An Enigma

Setting aside whether I should have parted with £1.49 for this (especially as at some previous time it had been sold for 19p)…I wonder what this object is about. Who was responsible for it and why? Was it on the way to becoming something other than useless when the process was interrupted? And w45001hy was B. A. Robertson anyway?

Off the Page, Bristol

This is a selection of drawings from The Wire’s ‘Off the Page’ festival held at the Arnolfini and the Cube in Bristol on the weekend of 26th to 28th September. A bit late…

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Carla Bozulich performs with The Wire's Frances Morgan. Intervention on the drawing by Carla Bozulich.

Carla Bozulich performs with The Wire’s Frances Morgan. Intervention on the drawing by Carla Bozulich.

Building a sound system with Roots Inspiration (I think).

Building a sound system with Roots Inspiration (I think).

Dean Blunt presenting Black Metal

Dean Blunt presenting Black Metal

Lori Goldston at the Cube.

Lori Goldston at the Cube.

It’s all about the mix

mix001This is the 100th post on this blog…I had meant to do something clever like choose my favourite 3 LP box set (3 x 33 and one third…geddit?)..it was going to be either Yessongs or Escalator Over the Hill (no it wasn’t). But I was never going to get round to that and, in the meantime, I found a black bin bag containing around 130 CDs on Kingsland Road this week. Some were unplayable, there were a few free films from newspapers and some old software. There was one CD full of someone’s holiday pictures. The rest were mostly singles, either ‘Landfill Indie’ or the kind of R&B that does little for me. Still I retrieved 27 from the pile..the rest have already gone to Oxfam. Before I did this I recorded the shortest track from each CD for the purposes of experimentation…more of this at some future date maybe. Here is the first experiment/unholy racket…ten tracks that ended up at the beginning of the list played simultaneously and mixed down…it ends well I think.