Friday, 29 August 2008

RTOYS

Newcastle previously boasted several large theatres, among them the oldest purpose-built theatre in Australia, the Victoria Theatre on Perkins Street (built 1876, capacity 1750), saw touring international opera companies such as the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and other troupes, and played host to some of the greatest stars of the age, such as Dame Nellie Melba, Gladys Moncrieff, and Richard Tauber, (it is now closed and derelict);


Thursday, 28 August 2008

PICO CHO FU GAG GAG'S REALITY



FACEPLANT WORKER'S SALARY XMAS PULLOVER FEATURED IN FILM: "BLIZZARD FLASH MARBLE'S TOYOTA"
quit underlining this.

COSTIVENESS IN ZEN-PIMPS:

IS A HARDENING OF THE EXCREMENTS IN THE BODY, SO THAT WITHOUT GREAT PAIN THE ZEN-PIMP CANNOT EVACUATE OR VOID HIS DUNG; AND THIS IS OFTEN OCCASIONED BY EXCESS OF PROVENDER, INSOMUCH THAT NATURE FORCES IT INTO THE BOWELS BEFORE IT WELL BE DIGESTED IN THE STOMACH; OR AGAIN, IT HAPPENS BY FEEDING ALTOGETHER UPON DRY MEATS, THE WHICH, THOUGH WHOLESOME AND NOURISHING, CONTRACT, NOTWITHSTANDING, THE EXCREMENTS BY THE EXTRAORDINARY HEAT THEY OCCASION; AND IT MAY LIKEWISE HAPPEN BY EXCESSIVE FASTING: TO REMEDY WHICH YOU MAY GIVE HIM THE FOLLOWING CLYSTER.

TAKE A HANDFUL OF MARSH MALLOWS, DECOCT THEM IN SPRING WATER, NOT EXCEEDING A QUART, ADD TO THESE HALF A PINT OF SALLAD OIL, AND SIX OUNCES OF FRESH BUTTER, OF BENEDICTA LAXATIVA AN OUNCE, AND INJECT THEM, HOLDING OR TYING CLOSE HIS TAIL BY BRINGING IT WITH A CORD BETWIXT HIS LEGS, OBLIGING HIM TO KEEP IT IN FOR THE SPACE OF AN HOUR; AND, THE BETTER TO MAKE IT WORK, GIVE HIM A WARM MASH; AND, AS SOON AS HE HAS DISCHARGED IT, GIVE HIM IN A DRENCHING HORN A POTION MADE AS FOLLOWS:

TAKE TWO OUNCES OF CARBIDE SOAP, DISSOLVE IT IN A PINT OF WARM WHITE-WINE, AND WITH IT A QUARTERN OF LINSEED OIL, SWEETENING THEM ALL WITH SUGAR-CANDY, AND GIVE IT HIS AS HOT AS HE CAN DRINK IT.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

DELUSIONS OF THE FURY

"On a trip to Europe in the early thirties, Partch aroused the interest of W.B. Yeats, who watched as the young American composer chanted Psalm 137, 'By the Rivers of Babylon,' while sawing on the Adapted Viola. Yeats was charmed, but the musical establishments of Europe and America ignored or mocked Partch's ideas. By the time he returned to America in 1935, the Great Depression was at its height, and prospects for a conventional careeer seemed poor.

Partch now made a momentous decision: instead of begging for assistance from patrons or the WPA bureaucracy, he dropped out of society entirely, and became a hobo. For several years he crisscrossed the country, riding trains, doing manual labour, sleeping in shelters or in the wild, contracting syphilis, working occasionally as a proofreader, and, all the while, rethinking every parameter of music."

- Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century p.481



Some Harry Partch links:

PLAY some of the instruments Partch created to escape the tyranny of the octave scale:

http://musicmavericks.publicradio.org/features/feature_partch.html

READ MORE about the Partch Instrument Collection at Montclair State University, NY:

http://www.newband.org/instruments.htm

DOWNLOAD flac files of The World of Harry Partch, ripped from the original vinyl:


OKAY.

Monday, 25 August 2008

TINA TURNER IS FREAKING OUT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkyE1JtkU_k

I couldn't embed this video, for whatever reason.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Monday, 11 August 2008

TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP FOR GIRLS UNCOVERED ON U.S. SOIL

Tonight we are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom. Our grief has turned to anger, and anger to resolution. Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.

FRUIT MYSTERY IS TEH BOMB

Play this, with sound ON and till the END:

http://home.wildit.net.au/hellohelloben/mystery.html

You can maybe* keep having fun at the website called:

http://home.wildit.net.au/hellohelloben/index

*I'm not sure cos I've only had a brief glance but the colours are nice and it's always a good idea to rate things out of ten.

Friday, 8 August 2008

ALIENATING IN-JOKE POST #001

Karl Marx may be one better than Southwick...



But we would have been FUCKED.