Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Our itinerary

Apologies for not getting this up sooner. Things have been so hectic.

There hardly seems to be enough time to sit in front of the computer to get it all down.

Anyway, here it is:

Paris: December 21 - 26
London: December 26 - 30
Edinburgh: December 30 - January 2
Rome: January 2 - 5
Bruges: January 5 - 8
Paris: January 8 - 10

I might have to just get the rest of the (good) photos up once I'm back home, because there really isn't enough time otherwise.

Jim.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I need to make more of an effort to explore the videoclips put out by artists signed with Ninja Tune.



This is so cool. It reminds me of late nights spent watching Liquid Television.

[EDIT]
After a bit of poking around, I've just found out that LIQUID TELEVISION IS BACK.

Keep it together, man. Keep it together. People might be watching.

/flattens hair down.

Okay. So Liquid Television might be back.

Let us first understand what they plan to do with it, before we get too excited.

One hell of an acceptance speech.



Starts at around the 4:30 mark.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Surfers Paradise 11.09.11

Tremoctopus Violaceus (blanket octopus)



More here.

Also, does anyone know where the clip came from? I'd pay good money for a high-res poster of the bait ball at around 1:37 in this clip. No joke.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Works well enough the other way round too



[edit]Whoops the track by Pulp is Sunrise. Sunrise. Sigh.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

re: Skinemax

 This is awesome. To many old favourites in there to list.


Skinemax from Smash TV on Vimeo.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Heavy Rain Soundtrack is awesome!

I suspect many people who came into contact with Mr Tiers dismissed him as a hopeless alcoholic who was largely to blame for his unfortunate circumstances. Such a superficial assessment of the complex contributory causes of the social dislocation of Indigenous people such as Mr Tiers is largely worthless.

Inquest into the death of Matthew Maurice TIERS
Michael Barnes
State Coroner
29 September 2011

The degree of NSFW-ness in the link below is summarized effectively by this contemporaneous chatlog.

Don't hit the link to this at work. You will have a hard time explaining that shit away.

Transcript from Steam:
Freshie: check it
Freshie: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlnz3u_dye-fantasy-official-video-by-jeremie-perin_music
Faustus: lol wat
Freshie: pretty much
Faustus: pretty fuckin cool
Faustus: gonna have to get more of this dude's music
Faustus: WOAH
Faustus: WOAH
Faustus: WOAH
Faustus: WHAT
Freshie: ahaha
Freshie: i wondered when youd get to that part
Faustus: MAN
Faustus: I was like WUUUUUUT
Think Trucker's Delight, but with giant ... pants ... demon... things. I don't want to even try describing it in writing.

[edit] As it turns out, the clip was actually done by the same guy who did the Trucker's Delight clip, Jérémie Perin.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

O.O Pontypool looks awesome!



IMDB

[edit]
Meh it was alright. Innovative enough to be worth trying if you have an appetite for this kind of thing. Falls apart a bit at the end.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oh and the Avengers trailer is out, too.



Seriously, why can't we have more video clips like this?

[edit] And while I'm at it:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Antennas to Heaven




...to attempt to intervene in an official capacity to counter 
attitudes and ideologies which fall short of criminal activity,
points us down a long, dark tunnel which ends with the 
creation of a Thought Police.


Preventing violent extremism

Robert Grenier

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oh, I gots to get that DVD


Arcade Fire - The Suburbs from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Taken from the short film "Scenes From The Suburbs" directed by Spike Jonze.

That dog has an appetite for trouble



The track featured in this clip is:

(a) awesome
(b) 'oye el consejo' by Ibrahim Ferrer
(c) (a) and (b)
(d) a bag of walnuts

Thursday, June 9, 2011

An open letter to Terry.


G’day Terry,

Glad to finally say hi to you after having followed your blog for what seems like quite a fair while now. I wish that this day came to pass under happier circumstances. 

I’ve redrafted this thing more times than I care to admit. It now feels more like a matter of just saying what bloody-well needs to be said.

First, I’ll happily admit that generally I’d have no business commenting in others’ affairs, particularly in view of the sensitivity of the topic at hand. 

However, in reply to that general policy I would submit that this is countered by the fact that your very frank and commendably candid disclosure was made in a public forum. In that regard, it could be seen as entirely necessary for someone who might be able to help, to do so in the same manner, so that others might also benefit.

Forgive me if I forgo any entry into religiously inspired rhetoric, because in the affairs of man, it could be no less welcome.

Mate. I feel for you. Depression is nothing if not cruel.  

There are limits to how sincere a stranger’s words can sound, but at least know this: to the extent that your life has affected mine, my knowledge of the insurmountable feats people are capable of has been enriched by your story. You've made it through harder days. You can make it through this too, and you'll come out better for it.

Jim.

Also, sorry if that sounded too pompous. I can’t bloody help it. It always happens when I mean to be serious.

Never gets old.

That voice sample at the start of the Battlefield 3: Thunder Run video sounds familiar.



The sample of the kid saying "Come on, Dad." and a couple of other indistinguishable words. It sounds just about identical to the lead in to this track...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sweet, sweet metal.

Black Sabbath - War Pigs

Holy shit I've neglected these guys.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fright Night remake is out soon!











And the trailer for the remake in case you haven't seen it:



Double lol for using the Howie scream.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

“The worst thing is to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand 
this person so they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They are 
strong people. Maybe the environment is a little sick.”



                                                                                                                                                                          The Actor's Studio
                                                                                                                                                                              Dave Chapelle

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Brian Jonestown Massacre - Wisdom



The following is an excerpt from the user comments that follow the video on YouTube.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

There’s a danger, though, in regarding the Western Suburbs as a kind of food court, like a series of little China- or Viet- or Korea- or Lebanon- or Serbia-towns, enjoying the cuisine but disregarding the cultures that cooked them up, leaving “them” to deal with the mess between “authenticity” and “assimilation.”

Sunil Badami

re: Catfish.

This is a follow up post concerning the movie Catfish.

Yes it was awesome.
Yes I was surprised by how it ended.
No, I'm glad I didn't know much about the movie before I saw it.



If you've got a feel for the kind of stuff I like, and if you think there is a consistency between our respective appetites, I would very strongly recommend that you take steps to see this movie.

CreatureCast: The Stomatopod Strike


































If you're interested, you'll find more info about the little guy over here.

And a quick video of a particularly beautiful specimen:

Archosargus probatocephalus (Sheepshead fish): where is your God now?


















A little more info.

Oh shit, you sneaky bastard.

What a delicious coincidence.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hate to sound like a grouch, but I kinda miss the old days.



[EDIT] Upon reflection, I think that's what the old days are for.

Maybe all this nostalgia business is just a function of life.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011