Friday, February 20, 2009

The Booth Museum

The Booth Museum in Dyke Road, Brighton (UK)
- a little museum of stuffed birds and animal skeletons, created by a Victorian collector

Gorilla skull

the laughing ape (above) and the alien (below)

Kinkajou skeleton

Skeletal feet

Bird head

bird heads and flutterbies


the big fish wall

The big fish wall

and some music, possibly about dead things...

all images copyrighted property of J0n S imm0ns

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Poladroid stories

There's storm clouds amassing over in the West...

Storm clouds

nd then a strange purple light crept out of the vent...

It crept out of the heating vent...

It was a long shot, but...

It was a long shot, but...

What went on?

What went on?

More from the 'droid here

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Discover what you set out to find

This mix
is a transitional one I think. I don't really know what I was doing, and I don't think this really works as a mixtape, or makes for a particularly enjoyable listening experience for sharing. It's more like a does of personal therapy, or an exorcism. It's all a bit stop-start. Still buried in cold winter.

I find it incredibly sad actually. I just don't know what I'm looking for here.

Still, as John Hiatt says, have a little faith in me.

A side

  1. John Hiatt - Have a little faith in me
  2. Mobius Band - I'll keep it with mine (Bob Dylan)
  3. Haley Bonar - Save a horse ride a cowboy
  4. Mellow Candle - Buy or beware mp3
  5. Larry Williams and Johnny Watson - A quitter never wins
  6. Frank Blood - Boss Eye
  7. John Phillips - Malibu People mp3
  8. That's The Spirit - Head for the hills
  9. Pavement - Spit on a stranger
  10. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Keep it
  11. J Tillman - When I light your darkened door
B Side
  1. Kevin Coyne - Do not shout at me father mp3
  2. Jens Lekman - Your arms around me
  3. Field Music - Pieces (change my dress) mp3
  4. Portishead - Deep water
  5. The Burning Hell - I love the things that people make
  6. Karen Dalton - In my own dream
  7. Boz Scaggs - I'm Easy
  8. Diamond Family Archive - Here I go again (live, cover)
  9. Sleepy John Estes - Milk cow blues
  10. Belle and Sebastian - Scooby Driver

The mix kind of dies a bit at the end of side 1, and enters a new world at the end of side 2. Thank goodness for Kevin Coyne, kickstarting the proceedings again.

I really wanted to edit the crap off the end of the DFA track, but I've kept it because I was at this gig and it was wonderful and I'm really pleased the whole concert is available now because the over-riding memory I have wasn't the songs but Lawrence's chat and joyful smile throughout the set of covers (by the likes of Dire Straits and others - this one is a Whitesnake song).

Download the whole thing as mp3s, in two parts again:

- A side (55mb) here

- B side (48mb) here

Once again, after 100 downloads it's gone.

Enjoy. Or cry. Just open your heart.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Sunday on the park

Sunday on the park
Sunday on the park
Originally uploaded by Southcoasting
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