Archive for January 2011

Goupi Music   Leave a comment

I love this. Pilar’s music is great and because she doesn’t give it enough love everybody else never gets the chance to wonder what the fuss isn’t about. She doesn’t take it seriously enough, and maybe doesn’t take things beyond that homemade, slightly throwaway feel. Then again I quite like that, as I would. I met Pilar in 2005 at my first gig in Hamburg. It was a tough one because although I can be a martyr to showbiz doctrine I had a really bad case of a no-show with The Zone due to some complicated negative synergy of elements fucking with my mojo (to be fair some of these were things like being tired, a bit scared and fuzzily inebriated). I tend to work best live when I feel kind of mean and mad, and that night I just felt terribly, terribly responsible. Anyway it’s usually pretty hard to pull out of a downward spiral in the middle of a gig but I was most definitely helped by a warm crowd and specifically a particular encouraging voice that only years later when uploading video of the gig to YouTube did I realise belonged to Pilar. After the show she blagged a Giraffe off me but since she was effusive in the manner of post-performance bullshitters of old I assumed it would just get sat on and broken on the U-Bahn. Not so, however, as it turned out she did have a radio show, she did my play my stuff, and later on she even devoted a show to me and some other auteurs of the international bedroom undergound, ha ha. In fact I have a plan to use that recording where she’s talking about me for an amusing video, but then I have plans for lots of things. But yeah, Pilar has done me innumerable other kindnesses including notably letting me stay at her flat twice & putting out the split 7″ on HomeRec with Miss Hawaii (still some copies left, I think…) but mainly I would like to flag up the fact that she is a fucking dude. Furthermore, and I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, but I think her music is perhaps the only other example of a specific aesthetic that I couldn’t put describe if I tried but kind of guides me in my fumblings. It’s to do with the process more than the outcome but there’s a kind of digital folksiness or something that I recognise, a patchwork quilt of things to hand. There’s always a lot of colour in it. Like, to me Giraffe is like the cover – warm yellows shot through with blue, whereas Pilar’s stuff is darker oranges and reds. Shit, what am I on about.

Amusing Pilar fact: I once jokingly accused her of having Gloria Estefan’s speaking voice and she informed me that she had been taught at school by Estefan’s mother!

Posted January 31, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Pertaining t' J&H Productions/Transmission Failure.   1 comment


Probably won’t keep this up here forever cos it’s pretty chunky but I think the world needs this nonsense at least temporarily. Phil Uranus sourced this vocal from somewhere and I chucked the first beat I could find behind it, but I think it works nicely.
When we were trying to get a show together for 209Radio we had to make a little demo so we mashed a few bits of goofiness that finished with Suffragette City at 45 and then 14 minutes of this idiocy, but they gave us the show.

Maybe I’ll put some of the YouTube video ads we did for that next. Somewhere I’ve got the show archived but Karl was always a bit funny about that shit. It was good when it was good but it was semi-amusing when it was awful too.

I Was Jenny Skeng.   Leave a comment


There’s some local business in Cambridge called myspace who build “bespoke timber garden studios and offices”. Always thought it must have smarted a bit when MySpace suddenly gained a slightly larger global currency, and so lately I’ve been thinking they might have been enjoying some cool tortoise-style smugness in the light of the fading fortunes of the lame-ass hare. But anyway back in the day some of us liked MySpace so much we had multiple accounts, and when that got too embarassing we started inventing intriguing female alter-egos to hide our nauseating would-be ubiquity. But it’s 2011 and Murdoch’s looking increasingly comically beleaguered so fuck that.

So *cough*, La Skeng did these tunes in a brief squirt some time my ex was away circa 2007. Recall getting up & doing them first thing after climbing down the ladder, two or three days in a row. Upright piano, loops, FX, 4-track.

Will post the alternate mixes tomorrow, as I’m sure you’re gagging boys.

Posted January 28, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Be the first of your friends.   Leave a comment


Posted January 24, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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MFU Tube Jockey   3 comments

I was lucky cos the first people who ever played me a load of YouTube videos one after the other for caned laffs were Noah Lennox & Ariel Rosenberg, which is kinda funny when you think about it. 2005, I suppose. My good fortune continues now that Man From Uranus lives downstairs as he is quite the maestro of the stream and even has a screen/projector combo for maximum auteurship of the webjollies. Anyway, the other night he had me in the usual state of disbelief/delight at the following clips:

L'etranger: Show #207   Leave a comment

L’etranger, every possible Tuesday, 21h-22h (CET), Radio Panik 105.4FM, Brussels.

Scrambling radio art/art of radio, social imaginary significations, collective fictional spaces, post-economic music, queer diasporas…

A relational outbust of Kosten Koper.

Show #207, 4th January 2011

This week, heavily featured material sent to L’etranger by Richard Crow (The Institution of ROT): an inter-disciplinary artist with a strong background in experimental audio work, photo based media, live performance and site-specific installation.

Played was the sound of Nick Coudry, Michael Hartman, Meryll Hardt, Reins DâAngleterre, TV Pow, Legless Cripple, Agnivolok, As Seen On TV, The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu, John Oswald, Kosten Koper, Tomas Korber / Ralf Wehowsky, Henri Pyanetchkin and The Kapodastrs, Sister Orly, Pete Um, The New Magic Raincoat, Opera Mort, Psoy Galaktionovich Korolenko, Fossil, Kruzenshtern & Parohod, Kathy Acker & The Mekons, Peter Christopherson.

Interjections & Overlays courtesy of: Diastolic Murmers (Richard Crow & Adam Bohman), Richard Crow (w/ Douglas Park).

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Posted January 10, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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