Thursday, 10 February 2011

randomness : february (I wish, you wish, we all wish for the retro-future utopia ...)

I feel like I've running around chasing my tail. Pretty pointless since I don't have a tail. Anyway, here's what's been going on (and sometimes what's already past). 

Aurally absorbed by Jon Brooks' Music For Thomas Carnacki - beautifully spectral found and made sounds. Happily hooked by the bait of Journey Around My Skull's blogpost, The Invisible World Pervades The Visible World - William Blake-style illustrations, both delicate and eerie. Endlessly distracted by the likes of discovering that vikings collected stone age objects (I knew there was a reason I called charity shopping looting and pillaging) and thought the objects had magical properties. 

Can't remember where I put my photos of the Horniman Museum, but it's an unexpected olde worlde museum gem in south London that's always flickr pic-friendly - Anna's Mondo-A-Go-Go post explains why the museum's big wood and glass cases full of stuffed animals, birds and skeletons are so great, and her photos have a hauntological eye too. 

Frederic Chaubin's long-awaited new book finally brings together his photos of Cosmic Communist Architecture from the 50s and 60s and, as things magazine points out, there seem to be a lot of people not only keen on such imagery, but also mourning the radical dreams of future past. 

And yes, of course I'm going to see Paul. Not so sure about Bedlam. In fact, really not convinced, but without Ghost Whisperer I don't have a guilty pleasure to fall back on and a trashy horror romcom set in a former lunatic asylum might just have to do. Or I could just play Zombie Farm.

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