cruft for the world.

September 27, 2006

Superflat Single #44 / The Drunken Boats

The Drunken Boats: Collect all Four!There is a scene in Disney's Cinderella when she's singing and washing the floors. So happy to be with the little birds and rats. The bubbles float around here and a tiny image of her washing the floor appears within each one. Her reflections are tinted with various pastel hues.

So old...(before my time_) is what it's like being inside of one of those two dimensionally reflective bubbles all distorted and wobbly, except that there is a film crew just behind Cinderella filming a music video for the Boats.

Seriously. Someone rap over this track and send it to us.

Listen to blipsandifs044.mp3 - 2.5 MB

September 24, 2006

Taipei Street Art #6

This squirrel of doom is seen on many walls around my area.....

Taipei Street Art #5

Hi, I'm a cute skull who wears a bow and also smokes mad fatties.....

September 21, 2006

the boats went digging

I dug through the record bins at my local thrift store and came up with some gems.
The first record I picked up was John Phillips SOUSA! I live the cover of this record. It says it’s a dynamic high fidelity full band concert of marches. I have not listened to it yet but I am sure there are going to be some serious sampling from this.

The second record I bought purely for the cover as well. It just blew my mind. It seems like a commercial to sell the big old FX1 organ. Which by the way looks like the future but uses FM synthesis to make all its sounds so it probably sounds pretty crazy and dated.

The third record is pure insanity. Only something you could find at a thrift store in a relatively small town. I think this record may take out my previous favorite of church organ music accompanied by bird calls (with the bird calls being done by world renowned bird caller Henry Stevens.) Anyway... here it is.

I mean Jesus.... canine heart sounds... great great stuff....

September 20, 2006

Taipei Street Art #4

This one's even better. It's from Taipei Cinema Park, across the street from my apartment.

Taipei Street Art #3

I guess this one says "babe." Today I learned the Chinese term for graffiti: "tou yah."

September 17, 2006

Taipei Street Art #2

My net connection still refuses to cooperate but I hope this image uploaded ok. The key part to notice here is the graphic on the right - some graffiti artist around here likes making images on tiles, coloring some and leaving others blank, to create a 'low-bit-rate' gameboylike effect. Awesome.

September 12, 2006

Superflat Single #43 / Tachikoma

It's as true today as it was then - that is to say, 43.6% true. I specifically asked 710W3 to locate and post this single, as it was recorded by me back when I first went to taiwan, but it never made it onto any of my albums from that period, so I've lost the original master.

It's just a poorly but humorously recorded song about the island of Galiano, where computer music was first invented by 710W3 and his team of super-intelligent bears and beavers. They whittled a Commodore64 and a soundcard out of western red cedars, wrote some killer apps on bark, and shortly thereafter, put out the first issue of Computer Music Magazine (under pseudonyms).

Hope you enjoy it.

Listen to blipsandifs043.mp3 - 3.6 MB

September 11, 2006


Attention Terra-dogs:
GHD 2007: 12 Years
This is a 148 day warning of the 12 Annual Groundhogsday Celebration. The event will occur on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2.This is the FIRST TIME in 5 Years we will have the opportunity to celebrate on the actual Groundhog Day. This is a rare and auspicious occasion and I personally would be proud to see our unique community gather for the jubilant 12th annual hullabaloo.
This is a 5 month warning. GHD is Friday February 2. Good luck everyone.
* 12 YEARS * 12 YEARS * 12 YEARS * 12 YEARS * 12 YEARS * 12 YEARS *

Holy shit... 12 years... that is amazing. I for one am really startig to work on my GHD projects starting today. I just thought you all should know, so that I am making my goals public and setting some standard... So Davey expect some phone calls soon.

September 9, 2006

Taipei Street Art #1

Since I'm here in Taipei and I have a better camera, I thought I'd start uploading some of the brilliant visuals I upload through my eyes here. I've already got tons of photos of graffiti and odd advertising, so let the new series, Taipei Street Art, begin!!

(feel free to copy and rework these photos as you see fit!)