My friend Richard is in India right now working on something called the Human Mirror Project. They’re posting video pretty frequently, and this one has little kids dancing around, so instant internet favorite, I’m sure.
Saw Drew Daniel play at benefit for Housing Works last night. I showed up a bit late, so I missed him reading from his new Throbbing Gristle 33 1/3 book, but his performance as the Soft Pink Truth was great – I come by way of Matmos, not SPT itself, so I’m not sure, but I think I heard the line “Put your Hegel on my Schlegel” (or vice versa), which, if not as immediately endearing as an invitation to sashay down the anal staircase, brushed the same abjectly-nerdy nerve endings that Matmos jams into a wall socket.
Video is from a year ago, but it looks/sounds basically the same. Don’t know if you can see it in this version, but one of the t-shirts on the t-shirt guy says “Tucson” on it. Reprazent.
Just got back from an extremely muddy and sweaty trip to Chicago. Pitchfork Festival was a blast, and you can read about the music on any number of blogs, so here are a few of my favorite non-musical events from the show:
1. Dizzee Rascal making fun of Fleet Foxes and their fans immediately upon hitting the stage. Terrifying.
2. King Khan – shirtless and wearing tiny shorts and a cape – trying to throw a beach ball at High Places, hitting a pole instead, and being chased away from the stage by a security guard.
3. King Khan walking briskly toward the VIP area, shirtless and wearing tiny shorts, a cape, and a blue face mask/helmet combo, answering a photo request with “I don’t have time!”
4. The crestfallen look on the faces of people in line for a food booth after they announced, “All we have left is vegetarian frito pie!”
5. The old-married-couple bickering between Flavor Flav and Chuck D.