Newzrag #10

Big Heavy World Newzrag #10, November 16, 2000"Broken Ribs and Diner Food"

Hey there, yeah you. It's me again, back from the dead here to deliver to you your healthy dose of local music, so open wide and say ahhh........ written by the ever elusive Joe "insert clever name here" Atherton. and if you have anything you'd like to have thrown in here for the next ish, mail it to and we'll get the word out fer ya.

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Stuff Inside: * Upcoming Big Heavy Concert Broadcasts To Point Your Mouse To * News at Big Heavy's * Charlie Messing Holiday MP3 Single Giveaway * Seth Yacovone Ships To The Boot...(Italy!) * New Gregory Douglass CD On Its Way * Burlington News from New York City! Wait A Minute... * Upcoming 242 Main Shows * BHW Thanks Very Special Happy Shiny People

Label Newz: ~ BHW Releases Los Angeles Music Awards Compilation CD ~ Chin Ho! 'Girl' EP Licensed to Dawson's Creek ~ Upcoming chainsaws.and.children Shows

For The Music Makers and Dream Weavers: + Record the Next Buzz Homebrew Theme Song

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UPCOMING BIG HEAVY WORLD ONLINE BROADCASTS From our molten broadcast core we bring to you, whereever you may be.....SATURDAY 11/18 DYSFUNKSHUN, WRECKINGHORN from 242 Main SATURDAY 12/2 THE MAGIC IS GONE, CLOUD ART from Club Metronome. Check live concert streams and BHW's 24-hour Vermont music stream at And partake of the scene from your very own home.

NEW CDS AT VERMONTMUSICSHOP.COM Support local music by purchasing music this holiday season from Vermont musicians at Big Heavy World's Vermont music from all genres can be found, sampled and purchased at If you are a Vermont musician (and you know who you are), your CDs can be sold in Big Heavy's massive online store on a consignment basis. Contact Dave "The Store God" Donegan at for more info. Recent arrivals at include new recordings by Strangefolk, Nigel Guy, Natterjack, some winter cheer from Charlie Messing, and more. Make somebody really psyched this season by introducing them to the best in Vermont music. Or treat yourself to some music. It beats the hell out of fruit cake. And hey, you'll be supporting Big Heavy World and original local musicians! Fa lalala la lala la la...!

Here are the recent big sellers at - Stand Up Eight - Zola Turn - chainsaws.and.children - Rusty DeWees

FREE CHARLIE MESSING HOLIDAY MP3 SINGLE Download Charlie Messing's holiday single "'Tis the Season" from the BHW CD Giveaway page at Here's a description from the man himself: "We bring you an original Christmas tune, reflective of both tradition and the world of the present. Based on the seasonal tunes of yore, we bring a touch of irony and postmodern wistfulness to the holiday repertoire. Though we face the issue of whether some will find one line offensive (If youre so goddam nice, no one shall you eer despise), we intend by this line to convey a quest for sincerity, and suggest that the holier-than-thou supporters of the Christmas season may be reminded that they should follow their own advice. (In other words, if youre charitable at Christmas, you should be that way all the time.) The word goddam, in this context, merely conveys a heartfelt involvement with the judgemental - it is not meant to be profane in any way. We are delighted to amuse those who are amused, and we are saying to everyone that, though there is economic pressure to commercialize Christmas, there is an abiding spirituality in this holiday which challenges hypocrisy and champions sincerity. We hope you get a kick out of it." The four-song CD single is available at The single features another song from the upcoming album, a previously unreleased version of one of the songs on BIT, and a demo version of one from the new album. The album, What Happened?, will be hopping into your CD player late November. A joyful season to you all."

SETH YACOVONE HITS OVERSEAS With help from the Home Grown Music Network the Seth Yacovone Band is shipping 120 of their CDs to Italy! They got a wonderful review for their "Yessir!" album in Italy's version of SPIN and those Italians just went crazy. Good Job Guys!

GREGORY DOUGLASS CD ON ITS WAY The new Gregory Douglass CD is hitting the streets soon. Get to one of the five CD release shows to grab a copy: 11/30 UVM Living/Learning Center 8pm; 12/1 Borders Books (Burlington) 8pm; 12/4 Johnson State College 7:30pm; 12/8 Contois Auditorium 8pm; and12/23 Higher Ground 8pm. Check I mean it...go...right now!

BURLINGTON NEWS FROM NEW YORK CITY Jeremy Skaller gives us the scoop on what's news with Burlington ex-pats in NYC: Craig Mitchell has been in NYC five months and has already released three dance records, landed regular DJ gigs, and is working at Kinetic Records. Robert Larow (Orange Factory) has been a production genius this last year, working with De La Soul, Wu-Tang Clan, and Kelly Price, just to name a few. John Hill, also of Orange Factory, now works at Sony Studios. (Credits: Joe, Michael Jackson, Isaac Hayes...) Jeremy Skaller has written and produced the year's biggest dance record: "Don't Want Another Man", sung by Tina Anne, was #1 on the Billboard charts and the song's been performed from NY to Japan. Way to make a scene!

UPCOMING 242 MAIN SHOWS Everyone go check out your local all ages club on: FRIDAY 11/17 Drowningman, Downslide, Disillusioned, Suffer The Masses 8pm $5; SATURDAY 11/18 Dysfunkshun, Colepitz, Shuv, Wreckinghorn 8pm $5; WEDNESDAY 11/29 Movie Night 7pm; MONDAY 12/4 Kill Your Idols, STMP, more TBA. Ya can't beat that with a stick!

SHOUTOUTS AND THANKS TO: JASON MILLER for fixing our electro-deathray-plasma logo sign. He's our electro-supah-hero, and now the interns can stop daring eachother to lick the damn thing. PAMELA POLSTON and SEVEN DAYS NEWSPAPER for being so kind to us in their latest music issue. Photo and everything!, I promised myself I wouldn't cry... ANDY JONES for the wonderful monitor cable. PA LOCKRIDGE for the hard drive. MIKKI LOCKRIDGE and her Los Angeles posse for representing Big Heavy World at the L.A. Music Awards. KURT HEIDEN & CREATIVE LABS for sending us the new NOMAD II MP3 player that so many Burlington artists have tracks shipping with. We love you all!

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BIG HEAVY WORLD RELEASES LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS 2000 SONIC SAMPLER (Here's the press release:) The 17-track promotional compilation features music from nominees of this year's Los Angeles Music Awards event. The CD represents many Los Angeles-area sounds including aggressive alternative fare from the uncompromising lyricist SAINT EVE, wry and melodic country from RAVEN WYLDER, and the ground-breaking industrial metal of CARBON 9. Big Heavy World recording artists CHAINSAWS.AND.CHILDREN and CHIN HO! bring destabilizing east coast tech-core and irresistible all-American pop to the project. Other artists appearing on the CD include PI GAMMA, LISA LASHAWN, DARREN FALCONE & THUNDERBOX, BEYOND CONTROL, VENESA, PAUL OSCHER, JENNA MUSIC, JARED DOUGLAS, BURNING CANDLES, UNDERCRUSH, THE PUSH, and the CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA. THE LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS recognizes and honors regional and national grassroots music communities during a yearly entertainment blowout of live performances and celebrity award presenters drawn from music, motion pictures, television and radio. The event was founded in 1991 by music journalist Alfred C. Bowman to bring attention to the Los Angeles regional music scene by giving merit and recognition to bands, musicians and other individuals for accomplishments and contributions within their industry. The CD will be distributed to attendees of the Los Angeles Music Awards, November 21, 2000 at the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, California, commencing 6:30pm. Celebrity presenters at this tenth annual event include Ozzy Osbourne and Kari Wuhrer. Event and ticket information is available at The '10th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards Sonic Sampler' was made possible by sponsor LIQUID AUDIO (Nasdaq: LQID), a leading provider of services and software that enable musicians, record labels and music retailers to digitally-deliver professional-quality music via the Internet ( The packaging was created by Jager Di Paola Kemp Design, creators of the Phish 6-CD box set 'Hampton Comes Alive,' Phish 'Farmhouse,' Def Leppard's 'Vault' Greatest Hits collection and 'Slang' release. ( The CD is also made possible with mastering and manufacturing support from DISC MAKERS (

CHIN HO! LICENSED FOR DAWSON'S CREEK Columbia TriStar Television has licensed the 'Girl' EP for this season of Dawson's Creek, joining ranks with other bands and artists like Shawn Mullins, Train, the Jayhawks, Shawn Colvin, and Sixpence None the Richer. The D's Creek crew met Chin Ho! at a Wilmington NC shoot, dug what they heard and the rest is history! Catch Dawson's Creek on the WB and keep your ears peeled for Burlington's own!

UPCOMING CHAINSAWS.AND.CHILDREN SHOW Check out the electro-destructo-lazer-sonic core hell at First Night Burlington Dec. 31 Edmunds School Gym w/Wreckinghorn, more! ALL AGES.

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RECORD THE NEXT BUZZ HOMEBREW THEME SONG It's true, it could happen to you! Kevin Murrihy, our esteemed local-show DJ at 99.9FM The Buzz, is holding a contest for the next Buzz Homebrew Show theme song! Tracks should be one minute or less and include mention of "99.9 The Buzz" and "Homebrew Show" of course. Email Kevin at for details! You could hear yourself every Sunday night on your very own local music radio show!


ABOUT US: BHW is Vermont's tech-heavy music cheerleader, Promoting local artists through emerging technologies and publishing, the comprehensive online guide to regional music known as "Burlington's Urban Scene Web Site". We also run an expanding record label with releases from Burlington's alt-rock kiddies Chin Ho! And the techno-core harbingers of doom chainsaws.and.children. Contact us at 800-303-1590, or P.O. Box 428 Burlington VT 05402. The Big Heavy World Web site is made possible by our generous annual sponsors: WBVT UPN (, Magic Hat Brewing Company (, Seven Days Newspaper (,, SoVerNet ( and Small Dog Electronics ( ..........................

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