Speakers Push Air

It Isn’t Far…
March 31, 2011, 12:24 pm
Filed under: Videos

This is about the loveliest thing ever –

And while we’re at it

True Dat
March 28, 2011, 4:29 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous

Spring Style Staggering
March 27, 2011, 12:38 pm
Filed under: Stagger Casts

it’s been a while but there’s a new Stagger Cast online for you. Get it here – if you want to download it, there’s a link right at the bottom of the page

Brand New – You’re Retro
March 18, 2011, 8:09 am
Filed under: Uncategorized


It’s bothered me for a while now that our future, especially in late capitalist Western society and especially in terms of technology, fashion and the like, will be contaminated by kitsch, knowing winks to nostalgic visions of the future contained in bad sci-fi and old episodes of Tomorrow’s World.

It’s slightly nauseating to think that not only is our future therefore inherently retro, it’s also ironic.

I don’t know where I’m going with this, and it’s hardly some Zizek-ian insight, but this is the shit that bothers me as I lie hungover and tired on a friend’s sofabed listening to 2 young kids playing outside the door. Will these be the kids that wear jumpsuits? And will those jumpsuits be sarcastic?

Here’s a picture of Sylvia Sims to make it all go away.

The Sad, Strange Death Of Smiley Culture
March 15, 2011, 11:53 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous


Not much I can add to the outpouring of sadness, confusion and affection much in evidence tonight. As ever, John Eden has it covered here – http://www.uncarved.org/blog/2011/03/david-emmanuel-aka-smiley-culture-1963-2011/

R.I.P. Mr Cockney Translator

Wandrin’ Slowly
March 6, 2011, 2:23 am
Filed under: MP3

Justin Bieber slowed down x800 is old news, muchachos. I give you the glacially lovely slowed down x8 version of Lee Marvin’s Wandrin’ Star. 30 minutes of slowly mutating gorgeousness

Lee Marvin – Wandrin’ Slowly (slowed x8)

Mealy Mouthed Fucks
March 3, 2011, 11:40 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous

Spotify are hosting a Skrewdriver album – tracks include When The Boat Comes In (Nigger Nigger) and White Power. I complained, politely, to their support team (as did a lot of others). Got this lame reply:


Our catalogue is drawn from music provided by tens-of-thousands of record labels and aggregators from all over the world and these rightsholders are responsible for the music they deliver to Spotify. As a music platform, our job is to provide our users with the choice of as much of the world’s legally available music as possible and not to judge what people should and shouldn’t listen to. We have over 10 million tracks, adding about 10,000 tracks per day, and as such there may be some material that people will find offensive.

As ever, Spotify users have the freedom to choose exactly what music they listen to. However, as a result of this issue, we are building a new system that will also allow users to filter out explicit material or tracks that could be deemed offensive. Advertisers on Spotify will continue to be able to filter out explicit content when running campaigns.

We want to underline that whilst we believe in freedom of expression and do not censor material that has been legally licensed to us, Spotify absolutely does not support any content that incites hatred of any kind, be that race, religion, sexuality or otherwise.

If we are informed that some music is illegal, then we will take appropriate action. However, we feel that it is not our place to actively censor or remove music that isn’t illegal and leave it to individual users to choose not to listen to music that may cause offence.

Kind Regards
Spotify Support team

This won’t be the end of it, that’s for sure

Girly Horror Type Music
March 1, 2011, 9:12 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous


My better half is training to be an English teacher. Pretty tough going at times.

Anyway, as a kind of creative stimulus exercise, she took in the Main Theme from Goblin’s soundtrack to Suspiria and asked a class of Year Eights what it brought to mind. She got some decent responses, a lot of “spooky”s and “creepy”s. And she also got the contribution above, from a girl who has definitely never seen, or even heard of, Suspiria.

On the left-hand side, that stick drawing of a girl? That’s a ballerina. We know that because the girl asked Miss how to draw one.

Don’t know about you, but that’s pretty impressive: she’s a perceptive kid and Goblin did their job well.