Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Shit happens when you party naked...

The long road home...

James L Cunt

So, James Blunt, the wonky-eyed English crooner is doing a show at the Paramount in Seattle next week. Unless, of course, Belle and Sebastian has anything to say about it.

That's the idea.

I'd argue that it's the theatre's fault for having a marquee so low to the ground, and a ladder so easily-accessible, but then, I'd be wrong.

I love art that you find hanging in bars.

'Still Life with Whiskey and Tits' -2006

Vancougar, BC

I've spent the better part of five years in alleys just like this. They are less than intimidating these days. during daylight hours, of course.

Sometimes Canadians don't know how to take a joke, and other times they take it just a bit too far...

ps...The KLF!

If you've got a bit of time on your hands and have a taste for early nineties house music then, well, I'm really, really sorry. I found 'The White Room' video from the KLF here. It's damn close to 45 minutes long, but I suppose it's an important cultural document. If you don't know a thing about the KLF then educate yourself. Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, pranksters of the music industry, have been lying dormant for nearly a decade after more or less defrauding their record label for one million pounds (to make a video), setting said million pounds on fire (in said video) and selling each frame of the video as a piece of art and making a return of close to two million pounds.

They also had a number one single in the UK and promptly published 'The Manual' on the easy way to have a number one single (i.e. the formula for making money through sampling other artist's music...clever). By 1992 the pair had seemingly had their fill of the British music industry and following their performance at the Brit Awards the pair fired blanks from automatic rifles into the crowd and declared "the KLF has left the music industry."

Following an afterparty in which the two dropped the remains of slaughtered sheep at the front door, the KLF destroyed their back catalog and all of their unsold merchandise. This does all seem a bit far fetched, but read up here. They have recently been connected to the Pete Doherty fiasco, as only these two could have concocted something this bizarre.