30 September 2009

Victory Lap

The mighty George Saunders has a new one up at The New Yorker. Check it.


Here's some really dope Guzheng for ya:

22 September 2009

Soaking socks in Seward with White Magic

White Magic are up here in Alaska for a few days and will be playing shows in Anchorage and Seward.

23 Sep: The Kodiak in Anchorage w/ The Moon Knights
25 Sep: The Seward Music & Arts Festival

The audio in the above video is kinda shitty so here are a few tracks from the Dark Stars ep on Drag City:

White Magic - Poor Harold
White Magic - Winds

Friday night is not to be missed (check out the line-up below) but you should definitely pitch a tent and stick around for a bit because there are some really cool happenings on Saturday and Sunday.

I really dug last years performance from the Illaskan Assassins (AK's dopest BBoy Crew)and look forward to this year's. Check 'em out:

‘09 SMAF Schedule

Friday September 25th

4:30-4:45 Local Dance
5:00-5:45 AK Free Fuel
6:00-6:45 Rogues And Wenches
7:00-8:00 The Smile Ease
8:15-9:15 The Bac’untry Bru’thers All Night dRAGTIME Revue
9:30-10:30 Spenard Satans Old Timey Clubhouse Band
10:45-11:45 Sonny Smith
12:00-1:00 White Magic

Saturday September 26th

12:00-12:45 Seward Kids Circus/Local Dancers
1:00-2:00 Sarahndipity
2:15-3:15 Melanie Trost
3:30-4:15 Gypsy Underground
4:30-5:00 Illaska Assassins
5:15- 6:15 Melissa Mitchell And Spiff
6:30-7:30 Tamba Hadzi!
7:45-8:45 Lu Lu And The Small Band
9:00-10:00 The 11:20s
10:15-11:15 Woodrow
11:30-12:45 Nervis Rex

Sunday September 27th

12:00-12:45 BC Music School Students
1:00-1:30 Anchortown Circus
1:45-2:30 SJF 2009 (The Jazz Set)
2:30-3:30 SJF 2009 (The Jazz Set)
3:45-4:45 Diana Z
5:00-6:00 MP3

detaching the ear

Last night, while searching for new mics and mic amplifiers for my field recording rig, I stumbled upon this cool piece that SF's KQED did on Loren Chasse back in '93:

They also have pretty intersting pieces on Tommy Guerrero and David Choe

16 September 2009

I Need That Record!

This looks like a cool film:

I worked for Mike Dreese for a few years when I was in college. He's a pretty stand-up fella.

now we see eye to eye / that one man's trash is collectable / and every weakness is correctable

Collateral - Dane Mitchell

The piece, 'Collateral', which won the Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, was entered by Berlin-based Dane Mitchell, who won $15,000 for his effort - or lack of.

Mitchell wrote a message to Waikato Museum art gallery staff asking them to collect the discarded wrapping of other entries and tip it on the floor. That was his entry, the Waikato Times reported.

Another entrant, Mark Hayes, said he spent 26 hours "cutting, welding and grinding"' for his Domestic Violence is Not Okay sculpture, but probably should not have bothered.

It's hard for me to take the complaint from Mark Hayes seriously seeing as he named his piece Domestic Violence is Not Okay. What kind of dumbass name is that? I don't care how long he spent welding on his "art"--with a name like that, it's no wonder the pile of wrappings with the witty name/theme won.

15 September 2009

dropping on the mound

WFMU's Beware of the Blog has a great post about Dock Ellis and what is perhaps MLB's only LSD induced no-hitter.

14 September 2009

11 September 2009

didn't it rain in the rain

Ladies and gentlemen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe:

10 September 2009

a record of life

A Record Of Life from Owen Gatley and Luke Jinks on Vimeo.

"A short animation loosely based on the scientific recording of life's great species. And how this has given us clues that piece together, for us to discover the secrets of the evolution and diversity of life on Earth."