Saturday, 8 August 2009

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

the meaning of songs ...

"I absorbed it to meaning that the author (musician/author/producer of a text) may create an item of cultural significance that is then added to the 'media soup', the song in this sense kind of becomes a crouton. When we (the audience) then eat this crouton (or listen to it if we want to shake off this crappy metaphor), the author's initial content they put into the text becomes irrelevant as the listener enjoys the song through a matter of circumstance (where they are when hearing the song) and their own cognitions and subjective pleasures."

- Jo - Tubelord

Friday, 3 April 2009


I shouldn't have said no to putting him on. :(

Monday, 30 March 2009

david choe is a legend!

Manifest Hope Art Show: Barack Obama x Art. from Jet Set Graffiti on Vimeo

if you haven't seen the thumbs up series on YOU HAVE TO!

Thursday, 19 March 2009


Take the words "I can't" our of your vocabulary.

When thoughts of overwhelming doubt threaten to storm your mind you must beat them back with Spartan force and intensity.

Don't give them an inch.

If you put your mind to something, and then work and work and work at it, there is nothing that you cannot do.

Don't even begin to let money stop you. That is an excuse.

If you don't create what you want to create, or do what you want to do, or travel where you want to go, it's not because you can' is because you don't.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Sunday, 15 February 2009

pretty insane


Good music is someone with a throat-ripping scream, tear-jerking tenor saxophone, or rib-cracking turntable.

Society needs music that takes its listeners to dark lows and ecstatic highs.

Music you can't sit still to.

Music that inspires the listener to run out into the streets or retreat into a dark basement to create something of their own.

Music that inspires a twelve year old to research obscure poets and revolutionaries.

Music that blows the roof off a crowded tribalesque basement show, instigating a communal frenzy.

Music that sends thousands of lunatic ravers in a field into trance.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Thursday, 1 January 2009

To quote the very true words of Mr "Big Scary Monster"....

One reason why I'll be happy when Myspace takes it's final breath

Dear Bands, Solo Artists and budding lazy musicians,

Contacting fellow artists via Myspace to compliment their work and enquire about gig swaps and support slots is great, I applaud the initiative. However, before making such bold steps into the world of electronic communication, I plead that you take a second to check the page of your intended recipient to check that they are in fact a band!

Now I'm not quite arrogant enough to believe everyone knows what a Big Scary Monster is, but I am hopeful enough to think that you artists, the truly creative ones in this sordid little industry of ours, have enough ingenuity to be able to tell a record label from a fellow music maker. It's not that I don't like hearing from you, it's just that I don't have the musical talent, time or geographic capability to play a show with you.

The number of such enquiries received this year acts only as further proof that the beloved Myspace model which has seen us all through many a dark night over the past 4 or 5 years is on it's last legs. The spam potential and the shear number of people excitedly happy to take advantage of it has driven the last few 'real' users away, leaving a ghost town occupied by those who refuse to believe the dream is dead, and a small army of ugly girls who like to get their tits out for the cameras and collect friends like Pokemon characters.

So what do we do now? Every band, record label and other musical entity under the sun has a page, and I imagine will do for a very long time still. Google rankings are high, it's a one-stop-shop for information, music and video, but the user interaction of yesteryear is disappearing by the day. Is it really worth pursuing? Is there anything that can be done to bring the interest back?

Our digital distributor will soon be shipping all of our giftwrapped content off to Myspace for sale in their new online store which could prove to be an interesting new solution. With a page currently loaded with content, perhaps a little distractingly so, do we scrap that and go all-out for the 'money for nothing' digital sales cheques? Do we ditch the lot and opt for a page-tall "go to our website, boi" message, pushing everyone to the one small portal? Or do I continue to spend time and effort maintaining a page, mostly for the sake of spammers and a few shortsighted fools who'd like to play a gig with this consistently angry record label? My love for the third idea is dwindling, that's for sure.