Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Keeping up with Xmas shows

More of a note to myself so that I don't miss all the shows that seem to be happening in Bristol next month.

Guerilla Galleries - 30/11 - Jan - LTH, Inkie, Nick Walker
12 Days of Xmas - 7/12 - 22/12 - Just about everybody
39 steps - 7/12 - 9/12 - Dan, I Francis, Rowdy and Dora
Niche Christmas - 7/12 - 21/12 - Auction 21/12 6pm, 15 Christmas Steps

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Decisions decisions

The new album by Schengen is going to be called 'Ce gil' or 'Bij', but we're not conclusively decided on which one it will be.

The album is shaping up well. Had a playback on Friday and we're decided on the track order.

'Fendered' begins it and 'Cep' finishes it and in between are 7 or so tracks that we're very happy with.

It wil be out on Distant Noise in the Spring of next year.

BK is back

Finally got Burger King back on the wall. Nice to see this one framed up again. I also got round to frame up Helen's Faile Captivating print which I bought her in the Summer. She wasn't sure about it to begin with but is liking it now I think.

Only xx more pieces to go... :(*

Friday, November 23, 2007

12 Days Of Xmas in an ol Bristol nick

This should be fantastic. 40 of the best street artists around showing up in an old Bristol police station. Friday 7th - Saturday 22nd December

Mulled zider anyone?

Artists include:
Dr. D
Harry Simmonds
James Cauty
Kuildoosh/Wet Shame
Lady Lucy
Let Them Hang
Mr Jago
Nick Walker
Tinker Has A Posse

Full details here.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


A good friend of mine sent me this. It's an instant sound tool on the web that's a bit of fun. Great for the kids too! I've decided that rather than spend years trying to come anywhere near the brilliance of Disco Inferno, I can just press L and X on the Craymachine

Sunday, November 18, 2007

painting the ceiling

painting the celing
Originally uploaded by X-E-N-Z

The wonderful artist that is xenz painting the ceiling of the Pro Cathedral in Bristol.
I'm hoping to take a look at what he's achieved this week.
Pic by xenz


A close up of 'Spring' by xenz. This is his 15 layer screenprint and is still available from the Forster Gallery.

Friday, November 16, 2007

MBV gigs sells out in minutes this morning

Doing the Manchester date.

Xenz forum

Xenz now has a forum.

It will be good to see and read more Xenz-specific stuff rather than wading through which has become so big. It's 100 posts window gives you about an hour's worth of stuff! It's a great forum but has grown... mmm rather understandably.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

On the Big Ship Thekla

are the Cardiacs (this Wednesday). I might head down there if not still feeling the grips of flu.

Nice new little monome doc

Just discovered this nice little documentary about monome. It's excellent glimpse behind-the-scenes. I love the way Brian just decides to solder together a new 256 unit for the film crew and play it.. superb.
In additon to a 256 I now want a pizza oven in my garden.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Press Cafe

Press Cafe from stretta on Vimeo.

I can't wait to try this lovely app out. It's a bit like Flin for the monome but with more functionality and easier pitch and note length edits. Look out for the cat.

From Stretta

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Banksy spotting in the East End

Me, a settee and a Banksy.
Pic by Hob.

Xenz show

Had a lovely night at the Xenz show at the Forster Gallery in London this week. Some groundbreaking pieces from Xenz this time round. He's starting to experiment with aluminium and found metal as a canvas and these pieces looked truly superb. 2 great prints released on the night too. About half of the work had been snapped up 15 mins into the show which tells its own story.

My top 5 from the show:
Getting Up (see above)
Birds and the Bees II
Fan Motor
Butterfly Triptych
Spring (15 layer!! screenprint edition of 50)

Really hospitable bunch at the gallery. Everyone greeted with friendly smiles and lashings of free beer. A good formula.
Pic by Hob