On Being Prolific

September 27th, 2010 | researchmaterial

Brad Rose, at the newly-redesigned Foxy Digitalis site:

…how prolific is too prolific or is there even such a thing? And to further expand on that – what are the problems with prolific-ness and what are the positive aspects? The big question I would ask is why do you think an artist being prolific is a problem?

Quality control is an obvious answer, but at the same time it seems like a lot of artists who are releasing an extreme amount of material are doing it from a perspective of sharing in the process of their art as much as anything. I still think the John Olson MethodTM is one of the best ways to go because even though he does release a shit ton of stuff… because, in a way, its like having a running dialogue with the artist – you experience what they’re up to RIGHT NOW and how they are developing their current ideas, moving toward the next “major” release. I find that fascinating and wholly worthwhile…

Station Ident: It’s Close, It’s Very Close

September 27th, 2010 | station ident

Ariana knocked this together last night during a discussion with friends. It’s actually pretty close.

Good morning. Let’s try not to have a week like last week, eh?

September 25th, 2010 | microlog

Click through to a video interview with the other Warren Ellis and Nick Cave. Scrub through to 6.10, to discover what Nick Cave thinks should happen to me. (Also, a nice plug for the French edition of my novel.)

Kemper Norton’s LOWENDER

September 25th, 2010 | music

A new EP from Kemper Norton, dealer in "slurtronic" drunken spook music, is always a good thing. Saturday is improved. You can download it for free at this link.

An overstimulated and unstable celebration of Cornish festivals. Lowender means “happiness” in Cornish.

Links for 2010-09-24

September 24th, 2010 | brainjuice