So, here we go, I just discovered this blog, That Was A
Naughty Bit Of Crap (TWANBOC) -- techno.culture, music,
music.journalism by "Mathew." But rewind to the beginning:
So here we go [refrain that, remix
that..] dropping & slicing into the music.journalism blog(o)sphere, which
began with reading Philip Sherburne's NeedleDrops & realising
just how entwined he is in all this cross-zapping online mania too. So-- yes,
Philip Sherburne has a blog called Minima-Moralia, & so, for that matter, so
does Simon Reynolds, called Blissblog. Still nothing for Kodwo Eshun, which for me would constitute a
blog worth reading... perhaps he's working on a new book? And speaking of Eshun,
Mathew of TWANBOC sees More Brilliant Than
The Sun as "polemic;" I see it as
theory-in-action... (true, he praises it..but onto other things): that's the nut
with music journalism: it's too bound to the real, at the utter contrary to the
imagination of the arts... always digging around trying to call the "right
musical lineage," write history, etc, in a fashion that any historian would
scoff at. Sure, some of it is good, if not innovative & excellent--check
Greil Marcus, & I have my respect for those mentioned above--but
otherwise.... On the other hand, whenever I become frustrated with academe I
look at the music journalism penned for
and realise it's better than most cultural studies publications which suffer
"peer review," otherwise known as "dumbing down for over-educated boors" (in my
vilest words...it's not all evil). Perhaps something I am beginning to enjoy,
then, is Luka's blog, heronbone. Anyone that throws down TS Eliot,
Surrealism, and is obsessed, it seems, with "the poetry of disgust" as well as
Poe, Kafka, and Nietzsche while having something to do with "music journalism"
is someone I can relate to. Being able to zap tangents, basically... 'cause a
lot of music.journalism is just that: music-journalism. Which I guess I've also
come to realise, lo & behold, I'm not & it's not what I do. As for what
I am, beats me. I'm open to
Director of MUTEK, told me in a 44 degree, packed club in Barcelona that I
was... --and then he paused. And then he looked at me and said: "DOT DOT
posted. Wed - July 30, 2003 @ 11:47 AM
.this blog sketches words & links from tobias c. van Veen -- renegade theorist & pirate. Everything here is in-progress, often a mess of thoughts and poorly edited grammar.
- [o8.28.o4] improv.show, curated by Aime Dontigny, with Diane Labrosse, Esther B, Marinko Jareb, Constantine +. more info tba.
- [10.14-19.o4] New Forms Festival
, Vancouver, BC.
-[o6.28-o7.o6.o4] Amsterdam, Netherlands, @ Steim
, Paris, France.
-[o6.15-20.o4] Barcelona / SONAR
-[o6.16.o4] performance @ ColdCreation Gallery
-[o6.11.o4] No Type
showcase @ Casa del Popolo
-[o5.29.o4] Addictive TV
jam_session @ SAT
. Free, 8pm+ .
-[o5.21-23.o4] Phantom Power
, North Bay, Ontario
w/ me & Colin the Mole [HOSER A].
, NYC (Open Air, East Village, 9pm-12am).
- [04.15.04] Anyware
:: broadcast from SAT
with Tomas Phillips
, Sylvain Aubą©
, Physical Noise Theatre. Organised by SHARE.dj
- [03.31.04] Casa del Popolo
: a. dontigny
& diane labrosse
. [experimental turntablist set].
- [03.27.04] Primavera (art happening & music). [La boite H], Studio 389, Groover Building,
2065 Parthenais. Info: 514.529.1007 . Metro Frontenac, Montreal.
- Deep Listening Night, MTL [03.06.04]. Contact for invite. Feat. myself and Thomas Phillips collaborating among others.
- Artivistic Conference
. McGill University, Montrą©al, Cultural Studies Building
, 3475 Peel St. "Sampledelia: Turntables and Sonic Force
" [talk with turntables, March 2nd, 7pm]; Vernissage with tunes, March 2nd, 9pm; Roundtable on "The State of Art in Activism Today and Future Artivist Strategies
" [March 3rd, 2:30-4pm].
- Left.Coast jam_sessions @ SAT
. w/ Noah Pred
, Colin the Mole
, VJs Chanti & cousinchang. [02.25.03]
- DJ Spooky @ SAT
. opening techno-turntablism & collage. [02.13.04]
- No Type
show at Casa del Popolo
feat. Books On Tape
Mr. Mixel Pixel
& me un/manning the wax. Jan. 28, Montreal. $8.
- olo J. Milkman
- RECOMBINANCE - light projections & lines @ SAT
. WiTH me on turntables. jan 29. 7-10pm, FREE, Montreal.
for Sound Generation
book. January 8th & 10th, NYC.
+ dj sets +
- [o6.20.o4] "...attico mixdown," barcelona. streams: 48k
+ downloads: 48k
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