Christmas Deviance **

“Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?”

Jingle Bell Rocks! is a trippy, cinematic sleighride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative and underground Christmas music…

Vinyl diggers against the Christmas music mainstream!!!

Check out this web for screenings.

 

Why the f▼ck ? / DWNS†▲†Ξ

Sweet electronic warblings from the Greenlander DWNS†▲†Ξ (Downstate), The Drip Taper EP, Urban Waves Records, 2013.

There’s No Sound In My Head

There’s No Sound in My Head
(20 minutes) USA

Composer Mark Applebaum’s cryptic, painfully fastidious, wildly elaborate, and unreasonably behemoth pictographic score “The Metaphysics of Notation” consists of seventy linear feet of highly detailed, hand-drawn glyphs, two hanging mobiles, and absolutely no written or verbal instructions. Installed for one year at the Cantor Arts Center Museum on the Stanford University campus it received forty-five weekly performances from interpreters from around the world. There’s No Sound in My Head investigates the project and Applebaum’s development as a composer. Through interviews with composers and musicologists, performance footage, and conversations with Applebaum as he draws in his studio, the film poses questions about the borders between music and visual art.

Peaches Does Herself

P.H.D

Critics have described the movie as “a ‘Pina’ for the queer and sexually liberated crowd” while Peaches herself likes to describe it as “The Jukebox Musical that got a Sex Change”!

An autobiographical electro-rock-opera with an air of Tron but loads of dicks and pussies. A species of “anti-jukebox musical”, in which the Canadian artist unleashes her vision of the world based on contagious beats and hermaphrodite dancers. Food for thought # and more…

look down rather than up

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Album cover for Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” by kvstas (@ggsuss)
Like it here.

Tomorrow’s Harvest

For those who have followed that story, and for all time spent waiting…

“Reach for the Dead” is the first single of Tomorrow’s Harvest, the 4th album of Boards of Canada – directed by Neil Krug + aired on May 23rd.

In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher

“So long, so long, you kept me waiting so long, so long, 
Read the epitaph, ring the bell, 
you’ve got a one-way ticket to hell.”

No need to add a word to Chumbawamba’s statement:

Let’s make it clear: This is a cause to celebrate, to party, to stamp the dirt down […] If we must show a little reverence and decorum at this time, then so be it. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of all Margaret Thatcher’s victims.

no rest for the wicked

 

One Shot Music Video , shot Live at an Indian rooftop (or 7 minutes of music pleasure!)
Sound by Dub FX feat. CAde & Mahesh Vinayakram ,film by Shaaze Merchant. Who said that music videos need to be expensive in order to be good?

experimental jetset

feeldesain-t-shirts-openArchetypal band t-shirts that simply list vertically the first names of the band members in Helvetica font, created in 2001 by Amsterdam based design group Experimental Jetset.
Black: The Rolling Stones, yellow: The Beatles, white: The Ramones.
Found here. More pics after the jump. Continue reading “experimental jetset”

Les Rita Mitsouko / Robert Doisneau

Les Rita Mitsouko

The 80’s French duo Les Rita Mitsouko (aka the amazing singer / musician / dancer / porn actress Catherine Ringer and the guitarist Fred Chichin). Photographer Robert Doisneau, Paris, 1988, from his 100th Birthday- 50 unreleased pix. (via)

Moondog’s quarterbeat tempos

Moondog, born Louis Thomas Hardin (1916 – 1999), was an ultra-talented, unconventional, homeless, blind American composer, musician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments with funny names such as oo the ooo-ya-tsu the hüs and the trimba. Once moving in New York Mondoog deliberately decided to make his home on the streets for 20years and could be daily seen at his chosen part on 6th Avenue dressed as a Viking. Regarding his outfit choices Moondog said: ‘I don’t dress as I do to attract attention; I attract attention because I dress as I do’.

 

Click here to listen to one of his most famous pieces called Bird’s Lament and my very favourite Viking 1.

Free Pussy Riot!

Do you remember our previous post on Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot and their excellent performance in front of a Cathedral iconostasis in protest against the rule of Vladimir Putin? (if not check here, they are great!)

Well, after their performance and just because the lyrics were not pleasant to the president, three young women-Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevichare- have being detained by Russian authorities for allegedly participating in the group and charged with “hooliganism”.

On Friday 20 , their pre-trial detention was extended until January 2013. And if convicted they could spend an additional 7 years in prison — simply for singing a song.

The three women deny any involvement in the protest although even if they took part, the severity (and absurdity) of the response of the Russian authorities would not be a justifiable response to the peaceful expression of their political beliefs .

So take action now and join the campaign of Amnesty International Here! Tell the Russian authorities to drop all charges and release them! WWT is certainly on your side girls!