Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stop! Stop! Don't Touch!

Here's my take on the 1963 French hit single by Patricia Carli "Demain tu te maries/Arrête, arrête! Ne me touche pas" (Tomorrow you are getting married/Stop, stop! Don't touch me). This song gets 15th place in the rankings of French 45's ever sold. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Carmencita dances to The Cat Song

Here's what it looks like when a very talented Spanish dancer from 1894 dances to my song about two cats, a couple of mice, and a swimming pool.
Video by Glockabelle from Library of Congress footage of "Carmencita" (1894) 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I wanna be your boyfriend

Glockabelle covers another Ramones classic en français. 
Video by Glockabelle from public domain footage of "The Crazy Gang" (1937) including the highly dramatic and combatic Apache Dance. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

French-fried Ramones

Glockabelle covers a Ramones classic en français. 
Video by Glockabelle from public domain footage provided by archive.org. 
[1930]  "Felix the Cat - April Maze." Felix takes his nephews, Inky and Dinky on a picnic that is complicated by rain, and a food swiping rabbit and bear. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Glockabelle on the BJ Rubin TV Show

Tune in this evening to Manhattan's Public Access Television Station from 11pm-midnight on MNN1 in Manhattan (Time Warner 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) or watch it on the internet
http://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel  The show will feature 12 bands and various regulars including: Barr/Shea/Dahl, Frankie Cosmos, American Liberty League, Weasel Walter, and Glockabelle

"Epically magical and wacky moments of the music and comedy variety will certainly transpire this evening as staunch DIY visionary host BJ Rubin opens his doors to you (yes, you!) to be part of his audience as he presents a super-rare live show taping of his longtime seizure-sparking, ape-shit public access program, The BJ Rubin Show." - BRAD COHAN

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Glockabelle at Brooklyn premier of Appropriate Behavior

Glockabelle was invited to perform on July 31st as part of Rooftop Films screening of Desiree Akhavan's "Appropriate Behavior" (official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival). More info here: https://rooftop-films.squarespace.com/glockabelle/

Friday, May 30, 2014

Glockabelle on Clocktower Radio

On May 20, 2014, Glockabelle was Clocktower Radio's featured guest on "Playing Hooky!" Have a listen below to her live set and interview:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Glockabelle @ The Wick w/Marnie Stern 5.8.14

Woot woot! I can't believe I opened for Marnie Stern last night. Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan and @Erik_Erikson for the photos: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/05/marnie_stern_hu.html#comments

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Glockabelle @ Baby's All Right w/James Chance and Melt Yourself Down 3.18.14

Monday, March 3, 2014

WFMU Kinks Girls Compilation

Julie of WFMU's Dark Night of The Soul asked me to record a Kinks cover for an all girls compilation, so here's mine with animation from "Arthur (Or The Rise And Fall Of The British Empire)" (1969)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Planet Claire (93.1. FM Aligre, FM - Paris, FR) "La Souterraine"

Glockabelle was chosen as one of the artist's on Planet Claire's (93.1. FM Aligre, FM - Paris, FR) underground indie compilation "La Souterraine" along with Francophone artists Pain-Noir, Gontard!, Chevalrex, Antoine Loyer, Michiniak, Nouveau Zodiaque, Cliché, Hyperclean, and Baron Retif-Concepeion Perez.

Download it here: http://souterraine.biz/album/la-souterraine-vol-2

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Glockabelle on Planet Claire (Aligre 93.1 FM - Paris, France)

Glockabelle's "Chat Fétiche" was featured this week on the program "Planet Claire" (Aligre 93.1 FM - Paris, France)  click here for the full playlist

You can download this song about cats falling into a swimming pool for free at http://withamessyhead.bandcamp.com/album/you-dont-have-to-be-fashionable-vol-2

It was released as part of the French compilation "You don't have to be fashionable, Vol. 2"

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Glockabelle performs Live on Radio Campus Paris

In June, Glockabelle was asked to perform a mini live set with her casios on Radio Campus Paris 93.9 FM. You can have a listen here:


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Glockabelle on Radio Campus Paris 93.9FM

June 14, 2013 - Glockabelle was a guest on Radio Campus Paris' "Les Montagnes Russes" with Florent Taillandier for a session of musical ping pong. Have a listen here:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Glockabelle studio set and interview on "Dark Night of the Soul with Julie" on WFMU

Glockabelle was asked by Julie Benneck from WFMU's "Dark Night of the Soul" to perform a live set in WFMU's studios. Glockabelle performs solo and with Ethan Snyder on drums. Below you can hear the set and Julie's interview with Glockabelle:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Glockabelle on WFMU's "Dark Night of the Soul with Julie"

Glockabelle's version of "Paint it Black" featured on "Dark Night of the Soul with Julie" on 91.1FM in NYC [May 9th episode // 2:09:03]


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Glockabelle featured on CASAMONITA's "Earbleed"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

new WOLF BBQ video

The very kind folks at Adrian Grenier's Wreckroom Records made a video for Glockabelle's "Wolf BBQ". Check it out here :  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

handmade music


glockabelle performs
@ cultureFix nyc
Handmade Music Party
casio vl-5
mozart bach beethoven

thank you, Peter Kirn

paris cinema

july 2010 - glockabelle was commissioned to write and perform an original work for the 2010 Paris Cinema Festival trailer. More info on glockabelle and the festival: http://www.pariscinema.org/uk/news2.html?actu_id=221

Festival Paris Cinéma 2010
Uploaded by festivalpariscinema. - Classic TV and last night's shows, online.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

glockabelle on cosmic music diggers, radio campus paris 93.9 FM

Glockabelle was invited to discuss her work and perform live on Radio Campus Paris' Cosmic Music Diggers show, animated by Le Cosmic Monsieur himself, Francois-Regis Levol. Please see link below for details:


Saturday, July 26, 2008

sophisticated pling pling

The NY Times says Glockabelle makes "busy metallic pling"

[6.14.08] Technique in action: The glockenspiel has a new heyday in indie-rock, following a lineage from Phil Spector through the E Street Band through U2’s first album to the Arcade Fire. But I haven’t seen one played the way the Fiery Furnaces did: not with mallets, but with thimbles on fingertips. That can make for more simultaneous notes, more busy metallic pling.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

what's in that bag #2

July 12, 2008.
Approx. 6:50 PM.
Canarsie-bound L train, NYC.

Bespectacled lady asks the golden question.

I give an honest answer.

"God bless you" she replies.

souvenirs for a digitabulist

[from left to right] Nebraska, Missouri

holy grail of thimble stores

is in Boulder, Colorado

[although I'm told it's a national chain]

dented thimbles

[Aspen, Colorado] Only one week into the tour and I realized my thimbles had taken on a form of their own. This resulted in a frantic quest for replacement thimbles at all the drugstores in Aspen. Unfortunately, all I could find were zinc thimbles which are not as comfortable/malleable as the aluminum ones I usually use. Oh well. But I did find a jump rope.


Chez Starbucks. [Pomona Beach, CA]

what's in that bag #1 ?

On a flight to San Francisco, a fellow passenger was curious enough to ask...

I gave an honest answer.

He says "I knew with that cat on it, it must be something important."

Sunday, July 6, 2008

food box

kansas city, missouri