MAKE THE DRUMMER SOUND GOOD!
MAKE THE DRUMMER SOUND GOOD!
As part of our Day of the Dead Party on 2nd Nov we’d like to help as many people as possible remember and honour a loved one that has died.
So, in preparation for the event we are collecting photographs to celebrate those that we miss on the night.
If you would like to take part then please get in touch with a photo representing someone important.
This could be a copy of an already cherished photograph or something new. Perhaps a photograph of you in your loved one’s favourite place, or a picture of their favourite food, or a photo of a precious object left behind.
These photographs will be compiled in to a slide show which will be projected on the night amongst other work from artists and filmmakers on the El Dia De Los Muertos theme.
Please send photographs to matth_robertson [at] icloud [dot] com by 24th October if you’d like to take part.
JOIN TEAM PAA JOE AND GET IN THE MIX!
DJs, producers and crate diggers - we are looking for your best mixes that celebrate Paa Joe. It could be an hour of coffin rockin’ tunes, a mini mix of music relating to masterpieces or, of course, the best West African tunes in your collection.
All mixes submitted will get a huge shout out from us - and we’ll have a vote with the favourite winning a prize.
To submit your mix simply send us a link (to Mixcloud etc) or email our music man Anders at the address below.
In the meantime, here’s our Top 5 Tunes About Artists as a starter
- David Bowie: Andy Warhol
- Modern Lovers: Pablo Picasso
- The Creation: Painter Man
- Jay Z: Picasso Baby
- Status Quo: Pictures of Matchstick Men
I know I’ve got Picasso twice but he was a good (and hella influential!) artist, and both those songs rule - especially the Jay Z short film with Marina Abramović.
"It was ten years ago, or more. Probably more. I woke up one morning and announced to my flatmate, Guy, that I was going to drive to see the Angel of the North. I was reading a lot of Bill Drummond at the time and was into doing stuff and attaching significance to it. This would be a pilgrimage; an important journey. Guy was in.
"At the time I kept a barbecue and a tent in the back of my car, for eventualities just like this. We formulated the plan as we drove north, unclear exactly how far away the Angel of the North was or how to get there. We would find our way to it, pitch a tent, barbecue a steak, kick a football about, drink a beer. All in the shadow of the Angel. It would make us better people.
"We eventually got there. Sun shining, Angel above us, welcoming us, offering us an embrace. We had my Super 8 camera and started filming the huge, imposing - yet friendly - shadow of the Angel. I took some photos too - one is still stuck to my wall. It reminds me of the importance of doing stuff.
"The day didn’t end there. In fact it got better. Someone told us it would be a bad idea to camp beneath the Angel, so we drove on through Gateshead and Newcastle instead, stopping at the quay for a drink and a taste of the Saturday night madness. Then we headed up to Whitley Bay where we camped by the sea and barbecued the steak and drank the beer. The following morning we looked round an empty amusement park and visited Tynemouth, wandering around the castle and the priory in the sunshine. For many years I would talk about Tynemouth like it was the most magical place on earth. I should go back.
"A few weeks ago I got some old Super 8 film transferred to digital files. Sadly the Angel of the North film got a bit damaged some years ago in my dodgy projector, so it had gone a bit wonky. I wanted to send it to Guy, though, so thought about adding some music to it.
"The first song that came to mind was Flaneur by Fists. Oddly enough the fuzzy, windmilling, psychedelic groove of the song seemed to coincide with the juddery, out of focus, beautifully coloured footage. Generously, the band didn’t seem to mind. So, here it is."
Nick, Hello Thor
Listen to an audio teaser of Flying Lotus’ Grand Theft Auto V radio station, which features new tracks from FlyLo and and Tyler, the Creator, plus music from Clams Casino, Hudson Mohawke, Aphex Twin, Outkast, and more.
'interview with FISTS band before their cambridge corner house gig'