Thursday, December 03, 2009

Hairy Beary / Highly Bleary...

I've been working at the editing desk all freaking day. The preliminary travail for two forthcoming Karl Schmidt releases - the TLASILA triple-set of deformations based on the 2007-9 series of mashups, and a new Gaunt Exes album of radio experiments - was wrapped earlier. And now the mixing begins...

I hope to have all the new KSV releases, including the book and the one-year retrospective box, ready in time for New Years, if not sooner. Send more vitamins.

More later, as ever.

TS

AdFreak's Top 30...

From Tim Nudd's year-end list at AdFreak:

"It's the most wonderful time of the year—time to look back at the oddest, creepiest, quirkiest and downright freakiest commercials that we covered on AdFreak this year. We've selected the 30 spots from all over the world that truly left us with that not-peaceful, uneasy feeling. The majority are PSAs—their freaky means apparently justified by humanitarian ends. The list is also heavy on the U.K., another reminder that we can always count on the English (and the Welsh) for a solid dose of depravity. So, here's to the freakiest of 2009, and more of the same in 2010."

I'm not adverse (ahem, etc.) to this sort of time-snuffage, so...

Numero 30:

ADVERTISER White Castle
SPOT
"Exotic Dancer"
AGENCY
Zimmerman, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
COUNTRY
United States



More later,

TS

UbuWeb: Babe's Uvulas Wilt...

Guten Morgen,

Last April at WORM in Rotterdam I ran into Ken Goldsmith, the proprietor of the mighty UbuWeb. He suggested I contribute to the site, a dizzying, rigorous compendium of literature, music, video, and sundry monuments to jagged creativity. I was flattered, of course, but with crazed schedules, constant distraction and intervention, and the usual headless dash through reality, the offer was placed in the nether reaches of memory.

Now, however, it's definite. Be on the lookout for some TS action (assorted aggregates, projects, etc.) at UbuWeb soon...

Sincere kudos to Jeremy Fisher and Kenny G for their interest and support.

Bis Bald,

Tom