Tune in to SEC-TV three nights a week for the next month or so to watch DISC40 on Public Access Television or watch here live on our very own PortFire TV channel over at YouTube. Thank you to all of the performers and presenters! Thank you to Frank Fulchiero at SEC-TV for filming and editing this TV video!
I heard you knocking
at our cellar door
shakey made a run to New York
and he had scored
and you were desperate
how did you know?
acceptance proceeds at
its own pace
perception is constantly
a step behind
a step behind
it was a secret
until it wasn’t
the neighborhood kids didn’t hear our warnings
they were simply kids
tired of warnings
tired of fighting
tired of trying
some were revived
and some of you died
lyrics by Ellery Twining
from RESULTS, track released June 1, 2023
Django Django are a British art rock band based in London, England. Formed in 2009, the band has released four studio albums starting with their self-titled debut in 2012. Their latest album Glowing in the Dark was released on 12 February 2021. This music video was shot in Stonington, CT and released 24 January 2021.
Written, Directed, and Produced by James Canty
“The future is now Old Man!”, he said to himself.
Official Website: http://chicago1893.com
Documentary Film: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JCPFJ54
the debut Solo LP from Rich Freitas
Weatherall is the first music video from Ellery Twining’s debut solo album “Revenge”, released 17 January 2022.
It is a deep dive into intergenerational relationships…
Written and directed by Mystic photographer Michelle Gemma, featuring archival photographs from Mystic’s 1990’s underground dance party scene at Mars Hall, alongside video footage from last decade’s recreation of scene at the Workshop.
Edited by Jim Canty.
The song and video are a tribute to British producer/DJ Andrew Weatherall (1963-2020), who passed as Twining was writing the songs for “REVENGE.”
Song credits: Ellery Twining (all Noises) Dave Bentley (the Bass Guitar) Brad Bensko (Electric Guitar) Jason Curland (Percussion)
Produced by Eric Lichter at Dirt Floor Recording & Production Haddam, CT
Engineered by Guido Falivene
Video credits: All photographs and video by Michelle Gemma Except two indoor Mars Hall dance party photos by Kerry Niering and Mars Hall demo photos by Erin Pipping
Models: Carly Straub and Jane Anderson
Photographed March 2022 in Mystic, CT, USA
Found an old file with all the lyrics I wrote with the band Seratonin.
Not for the first time, I was volunteered for good reason out of the band, and they blossomed into Low Beam —
I treasure the lyrics and songs from that early 2000 era.
First up is the most poptastic track on the LP:
She turns hypnotic trancelike
He wants the sonic dreamlife
She hits that disco jukebox
She turns him round so latenight
yeah, it’s a fine time
yes, it’s the finest on top
yeah, it’s a fine time
so why did you mess It all up?
She gets so cardinal baby
He gets that blast so crazy
She gets all sonik trancelike
She turns him right round round round
He wakes up cold and lonesome
She isn’t there to hold him
He scrapes them bits of nothing
He prays and hopes for something
You’re my skullcrusher
crush it up….
“They Who Transplanted Still Sustain”
“The brand’s beleaguered design team, accustomed to a spreadsheet mentality—churn out X chinos in Y colors, repeat—were suddenly given what felt like creative carte blanche. Drexler “put the product and the design before the business, in a way,” recalls a former employee. “He made the creative drive the business.”
Drexler once told a roomful of employees that he’d passed on a hire because the candidate didn’t know the meaning or origin of her high school’s name. How could you go someplace every day and not be curious enough to figure out where the name came from? Drexler stayed five steps ahead, and for those who could keep up, the sky was the limit: invent a new product, a new category, a new business within the business. And if you can’t keep up, get the hell out of the way.”
“The original Fitch High School (now the former location of Fitch Middle School) was built in 1928 next to the Town Hall on Poquonnock Road, and was funded in part by the will of a local merchant, Charles Fitch, with the stipulation that it be named after his son, Robert E. Fitch. In the early 1950s, the district enrollment was larger than the school could handle. The school district decided to split to a junior high and senior high system. In 1954, the school district built a new school, the current Robert E. Fitch Senior High School, in its current location at the top of Fort Hill Road, and renamed the existing school Robert E. Fitch Junior High School.”
Notable alumni and faculty:
- Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner
- Dave Campo, Dallas Cowboys Secondary Coach
- Jason Filardi, screenwriter: 17 Again, Bringing Down The House
- Jesse Hahn, Major League Baseball player
- John J. Kelley (1930–2011), winner of the 1957 Boston Marathon, member of two U.S. Olympic Marathon teams and a coach at the school
- Fran Mainella, National Park Service Director, 2001–2006
- Paul Menhart, former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Matt Harvey, 7th overall pick in 2010 MLB draft to New York Mets
- George Hall, Arena Football League linebacker
- Samantha Urbani (Singer/ Songwriter)
If you have not checked out the music of Samantha Urbani, I urge you to do so forthwith: https://luckynumber.bandcamp.com/album/policies-of-power-ep