I usually start my Ty Segall reviews off with some kind of joke about how ridiculously prolific the artist is – something along the lines of “another record! Can you believe this guy?” However it’s gotten to the point where such commentary is largely superfluous. Ty Segall releasing new music every few months or so is now just pretty much the norm. The most recent such installment (aside from the forthcoming singles compilation) is a 7” single entitled Spiders which will be available soon (11/8) on Drag City. Spiders contains two new tracks and a cover, each a different variant on Segall’s established sound.
The double A side features “Spiders” and “Hand Glams.” The former is a sludgy, highly distorted take on stoner metal featuring unintelligible lyrics over sledgehammer guitar chords. The latter starts out as a dirt cheap sounding synthpop jam before morphing into a garage pop tune that’s buried under so much distortion and wailing that the melody is almost unrecognizable. The B side features a cover of the Groundhogs’ ‘Cherry Red,” a British garage pop tune that Segall makes his own by adding his trademark primitive guitar playing and bestial screams. I recently heard someone make a comparison between Segall and rockabilly/primitive jazz artist Hasil Adkins, and listening to Segall’s unhinged ferocity I am starting to think the likeness has some merit.
If you dig Ty Segall’s endless back catalogue of hastily slapped together and manically intense songs (as I do) then you will doubtlessly get a lot of enjoyment out of Spiders. If you are still on the fence though it might not be the best place to start. Instead, consider Segall’s excellent full length from just a few months back Goodbye Bread. Hardcore fans though – Spiders is a must have.
The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) July 12, 2004 | Michael A. Busack, Globe Correspondent Dedicated to the advancement of pediatrics and neonatology, Dr. Peggy Herschel Mittendorf left her mark in medicine. She died Friday at her home in the Hyde Park section of Chicago after six years with breast cancer. She was 64.
Dr. Herschel, who used her maiden name professionally, was raised in Chicago and later graduated from Woodstock Country School in Vermont.
She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley in 1961 and from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1965.
She then trained in pediatrics and neonatology at the former Boston City Hospital.
She also worked at the Neponset Health Center and the former St. Margaret’s Hospital, both in Boston.
Dr. Herschel also was the author or co-author of almost 40 scientific articles that are cited by Index Medicus, a bibliographic listing of references to articles from biomedical journals worldwide.
Her work established her as an international authority on the management of hyperbilirubinemia which may lead to jaundice in newborns and the prevention of kernicterus, a devastating neurological disease.
Dr. Herschel became associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Most of her work focused on improving the care of children of indigent mothers.
“She was a wonderful colleague of mine; my best friend,” said her husband of nearly 25 years, Dr. Robert Mittendorf. The couple on many occasions worked side by side in their research.
Though she had cancer, Dr. Herschel remained determined to accomplish as much as possible in her field. With her husband’s help, Dr. Herschel missed just eight days of work in the six years she had the disease. in our site jaundice in newborns
“She had incredible will power. She would get chemotherapy on the same days that she would go to work. She was an inspiration to her family and her colleagues . . . she was courageous,” Dr. Mittendorf said.
In addition to her husband, Dr. Herschel leaves two sons, Robert William of Chicago and Jeffrey David of Chandler, Ariz. She also leaves a daughter, Inga Noelle of Chicago; her parents, Gladys Herschel of Washington, D.C., and A.J. Herschel of Sarasota, Fla.; and her biological father, James Mulvey of Milton; three sisters, Janet O’Brien of Baltimore, Ellen Cresap of Midland Park, N.J., and Jane Quiles of Hawthorne, N.J.; and a brother, Michael Mulvey of Milton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. in First Parish of Milton on Friday.