Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

June Chikuma

80s Japanese electronics. Uh WOW. Check out her Divertimento EP on Soundcloud page and below...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bringing It All Back Home

Something I'm watching for work, a 1987 film on the Docklands and labor migrations by Chrissie Stansfield of the all woman production company, the Sheffield Film Co-op. Also watching this, about the Grunwick film processing strike in late 70s (peep the weird electronic soundtrack...)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jam Money

This is Blowing Stones, the new record by Jam Money. What a lovely record! Whenever I put it on either myself or my wife says out loud how good it is. Jam Money is Mat Fowler and Kevin Cormack with paintings by Aimée Henderson. I love the paintings on the sleeve. The songs are paintings too, little color studies of the everyday and its mysteries. I love how there's no citational baggage here, or none recognizable to me. Just people in the kitchen and living room and studio making sense of things by making art together. Brilliant, especially on vinyl so that you can hold Aimée's paintings in your hands. More info.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Marguerite Apprill-Fehlmann

Screen grabs, Google image search for 'marguerite apprill-fehlmann'. I love these -- reminds me of Hannah Höch's scrapbook... great website here


Sun Ra / Media Dreams

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hide and Seek Fog

by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin

Monday, November 10, 2014

Films of Anne Rees-Mogg

A few stills from the films of Anne Rees-Mogg, director of the London Film-maker's Co-operative for a time. These are just magic. A kindred spirit of Brucey Lacey and the Laura Mulvey of Riddles of the Sphinx..."Every room of Anne's house was like a living Joseph Cornell box" -- Anna Thew. Here is a clip from her 1977 film "Sentimental Journey." That is Anne doing the cartwheel halfway through. More here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bookmarking still lifes by Elizabeth Blackadder. Cool objets, rainbow patterns, kilims, baskets, cats.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

a mini-mix. i just noticed that all songs are from 1981 and after!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Pari Zanganeh

From this great, great blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


From the catalog of the big Lygia Clark show at MOMA this summer. So good!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy Birthday!

One year old today. Happy Birthday Sinjin!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Halprin Workshops

This show looks awesome. What a beautiful porch!

"In the late 1960s, American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Halprin organized a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops in San Francisco and along the coast of northern California that brought dancers, architects, environmental designers, artists, and others together in a process designed to facilitate collaboration and group creativity through new approaches to environmental awareness."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hello! and mix

It was a good summer but now it is over. I have missed this place. I made a mix for some friends recently and thought I might share it here. Onward autumn and new things!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

9 months old!!! He's crawling and pulling up on furniture now. And likes music!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

More magic from Enid Marx. The first image is a frontispiece to Marco's Animal Alphabet, made between 1979 and 2000. The little Christmas fairy is a wood engraved chapter heading for A Childhood by Francesca Allinson, published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf in 1937. From Ruth Artmonsky & Brian Webb's fantastic book, Enid Marx Design.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Madeleine Helfer

I found this record out thrifting the other day. Appears to be private press, titled simply "Folk Guitar." It was sleeveless, and I haven't been able to find any information about Madeleine Helfer. I like this record though because her voice sounds a bit like Josephine Foster. Very quiet, melancholy trad standards and a civil war song that is really beautiful.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Life's a Beach

We saw the Martin Parr beach show at the college museum yesterday. Would love to have a huge blow up of the Japanese indoor ocean!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Robin Lehman

Just learned about Robin Lehman, the genius behind a whole catalog of 1970s educational films about winged flight and marine animals among other things. Fans of Jacques Cousteau and Jean Painlevé will like the underwater ones. Amazing spectrum of colors there on the ocean floor. 'Wings and Things' explores the human desire to fly and involves a trance-inducing sequence about the making of a delicate gossamer plane only molecules thick. A few short youtube extracts below.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lawrence Weiner posters


Love these posters. Have been trying to see Weiner's movie Plowman's Lunch but have had no success. Looks very Mike Leigh.