Kenneth Anger’s 1964 occult/biker film full of sleaze, objectification and pornography set to 50s and 60s pop songs. Well worth the nearly 30-minute trip into fascination and fetishism.
Just finished printing the cover for issue one of BIRCH FEVER, a 32 page booklet featuring scummed up xerox of vintage porno girls. This will be announced with some new Chondritic titles soon. Below I’ve scanned the cover. The color images below, while keeping with the theme, are strictly for enjoyment here and aren’t all in the booklet. Plus, the pages are extra gutter and in black and white. The zine is 8.5″x5.5″ and comes in two editions. 50 copies have a dirty mustard cover with silver ink. 10 copies with a sturdy vellum cover with silver ink and hand-painted back cover.
Saw on the local news a few days ago that city officials from New Orleans came to Detroit to get a grip on how to deal with their abandoned and destroyed buildings. Considering the amount of burnt out shells, boarded up crackhouses and squats, industrial buildings housing countless homeless – I’m not sure Detroit is the place to look for answers. Maybe they just wanted to feel a bit better about themselves. None of that has anything to do with the following photos, however.
New video from my friends Liz and Sean, together known as Xeno and Oaklander and Sean solo is Martial Canterel. This song is the title track off their new record. They record each song live, no overdubs, and play almost entirely analogue gear. I’ve had the pleasure of being in their studio before and still fondly reflect on the synth envy I felt. There’s a great shot in the Wierd Records Compilation Volume II of the setup, though I believe it is ever-changing. Speaking of Wierd, this record was released by them, and they carry a bunch of other dark, minimal synth music. I’m on the Wierd Comp volume II as Hive Mind with a couple of pieces. Okay, enough of my rambling. Here’s the video:
Cass over at Sex Savages on Wheels and her old man have launched Izzy Wolf, a line of “innovative children’s clothing” named after their daughter. What that basically means is you don’t have to bleach-tie or scum up clothes for your kid anymore – they’ve done it for you. This stuff looks amazing, and comes in sizes from 3 months to 6 years. No kids in sight here, but I’ve already got one little gnarler in mind who could use some of this gear. Also, a percentage of all sales goes to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. Take a look at the entire collection over at Izzy Wolf. The pictures speak for themselves!