Friday, June 6, 2008

Tape the Eighth; Tit-tape (One is for killin', the other's for fun)

Tape number eight

90mins long, type 1 cassette in opaque black plastic casing, manufactured by Crown (yeah, me neither). Should play in any cassette player and is attractively decorated with mammary glands.

Left on a ledge beside the side-door into Connolly Station on Amiens Street, Dublin 1, at approximately 9.10am on Thursday 12th of June, 2008.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Web food

Some interesting links:

Polar Alert Top 100.
Look I know, I know, that background would probably sell for 200 euro in Urban Outfitters and as such I should be rolling my eyes and moving on. Someone collected 100 blank audio cassette covers and made another online timewaster - however it does resemble nether regions of my own room and looks really slick.
Easily written off as an example of pop culture's current schoolgirl crush on the 80s, but it... pertains... to the rest of this post and this blog and I'll regret losing the link if I don't save it.

HarSmedia Found Tapes

The website/blog of Dutch artist Harold Schellinx. Among (many)other things, he picks up pieces of tape on the street and listens to them. YES. He then records them in his blog and as far as I can make out most of them are up on his site as mp3s so you can have a bittova listen. The SoundBlog is interesting reading in itself.

Loca. Stalking in the name of art, yes fucking please. They installed bluetooth nodes in various places in San José, which were able to track anyone with Bluetooth activated on their phone. They then sent them messages commenting on things they'd just done, the messages getting progressively more unsettling as time went by. Must try that sometime.