March 24th, 2010 | brainjuice
At my internet hovel today:
*– for discuss release of glorious comicybook
*– they hate me for this one
*- the collection is released today
Mark Millar does love playing the publicity game. There’s a level of promotion that I just can’t face, but that Mark embraces like a Scotsman on a freshly-deepfried Mars bar. That said, I have to admit, I wish I’d thought of and could afford his latest stunt:
That is indeed Mark and Steve McNiven’s new comics serial NEMESIS on a billboard in Times Square.
I dunno that I would have chosen Times Square, and you could nitpick about the tagline if you felt like it… but that is a fine stunt, and it makes me smile.
EDITED TO ADD: yes, I know it’s a pshop job. Couldn’t help but play along.
March 24th, 2010 | music
"She Just Likes To Fight" is currently my favourite piece off the new Four Tet album, THERE IS LOVE IN YOU, which Domino Records were kind enough to provide me. Funny thing is, I was about to buy the CD anyway. It’s a beautiful album, but this is the one that’s going to obsess me for a few days, I think…
March 24th, 2010 | researchmaterial
David Garcia Studio releases the second of their MAP publications, pamphlets that unfold into an A1 infoviz poster. Details on how to find a copy at the link. Me, I’ll have to try and get to the Architecture Association bookshop sometime soon.
MAP 002 QUARANTINE investigates the concept of containment and it’s spatial implications through research, projects, and the realm of architectural ideas. Four projects are treated on this issue: A Domestic Isolation Unit, an Instantly Quarantinable Farm, a Zoo of Infectious Species, and a Quarantined Library on a cargo ship…
March 23rd, 2010 | music
Someone called Gaspard Winckler on Twitter pointed me at this page, which has a download link: Delia Derbyshire creating electronic music as backdrop to recordings of people talking about their dreams, broadcast on BBC radio circa 1964.
This programme of sounds and voices is an attempt to re-create in five movements some sensations of dreaming – running away, falling, landscape, underwater and colour. All the voices were recorded from life (by Barry Bermange) and arranged in a setting of pure electronic sounds… Delia’s editing and repetition, together with her dissonant, often terrifying musique concrete soundbeds, make this distinctly uneasy bedtime listening….Her collaborations with the poet and dramatist Barry Bermange for the Third Programme showed her at her elegant best…
March 23rd, 2010 | received goods
I am failing at recording all the stuff that’s coming into the office. Which is bad, because my office is a dump and stuff gets lost or forgotten or possibly reproduces in the corners.
As noted a couple of days ago, I’m on a Delia Derbyshire kick again. The TOMORROW PEOPLE CD there contains a bunch of Derbyshire stuff under the name Li De La Russe (she was still under contract to the BBC at the time, and TOMORROW PEOPLE was an ITV show). The red CD is "classic" Radiophonic Workshop, and the bottom one is a broader spectrum, 1958 to 1997.
I’m writing a sequence on Project Drill today which my co-writer indicates as including "the machine that goes ping." Therefore I am playing some of the greatest Machine That Goes Ping music that Britain ever produced.
March 22nd, 2010 | brainjuice
March 22nd, 2010 | Work
I got a package of these the other day from Marvel, which I guess means it was published sometime in February. It collects all 12 issues of NEXTWAVE, which were previously released in two 6-issue collections, THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT and I KICK YOUR FACE. Sadly, I wasn’t consulted about the title of this "Ultimate Collection." Otherwise I might have called it KICK SPLODE or WE KILL BEARS FOR YOU or something. Anyway. I presume this is the dominant collection now, as the other two were released a good two or three years ago.
This book won awards, and was singled out for praise as a book for young adults by an American library association. God only knows why.
March 22nd, 2010 | Work
I think these are out in late June. As ever, the book is released in three different formats.
And the limited-edition signed hardback, wherein you can find a thick black squiggle that is labeled as my signature even though it might have just been a mark made by a squid having a seizure:
March 22nd, 2010 | Work
TOTW is basically a joke that Ariana and I pull each week in our joint guise as the International Electrophonic Unit. Basically, we take some of the stupider things I’ve said on Twitter and elsewhere, often in a state of extreme alcoholic refreshment or severe sleep deprivation, and put them on a t-shirt. Ariana set up a Cafe Press store (because this is a joke and engaging with a serious maker of t-shirts would be less funny to us), and… well, once a week, here we are.
Through this website and this Cafe Press store, we’re going to release one t-shirt a week. It’ll go live on Monday… and it’ll die Sunday night — midnight UK time, more often than not. Each one lives for a week, and then it’s replaced by the next week’s shirt. Until I either run out of dumb ideas or Ariana’s brain explodes.
So, every Monday, I’ll post the new shirt here, and you can peer at it more at http://www.cafepress.com/electrophonic.
Anyway. I present to you T-Shirt Of The Week #015: STOP IMAGINING ME NAKED:
ALSO: back for one week, since it’s the week for it:
We also offer several perennial items. Mostly because people wanted these:
(Also a MAN COOK MEAT WITH FIRE "splatter-shield", because Ariana’s crazy)
Thank you for your kind attention.
March 22nd, 2010 | station ident
Templesmith took this photo at Atomic Comics in Phoenix AZ.
Good morning. This is warrenellisdotcom. That’s me on the door, minus my protective brain shielding. Obviously the primitive yet enlightened staff of Atomic Comics worship at this makeshift shrine.
It’s the toilet door, isn’t it?
And, yes, I DID already know who Delia Derbyshire was. Sometimes when I post things on here, people have a habit of thinking it’s the first time I’ve heard of whatever I’ve posted. Whereas, sometimes, I’ve been reminded of something, or need to gather material for consideration, and want to collect it all in one place.
Fairly sure I’m going to be writing something involving Derbyshire and her work in the near future.