Monday, 29 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Deepest Ocean – 1 Step 2 Far

Deepest Ocean – 1 Step 2 Far


Dragon Hunter by JungGi Kim

Just got in the book Omphalos, by South Korean artist JungGi Kim. The subject matter is totally bent, but his technique and his vision are out of this world.

Below is a 5½ minute video that is utterly jaw dropping. He casually begins to draw...and produces a drawing that is stunning in both execution and subject matter.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Unclean – Psychic TV

Unclean – Psychic TV

Always had an ambivalent view of Mr. P-Orridge and his efforts. When I was an angst ridden teenager, I kind of dug this dirgey piece. Now it just seems way too dour.

Friday, 26 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Tychonic Cycle – Jonny L

Tychonic Cycle – Jonny L

Brilliant tune. Those choppy breaks still resonate 20 years later

“Seen close up by the Voyager spacecraft, the rings appear highly structured, variations as numerous as grooves on a phonograph record.”

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Ccs Pressure – Twerk

Ccs Pressure – Twerk

I suppose when Shawn Hatfield started this project the name was unique enough. Now when you type in “twerk”, you get back several million hits about women shaking their ass. Not that that is a bad thing per se, it just means this name has been, to paraphrase another track of his I’ve featured on here, rendered useless.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Rigning Níu – Yagya

Rigning Níu – Yagya


Twits, oafs, louts and lowlife

English has a huge vocabulary of insult that is constantly being renewed. Think of fairly recent terms of offence such as plonker, nerd, piss–artist, trailer–trash, couch–potato, wanker. Here is just a sample of mainly historical and dialect words crying out for readmission to the modern lexicon. 

Alcatote – a simpleton 
Bawdstrot – a procuress 
Beaunasty – a man who is dirty but elegantly dressed 
Bezonian – a mean, low person 
Borborymite – a user of filthy language 
Caitiff – a base wretch 
Chuff – a fat, coarse person 
Clodpoll – a stupid person (also Clodpate) 
Cockabaloo – a bullying, overbearing boss 
Cudden – a born fool 
Cuttie – a foul-mouthed defamer of others 
Dandiprat – a prattling dandy; a worthless nothing. 
Dogberry – an overly officious twit (from the constable in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing) 
Dotterel – a sucker 
Drassock – a slovenly woman 
Drumble – a lazy person 
Dunderwhelp – both foolish and horrid 
Franion – a man of loose morals 
Fustilarian – a low scoundrel (from Shakespeare) 
Gangrel – a dishonest vagrant 
Gigg – a strumpet 
Gormless – stupid and rather lacking in initiative 
Gossoon – a large oaf (Irish) 
Growtnoll – a blockhead 
Gulchin – a young glutton 
Hoddypeke – a cuckold 
Jacksauce – a rude person 
Jeeter – an ill–mannered slob 
Kern – a peasant or bumpkin 
Lickspittle – a sponge or parasite (also Lickspigot) 
Lollard – a loafer (Dutch for mumble, originally a term of contempt for the followers of John Wyclif) 
Looby – a hulking, indolent oaf 
Losel – a sad, worthless person 
Micher – a sneaky loiterer 
Milksop – a weak or timid person 
Mome – a blockhead 
Moonling – a simpleton 
Muckworm – a miser 
Mullipuff – a twerp 
Nipcheese – a cheapskate 
Nobbler – a swindler 
Nuthook – a sneak thief or burglar 
Omadhaun – fool (Irish) 
Pilgarlic – a self–pitying wretch 
Moot — a tart 
Puckfist — a braggart 
Quetcher — a constant talker; a bullshitter (from the Yiddish) 
Rakehell — a debauched, drunken brawler 
Rampallian — a sorry wretch (Shakespeare Henry IV, Part II) 
Rumpot — a drunkard 
Runnion — a paltry ne’er–do–well 
Scelerat — a wicked person (French) 
Scomm — a buffoon 
Skellum — a villain 
Smellsmock — a lecher 
Taradiddler — a petty liar 
Toady — a sycophant (originally Toadeater) 
Troppop — a variant of trollop 
Wheech — Scottish for nitwit 
Xantippe — a shrewish woman (after Socrates’s wife) 

From: The Book of WHO?; An Onomasticon of People & Characters Real & Imaginary – Compiled and edited by Rodney Dale

Monday, 22 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Identity Crisis – DJ Abstract

Identity Crisis – DJ Abstract

I’ve featured a track by this artist before, and it also has that simmering tension to it, that feeling that it is about to burst forth, but then just keeps on teasing you.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Earth – Lunova Labs & EPLP

Earth – Lunova Labs & EPLP

Polygonal Portrait: Anand

Okay, last one of these I do for quite a while. Quite possibly ever. First one was 1000 triangles. Second one was 4000 triangles. This one was over 13,000 triangles. There isn’t that flow you get with painting or drawing. This is just mindless bezier point clicking, hours and hours and hours of it. Why do I do this to myself? I think the next illustration style I’ll explore will be stick figures.
The end result.
The original.
Cropped from this image. He’s about 2¾ here. At the sand mandala the Tibetan monks did. With Tenzin, their interpreter. Happy memories of a really fun day. (It was the day they did their opening ceremony. I had taken the day off work, since this was something of a once in a life time experience. We tried to impress upon him to be quiet while it was going on. Being a squidgy toddler, he crawled from lap to lap. At one point he sat on our friend Jen’s lap. She’s pregnant. He’s touching her boobs. He whispers “Your boobies are really big auntie Jen.” I think all of us hurt ourselves trying to not burst into gales of laughter.)
Keyline view. The end result was 13109 objects, 41270 points, 83.25 meters worth of line. And an almost silly number of hours. 80, 100. Now that it’s done, I’m kind of indifferent about it.
Some close-ups.

Friday, 19 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Bol-Ster – Force Of Nature

Bol-Ster – Force Of Nature

Force of Nature are KZA (Ikuzumi Kitazawa) & DJ Kent (Kento Sasaki), two Japanese producers and DJs. If you like Nujabes, these cats will be right up your alley.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - The Model – Big Black

The Model – Big Black

Today’s song of the day is taken from the charmingly entitled Songs About Fucking, and is a cover of the charming “The Model” by Kraftwerk.

Friday, 5 February 2016

S.o.t.D. - Yeah Man – The Dream Team

Yeah Man – The Dream Team

The first minute? Meh. 
The last four and a half minutes? Holy shitballs!

You’ve missed out if you haven’t experienced howitzer drum blasts and pulverizing bass lines like this over a really big sound system.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Spyderco Tenacious – finally sharpened it.

I’ve had this Spyderco Tenacious for about 8 years. Carried it every day and used it every day. The weird thing though is that in all that time, after an initial hone, I haven’t sharpened it once. I slice up cardboard boxes all the time - which will dull an edge like nothing else - and everything else imaginable. Stayed sharp. Last night I took it apart, cleaned it, oiled it - and what the hell, sharpened it. Definitely an improvement, but still a testament to how good it is that I could slack off for so long on sharpening it.

S.o.t.D. - Finley’s Rainbow (Slow Motion Mix) – A Guy Called Gerald

Finley’s Rainbow (Slow Motion Mix) – A Guy Called Gerald

Always felt he deserved a lot more recognition than he got.