- From: "Dr. David A.
- Well, the end of an
era has come, as Dr. David A. Orr prepares to leave
- Proto:Vex. That's
right, make sure you understand: Proto:Vex is DEAD. Why
- you ask? Why, indeed.
Let's see what Dr. Orr's reasons for leaving
- 1. None of them are
friends. they don't "hang out" or "party" together. Dr.
- Orr doesn't even like
to be seen around Ric Dahlgren.
- 2. Ric can't drum.
Trish can't sing. Dr. Orr is of the opinion that taking
- on Ric as a drummer
was the fatal mistake, for Ric is old, tired, and washed
- up, having spent too
much time learning to punkpunkpunk drum really fast and
- lay on incessant,
unnecessary fills and double-bass foolishness that he
- doesn't know how to
just... *drum*. And anyone at Oricon or any other P:V
- show can attest to
the fact that Trish can't sing and that her entrance into
- the band was the
beginning of the long, drawn out end. She really could
- developed her voice,
as Kim Gordon did, into a dynamic instrument but she
- was too lazy to do so
(it was hard getting her out of bed for 5 PM
- 3. After Oricon, Dr.
Orr wanted to write new material. *An album's worth* of
- new material, to be
recorded by Herr Prof. Swimm and released on CD this
- summer. We managed to
write two songs. P:v started writing a third in early
- July and *just last
week* (!) finally played it as a full band at what would
- prove to be P:V's
last show. That is NOT efficiency, and efficiency is of
- paramount importance,
as you all know.
- 4. Dr. Orr realized
after a conversation with Dr. Spanglestein before that
- last show that Health
Worldwide is ultimately more satisfying than P:V and
- results in more fun
surprises, which shouldn't be the way a solo project
- relates to a band in
which (supposedly) a few people are adding their own
- stuff together. It's
sad, because Nich is really a superior bassist who
- writes well. But he
could never muster the energy working with Dr. Orr
- So, what's next for
the indefatigable Dr. Orr? Well, continued HWW work, of
- course, as well as an
exciting band prospect with some friends which
- promises to be more
interesting than P:V was. you can never tell, but Dr.
- Orr expects it to be
much wilder and more insane and loud and noisy and
- Yours in the pursuit
- Dr. David A.
- Founder, Institute of
Bastard Science (BS)
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all that apply)
- Co-editor, M.O.D.
- General Director,
- Questions? Comments. OOBS