Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Here are some new favorite songs. Just some fun, bouncy stuff to help get through the winter. There are some proggy, Stereolab-y bits, an outsider love song, some new age, a Romanian children's ballet from 1978, loopy cassette electronics, and the sounds I can't forget from films I've been watching. Enjoy!
ahmad zahir - naza che maykhande
mike ratledge - riddles of the sphinx (film clip)
chief kooffreh - love games pt 1
dennis larouchelle - trois exercises sur l'ecran d'epingles d'alexeieff
matthew young - forest of lilacs
brave new world - alpha, beta, gamma, delta
richard rosmini - the hello machine (film clip)
pierrot lunaire - giovane madre
chuck & mary perrin - babe can you see
ron kuivila - blurred genres
chitra & jagjit singh - arth (film clip)
picky picnic - my life 1.2.3.
syrinx - secret weapons (early david cronenberg film)
jane arden - figures in white (film clip, 'anti-clock' 1979)
liana alexander/serban nichifor - the snow queen
rick crane - the fact
david bedford, kevin ayers et al. - the garden of love
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Found this unusual book the other day. I love books and records from the sixties like this, ones that use psychedelic iconography and McLuhan-speak to try to make the church sound cool for young people. And this one comes with two flexi-discs including a bizarre harpsichord/spoken word sound collage and a robot from the future named 'Ralph.'
Dennis Benson is a plugged-in, turned-on churchgoer who wants to take religious education out of the scrolls and into the electric age. The book offers role-playing games for youth groups and church meetings. There are games called 'Acid' and 'Magic Pill,' and a lot of them grapple with cultural difference in an age of television, drugs, and long hair. Some of them actually sound fun. One asks players to imagine a post-apocalyptic world splintered into groups of embattled survivors. Into each group enter two mute, possibly dangerous interlopers (i.e., hippies) seeking shelter. Do the groups decide to let them in or send them packing? What's the xian way?
Friday, January 17, 2014
Byron G. Wels, How to Build Clocks and Watches (1971).
"One of the first things that younger protesters protest is the regimentation of time. They don't dig it. They'll either be at a place whenever you get there, or expect you to stick around until they make the scene. Don't rap about time, for it just doesn't groove."
Sunday, January 12, 2014
website which harks back to the early days of the internet. Some great pictures and memorabilia of the artist, who appears to be quite a Beatles fan among other things.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Yohji Izawa is a graphic designer... He lives in Tokyo with a pet cat. The idea for One Morning came from Chieko Suemori, who suggested it to Yohji Izawa with the words 'Morning sunshine comes in through the small space under the door.'