Category Archives: Music

Art imitates art – Diane Keaton and Frank Black

In 1993 Diane Keaton (yes, that Diane Keaton) released a book she edited called Mr. Salesman. The book features noir-ish 1950s photographs of travelling salesmen taken by Jamison Handy. It’s an absolute wonder and loaded with photographs that sit somewhere between … Continue reading

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#blogjune – WE’RE ALL DEVO!

Lots of fun this one – a rubber stamp that says “WE’RE ALL DEVO!” in a voice bubble that can be used wherever you please. It works particularly well in unlikely scenarios like the above birdie card, instantly turning any … Continue reading

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#blogjune – Carnival of the Animals

This is a record sleeve I found in a charity shop, sans record, but it didn’t matter as it was clearly all about the sleeve. Frameworthy, and in fact, now framed.

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#blogjune – Nipper

I bought this in the early 1980s, I can’t remember where from but he is an official HMV Nipper product and came in a branded box which I also still have. There isn’t a grampohone with this figurine (not sure … Continue reading

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#blogjune- From Brussels With Love

The original Les Disques du Crépuscule compilation from 1980, on cassette no less. Not the more collectible PVC sleeve version, but the currently $4-plus-postage-on-Discogs-version. Still, it’s a treasure.

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#blogjune – Tryptych: Demdike Stare

Something spooky for Friday. This the the ‘Tryptych’ CD (2011) set by the Lancastrian spooktronica outfit Demdike Stare. It collects three of their releases from 2010 – Forest of Evil, Libertation Through Hearing and Voices of Dust. The seance/runes etc. … Continue reading

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Geniale Dilletanten – Subkultur der 1980er-Jahre in Deutschland

This was a nice surprise. A Goethe-Institut international touring exhibition of 1980s subculture and German New Wave music is currently showing at the RMIT Gallery (344 Swanston Street, Melbourne). The title translates as ‘Brilliant Dilletantes – Subculture in Germany in … Continue reading

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