Monday, 21 August 2017

Spiritualized at Hamer Hall Melbourne last night

What an amazing gig!
Here's the last two songs of the night (So Long You Pretty Thing & Oh Happy Day) with the Australian Art Orchestra and the Consort of Melbourne vocal ensemble


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Black Cab - Howler Melbourne (18/8/17)


Friday, 18 August 2017



Cos Fuck This

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Maybe Next Time Stick to the Notes

To tackle neo-Nazis, we must treat its ‘thinkers’ like thugs

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling

This Is the Real Donald Trump


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Some Thoughts on Public Memory


Just so you know where I stand

I took this photo where I live in Melbourne about ten years ago and it has been at the bottom of my blog since day one

Fucking Fascists

Sunday, 13 August 2017


Pig (1998)
Director: Nico B
Co-director & starring: Rozz Williams

Ron Athey: Body Art (South Bank Show 1998)

Modern Art Blitz (2016)

Interviewed by Russell MacEwan (Glasgow 2002)
Part 1

Part 2

Brunel Research Seminar: London (January 25 2012)
Performing Live Sex in a Post-AIDS Body: Self Obliterations 1/2/& 3

Ian Curtis by Russell MacEwan

Russell MacEwan:

I, for one, welcome my new machine overlord (The art of Russell MacEwan)

Black Sun: Art of Russell MacEwan

If Russell still has any copies of this book left I highly recommend you get one. Beautiful work

Joseph Beuys: A Portrait

Black Sun Drum Korps - 'Invokation: MacBeth' (Live Glasgow Arches 2012)

Black Sun Drum Korps - Blood Pact: Lady MacBeth (Edinburgh 2013)

Hundred Year Old Man (ft Russell MacEwan) - Black Fire

Friday, 11 August 2017

Ian Curtis's Notebook

True Faith

Laverne Cox Will Show You the Long, Intense Fight for Transgender Rights. Illustrated by Molly Crabapple


Illustration by Russell MacEwan

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Black Cab - Akira (Albumstream)


Peter Shapiro (ed.): Modulations: A History of Electronic Music: Throbbing Words on Sound (2000)

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Jake Davis: How We Hack The Planet

In Search of Barney Bubbles (BBC)

The Genius of Graphic Designer Barney Bubbles

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Bob Dylan - Brownsville Girl

Sam Shepard Helped Bob Dylan Write One of His Best Songs

How The Trump Administration Broke The State Department

Jeremy Thackray's PHD Thesis

The slow death of Everett True: A metacriticism

Maddy Prior and Dylan Carson - Psalm for a Revival

Jeanne Moreau R.I.P.

Sam Shepard & Patti Smith: Chelsea Hotel (May 7, 1971)

Cowboy Mouth

Sam Shepard and Patti Smith (1971)


Then & now

Postscript: Sam Shepard, Who Brought Rage and Rebellion Onstage

Monday, 31 July 2017

ZÖJ - Live Wesley Anne Northcote Melbourne (30/7/17)

Brian O'Dwyer: Drums
Gelareh Pour: Kamancheh & vocals

Recorded on Tascam DR40

Black Cab - Night Flight (From forthcoming album 'Akira')

There Is A Third Thing

Cahier du Refuge: Le Colloque à Tanger (April 20013)


David Asher: On-U Sound Sunday Roast (July 2017)

Swirl - Doug Wimbish
Kajra Mohabbat Walla Dub - Coldcut x On U Sound
Know Yourself - Creation Rebel
All Day Long - Little Roy
Love I Can Feel - Creation Rebel
Hey Geoff - Dub Syndicate
Finger On The Trigger - Little Axe
Bewildered - Bim Sherman
Yellow Tongue - Lee Scratch Perry
When The Water Runs - Dave Dobbyn
Push On - Salmonella Dub
Galdino - Indigenous Resistance
Abortive - Ministry
Enemy Of the Enemy - Asian Dub Foundation
Rootsman - Deeder Zaman
Time Conquer - Lee Perry and Dub Syndicate
Different Eyes - Sherwood and Pinch
Ghetto Life - Ghetto Priest
Scorpio - Mark Stewart
Sundown On the Empires - Reverend and the Makers
Give Love - Prince Far I and The Arabs
The Lion Of Judah Hath Prevailed (Adrian Sherwood Dub) - The Process Meets Ghetto Priest

Friday, 28 July 2017

The London Perambulator

BBC Prom 15: The Songs of Scott Walker (1967-70)

From BBC Radio 3, July 2017 -
Live at BBC Proms: A celebration of the extraordinary career of Scott Walker, whose music has influenced artists from David Bowie to Leonard Cohen. Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra pay tribute, with star guests including Jarvis Cocker and John Grant.
Presented by Stuart Maconie
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Jarvis Cocker
John Grant
Richard Hawley
Susanne Sundfør
Heritage Orchestra
Jules Buckley, conductor

Friday, 21 July 2017

Radiohead ZX Spectrum program from OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017

At the end of tape from Radiohead's OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017 bonus material there is a ZX Spectrum program. Also, inside the code there's a hidden, black text on a black background: "'ve found the secret message syd lives hmmmm. We should get out more"

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

What? Who?

Monday, 17 July 2017


Sunday, 16 July 2017

David Bowie is The Man Who Fell To Earth (2017)

Monday, 10 July 2017

Normal service ASAP

Could be a while tho...

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

forest fr1ends

Grant Hart joined by Greg Norton, Dave Pirner, Lori Barbero, and more live

Keith Haring's NYE 1984 party filmed by Nelson Sullivan

Documentary on Haring's mural here in Melbourne

Meanwhile  as I am packing up my stuff for the B I G move I had to stop and look through this amazing book

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Listen to a playlist of samples used by Madlib