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Rave April 11, 2007

Posted by alexd in Art, Life, Music, Rants.
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Rave, originally uploaded by dirtybronson.

Wasted a whole day. Searched for wallet. Found it. Didn’t do blog post on Danananakroyd. Did listen to everything Ive ever downloaded. I’m for the first time ever up to date with what I’m downloading. I donwload a lot of crap, as a blogger. Listening for any nuggets. I treated myself to a listen of “The Holy Bible” by The Manic Street Preachers as a treat. So much for doing that physics coursework. Gonna have to do it tomorrow. Life of a procrastinator. I did some important things though like update all these tiny coded bits of webased pointlessness.

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At least last last night made me feel warm and wanted inside. Could do a review of last last Saturdays Rakes gig. Worst blogger ever.

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Cultural Fascism March 2, 2007

Posted by alexd in Art, Look What I Just Found, Media, Music, My shit, Unheard Artist.
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cultural fascism

“People resent the destruction of culture and its replacement with these mass-produced corporate logos and slogans. It represents a kind of cultural fascism.”-Trim Bissell

And that was the start. I read No Logo by Naomi Klein last autumn and in it I found this quote. I knew it would be useful so i copied it down. And it was, essentially pulling me from my Art essay pretentiously called “The Art Of Manipulation” into looking at the difference between advertising and propaganda. My mind was then warped by this essay (which I now can’t find) into believing they are one of the same thing. Except one was demonized while the other was praised as capitalism’s saviour.

Thus when I discovered this project by the Anti Advertising Agency and the inventor of throwies Graffiti Research Labs my idea was resolute (the Ratatat probably got the creative juices flowing). The television pictured here plays a video of my brother watching television only lit by its occasionally blinking stare. I put the camera in front of the screen so it looks like he is staring back out at us, from behind the stencil that as as a screen between us and him, blocking televisions message and replacing it with my own. Its like interior culture jamming.

Anyway enough of that crap.

Foxes!

Label: None

Genre: Indie/Powerpop

Another great catch by Obscuresound.com these crazy kids are from Oxford and sound like a female fronted Violent Femmes or Giant Drag if they grew up in a satellite town. Anyway this songs infectious. I walked home to this song in the rain smiling like a loon once. Probably looked like a crazy lunatic. Anyway, notice the connection…

Download: Foxes!- Art Girl [highly recommended]

Notice it?

Website: www.sunnyblue.net/foxes Possibly the worst website ever. Merely a jesty Frontpage monster that just sits there. Slowly making you wanna throw up. A bit like the NME awards.

Myspace: Are doing quite well, but could do better with friends

Lil’ Finds November 3, 2006

Posted by alexd in Art, Life, Music.
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Firstly, big news for myself, other bloggers and undiscovered artists someone has made a site that could finally compete with myspace.

Adam Stennett also caught my eye today with his amazing photo-realistic paintings of mice, in strange locations.

Also make sure you watch/record Later… With Jools as its normally well publicised return to friday night television begins tonight. BBC2 at 11:35pm to be precise.

And this was a gem I found on Youtube following the hilarious Secret Policeman’s Ball featuring Noel Fielding (Mighty Boosh, big hairdo) and Russel Brand (…. big hairdo) discussing race horses where the sun don’t shine.

Recreating a masterpeice July 18, 2006

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This is the final result of 3 weeks of painful art. I hated this project. It never ended and reminded of when I did a similar thing in year 7. Not what i expected in A2.I got John Everett Millias “Ophelia”. I basically went down a line of young death. Which lead to gun crime. So here is my brother with a cheap spray painted water pistol at 9 ‘o’ clock at night.

Check out more of my art at:

pebble_rebel.deviantart.com

You didn’t think it was gonna be music all the time… did you?