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27 december 2005

by Alex:

read this, quite cool:

Charles Schultz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life.
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." (Charles Schultz)

22 december 2005

from Alex:

CoS with Sissy Boyz

20 december 2005

CoS Newsletter 20 December 2005

7 december 2005

CoS Newsletter 7 December 2005

2 december 2005

CoS Newsletter 2 December 2005

25 november 2005

CoS Newsletter 25 November 2005

17 november 2005

CoS Newsletter 17 November 2005

14 november 2005

CoS November 2005 US tour poster

4 november 2005

CoS Newsletter 4 November 2005

4 november 2005

by Alex:

Hi all,

Can everyone read this email from Vivien Goldman,
she is giving us permission to release the
song "Laundrette", but she says she doesn't have a
good master and that we should buy the record and do it that way.

Can everyone keep an eye out? If you find it let me know, we have to get this song for the forthcoming all-girls compilation Girl Monster on CoS Records!

:) searching for Laundrette!

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Vivien Goldman
> Date: 4 November 2005 18:21:09 GMT+01:00
> Subject: from Vivien Goldman
> Hey Alex,
> Great as ever talking to you. Meet your fellow 
> Alex, surname Marsh,
> who co-produced my comparatively recent, unreleased
"Lovers Ragga"
> version of Craig David's 7 Days. He is sending it
over later today.
> I just listened back to the German re-issue of
Launderette, the old
> tune,  and I am actuallly a bit unhappy with the
audio  -- I sent a
> digital version to them that I thought was OK, but
now it sounds
> thinner somehow -- and am wondering what to do about
it. Wish you
> could find the record. Can you do me a favour and
buy it on EBay
> and I'll reimburse you? That way you would get it
> Let me know your thoughts.
> thanks & one love
> Vivien

See also:

Typical Girls

6 october 2005

from Mingo PR


Chicks on Speed Records artist with full-length UK
tour with PLANNINGTOROCK in support!

Mon. 10 OCT – LONDON, The Underbelly 300, Upset the
Wed. 12 OCT – MANCHESTER, The Kolondyke Club
Thur. 13 OCT – SHEFFIELD, The Cricketers
Sat. 15 OCT – ABERDEEN, The Peacock Arts Centre
Mon. 17 OCT – NEWCASTLE, Cineside
Tue. 18 OCT – HULL, The Adelphi
Wed. 19 OCT – LEEDS, Brundell Social Clu
Fri. 21 OCT – BRIGHTON, The Hanbury Ballroom
Sat. 22 OCT – BRISTOL, The Cube Cinema
Sun. 23 OCT – LONDON, Cargo

Chicks on Speed Records recording artist and RAINCOATS
member with a one-off festival appearance.
Thurs. 24 NOV – LONDON, The Spitz, Atlantic Waves
festival, with The Gift and Fat Freddy

Chicks on Speed Records artist with new LP and new
Fri. 4 NOV – LONDON, Trailertrash
Sat. 5 NOV – LONDON, Club Motherfucker

CHICKS ON SPEED RECORDS: New full-length CD from SUSANNE BROKESCH "Emerald Stars" just mailed and out mid Nov. Beautiful ambient soundscapes and some twisted pop! Brand new ANGIE REED – she’s back! It’s the “XYZ Frequency” CD and it’s sassy and twisted and a lot of fun. Angie’s word plays are in full effect. Also, limited mailout of her amazingly fun new single “Hustle a Hustler” with mixes from ERIC D CLARK (Whirlpool Productions), NAMOSH, and CANDIE HANK (Patric C). Really great.

5 october 2005

by Alex:

I have been invited to be part of a debate as part of an exhibition at The Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona. A women's relationship to the music industry, should be very interesting indeed!

I keep you posted...


Programació Àudio
Del 25 al 28 d'octubre de 2005

Una sèrie de debats, presentacions, entrevistes i un espai de consulta a l'entorn del processos de producció, representació i distribució de la música i la relació que estableixen amb les pràctiques feministes.

Divendres 28 d'octubre, 19h. Auditori
Taula de debat amb Terre Thaemlitz, Genis Segarra (Astrud),
Alex Murray-Leslie (Chicks on Speed) i el públic
De 24 a 3h. Muziclub Pigalle, Balmes, 90. 08008 Bcn
Performances i DJ's party amb Terre Thaemlitz + Nurse, etc.

Més informació i retransmissió en directe del programa a:

30 september 2005

by Alex:

this was where i dj´d, great outcome!

Dj´s against hunger!


Begin forwarded message:

From: "Edu M-ACT"
Date: 30 September 2005 02:23:21 GMT+02:00
Subject: DJs contra la Fam - Closing...

Greetings from Djs contra la Fam

As a DJ that has taken part in this event you deserve to be informed about the results of this project.

As you probably saw, everything went very well.

A few numbers:

11 DJs from the 24th (plus 4 from the presentation party) and five live VJs.

54 voluntaries.

684 people paid for tickets.

52 invites for press, sponsors, and companies related to the sector.

6.039 EUR were made on tickets and profits from the bar, all of which will be destined for the completion of the building of the public dinner in the Obra Social de Santa Lluisa de Marillac.

The days just before the festival there were references to DJS CONTRA LA FAM all the way up to the 5th "O" on Google search engine.

There were no problems during it and nobody needed medical assistance.

One thousand smiles.

In summary, it was a pleasure which we hope to continue enjoying in the coming editions.

> Thank you very much for all your support,

Eduard García - DJs contra la Fam

13 september 2005

by Alex:

this flyer is made by silvia prada, a great illustrator,
i quite like it.

Alex from Chicks on Speed DJ set
Jueves 15 de Septiembre
Club 13 Plaza Real 13 BCN

6 september 2005

by Alex:

I will be djing at the following event

The collective (MATERIACTIVA) is organising a benifit on September 24th, part of the Festes de la Mercé (town local popular feast), will be organizing the festival DJs Contra la Fam (DJs against Hunger), an event of solidarity focusing to collect funds to help in the construction of a social canteen in the Barceloneta district. The organisers have prepared three stages at the Convent de Sant Agustí, where DJs will be performing from 18h to midnight.

Place: Centre Cívic Convent de Sant Agustí
(c/ Comerç 36, next to El Born old market)

Inner court of the Covent, open air stage.
18-19h – DJ2D2
19-20:30h – Andy Cato
20:30-22h – Alex Murray-Leslie

15 august 2005

CoS newsletter 15 august, 2005

8 august 2005

by Melissa:

That's Kathi Glas who sews for us and her oversized sewing machine, with my baby Sidney: the picture is taken at the recent art exhibition in Innsbruck. And here is Sidney chatting.

I have been doing Europe gigs with CoS, just when it's too far, then I don't go. We will be doing a Norway tour 25-28 August.

30 july 2005

[prologue]: Chicks on Speed DJ set on 29 July 2005 @ Green Room, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; as part of the opening of the "[prologue] - new feminism/new europe exhibition" (29 July - 18 September 2005).

23 july 2005

Mass Production vs. Collector's Edition - Workshop

14 july 2005

"It's Not What You Think, It's The Way You Look - a CoS exhibition @ Kunstraum Innsbruck, July 15 - August 13, 2005

1 july 2005

>From Mingo PR July 2005 Newsletter:

"CHICKS ON SPEED RECORDS: Two new remix 12"s from LE TIGRE and 1 remix CD project to come this month. One 12" features remixes from PEACHES, NDB and JUNIOR SENIOR. The other features remixes from RICHARD MOREL, ARTHUR BAKER and CRAIG CRISTANSAND. The CD features them all. To be mailed out later this month and out in AUGUST."

30 june 2005

CoS featured at Turn to the Left artists' fashion show, 8th July 2005, 291 Gallery, 291 Hackney Road, London, UK.

19 june 2005

by Alex:

Re: what is kommandomixing?

it's a great text!

fits to what CoS is for sure!

13 june 2005

Disko Cabine compilation with Melissa

17 may 2005

by Alex:


madrid was a great party UNTIL the resident dj physically forced kiki and i from the decks. he firstly stood close behind us, telling us to get off, following that he put down the faders, then threw my vinyl off and pushed me in the chest, holding my arm tightly. of course, after this act of aggression, i too pushed him back, you could say we had a bit of a tussel, the guy was a maniac.

we and friends, realised the situation could be dangerous, and kiki and i gave up and left the decks, after playing 2 hours 25 minutes, our show was contracted for 3 hours.

in the future, we really need to check the promoters, clubs and resident djs out, this guy definitely had a jealousy problem. thanks to a friend of ours we managed to escape the club without the situation escalating.

wow, what a DICKHEAD!

i just want to know his name, maybe we can let others know about him... warn other djs.

11 may 2005

CoS in Moscow with Nina and Irina (image sent by Alex)

28 april 2005

In anticipation of their upcoming Moscow gig, Brian Droitcour of Go magazine (Moscow) interviewed one of the Chicks, Alex Murray-Leslie, originally of Australia and now residing in Barcelona.

Are you looking forward to your second gig here?

A: Absolutely. The crowds don't just look spacey and out of this world, they are truly fans of crowd participation, which is one thing we value very much.

What else impressed you about Moscow?

A: I was very surprised by the mud-covered cars, it reminded me of the Mad Max films that I was a big fan of when I was growing up in Australia.

My first impressions of Moscow were something in between a Wim Wenders film and Mad Max. It truly competes as a new type of world city, full of weirdness, originality and hypermodernity, alongside Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Sao Paolo. These cities are so excited to go into the future that they stand way out past the oh-so-trendy and boring places like New York, London, and Paris.

Your latest album is called Press the Spacebar! Why?

A: We use that term before we go on stage. We ask our sound technician to "press the spacebar" and shazam! The show begins!

There's a song on Press the Spacebar! about the joys of housework. Do you seriously love chores?

A: When you travel as much as we do, and stay in uncommon places, you start to miss all of the normal things in life, waking up in the same bed, etc. People always want what they can't have. I have to say it's quite comforting to be at home with your loved one and sweep, dust or vacuum clean. No joke!

It calms you down. I would have to say I am really into vacuuming.

7 april 2005

CoS newsletter 4 april 2005

1 april 2005

Melissa's Tenticalism collage

23 march 2005

What Is Music 2005, Melbourne live review

20 march 2005

CoS in Singapore shots

CoS at Triangle Club, Tokyo

10 march 2005

more CoS pics from australia

9 march 2005

by Alex:

CoS touring USA... maybe in 4 years

7 march 2005

by Alex:

CoS What Is Music tour pics from Australia

24 february 2005

>> From CoS Records Guestbook...
> ---

> "2005-02-22 Exposed >

> Exposed >

> CoS actually write all and
> messages themselves. They get great
> laughs out of that. Sometimes they flip a coin about
> whose turn it is to be arg or punksoph. They say
> cutting and pasting all those multiple "CHICKS ON
> SPEED SUCK" posts is great fun. This is actually part
> of a future CoS project of a forthcoming
> record/video/book/DVD/computer game/fashion show. > Keep contributing."
> ---
> If this is true, a great prank! ;)

by Alex:

no but funny!

i think we need to censor the cos book or?

by Melissa:

why do we need to do it if there are kids with time on their hands to do it for us.
it does make us look controversial though, doesn't it?
just when I thought we were getting too accessible.

10 february 2005

by Melissa:

hi, here he is,
am so crazy about him.

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