ORGAN: The slow removal of Vincent Van Gogh’s left ear. Harley David, son of a bitch….

Hackney, East London, Aug 2014

Hackney, East London, Aug 2014

Thursday’s child is full of puss, or cake, or piss or hope or fish or oranges or something, anything, does anything much make sense here? Approach with extreme precaution, cultivate with care, never trust your fellow artists, dog eat dog is the way of things now, hashtag something or other, never take precautions, don’t be asking for help around here again, this is not a one way street for you to come riding down again and again.  Coffee time, there goes jimmy C, shaking his cans, I can hear him through the wall. pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my game, god save the Bollock Brothers, they’re a wholesome bunch of lads. The doctor may scare your heart, live by the colour red, that and revenge, never with precaution, always extreme The slow removal of Vincent Van Gogh’s left ear… Harley David, son of a bitch….

Extreme Precautions is apparently the latest accomplishment from a musician who goes by the name of Paul Régimbeau, someone who “likes deep contrasts as much as nuance, and who allows himself to develop radical techno sounds as well as dark melodies with a cinematographic dimension” or so it says here on this piece of electronic paper that has landed here this dull looking Thursday morning. Nice goats. .

“Extreme Precautions is somewhat of a startling turn, influenced as much by the grind of metal and aesthetics of crust as it has been the electronic flourishes that propel his career so far. Recorded in just one week, it was a chance to try something different, and to add harshness to his sound” .


“After finishing Hadès, I was thinking of doing a techno EP. But I w as mostly listening to Brutal Truth, Assuck, Napalm Death and Pig Destroyer at that time, so grindcore got me carried away and I went blast beat. This was a blast indeed – I did this record in a week total, a big release for me.” so said Paul Régimbeau

Hackney, East London, Nov 2014 (SW)

Hackney, East London, Nov 2014 (SW)

No Feelings,. my beautiful self….  Anselm Kiefer knows about layers and he is today’s flavour, don’t want to go to the sanitised Royal Academy show though, want to go paint in/on his warehouse, push his buttons.  Anselm Kiefer is an artist that really does matter, go watch the imagine documentary three times….. Long live the BBC, besides that bit about them ignoring the Greens and letting that other lot have cheep shot soundbite after soundbite

Anselm Kiefer Tempelhof 2010-11 Oil, acrylic, terracotta and salt on canvas 149 5/8 x 299 3/16 in

Anselm Kiefer Tempelhof 2010-11 Oil, acrylic, terracotta and salt on canvas 149 5/8 x 299 3/16 in

“Do you enjoy the process of making?  It’s difficult, and sometimes it’s a failure. Because in any state of a painting you have one hundred possibilities and you have to choose one. It’s a war in your head you know? And when I look two or three days later I think it’s shit, it happens because you are in a certain situation you think ah, oh now I got something…and then you have to wait, to calm down…and then you see. And sometimes the contrary happens too, you think, oh, its damaged, its not good and then later you see, oh, you’ve found a new thing.”…/imagine-winter-2014-5-anselm-kiefer-…

I never throw anything away. It can all be reused or transformed.” Catch up on ‪#‎AnselmKiefer‬ on last night’s ‪#‎Imagine‬, aired on @BBCOne

Hackney, East London, Nov 2014 (SW)_

Hackney, East London, Nov 2014 (SW)_


Long-bound by a mutual love of making obscene noises, Kent-based Bear vs Manero and Frau Pouch have teamed up to deliver the Yee Naaldlooshii EP [ye-nald-loosh-ee]. A split EP in the very truest sense.

fraubearcover“Having played on the same bill across many of Kent’s two licensed live venues that haven’t shut down rock shows permanently due to noise abatement orders, BvM and FP recently hatched a plan to share their musical anti-knowledge across a split release. The difference to the usual route being that they actually split themselves up within each other to form 5 brand new bands in the process.

Centered around a heartfelt tale of twisted lust, interspecies reproduction and inevitable conflict, the first two tracks see each band in their normal form, each performing a song about the other. For the remaining tracks, the names of all seven members were put in to a hat with a random 2-piece, 3-piece, 4-piece and 5-piece formed. Decamping to Sunlight Studios and under the watchful ear of producer and Punching Swans frontman Greg Webster, they then wrote and recorded all tracks over just 2 days with a number of members having to learn a new instrument on the spot. The EP is completed by a press-record-and-see-what-happens ensemble piece involving all members plus Greg.



A photographic exhibition of energy, attitude and rebellion – in conjunction with the release of My Rules the book, (published by Rizzoli International).

here comes the hype, don’t say we don’t share these things with you, skip this last bit if you want, or view it as some kind of public service announcement or something…..

Glen E.Friedman has been described as one of the most important photographers of his generation.

“Think of iconic images of Run DMC, Black FlagLL Cool JMinor ThreatPublic Enemy, and Beastie Boys, or the gravity defying, revolutionary skateboarding of Tony AlvaJay Adams, or Stacy Peralta – It is almost certain that Glen E. Friedman was the man behind the camera.

Friedman’s photographs are rich in action and intensity and have stood the test of time – many have become the definitive portraits for their subjects. Since the mid-1970s as a young teenager, Friedman has been chronicling quintessential subjects in underground and counterculture movements like no other. Capturing the pivotal and defining moments in music and street movements that were largely unknown or ignored by the mainstream.

Friedman’s My Rules serves as a testament of integrity for the three powerhouse countercultures of skateboardingpunk, and hip-hop.The energy and rebellion shine through – the accompanying book by Rizzoli features over 300 images; it is Friedman’s 7th published monograph.

This exhibition comprises of over 50 colour + black and white fine art photographic prints – many of which have never been exhibited before. Classic images from Friedman’s last UK exhibition at the ICA in 1997 are also included, now printed larger and better than before. After the premiere in London, the My Rules exhibition will continue to tour worldwide.

For the Rizzoli book, Friedman reached out to some of his subjects to get in their own words what it was like to be at the crux of these cultural movements; these exclusive, often revealing words serve as an education and inspiration. My Rules is not only a remarkable chronicle of beautiful images and a primer about the origins of three radical street cultures recognized worldwide; it is also an artistic statement of inspiration for generations to follow.

The exhibition will include audio installations from Ice-TIan MacKayeAlan “Ollie” Gelfand and an unreleased audio interview between Jay Adams and Glen E. Friedman.This interview formed the basis of Jay’s essay in the book, and was one of the last extensive interviews he gave before his untimely death in August this year”.

The exhibition will also play host to a selection of curated films by Glen E. Friedman & there will be Q&A sessions throughout the opening weekend

14 Henrietta St, is a building steeped in publishing history, being previously inhabited by Victor Gollancz, a British publisher and humanitarian (publisher of George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London and Franz Kafka’s,The Trial) who also ran his business from the premises. 0 14 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London, WC2H  Theshow is open from November 21st 2014 until January 18th 2015



More of this tomorrow, maybe……


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