Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
Accompanying the google book version of 'The Gulf War Did Not Take Place' were these adverts:
Military Men Wanted
Women Who Love Men In Uniform Are Looking For You.
Add Your Profile! www.MilitaryLoveLinks.com
Texas Mom Hits It Big
Finds Lucrative Online Business And Is Getting Rich With Kids
From Home www.unifiedwealthsolutions.com
The predictability disappoints me.
I remember hearing about the 'First' Gulf War on the car radio. I was three years old. I could not distinguish the word 'golf' and the word 'gulf'. It wasn't confusing, exactly. I had no idea about anything. I was only three. But imagine if the Gulf War had, in fact, been played out on golf courses.
How would this have affected its media presence?
Would it have brought in more advertising?
Could celebrities have been involved?
What would he have said.
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Not sure quite what might be *made* of this, in the final analysis. Obviously it's simultaneously ok and kind of shit. Obviously its substance as both aesthetic and political statement is radically undermined by crass symbolism (see "hitting the fence with politically symbolic objects") as the limited means of cross-wiring the aesthetic with the political. Obviously again, given that the guy is actually *selling* the finished sonic product on his website, the thing to do would be to write to him in the guise of one of the migrant workers whose rights he imagines himself to be championing and ask whether he would accept payment in weekly installments. Anyone know any spanish?
Friday, 19 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
HAIKYO is, from what I gather, not only another name for the 'Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society' (SWORN ENEMIES OF FACEPLANT FROM THIS DAY FORWARD), but a popular genre of photography which focuses on abandoned areas and buildings. WOAH.
This guy is an enthusiast, though occasionally his friends POSE in an ABANDONED AREA like IDIOTS:
Examples from Russia: http://ctulhuftagn.livejournal.com/
Think of Chernobyl. Someone needs to go to Iraq & Afghanistan and take photos like these and start a LiveJournal group about it. Or why not buy stock footage of a ruined building still standing in war-torn baghdad? Here - http://www.thoughtequity.com/video/clip/232010_0096.do - for merely £169.
This is a photo that I took in Okinawa (see, EVERYONE CAN DO IT?):
& HERE, SAN ZHI, an abandoned futuristic city/housing development in Taiwan, which is the best example. Apparently you can see it on google earth w/ these co-ordinates - 25° 15' 39.14" N 121° 28' 39.28" E - but since google earth fucks my computer's shit up, there's no way I can check that. SOMEONE ELSE DO IT FOR ME. Anyway, type SAN ZHI into google images :
One day everything will look like this.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Sunday, 7 December 2008
When people know that they find your way, critics and other reptils wnt to come to board.Tavener find his way, long time ago.But only now reptiles know that.Critics of Tavener are ste only about the uncleaning glass, not about the wine.
moipomponstar (2 weeks ago)
That version is not so good. To much vibrato !
alextilson (2 weeks ago)
Last year my grandmother died, and we had the Quier sing song for athene in Durham Cathedral and it was moving and very personal to listed to
adevezar (1 month ago)
John Tavener is a genious.Just that. His work is so beutifull that is behond religion.His limits are liberty, and expansion.Modernity have not those limits, that whay music is so closed.Tavener is an eye from the music and a hear for crating that sublime piece of silence called music.
VlilV (1 week ago)
that woz vry poetic, well done ;)