Four day weeks are utterly confusing, especially two of them in a row (not to mention one of them being pole-axed by a faulty Pocketdrive). We can, however, highly recommend MyComputerBits.com
. And if the garage wants a recommendation as well, it'll have to do a beautiful job on the welding... it's been a week when physical objects have revealed alarming and unhelpful frailties.
Things elsewhere. Memory troubles affect The Deep North
(one year old!): "I was looking for The Old Curiosity Shop
, and despite some vague awareness that I have never, in fact, bought a copy of this work, I had basically assumed that copies of novels by Dickens don't have to be bought, they just sort of happen."
9 Beet Stretch
, a very long performance indeed (via me-fi
). The music takes on a very ominous, eerie tone, the perfect soundtrack for urban exploration
? Reminiscent, as one poster points out, of Douglas Gordon's 24 Hour Psycho
/ icons at icon town
/ the elegant fashion art of Rene Gruau
, who died
last month / railroad menus
), which will inspire hollow laughter from regular users of the British railway system.
Daft: things I've pushed through toast
(via bifurcated rivets
) / first-person shooter compressed into 76k
/ a gallery of industrial art
(via Beautiful Stuff
) / all about Futurism
(via I Like
, who has just had a fun-filled trip to Morecambe. She also links the great Windows Symphony
, a glitch/click-rock homage to the world's favourite OS system sounds. A much better idea than we've managed to conveye with that description).
Tiny model figures
for model railways (thanks to Jim, who describes them as a cross between "Heartbeat
and Jake and Dinos Chapman
". Presumably not these Chapman Brothers
) / Embleton's
atmospheric photos of London / how the Zippo
lighter was made, via daily jive