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Mongrels. It's Tuesday. Time for another exciting day.

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 June 2001 03:45 (nineteen years ago) link

four years pass...
hooray!

moley (moley), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Hahah, I was going to go for 'The Legend Of Sleepy Mongrel'.

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:15 (fifteen years ago) link

u guys sure do gas.

Frogm@n Henry, Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Sorry.

Hotman Paris Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:16 (fifteen years ago) link

we gasBAG!

there are twelve people in the world the rest are haitch (haitch), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, the 'UNREAD MESSAGES' wasn't doing its job, I had to do an awful lot of scrolling.

A curse on Frogman!

www.neworleansmistic.com/ powders/images/VEVE.gif

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, the 'UNREAD MESSAGES' wasn't doing its job, I had to do an awful lot of scrolling.

Specify "last 20 messages" in your profile.

Hotman Paris Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Cheers.

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Omigod, that makes it all so much easier.

This is what I think of Adam:

http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/images1/erzulie_f_veve.gif

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:29 (fifteen years ago) link

wtf? Have you found Prince's ftp site?

Hotman Paris Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Changing thread while I was driving home? You had me all discombobulated!

Product of Australia / Kate (papa november), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:37 (fifteen years ago) link

we've been painting the tv room. it is a fucking pain in the arse cos its all panelled. chose a lemon colour - but it looks...green. also wnet shopping and bought yvonne a lamp for her birthday which is tomorrow. its called the koni mother and child.

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:39 (fifteen years ago) link

They are Veves - voudou icons, that come out of the native icongraphy of West Africa, Catholic symbology and the ironwork so often found in 18th and 19th century french colonies. They function both as symbol and way of contacting the loi, gods/avatars relating to different aspects of everyday life.

That first one was for Papa Legba, the kind of gatekeeper to the Voudoun pantheon - you need a favour from someone, you gotta ask him first.

The second, yours, was that of Erzulie, the loi or goddess/aspect of love. Awww.

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Pics. And happy birthday to Yvonne.
[xpost]

Hotman Paris Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:40 (fifteen years ago) link

thnx adam. i have to go back to work tomorrow so be prepared for the "return of the endless gaz drivel". hope yr all ok btw. missed a lot over the hols...cos i haven't been on ilx shockah!

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:43 (fifteen years ago) link

I feel for you Mully, I get to be unhappy next week.

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:44 (fifteen years ago) link

so...short precis pls? whats been happening? did adam and/or mikey get a job writing? how is haitch's new job? is Trayce still frustrated by work? is gem still my favourite poster? when is kate coming to sydney?

how are everyones arms?

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:46 (fifteen years ago) link

did adam and/or mikey get a job writing?

I did! I'm working on my first piece now. My arms are good.

Hotman Paris Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:47 (fifteen years ago) link

whaaaa? fuck! thats great! is it that gaming mag? will we be able to read it?

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:48 (fifteen years ago) link

No, I'm a lost cause.

I'm going to try to start writing a story tonight.

What's your piece about, if you don't mind, Adam?

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:48 (fifteen years ago) link

We'll see Gaz. House goes on the market next week, although I think my brother is going to buy it.

Product of Australia / Kate (papa november), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:50 (fifteen years ago) link

is it that gaming mag? will we be able to read it?

If it's printed, yes!

Mikey, it's about gaming stuff, but I won't get into details until it's in print :) :)

Hotman Paris Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Right, of course.

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:56 (fifteen years ago) link

kate: sold! do they expect a discount?

mikey you are so not a last cause. that first weeks post after you finished work were headspinningly good! i think we all need to find that space outside worrying about the 9-5 to flow.

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Sorry Mikey, just want it to be a surprise for whomever cares. :)

Hotman Paris Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 04:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Yes, my brother wants a discount, which is fair. It would be pretty low of us to sell it including a real estate agents commission since there isn't one.

Product of Australia / Kate (papa november), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:02 (fifteen years ago) link

this

http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/images1/erzulie_f_veve.gif

would make a very nice tattoo i think

gem (trisk), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:03 (fifteen years ago) link

beep

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:08 (fifteen years ago) link

are you swearing at me jim?

gem (trisk), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:09 (fifteen years ago) link

no expletives have at least three e's

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:09 (fifteen years ago) link

hehe

gem (trisk), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:10 (fifteen years ago) link

three e's in a four letter word?

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Damn, I just had the best salad. Big leaves of basil, coriander, mint. Cucumber, tomato and dressing with lime juice, chilli and fish sauce.

Product of Australia / Kate (papa november), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:11 (fifteen years ago) link

yuppie

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:12 (fifteen years ago) link

yummie

gem (trisk), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha! I'm so not a yuppie. I think to be a yuppie you need money.

Product of Australia / Kate (papa november), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:15 (fifteen years ago) link

I just honked down on a chunk of Grano Padano. A yuppie snack? :)

Product of Australia / Kate (papa november), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:25 (fifteen years ago) link

i don't even know what that is

haitchaeturist (haitch), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:28 (fifteen years ago) link

My story is the first installment of something larger, in which our protagonist is tapped on the shoulder by a mysterious figure to take a very lonely, very dangerous job. However, job perks include a prolonged lifespan, the chance to meet interesting people from many different cultures and an excellent knowledge of the most happening places in town.

This strays nowhere near the spy/sci-fi genres. I wanna play around a bit with folklore, superhero tropes and horror cliches.

If anybody knows about the legend of the tzadikkim, I'm drawing inspiration from that. I'm aiming to replicate the kinds of worlds Neil Gaiman has a hand in, without the very english/twee patina.

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:28 (fifteen years ago) link

give it an aussie larrikin patina!

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:29 (fifteen years ago) link

hey gaz I'll be sending a PACKAGE tomorrow

there are twelve people in the world the rest are haitch (haitch), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, yeah, I hope that it will come through as very Australian.

I'm also pushing the multicultural voibe with it.

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:32 (fifteen years ago) link

haitch ok good i been out of it i believe i can get yours off this week. if i try.

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Ahhhhh Neil Gaiman.

Hotman Paris Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:42 (fifteen years ago) link

is that an order?

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:42 (fifteen years ago) link

The man has talent, but he is responsible for a lot of awfulness.

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:43 (fifteen years ago) link

I got a lot of love for American Gods and parts of Sandman, but there is some tripe!

Mike Stuchbery (Mike Stuchbery), Tuesday, 12 July 2005 05:46 (fifteen years ago) link

The start of "Breakout" by the Prodigy? Not really percussion tho :/

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 00:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Altho.. maybe some of the noises in the actual song are typing.

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 00:45 (fifteen years ago) link

melvins 'spread eagle beagle'

Michael B, Wednesday, 27 July 2005 00:47 (fifteen years ago) link

ok so not very many.. this is good

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 00:48 (fifteen years ago) link

The three Gs - girl, geek or gay - are the labels that teenage boys most fear being lumbered with, a study of Australian schoolchildren shows. The most feared tags for girls are slut, frigid or dyke.

damn, boys these days are wusses! is this why there are no credible aussie hip-hop rivalries??

haitch (haitch), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 00:49 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.jazzweekly.com/reviews/okura_bject.htm

On the second and longest track, the three mix it up with even more unusual sounds. Turning from straightforward arpeggios, the keyboardist adds unexpected runs that recall some of Sun Ra's outer-space excursions. Morton's door creaking, rumbles and smacks surround all this, resolving themselves as asymmetrical buzzes. But who is it producing what sounds like the clink and clank of manual typewriter keys? Eventually DeChellis gets animated enough to sound out a short theme from the electric piano, that is dependent on trebly, bended notes so higher-pitched that it almost appears as if he's using a toy piano keyboard. In response Hannafin brings various noise makers into play as drumsticks, brushes and mallets are manipulated and moved about on top of drum skins, until the sound dissolves.

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 00:55 (fifteen years ago) link

i was much more fearful of the 'brain/nerd/dork' tag when i was at highschool. maybe because i was much more likely to be branded with that than 'slut'.

i have always liked that leroy anderson typewriter piece, cliched as it may be. although i can't recall if it has an actual typewriter in it or is just inspired by it.

gem (trisk), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 00:56 (fifteen years ago) link

it seems lots of IDM use sounds that are a little typewriterish but rarely are actual typewriter sounds. i think it's a lovely sound, and underused. i imagine it being employed as a slightly attackier shaker or tambourine..

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 00:59 (fifteen years ago) link

you're right, it is a lovely sound. do you know the other sound i like that sounds cool as percussion... i've heard it in a shins song and also a song last year that i've now forgotten - acre maybe? the sound of a bouncing ping pong ball.

gem (trisk), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:04 (fifteen years ago) link

are you after a session typist to put more overdubs on the album? I can do @ 45 wpm!

haitch (haitch), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:05 (fifteen years ago) link

haha

i remember a couple of years ago me & the bexta sat down with a sound effects cd and made all sorts of neat loops with various sounds, like ping pong balls and gunshots (great snare!) and stuff. problem is i don't know what happened to the loops we made and the sound effects cds belong to her ex.

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:07 (fifteen years ago) link

I have a royal typewriter from 1914 which makes a fabulous clacky sound and my brother has two from the 1960's. If it weren't so damn heavy I'd post my down for you to use as it just sits under the bed at the moment.

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:08 (fifteen years ago) link

hmm actually i wonder if my sister still has the one i bequeathed to her many years ago

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:10 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah older ones have the nicer sound

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:10 (fifteen years ago) link

best weird percussion loop I've heard lately = remix of "lean back" with the beat replaced by sampled "thwock!" and shoe-squeaking from a game of tennis!

haitch (haitch), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:11 (fifteen years ago) link

all my mongrels don't dance
they just pull up their pants
and do the roc-a-way
so lean back
lean back
lean back
lean back

haitch (haitch), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:12 (fifteen years ago) link

i like electric ones too.

the secretary in the cubicle behind me at the clerkship i did had an electric one for doing up envelopes etc and it took me about a week to work out what it was as i am now so unfamiliar with the sound. eventually the curiosity got the better of me and i had to poke my head over the partition to find out.

gem (trisk), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:12 (fifteen years ago) link

if the whole things-other-than-drums-as-percussion thing was handled in a less gimmicky way i'd think there was massive untapped scope there..

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't think Aimee would be impressed if I sent it down with her :)

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:13 (fifteen years ago) link

haha probably not :)

vvvvwip click ding!

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:13 (fifteen years ago) link

It actually came from savers in dandenong!

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I will make a copy of that golden circles cd for her to give you though.

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:15 (fifteen years ago) link

I could conceivably get copies of proper sound effects cd libraries from Nick - his dad works in AV.

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:21 (fifteen years ago) link

cool thanks! xpost

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:29 (fifteen years ago) link

All this talk of sound effects has me imagining you making some bo-selecta artful dodger garbage james.

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:30 (fifteen years ago) link

haha unlikely. i don't think i'd use sound effects for anything other than percussion, possibly drone. it will all end up smothered with gauzy guitar and twee melodies

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Now that sounds more like it.

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:36 (fifteen years ago) link

the Baker's Delight girls at my local usually fall into the inappropriately fanciable category too. there's one girl who has really big startled-looking eyes and rosy cheeks, and I always worry for a second that I've creeped her out before I realise she just looks like that.

d'you go! to Go! Team e-o?

(Mid-State were fine but not especially whelming Jim. Though they noted at one point that it was the first time they've played in seven months, so it's quite plausible that they're usually much better. the drummer of Gaz's co-worker liked 'em though!)

kit brash (kit brash), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:48 (fifteen years ago) link

i hope at least one of you east coasters went to go! team. i am very sad they overlooked perth.

gem (trisk), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 01:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I didn't. I had to work late-ish and couldn't get up to Sydney in time :( boo hiss etc.

edward o (edwardo), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 02:19 (fifteen years ago) link

i may get to go! to go! team. my bassman is mixing MSO at the melbie gig and may be able to schwang a door slot

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 02:56 (fifteen years ago) link

yair to be honest i think MSO are better on record than live, but i think that of most bands really

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 02:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Melbourne symphony orchestra? Yeah I've seen those guys, they suck live.

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:04 (fifteen years ago) link

haw! imagine if indy bands started getting classical supports. there'd be hell toupee

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:05 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm so not funny today...and you're still the devilchild.

In the springtime of the year / Kate (papa november), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:09 (fifteen years ago) link

\m/ \m/

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:11 (fifteen years ago) link

I went Gem, I just only talked about the first support.

The Grates were good too though, turned out I knew and sort of liked a whole THREE of their songs. then I queued up for 20 minutes to buy their CD and it was only four tracks in a cardsleeve and cost ten bucks and I was peeved.

kit brash (kit brash), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:41 (fifteen years ago) link

grate

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:47 (fifteen years ago) link

the grebts

haitch (haitch), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:49 (fifteen years ago) link

i like the grates. i'd like to see them live too.

gem (trisk), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:51 (fifteen years ago) link

what's with all these britishers labels signing up all the aussie bands all of a sudden? is it something in the water?

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 03:58 (fifteen years ago) link

they want some of that sweet sweet Jet money

kit brash (kit brash), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 04:11 (fifteen years ago) link

heheh "britishers"

haitch (haitch), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 04:22 (fifteen years ago) link

i almost spat out my tea when i saw 4AD had signed wolf & cub

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 04:29 (fifteen years ago) link

what next? kiosk on kill rock stars? (answer: yes)

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 04:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh, this is bad, this is really bad! You work, and you slave, and you steal just enough for a sweet lick of that shiny brass ring... don't I get a lick? Doesn't Jimmy get a lick?

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 04:30 (fifteen years ago) link

I wonder if there could be a new thread soon because this one is taking ages to load.
I don't want to be presumptuous.

estela (estela), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 04:31 (fifteen years ago) link

presumptuous estela and the new thread makers

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 04:31 (fifteen years ago) link

new title ideas anyone?

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 04:34 (fifteen years ago) link


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