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S1 show
Thursday, November 20th 2014 8:59am
Tags: s1 pdx noise portland mshr

Fantastic noise show at S1 tonight.  Excellent sets all around!  I didn't capture much, but the MSHR set was absolutely amazing and I offer up a few clips:

PIL -> Pillow?
Monday, November 17th 2014 7:05am
Tags: python, code, software

I was pleased to learn that the Python Imaging Library (PIL) has a modernized fork called Pillow.  From the Pillow site:

The fork authors’ goal is to foster active development of PIL through:

This is great news for me, because there are several projects (this site included) that use PIL, and I have been worried about its future.  In addition to the infrequent PIL releases, the lack of Python 3 support in PIL was starting to be a real drag...and it was the main thing that kept some of us on Python 2.7.

So yeah, it's nice to have a path forward...time to embrace the fork and move on.  I will miss the PIL acronym.

Child's Play, huh?
Monday, November 3rd 2014 7:08am
Tags: movies, horror

Somebody is being either clever or naive -- spotted this at the checkout line:

childs play

"Childs Play" -- not a kids movie.

This instructable is rad
Sunday, September 28th 2014 11:29pm
Tags: instructable creepy mask face
Terror child in kabuki mask...
Friday, September 26th 2014 10:58pm
Tags: horror terror illusion

This video doesn't do it justice...but I was shocked to see this terrifying child in a kabuki mask staring in the window earlier:

Spoiler: It's not actually a child...it's a mop.

The Church of Robotron has been working hard to find the mutant savior and to train members of the last human family. We had an opening on Wednesday, and my friend Zach edited together this fantastic video:

Here's a test video I shot of oscule's much improved jacob's ladder...it's terrifying:

If you have not yet been tested, please join us on First Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at Diode Gallery for indoctrination, testing, anti-robot training, propaganda distribution, and some good old-fashioned street devival.

My absolute favorite album in an unspeakable number of years is (no secret), Xiu Xiu's "Angel Guts: Red Classroom".  From the first time I heard this record I fell in love with it...and that interest and that respect has only grown since its release.  I come back and listen to it a LOT, and it's failing to tire out.  I'm not reviewing it here, but it's tortuously odd, wonderfully crafted, and  painfully depressing / soul-searching twist of violence and sexual storytelling...with great balance of synth+drum+melody vs. subtle-yet-effective dissonant/atonal/noise experimentations.

The [official] videos in support of the album are top notch.  Brilliant and fitting and supporting works.

The purpose of this post is to consolidate the tracklisting of the supporting videos.  I haven't seen this consolidated list anywhere else, so I thought I'd put it together.  Please be forewarned, there is some very extreme content mixed in here that should be considered NSFW and certainly not for children.

Tracklisting:

  1. Angel Guts:
  2. Archie's Fades
  3. Stupid in the Dark
  4. Lawrence Liquors #1, Lawrence Liquors #2
  5. Black Dick
  6. New Life Immigration
  7. EL Naco
  8. Adult Friends (no video, yet?)
  9. The Silver Platter
  10. Bitter Melon
  11. A Knife in the Sun
  12. Cinthya's Unisex 
  13. Botanica de Los Angeles
  14. :Red Classroom

edit 9/20/2014: Added Cijnthya's Unisex official video