Golau Glau’s THE MASQUE OF BRUMA And “The Owd Tup”

December 15th, 2011 | music

Golau Glau, whom you might have heard a little of on the last SPEKTRMODULE podcast, have released a Xmas EP that is free for the downloading.

What I’d like to play for you is a beautiful radiophonic updating of the old Christmas folk song T’Owd Tup.  Proper Yorkshire hauntology.

Exploring A Canadian Nuclear Bunker

December 15th, 2011 | researchmaterial

Deb Chachra just pointed me at her photos from the Diefenbunker:

A four-story bunker, built during the Cold War as Canada’s communication and governance hub in the case of a nuclear attack on Ottawa. Now a museum.

It’s now a museum, with a website you can visit.  I love the retrotech stylings, as you can imagine, but the signage also fascinates me.  From this perspective, it’s the set dressing for a post-atomic comedy of manners.  Lots of people quietly and politely drinking their reconstituted Mil-Ko under an admonishing banner, trying to suppress the fallout-era social faux pas of just screaming and screaming.

Conan! What Is Best In Life?

December 15th, 2011 | researchmaterial

“Creating an electrified torture rack for my penis!”

Or, to paraphrase William Gibson, the penis finds its own uses for things.  That’s a consumer-grade TENS machine, the sort of thing you can pick up on Amazon for forty quid.

Oh.  Yeah.  You might not want to click through on it.  Should have mentioned that earlier. 

Did you ever read CROOKED LITTLE VEIN?

(previously on Conan! What Is Best In Life?)

Bookmarks for 2011-12-14

December 14th, 2011 | brainjuice

Exploring A Russian Nuclear Shelter

December 14th, 2011 | researchmaterial

I can’t get enough of this stuff, personally.  Presumably some deep-seated fetish from having grown up during the Cold War and hearing the nuclear attack warning siren being tested every six months.