Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rough Song Sketch--

he hangs around the outside,
i hang around the outside, uh oh--
surrounds the grounds, the social round
knows the lay, the grass, the day--
he hangs around the outside.

weaves the day, knows the party,
he hangs around the outside.
a certain growth he's missing, so
got nothing to say, no why no how--
i hang around the outside now.

he hangs around the outside, yeah.
the bonfire's low, he stokes control
with no one else around.
a stunted wordflow, a social low
he hangs around the outside.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

72 words: Natt Spil

I went to hear about her children. Drank whiskey, saw Weedeater & then I was there to meet Nikki who always knows what’s down. I came for her maternal feminism, beyond any wave to number. Jeanette, she carries me with her, often I in my stupor. & we rolled around, guffaws eliciting polarizing reactions, & Mother Jeanette, she gave us PBR & related how her firstborn tugged toward his prismal Sleigh Bells.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nicola Kuperus

I've always wondered if the photography for the ADULT. albums was by the same person, and it turns out it is! Singer Nicola Kuperus is actually an accomplished photographer with a degree in the field. Her work is a fine example of taking a concept and running with it. In Kuperus' case it's largely a study on female legs in heels with conservative office wear. The photographs on her site all contain some sort of violence, usually implied, many of which seem to nod to the 50s considering the cars and fashions that are involved. Though they can obviously be interpreted as a serious comment on the subjugation of women (back then? now?), the pictures are also often absurd and comical.

There's something very motionless and haunting about these pictures. I think they compliment her music well.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Michael Basinski

This fellow is becoming a huge inspiration. Maybe I'll make a turn--