Sunday, March 26, 2006

Cover me

It seems to be a good time for brave cover versions at the moment, with these two being my pick of the crop...

Tunng do their folky bleepy sampling thing to a version of Bloc Party's Pioneers [listen], on their new "The Pioneers EP."[buy]

Also available from, by far the best legal download site for indie labels, is this cover of a Kylie classic [listen], given the acoustic treatment on Jose Gonzalez's "Stay in the shade EP" [buy]

Both cover versions sound like something that would fit perfectly on Gravenhurst's excellent recent album "Fires In Distant Buildings."

Friday, March 24, 2006


Originally uploaded by Cyclenaut.
Chris did this using the lights of on-coming cars whilst she was driving. Mercans know no fear on the roads, I'm sure many of them have regular naps at the wheel whilst trusting in cruise control, but I digress. Check out Niall's experiments for something else along this line.

Sunday, March 19, 2006


Originally uploaded by dunkr.
The things that hold DVDs and CDs in digipacs and the like. I really hope Duncan can turn this into a music video someday, it's an idea born of simple genius.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Chewing gum art

Chewing gum art - Dscn3820
Originally uploaded by rahid1.
Cheers for sending me this Niall. For those of us who often trudge around with our heads down it's a life affirming joy to know that someone is doing this; turning the waste of mankind into art. That someone would bother to do this renews your faith in people.