BLUES FOR A UFO

by WINDY & CARL

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David Little
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David Little Beautiful album, although it has a sad background. Here's hoping the UFO Factory gets rebuilt and you retain your sanity in the madness going on around you. Favorite track: WATCHING THE STARS.
clairebones
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clairebones A beautiful album to come out of such a destructive time. I hope their are better days to come soon for yourselves and the UFO Factory, I will encourage friends to support! Favorite track: WATCHING THE STARS.
crimson_king
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crimson_king Distant voices and melancholic sounds. If you like Steve Roach's In the Eye of Noche, this will please you. Favorite track: A NEW WORLD.
Unending Subtleties
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Unending Subtleties Thanks, Windy & Carl, for another beautiful release, and one that will do some good in your hometown! Favorite track: BLUES FOR A UFO.
James McKay
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James McKay I love your lovely, melancholy, and moving music, and I love what you are doing for your friends and community! Much love and hope for better days!
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BLUES FOR A UFO is music made from frustration and compassion. From a place of anger and of understanding. We have been living across from a huge construction project – a ten year overhaul of an old research and devolpment complex in Dearborn owned and operated by FMC, and it is ruining our lives. Day by day and bit by bit our house and mental health fade. Our beautiful historic home has cracks and issues and is covered in dirt and cement dust each day, with the sounds of cranes rumbling and cement trucks beeping going on for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. We tried to move, and found our home had been devalued until the work was done – in ten years.......


During this past year, our friends Dion Fischer and Aliccia Bollig-Fischer, had some issues of their own at the bar they run in Corktown, an up and coming neighborhood in Detroit. A multi-millionaire developer bought all the land around their historic bar and made a plan to build muti-story condos and high end reail. The UFO Factory lost it's egress for trash and grease storage and removal. They lost the chance to maybe purchase a tiny side lot for extra parking. They tried to take the developer to court to at least get their trash egress reinstated, and the judge threw out the case. The little guy was losing to the millionaire developer.

And then total tragedy struck. On the very first day of construction work for the new $150 MILLION dollar condo development, a cement truck ran into the side of the UFO Factory – splitting it's load bearing wall right open. The employees in the bar at the time escaped – but the bar has been structurally damaged and condemned by the city of Detroit.


We KNOW what this feels like. We KNOW how it is to be the little guy and have the huge corporation steal the life out from under us. And while we have tried, truly tried, to change our own situation, we've had no luck. Which is why we have taken our time and energy and turned it in a direction we can help.

This is new music, born out of frustration and sadness and anger, and hope. A hope that our energy can help heal the situation Dion and Aliccia have found themselevs in. A hope that making art and music gives way to release – a release of frustration and sadness, even if for only a little while. The knowledge that our love for the culture of Detroit, for the culture Dion has been a part of and spent 20 plus years supporting, could help in a time of need.

Thank you.
Windy and Carl
August 2017

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Blues for a UFO
Watching the Stars
A New World

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released August 21, 2017

Recorded & Mixed August 3rd - August 17th 2017.

written and performed by Windy Weber & Carl Hultgren

This is Blue Flea #23

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Windy & Carl Dearborn, Michigan

Ambient / Dream Pop / Shoe Gaze (even called Space Rock by Magnet Magazine): windy weber and carl hultgren began releasing records in 1993. the duo both play guitars, bass and keys on their recordings, with occasional vocals from windy. over 27 years they have released numerous albums, singles and comps, and their newest - Alegiance and Conviction, is on kranky records and garnering great reviews ... more

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