[Grief] Nanavesh

Grant Regnaert tripreset at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 9 14:35:35 PDT 2011

FUNNY, now that you mention it, I do seem to recall Gen introducing himself as David Brookes in an early gig. Not sure which one.. would have to go thru my TG 24 box. 

And yes... the cassette is in fact called 23 Drifts to Guestling, which I believe was initially released on February 23rd, 1983. 
The cassette was the final and (I believe) the 4th release, as it had NANA 004 printed on it, as well as on the CD that was reissued about 2 or 3 yrs ago. 
Its about an hour long and some stuff is from Gens answering machine. But the majority of it is various random stuff, ranging from tracks by Martin Denny, COUM Transmissions and Gen's Early Worm album (extracts), TG, to an early PTV demo of Stolen Kisses. 
And some interviews- radio etc. 
Though the majority of the album is made up from a bunch of random sound bites from Charles Manson to Sleazy, to Adi Newton to Gen, Monte Cazazza, etc. talking about various random and hilarious stuff. 
Great piece of documented history to have. 
However the main problem with the CD reissue is that the last few seconds of each track is cut off, so you miss the main point or punch line of all the sound clips, which is what the majority of the album is made up of! 
So its pretty frustrating. BUT, luckily my friend transfered his cassette to CD a long time ago and made me a copy. So I just listen to that, as its not chopped off at the end of each track plus his transfer sounds a LOT better than the actual CD that came out a few yrs ago. 
Even though the CD was sold thru major labels/shops like Soleilmoon, where I bought mine. I am pretty sure its a bootleg, thus the lack of remastering and care that went into rereleasing it on CD.

---Original Message---
From: "ellis britzius" <zontar_98115 at yahoo.com>
Sent: 8/9/2011 1:16 pm
To: grief at hollyfeld.org
Subject: Re: [Grief] Nanavesh

Didn't Gen introduce himself as "David Brookes" during one of the earlier gigs? I'm sure it's in the 24 hours box somewhere.

And the casssette, I believe, was called "23 Drifts To Guestling", and was some stuff off Gen's answering machine, which made for fun listening.

--- On Tue, 8/9/11, david brookes <harmaline23 at hotmail.com> wrote:

From: david brookes <harmaline23 at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Grief] Nanavesh
To: grief at hollyfeld.org
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 12:23 PM

Nanavesh was a sort of semi official fanzine run by Dave Farmer. The first issue came out early 1980 just before the 'Heathen Earth' LP came out. The second was all about Psychic TV and the last was a cassette. He was good friends with Gen and spent quite a bit of time with him the the late 70's, visiting Beck Road many times.
Dave is also friend of mine so if there's anything else you need to know ask here and I'll email him. I'm not promising he'll answer as he's a private guy but you never know. 

From: markstevens2010 at O2.co.uk
To: grief at hollyfeld.org
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:29:12 +0100
Subject: [Grief] Nanavesh


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Hi all, Just wondering whether any of you on here know much about Nanavesh.  Are there any good places to get the history of the fanzine? How many were there and what were the editions? Cheers Mark  
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