Friday, December 31, 2004

boring museum

I've started a Boring Photos group on flickr.

What is boring? It is easier said than done. Landmarks such as Martin Parr's Boring Postcards books are the obvious starting point, but there is also the work of Ed Ruscha ("26 gas stations", "Every building on the sunset strip") and Useful Photography #1 (boring catalog pictures) and #2 (fascinatingly boring pictures from ebay).

I think Ruscha was the pioneer of the modern deadpan style in the 60's, but photographers like Eggelston and Stephen Shore seem to be informed by Ruscha and yet - they aren't boring. Usually.

In 1993, Boring Business Systems became the authorized Haworth Office Systems Dealer, adding furniture systems, space planning and design services, and installing Haworth Systems for Verizon, Mid Florida Credit Union, Peterson Myers Law Firm, Polk Community College and many other local companies.

Thank you for being a bore. Together we can forge a new ennui.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

it's a very metal christmas at KITTYTEXT. scroll down to the Dec. 20th entry for the yuletide bells of Slade, AC/DC and Billy Squier.
Bollywood for the Skeptical

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

children scared of santa
Nothing says Happy Holidays like a photo of sweet little toddlers screaming at Santa. The first 25 photos in this gallery are from the Chicago Tribune's "Scared of Santa" contest in 2003. All the rest of the photos were submitted by readers this year. Enjoy!

Monday, December 20, 2004


Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Worker Sacked for Selling Queen's Xmas Pud
A worker at Britain's Buckingham Palace has been sacked for trying to sell a Christmas pudding gift from Queen Elizabeth on an Internet auction site.

drop-dead aesthetes.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Friday, December 17, 2004

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

harry partch instruments
By 1969, the year he recorded 'Delusion of the Fury,' Harry Partch had designed 27 new instruments, all to be played on stage at the same time in a spatial ritual theater. These instruments were made to be beautiful in sound, vision, and 'magical purpose.' They were tuned according to the natural overtone series, 'Just Intonation' Some, like the Chromelodeon, had as many as 43 tones in a single 'octave.' He made particular instruments for specific needs in his compositions, not the other way around. But, more than this, he designed the instruments to be 'corporeal.' To Partch, corporeal meant to involve the whole body, the whole person in the art.
play them with your mouse or (better) keyboard here !
via metafilter

sinister santas
via spoilt victorian child

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

from the filmstrip how we get poultry and eggs

8-bit pop

the happy Japanese sounds of YMCK.

the Belgian sound of lo-bat (eh. just listen to the ymck samples.)

via boing boing
dunois jazz
this site - well, it sounds better in french, e'en in all caps:

It features streaming video clips (about a minute each) of the likes of Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Sonny Sharrock, Alex von Schlippenbach, Eugene Chadbourne and the Rova Saxophone Quartet.

Monday, December 13, 2004

nutella fever - catch it.
via a google image search and the fetching, brilliant eve andersson
A sidebar at the village voice this week brings us, from the Int'l Herald Tribune, The politics of Nutella.
[Gigi Padovani (distant, distant cousin?], author of Nutella, un mito italiano (Nutella, an Italian myth) sez:] 'All generations have appropriated Nutella - they all feel as though it belongs to them. It transcends generations. It is national-popular,' he said, referring to a concept coined by the founder of the Italian Communist Party, Antonio Gramsci. 'Today we would call it bipartisan.'
The spread has also been "eulogized in print, in song, and on screen." I'll post a nutella song should I find one.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

mermaid tryouts. from the nyt
audio rodeo

junior, mama used to say (80's british r&b 12"), on the number one song in heaven

more joe meek (60's british phil spector but a lot whiter) on the of mirror eye

hungarian intrumental music (hungarian instrumental music) and underground rock from Iran (persian prog) at rummage through the crevices

Friday, December 10, 2004

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

turtle's 78rpm jukebox

via flobberlob, who links also to the audio-generous sites of ivor cutler and martin newell

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

WFMU's On The Download
WFMU's On The Download collects MP3s from the fringes once a month: new sounds, obscure audio, found sound, and other sonic stimulants unique to WFMU.
this month's installment incldues a [ed. update: not funny] prank call by [ed. update: ON] the late russ meyer
Boohbah Zone

the creator of the teletubbies has again raised the bar for pediatric hallucinogens. I can't wait for the chewable vitamins. use headphones.
drunken shoutouts: a collaborative audioblog
Writing is but a passing fancy of mine. The truest aim of my moments, the goal that drives my sweat and muscle, the only girl who's eyes still my soul, is the mastery of the art of leaving drunken phone messages. All else is nothing but distraction, faded confetti dodging empty branches in a stiff autumn breeze. William Faulkner
via metafilter
you hit me baby like an atomic bomb - fay simmons

nucular r&b cum hammond organ freakout. from the collection talk to me daddy (buy it). the disc also has lesser-known sides from sarah vaughan and lil armstrong, but I got it for this title, which thoroughly delivers on the promise of aggresive sexual radiation. liner notes offer no little to no information on the obscure artists here compiled.

Monday, December 06, 2004

artomatic solo no.2

from the 24-hr artomatic
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

the new oke
...a new nightclub in Edinburgh is aiming to combine pornography with the only activity which perhaps provokes more general embarrassment: karaoke. The somewhat unusual hybrid is being called pornaoke.

Instead of tanked-up businessmen and hen nights murdering cheesy hits, pornaoke participants are being asked to provide the soundtrack for silent porn films - supplying grunts, screams and groans.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Thursday, December 02, 2004

another goddam mp3 blog

listen to magazine and swell maps "at" silence is a rhythm two.
the harvey girls:
"'Notwist meet Joe Meek at Bread's barbeque.'
--George Parsons, Dream Magazine"
(translation: "blah blah Joe Meek blah blah food. good. blah blah publication.")

listen to the nice song good morning, bubblegum

via spoilt victorian child
audioblog rodeo

beatles cover from ghana at benn loxo du taccu.

alestair alice, (torrent, shn) a live ensemble which according to the included txt features
Alfred 23 Harth Reeds
Phil Minton Voice, Trumpet
Sonny Sharrock Guitar
Gunter Mueller Percussion etc
holy crap!

delmore bros., mobile blues, on locust st.

jens lekman, forgotten songs, via largehearted boy

throbbing gristle, subhuman! infects music is a virus

i have heard the future of music and his name is mcrorie, via rummage through the crevices

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Chris Jordan’s new large-format color images take us on a tour behind the shiny façade of the American dream, back into the fearsome infrastructure of our consumer lifestyle.

via studio notebook

shut up

shut up
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.