Get deliberately lost, open every door, go where the crowd isn’t.
This post is the first in a three part mini-series on digital dérive, an idea I have been playing with lately. This particular dérive first appeared in my twitter stream in February, but this is the first time I have published it all together in one place. For another example, see: Dérive Does Dallas: Fair […]
Sweeten your coffee a little more My banjo tune, and nothing else. Celebrate Christmas alone and come spring, we’ll count the wrinkles. I can’t write about Karel Gott properly, and I’ve tried. I can tell you facts, I can describe how he worked his way up from a denied application to art school and a […]
In late 2001, Soft Cell’s Marc Almond appeared with Rosenstolz on Eurovision as the guest musical artists. They performed a cover of the Klaus Nomi song Total Eclipse of the Sun. This video is an incredible layer of schmaltz with bizarre overtones. And it’s not clear in the least who, exactly, this performance is for. […]
In naming the mechanical conveyances that carry us under our cities, I far prefer the word subway to underground, metro, ubahn, tube, T. There is a mysticism inherent in subway that does not come through in the others. Sub of course synonymous with “under” but evoking a much more subtle layer of invisibility. Subsonic, subliminal, […]