SOLDIER'S DISEASE

EPHEMERA

An older collage became a new flier for this site due to its startling relevance. Created and produced entirely at home thanks to my formerly trusty & recently repaired Xerox XC1255 and the huge backlog of colored/metallic paper I have around here. These are printed on mustard, burgundy, flame and copper stock. Get at me if you want a stack to throw around. It is crude and crooked, just the way it should be. Grab/resize the image if you want to use it to link.

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IN SPACES BETWEEN

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by greh @ 5:36pm on March 2, 2010

This is the interior design version of Spacemen 3’s “Taking drugs to make music to take drugs to” – completely insane, colorful and visually confusing rooms.

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MODERN WITCHCRAFT

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by greh @ 1:00pm on February 27, 2010

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THEIR PETALS BROKEN, ILL-FORMED AND STOLEN

More from the ‘living room’ collection. The damaged photos at the bottom were a gift from Jamie Easter who found a large stack of similar photos, if believe in an abandoned building somewhere in Detroit/Hamtramck.

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ANOTHER DAY FULL OF DREAD

Note new address: http://soldiersdisease.com/ – old links will still work but it’d be great if you updated. Or if you haven’t linked and feel like it, that’d be great too.

Scans from collected/found amateur pornographic photographs grabbed at seedy bookstores and flea markets over the past few years. They’d previously hung in our living room, but since most everything I own is boxed from the last move pending a cross-country move next month, I had to rip into some cardboard and yank them from the frames to present them here. Now that they’re out, might as well put them on the wall again. Expect scans from these in the next day or so.

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SNAKE AND THUNDER

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by greh @ 5:02pm on February 6, 2010

Scanned from some magazine that can only be described as 100% biker porno. No articles, no ads; nothing but photos of ladies. The cover is unfortunately missing so I have no idea what this thing is called. The ol’ lady & party photos are generally more interesting than the actual photo shoots in the mag, so a few of those are presented here.

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WIERD LIVING

(apologies to A. Dilloway for the stolen title…)

My friend Jonathan Canady (who runs a handful of sites including Colors of the Dark linked in the sidebar) just alerted me, via his label/design site Verge of Light, to this new Xeno & Oaklander interview/overview which explores their ideas behind music and their Brooklyn home studio. Well worth a watch if you’re remotely curious.

Jonathan himself has a new project Diamond Cult, a post-punk/Krautrock-inspired one man band. Two tracks up for listening at the above link or you can buy them for a measly $1 a pop at the aforementioned Verge of Light site. There’s also a site dedicated to Jonathan’s paintings and drawings here.

I’d previously mentioned Brooklyn’s Wierd Records run by my friend Pieter and home to Xeno & Oaklander, Led er Est, Martial Canterel and the excellent and varied Wierd Compilations (3xLP+7″ and 4xLP respectively). Pieter also has a section in his shop for non-Wierd but related records he carries. I received the recent Xeno & Oaklander Sentinelle and Led Er Est Dust on Common LP from his label last month and neither of them have gone more than 3 feet from the turntable. Also in the box were new 7″s by Led Er Est, Frank Alpine and a split by Newclear Waves/Opus Finis – all of it very enjoyable. Last year, Opus Finis put out Pursue the Tragic Tune, one of the darkest albums I’ve heard in a long time. It’s available at the Wierd webstore and comes highly recommended.

Besides running a great label and being a most gracious host, Pieter is a really unique artist. The paintings you see on the site are his work, and there are a few more here. Below is a documentary on Pieter’s extraordinary art and his weekly coldwave DJ night in NYC. Parts 2 and 3 should be linked when part 1 is finished playing.

For Detroit locals seeking something similar, you should check out Justin Carver’s monthly night (second Thursdays!) called Something Cold. Dark minimal yet danceable music. I’m always happy to hear contemporary Wierd bands and classics like Absolute Body Control and Fad Gadget being pumped out of the speakers. The next one is coming up Feb 11 at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) on Rosa Parks.

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