Thursday 29 April 2010

Emptiness must be perfect

'Nietzsche's Mirror'

'Axiomatic Re-draw: Silence'

'Slight Delay on the Journey Home'

'Progress Through Reduction'

'The Dandy'

'The Isometricity of Loss'

'Axiomatic Re-draw: Silence (Redux)'

'The Fuzzy Cog Gets the Blog'

'Greater Definition Through Tools'

'The Illusion of the Illusion of Depth'

Selected from a compendium of in-between iPhone screens, 2009-2010, 320 x 480 px. Digital.

Tuesday 27 April 2010

This! Just! In!

I turn my back for half-a-freaking second and it's the future.

Zentai (from the Japanese ゼンタイ) is a common term for skin-tight garments that cover the entire body. The word is a contraction of zenshin taitsu (全身タイツ) ("full-body tights"). Zentai is most commonly made using nylon/spandex blends, but other materials such as cotton and wool are used as well.
Some companies have tried to create mainstream brands of the suits, by dropping the traditional name; in particular, examples include RootSuit in the United States and Morphsuit in the United Kingdom.

"You either get it or you don't" Department

Thursday 15 April 2010

And don't forget the Joker

So I had my first experience of Karaoke on Tuesday night and it was some kind of revelation.

Initially being disappointed with the available song-list (no Talking Heads, Ramones or Iggy Pop) and having some reservations, I found 'Ace of Spades' by Motörhead and from then on everything worked out just fine. The venue - Karaoke Box - catered for booze with the most economical choice being a $6 bottle of decent (but not amazing) sake as well as offering complimentary mic sanitation ...uh... sleeves? In the reception you could hear a melange of songs bleeding through the doors of the front rooms making for an interesting ambient mix formed from these karaoke-strained song fragments (you could hear the vocals significantly over the background tracks).

I did not sing, nor do I endorse this particular song.
You choose your songs from a hefty plastic-wrapped-paged book and enter the song code into a DVD player-esque system. This had a couple of nice dirty-disk type glitches over the course of the evening which I saw as a charming bonus. The songs are played and the vocals are highlighted over a seemingly irrelevant music video composed of a wide array stock footage - I only noticed same footage appear twice. Vocals were effected by quite a bit of reverb which was nice as dry, uneffected vocals probably would have been too raw.

And in the meantime, this:

Barry Leitch (The Jackal) - Ace of Spades (Motörhead cover, SID version) [4.8MB .mp3 file]