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Paul Love

Written by Paul Love who lives and works in Edinburgh building useful things.

Battles - Sugarfoot ft. Jon Anderson & Prairie WWWW

December 18, 2020

Battles - Sugarfoot ft. Jon Anderson & Prairie WWWW.

School of anti

December 12, 2019

The Web, he saw, allowed everyone everywhere to develop the same otaku obsessions—with television, coffee, sneakers, guns. The mere…

Anna Meredith - Paramour

August 28, 2019

Anna Meredith - Paramour.

Manhole covers

August 14, 2019

There are a lot of beautiful designed and colored manhole covers in Japan.

Apollo 11 in Real Time

July 18, 2019

This website replays the Apollo 11 mission as it happened, 50 years ago. It consists entirely of historical material, all timed to Ground…

How to run a small social network site for your friends

July 16, 2019

This document exists to lay out some general principles of running a small social network site that have worked for me. These principles are…

Goodbye orange kinesis roadmap

July 15, 2019

After 20 years of on-again, off-again blogging, it’s become clear that writing essay-length posts while trying to focus on work is hard. I…

All you need

August 20, 2016

health, social life, job, house, partners, finances; leisure use, leisure amount; working time, education, income, children; food, water…

Tabula rasa

August 09, 2016

All landscape art reminds us: we live in a tabula rasa, and must write on it. It is our world, and its beauty is entirely inside our heads…

Carried Away

May 03, 2016

The mind cannot carry away all that it has to give, nor does it always believe possible what it has carried away.— Nan Shepherd, The Living…


March 02, 2016

Interface evolves toward transparency. The one you have to devote the least conscious effort to, survives, prospers.— William Gibson,…


February 22, 2016

A quote in an article by Oliver Burkeman caught my eye a while back:Eyal urges businesses to think ethically. (Creating addictive products…

Invisible machines

February 16, 2016

The more perfect machines become, the more they are invisible behind their function. It seems that all man’s industrial effort, all his…

Codeship and curly bracket expansion

February 16, 2016

This isn’t an issue with Codeship as such, but it can affect it.I had a task in an script that created some directories for a couple of cli…

Continuous deployment of static sites from Codeship to WebFaction with rsync

September 28, 2015

Mmm, that’s a a bit of a mouthful.This example is written with Hexo, Codeship and WebFaction in mind but should work with any static site…

From Ghost to Hexo

September 24, 2015

I’ve moved this blog from Ghost to Hexo.Why? I liked Ghost’s interface and it’s very straightforward compared with WordPress, but it has too…

It doesn’t matter that the tools are dumb

December 22, 2014

That’s what technology is. It’s the world of things, some impossibly stupid, some smarter than we are, we have assembled around ourselves to…

HMTL Using Codeship talk

July 30, 2014

Last week (last week!) I was going to give a quick talk about Codeship at HMTL. However, events conspired against me and I couldn’t attend…

Dangerous Instrument

July 10, 2014

A growing body of opinion thinks … that PowerPoint privileges the presenter in an unhealthy way and has the effect of discouraging critical…

HMTL Vagrant talk

July 07, 2014

Last year (last year!) I gave a quick talk about Vagrant at HMTL. And then promptly forgot to put the accompanying presentation in a useful…

The journey is the goal

June 18, 2014

People commit to all kinds of activities, she said, “for the process, for the memories… The argument that there is nothing tangible at the…


March 26, 2014

An argument with myself about modern blogging culture.

Trying out Ghost

March 25, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I moved this blog from Tumblr to Ghost. I’d wanted to do so since Yahoo acquired Tumblr. I don’t have any trust left…


March 12, 2014

If we believe that machines are ruining mankind, it may be that we are lacking a little in distance and cannot judge the effects of…


March 11, 2014

This is what I want to learn: to notice, but not to analyse. To still the part of the brain that’s yammering, ‘My god, what’s that? A stork…

Known Unknowns

March 10, 2014

Only the unknown terrifies men. Once confronted, it is no longer the unknown.— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and StarsLet’s hope so.


March 08, 2014

There is another kind of waste … and that’s overconsumption. Eat food you really don’t need to eat and that too has been wasted.— Jay Rayner…

Yosemite HD II

March 06, 2014

Yosemite HD II

Dopplereffekt - Gene Silencing

February 26, 2014

Dopplereffekt - Gene Silencing

Thought and Design

February 21, 2014

It’s obvious, but perhaps worth repeating, that everything raised is raised deliberately, nothing falls upward by accident. Everything the…

Infrastructural investment

February 16, 2014

The idea that a private sector obliged to provide yearly dividends to shareholders and yearly bonuses to employees would be likely to…

Adam Magyar - Stainless (excerpt)

January 09, 2014

Adam Magyar: Stainless (excerpt)

Lone - Dream Ache

January 01, 2014

Lone – Dream Ache

Metronomy - I'm Aquarius

December 22, 2013

Metronomy - I’m Aquarius

Tim Hecker - Chimeras

December 05, 2013

Tim Hecker - Chimeras

Orbital - Christmas Chime

December 04, 2013

Orbital - Christmas Chime

Gonzales - Let's Groove Again

November 26, 2013

Gonzales - Let’s Groove Again

Broadcast – Corporeal

November 08, 2013

Broadcast – Corporeal

Happy cities

November 06, 2013

As much as we complain about other people, there is nothing worse for mental health than a social desert. The more connected we are to…

Ukkonen - Viva Las Huelgas

October 12, 2013

Ukkonen - Viva Las Huelgas

Racah - Microdot Double Drop | Acid

September 12, 2013

Microdot Double Drop | Acid 12” single (lathe) by Racah

EVE Online - Soundtrack

September 07, 2013

Music from EVE Online on SoundCloud.6.46.43 of coding-friendly aural wallpaper.

The security state isn’t a person, it’s people

August 25, 2013

The security state isn’t a person, it’s people. There’s so many of them and they’ve been given leave to take so many liberties that they’ve…

Zero to Sixty in One Second

August 25, 2013

Zero to Sixty in One Second —

Darkside Teaser

August 25, 2013

Darkside Teaser

Solid objects and scraps of useless information

August 11, 2013

So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a…

Accomplishment is unreliable

August 08, 2013

Accomplishment is unreliable. “Succeeding,” whatever that might mean to you, is hard, and the need to do so constantly renews itself…

Slow Ideas

August 05, 2013

In the era of the iPhone, Facebook, and Twitter, we’ve become enamored of ideas that spread as effortlessly as ether. We want frictionless…

100,000 Stars

July 29, 2013

100,000 Stars

The House of Rumour

July 25, 2013

Fleming saw the House of Rumour as the image of an intelligence service; we can know it now as an ancient vision of the internet. The haunt…

The slow flow of corporate will

July 25, 2013

The slow flow of corporate will carried me through long weeks of no thought. Lacking a will of my own, I hosted the urges of the…

Cursor Miner – The Man With the Transparent Face

June 24, 2013

Cursor Miner – The Man With the Transparent FaceStill goosebumpy.

Machinedrum – Eyesdontlie

June 23, 2013

Machinedrum – Eyesdontlie

Bloc Party – I Still Remember (The Chap remix)

June 20, 2013

Bloc Party – I Still Remember (The Chap remix)

Mala – Changes (James Blake Harmonimix)

June 18, 2013

Mala – Changes (James Blake Harmonimix)

Iain Banks: the final interview

June 18, 2013

I can understand that people want to feel special and important and so on, but that self-obsession seems a bit pathetic somehow. Not being…

Iain M Banks' Universe

June 15, 2013

The Culture itself represents an elegant absorption of, and therefore displacement of, one whole department of religious yearning. It offers…

The Foursquare Time Machine

June 14, 2013

Now you can relive the thrill of the time you went from your house to a coffee shop to your job to a sandwich place to the grocery store to…

Lone – Airglow Fires

June 08, 2013

Lone – Airglow Fires

Efficiency in production processes is key

June 07, 2013

I think efficiency in production processes is key to successful sonic exploration and expression. If one has to do extensive, non-essential…

Game of Thrones - Red Wedding (Storybook Edition)

June 06, 2013

Game of Thrones – “Red Wedding” (Storybook Edition)

Michel Moulinié – Lente Course

May 31, 2013

Michel Moulinié – Lente Course

Skúli Sverrisson - Sería

May 26, 2013

Skúli Sverrisson – Sería

Slowly, agonizingly, humans learned how the universe worked

May 22, 2013

Slowly, agonizingly, humans learned how the universe worked, abandoning most of the fanciful beliefs they carried through their long, dark…

Here comes the Royal Family now

May 18, 2013

Here comes the Royal Family now. The automobile has now stopped….Oh, there’s the King – he’s stepping out, followed by her Majesty Queen…

Vagrant shell provisioning and usernames

May 14, 2013

I’ve been spending a lot of time with the excellent Vagrant recently but was getting mildly annoyed by starting in when SSHing to a box…

Carl Craig – Frustration

May 08, 2013

Carl Craig – Frustration

Recondite – Tie In

May 06, 2013

Recondite – Tie In

The freedom to learn from experience

April 29, 2013

The measure of (mental) health is flexibility (not comparison to some ‘norm’), the freedom to learn from experience … to be influenced by…

Isolée – Démon

April 17, 2013

Isolée – Démon.

A personal timeline of front-end web work

April 16, 2013

I’ve been thinking about how much the process of building websites has changed since I laid down my first crappy nearly fifteen years ago…

Cannibal Ox – Gases In Hell (Inhale)

April 11, 2013

Cannibal Ox – Gases In Hell (Inhale).

The placeholder emotion

April 10, 2013

‘Like’ is the placeholder emotion. Don’t give the world more shit people ‘like’.— Leonard Richardson, Constellation Games

Remembering Margaret Thatcher

April 10, 2013

All of us that grew up under Thatcher were taught that it is good to be selfish, that other people’s pain is not your problem, that pain is…

Wisdom flowers and spreads

March 21, 2013

Never before have human beings so benefited from membership in a sagacious, scientific, and increasingly virtuous civilization. Wisdom…

And then there are the indignation junkies

March 21, 2013

In some people, a hedonic gratification pattern can be achieved simply by entering certain frames of mind. For example, the cyclical jolt…

The Future Sound of London – The Far-Out Son of Lung and the Ramblings of a Madman

March 21, 2013

The Future Sound of London – The Far-Out Son of Lung and the Ramblings of a Madman

Japanese Telecom – Japanese Animation

March 16, 2013

Japanese Telecom – Japanese Animation

You of the deservedly punished five-minute overstay

March 16, 2013

There were times when she wanted to say: Get down on your knees! Be grateful! A billion people living on a dollar a day, as many who can’t…

Donationware March 2013

March 16, 2013

I haven’t been keeping up with the donationware idea as well as I’d hoped. There’s a surprise. I’m blaming being stuck on one of those…

Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down

March 14, 2013

Anyone who thinks social media is a valid replacement for an RSS-reader, leave the room now.Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down

What We Talk about When We Talk about the Tube

March 04, 2013

Londoners treat the underground not as a stage set, a place where we’re on display, but as a neutral space, one in which we don’t overtly…

Black Chow – Air

February 07, 2013

Black Chow – Air

Visonia & Dopplereffekt – Die Reisen

February 07, 2013

Visonia & Dopplereffekt – Die Reisen

Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA

December 25, 2012

Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA.

Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart

December 22, 2012

Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart

My Dry Wet Mess - Austere Coincidences

December 03, 2012

My Dry Wet Mess – Austere Coincidences

BEAK – Mono

December 03, 2012

BEAK – Mono

Burial – Cold Planet

November 18, 2012

Burial – Cold Planet

The Greg Foat Group – Have Spacesuit Will Travel (Part II)

November 11, 2012

The Greg Foat Group – Have Spacesuit Will Travel (Part II)

Barack Obama And The Death Of Normal

November 08, 2012

America is different now, more so with every election cycle. Ronald Reagan won his mandate in an America in which 89 percent of the voters…

What Work Is Really For

October 24, 2012

From our infancy the market itself has worked to make us consumers, primed to buy whatever it is selling regardless of its relevance to…

Ways of Seeing

October 24, 2012

Capitalism survives by forcing the majority, whom it exploits, to define their own interests as narrowly as possible. This was once achieved…

4x4s are killing my planet

October 18, 2012

The separation of knowledge and place moves us slowly towards a society in which it is increasingly unnecessary for us to be aware of where…

Stephen Walter - The Island

October 15, 2012

Stephen Walter, ‘The Island’, 2008The Island satirises the London-centric view of the English capital and its commuter towns as independent…

Werkha – Le Roitelet

October 15, 2012

Werkha – Le Roitelet

Men clamour for what is popularly considered the best

October 15, 2012

It is much to be regretted that so much of the apparent enthusiasm for art at the present day has no foundation in real feeling. In this…

Atoms For Peace - Default

October 15, 2012

Atoms For Peace – Default

Only connect

October 12, 2012

It is harder to dispose of anything, or to act selfishly towards it, once one has paid attention to its details. This is an environmentalist…

Let’s hope you’re wrong

October 12, 2012

MSV Pressure Drop: Let’s hope you’re wrong. LOU Caconym: Yes, why don’t we? That ought to pass the time.— Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

Shunt tunnel

October 12, 2012

Shunt tunnel

The Hydrogen Sonata

October 12, 2012

Once one survives the trough that comes with the understanding that people are going to go on being stupid and cruel to each other no matter…

Mountains of the Mind

October 11, 2012

One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own…

Kilo Kish - Navy

October 11, 2012

Kilo Kish – Navy

Gulls wheel through spokes of sunlight

October 01, 2012

Gulls wheel through spokes of sunlight over gracious roofs and dowdy thatch, snatching entrails at the marketplace and escaping over…

When you get to your wild place, who will you meet there?

September 19, 2012

There is an undertow to our yearning for wilderness that feels less comfortable. When you get to your wild place, who will you meet there…

Issue tracking basics

August 17, 2012

Some basic issue tracking concepts and tips, aimed mainly at project and account managers who may not have much experience in this area…

T.Power - Waveform

August 16, 2012

T.Power - Waveform

Ukkonen – Disambedience Mix

August 16, 2012

Ukkonen – Disambedience Mix

Spectator of your own Life

August 08, 2012

The more you document your own life, the more you check in, you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night, the more you do…

Chat tools: HipChat and Flowdock

August 08, 2012

Update 2015-08-21Use Slack.Update 2013-03-22Both HipChat and Flowdock have added a bunch of new features that mean the comparison below is…

Donationware July 2012

August 06, 2012

This month I’ve donated to (or rather, on behalf of) Xenu’s Link Sleuth. I’ve been using Xenu for many years; it’s one of the few reasons I…

Milanese - Cowboy

August 03, 2012

Milanese – Cowboy

View from the ISS at Night

July 26, 2012

View from the ISS at Night

John Callaghan - Phylactery

July 14, 2012

John Callaghan – Phylactery

Donationware June 2012

July 09, 2012

The end of scoping and planning is nigh. Good-oh. We’ll be setting up tools over the next few weeks so I should be in a position to donate…

Dubstep Dispute

July 04, 2012

Dubstep Dispute

Security, passwords and whatnot

June 14, 2012

I’ve been slightly concerned about my rather lax security habits for a year or so. My state escalated from ‘slightly concerned’ to ‘mildly…

Top Cat – it's indefensible

June 01, 2012

Top Cat! Do you remember it? Top Cat! Well, they’ve dismembered it. Cartoon cats who’re breaking the law — we loved it on TV, but the film…

Donationware May 2012

June 01, 2012

Another month of writing documentation means another non-project-related bit of donationware.If you ever use the bundled OS X Terminal app…

Meet The New Boss, Worse Than The Old Boss?

May 31, 2012

I’ll make technologists a deal, I’ll give up my song copyrights if you give up your software patents. Software patents are even less unique…

Deux - Game & Performance

May 30, 2012

Deux – Game & Performance

Thomas Heatherwick - the new Da Vinci of design

May 24, 2012

As to how he finds design solutions, he says the process is almost the opposite of having a “Eureka” moment. “It is more like solving a…

Donationware April 2012

May 02, 2012

This month has been all about writing reports, attending meetings and avoiding paper as much as possible, so my obvious donationware choice…

Underground Resistance – Transition

May 01, 2012

Underground Resistance – Transition.

betterthan: Sublime Text

April 16, 2012

I’m extremely happy with Sublime Text 2. It’s filled the big editor-shaped hole left by the slow development of TextMate. Posts on customing…

Caine’s Arcade

April 13, 2012

Caine’s Arcade


April 06, 2012

A timely article from Smashing, Publish What You Learn:The collaboration on apps like GitHub should be exactly what happens on blog posts…


April 05, 2012

I had hoped to avoid blog-related busywork until I’d been posting for a few months but a few minor things were annoying me, so I thought…


April 05, 2012

I’ve been thinking a bit too much about paying for things.I take a lot of software for granted. I don’t mean anything that requires a…

Path Guidelines

April 04, 2012

A while back I caught myself posting a work-related thought to Path. I realised that I’d broken one of my internalized guidelines (not rules…

betterthan: You What?

March 29, 2012

I’ve found that attempting to use new tools and techniques during real production doesn’t really work for me. I get tied up in doing the…


March 29, 2012

Right, blogging again. This time it’s vaguely technical.Towards the end of 2011 I decided to spend more time learning about all the exciting…

O2 Skywalk Virtual Tour

March 21, 2012

O2 Skywalk Virtual Tour


March 16, 2012


Underfull tablecloth

March 01, 2012

Underfull – the tablecloth that turns spilling into poetry (by Kristine Bjaadal)

Baths - Seaside Town

February 16, 2012

Baths - Seaside Town

Frank Ocean – Swim Good

January 27, 2012

Frank Ocean – Swim Good

Leila – welcome to your life

January 24, 2012

Leila – welcome to your life

Leila ft. Mt. Sims - (disappointed cloud) anyway

December 19, 2011

Leila ft. Mt. Sims – (disappointed cloud) anyway

Max Richter – Last Days

December 13, 2011

Max Richter – Last Days

Johnny Dangerous – King of Clubs

December 06, 2011

Johnny Dangerous – King of Clubs

Patten – Blush Mosaic (Ukkonen remix)

December 06, 2011

Patten – Blush Mosaic (Ukkonen remix)

The Jet Age Of Tomorrow - Want You Still (ft. Kilo Kish)

November 24, 2011

The Jet Age Of Tomorrow – Want You Still (ft. Kilo Kish)

Der Zyklus - Formenverwandler (Shapeshifter)

November 23, 2011

Der Zyklus – Formenverwandler (Shapeshifter)

Amon Tobin - Calculate

November 20, 2011

Amon Tobin – Calculate (by JimJam Graphics)

The London River Park: place for the people or a private playground?

November 15, 2011

If a space is private, it should not be called public, and planners should send back any application that makes this false claim. This…

No more Seattles and no more Haight-Ashburys

November 15, 2011

There are no backwaters where things can breed—our connectivity is so high and so global that there are no more Seattles and no more Haight…

Barbara Morgenstern – Aus Heiterem Himmel

November 15, 2011

Barbara Morgenstern – Aus Heiterem Himmel

Whatever made you think it was your data anyway?

November 03, 2011

If your data exists only as hosted by “free” services on the internet, you should assume not only that it’s not your data, but that it doesn…

Roof Light – Two Cities (dub)

November 01, 2011

Roof Light – Two Cities (dub)

Xenoblade Chronicles - Gaur Plain

November 01, 2011

Xenoblade Chronicles – Gaur Plain.

Mount Kimbie - Mayor

October 21, 2011

Mount Kimbie – Mayor

Erik XVI – When Particles Collide

October 20, 2011

Erik XVI – When Particles Collide.Also taken from Highpoint Lowlife’s Physic or Surgery.

Fisk Industries – Death Is The Final Step

October 20, 2011

Fisk Industries – Death Is The Final Step.From the excellent but rather too final Highpoint Lowlife release, Physic or Surgery.

South London Art Map

October 20, 2011

South London Art Map“a user-friendly guide to galleries in South London.”

Cyan 341 – Disconnected (Orlando B’s Jackin House Remix)

October 20, 2011

Cyan 341 – Disconnected (Orlando B’s Jackin House Remix)

SAMO© by Greg Enemy

October 20, 2011

SAMO© by Greg EnemySAMO© from xtra small by Greg Enemy

From Scroll to Screen

October 14, 2011

So far the great e-book debate has barely touched on the most important feature that the codex introduced: the nonlinear reading that so…

Symbion Project - Like One Returning from the Waves

October 07, 2011

Symbion Project - Like One Returning from the Waves

Bassment Jaxx vs Metropole Orkest - Where's Your Head At

August 30, 2011

Bassment Jaxx vs Metropole Orkest – Where’s Your Head At

The Christening

August 16, 2011

I am a sperm whale. I carry up to 2.5 tonnes of an oil-like balm in my huge, coffin-shaped head. I have a brain the size of a basketball…

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle - Social Stew

May 24, 2011

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle - Social Stew

Spectators of life

April 29, 2011

A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no…

It’s Going to Take A While

April 28, 2011

For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste…

The Unbearable Triviality Of Social Networking

April 18, 2011

Space travel gave us the ability to see our own world from afar, revealing to us the fragility of our world and the insignificance of human…

Diseases of Affluence

March 30, 2011

Limiting our competence to our profession, and perhaps a consuming hobby or two, renders a large part of the world bewildering—and few…

Facebook is looking for a mentor

February 17, 2011

I think Facebook is looking for a mentor, they are looking for a role model. Right now it is choosing between Apple and Google in this great…

I Have Seen the Future and I Am Opposed

February 17, 2011

Just as previous corporate warlords used the existence of real inefficiencies and deficiencies in other media to gain control, equipment…

SHA-1 collisions

February 16, 2011

Here’s an example to give you an idea of what it would take to get a SHA-1 collision. If all 6.5 billion humans on Earth were programming…

Metronomy – She Wants

January 26, 2011

Metronomy – She Wants

A Web of Air

January 20, 2011

“Good luck,” she said obediently, although she did not believe in luck, only in engineering and the laws of physics.— Philip Reeve, A Web of…

Handheld twit machines

January 19, 2011

The idiots are self-regarding consumer slaves, oblivious to the paradox of their uniform individuality. They sculpt their hair to casual…

Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram

January 13, 2011

I love this assimilative aspect of whisky. I love the fact that single malts, those apparent paradigms of purity, actually show far more…

2010 Music

January 12, 2011

Here’s some music I enjoyed in 2010, with links to download or listen on Spotify as appropriate.Moon Wiring Club – The ASDA MixI came across…

Rondò Veneziano - La Serenissima

December 07, 2010

Rondò Veneziano - La SerenissimaWithout the rondo, no Daft Punk, no Justice.

Month 107

December 06, 2010

November was a quiet month and most of the things I did can’t be talked about publicly right now, so this monthnote should be mercifully…

The most powerful single driver of change

November 30, 2010

Emergent technology is the most powerful single driver of change in the world, and it has been forever. Technology trumps politics…

The Joy of Stats

November 29, 2010

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four (via BBC)

Across America in 15 minutes

November 08, 2010

Across America in 15 minutes

Month 106

November 02, 2010

One of the things I expect to enjoy about keeping monthnotes is looking back at the predictions for upcoming work from previous months and…

Walls – Gaberdine

October 20, 2010

Walls – Gaberdine (by JimJam Graphics)

History will see these cuts as one of the great acts of political folly

October 18, 2010

The haste to cut so blindly and so crudely, unless we are very lucky, will be seen by future historians as one of the great acts of economic…

Being in a band

October 15, 2010

There’s a perversion of normal ethical standards, indulged and encouraged by a music industry that feels more important the more it is…

Part Of You

October 14, 2010

Part Of You

Month 105

October 04, 2010

I tend to lose track of things I’ve managed to get done, so have been thinking about keeping weeknotes for a while. I reckon monthnotes…

Posthuman – The Ottawa Object (LJ Kruzer Remix)

October 02, 2010

Posthuman – The Ottawa Object (LJ Kruzer Remix)

Romantic Modernism

October 01, 2010

Whereas high modernism wanted to lay waste to the material past in order to re-fashion it upon rational lines, romantic modernists had a…


September 23, 2010

Coding is the Socratic method as an extreme sport.— Tom Francis, Gunpoint: AI

Fangoria 2010 - Machine

September 07, 2010

Fangoria 2010 – Machine. Well done, gentlemen.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. FLCL

September 04, 2010 Pilgrim Vs. FLCL

Madison Avenue

September 04, 2010

One could argue that it is precisely that continual search for difference that has led us into the static world of today. If consumerism…

Posthuman – Mobile Mast

August 26, 2010

Posthuman – Mobile Mast

Leaves and small twigs in constant motion

August 23, 2010

Leaves and small twigs in constant motion; wind extends light flag. Raises dust and loose paper; small branches are moved. Small trees in…

Cursor Miner - Luna

August 11, 2010

Cursor Miner – Luna (by Uncharted Audio)

The Graphing Calculator Story

August 09, 2010

It is a cliche in our business that the first 90 percent of the work is easy, the second 90 percent wears you down, and the last 90 percent…

Ratatat – Drugs

August 09, 2010

Ratatat – Drugs

The Chap - We work in bars

August 05, 2010

The Chap – We work in bars

The Oregon Trail - Official Trailer

August 03, 2010

The Oregon Trail – Official Trailer.“Based on the classic educational computer game”.

Music Business 2000-9: The Medium, the Message

July 24, 2010

Recorded music in the Noughties went from being a high-margin, luxury product to a cheap, low-margin commodity. No other industry has…

AT-AT Day Afternoon

July 21, 2010


Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 Teaser

July 21, 2010

Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 – Teaser. Hawt.

The rail to nowhere

July 14, 2010

The question “what’s the point?” has been asked about Berney Arms station ever since its creation in the 1840s. One might assume the pub was…

The Chap - Even Your Friend

July 10, 2010

The Chap – Even Your Friend

Once more unto the pitch

June 20, 2010

Enter RooneyCROWD: Boooo!ROONEY: Who are they that boo so? Our England fans? No, my fair supporters. If we are mark’d to lose, we hurt…

Stuff: the mixed bag of the quotidian

June 20, 2010

The Future, capital-F, be it crystalline city on the hill or radioactive post-nuclear wasteland, is gone. Ahead of us, there is merely… more…

How long does a Happy Meal stay fresh?

June 17, 2010

How long does a Happy Meal stay fresh?

Lego Hello World

June 02, 2010

Lego Hello World (via horseattack)

Narrative Ponzi scheme

May 31, 2010

In a way Lost worked liked a narrative Ponzi scheme in which the viewer was encouraged by the producers to invest in a story on which they…

National Trust: The Album

May 22, 2010

National Trust: The Album:The 33-minute recording titled National Trust: The Album takes the listener on an audio journey around Britain…

Dalston. Ala

May 14, 2010

Dalston. Ala from The Village Orchestra’s ‘Amid The Blaze of Noon’, a DVD album of audio and visuals inspired by Dalston and Stoke Newington…

Google Chrome Speed Tests

May 13, 2010

Google Chrome Speed Tests, via GU Planning.

Cassetteboy vs Party Leaders

May 09, 2010

Cassetteboy vs Party Leaders

Real World Web

April 24, 2010

David Cameron, man of the people

April 24, 2010

David Cameron, man of the people – talking about planting a hedge


April 23, 2010


LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls

April 21, 2010

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls (via jessandnick)

Augmented (hyper)Reality - Domestic Robocop

April 21, 2010

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop.Cup. Of. Tea.

SEO copywriters

April 15, 2010

what you loved when you were nine or ten

March 25, 2010

I’ve found that your chances for happiness are increased if you wind up doing something that is a reflection of what you loved most when you…

Pink Terror

March 25, 2010

Pink Terror

The most dangerous drug isn't meow meow. It isn't even alcohol ...

March 22, 2010

In its purest form, a newspaper consists of a collection of facts which, in controlled circumstances, can actively improve knowledge…

Broadcast Yourself

March 19, 2010

For years, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there. It…

The Future of Publishing

March 18, 2010

The Future of Publishing | Penguin Blog (USA)

JR expo Paris de Women are Heroes

March 13, 2010

JR expo Paris de Women are Heroes

Scott And Scurvy

March 13, 2010

In the second half of the nineteenth century, the cure for scurvy was lost. The story of how this happened is a striking demonstration of…

Charlie Brooker's Newswipe - How to Report the News

March 12, 2010

It starts here, with a lacklustre establishing shot of a significant location.Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe - How to Report the News

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Barbican Centre

March 05, 2010

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Barbican Centre


February 27, 2010

NOBY NOBY BOY. All meetings should be like this. More at the NBGIiPhone channel.

The Sandpit

February 27, 2010

The Sandpit

Public limited companies are amoral

February 27, 2010

Public limited companies are amoral. They’re driven purely by their constitutional requirement to turn as large a profit as possible for…


February 26, 2010

Dripsophone, “an unreliable water driven sequencing device”.

Akira Kiteshi - Ming The Merciless (Hexstatic video edit)

February 24, 2010

Akira Kiteshi – Ming The Merciless (Hexstatic video edit)

Brixton Cops Ban Bashment & Funky House

February 23, 2010

Patrolman 1: “Right, so if it goes ‘fump fump fump,’ we go in and bust some heads, yeah? Commander: “No, no, no! Remember, decent people…

Fabrice Lig - Cosmic Booty - RJDJ Scene

February 17, 2010

Fabrice Lig – Cosmic Booty – RJDJ Scene

DJ D4V3PH3X - I’m A Producer

February 17, 2010

DJ D4V3PH3X - I’m A Producer

Newsnight report about The Foundry

February 15, 2010

Newsnight report about The Foundry

Connective information tissue

February 14, 2010

Those frustrated with Twitter are frustrated because they have a belief that a story needs a beginning, middle, and end. And that it should…

The costs of publishing an ebook are not zero

February 05, 2010

The costs of publishing an ebook are not zero. That is, if you have any interest at all in a quality product. No one goes around suggesting…

Massive Attack – Splitting the Atom

February 04, 2010

Massive Attack – Splitting the Atom

Craftman’s spirit

January 31, 2010

There is a similar craftman’s spirit (“shokunin kishitsu” or “shokunin katagi”) in Europe. Yet in Europe I can see it coming alive only from…

Maximum loudness

January 31, 2010

By producing music that’s always aiming for maximum loudness you don’t give people good reasons anymore to properly listen to the music. And…

Live Performance in the Age of Supercomputing

January 24, 2010

There is an interesting difference between the computer music presenter and a live act. While the centered tape operator has perfect…

The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)

January 24, 2010

Here’s a hint: if I wanted to spend my time marketing my books I’d have gone into marketing. I’m a writer. Every hour spent on marketing…

Recorded music equals whale blubber

January 24, 2010

I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made a living from them for a while were lucky. There is no reason why…

Fleshmap: Music

January 14, 2010

Fleshmap: Music“What do we sing about, when we sing about the body? The chart below, based on a sample of thousands songs, tells the story…

Acid Washed - General Motors, Detroit, America

January 12, 2010

Acid Washed – General Motors, Detroit, America

Posthuman - Europa Sky

December 26, 2009

Posthuman – Europa Sky

Ghostly’s Favorite Albums of the Decade

December 24, 2009

Ghostly’s Favorite Albums of the DecadeIncredible, incredible, incredible list from Ghostly.

Computers offer a faster way to cure humanity’s ills

December 24, 2009

“Although these stories are reports about medical research, they are really about computing – in the sense that neither would have been…

DJ Food – Blech 20.1

December 23, 2009

DJ Food – Blech 20.1“Part 1 of a new Blech collection – classic tracks from Warp’s 20 year history, mixed together by Strictly kev aka DJ…

Syn Emergence

December 07, 2009

Syn Emergence.A beautiful taster of the forthcoming Posthuman DVD.Syn Emergence is a project which examines my own associative relationships…

Working for the Man

December 03, 2009

Steven Poole: Working for the Man“What would videogaming look like if it rejected the machine as a model for play, if more games…

'The Posters Came from the Walls' excerpt 1

November 19, 2009

‘The Posters Came from the Walls’ excerpt 1.Probably the best cover of Personal Jesus. Like, ever.

The Reverse Geocache Puzzle

November 07, 2009

The Reverse Geocache Puzzle ™ | Arduiniana“Mounted into the lid, perhaps incongruously, are an illuminated button, a small display, and a…

John Callaghan - Loudhailer

October 26, 2009

John Callaghan – Loudhailer.Recorded as part of One & Other. This was Anthony Gormley’s piece where a member of the British public would…

Posthuman – Lander

October 12, 2009

Posthuman – Lander.


October 08, 2009

Just like modular synthesizers, people connect with each other in order to achieve diverse objectives. In Voltage, robots, half-human and…

Wheel of Stars

October 07, 2009

Wheel of Stars“A musical clock made of stars. To make this, I downloaded public data from Hipparcos, a satellite launched by the European… augmented reality demo

October 06, 2009 augmented reality demo.This is a quick augmented reality demo showing live Pachube data displayed in realtime ‘on top’ of…

Regolith - 344s

October 02, 2009

Regolith – 344s

Tortoise – Prepare Your Coffin

September 17, 2009

Tortoise – Prepare Your Coffin

Telecom Center -Tokyo Miniature-

September 17, 2009

Telecom Center -Tokyo Miniature-

GaBLé - Drunk fox in London

September 10, 2009

GaBLé - Drunk fox in London.

Introducing Astrotags

September 10, 2009

Introducing astrotags.Astrotags are a new way to label your astronomy photos with their celestial subject and its location. This short film…

Prickles & Goo

September 07, 2009

Prickles & Goo: Alan Watts Trey Parker Matt Stone South Park.This is one of several animated short films set to the audio recordings of…

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc.

September 07, 2009

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc.

BBC4 Synth Britannia Trailer

September 03, 2009

BBC4 Synth Britannia Trailer.

Villalobos - A Film By Romuald Karmakar

August 27, 2009

VILLALOBOS trailer.“Film by Romuald Karmakar on Chilean DJ and musician Ricardo Villalobos which will have it’s World Premiere at the 66th…

The deification of youth and stupidity

August 23, 2009

“Craig Ferguson on the deification of youth and stupidity – and why it’s advertising’s fault” (via katy lindemann).

Kids on DSP meet Carl Craig

August 20, 2009

Kids on DSP meet Carl Craig.“So you’re not just playing the last 5 minutes backwards, you are actually playing reality backwards in realtime…


August 14, 2009

Poolga“iPhone and iPod Touch wallpapers from a selection of designers and illustrators from around the world.”

Murmur Study

August 11, 2009

Murmur Study.Messages containing hundreds of variations on words such as argh, meh, grrrr, oooo, ewww, and hmph, are printed as an endless…

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

August 04, 2009

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale.

Yellow Drum Machine

July 31, 2009

Yellow Drum Machine.

Eyebrow Hat

July 30, 2009

Eyebrow Hat.

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

July 28, 2009

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

Cyan341 - Disconnected

July 28, 2009

Cyan341 – Disconnected.This video was shot every Monday during March. All ‘news’, text and information was taken from internet news sites on…

Dear Royal Mail, here’s an idea for you

July 21, 2009

notes: Dear Royal Mail, here’s an idea for you“How about you make something that would take away that hassle, but still let us send…

Kuroshio Sea

July 17, 2009

Kuroshio Sea.

Rone – Spanish Breakfast

July 12, 2009

Rone – Spanish Breakfast.

Photojojo’s Photo Time Capsule

July 02, 2009

Photojojo’s Photo Time Capsule“Twice a month, enjoy an email with your Flickr photos from a year ago”.

Bandstand Busking

June 25, 2009

Bandstand Busking“There are loads of bandstands in parks across London, and most of them are looking fairly tattered from lack of use. When…


June 24, 2009

Jasuto“The first truly modular synthesizer for the iPhone”

Stephen Bayley’s opinion on the battle for Chelsea Barracks

June 24, 2009

Stephen Bayley’s opinion on the battle for Chelsea Barracks“The fabulous absurdity of the media “debate” between Prince Charles and Richard…

Design Museum - Super Contemporary

June 22, 2009

Design Museum – Super Contemporary.Interactive map that shows the births, marriages and deaths of the digital design industry of London…


June 17, 2009

ASCII-O-Matic : SUBPOP RECSNew Sub Pop sampler. Handsome Furs, Iron and Wine, Fleet Foxes, Flight of the Conchords and more, with an…

Steve Jobs’ farts on Twitter

June 16, 2009

Steve Jobs’ farts (stevejobsfarts) on Twitter“The Twitter Apple fanatics everywhere have been waiting for. Updated in real time.”

What is a monome?

June 16, 2009

Welcome to Monome.What is a monome? Monomes are fun to watch, but what is actually going on?

Sin Fang Bous - Catch the Light

June 16, 2009

Sin Fang Bous plays Catch the Light in his studio

LJ Kruzer - Tam

June 10, 2009

LJ Kruzer – TamBefore working on this piece, I spent a lot of time listening to the track and album as I really wanted to immerse myself in…

static : pulse

June 10, 2009

static : pulse


June 10, 2009


The Book Seer

June 09, 2009

The Book Seer“Excuse me, I’ve just finished reading _ by _. What should I read next?”

PTAM + AR on an iPhone 3G

June 03, 2009

PTAM + AR on an iPhone 3G.

3D AR video

June 01, 2009

3D AR video (the AR that involves a webcam and a bit of custom paper).Background from Creative Review.


June 01, 2009

Mapumental.Mmm, maps.

When I Grow Up I Wanna Work in Advertising

June 01, 2009

When I Grow Up I Wanna Work in Advertising.

Play me I’m yours

May 30, 2009

Play me I’m yours“This June, 30 pianos will be delivered to the streets of London as part of Sing London and the City of London Festival…

Real-world smeariness

May 21, 2009

We won’t need to spend all our time pounding keys and clicking mice inside our web browsers. Instead, we’re going to end up with the…

Spinach, yeah

May 21, 2009

Spinach, yeah. Good on its own, but even better with potatoes. Now add some onions to the mix, now don’t forget tomatoes. Spinach, yeah, it…

FUCK this website

May 19, 2009

FUCK this website

Ten Things I Have Learned

May 19, 2009

What is required in our field, more than anything else, is the continuous transgression. Professionalism does not allow for that because…

Everyone At Valve Has Been Fired

May 19, 2009

The lesson to be learned here is that when something screws with your careful plans, you take control of that thing, warp it to your every…

Amnesia Razorfish - Staff Directory on Surface

May 17, 2009

Amnesia Razorfish – Staff Directory on Surface.The Staff Directory application uses Surface tags printed on all Amnesia Razorfish business…

Harmonic 313 – Battlestar

May 17, 2009

Harmonic 313 – Battlestar.Shot stereoscopically (i.e. on 2 identical cameras separated in space to mimic 2 eyes) the clip uses a flicking…

The Wire with a laugh track

May 16, 2009

The Wire with a laugh track.


May 16, 2009

RUBBERDUCKZILLA!Oasis AR microsite with a retrogaming feel from Poke/The Flippers.

La Roux - Leaked Early Demo Version Skream Rmx - In For The Kill

May 16, 2009

La Roux – Leaked Early Demo Version Skream Rmx – In For The Kill. Top trumps!

Tam Variations

May 15, 2009

LJ Kruzer and Uncharted Audio present the Tam Variations, eight engaging experimental versions of Tam, a piece which features on Kruzer’s…

You get the work you do

May 14, 2009

Here’s another. You get the work you do. If you want to do something else start doing it.— Jack Schulze, Six Questions from Kicker

No one cares about what you think

May 14, 2009

No one cares about what you think, unless you do what you think. No one cares what you do, unless you think about what you do. No one ever…

The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company

May 14, 2009

The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company“Online purveyors of high quality crimefighting merchandise.”

If you have ever carried 1200 vinyl records

May 13, 2009

Line – Number One (Cyan341 remix)

May 04, 2009

Line – Number One (Cyan341 remix)


April 24, 2009

MEAT CARDS“Screw die-cutting. Forget about foil, popups, or UV spot lamination. THESE business cards have two ingredients: MEAT AND LASERS.”

42BELOW London Adland

April 21, 2009

42BELOW: London Adland. Uncannily accurate.

Devo - Don’t Shoot (I’m A Man)

April 21, 2009

New material from Devo: Don’t Shoot (I’m A Man) (via ireallylovemusic)

Making Lambs Anger

April 19, 2009

Mr OIZO - Making Lambs Anger.

The Village Orchestra FACT magazine interview

April 17, 2009

FACT magazine: Download/Interview: The Village Orchestra (Full Album)Really enjoying this album.“We’ve hooked up with the excellent…

The Black Dog - Further Vexations

April 16, 2009

The Black Dog - Further Vexations

The difference between people who makes things and people who talk about things

April 13, 2009

Victory of the ‘Shropshire thunderbolt’

April 13, 2009

“Its staff are polite, serve afternoon tea and let you buy your ticket on the train – and now they’ve seen off competition from Virgin”.I…

When does a job feel meaningful?

April 09, 2009

When does a job feel meaningful? Whenever it allows us to generate delight or reduce suffering in others.— Alain de Botton, The Pleasures…

Your business card is CRAP!

April 09, 2009

Your business card is CRAP!

Basking in Reflected Glory

April 02, 2009

If you are a sexy, cool charismatic brand, you will have a fairly easy life on social media – people would want to hear from you and be…

Building Services Porn

March 27, 2009

Building Services Porn

Teaser for upcoming Stars of the Lid feature film

March 24, 2009

Teaser for upcoming Stars of the Lid feature film.

Just sit down. And write some music.

March 20, 2009

I’ve always said, and I’ll always stand by it no matter who says I’m wrong, that the best way to have a music career is to sit down and…

Bathtub IV

March 17, 2009

Bathtub IV.

Introducing Boffin:’s music knowledge meets your local mp3 collection

March 11, 2009 – the Blog · Introducing Boffin:’s music knowledge meets your local mp3 collection“Wouldn’t it be great if you could tune…

Fluid Grids

March 11, 2009

Instead of exploring the benefits of flexible web design, we rely on a little white lie: “minimum screen resolution.” These three words…

Warp20 (Vote)

March 11, 2009

Warp20 (Vote)“Vote for your favourite ever Warp tracks here. Your top 10 (by different artists) will combine with our top 10 to make a…

Guardian Open Platform

March 10, 2009

Guardian Open Platform is a chasmic leap into the future. It is a work of simplistic beauty that I’m sure will have a dramatic impact in the…

Stalin vs. Martians Trailer

March 08, 2009

Stalin vs. Martians Trailer.

Sine Language

March 06, 2009

Sine Language.Music by On Rails.Direcected by flippersFeatured at Geek Pop.

Art bollocks

March 06, 2009

“Art bollocks has become institutionalised, normalised and is now practically the default way of writing about art and culture for seasoned…

One & Other

February 26, 2009

One & Other“Antony Gormley, the man behind Britain’s best-loved sculpture The Angel of the North, is inviting the people of the UK to occupy…

Octavcat - Lcary Sullaby, Live AV Performance, Videocrash 2 @ Koko

February 23, 2009

Octavcat – Lcary Sullaby, Live AV Performance, Videocrash 2 @ Koko

Accenture’s next champion of waffle words

February 20, 2009

“Mr Foster says that what must be done is to teach organisations to “expand their talent management agenda from a narrow and tactical focus…

Aviator shades, beards and hats

February 18, 2009

For the record, I Cursor Miner have predicted many of the trends in music and culture over the past decade. I predicted the rise of the…

Def Jux Free Tracks Playlist

February 17, 2009

Def Jux Free Tracks Playlist, a playlist by Definitive Jux, on Fairtilizer

Lost in a moment – Tokyo

February 16, 2009

Lost in a moment – Tokyo.An impromptu film made in Tokyo by Dennis Wheatley and Stefan McClean. They were sitting in this sushi bar…


February 14, 2009

TED: Siftables, the toy blocks that thinkCookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do…

Ten Tracks

February 12, 2009

Quality music at a low price, and fair pay for artists - Ten TracksLove this idea. Deserves support, I think. “Ten Tracks is an innovative…

Inside the dark art of mastering

February 02, 2009

RA: Inside the dark art of mastering – Feature / Interview“What a mastering engineer does – and why they’re vitally important to every note…

LJ Kruzer – Tam

February 02, 2009

LJ Kruzer – Tam.

Geek Pop

February 02, 2009“Geek Pop is the world’s only sci-pop festival – a free online music event featuring songs about science. In 2009, Geek Pop…

BLEEP – Special 5th Birthday feature

January 29, 2009

BLEEP – Special 5th Birthday featureTo celebrate Bleep’s 5th birthday, we asked a select cast of people working in music to pick their…

HAL 9000 screensaver

January 26, 2009

HAL 9000 screensaverI can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think…

RFID Snowflake Installation

January 24, 2009

cartographer:Snowflake is an installation by arduino supplier Viewers can interact with the display by tapping their Oyster…

What Is a Social-Media Agency?

January 24, 2009

Made By Many ” “What Is a Social-Media Agency?”“The old digital agency model is not helpful today. Instead, the industry can learn a lot…

Meetings Are a Matter of Precious Time

January 24, 2009

“Time is the most perishable good in the world, and it is not replenishable. You can’t earn an extra hour to use on a busy day. Nonetheless…

The Designers Republic Is Dead

January 24, 2009

Designers Republic goes under.“I’ve never liked that agency model – it’s not where creativity lies. DR accidentally ended up there in order…

Where Can I Live

January 24, 2009

Transport and Property in London – Where Can I LiveWe think that people want to live where they can easily get to work, so we created a…

Hexstatic - Street Fighter II HD remix

January 20, 2009

Hexstatic - Street Fighter II HD remix‘Ow-do, Ken?

The Colbert Report Remix feat Lawrence Lessig (Eclectic Method Mix)

January 20, 2009

The Colbert Report Remix feat Lawrence Lessig (Eclectic Method Mix)

A Fistful Of Dollars - The Story of a Loan

January 12, 2009

A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story of a Loan.

Franklyn trailer

January 12, 2009

Franklyn trailer.“This could be one of those incredible sci-fi films that unfortunately goes unnoticed and becomes a cult classic that every…


January 09, 2009 – Transform your photos into tilt-shift miniaturesThis looks like it might be brilliant.

OSM 2008: A Year of Edits

January 02, 2009

OSM 2008: A Year of Edits.“An animation showing edits to the project during 2008. OpenStreetMap is a wiki-style map of the…

of music & metadata

December 14, 2008

Music’s metadata could once be ignored. The way we valued music in the 1980s and the 1990s is part of a world that no longer exists: when…

4ad 2008

December 06, 2008

4ad 2008Free 4ad mp3 sampler. TV On the Radio, Deerhunter, Stereolab, Minotaur etc. Skip the email address harvesting by looking for the…

Teeth-grindingly annoying

November 27, 2008

I don’t want to “explore the interface”. I want to get in, do my shit and get out again. If you think forcing users to explore the interface…

Cursor Miner – Library

November 26, 2008

Cursor Miner – Library

Avant Garde Project

November 05, 2008

The Avant Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical, experimental, and electroacoustic music digitized from LPs…

The pursuit of happiness

November 04, 2008

Stop buying stuff you don’t needPay off all your credit cardsGet rid of all the stuff that doesn’t fit in your house/apartment (storage…

electric stimulus to face -test3

October 27, 2008

electric stimulus to face -test3

Octavcat – Hard As Snails Promo Video

October 23, 2008

Octavcat – Hard As Snails Promo Video


October 16, 2008


SEO is using deodorant instead of washing

October 16, 2008

SEO is using deodorant instead of washing. SEO is masking bad coffee with sugar. SEO is cramming instead of studying. SEO is using pain…

Reasons why outlawing P2P isn't good for everyone: a musician speaks

October 14, 2008

I knew giving the album away for free would be a good idea, but still, I’m pretty much unknown, and here are 500 people willing to take a…

Bork Bork Bork Meep Meep Meep La la La LAH!!

October 08, 2008

Bork Bork Bork Meep Meep Meep La la La LAH!!

Brilliant Noise

September 30, 2008

Brilliant Noise (via Headlessness)Brilliant Noise takes us into the data vaults of solar astronomy. After sifting through hundreds of…

Wario Land: Shake It!

September 23, 2008

Wario Land: Shake It!This is much better if you watch it in context, rather than using the embed.

Max Tundra – Will Get Fooled Again

September 23, 2008

Max Tundra – Will Get Fooled Again

Please Buy My Record: The Futility Of Flogging Music

September 02, 2008

Please Buy My Record: The Futility Of Flogging Music – Music Think Tank“Just because the songs are available to buy, doesn’t mean we can…

Future engineer

August 27, 2008

Future engineer.

Cut Chemist – 1st Big Break

August 20, 2008

“The first music video ever shot with a 360 degree panoramic lens”.Cut Chemist – 1st Big Break.

On being a bit of an idiot

August 20, 2008

If you can identify what are the valid criticisms of your code or your ideas or your writing, and who are the trolls, and which are the…

How To Freelance

August 19, 2008

Freelancers are unlike normal people and will automatically know where the printer is. Though, of course, your computer won’t be networked…

Mobile Web Design

August 19, 2008

The importance of comprehending context – circumstances and conditions that surround a place, thing, or event – within the mobile…

Let go of the rest

August 14, 2008

If you’ve got a list of 20 things you should be doing, pick the most important one or two and then just let go of the rest. You will never…

Minotaur Shock

August 11, 2008

Minotaur ShockNew Minotaur Shock album on 4AD: “Instead of doing a Radiohead and asking you to pay what you think the music is worth, I have…

Neal Stephenson: Science Fiction as a Literary Genre

August 11, 2008 – Neal Stephenson: Science Fiction as a Literary Genre“Neal Stephenson delivered a talk entitled The Fork: Science Fiction versus…


August 11, 2008

soundamus“Enter your username to create a feed of new and upcoming music releases from the artists you scrobble.”

Stereolab - Three Women

August 04, 2008

Stereolab – Three Women

Let's get this out of the way...

August 02, 2008

I didn’t RTFA, but I for one welcome our new, naked Natalie Portman and grits overlords, to which CmdrTaco replied, “you must be new here…

Orwell Diaries

July 31, 2008

Orwell Diaries“To mark the 70th anniversary of the Orwell diaries, each diary entry will be published on this blog exactly seventy years…

David Shrigley – Obsessed

July 30, 2008

David Shrigley – Obsessed

Mix Tape

July 30, 2008

Mix tapes mark the moment of consumer culture in which listeners attained control over what they heard, in what order and at what cost. It…

Illegal filesharing - A suicide note from the music industry

July 30, 2008

Kids are time-rich and cash-poor and have an infinite supply of ingenuity and impecuniousness to apply to the job of getting music for free…

CASH Music: Deerhoof

July 28, 2008

CASH Music: Deerhoofshrinkwrapped:Download the sheet music for Deerhoof’s forthcoming single, Fresh Born, create your own interpretation and…

Wedding guest lies

July 25, 2008

LJ: “I used to play in the school jazz band, don’t you know? Third trumpet, I was. Third trumpet. Never played a solo in me life. We were…

Tumblr MP3 Player

July 23, 2008

Tumblr MP3 Player by Dan Kantorshrinkwrapped:david:This is cool! Dan Kantor made a tumblelog widget that plays through all of your Audio…

Radiohead – House Of Cards

July 15, 2008

petercostello:Radiohead – House Of Cards Radiohead’s latest video, for the track “House of Cards” from the In Rainbows album, uses real time…

Endor by Night

July 13, 2008

Endor by Night.

Adam Buxton - The Hours

July 12, 2008

Adam Buxton - The Hours (Song Wars Exit Theme)Where electrohouse meets Virgina Woolf.

The BPA Toe Jam feat. David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal

July 12, 2008

The BPA Toe Jam feat. David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal.SFW.

Eric’s Trip - ViewMaster

July 09, 2008

woopwoop:Eric’s Trip “ViewMaster”As Eric’s Trip wind up their jaunt across North America, the days wind down to the release of Eric’s Trip…

Most Popular Muxtapes

July 08, 2008

Most Popular MuxtapesIt’s all about the muxtapes at the mo (via headlessness)

muxtape Scrobbling

July 07, 2008

muxtape:Muxtape now supports scrobbling. Go to the settings page and click the “link my account” button. After you authorize…

Liz Phair 'Guyville Redux' Trailer

July 06, 2008

Liz Phair ‘Guyville Redux’ Trailer.As if Exile in Guyville wasn’t personal enough, this piece – available with Liz Phair’s recently reissued…

How To Make Your Own Music Site in 10 Minutes

July 06, 2008

joelaz:What you’ll be creating is an automated music tumblelog. The site will monitor the songs you’re listening to in iTunes or other…

The Gamer’s Confession

July 06, 2008

I killed a man. No, too modest. On every continent and in all countries, across centuries, worlds and dimensions, in times of war and times…

Stars of the Lid live at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church

July 03, 2008

MILES OF SMILES RECORDINGS on Virb.comStars of the Lid live at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, May 2008.

Delighting with Data

July 01, 2008

Don’t let thinking get in the way of building – build, then think.— Tom Taylor, Delighting with Data

Musopen – Free Public Domain Classical Music

July 01, 2008

Musopen – Free Public Domain Classical Music

New Uncharted Audio muxtape

July 01, 2008

New Uncharted Audio muxtapeUncharted Audio have put together a rather tasty new muxtape: features…

World of Warcraft geophysical survey

June 27, 2008

Video: World of warcraft geophysical survey | Technology |“Game designer James Wallis explains the problem with geophysics…

New York Magazine’s Summer Muxtapes

June 27, 2008

New York Magazine’s Summer Muxtapes:What jams are rocking RZA’s iTunes these days? And what beats are bumping in Albert Hammond Jr.’s ride…


June 27, 2008

ICANN Board Approves Wide Expansion of TLDs

June 26, 2008

So if McDonald’s wanted a TLD……then ICANN has .chzbrgr?— oodaloop , ICANN Board Approves Wide Expansion of TLDsA Slashdot user comments on…

code_swarm - Flickr SVN

June 26, 2008

code_swarm – Flickr SVN, a visualization of flickr’s SVN repository created using code_swarm.Blue: PHP Green: HTML Red: Java Purple…

A Wild Sheep Chase: In Search of Haruki Murakami

June 25, 2008

BBC iPlayer – Imagine – A Wild Sheep Chase: In Search of Haruki Murakami“Alan Yentob explores the mysterious, offbeat, sexually charged…

Small Giants

June 24, 2008

It’s a widely accepted axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar…

Interesting 2008 – thirty more interesting things

June 24, 2008

Interesting 2008 – thirty more interesting thingsheadlessness:Interesting! Roo Reynolds has posted link-fallout from Interesting 2008.

Five Dials

June 24, 2008

Five Dials“…is the product of a few editors and writers who would like to push a small enterprise into the inboxes of anyone interested in…


June 22, 2008

Phonographantasmascope.“It is all live action and works by using the shutter speed of the camera rather than the rather irritating…

Today On Xantiar

June 22, 2008

shrinkwrapped:TODAY ON XANTIAR – Another clip from Adam Buxton’s MeeBox.

Posthuman Discography 1999-2007

June 20, 2008

UK electronica/idm/post-rock group Posthuman have gathered together their entire back catalogue, put it into one big torrent and released it…

Barbara Carlotti - Les Lys Brisés

June 20, 2008

Barbara Carlotti – Les Lys BrisésChanson française style pop from the 2006 album of the same name on 4AD.

Wevie de Crepon (aka Wevie Stonder) – Ton Wah

June 17, 2008

Wevie de Crepon (aka Wevie Stonder) – Ton Wah.“Inspired by the endless joy of a talking GPS system on board a breakdown truck (& some high…

I've got hips but I'm not a hipster

June 16, 2008

Hipness is another thing you wouldn’t have seen on the list 100 years ago. Or wouldn’t you? What it means is to know what’s what. So maybe…

smoke#12: a london peculiar

June 16, 2008

smoke#12: a london peculiar“… a love-letter to London, to the wet neon flicker of late-night pavements, electric with endless possibility…

Hulk smash

June 16, 2008

“Hulk. Smash!” Yes. Hulk. Smash. Yes. Smash. Big Hulk smash. Smash cars. Buildings. Army tanks. Hulk not just smash. Hulk also go rarrr…

Console – Buy 14, Zero, Zero

June 06, 2008

Console – Buy 14, Zero, Zero.Handy guide to creating a pop masterpiece.

Big Ideas (don’t get any)

June 06, 2008

Big Ideas (Don’t get any) on Vimeo.Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead) Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer – Drums HP Scanjet 3c…

Billy Childish & Sexton Ming - Insects In Your Stars

June 04, 2008

Billy Childish & Sexton Ming – Insects In Your Stars.

June 03, 2008

batshit.muxtape.comA daft muxtape.I’m obsessed with that Wevie de Crepon song.

Developers accused of pursuing gadgetry instead of saving planet

June 01, 2008

There are some architects and developers who really get climate change, but most don’t or choose not to. As a result we get a lot of…

In the Air

May 30, 2008

The arguments of Bruce and Shulman suppose that great ideas are precious. It is too much for them to imagine that a discovery as remarkable…

The Tommy Westphall universe hypothesis

May 27, 2008

The Tommy Westphall universe hypothesis, an idea discussed among some television fans, makes the claim that not only does St. Elsewhere take…

Ghostly Swim

May 22, 2008

Ghostly Swim: a free adult swim/Ghostly International compilation featuring The Chap, Tycho, Matthew Dear and lots of people I’ve never…

Building the Next

May 21, 2008

Building the Next“So, rough edges and all, we want all you subscribers —’s ambassadors, if you will — to have first crack at…

Pay attention, that's all

May 19, 2008

Pay attention, that’s all… Notice things. Connect what you’ve noticed. Connect it into a picture. Think of how the picture might be changed…

Playful Spaces

May 19, 2008

“ This is a film about hijacking a bus stop.”Playful Spaces.

INKY – Grave

May 16, 2008

INKY – Graveinky:Of all the noise I’ve inflicted upon people over the years, this is my favourite. Here’s an 18-minute track I made in…

Captain Ahab – I Wanna Love You Like a Robot

May 15, 2008

Captain Ahab – I Wanna Love You Like a Robot.Let me hear you say 1! Let me hear you say 0!I’m not transcribing the rest.

Pool Radio: An Aggregator of Mediators

May 13, 2008

Pool Radio: An Aggregator of Mediators – dekstop weblog“A tool that provides access to hopefully interesting radio stations … People…

Robots vs. zombie

May 12, 2008

Could you crib me some notes for my work-related robots vs. zombie debate later today? Why would robots defeat zombies in a knock-out, drag…

I’m guilty, but I’m not to blame

May 12, 2008

Misdoing anything opens up a breach in ethics that can never be closed. It removes culpability from any distortion and makes anything, no…

The trees and landmarks of Springfield Park, Hackney, London

May 12, 2008

The trees and landmarks of Springfield Park, Hackney, London.A work-in-progress Google Map from James.

Orikaso folding tableware

May 11, 2008

Orikaso folding tableware is dead handy this time of year.

brand tags

May 11, 2008

brand tags“The basic idea of this site is that a brand exists entirely in people’s heads. Therefore, whatever it is they say a brand is, is…

Weird Fishes: Arpeggi by Flight404

May 06, 2008

Weird Fishes: Arpeggi by Flight404 (via crackunit).

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus

April 28, 2008

It’s better to do something than to do nothing. Even lolcats, even cute pictures of kittens made even cuter with the addition of cute…

Kitbuilders - Dark Angels

April 28, 2008

Kitbuilders – Dark Angels.From the Space Marines 12”, part of the Warhammer 40,000 series by Art of Perception. Yes, really.

And you don’t stop…

April 27, 2008

headlessness:All those other muxtapes are suckas.I made you a hip-hop muxtape, And you don’t stop…. It has an A-side and B-side of sorts…

Cheese Kit Diptych

April 26, 2008

Cheese Kit Diptych is an installation by artist Walter Willems consisting of two drum kits. In one, full rounds of real (mainly Dutch…

Brussels Meets Brighton : The MetaHub

April 26, 2008

Brussels Meets Brighton : The MetaHub“Between 30th April and the 3rd of May London’s exciting Shunt Lounge will host a massive exhibition…

McFilter: A Taste of TED on DVD

April 25, 2008

McFilter: A Taste of TED on DVDThere are six talks on the DVD. I picked ones that I enjoyed watching and that seem to be well thought of on…

Gablé – Purée Hip Hop

April 24, 2008

Gablé – Purée Hip Hop.Daft, brilliant. From the album 7 Guitars with a Cloud of Milk, out soon on LoAF.

Milliways: Infocom’s Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

April 18, 2008

Milliways: Infocom’s Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy –“From an anonymous source close to the company, I’ve…

Free your mind

April 18, 2008

If the breathless advocates of “the free distribution of ideas” are serious, they need either a) to come up with a realistic proposal as to…

Cassetteboy vs. Stan Ridgeway

April 13, 2008

Dogtags! Dogtags! Dogtags!Cassetteboy vs. Stan Ridgeway.Old, messy but good.

Simon Amstell lays into Noel Fielding

April 13, 2008

Simon Amstell lays into Noel Fielding


April 13, 2008

GroupTweet“GroupTweet is constantly listening for direct texts sent to your group’s Twitter account. When a direct text is received…

The bald man is king

April 12, 2008

in the land of cutting out people in photoshop, the bald man is king— Jess and Nick

Contains Violence

April 11, 2008

Contains Violence“Part mystery and part peepshow, Contains Violence is a surreal snapshot connecting the secret lives of others … using…

Surfing the Avalanche

April 11, 2008

“Even though print continues to cash in significantly more ad revenue than digital media, printed news will – from a purely economical point…

April 09, 2008

posthuman.muxtape.comThat’s the post-rock, post-electronica Posthuman, not the hypothetical future being Posthuman.

Tweet Clouds

April 08, 2008

Tweet Clouds“Make a word cloud from a public Twitter stream”


April 08, 2008

Twubble“…can help expand your Twitter bubble – it searches your friend graph and picks out people who you may like to follow.”

Cursor Miner’s Orphan Tracks

April 07, 2008

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I’d like to take some time here to raise a serious issue, that of homeless and abandoned tunes. Many…

Vote Match

April 07, 2008

Vote Match“Designed to help Londoners decide how to vote in the London elections on 1 May”.My results were exactly as expected.

Headlessness podcast 01: Eat Tokyo

April 06, 2008

James is podcasting again. Grand.Updates will be intermittent and will follow no format whatsoever. The first podcast is a short music mix I…

April 06, 2008

anglepoised.muxtape.comFinally got round to making one. What fun!Mine has The Teenagers, Deerhoof, Beck (against my better judgement, but…

The Mystery of Black Devil

April 05, 2008

The Mystery of Black Devil – eMusic SpotlightA few years ago, the Rephlex label released a record called Disco Club that had black-crack…

On Being Missed

April 05, 2008

Would you miss your current project if you were doing something else instead? Would anyone miss it? It’s a valuable question and a simple…

We can't give you information. We haven't got a Tannoy

March 31, 2008

I have arrived at that very fine line when I wonder if a two-week holiday in the sun or the snow is actually worth the ordeal of air travel…

Huoratron - $$ Troopers

March 27, 2008

Huoratron – $$ Troopers.Like someone’s mashed together a Cursor Miner track with a Venetian Snares track then used the results to soundtrack…


March 27, 2008

HUORATRON 2 RULE THEM ALLjessandnick:For some reason I know Paul will love this…Hell yes.

The separation between advertisers and content creators is deteriorating incredibly quickly

March 26, 2008

The separation between advertisers and content creators is deteriorating incredibly quickly. It’s this situation that leads people to say…

The Breeders – Mountain Battles Record Release Party

March 25, 2008

The Breeders – Mountain Battles Record Release Party

There will be blood

March 23, 2008

The credit crunch is deadly serious, but it will not change the fundamental dynamic of how international capital markets work. Markets go…

Legible London

March 18, 2008

Legible London“A scheme to provide better information throughout the capital for people who want to walk.”

Wii Fit

March 17, 2008

Wii Fit. I’m particularly looking forward to “Sticking out your leg”.

Be Kind Rewind Sweded Trailer

March 17, 2008

Michel Gondry’s Sweded Trailer for Be Kind Rewind. Thanks, Nick!

Offensive, dull, abrasive, stupid advertising is bad for the entire industry

March 16, 2008

I’m appalled by those who judge advertising exclusively on the basis of sales. That isn’t enough. Of course, advertising must sell. By any…

Customizing Myspace

March 13, 2008

Paul: I reckon the only thing to do is get in there and give it a crack Paul: can’t guarantee it’ll take 2 hours but will try me best Mat…

Apple Time Capsule

March 12, 2008

What’s an Apple Time Capsule? Does it send Granny Smiths into the future?


March 12, 2008

COZY SOLLIPSISM | HUMANITYs FRIEND IN AUDIOThe WRLC mix/podcast is back. Well worth a listen.


March 11, 2008

FriendFeedFeedToo many social newtorking aggregators? Aggregate all your social networking aggregator feeds into one aggregated feed of…

The forces of mediocrity

March 05, 2008

Remarkable visions and genuine insight are always met with resistance. And when you start to make progress, your efforts are met with even…

In Her Gentle Jaws

March 04, 2008

In Her Gentle JawsFree album from The Depreciation Guild (two boys and a Famicom).

Flavourless worms for android hatchlings

March 04, 2008

There’s a word for this sort of thing. It’s not “art”, it’s “content”. And it’s everywhere, measured out by unseen hands, mechanically…

Star Wars vs. Saul Bass

March 03, 2008

Star Wars vs. Saul Bass.

Crayon Physics Deluxe

February 29, 2008

Crayon Physics Deluxe

That’s when innovation happens

February 28, 2008

Find a problem that’s not solved and try to solve it in a way that’s profitable. Don’t be influenced by what people have been doing so far…


February 28, 2008

Build“Free extras built by the community to extend your experience.”

The Big Word Project

February 28, 2008

The Big Word Project – Your websites define our words“You pick a word and link it to your website. Your website is then the new definition…

iband - Electroplankton plus iPhones

February 25, 2008 – Electroplankton plus iPhones! (via Mark Iddon)

Items Tagged With ‘whatcouldpossiblygowrong’

February 24, 2008

Items Tagged With ‘whatcouldpossiblygowrong’My favourite Slashdot tag.


February 23, 2008

BOOK CLUBHOUSEA tumblr book club.

David Toop - Where in your world?

February 23, 2008

David Toop essay from the Artificial Intelligence II sleeve. Republished without permission because I’ve never been able to find it…


February 20, 2008

Tumview – anglepoised’s tumblr / anglepoised via roamin.

Idea for a new typography term

February 20, 2008

Ironic Sans: Idea for a new typography terminky:keming: noun. The result of improper kerning.

The Orb & Alan Parker – Grey Clouds

February 18, 2008

The Orb & Alan Parker – Grey Clouds

Too much free time

February 18, 2008 inky

Atheist sees image of Big Bang in piece of toast

February 14, 2008

I was just about to spread the butter when I noticed a fairly typical small hole in the bread surrounded by a burnt black ring. however the…

Half-Life: Full Life Consequences

February 08, 2008

Half life: Full Life Consequences.Very wrong. Via Robotperson.


February 07, 2008


The probing craftsman does more than encounter problems

February 07, 2008

In technology, as in art, the probing craftsman does more than encounter problems; he or she creates them in order to know them. Improving…

Kid Twist – I Can’t Dance

February 07, 2008

Kid Twist – I Can’t Dance.Good track; sub-Barley video.

Datarock - Computer Camp Love

February 07, 2008

Datarock – Computer Camp Love.

Possibility isn't limited by technology

February 07, 2008

Possibility isn’t limited by technology. And it’s certainly not limited by human imagination. What makes something impossible is the lack of…

Venetian Snares Spaz Out

February 06, 2008

inky:Venetian Snares Spaz OutDance Dance Revolution with Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole by Venetian Snares. Insane!

What Specifically Do Generalists Do?

February 06, 2008

Nothing can substitute for depth of analysis, and there’s proven value in specialization – it’s what education, career paths, scientific…


February 04, 2008

tumblristRival Ning network for tumblr users.

The Tumblers!

February 03, 2008

The Tumblers!Ning network for tumblr users.

Anonymous anti-Scientology demo Call to Action

February 03, 2008

Anonymous anti-Scientology demo Call to Action.shrinkwrapped:The question is, will anyone actually turn up? (A code of conduct has also been…

The new needs friends

February 02, 2008

In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to…

Frozen Grand Central

February 01, 2008

Frozen Grand Central

How Facebook Exposed Us All as Freaks

February 01, 2008

The damage is done. Beacon and tracking regimes like it violate the unwritten soc-site covenant: They don’t care who you think you are or…

Dicing with disaster

January 27, 2008

Under communism, children at primary school began to study how the system was supposed to work. Under capitalism, most people have no idea…

No repeats; very widescreen

January 23, 2008

The sky is better than Sky©TM; no repeats; very widescreen; endlessly fascinating; no discernable plot: perfect telly. And however long you…

As above, so below (the fold)

January 17, 2008

Paul: can you get them to drop the whole tabbed thing? it’s remarkably dumb Helen: i know.. Paul: tabs for, OMG, two whole items! Paul: what…

DataPortability - Connect, Control, Share, Remix

January 15, 2008

DataPortability – Connect, Control, Share, Remix on Vimeo.

Be Kind Rewind

January 14, 2008

Be Kind RewindMicrosite for the new Michel Gondry film, via No Man’s Blog.

London Word Festival 2008.

January 10, 2008

London Word Festival | 20 February – 14 March 2008.Saul Williams, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Richard Herring, Simon Munnery, Toby Litt…

Clarkson stung after bank prank

January 07, 2008

TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has lost money after publishing his bank details in his newspaper column.— BBC News, Clarkson stung after bank…

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

January 06, 2008

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That’s it. That is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question…

Vitalic – Birds, by Pleix

January 05, 2008

Vitalic – Birds, by Pleix.(reblogged from rach)

Arcade Ambience Project

January 04, 2008

Arcade Ambience Project“an attempt … to simulate the audio ambience of a crowded arcade room during the golden age of arcades in the 1980s.”

If we were a rich world

January 03, 2008

If we were a rich world, we’d innovate our way out of this environmental crisis. We’d breed algae that piss petrol, and albatross that…

Haiku Tennis Anthology

January 03, 2008

A teacup of teeth Of different hues and sizes Grandma’s house is weird.Haiku Tennis Anthology

Bafta 60 Seconds of Fame Competition

January 01, 2008

Bafta 60 Seconds of Fame CompetitionTake a look at Unto Others by The Flippers and friends.

Jack of all trades, master of none

December 30, 2007

Jack of all trades, master of none,…though ofttimes better than master of one.

Dan le sac vs Pip: Letter from X-factor

December 21, 2007

Dan le sac vs Pip: Letter from X-factor

Homer Simpson takes a photo of himself everyday for 39 years

December 17, 2007

Homer Simpson takes a photo of himself everyday for 39 years.A parody of Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years.

Porn For Girls By Girls

December 14, 2007

Porn For Girls By GirlsPromo for The Internet Now In Handy Book Form! by David McCandless

Super Furry Animals – The Gift That Keeps Giving

December 13, 2007

Super Furry Animals – The Gift That Keeps Giving

New BBC iPlayer

December 13, 2007

New BBC iPlayerStreaming Flash. Much better.

Rainforest Concern: Silent Night

December 12, 2007

Rainforest Concern: Silent Night

Space and time and the future

December 06, 2007

We’re still making cutting edge shit, man, it’s wild shit, man, it’s raw, I love that ghetto perspective on space and time and the future…

The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts) [dive into mark]

December 05, 2007

The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts) [dive into mark]

The Experience Stack (Schulze & Webb)

December 04, 2007

The Experience Stack (Schulze & Webb)Another excellent presentation from this year’s dConstruct. Audio and follow-up versions are also…


December 02, 2007

UNIQLO JUMPI’m a sucker for these UNIQLO campaigns. This time they’ve also put the parts on flickr and youtube.

LJ Kruzer - Koi Carp

November 30, 2007

Koi Carp, a track from LJ Kruzer previously featured on The Wire Magazine’s website.Other free tracks from LJ: Mowzer (featured on the Ai…

Google can’t code

November 29, 2007

Google may have hired Hixie, but their code is atrocious and always has been. They may force you to run a gauntlet of calculus questions…

CASH Music

November 29, 2007

We specialize – we offer an organic product. It is lumpy and expensive and made with love and it can save you. It’s the right thing to do…

Biometric blues

November 24, 2007

Every time you touch something, if your security systems rely on biometric ID, then you’re essentially leaving your pin number on a post-it…

So Book-like, You'd Think It Was a Book (but it's not)

November 23, 2007

You know what else feels like real paper and doesn’t require cables or monthly bills? Fucking books.— Cracked, So Book-like, You’d Think It…

MIDI Animation Rètro Game Medley

November 22, 2007

“i dont understand it. but it rocks”

Steven Poole: Trigger Happier

November 22, 2007

Steven Poole: Trigger HappierSteven Poole is giving away his book Trigger Happy as a DRM-free PDF.Trigger Happy is a book about the…

New TV spots for World of Warcraft

November 21, 2007

New TV spots for World of Warcraft“I’m William Shatner and I’m a shaman”

Don’t try to reinvent the web

November 21, 2007

All attempts to inhibit the flow of information and make it work exclusively for the benefit of an organisation, whether it’s the government…

Facebook To Drop “is” From Status Updates

November 20, 2007

Facebook announced to developers last night that it will soon be dropping the word “is” from status message updates.Facebook To Drop ‘Is…

So this consultant walks into a bar...

November 19, 2007

A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him…— Ask…

Everybody is happy now

November 19, 2007

‘Everybody is happy now’ | Guardian Unlimited BooksMargaret Atwood on Huxley’s Brave New World.

Global Pop Conspiracy Manifesto

November 18, 2007

In the travelling Jamaican sound systems of the ‘60s and ’70s, musical duties were split between the selector, who chose the records, and…

Not The Daily Show, With Some Writer

November 15, 2007

Not The Daily Show, With Some Writer.Sums up the writer’s strike nicely; Winter of our dissed content.


November 15, 2007

RCRD LBL“A network of ad-supported online record labels and blogs offering completely free music streams and downloads from emerging and…

They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them) – (It’s Always) Boomtime (Pt.1)

November 15, 2007

They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them) – (It’s Always) Boomtime (Pt.1).A few years back I used to have a strong dislike of TCFTS(IST). This…

Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place

November 13, 2007

RADIOHEAD - JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE (HELMET CAM) ORIGINAL VERSION.Two Radiohead/Adam Buxton videos in a row? I know, but this works so…

In Rainbows: Executive Edition

November 13, 2007

IN RAINBOWS: EXECUTIVE EDITION.Radiohead and Adam Buxton together at last.

The Dawning of the Age Of Experience

November 13, 2007

One of the best presentations I’ve seen; Jared Spool’s The Dawning of the Age Of Experience at dConstruct 2007.

On a discussion of the Wicksteed Park ride descriptions

November 09, 2007

Son: Daddy, Daddy! Look at the diagonal bracing on the torsion rods! Father: Aye, son. But not just that – I think you’ll find on descending…

Stars of the Lid - Apreludes (In C Sharp Major)

November 08, 2007

Stars of the Lid – Apreludes (In C Sharp Major)

From Glitch To Blog House

November 05, 2007

“Scenes and sounds that were once strictly local affairs now have no problem connecting with niche publics anywhere on earth.”— Philip…

Torrent Raiders

November 05, 2007

“Torrent Raiders is a dynamic network visualization realized through the idioms and aesthetics of arcade-style video games. Driven in real…

Nagi Noda – Yuki & Acid punch

November 03, 2007

Nagi Noda – Yuki & Acid punch

Internet Archive Wayback Machine – Web Pioneers

November 02, 2007

Internet Archive Wayback Machine – Web PioneersA special Wayback collection of websites that began the Internet revolution.

Commoncraft - Zombies in Plain English

November 01, 2007

Commoncraft: Zombies in Plain English.Wish I’d seen this yesterday.


November 01, 2007

TwitterPoster“A visual application based on Twitter API. It provides a visual representation of the degree of influence of the Twitter users…

Scoopex - Mental Hangover

November 01, 2007

Scoopex - Mental Hangover.There are prettier demos but Mental Hangover sums up the era for me.I miss my Amiga.

Trent Reznor and Saul Williams Discuss Their New Collaboration, Mourn OiNK

October 31, 2007

I remember a time when it felt like, being on a major label, our interests were aligned. At times, it’s a pretty well-oiled machine and the…

Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD’s Coffin

October 30, 2007

“As counterintuitive as it may seem in this age of iPods and digital downloads, vinyl – the favorite physical format of indie music…

The wind of nothingness blasts

October 29, 2007

Unlike Cage’s piece 4’ 33”, the Moleskine doesn’t suffer from performance issues – the clicks, taps, pops and coughs of the audience, a…

Efterklang – Mirador

October 29, 2007

Efterklang – Mirador

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

October 28, 2007

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia via Simon Willison.

3D Mailbox Trailer

October 25, 2007

3D Mailbox Trailer.I’m convinced this must be some sort of elaborate practical joke.Not sure why Level 1 is a “Free download” but Level 2 is…

Bob Truby’s Brand Name Pencils

October 23, 2007

Bob Truby’s Brand Name Pencils“Let me share with you my vision. As both an art teacher and a pencil collector, I desire this site to be a…

Radiohead MP3 release a tactic to lift CD sales

October 22, 2007

Radiohead’s much-debated decision to let fans choose what they pay for its new album online is a promotional tactic to boost sales of…

Radiohead: 01 and 10

October 21, 2007

» Radiohead: 01 and 10 :: Puddlegum ::Consider that In Rainbows was meant to complement OK Computer, musically, lyrically, and in structure…

Running from Camera

October 19, 2007

The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can.Running from Camera

WWF-UK: Get on Board

October 19, 2007

WWF-UK: Get on Board“We’re going to construct a giant paper boat and giant paper plane and deliver them to parliament. They will be covered…

Is it Christmas?

October 19, 2007

Is it Christmas?

visual complexity

October 17, 2007

“intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks.”


October 17, 2007

xmaschartattack – Groups at“We searched the site and found three up-and-coming bands we know are a million times better than…

OXJAM – Oxfam’s biggest ever music festival

October 17, 2007

OXJAM – Oxfam’s biggest ever music festival“A music festival with a difference. Across the UK, from now until the end of October, people…


October 17, 2007

TekkonkinkreetAnime with a Plaid soundtrack.

About the Octothorp

October 14, 2007

You probably know this glyph by one of its other names: the number, numeral, or pound sign — or (if you’re a developer) the hash.— Octothorp…

A Few Good Creative Men

October 11, 2007

A Few Good Creative Men.

BBC Radio 4 – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

October 07, 2007

BBC Radio 4 – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective AgencyDouglas Adams’s Dirk Gently comes to Radio 4 Wednesdays at 6.30pm, from 3rd October…

The Arcade Fire presents…

October 07, 2007

The Arcade Fire presents…

Michael Pollan – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

October 03, 2007

Michael Pollan – The Omnivore’s Dilemma“The omnivore’s dilemma has returned with a vengeance, as the cornucopia of the modern American…

Cursor Miner – Skunk Works

September 29, 2007

Cursor Miner – Skunk Works.My favourite track from Danceflaw but the video wasn’t working for me until now. Put your headphones on, turn up…

Sigur Rós – Heima Trailer

September 29, 2007

Sigur Rós – Heima Trailer.

Anti-Piracy Ad from The IT Crowd

September 20, 2007

Anti-Piracy Ad from The IT Crowd.Rather unfortunate frame youtube’s algorithms have picked there.

What single book is the best introduction to your field?

September 17, 2007

What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? | Ask MetaFilter

A Gigantic Globular Burst Of Antistatic

September 15, 2007

“In this piece, FSOL filter, process and montage all organic and synthetic sound they find resonant, to create what they call “brutal…

Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream

September 14, 2007

Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream, An OverClocked ReMix Album“An OverClocked ReMix Album featuring free fan arrangements from the…

its amazing how out of sync teh web actually is

September 13, 2007

Fazal: its amazing how out of sync teh web actually is Fazal: browsers are pretty much the reason for all our woes Fazal: and we constantly…

The Supports The Spitz Fundraiser

September 13, 2007

The Supports The Spitz FundraiserLive recordings from the gig.

Battles – Tonto

September 12, 2007

Battles – Tonto

Colleen – I’ll Read You A Story

September 12, 2007

Colleen – I’ll Read You A Story

London Design Festival 2007

September 11, 2007

London Design Festival 2007“There is an amazing amount to see and do at this year’s London Design Festival.” Perhaps too much…! Takes place…

John Callaghan - You Get Me Down

September 10, 2007

You Get Me Down, first track and video from the new John Callaghan album due soon on Uncharted Audio.

Internet People!

September 07, 2007

Internet People!


September 06, 2007

Kwari ™ – first person shooter skill-based cash for kills online gaming“Every time you hit another player in Kwari you make money. Every…

All Highpoint Lowlife’s Albums For Free Download

September 05, 2007

All Highpoint Lowlife’s Albums For Free Download – Groups at Last.fmHighpoint Lowlife have put (almost) all their albums up for free on last…

The Skywalkers: An Animated Parody

September 05, 2007

The Skywalkers: An Animated Parody

The Music Man

September 04, 2007

Rick Rubin – Recording Industry – Rock Music – New York Times“Panic has set in, and now it’s no longer about making music, it’s all about…

Glass And A Half Full Productions - Gorilla

September 03, 2007

Still can’t decide whether I like this ad or not.Full version at Glass and a Half Full Productions.

Blonde Redhead – My Impure Hair

September 02, 2007

Blonde Redhead – My Impure Hair, directed by Mike Mills.Larger, Quicktime version at 4AD

Did You See the Words

August 30, 2007

This is the archived, old school version of anglepoised. The latest version can be found at

node tumblelog

August 29, 2007

node tumblelog“Countdown to the August 7, 2007 release of William Gibson’s Spook Country with news, thoughts, serious spoilers and chapter…


August 27, 2007

Starting from scratch; there may be some slight turbulence.

IEEE Spectrum - The Future of Music

August 27, 2007

IEEE Spectrum: The Future of Music

The Profile of Non-Format

August 23, 2007

YouWorkForThem | The Profile of Non-Format

Halo 3 - How Microsoft Labs Invented a New Science of Play

August 22, 2007

Creating a game, in contrast, is like a combination of architecture — constructing environments that influence the behavior of people inside…

Flight of the Conchords - Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

August 21, 2007

Flight of the Conchords - Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

Highly self-indulgent

August 21, 2007

Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because…

KFC Hunger Strike!

August 21, 2007

KFC Hunger Strike!Must. Stop. Playing.

Desktop Orb Could Reform Energy Hogs

August 19, 2007

Clive Thompson Thinks: Desktop Orb Could Reform Energy Hogs

Paper Critters

August 16, 2007

Paper Critters: Online Paper Toy Creator

Man punched for singing Coldplay song

August 14, 2007

Man punched for singing Coldplay songJustice is done.

Employ Gæoudjiparl Van Den Dobbelsteen

August 09, 2007

Employ Gæoudjiparl Van Den Dobbelsteen : June 2007Nuts. I like it.

Hip Hop Violin

August 08, 2007

Hip Hop Violin – Paul Dateh and inka one)

The Tiger Lillies - YMCA

August 07, 2007

The Tiger Lillies - YMCA

Bad Thai cops to endure Kitty shame

August 06, 2007

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai police officers who break rules will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring “Hello Kitty,” the Japanese icon…

How to Grow a Tea Garden

August 05, 2007

How to Grow a Tea Garden - wikiHow

zZz is playing - Grip

August 02, 2007

zZz is playing: Grip

Are there any 'famous' users?

July 26, 2007

Are there any ‘famous’ users? | Ask MetaFilter

isolatr beta

July 25, 2007

isolatr beta“Helping you find where other people aren’t.”

Mastodon - Cut you up with a Linoleum Knife

July 24, 2007

Mastodon - Cut you up with a Linoleum Knife (Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie Intro)

OMG! All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash!!!

July 23, 2007

OMG! All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash!!! (via bazookagum024)

Private Dick Movie

July 21, 2007

Private Dick MovieViral for Condom Essential Wear’s Private Dick Movie.

101 Ways To Know Your Software Project Is Doomed

July 17, 2007

101 Ways To Know Your Software Project Is Doomed

In Cyberspace everyone can hear you scream

July 11, 2007

Over the next few weeks – to celebrate and, yes, promote his new novel Spook Country – we’re planning a range of William Gibson activities…

Stereogum Presents… OKX - A Tribute to OK Computer

July 11, 2007

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer

Attention Scum!

July 10, 2007

Attention Scum!


July 09, 2007


July 09, 2007


July 08, 2007 Co-operative bank’s myspace page. Every time someone adds them as a friend, they’ll donate 20p to a…


July 06, 2007


Fuck Yuo I Am a Robot

July 05, 2007

Fuck Yuo I Am a Robot

The Electro Plankton Quartet - Planklantis

June 30, 2007

The Electro Plankton Quartet - PlanklantisFrom Interesting 2007.

Cursor Miner Live @ Sonar 2007

June 27, 2007

Cursor Miner Live @ Sonar 2007Pretty bad quality but captures the mayhem. Keep an eye open for Señor Frog.

Where are the Joneses?

June 25, 2007

An interactive comedy which you can participate in.Where are the Joneses?

Cornelius - Fit Song

June 23, 2007

Cornelius - Fit song (via Crazy88Tokyo) Normaliser

June 22, 2007 Normaliser

Adventure Ecology Second Life Flood

June 21, 2007

Adventure Ecology Second Life Flood (via greenormal)


June 19, 2007


Bleep Sónar 2007

June 12, 2007

3 compilations themed around Sónar 2007, programmed and selected by the directors of the festival. Available exclusively at…

Exercises in Style

June 10, 2007

Exercises in Style, written by Raymond Queneau is a collection of 99 retellings of the same story, each in a different style.Exercises in…

How do you put your heart into that?

June 07, 2007

I explained all of this to the student. When I was finished he replied, “So, rather than just taking on jobs you can put your heart into…

Thieves steal brick wall

June 07, 2007

Islington Gazette - Thieves steal brick wall


June 06, 2007

I’ve not read ‘The God Delusion’ but I do not need to: I simply imagine the kind of arguments he makes and then demolish them one by one…

Change Your World

June 05, 2007

Change Your World

Live Long and Prosper

June 05, 2007

Live Long and ProsperSomeone at Islington Council has a sense of humour.

Tumblr Radar

June 04, 2007

Tumblr Radar (alpha)

Effecting Change

June 04, 2007

You do not have to spend a lot of time and effort on those who strongly resist change. You only have to help and protect those who want to…

June 03, 2007

Vogel The Young Modernist

June 01, 2007

Not only is Christian Vogel an avid user of the site, he uses his journal to publish stories of his life as a musician, his record label…


May 31, 2007

TwittyTunes - Post your tunes to Twitter using FoxyTunes, and more…


May 31, 2007

PasswordMaker. One Password To Rule Them All.™

Squirrel eating a bourbon biscuit

May 30, 2007

Squirrel eating a bourbon biscuit (via maskingtape) Acquired By CBS

May 30, 2007 – the Blog: Acquired By CBS


May 29, 2007

Wire (via ohskylab)

Field Day 2007

May 29, 2007

Field Day - Saturday 11th August 2007, Victoria Park, London

The brainstorm - a trojan horse of mediocrity

May 28, 2007

A facilitators main task is to ensure that ‘everyone goes home with a balloon’ after a brainstorm - that they all feel that their pointless…

Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill

May 28, 2007

Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip “Thou Shalt Always Kill” (via splintereddigital). Still can’t stop singing this in my head. They’re just a band…

Client quotes

May 27, 2007

I need more pesshht peesshht chuttt chutt papapapa on this animation.— The classic client quotes (originally at, archived at…

Hacking Tumblr - Add FeedBurner Stats to your Tumblelog

May 27, 2007

Hacking Tumblr - Add FeedBurner Stats to your Tumblelog

Burst Culture

May 27, 2007

The hurdle to credible publishing on the web, now, is the nine dollars it costs to buy a domain name from GoDaddy, which can be mapped on to…

Von Südenfed - Fledermaus Can't Get It

May 27, 2007

Mark E. Smith and Mouse on Mars, together at last!

Banana for your thoughts

May 27, 2007

banana for your thoughts (via hallywoods)

Tom and Paul

May 27, 2007

Tom and Paul (via Peter Costello)

Cursor Miner - Baby Universe

May 27, 2007

Baby - a vast parisitic cultural organism feeding off the love expounded in pop songs. —

Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries

May 27, 2007

Like pixellated scraps of jazz mags…Fujiya & Miyagi Ankle Injuries (via groenlandrecords)

I pinch

May 27, 2007

“Yes… I pinch”.Honda Element Gil “The Crab” (via Gilthecrab)

Cassette - Voyager

May 27, 2007

Line Rider mayhem from The Flippers.Voyager (via CassetteMusic)

Battles - Atlas

May 27, 2007

Top-draw math-nerd rock.Battles - Atlas (taken from the album Mirrored) (via WarpRecords)

Celestial crabs

May 27, 2007

“From celestial crabs descending Pie for Maureen, round her shed”Songs of Praise (with subtitles) (via AdamBuxton)

If the library burns down, you get a first

July 20, 2004

The Guardian on urban campus myths and the annual ISCLR Conference:There was this student who flipped during his finals and killed himself…

There Is No There

July 01, 2004

Anyone want to be at Loggerheads with me? Staffordshire or Denbighshire; your choice. Actually, I’ll be near Staffordshire next week. You…

Doom Doom Doom

July 01, 2004

Ooh, Invader Zim on DVD:Invader’s blood marches through my veins like giant radioactive rubber pants! The pants command me! Do not ignore my…


June 23, 2004

The Chap: (Hats Off To) Dror Frangi.The Chap’s Clissold Park EP should be out at some point on Artrocker.

Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again

June 23, 2004

Double Fold, an album from Scanner inspired by the Nicholson Baker book of the same name.Sourcing sounds from his own domestic tape archive…

The Holiday Song

June 23, 2004

Just back from Sónar2004 in Barcelona. Well, bits of Sónar, anyway; turned up a few days late due to back trouble and so only caught the…

Underneath the Yellow Lights

June 12, 2004

Worked in Westbourne Studios for a bit, before moving to less cramped quarters.The roof is all the more remarkable when the penny drops…

No UFO’s

June 10, 2004

Who would have thought that the universe sounds like a game of Defender? Moon Cresta would’ve been better, mind.


June 10, 2004

Two Lone Swordsmen: Sex Beat.

Keep It On Ze Rinky-dink

June 10, 2004

Time passes. Things happen. Beer is drunk. No functionality is added (to the weblog, at least). Re-design? Don’t even go there. Just get…

Universal Opaque Escape Clause

January 24, 2004

Can’t post at the moment, I’m afraid.Haggis reasons.You know how it is…

Some Machines Have Big Knobs

November 17, 2003

The video for Rock and Roll is Dead (WMV, 3.5 meg) by Kings Have Long Arms and Phil Oakey, in which Phil has his head attached to a robot…

Lave Trader

November 13, 2003

An edited extract from the Elite/Braben/Bell section in Backroom Boys: The Secret Return Of The British Boffin.Perhaps the reason they kept…

Stay Loose

November 13, 2003

Earworm: The Divine Comedy’s Lost Property.

Urban Style Music

November 13, 2003

Fällt Publishing’s Invisible Cities installation “offers the opportunity to experience an intimate series of portraits of the world’s cities…

We Float

November 04, 2003

Kyoichi Tsuzuki’s Happy Victims is on at The Photographer’s Gallery until Nov 16th.Tsuzuki photographs some thirty individuals who have…

Rock and roll is dead

November 04, 2003

Long live Rocktronica. New Uncharted Audio mix featuring Kings Have Long Arms, Mu Chan Clan, Fat Truckers, Phoenicia, Cylob, Kid 606, bit…

You Like This Machine

November 04, 2003

You Like This Machine

Hello Sunshine

November 04, 2003

Earworm: Super Furry Animals‘ Do Or Die.

Plug Myself In

August 01, 2003

Have been busy with work one, work two, work three, setting up a company, moving flat, getting slightly older and sundry other bits. Thanks…

Have You Really Thought About Utopia?

June 07, 2003

Side-by-side review of two recent Orwell biographies in The Times:He might have turned into a frustrated “literary man”, a medium-sized…


June 01, 2003

The Birmingham-based Default Response network have a selection of mp3 recordings taken from their live events, including sets the excellent…


June 01, 2003

Consuming Bodies: Sex and Contemporary Japanese Art:Consuming Bodies explores the themes of sex and consumerism in contemporary Japanese art…

Eines Morgens im November

June 01, 2003

Quint Buchholz postcards (including One Morning in November).Related: cards and books from Inkognito.

Lady In Red (Is Dancing With Meat)

June 01, 2003

V/Vm Test Records are one of those nice record labels, the kind that publish the bulk of their nutty back catalogue as mp3s after they’ve…

Impossible Deadline

June 01, 2003

Something to keep your bandwidth occupied when the slsk server goes down: a startlingly large collection of Douglas Adams mp3s including the…

Majestic Seven Fingers

June 01, 2003

“My name is Julio, Julio Gottstein,” he said, his smoldering eyes aflame in the victory he would soon celebrate. “And soon, I shall have you…

Box Elder

May 24, 2003

Pierced man told to wear box on his head:The accountant said he would only reconsider if Mr Lynch wore a cardboard box over his head, did…

Accidents Don’t Happen

May 04, 2003

Thomas Pynchon on Orwell’s 1984:Orwell in 1948 understood that despite the Axis defeat, the will to fascism had not gone away, that far from…


May 03, 2003

The Guardian profiles William Gibson:“Gibson’s fiction has always been concerned with the problem of how people make sense of a world that…

These Demented Lands

May 03, 2003

The novelist Alan Warner dreams of the perfect novel:“This is the way to discover books: an undisciplined charge straight into them. That’s…

Their Manor

May 03, 2003

Filming on the Tube, including Location, location, location, a gallery of the London Underground’s “more photogenic locations” such as…


May 03, 2003

Herb vs. ‘erb:The letter H comes from the Roman alphabet. The (h) sound was eventually lost in Latin, and in the Romance languages, which…

Officially Summer

May 03, 2003

Mmm, potentially sunny bank holiday weekend approaching; if there had been time to plan it would have been tempting to do something along…


May 03, 2003

The Times on large-scale construction debacles:Life is too short to read every tome penned by Scandinavian and German social scientists. But…


April 21, 2003

I’d still like to know why Cai Guo-Qiang’s ‘Ye Gong Hao Long’ (Mr Ye who loves dragons) firework explosion project at Tate Modern on 31st…


April 21, 2003

Ever had that urge to turn your life into one big project?

Pasty-related Dementia

April 20, 2003

Jonathan Meades’ A-Z of British gastronomy:Full English: Maugham’s dictum that if you want to eat well in England you have to eat breakfast…


April 20, 2003

What’s the deal with New York and New Jersey?Much like the television families on “Dynasty” and “Dallas,” tension between the two…

She Swears An Awful Lot

April 20, 2003

Quick Raymond Queneau link dump:ScriptoriumZazie in the Metro at Amazon (in French)Louis Malle’s Zazie dans le métro at IMDbAn…


March 31, 2003

Enooze – the site for “experimental electronic music & experimental journalism on experimental electronic music” – is back with a new look…

Books vs. Cigarettes

March 31, 2003

Extensive George Orwell archive, including complete novels, articles and essays. If only this type of resource had been around five years…

Dog Solitude

March 31, 2003

From The History of Nipper and His Master’s Voice:In Liverpool Nipper discovered the Phonograph, a cylinder recording and playing machine…

You Are A Light

March 31, 2003

Well, service would have resumed had I not been distracted by the edited highlights of Gallipoli, Karaoke Box Dai Chan, Heaven, The Goldhawk…

Meeja Hors D’Oeuvres

March 19, 2003

Jam, Chris Morris’ TV follow-up to the Blue Jam Radio 1 show, is being released on DVD in April. The extra features (including ‘Undeleted…

Ultimate Mixtape

March 19, 2003

Foundation have announced details of next year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, The Directors Cut UK 2004. There’s no word on the line-up…

Work And Non Work

March 19, 2003

Goodness, it all comes at once, doesn’t it? Apologies for this latest interruption in service – life has been rather busy recently. Regular…

Temporary Insanity

January 29, 2003

Links culled from Death Writes:Forked Tongue: the story of Ambrose Bierce told in the language of his Devil’s Dictionary.Death to Dust: the…

There Are Strings

January 29, 2003

From a review of Spring Heel Jack, J Spaceman, Matthew Shipp, Evan Parker, William Parker and the incredible Han Bennink at the Queen…


January 29, 2003

A review of Sue Barr’s gaikoku mura (‘foreign country villages’) photographs at the Architectural Association:The recent establishment in…


January 29, 2003

Ever since the nasty NTL people took away CNX and replaced it with The Biography Channel, I’ve had to satisfy my cravings by listening to…


January 28, 2003

Babel Guides: a new site for world literature in translation. As well as information about Babel’s guides to French, German, Dutch and…


January 28, 2003

The Independent on Foyles, London’s most eccentric large bookshop.For decades, Foyles has been a shopper’s nightmare, with miles and miles…


January 26, 2003

The Cursor Miner track pressedRetina features on Pre-set, a new compilation of electronic music taken from demos received by Mute Records…

His Dark Materials

January 26, 2003

Wise robot Jorn Barger’s Philip Pullman resources on the Web.

In The Tartar Style

January 26, 2003

Radio 4’s recent adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is now available as an unabridged 26 CD (35 hour) box set.

Drifted Off For A Moment

January 26, 2003

A new Haruki Murakami fansite, The short story and bibliography sections are already pretty impressive.

Music For Tunnels

January 21, 2003

Mp3it features live and rare mp3s from artists such as Gastr Del Sol, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Lesser (including the Christina Ricci…


January 21, 2003

Londumb was established to campaign against the BBC’s gradual dumbing-down of their London station, GLR London Live BBC LDN. As part of the…


January 20, 2003

Takashi Murakami’s enjoyable Kaikai Kiki exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park finishes on the 26th of January. I wouldn’t…

Deranged Nutty Crap

January 20, 2003

David Shrigley’s new(ish) book, Human Achievement (with sample pages at The Redstone Press).Related: Tangents review; Tea for sale.

Low Place Like Home

January 20, 2003

The LCD Rock and Roll Guide To London:King’s X, pronounced “King’s Cross”: I have no idea whether the American Christian band takes its name…

Come On Baby Light My Fag

January 20, 2003

Zippo tricks are perfect for those that need another reason to ditch ill-considered New Year’s resolutions.

11 : 11

January 20, 2003

Eleven O’Clock Rooibosch Tea is strangely addictive despite being caffeine-free. I’m not too bothered about the reputed health benefits; it…

Millionaire Dogs

January 17, 2003

Warp Records look set for another successful year if the WARPWIFOF2003 promo mix (RealAudio) is anything to go by.Released on CD at Warp’s…

A Small Good Thing

January 17, 2003

Guardian profile of Nicholson Baker:…Baker pulls out his laptop and props it up on his knee: “At first I’ll just sit here for a while and…

Close Up Over

January 15, 2003

A Japan Times interview with Haruki Murakami, in which he discusses the conflict between closed systems and open systems in society:The…

Mental Hangover

January 15, 2003

Amiga demos and intros, “captured from an Amiga and uploaded to the web as DivX encoded videos”.


January 15, 2003

William Gibson has an official web presence to complement the launch of his new novel, Pattern Recognition. There’s even a shiny new weblog…

Transient Pattern

January 15, 2003

Elihu Vedder’s drawings for the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám:Vedder’s Rubáiyát set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and…

Nostalgic Oblong

January 15, 2003

Aw, look: the first edition of O’Reilly’s 1996 Web Master in a Nutshell in handy searchable HTML! Comes as part of the complete Web…


January 15, 2003

Otisfodder’s 365 Days Project:For the entire year of 2003 (January 1st to December 31st) this site will feature one mp3 file (every day) to…

Deadly Media

January 13, 2003

E.C. Brown presents a rather impressive categorised list of links to free mp3s. The categories include your standard electronic, indie-rock…

Time Porn

January 13, 2003

The Word Spy is devoted to “recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are being…

Excessively Nautical

January 11, 2003

Edward Lear’s Nonsense Poetry and Art (with many and varied thanks to Robyn).

Million A Shot

December 17, 2002

The Art of James Bond.


December 04, 2002

One more before heading off again: Douglas Adams’ The Meaning of Liff online. Back with a new, giuegaue-laden anglepoised early next year…

Road Kill

December 04, 2002

Occasional Nerve contributor JT Leroy is selling raccoon penis bone necklaces as worn by the truck stop whores in his novel, Sarah.“Raccoon…

A Slight Return

December 02, 2002

Still away; just dropping a few bits in while recovering from the exceptional Seed Records birthday party at Aldwych last Friday.

Commodore Prog Rock

December 02, 2002

Something to fuel any fanboy/fangirl’s healthy obsession with Ladytron: in a recent Guardian interview, they namecheck Syd Barret, Serge…

In The Beams

December 02, 2002

Yahoo’s LAUNCHcast service is surprisingly well done (but unsurprisingly seems to choke when using Mozilla or Phoenix). There is, of course…


December 01, 2002

The WIRE drinking game:“Are you fed up with the relentless self serving publicity of pop personalities and their innuendo laced tunes? Dane…

New Standard by Which to Measure Infamy

December 01, 2002

William Burroughs’ Thanksgiving Prayer from 1990’s Dead City Radio. Imagine a link to a recording of the track right about here; it was…

Antivapor Waves

November 26, 2002

Christopher Wanjek attempts to debunk popular medical myths including homeopathy, oxygen-fortified drinks and magnetic therapy. Related: Bad…

Jelly Tones

November 26, 2002

Top Ten Digital Photography Tips by the author of O’Reilly’s Digital Photography Pocket Guide.

Mathematical Anti Telharsic Harfatum Septomin

November 23, 2002

The BBC’s new(ish) comedy series Look Around You is very nice indeed. The narrator (Nigel Lambert) sounds very much like the voice of Club…

In The Shadow Of Leaves

November 23, 2002

Extensive Samurai Archives.

Motor City

November 16, 2002

Have shiny dual-boot laptop, will roam. Back in a month or so.

Dance, Nurgling, Dance

November 16, 2002

Art of Perception, a German record label, have been busy releasing a series of 12″s that attempt to provide soundtracks for the various…

Never Dug Disco

November 16, 2002

Ooh, a huge archive of hip hop mp3s, including The Pharcyde and Public Enemy!


November 16, 2002

The Uncharted Audio people are playing the disused Aldwych tube station as part of Seed Record’s 2nd birthday celebrations.

Steal This Book

November 16, 2002

Abbie Hoffman’s counterculture text is appropriately available online.


November 16, 2002

Sato Kenji’s More Animated than Life discusses “the significance of animation to the Japanese and why it is not what Westerners expect”.

Nothing Lost

November 16, 2002

Last weekend, in links:Tea, talk, a chaos-inducing toy and Sailor Moon figure (from TFAW) courtesy of the ever-spangly Robyn.A preview…

French Mods Can’t Drink

November 16, 2002

Poorly publicised I Monster website, featuring a comprehensive discography and mp3s of unreleased tracks.Related: Evening Session interview…

The Art Of Driving

November 16, 2002

The Guardian interviews and profiles Mayer Hillman, the ‘radical green social scientist’.“Hillman is unfazed by polite ridicule: he has met…


November 16, 2002

Glitch Art: The aesthetics of digital corruption (and my dodgy crash from way back).

You Are Fallen

November 16, 2002

Accompanying minisite for Douglas Gordon’s What Have I Done exhibition (developed by Airside).

Newark Wilder

November 16, 2002

The Guardian profiles Paul Auster.“Poet Ann Lauterbach, who has known Auster since the late 1970s, takes a different view: ‘Part of the…

Ah. Mayed. That. Earp.

October 25, 2002

The Guardian interviews Donna Tartt about The Little Friend, her latest novel, and attempts to clear up some of the myths and mysteries…

International Colouring Contest

October 25, 2002

Stereolab have released ABC Music, a collection of Radio 1 sessions recorded between 1991 and 2001. Before you buy (but not in place of…

Parson’s Nose

October 23, 2002

LJ Kruzer is playing Not Clickable in Warrington at The Foundry tonight (Wed 23rd October), with Thorsten Sideb0ard and The Legendary Jesse…

Run Alone

October 23, 2002

Two new Ebbs and Flows mp3s, including a charming cover of tinfoillake by Cursor Miner. The LJ Kruzer cover is coming soon, apparently.

Kinoko Girl

October 18, 2002

Mildly obsessed with Junko Mizuno’s art. The t-shirts featuring her work are particularly fine.Related: interview at Pulp, more info at We…

Sex Born Poison

October 18, 2002

The Nerve Interview with Bret Easton Ellis covers Roger Avary’s adaptation of The Rules of Attraction:“One of my only complaints about the…

Fancy A Brew?

October 18, 2002

Mark and Lard corner, including The Sanctuary for Abandoned Mark & Lard Catchphrases. That’s the bunny.

You Can Fall

October 17, 2002

The Guardian interviews Lynne Ramsay and Samantha Morton about the forthcoming adaptation of Alan Warner’s Morvern Callar:“The casting of…

Slipper Sleaze

October 17, 2002

The Cartoon Network’s new spin-off channel CNX launched in the UK earlier this week.“Daytime programming includes the likes of Jonny Quest…

Twists, Slugs and Roscoes

October 16, 2002

A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang.

Pools In Eyes

October 12, 2002

Beestung features a huge archive of Throwing Muses, Belly, Tanya Donelly and Kristin Hersh mp3s (including live sets, B-sides and rarities).

Clouds Up

October 12, 2002

The Guardian review of Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides:“Where The Virgin Suicides reflected on connections between sex and death, its…

The Obscure Object

October 12, 2002

Jeffrey Eugenides‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex is out in paperback in September and it’s well worth reading:Emotions, in my…

Conduit For Sale!

October 12, 2002

Domino are set to release a double-DVD Pavement retrospective entitled Slow Century, featuring every video, two complete concerts and a full…

Gritty Shaker

October 12, 2002

The Village Voice interview Haruki Murakami about his recently published short story collection After the Quake and his 10th novel, Kafka on…

Further Back And Faster

October 12, 2002

Sherry and Robbie Williams karaoke? Elsie Mo and the Mountain Goats, more like. Also witnessed more of the creeping gentrification of…

Norra Potter

September 28, 2002

Off to Newcastle-under-Lyme for a few days. While you’re here and I’m not, how about feeding me weird things?

Look Out Weekend

September 28, 2002, the people behind Plug and Play, are keeping a temporary, online archive of selected mp3s from their Winamp playlists. Current…

Future Tiger

September 28, 2002

Leaf’s new label compilation Lost for Words features tracks from Boom Bip & Doseone, Susumu Yokota, Murcof and The Sons Of Silence and is…

Hot Waters

September 28, 2002

The Guardian interviews Sarah Waters about her new novel, Fingersmith, and the BBC adaptation of Tipping the Velvet:“She scotches the notion…

Librarians Are Often Sexy

September 27, 2002

Robert Tubbs, ‘musician’. Not to be confused with Robert Tubb, musician.Confession: This is really just a cheap excuse to point out that…

Know Your Chicken

September 27, 2002

Mount Fuji, a UK-based online shop carries an extensive range of Japanese food products (including confectionery!).

I Am Not Afraid

September 27, 2002

Yabuno Kensei and 326 – Mi tsu ru, have an exhibition running at The Spitz from 29 September to 13 October, 2002.“Two of Japan’s best known…


September 27, 2002

The Online Etymology Dictionary:“I began this project after I looked one day for a dictionary of word origins online and found that there…

Why We Fight

September 26, 2002

Angry Bed Positions, an extract(?) from Mil Millington’s Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About (due on 3 October, 2002).

Put My Comp-Sci Skills To Work

September 26, 2002

While discussing a New York Times article on L33T speak invading schools, one slashdotter ends up reworking The Lord’s Prayer with modern…

Photo Jenny

September 26, 2002

Exifer for Windows is a handy application for managing the metadata (EXIF/IPTC) of images taken from digital cameras.“Because many image…

Steel Factory Mayhem

September 13, 2002

Pulp, Warp and Eat Your Own Ears have got together to put on Auto, a huge party in Magna near Sheffield on 14th December:“Steve Mackey (Pulp…

Dole Scum

September 13, 2002

The League of Gentlemen start their third season on Thursday 26th September on BBC TWO. Related: visiting Royston Vasey (aka Hadfield…

Suspicious Bear

September 11, 2002

Midnight Eye’s review of Katsuyuki Motohiro’s botched-heist film Space Travelers:“Space Travelers can be appreciated for its inventive…


September 11, 2002

Incredibly extensive Encyclopedia of Everything Japanese node on Everything2, including sections on history, people, culture, samurai…


September 11, 2002

A virtual tour of Keele University.


September 09, 2002

Trailer for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the television series sequel to the film. Related: Bandai press release.

No Relation

September 09, 2002

Paul Love are “2 guys from D.C. expanding the horizons of HipHop”. Well hey, that’s news to me.

Exit The Sandman

September 09, 2002

How did I miss this? Logan’s Sanctuary is the soundtrack to an imaginary Logan’s Run sequel.“Inspired by a Seventies post-apocalyptic sci-fi…

The Autograph Man

September 08, 2002

Extract from Zadie Smith’s second novel, The Autograph Man. Reviews: This is London, The Observer, Salon.The television adaptation of her…

Someone Else’s Head

September 04, 2002

Resonance104.4fm, a project from the London Musician’s Collective, is “London’s first radio art station”:“Imagine a radio station like no…

Anyone Can Play EditPlus

September 04, 2002

Torrez reckons that even you can do it:“And that’s what’s got me so bothered about people musing in their weblogs about projects they’d like…

Always The Last

September 04, 2002

The Right to Know from the Information Commissioner purports to “give information on how to access files and records held on you by people…

Charming But Irrational

September 04, 2002

New official site for Iain Banks. Should eventually feature information on his fiction and science fiction works, but currently light on…


September 01, 2002

What is The Animatrix?Related: direct download links.

Acting President

September 01, 2002

The Times interviews Martin Sheen about his role as President Josiah “Jed” Bartlett in The West Wing.“Sheen knows that, for most Americans…

The Book Lovers

September 01, 2002

Foyles have started maintaining a list of their forthcoming literary events. Authors appearing this autumn include Chuck Palahniuk, Jeremy…

Flicking Your Switch

August 27, 2002

Emperor Norton have some Realaudio versions of three tracks (Seventeen, CrackedLCD and Turn It On) from the forthcoming Ladytron album…

Porn Coconut Co

August 27, 2002

Extract from Once More, With Feeling, in which two twentysomethings from the Erotic Review decide to make the “greatest porn film ever seen…

Harebrained Scheme

August 27, 2002

Still strangely fascinated by the idea of Neurobics. Related: Turns of Phrase – Neurobics.


August 27, 2002

How to keep your immune system sorted.

Rue The Whirl

August 26, 2002

Higuchinsky’s Uzumaki looks like it might be worth watching out for. The Midnight Eye review summarizes: “a particularly loony film…

Robots Will Take Over

August 26, 2002

Cursor Miner has been thoughtful enough to provide a decent selection of mp3s from his recent album, Explosive Piece of Mind.The idea is…

Get Personal

August 10, 2002

The Hustler is available in the UK on DVD on the 19th August.


August 10, 2002

The Times on the commercial hijacking of Prague.“Yet precisely because Prague has such a miraculously preserved centre – a time-capsule…

Charles Booth

August 10, 2002

The survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903).


August 07, 2002

At last! A picture of Mousehole‘s very own fish-headed delicacy, Star Gazy Pie. Also: all you need for a Cornish Feast.

Yo Pumpkin Head

August 07, 2002

The Jazz Messengers (another excellent Cowboy Bebop fansite). Related:, a mirror of the deceased official…


August 07, 2002

From Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer.“Great God! What have I turned into? What right have you people to clutter up my life, steal my time…

Invisibles Pies

August 02, 2002

Dead tree versions of the Zebraface cartoons spotted in the newly Borders-ified ground floor of Foyles just the other day. The copyright…

Victor Mature Lives

August 02, 2002

The Guardian’s Biff cartoons online – finally! You should see the portrait in my attic, lady.


July 11, 2002

One last thing; Whelk (the best of Upsideclown).


July 11, 2002

Busy for a while. In the meantime, a new low in lazy weblogging: all the links I’ve never slept with (or, um, weblogged).Or, “I hoped this…

Battery Powered Joy

July 10, 2002

Big Uncharted Audio update follows. Cursor Miner’s new album Explosive Piece of Mind (Lo Recordings) is in shops now (Independent review…

Take California And Party

July 09, 2002

Matt Groening is curating next year’s U.S. All Tomorrow’s Parties festival (June, UCLA).“Groening, a former rock critic who also pens the…

Everywhere And Allover

July 09, 2002

An explanation and guide of the Peters World Map (or why the standard Mercator projection may be a tad inaccurate, as mentioned in last week…


July 09, 2002

Taoism or Daoism?“The difference in spelling and pronunciation exists because “Taoism”/”Daoism” are formed from a Chinese word which can be…

Big Red Robot

July 03, 2002

While we’re on the subject of 70’s kiddie sci-fi, it should be noted that a full episode of the anime-style puppet show Star Fleet (aka X…

Spectacular Effect

July 02, 2002

Battle of the Planets released (again – this time by Universal Playback) on DVD and VHS. Despite rumours, “there are no Gatchaman or G-Force…

Believe In Your Stealth

July 02, 2002

Pitchfork on How to Survive Without Audiogalaxy.

Breaking Rocks

July 02, 2002

Plaid DJ mixes available for download, including the unreleased Futura Connect (Mouse on Mars, Autechre, Pierre Bastien, Squarepusher), the…

Game Theory

July 02, 2002

“Ludology is a new discipline that studies games in general and computer games in particular. Here you will get news, opinions, upcoming…

Dead Flag Blues

July 02, 2002

iCandy reviews Six Feet Under at Screenburn. Related: official Six Feet Under website.

Hats Off

July 01, 2002

The Zebra Face cartoons, from Invisible Spies.“Armed with only the face of a Zebra, and a diabetic mouth organ wielding side-kick, Zebra…


July 01, 2002

Spotted random art cows around London? CowParade has the answers.

Walking On Commerciality

June 28, 2002

Coasteering on the Pembrokeshire coast sounds like it might be fun.

Angry Dolphin

June 28, 2002

Warp/Creative Review animation microsite.

Sharp Shooting on Saturn

June 27, 2002

Black Dog’s seminal 1993 album, Temple of Transparent Balls, gets a welcome re-release on 1 July. Parallel, the compilation featuring odd…

This Should be Played

June 27, 2002

Nobody mentioned that High Jinks had a website. Handy for t-shirts.

Demons Never Need To Read

June 26, 2002

Faith Erin Hicks’ comic, Demonology 101.

Slice Of Cheese

June 26, 2002

WaiWai is “a section of the Mainichi Daily News that brings articles from Japan’s weekly tabloids to foreign readers”. Cheeky, punning…

Sitting Up Straight

June 26, 2002

The Times on John Lanchester’s new novel, Fragrant Harbour.“Lanchester, 40, is something of a master ventriloquist. In his first book, The…

Pray For The Girls

June 26, 2002

The (excellent) PowerPuff Girls Portrait Studio.


June 25, 2002

Random Word Generator. Favourites so far include wagenegle, framelechable, scrudicturns, bylarlous, lubbses, sistral, bitwences, tection…


June 25, 2002

Gottfried Benn’s Morgue & Other Verse (1912-13), available in PDF and iSilo formats from Supervert.

Kind Of Disco Sound

June 24, 2002

The new Ladytron album, Light and Magic, is currently set for a US release on September 17th. No word on the UK release date yet.

Dirty Trip

June 24, 2002

UK Rail Journey Planner for Palm and PC (i.e. timetables and suchlike). Not free, alas.

Middle Of Nowhere

June 24, 2002

Keele University’s h2g2 entry.“The last thing for which Keele is famous is its unofficial wood parties. About twice a year, word will be…

Things To Do

June 15, 2002

Go to Sonomu Presents… Lo And Behold! on Friday 21st June, featuring Cursor Miner, Andy Drumboy (Stereolab), They Came From The Stars (I Saw…

Gamers in Exile

June 15, 2002 are looking for game-literate people to appear as contestants on their new television gaming quiz show.

Cut Faster

June 15, 2002

Coldcut have updated the website for their excellent Solid Steel radio show. It now includes all the playlists since 1998 and archives of…

Lost + Found

June 14, 2002

The Japanese Speaking Machine.


June 14, 2002

Rephlex’s lektrogirl are holding dj workshops “for people who have never touched decks in their lives before and want to know how to make…


June 14, 2002 on Henry Miller’s Opus Pistorum.“In an affidavit filed with the U.S. Embassy in Paris, (Milton) Lubovski stated that, in 1957, he…

More Hot Lovage

June 13, 2002

Terrible chat-up lines, dating dos and don’ts and hints & tips from Nathanial Merriweather’s Lovage, a Prince Paul/Automator project.

Machine Room Jam

June 13, 2002

Fabulous Sound Machines at the Croydon Clocktower.“A collection of sound and colour pieces that become intriguing new instruments that…

The Midi Database

June 12, 2002

More MIDI files than you could ever need (or want).

Ravished By The Sheer Implausibility Of That Last Statement

June 12, 2002

A Few Notes on the Culture by Iain M Banks. Related: Culture Ship Names and Culture Inspired Ship Names.

A Number of Names

June 12, 2002

Marcia’s crazy tunes for crazy webloggers.

Holiday Retort

June 12, 2002

Back. Highlights: Tate St Ives (including the altogether more impressive Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and David Shrigley…

The Holiday Girl

May 31, 2002

Anglepoised, More Beer and Uncharted Audio are off to the delightful village of Mousehole in Cornwall, to escape from celebrate the Jubilee…

Be Clowns

May 31, 2002

Odd, bootleg-style MP3s from Leila.Space Invaders Need a Resolution (Bootleg) (5.95 MB)Shimmy, Shimmy, Shimmy, Rock My World (4.4MB)One In A…


May 30, 2002

The history of Pocky (that’s Pocky, not pocky).“If this was the West, Pocky would have government health warnings on the boxes and Glico…

A Soft Quietude

May 30, 2002

Wired on the Lowercase sound.“Created largely by scientists, techies and experimental musicians, lowercase recordings are frequently based…

Small Circular Motion

May 30, 2002

Currently listening to a couple of albums from John Zorn’s Tzadik label; Memories Are My Only Witness by Yuka Honda (of Cibo Matto fame) and…

Pictures In An Exhibition

May 30, 2002

Excellent collection of old album covers.

Ho Fun

May 30, 2002

The Independent on noodles.“Just like surviving a Japanese pub crawl, eating noodles is a specialised skill. I had to be shown how to eat…

Blistered Ego

May 30, 2002

Headlessness interview on Chuck D’s SlamJamz venture.

Going Somewhere Solo?

May 28, 2002

The National Post on the problems with the Star Wars prequels. In short: where’s the Han Solo types?“Part of the magic of the first Star…

Beating Patiently

May 27, 2002

The Rat King, where “young rats close to one another in the nest sometimes get their tails entangled and become a living Gordian knot…

Weight Of My Words

May 27, 2002

Urban Dictionary, a slang dictionary with a cheeky appropriation of the design.

Folly Bridge

May 27, 2002

Glossary of Oxford terms.Spoonerism: The accidental or deliberate transposition of the initial letters etc. of two or more words in a phrase…

The Apologist

May 26, 2002

Post questions for Mil Millington’s live online talk this Friday (May 31 at 2pm). Related: Mil’s archived columns in the Guardian.

Scratch Yer Head

May 26, 2002

Currently making extensive use of the Itchy London guide (brief, critical reviews of bars, pubs, restaurants and attractions in London…

Faakin jingall jangall

May 26, 2002

Chatham Girls (Last All Summer Long?)English: “Sit quietly and eat or Santa will not come”.Chathamese: “Oi, Daphine-Celiste, sidaan an eet…

American Scream

May 26, 2002

The Bill Hicks Story. Related: Bill Hicks MP3s.

New Skin

May 25, 2002

Skin Deep tattoo exhibition, free at the National Maritime Museum (until 30 September 2002).

Bigger Wheels

May 25, 2002

MoonPies in infinitely better than Wagon Wheels non-shocker. Related: Manufactured Chocolate and Marshmallow Biscuits of the World; The…

Gone 11

May 25, 2002

Late bar info via SMS. May prevent further ill-considered Tatty Bogle outings.


May 25, 2002

Review of Sukiyaki, a Japanese restaurant in St Albans.“There was a time – perhaps there still is – when a bride’s way with pickles defined…

Geek Joke

May 24, 2002

Stolen from the inestimable Mr Beach.“There are only 10 types of people in this world:those who understand binary, and those who don’t.”


May 23, 2002

Some quick Uncharted Audio updates. The sonomu launch party (featuring Cursor Miner, Rothko, Junkboy, Simon Fisher Turner and more) takes…

Key Words

May 16, 2002

…and Tricky Phrases for Emergency Medical Personnel.“SBLEO — (pronounced S-B-Leo) Suicide By Law Enforcement Officer.TTR — Tattoo-to-Tooth…

Spins Them Webs

May 14, 2002

The Times on the science of Spider-Man (requires registration).“Close analysis of the remarkable gifts given to Peter Parker by the bite of…

Turntable TV

May 13, 2002

Commercial Breaks and Beats, a well-organised UK television advert music database.

Red Shadow

May 13, 2002

Hiroyuki Nakano’s “comic spin on the classic samurai tale” is showing between Sat 18 May – Thu 23 May at the ICA. Related: Red Shadow IMDb…

Surf’s Up

May 13, 2002

Fanboy MP3 reconstruction of the unreleased Beach Boys album, SMiLE.

Hand In Your Head

May 13, 2002

Fresh looks and an excellent new exhibit – ‘The Art of Ken Meyer Jr‘ – over at headlessness.

Prince Shops at Bardwells

May 06, 2002

Guardian journalist goes looking for UK underground music. Finds it. The end.“My tour begins in Sheffield. In the past, the south Yorkshire…

Amphibious Nostrils

May 05, 2002

Excerpt from The Salmon of Doubt, the late Douglas Adams’ third and incomplete Dirk Gently novel. Also features about 50 short Adams pieces…

Break My Body

May 04, 2002

Le Parkour – extreme roof-jumping urban sport, as featured in the current BBC 1 short, ‘Rush Hour’.

Mice Eat Cheese

May 04, 2002

Large collection of Modest Mouse bootleg MP3s.

Camel Bobsled

May 04, 2002

Scratch, a documentary from Palm Pictures, is a “feature length film about the hip-hop DJ and today’s turntablist movement”. Currently set…


May 02, 2002

Which Powerpuff Girls Character Are You?

Moog Cook Book

May 02, 2002

The Cook Book CD: Libro de Cocina y Musica.“An indie-pop Japan-o-phile compilation of songs accompanied by vegetarian recipes contributed by…


May 01, 2002

Nautilus are holding a Break-Fux-A-Thon Competition, to be judged by Venetian Snares, Jay from Coredump and Schmee from Planet Mu.“Make the…


May 01, 2002

Exceptionally tiny, customizable radio-controlled cars now available in the UK from Bit Char-G.“Introducing the world’s Playstation 2 Memory…


May 01, 2002

Excerpt from Helen Cooper’s A Chaucerian Year.“Odd things happen to the hormones in May; and although people did not know about hormones…

Build High

April 30, 2002

The Pixies’ original demo (The Purple Tape) will be released under the title “Pixies” by spinART records on July 9th.“The songs on this Cd…

Regular Return

April 29, 2002

The Bristol Art Library is the smallest public lending library in the world, is “housed in a wooden cabinet the size of a small suitcase…

Earth People

April 28, 2002

The Keo satellite launches at the end of 2003, carrying messages from everyone who has the urge to submit. It’s scheduled for return 50,00…

Time Zone

April 28, 2002

The Guardian’s Charlie Porter on obsession-inducing 24.“Most of us never expected to get caught up in a series that covers essentially the…

Go Go Mobile

April 26, 2002

The Guardian reports on new music recognition technology.“I dial a number on an ordinary mobile phone. There is a pause of 10 to 15 seconds…

Jazz Feathers

April 25, 2002

Jay Rubin’s Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words looks worthwhile (if far from definitive or overly insightful).Related: critical Guardian…


April 25, 2002

“Happily attached small anime girl seeks internet weirdo“. Apparently. Apply within.

Mutant Ibex

April 25, 2002

Time to dig out Chris Morris’ excellent Pixies spoof Motherbanger (MP3, 1,139Kb).“My mother did something to meWhen I was 23She spilt a cup…

Break out the Mead

April 25, 2002

After 72 years, the Dictionary of Middle English is finally finished.“Now, for the first time, what was being spoken in the streets and…

Standing By

April 23, 2002

Create lego-style figures, like this rather poor rendition of Porkins, the aptly-named (and ill-fated) X-Wing pilot from Star Wars. If only…


April 23, 2002

An excerpt from Nicholson Baker’s latest non-fiction work, Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper. Related: Nicholson Baker Fan…

No Nathaniel, No

April 23, 2002

The complete lyrics from Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – the ultimate in-car entertainment for children of the late…

Joining Tiny Dots

April 23, 2002

Pondering the original source of the phrase “and besides, the wench is dead” after noticing it in the author’s notes for Walter Tevis’ The…

Angels Versus Aliens

April 21, 2002

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Perfect Collection released on DVD in the US.“Anno’s watershed series was not the first anime series to combine…

Visions of Sugar Pastry

April 21, 2002

3 Beads of Sweat are set to re-release ye olde Mountain Goats compilations on CD: Bitter Melon Farm, Ghana and Protein Source of the Future…

For Force

April 21, 2002

New Fridge song – Surface Noise And Electric Piano (MP3, 6,251Kb). Related: Eph reissued (with Kinoshita Terasaka, Of EP and remixes).

Extreme Ironing

April 21, 2002

“combining the dangers of ‘adrenaline’ sports with the satisfaction of pressed linen“.

Bring On The Clones

April 21, 2002 appear to be crawling anglepoised with their sinister-sounding SlySearch. Cue paranoia.


April 21, 2002

Two gory Battle Royale t-shirt designs from airside.

Working As A Cocktail In A Waitress Bar

April 19, 2002

Whammstein – a covers band, concentrating on the very best in shouty grinding industrial and 80’s covers. Related: drinking whilst on…

Plug Me In

April 18, 2002

Stuck for something to do this Thursday evening? Of course not. After all, you’re the busy, thrusting, socially well-endowed type! However…


April 18, 2002

ATP have confirmed that Autechre will curate next year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK (as mentioned last month).No line-up announced yet…

Get Your Snack On

April 17, 2002

Jim O’Rourke, Kim Gordon, Amon Tobin, Jeff Mills, Si Begg, Evolution Control Committee, Cornelius (and many, many more) feature in various…

Dining Out

April 17, 2002

High impact Visa Asia commercial (WMV, 1,850k) featuring Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Zhang Ziyi. Also: short “making of…” movies and…


April 17, 2002

Roman Dirge – a Tim Burton-esque animator (to do him a disservice). Related: Invader ZIM DivX.(Not strictly) related: Tim Burton’s Stainboy…

Rota Link

April 17, 2002

The covers project (“building a database of cover songs… with the intention of creating cover ‘chains’”).

I’m The Operator

April 16, 2002

Retrobeep – the obsolete and vintage computer museum at Bletchley Park.

Words Of Advice

April 16, 2002

Feeding off the naked lunch – Irvine Welsh on Burroughs, Trocchi, the “relationship between drugs and the artistic muse” and new play…

Root Down

April 14, 2002

The weblogging world is abuzz with speculation – what is BlogRoots? Oh silly, isn’t it obvious? It’s hair dye – for webloggers!

By The Stumps

April 14, 2002

The origin of London’s place names (numerous but scanty details) and London Place names (fewer names with more detail). Books: A Dictionary…

Black Books

April 13, 2002

Confessions of a slush pile reader:“I wish I could say that serving as a conduit between the publishing elite and the uncorrupted masses…

Hubert Selby Jr

April 13, 2002

Reading from his latest novel Waiting Period (excerpt) at the SBC on Thursday 23 May.

Superfast Service

April 13, 2002

The Fast Food Nation section on Penguin’s UK site (including interview with Eric Schlosser, extract and charming e-cards). Related: Fast…

Googling Free

April 13, 2002

Google announces Web APIs (will hopefully lead to people making good use of the things that they find). Related: slightly obsessive (in a…

Ricket To Tide

April 08, 2002

Anglepoised presents LJ Kruzer’s Since I Took A Taxi (MP3, 5,828k) – a stunning reworking of Bob James’ Angela (Theme from “Taxi”). Praise…


April 08, 2002

The Complete Tapehead Columns.

Not That It Matters

April 08, 2002

Robyn reviews the final episode of the current Black Books series on Screenburn.

So You Wanna

April 08, 2002

Fake being an indie rock expert?“It isn’t successful, it isn’t glamorous, it isn’t sexy, it isn’t insipid, and it isn’t likely to get you…

They’re Animals

April 08, 2002

Like cows, or something! The official HR Giger website.

From the no-excuses dept.

April 08, 2002

Strunk’s The Elements of Style available online at the excellent Other useful texts: Emily Post’s Etiquette in Society, in…

Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi

April 08, 2002

London Air Quality Network’s live air pollution levels.

A Life in the Day

April 08, 2002

Bill Birdwood, Dartmoor prison’s chaplain.


April 03, 2002

Addictive TV’s ITV1 music series of audio-visual DJ / VJ mixes repeated Friday nights from April 19th at 2.45am, featuring exclusive mixes…


April 03, 2002

Premium collectible Urban-style action figures for sale (from those nice people at Minidisco).“The figures we’ve got are designed by an…

Blip Blip Tennis

April 03, 2002

Hefty collection of game mp3s, including Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2, Jet Set Radio Future, Parasite Eve Remixes, Tekken 3 Arcade OST and…

Pale And Ingratiating

April 03, 2002

The I Dig Scrawny Pale Guys webring. Thankfully no “I Am A Scrawny Pale Guy” companion webring.

Skate Glug

April 03, 2002

The UK’s first all-girl skateboarding event, April 5th at Sheffield’s The House skatepark.

Now get your ass to Mars

March 28, 2002

Or rather, your name. Can’t help but think of Wowbagger and interstellar spam.

Turntable Hell

March 28, 2002

UK-wide Extreme turntablist tour featuring Otomo Yoshihide, Marina Rosenfeld, Janek Schaefer, Lepke B and more.

My Fond Ambition

March 26, 2002

Lyrics from Sushi K’s rap.I’m Sushi K and I’m here to say I like to rap in a different wayLook out Number One in every city Sushi K rap has…

Just Pool

March 26, 2002

The Hustler, available on DVD from June.“You’ve the best excuse in the world for losing; no trouble losing when you got a good excuse…

On my bus

March 26, 2002

The Warp Magic Bus Tour travels through Europe during May and June. Artists going on a summer holiday include Plaid, Prefuse 73, Ovuca, Luke…

The Real Thing

March 26, 2002

Foil-wrapped Coca-Cola fortune cookies spotted a couple of weeks ago at Ed’s Easy Diner, Brent Cross. Unnerving.Still trampling on the pearl…

Judge Love (no relation)

March 25, 2002

Electronic tagging of offenders inspired by Spiderman cartoon strip.“Jack Love was a newly appointed district judge in Albuquerque, New…

Leo Vroman

March 25, 2002

“Holland’s most famous living artist-poet-scientist“. Related: Irrelativity (illustrations by Leo Vroman), Bi(bli)ografie (in Dutch).


March 22, 2002

Artificial Neohuman Generated for Logical Exploration/Positronic Organism Intended for Sabotage and Efficient Destruction.

Bad sex and bad TV

March 22, 2002

The Breeders are back with two(!) new singles (Off You – limited, 10″ vinyl, mirror board sleeve – and Huffer) and a new album, Title TK…

Songs for children

March 22, 2002

The new Belle and Sebastian album, Storytelling, is set for a June 3rd release.“The album is compiled of songs that were written throughout…

Sound Noise Music

March 22, 2002

sonomu – a new project from the state51 conspiracy – “will become a unique personalised place for new music discovery and discussion…

Here’s your shirt

March 22, 2002

Slightly obsessive (but attractive nonetheless) Magnum P.I. fansite, featuring a cut-out-and-fold-and-ticky-tape-and-keep paper model kit of…

An ignorant race

March 22, 2002

Japan’s psychedelic earth worshippers Acid Mothers Temple perform a live score to the cult Japanese Manga classic “Urotsukidoji” – Legend Of…


March 21, 2002

“A new TV review site for people who have had enough“, from the veritable Bobzilla.

Filthy electro-rap

March 19, 2002

Download Gold Chains’ new I Come From San Francisco video. I want that deck. Gold Chains, DMX Crew, Uncharted Audio’s honcho extraordinaire…


March 18, 2002

The official Dick Bruna site featuring screensavers, colouring pictures, games and the Dick Bruna Song. Related: Miffy versus Hello Kitty.

Manga @ Magma

March 17, 2002

Za Manga! “A close look at the fantastic history & the eccentric world of the Manga phenomena in Japan.” (11 March – 12 April at Magma…


March 17, 2002

An Illustrated History.“Discover the fascinating history of computers, interfaces, and computer design in this illustrated guide that…

Music is math

March 17, 2002

CNN article on music hardware vs. music software and related Slashdot discussion (ye olde “real” instruments vs. electronic instruments…

Still more fighting

March 17, 2002

History of the Final Fantasy series.

Count the bubbles in your hand

March 14, 2002

The Invisible Web Directory, for when Google just ain’t enough.

It has an international appeal

March 14, 2002

The Lovebytes 2002 festival of digital art takes place this weekend in Sheffield, featuring Dave Green (of NTK fame), Apple Creative…


March 14, 2002

AV Deck “features pre-release and live independent music presented by DJ’s and artists from the Beggars Group of labels” (i.e. 4AD, Too Pure…

Embrace and extend

March 14, 2002

iPod Hacks. Now all I need is an iPod. And a Mac.

The Shield

March 14, 2002

“Look closely — well, you don’t even have to look that closely — and you’ll swear you’re watching an updated version of Homicide: Life on…

Sister magpie

March 14, 2002

Jess is back with a new design and the beginnings of an anime sketchpad. It’s a full-on Love family weblogging offensive. Next week on the…

As olde stories tellen us

March 14, 2002

Wonderland Society’s Canterbury Tales. I’m looking forward to the inevitable “Which Pilgrim Are You?” online personality test.


March 14, 2002

A romance of many dimensions.

The Centurions

March 14, 2002

Power Xtreme! File under “dimly-remembered childrens cartoon that seemed wonderful at the time (perhaps brain only half-grown?)”.

Ellie Harrison

March 14, 2002

Eat 22 and Kinetic Cake Vs Kinetic Carrot.

All Hail West Texas

March 12, 2002

Companion site for the recent album by the Mountain Goats.

Powerpuff Girls Movie

March 09, 2002

Why didn’t anyone tell me about this before? Due for release on the 3rd July 2002 in the US and 18th October in the UK. More details…

Cheap as Fopp

March 09, 2002

Reduced prices on City Slang, Warp, Chemikal Undergound and Ninja Tune albums from Fopp shops.

Lo and Behold

March 09, 2002

Lo Recordings get their act together with their new site, with information on Rothko, They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them), Barry 7, Luke…

The devil is in the details

March 09, 2002

A list of references and oddities from the recent Boards of Canada album, Geogaddi.

From the Portishead mailing list

March 09, 2002

On the 29th April 2002 we are releasing Portishead’s acclaimed PNYC live show remastered on DVD “PNYC“. Including the full length…

Pop-art windows

March 09, 2002

Amusing client quotes. Salvaged from a thread.

Gateway to the Future

March 09, 2002

The Science Museum’s Japanese exhibit finishes next weekend. It also marks the end of the year-long Japan 2001 festival.

Ho ho ho

March 09, 2002

It’s not Christmas (or the anniversary of last year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties), but I can never find the lyrics to Atmosphere’s “If I was…

Classic Shooting Stars

March 09, 2002

Vic and Bob perform a cover of the Dr Who theme tune (requires RealPlayer). My memory may be playing tricks; I’m sure the broadcast sketch…

Celebrity Chef antics

March 09, 2002

Anthony Bourdain eats the beating heart of a freshly killed cobra (MPEG, 1472k).

Keep it simple

March 09, 2002

Another weblog. Just what the world needs.