Guttershaman – Toolkits

May 30, 2011

Since I actually used the phrase ‘Way of the Guttershaman’ last time, I should say a bit more about what that entails. The Way of the Guttershaman cannot be taught. But it can be learned. God, that’s really fucking pretentious, isn’t it? What I mean is, the Guttershaman approach is just that – an approach, […]

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Too good not to post… Glass on Unicycles

June 13, 2009

via Bruce Sterling, who so often gets the good stuff, this splendid piece of street theatre/music. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYykpRRuHQM] A segment from the amazing street performance “Glissendo” at a French art festival: “Lightning” by Philip Glass. Concept and technical design by Ulik (the mechanical clown). Unicycles, or Segways (or Daleks) under the robes? Doesn’t matter. This made […]

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No hay banda!

January 24, 2009

Been on a bit of a David Lynch binge the last couple of days – with both Beloveds away, I can induge those pleasures neither appreciates. As ever, that man’s movies get me all kinds of mystical and Mason Lang-y. (More about Mason and his odd tastes in movie criticism later.) So, without further ado, […]

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Guttershaman – The Authentic Shaman

January 20, 2009

‘Of course the Chinese mix everything up – look at what they have to work with! Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoist alchemy and sorcery. We take what we want and leave the rest, just like your salad bar.’ Egg Shen in John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China (Disclaimer: I am, to quote Jim Jarmush’s great […]

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Subjectivity 2 – The Revenge

January 10, 2009

I suspect my last post may have prompted the odd ‘what the fuck is he on about’ moment. As I’ve said before, minds tend to work well when given a metaphor to sift ideas through. I’ve been spending a lot of my down time (well, most of my life really, but it seems to have […]

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Subjectivity

January 7, 2009

I have a friend who is unable to utter the name of the popular beat combo Coldplay without adding the phrase “…who are shit”. Now, I am sure that there are many people in the world whose opinion of Coldplay differs from his. After all, they are a very popular band. There are likely many […]

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The Mutual

August 7, 2008
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Warren Ellis has an occasional podcast series of cool and interesting music from original creators online – he calls it The 4AM. From these I discovered Dorian Wood, a man with a great voice and some very tasty songs. This is the video for his track The Mutual. It’s a very odd video – NSFW […]

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