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DAEVID ALLEN’S UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS - SEA SONG B/W OCEAN IN THE DISTANCE 7”
The last recording by University of Errors to be
released on January 13, 2016 in honor of Daevid Allen’s first non-birthday day,
it would have been his 78th birthday but it isn’t.
It is the bands’ version of “Sea Song” by Robert
The recording was done at Daevid’s home studio in May
2011. Daevid reworked and finely tuned his vocal and glissando parts and the
final mix was done by Orlando Allen in 2014.
It was Daevid’s idea to release it as a thank you to
everyone after his surgery and temporary recovery in 2014. He chose the artwork,
photos and b-side “Ocean In The Distance” from the album e2x10=Tenure.
It is being released as a 7” single and available via
mail order from GAS
It is packaged like a small album in a cardboard sleeve
with a spine and full color inner sleeve and pressed on heavy audiophile quality
is a newly released DVD of Daevid Allen’s
University Of Errors third and final performance
at The Assembly Rooms in Glastonbury, UK
on 30 May 2008.
first in a series of Lawrence the Monk Gongish
films spanning the years - bizarre treasures
each and every one - catch-phrase, "I
didn't even know he filmed that!".
at exclusively at The GAS Bazaar for a reasonable
by Bracketpress in association with Tin Pot Productions
21 June 2015 - Out Of Print; but you can read it for free here: http://www.universityoferrors.com/error.pdf
AUSTRALIS BOX SET by daevid allen
A benefit for Planet
idea for this project was first mooted up at a System
7 / The Orb all-nighter in Manchester a couple of years
ago. Our friend, The Tin Man, had three pieces of work
with him that Daevid was keen to see published, and
after the work we did with him in 2011, wondered if
we would be up for it. Of course!
was great to have the opportunity to work with Daevid
on soundbites 4 tha reVelation 2012, and was another
one of those occasions where I ended up working with
someone who’s work I’d first come across over 30 years
ago when the Gong LPs Magick Brother and Floating Anarchy
1977 were being passed around the school yard.
on Error Australis began just as Daevid went off on
a tour of Japan with You Me & Us. After a lengthy
period of radio silence we heard Daevid had been diagnosed
with cancer, and was in hospital having intensive treatment.
never had the pleasure of actually meeting Daevid –
10,500 miles aside – we were away when he was in the
UK, but his funny playful emails were a joy.
are gutted that Daevid never got to see this box set
published – the book proofs were delivered to The Tin
Man on Friday 13th March, the day Daevid passed. Work
to complete the project continues, and will be a benefit
for Planet Gong to help them towards tying-up Daevid’s
extensive musical estate.
to 100 copies only, the box set will comprise of:
AUSTRALIS – ASTRAL ASIAN INVASION 2011”
Allen’s University of Errors Australian tour diary,
May 2011. Written in his idiosyncratic style, full of
humour and word play. Full-colour throughout, featuring
band photographs and those they met on their way.
page, square-format hardback
FOR STARTERS or AUSFART IN BONN”
poem concerning the consequences of having a broken
tour bus toilet while suffering a chronic attack of
the trots. Gong European Tour October 2009
pamphlet with coloured card cover and letterpress printed
– The Remarkable Story of The Pot Head Pixies”
published in 1966, before the formation of Gong, this
text features the first appearance of the Pot Head Pixies
who would become key characters in the Gong mythology.
The pixies are green with propellers on their heads,
and they fly around in teapots [© ireckon.com]. Pe-published
here for the first time in over four decades.
square format pamphlet, card cover. With reproduction
of Daevid’s 1966 PHP illustration.
left the Blue Planet March 13.
HOPE FOR HAPPINESS - UNCON 06
An interview with Josh on All About Jazz website:
7, 2013 : Utrecht (NL) - Professor The Rev
is officially awarded as Professor at the
University of Errors,
in charge of the
Faculty of Abstract Ethics
University Of Errors entire
faculty are taking 2012 off from the rigors of academia.
Members of the band have a lot of
projects to keep them occupied
Daevid and Orlando are preparing
for touring in Europe in October and November with Gong
Josh as usual has a large variety
Warren is teaching kids to play
drums and has a band with Josh in San Francisco called 3 Leafs:
You can listen
or purchase (for very low cost) a lot of their music here:
Michael has gone back to his
roots (as Jonny of GAS said, "what else do you do in Hawaii?)
and has joined an instrumental
surfin' and spyin' band called "Men In Grey Suits"
and Daevid is doing poetry as
often as he can for whoever in Australia will either listen or be a
and always interesting bits an
pieces appear on the UofE Facebook page ….
Message from Josh Pollock:
Also, in my ongoing attempt to be at one with the 21st
century, I've started a
Pollock Music download site,
inaugurating with my first-ever (free) download-only
"Music For Film & Theater, Vol. 1"
...the title of which kinda tells you
I've also got a few other
albums up there, including a couple vintage jizzoints
from my turntablist
alter-ego DJ Female Convict Scorpion, and the debut album
by the world's
foremost ukulele/violin/French Horn trio, The Auricle,
with more to
come. Stream, download, or just marvel in awe here...
Virtual lesson in PDF (3,49Mb): ERROR
well spoke round the bend recounting of
the events of the UOfE Austrailian tour
of May 2011 by Headmaster Allen.
the official report of the antipodean misadventures
of the university of errors Astral Asian
invasion in Australia in May 2011)
Visit UofE virtual networking campuses:
Facebook : www.facebook.com/pages/Daevid-Allens-University-Of-Errors/132308313450926
Daevid Allen's University Of Errors Australian Gigs May 2011:
13 MAY - BEETLE BAR,
350 Upper Roma St.
Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia - 0412 058 293
14 MAY - GOLLAN HOTEL,
73 Keen St, LISMORE, NSW,
18 MAY - UNIBAR, Southern Cross
7:00pm with Girl With
20 MAY- COORABELL HALL, Coorabell
- 7:00pm - 12:00am
From The Desk of the Headmaster:
BIG CHANGES INSIDE UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS
ERRORS WILL BE IN AUSTRALIA TO DO SOME PERFORMANCES AND RECORD THEIR NEW ALBUM
IN MAY 2011
AND WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE TOURING EUROPE IN OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY FEB 09 2011.
Warren Huegel long time drummer with Uof
Errors is withdrawing from UofErr during 2011 to support his partner during the
birth of their first baby.
The entire faculty is very dissappointed but
congratulates Warren on his imminent fatherhood.
THURSDAY FEB 10
Today it has been confirmed that the new drummer will be ORLANDO
Daevid is obviously excited and delighted to be playing on stage with
his son again.
Guitarist Josh Pollock comments:
"Orlando & I finally
get a chance to build on the rapport that sparked twixt us when last in Oz--a
rapport that, to my ears/soul, sparked fastly and furiously.
Warrenness will certainly be missed, but (I think/hope I can speak for us both)
O & I clicked pretty strongly and quickly,
and have been wanting to play
together again very badly ever since--I'm soooooo psyched that that finally gets
And I think the line-up shake-up will be a good creative kick in the
pants. I was excited about this before, but, I have to say, even more so
Looking fwd immensely!!!"
University Of Errors are currently in the booking phase for a short tour during this
Wed 04 Aug Oslo (N) Café
Thr 05 Aug Bodo (N) Sinus
Sat 07 Aug Karlsoy Island (N) Karlsoy
Sun 08 Aug Hamar (N) Dirty Nelly
Fri 13 Aug Bremen (D) Eventship
Treue - Schlachte 5, 28195 Bremen,
Sat 14 Aug Bad Doberan (D) Zappanale
Festival - Main stage
Tue 17 Aug Tel Aviv (IL) The Barby
A very brief tour in Italy and a performance at The
Gouveia Art Rock Festival
Thrusday April 30 - Italy, Rome, Jailbreak
Friday May 1st - Italy, Taranto, Nautilus
Club + Grey Lagoon
Sunday May 3rd - Gouveia Art Rock Festival, Gouveia Portugal,
3 days Festival w/PFM, Gordon Giltrap, Focus and more
"Daevid Allen's University of Errors
Play The Soft Machine" DVD : Live At the Gong Family
at The Melkweg, Amsterdam,
5 November 2006"
(Voiceprint unGONGDVD001, available)
This CD is now available for purchase
It is a live recording from the 2003 tour
recorded in Bristol at the Fleece, the last
performance of the tour.