Monday, December 19, 2005

Geek Gallery

Instead of searching for those elusive cracks/phreaks/serialz/warez/porn-pop-ups ... why not go look at the uber-pervy new section over at - oggle at the in-depth under-cover shots of geeks and the kit they lurve ....

Here - how about I show you mine - if you show me yours ..... just a lickle peek won't hurt us now will it ....

soo - here goes - a recent one from my home studio - note the trusty array of DEC PDP-11s being put to use during recording of the current glitch-miniamal-dub-step-rocka rumbling the subs at studio-glitch .. beat that gear-slutz !

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

System for Multiple Compositions on a Theme

This just through from the [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] listserver - and reprinted as is ... cool stuff to these ears and eyes !!

System for Multiple Compositions on a Theme is a series of videos shot and edited on analog equipment in 1995 for the sole purpose of experimenting with editing video to create audio compositions. Rather than the norm of composing a video, the image, into a sequence, here the audio was composed and the accompanying image became incidental, secondary.

The re-presentation of the video experiments on the internet not alone document and expose them to a wider audience than the original analog cassettes but also serves as a means to progress the early video experiments as a website experiment.

The network provides a means to reconfigure the way the work is viewed by changing the artist's (sole author of the art work) relationship with his audience. The artist, rather than defining a narrative, defines a framework for the art to work within. Experimentation with methods of sending, retrieving and presenting information on the internet, such as the use of html forms and server side scripting allows him to this time construct a system for controlling / viewing the art work rather than an art work that is simply to be viewed. The spectacle of cinema and its audience is replaced by individual user's, separated and distributed across many spaces / places, each as co-author's / contributor's with the artist to their viewing and interpretation of his work.

The composition creation interface on the website, allows users to actively participate in the composition of the experiments and experience an approximation of the act of originally editing these experiments by the artist. It consists of a grid of nine positions, three across and three down, where any position on the grid can be occupied by any of the nine videos any number of times. This gives a possible 2318107019760 combinations, where...

18 + 182 + 183 + 184 + 185 + 186 + 187 + 188 = 2318107019760

Videos can be given a parameter to loop, loop back and forth (palindrome) or not loop. Lag, download speed on the internet, as well as video duration is used as a means to offset how the videos will sound / display within the website creating an overlap that is never quite the same.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Careful with that cider Eugene

goddam - another wonky day in zummerzit ...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Ultimate DJ Kit




Well forget those posey record-bags with the latest rave-day-glo nogo-logo .. what you need - DJ-MAN (yes the new supa-hero waitin ta bish-bosh-tosh ya with a slab of wikid tunez) is this piss down-ya-leg - and leave no stains DJ-pee-bag ideal xmas gift - I have 2 on the go as we type - saves me ever having to move again ..... not only that - but leaves you feeling nice and warm in winter !! lovely-jobbly ...

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Cheesy Quavers fight back ..

thank god for rational debate .. this just in from a concerned trancer ..

Subject: [farmer-glitch] 12/02/2005 07:15:30 PM

Date: 2 December 2005 19:15:31 GMT


the comic maker can SHOVE THAT RAVE UP HIS ASS


Monday, November 28, 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

GoGo Power Rangers...

This is what me and Junior-Glitch (Oliver to his mates) - are playing right now - click on the pic and join the fun !! Best of luck figuring out the Japanese instructions - he managed it and he be only a lad of 7 - so there is no excuse for the rest of ya..!

Pehaps the best thing about it is the minimal-tech-step-stomp of a sound-track ..

Click the pic and waste some time ...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Kicker Conspiracy ....

Mark E Smith reading the footy results ....... and why not ! click the pic for a replay .....

Saturday, November 12, 2005


i have far more important things to announce than this - but heck - I am shagged - and this post has been burning a hole in my electro-input-device for yonks .. so what to say - apart from - look lads n lasses - I really fancy a game of cosplay ...

anyone want ta join the fun ...

this site will give you more than enough ideas - and if Dominic Zero is reading - the brave-attempt at Chii might be up your street !!

cosplay - and why not indeed

Being a family blog - I will let you look up Chii for yourself - instead here is maya - doing what she does best ...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Give me that bloody guitar - I demand the right to rock ....

Years before the post-digital-landscape allowed us pesky-glitch-techno-nerds to hunch over laptops-n-stuff,,, bad-backs snapping and creaking in time to the stuttered struts of minimal-jitter-stomp (well that what I am calling it these days) - FG sonic-weapon of desire was the trusty six-stringed Shergold Modulator ... lovely beast - and one which I am still awaiting return (yep - lesson number 23 - never lend your six string - period) ...

digging in me box of old TDK cassettes - as ya do - I stumbled upon this piece of slowly decaying 80's classic (the tape ya fools not the content) - a gig recording no less - Red Lion - Crewkerne - circa 1982 .... in tha mix - said Shergold, Wem Copycat (yes oh yes - I still have pocession of this babe) - and a certain mr-fallows post-mobster on the skins - not sure what to make of the thang - but silly not to embarass everyone involved (look man - it was the blasted 80s - if ya lived-it - ya might get it - if ya were too yung (or indeed jung) - lucky-old yoo-yu) ..

FG presents - Red Lion, Crewkerne, Somerset (zum toim in tha 80s...)

or if ya cannot stomach that stuff (personally I dig it - but then - heck - I wuld wuld oi not) - then this description from wikipedia supplies (amongst the boring crap like) :

  • Mike Rutherford of Genesis, who had a set of double neck Modulators custom made in 1977 which could be split in half and interchanged
  • Peter Hook of New Order, plays six string Marathon basses
  • Julian Cope, plays various Custom Doubles
whatever - who gives a shit what Mike - bleedin - 'fox lies down and gets run over by tram' plays ... but what is interesting (I know - this post is starting to suck big ones - as indeed am I once I get the five-sheeta well and truly rolled) ... is that - Shergold - is indeed listed under (and here not only do I quote - but also link) .... List of female porn stars by decade - now how bloody cool is that!

ah - whatever - "what a day - what a day - alllll day !! ..."

side - note - this blog was hacked - trust me (and I am a doctor so yu shhuld) - FG has lost his mind - and if anyone knows where it is - then please please please - KEEP IT - it has caused him nothing but problems so far - and he is BETTER ORF WIV OOT IT .. thx xx

Friday, November 04, 2005

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Lets get pissed and make some art ..

This I appreciate very very much .... brought to my attention by Dad-of-FG yesterday - whilst he ranted about the horrors of wasting good lotto money on binge-drinking .. I say - drink up - the Arts Council of England is paying the tab ... yee-haa ..!

anti-cool — Tomoko Takahashi (Yokosuka, Japan) consumes large amounts of alocohol)
Critics of a state-funded art show in which the female performer consumes large quantities of beer have branded it a stupid display of binge drinking and have called for it to be banned.

The Japanese artist Tomoko Takahashi is quite content with her work, however. After all, it's not every one-time Turner Prize nominee who gets a £5,000 grant to down 48 bottles of lager and then try to walk across a balancing beam.

Audiences at the Government-funded Chapter arts centre in Canton, Cardiff, see Miss Takahashi arrive on stage in high heels and a smart black business suit. For the next three hours, they watch her drink bottle after bottle, periodically lurching towards her beam and seeing how much of it she can negotiate without falling off.

All sounds like a perfectly normal evening in Farmer Glitch mansions - I am often found early hours - dressed in mini-skirt - perched on the wall outside, high-heels in place - flaggon of cider in hand - lets face it man - I came up with the idea of the drunken-lunging-swagger decades before Ms. Takahashi donned said mini-skirt-n-heels, let alone managed to consume 48 cans of beer - an application to South West Arts is now submitted - as an artist (laff if you must) - I DEMAND MY FREE BEER ... if that fails - I am off to hook up with afore-mentioned Tomoko this very instant - I think we have a whole lot in common (esp after the first dozen or so bottles!) ..

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Candybar Doll Maker...

And why not hey - lets face it - we all love playing with dolls .... here is mine ....

Designed to your very own specs - what more can one want from life on a dreary Tuesday morning ...

Want one of your very own - The Candybar Doll Maker is waiting for you now ...

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Stamps of Mass Destruction

"James Cauty invented the postage stamp in 2002, claims by a rival postal disservice that they came up with the idea are unfounded."

We here in the FG household like very very much this ...

We are re-decorating every available wall with Stamps of Mass Destruction - you all should follow suit .... James Cauty product here

I have always found Cauty to be a somewhat entertaining character - be-it through his expolits as Kopyright abuser / art-terrorist / sheep-shearer / money-burner / justified-ancient / sonic-induced-cow-killer / art-do-gooder or indeed ambient-death-metal-thrasher ... now as post-master-general of the Cautese National Postal Disservice and the associated launch of Stamps of Mass Destruction and Other Postal Disasters Vol II it all sort of get a little bit less murky (sort of) ..

Nice opening quote included on a subject I have debated (OK make that ranted) about recently during our Singapore artist-lab - LH if you are reading - here is the message again for you :

Copyright Notes (without prejudice)
Artists steal and borrow things from other artists and shops all the time, its part of the evolution of ideas and normal practice.
Copyright was invented by two Belgian lawyers in 1827 to make some extra cash and is now an outdated concept. If you see something in this book you think belongs to you .... get over it.
If you see something you want .... feel free to borrow it.

Got it ? From past discussion I doubt it - so to reiterate - GET OVER IT !!

For more information on the history of stamps ... click here.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

God save the queen ... ...

altogether now :::

"durnn nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh / durnn nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh / durnn nuh nuh / durnn nuh nuh / durnn nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh ....... "

yep this was going to be a post about the new John Lydon DVD, which I was going to actually buy just to lay hands on the couple of Metal Box out-takes (being a bit of a metal-box-head as I am - for those of you listening who think that means I have a metal box for a head - please leave the class room now - thanx !!)

well - I could not bring myself to actually pay for any music - having already outdone myself by purchasing the damn fine and excellent new LP from The Fall only last week - Fall Heads Roll - buy it - then play it to death - thats what we are doing here in Flyaway Cottage - home of Farmer Glitch and his family of cow-milking village-louts ... yep we are that lot next door to you - all cider'd up and skanking in that all-too-pissed-up Mark-E-Smith way .....

anyhows - I was reconnecting old external hard-drives to my trusty G4 Notebook - yes we are a Mac-orientated bunch of village-losers - and basically trying to make sense out of the 100 gigs or so of illegally obtained music/films/software/porn (all the normal stuff you might expect to find on old drives) - not to mention numerous unfinished audio tracks - dating back almost a decade in some cases - and I stumbled upon this long forgotten (OK I never even knew I had the dang-thang - but what the heck - HICK) ... so what to say apart from - goddam it - them royals - they be DEAD ........ well done again OSYMYSO .... !

click the pic to play tha movie ..

not interested - then do yourself a favor and go buy the new Fall LP this instant !!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Calling Planet La La

Back in the old-skool dayz of acid-ooose ... (87-89), I was a-livin in sunny-old Brighton (London by the Sea as it used to be known - that is before it simply became an official extention) ... well, me an my mate Nancy (ms. Agar - if you are listening - send me a message me dear..) ... well ... we used to be orbital-rave-partners-in-crime ... and she always stated that she originated from Planet La La (she even had a t-shirt to prove it) - well this site reminds me of her - apparantly it all shifts-n-changes every 108 minutes - so who knows what is there now .. enjoy ..

Big Spaceship

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bangkok to South Petherton in pictures ...

Pre-gig photos from the DCL Bangkok excursion circa 2003 - just re-found these snaps ... don't I look damn fine - damn shame I lost that rather fetching green top man !!

and as for this - just put it down to some kind of cultural-differance type thang - lets face it - you don't find this type of thing on the streets of South Petherton thats for sure ....

but alas - you do tend to find this - as spotted during the rather excellent carnival night last month - oh how we rocked out to that one !!

meanwhile - I'll leave you with a picture of John von Seggern (no less) tuning up pre-gig - man you should feel the funk when he gets twanging !!