The Long Goodbye
The latest album by Pere Ubu, The Long Goodbye
is the end of a road. David Thomas has been talking about Pere Ubu's journey on the road that passes Satisfied City for many years but he has now declared that they have arrived at the end. Named after Raymond Chandler's novel Mr Thomas says "This wraps up every song and story that Pere Ubu has been telling in different ways for the past forty plus years. It is one definitive hour that provides the answers to the questions we've been asking and delivers it up into what I consider the definitive destination. It is not the end of THE road for Pere Ubu but the beginning of a new road."
By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki
"You haven't heard Pere Ubu until you've heard Pere Ubu live." The album of Pere Ubu's Coed Jail Tour on colored vinyl and cd.
"It captures some genuinely thrilling performances. If you've managed to get to 2020 without hearing anything by them, you could do a lot worse than By Order of Mayor Pawlicki. Thank God for Pere Ubu. They were the first, and they'll probably be the last." - Ian Rushbury, Pop Matters
Datapanik TV has premiered
DPK TV (Datapanik TV) kicked off June 5 2020. It's a livestream hosted by David Thomas. All Ubu All The Time - Q&A sessions, unreleased material, insight, unique ideas, exclusive videos and concerts. Go to the Calendar Page
for a schedule. $5 a month gets you access. You can delete membership, hassle free, anytime. Become a patron and join by clicking here.
What is Datapanik?
It's surprising to many that the Constitution does not provide for a popular vote to elect the president. The decision is left to individual State legislatures. Those legislatures have decided that a popular vote will determine how that state's electoral ballots will be allocated. It would be, however, arguably Constitutional for a legislature to ignore the popular vote in its state. What is the point? Click here to go to the article.
The Great American Novel by Pere Ubu
"Is there such a thing as "The Great American Novel"? There is an argument to be made that David Thomas, over 45 years and with assorted collaborators, has been writing that very thing and that The Long Goodbye is its final chapter." - Ed Whitelock, Pop Matters
Mission Statement For The Ubutique / Hearpen Download Page
The Loudness War is unabated. The collateral damage cannot be calculated.Sound is fundamental to the individual and social pursuit of culture. The Loudness War reduces Shakespeare to a Fantastic Four comic book, Beethoven to an iPhone ring tone. It decimates the vocabulary of sound. It wipes away its grammar with a flood of slang and impoverished lingo. I choose to not participate. Click here to go to the article.
Manhattan Death Trip
by David Thomas
Be wary of self-proclaimed authorities on cultural events who were not participants in those events, who collect gossip, rely on the memories of the disgruntled and are ever eager for a sensational interpretation of the inconsequential or mundane. Click here to go to the article.
Read the David Thomas Death Protocols
. David wants it on record that we never said The Long Goodbye
was a farewell or last album, or that any subsequent tour is a farewell tour.
Paul Hamann (1955-2017)
died September 14, 2017 in a Cleveland hospice. He was 62. Click here to go to the article.