MARCH 21, 2016
Denver show, Friday, April 22 at the Syntax Physic Opera, with I'm A Boy.
JANUARY 17, 2016
Kill Apollo, Vortex Flower, and Intergalactic are all available on iTunes:
JANUARY 10, 2016
Kill Apollo and Intergalactic are digitally available on Amazon: STE on Amazon
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Just mastered five Space Team songs from "Kill Apollo," recorded with Keith Cleversley in Chicago. Rob Beaton, who was an engineer and mixer on The Intergalactic Torch Song and is an all around good guy and bad ass did a great job mastering these songs and they will be digitally released along with the rest of the Space Team catalogue by the end of the year.
OCTOBER 25, 2010
We have a new spatial domain! spaceteamelectra.NET is now the official Space Team Electra site, the spaceteamelectra.COM domain is no longer associated with the band or its members. There are still some funny links here but I'll try and fix that and will be updating with a new section and photos before the year is out.
JUNE 7, 2007
"All this was a long time ago, I remember,
And I would do it again, but set down,
This set down
This: were we led all that way for
Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly,
We had evidence and no doubt, I had seen birth and death,
But had thought they were different; this birth was
Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.
We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,
With an alien people clutching their gods.
I should be glad of another death."
WE ARE 99.999% SPACE!!!
'Had a great time last year! Played with Branca in the spring, recorded some guitar and vocals on a few other projects, and did a mini-spoken word tour in September-October. Played my first solo gigs at the Montreal Pop Festival and at The Metro in London- where I also did a spoken word performance for the BBC Electric Proms:
More updates soon! Happy New Year. 2007 is the year that everything changes. I know you know what I mean. You can feel it.
Got back from India after a two month trip and returned to Los Angeles in February. I recently had the deep honor and pleasure of playing with Glenn Branca and an amazing assembly of musicians at Disney Hall last night, March 29th, on Symphony #13 "Hallucination City" for 100 guitars. I've always been a fan but even if you're not, well, this piece would convert the dead. If you haven't listened to Branca's work yet, do yourself a favor: www.glennbranca.com. "Hallucination City" is one instance where the phrase "intelligent design" is entirely applicable... and so is "intelligent chaos," because Branca uses chaos and order with equal intensity and dexterity and finally reveals them both for what they really are, i.e. dualtisic emanations of the same vast sonic singularity. Writer and composer Virgil Moorefield played the drums like a six-armed Nataraj and composer/multi-instrumentalist John Myers was poetry in motion as our inspiring conductor, "signalling through the flames!" If anyone wonders what the real thing sounds like... just check these guys out.
Love to you and see you soon- Myshel
New interview on the very cool progressive music website Nucleus, based in Buenos Aires. Sergio Vilar rocks! http://www.nucleusprog.com.ar/ingles/r-ste.htm
Also check out http://www.Radio-Indie-Pop.com if you have broadband! They have a great playlist and spin some STE!
February 14th, 2005
Special Valentine for my father, Dr Prem S Prasad, who died December 29, 2004. His love, his humor, his unconventional vision and untiring support have inspired and lifted me all my life.
"No longer in Lethean foliage caught- Begin the preparation for your death.- And from the fortieth winter by that thought- Test every work of intellect or faith- And everything that your own hands have wrought,- And call those works extravagance of breath- That are not suited for such men as come- Proud, open-eyed and laughing to the tomb."
November 3, 2004
They’re saying that Bush has the largest popular vote in our history but that’s only because we have the largest population in our history.As an incumbent President, he actually won with one of the lowest margins. All this talk about unity is ridiculous. Should we be united in destroying the Bill of Rights? In a fundamentalist Supreme Court?Sending women back to the medieval age? Should we unite to allow the destruction of some of the most beautiful places on the earth and the rampant pollution of our air and water by corporations who are only interested in their short-term bottom line? Should we unite in excusing energy conspiracies and major scale fraud? Unite to destroy international peace treaties including nuclear proliferation? Should we unite to support a war we were LIED to about while thousands of US soldiers and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis are lost?Should we be united in making the lives of the poor and the elderly here at home 200% harder while giving wealth unchecked power?How am I supposed to be a human being with any conscience and be united with that?! No thanks. Maybe he won an election but he didn’t win the nation. He does not have my assent. He will not get my assent. I’m not ready to get all cuddly and unified over this fascist agenda, so count me out.
We've got a long four years ahead of us. But guess what? We're ready. See you in the streets (and at the polls in 2006 and 2008)!
Space Monsters! I'm still working up new tunes but I'm swinging a clipboard more than my guitar these days, freezing my Pleiadian ass off out here in swing-state Michigan, canvassing for Move On PAC to get out the vote and defeat Karl Rove and George Bush.
So a lot of the Pro-Bush people out here are telling me that they're voting for him because they're scared of a terrorist attack and they think George Bush can protect them, as if someone else was president for those nine months before 9/11 and he was called in like some kind of quarterback hero on September 12th. "Not on my watch?!" Whose watch was it then?! Now this apocalypse-loving "mex missenger" of the Lord wants another four years to champion his natural constituency (pre-cerebral fetuses), demonstrate his General Custer-like "unwavering certainty" in Iraq, drill for oil in every back yard (think Jethro of the Beverly Hillbillies moving to the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge), and dress up in his lost-member-of-The-Village-People flight suit costume to combat "evil doers" everywhere! What a joke. Governments shouldn't be working with metaphysical concepts like evil, they should be busy dealing with reality, like the need for clean air and water regulations, schools, health care, authentic security issues, human rights, humane economics and intelligent diplomacy, and keeping the corporations the fuck out of the public till, for instance.
Is there evil in the world? Probably. But that's for us poets to deal with, not Presidents. Please, W. Being President of the United States is really "hard work." Why don't you leave it to the grown-ups?
Thunderstorms and fireflies are the two best things about where I am right now (the midwest).
Still working on the Denver August show- will keep you posted! Thanks to everyone who replied regarding the "Kill Apollo" EP's and I sent the five copies out last week! Meanwhile, here are the links for my article on Haiti as well as a bit of a new song in Scott Thill's cool new literary journal, "Along For the Ride:"
So, don't be jealous, but I'm drinking some of the best Red Zin I've ever had. Whenever I read Whitman while I'm drinking, I feel like he's challenging me personally. You know, like Uncle Walt's throwing down the glove. I'd love to get in street brawl with him right now, I'm so in the mood to see what's under that beard.
Favorite eleven films (at least at 3AM during a thunderstorm and drinking wine and not including The Matrix or Lord of the Rings films):
Joan of Arc (Dreyer's silent film, not the new one), Medea (Pasolini, with Maria Callas, my hero), My Dinner With Andre (FYI Wally and Andre MC'd "Poems Not Fit for the White House" at Lincoln Center after the big February anti-war march in NYC- very cool to see them up there), PI (Who has not contemplated the treppanning solution?), Gadjo Dilo (French film, gypsies, requires vodka for full audience participation), The Cradle Will Rock (Tim Robbins film about 1936 US labor/art wars), Divine Horsemen(documentary of VooDoo by Maya Deren, who was hanging out Joseph Campbell and members of The Living Theatre back in the day), How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Donnie Darko, and the Valley of the Dolls (I know, I'm sorry, I can't help it, I just love that movie... I could have included The Cabinet of Dr Caligari or Reds or Star Wars or Gandhi, but no, not tonight... "Sparkle, Neeley, sparkle..." For Bill Hicks it was "COPS," for me it's "Valley of the Dolls")
P.S. If you're in Toronto or Los Angeles, check out the Rodney Grahamexhibit. It's title is "a little thought," and is a sort of... an exercise in innocence. I really loved it. It's at the Art Gallery of Ontario through June 27th (I saw in when I was in Toronto for the Kalachakra at the beginning of the month) and will then be at The Museum of Contemporary Art in LA on July 25th-November 4.
"Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo, let me share your burning pillow..."
Hey Space Teamsters and Electralytes! I was just in LA (special thanks to LA pop goddess Wendie Colter for housing me and nursing my broken heart) and got to see Scotland's Mogwai at The Knitting Factory. They now officially rule my world. I also saw a screening Jean Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast" which was lovely but I'm still disturbed by his alleged fasc-kissing during the Vichy reign... Speaking of France, "Modigliani and the Artists of Montparnasse" was the show up at LACMA. Beautiful. I'm a huge fan of Italian-born Amadeo (much prefer him to Mr Columbus as far as Italian ex-pats go). His art dealer, Zborowski, commented on his drunken and erratic but always generous behavior by saying, "Not all saints are angels..." When I came back to Denver I met Dennis Kucinich (US democratic presidential nominee) and listened to him speak at a community fund raiser at The Mercury Cafe. Do yourself (and the rest of us) a favor and check Dennis out: http://www.kucinich.us/
Thanks to everyone who came out to the gallery on Halloween- what a weird night! Treated to lots of tricks. Cheap Tricks?! It ripped the wings right off my back (if you were there, you know what I mean).
Meanwhile STE's new release "The Intergalactic Torch Song" has a very beautiful, very thoughtful review in the fantastic UK music magazine, "Losing Today" Check it out online at: http://www.losingtoday.com/reviews.php?review_id=610&band_alpha=s
Also check out reviews of Intergalactic and Vortex Flower in Finland's Psychotropic Zone at: www.unimeri.com (I love this site). Special thanks to Monique van Doorn.
Look for the art of Blue Carnation, a collaboration by Shadow Omegaand Miss Ashkta, which will draw from themes and images in Intergalactic (sounds very cool, I'm looking forward to seeing it)! http://www.angelfire.com/nv/ShadowOmega/home.html
And you MUST check out www.Morphizm.com, an incredible progressive on-line arts/politics mag that I can't praise enough! Scott Thill is the man to watch- screenplays, novels, reviews, Bush bashing- everything you need to feel like this really is your planet after all! A couple STE songs have just been added to the radio playlist- and look for a new column from yours truly which will be up soon!
Finally, there's an interview with me about STE and the new record in Melt Magazine's issue #27- read it at www.Meltmagazine.com - and beware if you're accustomed to seeing only WOMEN as magazine wallpaper, cuz this magazine turns it around a bit! Read Mel's statement to find out where she's coming from.
Want to get STE records in your local store? Let me know where you'd like to see them and I'll get on it!
With love - Myshel