Jun 27, 2010

Knot Unties

Maurizio Bongiovanni from "Bird Rib" (2010)

Nic and I are having a conversation without talking. It happens when your neurons look like the same rorschach. His might resemble a saxophone a little more than mine. I have a very low tolerance for woodwind and brass.

David Karsten Daniels - The Knot Unties (mp3)

Jun 19, 2010

In Search of Magic Power

Aske - Indigo (2010)

I'm kinda glad we haven't gotten over painting our faces neon yet. There is much more to learn about ourselves in synthesizers and bonfires on the beach. Madness is the only thing that can convince our brains we're better than they think.

CocoRosie - Lemonade (mp3)

Jun 18, 2010

Watch Here Live: Nicole Gruter's Sale-a-thon Performance Art

I love public access TV.

My favorite program of all time is Cooking with Bob, which displays a 1hr continuous shot of a Weber grill. Every week, a different object is placed on the grill and left to burn.

Genius performance artist Nicole Gruter (who is moving from Madison to New Orleans) is holding a public access style two-day telethon this weekend to benefit...herself! Watch the live stream below - featuring guest appearances from local celebrities, musicians, artists, and other good-looking people. Bids for items will be taken by phone, email, or in person.

June 18th, 2-10pm, Stage show at 8pm
June 19th, 12-5pm

Project Lodge
817 E Johnson St., Madison, WI

Help support Nicole and her performance art by watching and bidding!

Jun 16, 2010

Top Kill

In case you sorely missed the Inlets in April, or DM Stith last October...

PRESENT an evening of indie worship

on Wednesday, June 23rd
at 6:30pm

DM Stith (listen)
The Inlets
Silje Nes (listen)
Austin Hays (listen)

at the pristine
Gates of Heaven Synagogue

RSVP here for limited
all-ages seating

The Inlets - Junk [Paul McCartney cover] (mp3)

Jun 2, 2010

Sleeping Is Surrender


If I go to sleep, the next thing I'll see is tomorrow morning. It can come - I have come to understand that this is inevitable - but don't think I'm going to help it. Let sleep seek me out, wrestle me to the ground, and beat me into the black.

Memoryhouse - Sleep Patterns (mp3)

Jun 1, 2010


Marina Abramovic & Ulay Laysiepen - Rest Energy (1980)

You & Yourn - Double Knots (mp3): You make it OK to leave the house, I imagine. You are the danger of the streets with the pretty puddles too. Don't shoot me down. If any of this is true at all, don't shoot me down. There isn't enough lumber left for me to build a safer city. Let's skip the movies and move in together.