Good morning, sinners. This is warren ellis dot com.
Perhaps apposite to today’s earlier mutterings, Ben Terrett:
I don’t think blogging is as good as it used to be. It’s lost a little magic.
If you’re in or around Brighton tonight, go to THE OUTER CHURCH, held upstairs at The Freebutt, for an indoctrination into the kosmiche, the hauntological, the confusing and the electronic as prepared by Joseph Stannard, writer for THE WIRE magazine and The Quietus. I would be there if I could, and, in fact, in the near future, I might be.
September 3rd, 2010 | microlog
The PAR AVION split CD by The Ithaca Trio and Machinefabriek is a rather lovely thing, too. Atmosphere, classical instruments, ambience, things heard from another room.
Brian Cox. I got to see footage from his first scene with Mr Willis in Toronto. They just locked a camera off on him and he did about five minutes of dialogue in a single take. This still seems to sum it up nicely.
Of course, as with much of the film, his character didn’t exist in the book. But Ivan Simanov does tie into the book’s themes: retired and distrusted by those who came after, and very much both the threat and the wreckage of the 20th Century.
Anyway, I’m posting this because they haven’t really released any of Mr Cox’s work on the film yet. And also, you know, vodka + knife + possible Russian Mafiya smoking jacket = good times tonight.
If Something Awful goons crew-rate a spacelaunch vehicle on August 31st I am going to laugh and laugh and drink and laugh some more
and send Elon Musk a box of flaming turds and then laugh even more.
August 20th, 2010 | microlog
All quiet here today, as I’m in the middle of many things. Twitter’s off too. Back Monday.
The new RxRy EP, MEMORY LANDSCAPES, is rather pretty, a sketch of the summer we didn’t quite have (at least over here in the UK). And it’s free. You kind of want to write liner text for it that is a list of bullet points of things that reflect off the shiny notes.