March 26th, 2009 | people I know

From Ben Templesmith. Store link, and Ben’s explanations.


currently listening: IUD

March 26th, 2009 | music

One member of Gang Gang Dance, one member of Growing. Words that come to mind: squalid, ritualistic, haunted, feral, clanking, doomed. It first recalls late No Wave stuff, some of the sort of things that the likes of Lydia Lunch and Clint Ruin got up to in the late 80s. There are a few moments of wonderful hammering unpredictability in there. It’s really blowing out the cobwebs tonight.

Lede Of The Day

March 26th, 2009 | researchmaterial

The Egyptian government has sought to dispel rumours that a mobile phone text message "from unknown foreign quarters" is spreading around the country and killing those who receive it.

A wondrous story picked up by AFP:

The extraordinary move by Egypt’s health and interior ministries follows press reports that an SMS containing a special combination of numbers killed a man in the town of Mallawi south of Cairo.

"He died vomiting blood, followed by stroke, shortly after he received a message from an unknown phone number," the Egyptian Gazette reported on Wednesday.

currently listening: Silver Pines

March 26th, 2009 | music, photography

Silver Pines: Texan dreampop with a touch of psych.  Very pleasant afternoon listening, I’m finding.