Thursday, May 31, 2012

Idaho Transfer

Now showing. Almost too good of a movie, like a Boards of Canada song come to life. For fans of Cold Splinters and Gravel and Gold there is also lots of great vintage camping equipment to behold. Top shelf sci-fi soundscape by Bruce Langhorne, who also did the music for Peter Fonda's The Hired Hand. So much to love here. The turtleneck/underwear ensemble...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dinosaurs in the Playground

Hello! Sorry to be away for a while. Marking papers and all that. But I have a treat for you today. My pen pal Andrew Demetrius of Mounds & Circles has just sent me some amazing photos. He recently discovered the Arts on Film Archive, the motherload of streaming British arts documentaries.

One of the films on display is 'Dinosaurs in the Playground,' directed by Clare Calder-Marshall in 1978. It's a film about some progressive longhairs working with London school kids to create a mural and garden play-space.

If you are in territory then you can view the film here. Unfortunately readers outside Britain, myself included, are foiled again. Oh well, the photos look amazing. Huge thanks to Andrew! This is getting me in the mood for London. Be sure to check out Mounds & Circles for a glimpse at Britain's seedy underbelly and much else besides. Andrew is also behind The Decorated School, a research project about the involvement of artists in the design of school buildings in Scotland and elsewhere. (all screen grabs by Andrew - thanks!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Danish singing games. Holding hands and dancing.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

toothpick sculpture & ice-cream stick art

Bruce Bowman, Toothpick Sculpture & Ice-cream Stick Art (Sterling, 1976).

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kiwi Records

Listen, move and dance the New Zealand way.