Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Call for Elephant or Maker of an Elephant


This just in from the always classic Arts Jobs list-server ... well being someone who works with sound - anyone got anything out there that sounds like a 'specific turquise colored elephant ?' - wonder if the Das Boat from the new Fall platter might suffice ?

Anyhows - call out .....

"This is a very urgent call out. we are looking for a very big carnival type elephant, we are going to be comissioning an artist to make one unless anyone out there already has one. The elephant needs to be operated by 2 people and will only be used once so won't need to last for years and years! it needs to be in a fairly cartoonish style and
will need to be coloured in a specific turquoise coulour (we are happy to do this, however it needs to be done). Please if you are interested get in touch by the end of Wednesday 28th."

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Singapore Babe Cyber Enemies ...

Having spent a significant time in the land of 'Ok Lah..' - the place still never ceases to surprise me - at times totally infuriating - others a complete gem of a place - and as anyone will tell ya - the food and night life certainly are pretty damn hard to beat throughout the rest of South East Asia ..... once the laughing stock of the planet though nanny-government banning-tactics - it now is a pretty damn funky town ..

So funky in fact that they have manage to throw up a bundle of cyber-babe-bloggers - all out for the prime - numero-uno-singa-blogger-party-crown - only one will manage to grab the title - any one bothered ??

If so - I give ya ......:
  • in the Hello Kitty' corner - all in pink with fake lashes - and oh-so-bitchy-bitch-lah - XueXue

  • in the moral high-ground corner Mia Tan

  • and finally - in the leather, venus-n-furs - bondage and whips and perhaps much much more corner - Ms Izzy (aka Singapore Party Girl)

As they say in 'We Love Katamari' - FIGHT FIGHT ...

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Let the cider-guzzling freak-out resume ..

That time of the year again - where we all descend to some beer-sodden dive and face the barrage of disjointed riddims and barked grunts all mixed with total abandon into a totally pleasing always somewhat unexpected throbbing mesh ... yes THE MIGHTY FALL yet again roll into town - this time Exeter Phoenix on the 27th March - sure to see the rest of ya west-country saddos in the mosh-pit !

So on that note I have here beside me a very recent recording of said band - thrashing out material from the long-awaited new slab-of-vinyl - live from 'Malaga Andaluc√Ća Spain 21.01.2007'

- and boy - are they a well-greased set of psych-out-well-oiled-coggs - so much so that it could almost be early 70's and here we are down the front listening to Space-Ritual era Hawkwind



man - there is stuff this band is doing that once upon-a-time would have seen them all fined/sacked and no doubt verbally and physically abused, giving reason to proceed with legal retribution against he that is MES....

It's all in there - squealing fuzzed out guitar-solos, white-noise acid-induced synth-lines - god - even key-changes ... now don't get me wrong - this is all damn bleedin fine in this household - ya see I am an old saddo who used to wade through muddy fields - stand in puring rain - at festivals tripping me gord out to the Hawk-fellows and associated mushroom-eaters ... Still have a massive soft-spot for Nik Turners Inner City Unit - a lovely merging of psychedelic-punk-rockabilly mashing ---- so here ya go - the new Fall sound - as usual - completely different - but somehow exactly the same - lovely stuff or what !!

The Fall - Fall Sound (live 21/01/2007 Malaga Spain)


So there I was grooving out to the above - when it leads to a sudden urge to hear - the real-stuff - ya know the 1970s tripped-out-flying-teapot-gnome-out-experience ... so I dig deep into me box of mouldy-old-bootlegs for some GONG ... now there were a bunch who knew how to trip out - yes for sure - and what better place to go than a 1974 performance from Rotterdam - featuring the drumming talents of none-other than Bill Bruford - man that should satisfy my need to seriously wiggout - shake me locks - and basically LET-IT-ALL-OUT .. so I slap the tape into the player - fast-forward to the track that is Flying Teapot and hit PLAY - but man-oh-man - what the fuck is this - another quantum-leap - for Gong seem to have somehow been lifted into outerspace on the Mothership and via Bootsy Collins and the boyz - have morphed into somekind of pre-Studio 54 disco-sluts - OK it has been years since I listened to this stuff - but frig - did they always have the funk ? now I know I have on the shelf here a vinyl original of 'Camembert Electruque' and last time I checked it was all elfish-folk-acid-doodlings - so what gives ... makes me damned scared to grab some old Funkadelic album should they suddenly have morphed into the Bay City Rollers ! Anyhows - judge the funk-nuggets for your self - and geddon-down to a blistering knee-trembling blast ::

Gong - Flying Teapot (Rotterdam 1974)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Some free DCL from CHAW CHAW..

Not too sure how she has managed it - but from Manila - Philippines all the way to you via blog land - Ms. Chaw Chaw provides instant downloads to a bunch of our music from a few years back - now this stuff has never been stuck out on a commercial release before (most of it having only appeared via some licensing etc ... - so hats off for managing to find all this stuff - shame half the tracks have the wrong names - but whatever ..!!

Feel free to click on the picture below of Villa Escudero (where Philippine culture and history comes to life) - for some free Digital Cutup Lounge tunez ....



Or for more immediate streaming of the whole playlist via iTunez or some-other device - simply click on the photo of the 'SHARP ES-6515TS 6.5 Kg. Babad Magic' washing machine - complete with 1 Box free of Ariel powder soap and Iron (Micromatic) that she recently bought -

NICE .....


Monday, February 05, 2007

Sound of a 1200 year old Tang Dynasty guqin.

Damn man - very very nice indeed ! The one instrument I wish I had started learning 10 years agao when I had the chance and teacher - stupidly I stuck with the bloody guitar and computer tech ....

click the pic for a jolly nice performance ...