . .


	      Into the realm of historical truth. . .


Two madmen and a diabolical plot to murder Halloween. . .


	      On a record you thought couldn't possibly exist:


ROZZ WILLIAMS

ACCEPT THE GIFT OF SIN

Produced and Arranged
by David E. Williams

A document of their one and only live collaboration on October 26, 1996.
(with Jerome Deppe, Kenneth Brune and Lou Pepe)

Available from Triple X Entertainment in February 2003
Distributed by Navarre Corporation
www.navarre.com 800-728-4000

Featuring: Cavity, When I Was Bed, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, Beautiful Brownshirted Man, I'm Not in Love, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Mindfuck (Soundtrack to a Murder).

Liner Notes by David E. Williams. Photos of Rozz by Dan Hendel.


Meanwhile, in other tales of collaboration, Mr. Williams has been named a fulltime member of Deathpile, the power electronics project of Dead World's Jon Canady. “It's quite a challenge,” admits David. “I'm not allowed to play any notes!”

In fact, David created most of the audio neurological disturbances on Deathpile's new CD, G.R., a commissioned homage to Washington State's Green River Killer. (Mr. Williams would love to describe the release as a power electronics opera, but he's afraid that Mr. Canady would punch him.)

Canady's lyrics, as usual, tell the story from the viewpoint of killer/ rapist/ all-around-evil-guy. “I came home from the Navy to a f**ckin' whore!” he intones in the exposition, and we're sure that even the most sensitive of sensitive males will empathize.

Though none of the tracks will remind you of, say, “I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver,” this CD's singularly unrepentant violence will certainly frighten your neighbors and set a new standard for depravity in your music collection.

G.R. will be released sometime in 2003 by Hospital Productions (no relation at all to Ospedale Records).

Contact the Hospital at http://www.hospitalproductions.com

And, as always, get your latest Deathpile reports at http://deathpile.blogspot.com

Photo of Deathpile from their Providence, Rhode Island show in February 2002. That's David in the background at the keyboard. (Photo by UFO666OK.)


“With the rise of Schoenberg as the representative modern after World War II, the music world was subjected to one pulverizing barrage after another. By the time the public emerged from their sonic bunkers, everyone was too shell-shocked to complain any more. . . The liberation of dissonance had annihilated music.”

--E. Michael Jones, Dionysos Rising

- August 2002 -

On August 11, 2002, Lucky London England was the scene of David and Jerome's first ever performance outside of the United States. Williams delighted and disgusted the fickle Brits, setting the tone with his introduction to “Beautiful Brownshirted Man”: “We're Americans. . . you're British. . . let's sing a song about some Germans!” Of course, the cognoscenti knew where things were headed from the start, but many a casual concertgoer left the venue with a startled mohawk.

With anti-American hysteria running rampant through socialist Europe, “Hello Columbus” took on a new resonance with the words “Ave Columbus” intentionally mis-sung as “God Bless America.” “I've had a great time in London learning about your empire,” Williams explained. “Now I'm going to sing a song about OURS!” Whoosh and ke-rang went the distortion and feedback . . . 1492 again and again and again. (Or was that 1942?)

Musically, the set alternated between softer piano/guitar/vocal numbers and sequencer-driven club favorites. Possibly one or two audience members actually sang along with “I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver.” Nothing drives the kids crazy like a waltz!

Williams and Deppe headlined an evening that also included astounding performances by Andrew King (a living embodiment of England's warrior past-really, we're not kidding) and Naevus (a 4-piece band poetically bridging the gap between existentialism and cultural pessimism.) Stay tuned to this website for information on the possible release of a 7” vinyl commemorative of the event!

Additionally, David, Jerome and UFO666OK extend the warmest of gratitude and love to Lloyd James, Joanne Owen, John Murphy, Andrew King, DJ Antichild League, Hunter Barr, Compulsion online, TimeOut London, the Euston Plaza Hotel, the Imperial War Museum, Amalfi's Italian Restaurant and everyone else in that great city of great politeness and very little litter.

SET LIST
1. Sandra Lindsey
2. Beautiful Brownshirted Man
3. The Ballad of Bob Crane
4. The Curious Pediatrician
5. Sarah's Booted Boy
6. Hello Columbus
7. Listen Somewhat Awkward
8. Less Than Queer
9. Altar Boy
10. I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver

ALL PHOTOS BY UFO666OK:

For photos of David and Jerome's July 28th "open rehearsal" in Baltimore, Maryland, click onto:
http://www.angelfire.com/goth/OrchidsDreaming/dewshow.html

- July/August 2002 -

David E. Williams Over London

David E. Williams and Jerome Deppe
After 13 Years of Collaboration
Will Perform Outside the U.S.A. For the First Time Ever

Sunday, August 11, 2002
London, England

Presented by Operative Records

VENUE:
The Verge
147 Kentish Town Road, Camden (Nearest Tube: Kentish Town)

OTHER PERFORMERS:
Andrew King-Stirring Renditions of Traditional English Songs
Naevus-Acclaimed Acoustic Modernists
Performing Material from their New Album Behavior
DJ Antichildleague
Hagshadow Stall

Doors Open 8 pm…..Admission: 5 pounds

In other news, Mr. Williams sang and played the grand piano on Friday, July 12, as part of a lobby reception for a screening of the horror film Bride of Chucky during the 2002 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. (We apologize for not announcing this event on the website, but Mr. Williams was invited to perform with only 2 days notice!) Actress Jennifer Tilly and screenwriter Don Mancini were on hand for a "gruesome gaggle of giggles" that also featured the ventriloquist "Mr. Dead Guy", the maniacal doll "Chucky" himself, and a naked girl transformed into a gargoyle by some really cool makeup. (Jennifer Tilly thought the gargoyle was a mannequin and accidentally touched it in the breast!) Friends and strangers alike were delighted as Williams belted out "The Dead Hymen/ Hello Columbus Medley" (sic?), "The Ballad of Bob Crane", "Altar Boy", "Beautiful Brownshirted Man" (very popular in the gay community), "Fear of Food", "I'm in Love with the Ambulance Driver", "My God and My Dog", and, finally, two obscuriosities from long, long ago: "No Fun Anymore" and "The 23 Definitions of Love."

In other film news, the July 1 screening of The Strike Zone was a great success. Abundant audience laughter suggested that the film's ultimate humor triumphed in spite of its accurate, hyper-realistic depiction of skulls being smashed with baseball bats. Mr. Williams blushed at the applause that greeted his name during the closing credits and would like to thank all those who attended.

- June/July 2002 -

The Strike Zone-- an oppressively dark comedy film with original music by David E. Williams-- will make its public premiere on Monday, July 1, as part of the FEATURES AT THE FIVE II Film Series at The Five Spot Nightclub, 5 South Bank Street (just off Market), Philadelphia, PA, USA (telephone 215.901.3771).

The cash bar at FEATURES AT THE FIVE II opens at 7 pm. Drink specials run from 7 to 8 PM, with the evening's feature film beginning at 8:30 PM. Admission is $5 at the door. Filmmaker Norman Macera will be on hand to introduce his film and answer questions afterwards.

The Strike Zone is a gory Cinderella tale in which a psychopathic cross dresser finally gets his shot at playing big league baseball. Clubbing his way through several bodies, and destroying a pair of his best fishnets, he proves that everyone deserves a second chance at the "Great American Dream."

Each Monday, from June 10th through July 8th, the Five Spot will unspool an eye-popping Philly Premiere of an unusual local work. The movies were selected by local film director Andrew Repasky McElhinney (whose Chronicle of Corpses was listed among the New York Times top 10 films for 2001), photographer Ed Eberwine III, and editor Mike Brand. Other films in the series include Crap (June 10), Lethal Force (June 17), In Our Garden (June 24) and Bitters and Blue Ruin (July 8).

Additional information at:
http://www.armcinema25.com/featuresatthefive.html

COMING SOON!
Important NEWS about an upcoming show in London!

- May 2002 -

The following is a press release regarding a solo CD by Jerome Deppe, guitarist and ideological consort of David E. Williams:

JEROME DEPPE has released his second full-length compact disc of original musical renderings. This latest effort was recorded entirely at his home subterranean studio in Baltimore, Maryland and mastered by Andrew Raison at BIG SKY AUDIO in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Deppe has once again captured the essence of post apocalyptic ennui with his thunderous use of synthesizer and guitar coupled with his ethereal and often times tragic vocals. Borrowing from his vast musical experiences with DAVID E. WILLIAMS and reaching into his own dark malevolent psyche, Deppe has tapped into a rich and sonorous vein of gloriously maddening sadness.

This release, entitled THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, is available directly from the artist for $14.00 postage paid.

Check or Money Order made payable to Jerome Deppe.

CONTACT:
Jerome Deppe - P.O. Box 19086, Towson, MD 21284-9086
thedeppe@yahoo.com

- March 2002 -

MOVIE SOUNDTRACK NOW ON CD!

Mr. Williams' haunting film score to Norman Macera's The Strike Zone is now available in limited quantities on CD-R (personally burned for you by David himself!).

Composed and recorded at David's house, the score takes three or four elemental American musical themes (we won't tell you what they are) and perverts them into electro-symphonic monstrosities that mirror the comical yet rather unpleasant nature of the film.

Along with the more orchestral numbers, the CD also includes some scene-setting music from other genres: "Teenage Oxycontin Party" is dark techno, while "My Dad. . . A Whore. . . A Box of Mom's Shit" evokes a mutant pornographic lounge vibe.

Williams' mandate was to compose a soundtrack in the epic Hollywood style, and director Macera was overjoyed with the results. "David has created an old-fashioned big screen score that reeks of unapologetic brilliance," he enthused.

Macera describes the film itself as "a twisted Wonderful Life, where a psychopathic crossdresser gets his shot at big league baseball. In this Cinderella tale, Eddie Holden must club his way through several bodies and destroy a pair of his best fishnets to prove that even a deeply disturbed lunatic deserves a second chance at the Great American Dream."

Uplifting stuff!

Your personally-burned CD-R of the soundtrack is available for $10 postpaid from David E. Williams, P.O. Box 2422, Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA.

MEANWHILE. . .

Mr. Williams is also busy at work on a new CD of actual songs! Tentatively titled Hope Springs a Turtle, he's recording the album at his Philadelphia home on an 8-track digital recorder. You'll recall that David's last full length CD, I Have Forgotten How to Love You, was released on Cthulhu Records way back in 1996. Stay tuned to this website for additional updates!

"SPECIAL GUEST STAR: DAVID E. WILLIAMS. . ."

David will play synthesizer for the power electronics group Deathpile in Providence, Rhode Island, on Saturday, March 23, 2002. Deathpile appears at approximately 10pm as part of DFR Fest at Met Café', 130 Union Street (admission $10). Produced by Dragon Flight Recordings and sponsored by Release Entertainment, the evening of experimental music will also feature such underground notables as Schloss Tegal, As All Die and 27.

WARNING TO DAVID E.WILLIAMS FANS-

Deathpile's unrelenting wall of hatred and distortion may not appeal to lovers of Mr. Williams' endearing pop sensibility. Still, although painful at first, you may learn to love it. And afterward, visit with David, who may or may not provide you with a candy bar.

For a Deathpile profile:
http://www.leechnest.net/ntt/info/interest/deathpile.html

Und, fur meine Deutsche freunden:
http://www.pagandance.de/words/deathpi/rdepi.html

AND FINALLY. . .

Congratulations to Judith Schaechter (cover artist of A House for the Dead and a Porch for the Dying and I Have Forgotten How to Love You), whose work has been chosen for the prestigious Whitney Biennial 2002 (at the Whitney Museum in New York from March 7 to May 26, 2002). The Biennial selection is the latest in a long line of successes for Schaechter, whose stained glass parables have previously enriched the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Those of you near Philadelphia can view some of Judith's newer pieces at the Snyderman Gallery, 3rd and Cherry Streets, from March 1 to March 30, 2002.

To view Judith Schaechter's work on line:
http://missioncreep.com/schaechter/

- November 2001 -

On October 26, 2001, Mr. Williams performed before a crowd of approximately 200 heroic citizens at Club Insomnia in post-terror Washington, DC. The audience swayed and swooned and repented to a just Catholic god, as Williams wove his tales of quiet desperation punctuated by occasional epiphanic violence. He even screamed during a couple numbers, something one has never heard on a David E. Williams CD! As the 40-minute concert concluded, Mr. Williams bid his admirers farewell with a timely "God Bless America! Long live Western Civilization!" (David would like to personally thank Jerome Deppe-the greatest guitar player in the world-and Boole-the headlining act who delighted all with hot saxophones, a cover of "Mr. Roboto," and a stirring rendition of "Thanks for Playing", their best-selling techno anthem for the U.S. war on terrorism.) Photos by UFO666OK and a set list follow:

Additional photos of this performance can be viewed at:

http://www.dugard.org/DAVE/GALLERY/102601/
http://www.ghettogoth.com/nicewhiteppl/dew01.jpg
http://www.ghettogoth.com/nicewhiteppl/dew02.jpg

SET LIST
1. The Curious Pediatrician*
2. Hello Columbus
3. Little Miss Consumptive Icon
4. Sarah's Booted Boy
5. Seizure Dream Believer**
6. Taxidermy Tragedy
7. Listen Somewhat Awkward
8. Pumpernickel Crust
9. Not a Gear At All

*--As yet unavailable on any official DEW release, "The Curious Pediatrician" originally appeared on Cleopatra's Merry Maladies compilation.
**--10/26/01 marked the debut live performance of "Seizure Dream Believer," an unreleased newer song about an unfortunate incident involving an epileptic woman. The song's electronic string arrangement is loosely based on the tintinnabulation techniques of the Estonian composer Arvo Part.

- October 2001 -

David E. Williams will perform live for the first time in nearly 3 years on Friday, October 26, 2001, in Washington, DC. Mr. Williams (who will be joined on stage by longtime guitarist Jerome Deppe for the first time since May of 1998) opens a special Club Exile/Bastille Halloween show that features the technologically twisted Boole as the headlining performer.

  • DATE: October 26, 2001
  • PLACE: Club Insomnia, 714 6th St, NW
  • TIME: Doors Open 9PM
  • ADMISSION: $10. 18 and Over.

For more details on Boole: www.boole.org
For more details on Exile and Bastille: www.in-exile.net

- April 2001 -
- FILMWORK! -

Mr. Williams is currently composing and recording the soundtrack for an
independent film with the tentative title of STRIKEZONE. Director Norman
Macera describes the film as "the story of filthy degenerates who get a
second chance at the Great American Dream."

Mr. Williams was attracted to this film because all of its characters are
completely unlikeable. (Also, it bristles with the kind of anti-sexual
homoerotic tension that always inspires him to excellence.)

Aside from one conga line number, the score consists primarily of dark
orchestral motifs composed on David's new Korg Triton keyboard.

Festival and arthouse release of STRIKEZONE is expected within a year.

- September 2000 -

While the last year has seen David E.Williams fall deeper and deeper into a
near comatose languor, guitarist Jerome Deppe has busied himself crafting
mini-symphonies of guitar, casio and drum machine. Jerome's latest 4-track
recordings combine evocative, melodic guitar with sonorous vocals and a keen
sense of the cinematic. Reminiscent of mellower Swans, Cocteau Twins and
the darkest of dark psychedelias, these creations are now available--exclusively
from this webpage-- on a CD-R entitled Who Stole My Eyeliner?

To order, send check or money order payable for $10 to Jerome Deppe c/o:

David E.Williams
P.O. Box 2422
Philadelphia, PA 19147

- September 1999 -
- David E. Williams Pays Tribute to Christopher Columbus -

Three years after the release of his critically-acclaimed I HAVE FORGOTTEN
HOW TO LOVE YOU CD, David E. Williams returns to the musical fray with a
stirring tribute to the first American hero, Christopher Columbus.

It's 1492 all over again, as savage white noise collides with a delicate
string quartet and Williams sings merrily of slaughter, Faustian hegemony and
the drying socks of failed contemporary artists. As Deleuze said of
Sacher-Masoch, Williams once again demonstrates "a peculiar way of
'desexualizing' love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of
humanity."

HELLO COLUMBUS is a 3-song CD EP that also features "Not a Gear at All" and
"Listen Somewhat Awkward." Musically, it is Williams' first official release
to be recorded entirely on traditional analog equipment. Enigmatic and
sometimes harsh electronics weave dramatically through the performances of an
ensemble that's very much alive-with Jerome Deppe on guitar, Kenneth Brune on
saxophone, Michael Scott on drums and The Academy Quartet on strings.

This special, limited edition CD can be ordered by sending $7 (postage paid)
to:

David E. Williams
OSPEDALE RECORDS
P.O. Box 2422
Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA

(Please make check or money order payable to "David E. Williams")
********
What are they saying about…
                             DAVID E. WILLIAMS?

 "something quite splendid, almost primitively unique…"
      HEADPRESS MAGAZINE, U.K.

"distinctive creative genius…"
      PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"songs that can be as tender or as vicious as they come, each marked by a
uniquely demented sense of the absurd."
       NEW YORK PRESS

"dark and lovely…"
       PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER

"great songs, crafted with both honesty and wit and performed to hypnotic
effect…"
       PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY

"one of the true eccentrics of independent music."
       CAMERA OBSCURA MAGAZINE

"maybe the greatest living musical genius to grace these shores since, well,
since ever…"
       THE BLACK FLAME
       (International Forum for the Church of Satan)

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