Monday, December 19, 2005

astonishing turntablism

Wandering round youtube again, I found this video of world champion battle dj ie.merg.
Most impressive.

More at:

His site

his myspace page

Thursday, December 08, 2005

eerie nostalga

project c90 site was down(or was it me?). It's working again now. One great big long page of old cassettes.
or the organised home page

Friday, December 02, 2005

gray tuesday

Downhill battle have links to the tracks on this album.

Also via downhill battle I found this site with some interesting music.

Monday, November 21, 2005


Have included a new feature at the bottom of the page.
Its a quite interesting automatic gibberish generator I stumbled across at
It's a google hack this guy made, and while it's obviously hit and miss there's some odd moments .
For instance I typed in "whenever I feel" and it continued with "like a woman" (!?!**)
and then went on to proclaim " there's no such thing as a free download" (?!?**)
Odd stuff indeed.

Monday, November 07, 2005


Some excellent ecomic stuff at e-sheep

Thursday, November 03, 2005

It's back!

Whilst browsing around youtube I rediscovered this which I linked to months ago but it went dead. Watch at your peril. Tina Turner will never sound the same again.
(Surely that's a good thing?)

Also on youtube finely crafted guitar pop from japanese veterans
The Pillows.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

music vids

a good site for interesting music vids is antville
I liked the one from menomena

Friday, October 14, 2005

the afflicted

Some quite funny sending up of metal at
reminds me of the douchebags gallery at
this post was a test import from email

Thursday, October 13, 2005

boiling pot

Glad I discovered this site .
To me , it's what the internet should all be about .
I was trying to think of a possible different use for this.
It's a new life organising thing.
It reminded me of a giant sequencer somehow.
Then creativity ran dry.
So I did a search and found creativity pool.
There's people posting ideas a lot less vague than mine

Increasingly I am using this blog as an alternative to bookmarking as my boookmarks become more and more out of control.
At least it's useful for something.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Art and Trash

Trawling through WFMU as you do, I came across a link to Ubuweb which offers many free mp3's and quicktime films. Audio stuff from Eric Satie,Terry Riley, People like us etc. Films from Samuel Beckett, Lennon and Ono etc. Check out the utterly riveting recent performance of John Cages 4 min 33 sec by a 64 piece orchestra.

Also I found a bizzare site called Scopitones dedicated to bringing you very cheesy and trashy 60's short music films. The Scopitone was a precursor to todays video jukebox using 16 mm film presumably back projected onto a 26 inch screen.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


Harvey Danger free album download

Not bad yank pop with jaunty seventies type piano songs (I've only listened to 2 tunes, the rest might be grindcore)

47 Mb zip. Mp3's are a respectable kbps (4 different bit rates 192-320) plus torrents.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Rawker

If you left videos in a music shop of yourself singing rock songs,these tapes would probably
have backing music on at least... right?
The guy who made these probably did'nt expect to be on a website dedicated to him that has had a quarter of a million hits in just over a week.

found via screenhead

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

wfmu for odd music etc

Obscure music,found sound etc at Americas WFMU radio station. for the mp3's, for the blog which features the above and more.

krakli have been around for a bit

krakli has free synths. The only one I've tried is the minivurt box . I thought it was strange but pretty good.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

looks to be quite a good interactive type radio station thing from the music genome project.It appears to adapt to your listening choices and suggestions.
you have to give them your email and it takes a day or so for them to get back to you.
Quality sounds good, and tracks played seem relevant to prompting track. I've not tried tweaking it yet.
Remains to be seen if I get spammed or anything

Saturday, August 20, 2005

It's a mellotron........only better

theres only one in the world and you can buy it for 2500 dollars
(I don't know if it's really better than a mellotron.They say it is in some regards .... 40 min tape loops on 8 track carts....)

pop vids

Some good pop vids, including the donnas and the datsuns at tbm .
vids open in a smallish window ... well they do when I click on them

Sunday, August 14, 2005

real reverb

for people who don"t mind waiting for their reverb, go here. (via musicthing again)
It's basically a giant tank somewhere in Germany with a speaker and mic in it.
You send them a file (pref short) and they play it into the tank,record the result and send you an mp3 back for free.

fascinates me this kind of thing

I'm sure its real, as on quiet bits I can hear birds fluttering and stuff

Saturday, July 30, 2005

we are the web

very interesting article about the internet past,present and future.....

" There is only one time in the history of each planet when its inhabitants first wire up its innumerable parts to make one large Machine. Later that Machine may run faster, but there is only one time when it is born.

You and I are alive at this moment. "

Thursday, July 14, 2005

new take on web jamming

I often think about the idea of jamming music on the internet.
That's what fascinated me about skype among other things.
I've not followed through any ideas about jamming with skype partly because the latency involved
would preclude all but abstract beatless chillout jamming.
ninjam looks interesting.It gets around the latency issue by extending it so that you jam with
previos cycles of audio. which sounds interesting.

well I'm going to download it anyway (seems to be free and painless on first perusal).

Monday, July 11, 2005

ancient and modern experimental music

Good site here for that kind of thing.
Loads of gratis downloads.

cloud cult

Quite a good american eco warrior group with some freebie mp3's on their site.
Recommend outside of your skin, and six days.

cheap stomp boxes

Behringer are just bringing out a range of cheap fx pedals that look like they'd do quite nicely
thankyou .
Distortion,chorus,octave etc are 15quid digital delays etc 22 quid
One of the distortions (um100 pictured) has 3 band eq inc swept mid.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

matrix just around the corner shock

6 years ago, boffins managed to capture images from the mind of a cat.
Click here for grainy pictures.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

music is cheap

It's less than cheap.Soon you'll have to pay someone to take it away.
This guy writes songs to order by email often for free just for the hell of it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

more music thing

As I mentioned in a previous post,I am an avid reader of this site which updates regularly.
Latest posts include a Russian dj who, with great ingenuity has made a pair of varispeed dj cassette decks, and some guys who jam with a steam engine via laser gate sensors or something.

nb that Russian site is v slow to load. probably
getting a lot of traffic at the moment.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

cool weather pics

very dramatic.
a bit slow to load.

Saturday, June 11, 2005


File under embarrassing.
visit this blog media player should come on straight away.

update: It dont do it any more.wasn't that good anyway.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


The radio 4 interview from a bit back is hosted here
theres a blog with a track from his new album here
although given the nature of musicblogs it probably wont be there for long.

update: That first link no longer works. shame that

Friday, May 27, 2005

breakbeat guru

Adam Freeland has a12" out.A reworking of Fever as performed by Sarah Vaughn
only able to find a 1 min extract of it here
damn good.
It's on verve remixed vol3

Sunday, May 22, 2005


Interesting 70"s concert photos hosted by flickr

Thursday, May 19, 2005


Its amazing what you can do with an ipod
I havn't got one
Fantastic a music sequencer for mobile phones
It wont run on mine

ah those flemish contrapuntalists.....

currently reading Luigi russolo the art of noises from the turn of the last century.
aint I the toff.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

bestest blog

Evrything you'll ever need to know about strange old and new musical instuments etc
can be found here

Thursday, May 12, 2005

A non music related item

"The police began shooting looters in May when radioactive tv sets began to appear in the pawn shops of Kiev"
Girl on a motorcycle tours the dead zone.

I have since found out that there may well be porkies in this site .
But it's still well worth a look.


Think tuning a guitar is pretty straightforward?
think again

the bays

recently on bbc radio 4 .
never released a cd and never plan to.
these guys steadfastly refuse to even rehearse.
you may find their website a tad frustrating but theres a live performance stream in there.
[the bays also on this bbc webpage]

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

deranged luthier

Guitars as fully functioning works of art.
Inspired lunacy here

Thursday, May 05, 2005

bloc party

bloc party are good.go here and download some then buy their album.
however you do that.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

listen to lessig and chums

45meg speech L Lessig and the bloke from wilco talk some sense about
file sharing,law,criminalising normal behavior etc...

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