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Through the sparks and the flame I knew that the claim of the Master of Sparks was gone.

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Spookii

I thought I’d lost this forever. This is a different version and it’s really badly mixed, but I’m glad I found it.

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Tharg’s Future Shock

Tharg’s Future Shock

I read a sci-fi book years ago where as part of humankind’s development dogs had been surgically altered to talk and then genetically engineered to maintain the ability.  The dogs were then perfectly open about being able to see stuff that humans couldn’t, but were neither intelligent or educated enough to explain what they could see. Fear, naturally, ensued.   Once we’ve created Artificial…

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I am a Spam Magnet

I am a Spam Magnet

This is what passes for spam these days in my email account.  Did I sign up to a “quietly domesticated home-owner interested in becoming a keen gardener” discussion list? Did I once give B&Q my email? Are sheds the new black market?

Whatever the reason, whatever the source, I can’t help but feel faintly insulted.

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My new sounds:

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We all have our demons

We all have our demons

Hilariously it’s only taken me fourteen years to get this recording this far.  Maybe it’ll take less to actually complete it.

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My new sounds:

May
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A.R.C. Live At Last

A.R.C. Live At Last

Barry, Saul and I are making our live début as ARC at long last.  Well that’s what I thought until last night at this event when Saul reminded me that we’d played one of Barry’s Listen… nights in the Menagerie a couple of years back.
But still, that was a long time ago and we’ve changed our approach and our aesthetic quite a bit since then so I’m still thinking of this in terms…

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Barry Cullen: Noise Box V1 on Flickr.Barry Cullen: Noise Box V1

Barry Cullen: Noise Box V1 on Flickr.

Barry Cullen: Noise Box V1

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By Silverfish Imperetrix

By Silverfish Imperetrix, O Incorrupted Eye.

By Silverfish Imperetrix whose incorrupted eye
Sees through the charms of doctors and their wives
By Salamander Drake and the power that was Undine
Rise to claim Saturn, ring and sky
By those who see with their eyes closed
You’ll know me by my black telescope

Your green tree mantle from which these things derive
A lens of quartz and refract scope
That crystal lens whose crystal rope once
Bound me…

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nickcaveiscross:


Nick Cave is cross. Despite his carefully considered accompanying notes, his writing group said that some of the character arcs in his screenplay seemed unrealistic and that the first act turning point occurred too late.

nickcaveiscross:

Nick Cave is cross. Despite his carefully considered accompanying notes, his writing group said that some of the character arcs in his screenplay seemed unrealistic and that the first act turning point occurred too late.

Jan
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Thought for the Day

“Slowly, over the past decade or so, as I have built up a creative career I’ve learnt that the way to have a sustainably creative life takes three basic things:

1. Working little and often (perhaps for just 20 minutes or less a day).
2. Focus.
3.…

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Jan
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Kick in the Pants (one please)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The four elements that compose
cocaine are the same as those that make up TNT, caffeine, and nylon:
hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. The combinations and
proportions of elements are different in each substance, of…

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Quote of the Day

“Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.”

Ambrose Bierce

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Sep
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A Curious Case

I’ve spent an afternoon relearning a short piece I wrote three or four years ago.
I came up with it the usual way, a chord pattern turns up under my fingers, then a second chord that I like, then a kept poking until I find a complete set.
A bit like…

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