This is the first installment of novelist, screenwriter, and musician James Greer’s diary of his fall tour opening for Guided by Voices with his band, Détective. (Greer previously appeared on this website when Nicolle Elizabeth interviewed him for her ongoing “Go Forth” series.)
September 18, 2012: Athens, Georgia
Really boom-y live footage of us playing “Holy Ghosts Citizens Club” from our album However Strange in Orlando, FL at The Beacham.
Official video for the song “Monochrome Girl” by Détectve from the EP Basket of Masks
Shot & Directed by: Mike Postalakis
Edited by: Roberto Campos
Starring: Alison Gingerich
Plato distinguished between opinion or common belief (doxa) and certain knowledge, and that’s still a workable distinction today: unlike ‘1+1=2’ or ‘there are no square circles,’ an opinion has a degree of subjectivity and uncertainty to it. But “opinion” ranges from tastes or preferences, through views about questions that concern most people such as prudence or politics, to views grounded in technical expertise, such as legal or scientific opinions.
You can’t really argue about the first kind of opinion. I’d be silly to insist that you’re wrong to think strawberry ice cream is better than chocolate. The problem is that sometimes we implicitly seem to take opinions of the second and even the third sort to be unarguable in the way questions of taste are. Perhaps that’s one reason (no doubt there are others) why enthusiastic amateurs think they’re entitled to disagree with climate scientists and immunologists and have their views ‘respected.’"
Official video for our song “Monochrome Girl” from the EP Basket of Masks. Directed by Mike Postalakis. We really like it and hope you will, too.
DETECTIVE’S “TELEPHONIA” FROM THE “HOWEVER STRANGE” TAPE OUT ON BURGER!!! FEATURING JAMES GREER OF GUIDED BY VOICES!!!
Albini version of Guided By Voices “He’s The Uncle” from proposed Power of Suck concept album. This appeared on Under The Bushes Under The Stars in an adulterated form with double-tracked vocals and guitar solo. This is the original. Noise courtesy Jim O’Rourke.
"Albini-verison" means "the version recorded by Steve Albini at his recording studio. Jut to be clear. We recorded five or six songs there. A few have never been properly released as they were originaly recorded. This is one.