Friday, 9 October 2015

A day with Frank Zappa (1971)

As Capt. Willard says: 'a real slice of life doc that gives you a genuine sense of what “a day with Frank Zappa” in 1971 might approximate. And… it’s not glamorous. There’s a lot of home/basement footage of Frank, as well as Gail, naked rug rats (Moon Unit & Dweezil, ages 4 & 2) and a handful of the characters that inhabited their world, including Miss Lucy (Zappa’s sometimes nanny & star of 200 Motels) of the G.T.O.’s, live footage of the Flo & Eddie version of The Mothers, and more. Frank pontificates on a wide array of topics, so casually diverse it even managed to surprise me a bit (having spoken with him myself on a half-dozen occasions), including his own infidelity on the road and how his wife deals with it. Something I’d never heard him really discuss. It’s all enjoyable because much of Frank’s pompous bitterness from his later years is absent here. His attitude is still Frank, however, and you really do get a feel for Grace Slick’s famed quote about Zappa being “the most intelligent asshole” she ever met'

Adrian Sherwood - We Flick the Switch

Gáspar Miklós Tamás: 'This is post-fascism'

Thursday, 8 October 2015

James Cruickshank R.I.P.

From The Widdershins to The Cruel Sea and of my fave Australian musicians

Acid Arab - Hafla (Instrumental)

Monday, 5 October 2015

Sunday, 4 October 2015

The Black Power MixTape 1967-1975 (Excerpts)
In the late '60s, after the assassination of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement in America gave way to a more militant breed of activists who were demanding greater self-determination for the African-American community and the right to defend themselves against a system they felt was stacked against them. A number of journalists for Swedish television were fascinated with the rise of the Black Panther Party and the larger Black Power movement, and on several occasions sent film crews to the United State to interview major figures in the African-American militant community. Filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson has used some of this archival footage as the basis for the documentary The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, which includes vintage interviews with Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Louis Farrakhan, and other key figures in the Black Power movement. The newsreels are accompanied by recent interviews with artists, activists, and cultural historians who discuss this volatile period in American history, including Harry Belafonte, Abiodun Oyewole, Melvin Van Peebles, and many others. The Black Power Mixtape was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Aleksi Perälä - Colundi Everyone / Slam Radio

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Séance

Official viral clips for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. These seven 1 minute videos were made during a fake Victorian séance to promote the album Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! on YouTube.
These videos were shot at Miller's Academy of Arts & Science, London with advice on séance tricks from Professor Richard Wiseman

Tom Waits on Everything and Nothing

"I don’t know what the ‘big time’ is"
- Tom Waits in 1988
As told to Chris Roberts (from
Hear more from this rare interview:
"He’s a natural raconteur. A great one. You just get out of the way and let him do his thing, perform. If you can nudge the jokes along, so much the better." - Chris Roberts on interviewing Tom Waits.
From this glorious interview (recorded on cassette tape) we decided to just dip inside the mind of Tom Waits. So he takes us to church, Stonehenge, the streets of New York and inside a Hawaiian nightmare. The interview was recorded in a London recording studio and you can hear muffled music throughout the conversation.
Get more on Tom Waits, his turn as an aniamated cartoon in the 1970s, paling around with Keith Richards and Charles Bukowski and GIFs from the episode:

Anarchy in the FB

(Visible) Cloaks - Music Interiors

Mix of Japanese new-age/ambient/minimalist music, mostly emanating from the corporate infrastructure of the 1980s asset bubble. FM synthesis, prefab "lifestyle" soundscapes and the illusion of nature in a hyper-urban environment.
Hiroshi Yoshimura - "Water Planet" from Soundscape 1: Surround
Toshifumi Hinata - "Colored Air" from Reality in Love
Midori Takada - "Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream" from Through the Looking Glass
Yas Kaz - "Jungle Book/Windscape" from Jomon-Sho
Yutaka Hirose - "Nova" from Sound Scape 2: Nova
Shiho Yabuki ‎– "Tomoshibi" from The Body Is A Message Of The Universe
Inoyama Land ‎– "Mizue" from Danzindan-Pojidon
Yoshio Ojima ‎– "Sealed" from Une Collection Des Chainons II: Music For Spiral
Yoichiro Yoshikawa ‎– "Nube" from Cyprus
Interior ‎– "Park" from Interior
Yasuaki Shimizu - "Kono Yo Ni Yomeri #2" from Kakashi
Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎– "Water Copy" from Music For Nine Post Cards
Yoichiro Yoshikawa - "Crater on the Moon" from Miracle Planet
Haruomi Hosono - "(In-store background music for Muji storefront)" from Muji BGM
Kenji Furukawa - "(Untitled Water Recording) from Sound Stream: Mizu

Do you miss the future? Mark Fisher interviewd

Drexciya - Return To Bubble Metropolis Mix

Drexciya - Intro (The Unknown Aquazone)
Drexciya - Davey Jones Locker (VA - True People: The Detroit Techno Album)
Drexciya - Dehydration (The Quest)
Drexciya - Organic Hydropoly Spore (Neptune's Lair)
Underground Resistance - Electronic Warfare (Drexciya Electric Eel Mix) (Electronic Warfare - The Mixes)
Drexciya - Dead Man's Reef (The Quest)
Elecktroids - Mystery World (Electroworld)
The Other People Place - Sorrow & A Cup of Joe (Sunday Night At The Laptop Cafe)
Abstract Thought - Solar Pulse (Hypothetical Situations)
Lab Rat XL - Lab Rat 2 (Mice or Cyborg)
Transllusion - Dirty South Strut (L.I.F.E.)
Japanese Telecom - Nipponese Robots (Japanse Telecom)
Arpanet - P2101V (Wireless Internet)
Arpanet - Gravitational Lense (Inertial Frame)
Dopplereffekt - Radiometer (Gesamtkunstwerk)
Glass Domain - Fairy (Glass Domain)
Dopplereffekt - Holomorphic n-0 Form (Calabi Yau Space)
Drexciya - Aqua Worm Hole (Bubble Metropolis)
Drexciya - The Plankton Organization (Harnessed The Storm)
Drexciya - Hydro Cubes (Molecular Enhancement)
Drexciya - Hydro Theory (The Journey Home)
L.A.M. - Death Toll (Balance of Terror)
Drexciya - Nautilus 12 (Deep Sea Dweller)
Drexciya - Bubble Chamber (The Unknown Aquazone)
Drexciya - Bang Bang (The Return of Drexciya)
Clarence G - Clarence G's Club (Safety Copy 01)
Japanese Telecom - Cigarette Lighter (Virtual Geisha)
Eleckroids - Floatation (Electroworld)
Lab Rat XL - Lab Rat 3 (Mice or Cyborg)
Drexciya - Drexcyen Star Chamber (Grava 4)
Transllusion - Dimensional Glide (The Opening of The Cerebral Gate)
Shifted Phases - Scattering Pulsars (The Cosmic Memoirs…)
Drexciya - Digital Tsunami (Harnessed The Storm)
Drexciya - Intro 2 (The Unknown Aquazone)
Drexciya - Aquatacizem (Interstellar Fugitives)
Drexciya - Aquarazorda (The Unknown Aquazone)
Drexciya - Wavejumper (Aquatic Invasion)
Der Zyklus - Formenverwandler (Der Zyklus II)
Drexciya - Sighting in The Abyss (Aquatic Invasion)
Drexciya - Andean Sand Dunes (Neptune's Lair)
Drexciya- Song of The Green Whale (Harnessed The Storm)
Drexciya - Draining The Tanks (Neptune's Lair)
Drexciya - Interstellar Crime Report (Interstellar Fugitives)

DJ Stingray - Boiler Room London 40 Min DJ Set



Director: Eddie Alcazar
Composer: Flying Lotus

Massive. Pissed. Love

Ordered my copy yesterday


Also bullets should be $200 each just like life saving medications

Chris Hall: Ballardian Architecture 7

Chris Hall analyses architectural aspects of Ballard's short story 'The Terminal Beach'.
'Ballardian Architecture: Inner and Outer Space' was organised by the RA Architecture Programme, and took place in the Reynolds Room at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, on Saturday 15 May 2010

Ballardian Architecture: Inner and Outer Space

Why JG Ballard’s High-Rise takes dystopian science fiction to a new level


Claire Walsh, editor, researcher and J.G. Ballard's partner, discusses Ballard's life and interests in a presentation that closes the proceedings of the forum

Beasts Of No Nation (Trailer)

Damn this looks good. Coming October 16
Patti Smith, Survivor



Donald Trump Is Not Going Anywhere

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Neville Brody designs bespoke typefaces for Channel 4 rebrand


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Algiers - And When You Fall

Doesn't time fly?

Seven years ago today

Sunday, 27 September 2015


Thanks Ian

Is There Life On Mars?

NASA to announce Mars mystery solved

Saturday, 26 September 2015

A hydra-headed scourge: How the Midwest is battling a drug epidemic

Tweedy - What's In My Bag?


Algiers: Rage Against the 'Television Coma'

Son Of Saul (Trailer)

'Son of Saul' team on making a film from the centre of hell: 'I think the first instinct should be that it cannot be done'

Night Will Fall

I remember seeing footage of the Holocaust when I was about 12 on the UK World At War series. Everybody has to see it to make sure it is never forgotten
Netflix Picks Up ‘Black Mirror’ for 12 New Episodes

The Saints on 'Return of The Saint' (1978)

The Saints performing at the Marquee in London in the Return of The Saint TV series (S01E09)
A pretty good documentary on The Saints aired in Australia last week. On ABC iview HERE. Kudos to whoever inserted the pic of Richard Hell titled Television 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Richards & Jagger (NY 1981)