March 26th, 2009 | people I know
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.
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.
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.