Gunslinger is a great photography blog with really fantastic photographs posted pretty much daily. Categories include The Gunslinger Guide to Elizabeth Taylor, The Art of Cinema, The Cool Hall of Fame, and Adventures in the Cold War.
I became aware of Russell Mills as the illustrative designer of More Dark than Shark and the Brian Eno compilation, More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection. I admire his approach of using a mixed-media technique similar to Robert Rauschenberg’s, along with creating the Nine Inch Nails logo using a blacksmith/metal worker to make his design out of steel, then burying it in the ground for a while to rust and tarnish.
Kunstradio is a sound art radio station from Zurich in Switzerland, home of the Dada movement. I worked with this station in 1999, where I streamed a sound art piece, Frozen Teardrop in Space, as part of the Ars Electronica festival from Linz Austria. I collaborated with Colin Fallows at Ars Electronica and participated in the 24 hours live streaming web mix broadcast on Kunstradio. The radio station broadcasts sound works from all over the world 24 hours a day. You never have to listen to Bieber again!
This is a TV station set up in Berlin with content by Anton Newcombe from the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Watch as he makes food and plays videos from the Dead Skeletons, to name but one. Is there anything this guy cannot do?
I am currently exhibiting my first American exhibition at the Substrate Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition features abstract paintings, collages and screen prints. All of the works have a story behind them. Some of them are tied to events that have taken place on tour, or by situations I have found myself in. I paint in the same way that I approach creating music: finding that if you have a strict plan, it never ends up as you have imagined, with the mystical process of creating being the reward in itself.
The Residents are one of my favourite bands. I first heard them in 1977 on the late, great John Peel’s BBC radio show in England. I love the darkness of this video. I know it’s odd but, sonderbar ist gut, ja? Possibly the best video ever made.
There are some old airforce hangers and pill boxes from the Second World War near where I live. My local pub has a pill box in its grounds and even has a beer called Pill Box Ale. Very nice it is, too. I love remnants from another time and the Sound Mirrors featured on this website are just that: a forgotten relic of a time long gone. They were used to listen for German Zeppelins coming across the English Channel in the First World War. Like great big concrete ears, they listen still. I would love to visit this place and make some recordings, using them to capture sounds.