Live On Stage For COMICA, London, Nov 12

October 25th, 2011 | events

Before the screening of that bloody documentary, I will be onstage for an hour taking questions and being abused by Lenny Henry.  And then running away.

(information) (official Comica Festival post)


Bookmarks for 2011-10-25

October 25th, 2011 | brainjuice

  • Consecration of the Whipstain by Indignant Senility (TYPE096) » Type | A record label
    "Recorded through amplifiers and microphones to give the music a chance to ‘breathe’, the fuzzy pictures slowly come to life and offer a shocking amount of depth and variety. At times it sounds like a decaying sound strip from a 30s suspense reel, with all the crackle and flicker you’d expect to come alongside that. Maher’s sounds take us into places we might not want to go, but there’s no denying that once you’re there it’s hard to wrench yourself free."
    (tags:music )
  • Strange hollows discovered on Mercury
    Images taken from orbit reveal thousands of peculiar depressions at a variety of longitudes and latitudes, ranging in size from 60 feet to over a mile across and 60 to 120 feet deep. No one knows how they got there.
    (tags:space )
  • The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: Article
    "A special edition presenting rare ethnographic recordings from the collection of writer, musician and Wire contributor David Toop."
    (tags:music )

Comics Tor

October 24th, 2011 | comics talk

Dear Tor.com, you seem to have forgotten that you do comics for about a year, and have walked away from the powerful web-to-print model you were presumably exploring with Dan Goldman’s RED LIGHT PROPERTIES.  Given that you are clearly funded for comics work, since I can’t imagine the likes of Mike Mignola and Craig Thompson work for free, and have begun commissioning anew… can I expect to see another, more sustained stab at a disruptive presence in the comics medium by a noted sf prose publisher (publisher, in fact, of my daughter’s current favourite author, Cherie Priest)?  Or are you just farting about?

Answers on a postcard to the usual address.


NIGHT MUSIC: Night Moods

October 23rd, 2011 | music


Bookmarks for 2011-10-21

October 22nd, 2011 | brainjuice

  • Brannten Schnüre and German Hauntology. | No Fear Of Pop
    "Although the tendency to fall for trite, romanticist pastiche is always only a step away in Germany, I’ve felt that hauntology as an artistic concept has never really gained a foothold in the local experimental underground (as opposed to fine art, a point convincingly made by Adam Harper in reference to Neo Rauch). Considering this, I was both very surprised and quite intrigued to come across the latest offering by Frankfurt-based cassette imprint SicSic Tapes, a C-40 split between Johannes Schebler aka Baldruin and Christian Schoppik, who records under the moniker Brannten Schnüre."
    (tags:music hauntology )