Post Barbie Mall Mash

June 29, 2008

At the town transfer station, where residents bring their garbage and treasures for others, these offerings really stood out. Pinkletink_03 snapped this, I particularly appreciate the bracelet worn by the starlet.

That piano back had an amazing array of metal and string on the other side; I regret not picking up and out the doll and the piano’s guts. Can’t you hear their glorious ragtime bump?


Radiohead’s Nude: The Let’s Get Physical Mashup by J. Houston

June 17, 2008

Very interesting project related to the Radiohead Nude remix thing that I partook in a while back. James Houston missed the deadlines for said “contest” but decided to though some stuff together….Very nice. Like he says:

“Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there. It doesn’t sound great, as it’s not supposed to.”

I actually built one of the Sinclair computers that he uses in this project back in the summer of ’81,a trip to see it used here. He certainly made better use of it than me. Check it and give it some time, it really does not kick in until about :45 sec, it is worth the wait:

Big Ideas (don’t get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.

Organ is a Building

May 31, 2008

Hey, now this is what I am talking about. Nice idea and execution, or so it seems. Check the NYTimes article about David Byrne’s installation involving an organ retrofitted to a large old Gotham building.

The Age of Noise and Drones of Harmony

May 9, 2008

Hey check this out. Great presence and SOUND-SUSPENSE. Really nice quality stream-drone and interesting visual accompaniment. Wow, this is in the Boston MA area. I will have to explore more but check this in the mean. I observed for many minutes: I was just certain a fabulous accident was imminent !