Bits and pieces today.
Thanks to Colin Johnson for this link from yesterday's comments: The Shortwave And the Calling
, a profile of Akin Hernandez, the driving force behind Irdial Discs
, which we mentioned yesterday (and erroneously - see comments). Check Blogdial
, the label's excellent collaborative weblog. Hernandez notes
that even though the Conet
download is number one at archive.org
, his recent pressing sold out in 8 weeks. 'This proves, not that it needed prooving, that you can give away your music for free, and sell it sucessfully; we have buyers that explicitly told us that they bought TCP after downloading it, and this is a Quadruple CD with a Booklet, which costs substatially more than a vanilla CD.' One fears this crystal clear logic is never going to wash with some people
. Q&A: will I be sued?
Staying with abstract sounds: the futurist music of Luigi Russollo
, creator of the Enharmonic Piano
and author of The Art of Noise manifesto
, a counter-blast to the original Manifesto of Futurist Musicians
(1910) by Balilla Pratella.
discovers the Smart
, about six years
after everyone else / The Fall en concert
, a bande-dessine. Just one of many things at Homme Moderne
. Try Le R*ck est m*rt
, a music weblog / la ligne generale
, a photolog (accents stripped out as Firebird
doesn't seem to like them very much).
Build a tower of pigs
/ the photography of David Farre
/ as the Tricorn comes down, enjoy this nice page of pictures of Owen Luder's Gateshead Shopping Center
. Probably next for the chop / Errol Morris
, filmmaker / Heiko Hebig's
weblog / a collection of literary links