zondag 23 november 2008

Soundsystems on two wheels

Made in Queens is a documentary about these yong folks who build complete soundsystems on their bikes. When we were young we attached a washing peg with a playing card to our wheel so it made a sound like 'tttrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr' when you drove your bmx. These youngsters do this. Creative, we say.

zaterdag 22 november 2008

Rowley Birkin, Cairo

Ok people. We just decided to make a series of posts dedicated to the one and only Rowley Birkin. For the people who never have encountered this chap, he's a sketch character from the mother of all English sketchshows, The Fast Show (Monty Python is offcourse grand mother), created by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.
Some explanation: Birkin always talks about his adventures in a half understandable way, and always finishes with the famous frase "i'm afwaid I was fewwy fewwy dwunk"

vrijdag 21 november 2008

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Only one thing we want to say: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. That is for the patience that guy or girl or group shows. We would have given up at the 3d frame...

donderdag 20 november 2008

no wave / post punk / underground / new york / 1976-1980

Is the title of a new photo history book describing the collision of art and punk in that time, a rarely documented scene on which people like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jim Jarmusch evolved. The book was created by Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore and indie rock journalist Byron Coley. See more here.

woensdag 19 november 2008

dinsdag 18 november 2008

Here come the Germans!

This video of Jeux Sans Frontieres is just so good to watch. Not only because that laugh of the commentator kills you, but also because you can see how innocent everything was not that long ago. Who comes up with a TV show where people have to run around in penguin costumes carrying buckets of water on a huge turnig plate? Brilliant!

maandag 17 november 2008

Hobnox Audiotool

If you are into playing with software like Propellorhead Reason or Ableton try this online thing called Hobnox. It isn't as sophisticated as te other two, but it's good fun. Just lay some cables between devices and see what kind of beats you can produce and maybe even record. Hobnox was awarded a flashforward nomination.

zondag 16 november 2008

What the fuck happens when we die?

We think they are coming close to an answer! After the prospective scientific study of our own Dr. Pim van Lommel on near-death experiences and out-of-the-body experiences, which appeared in the world's leading medical journal 'The Lancet' in 2001, now the medical world seems to have woken up and are starting a a 3-year exploration of the biology behind "out-of-body" experiences. Since we all actually are secret science nerds @ AK, we will follow this closely and report here.

zaterdag 15 november 2008

Bad tattooing

Nice collection of pictures with some really bad tattoos. But, are they really bad? Aren't they just advanced really? Because in 20 years from now they will probably end up in a book like this and then they will be looked upon as state of the art original pieces.
The one Archie has on his shoulder suits this collection pretty well actually! So that means we're pretty hip doesn't it? ;-)

vrijdag 14 november 2008

Machines that almost fall over

Woulnd't you like to build just an extra room in your house for this? So you can sit and stare and do nothing more then that all day? We would. That's just perfect relaxation in our eyes.

donderdag 13 november 2008

Best track ever! Part IV: The Undertones-Teen age Kicks

I'm gonna call her on the telephone
Have her over cos i'm all alone
I need exitement oh i need it bad
And its the best, i've ever had

Just like famous BBC I dj John Peel (they played this song at his funeral) this is our ultimate favourite track. Frontman Feargal Sharkey tried do do it solo in the late 80's again (A good heart thes days is hard to find tralalalala) but never came close again to this one above.

woensdag 12 november 2008

Dance Floor Dale

If you are too sensitive for some explicit scenery, better not watch this video. It contains some heavy 'not suitable for work' material. The video is banned everywhere so it probaly will be banned from Vimeo also. If so, you always can watch it here. The track is called 'Parisian Goldfish' and was created by Flying Lotus on Warp Records. Video is directed by Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric). We like!

Crime Scene Amsterdam

We recently bought this book called 'Crime Scene Amsterdam'. It's a book full with forensic photography from Amsterdam's Police Archive 1960-1986. The photographs are pretty disturbing and sinister, but have a mysterious beauty and are of extremely high quality. Bushes where stiffs were found, people on their knees with their head in the oven, floating bodies in the canals... It's just something you really (don't) want to see.

zondag 2 november 2008

Daniel Eatock

Daniel Eatock does very nice projects. Alone, or together with the rest of the world. "I am interested in connections between image and language, titles, punch lines, miscommunication, subversions, open systems, contributions from others, seriality, collections, discovery and inventing". Please take some time to wander around on his webspace (click the tree)

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Hm, maybe one then...
Some research made it clear that this man is called Tommy Seebach and he's doing a cover of Apache (The Shadows). You can see it here, but we're not sure if this one is less breathtaking than the one above. You may decide.


To get our old Japanese ass on the dancefloor again we went with a couple of friends to the Amsterdam Dance Event to attend the Innervisions night at the Melkweg. As you can see on the picture we had great fun finding spots on the ceiling to point at, what usually means the night was A.O.K. As you can see on this film more people where doing the same thing.

Menno van Gorp

Is the world champion breakdancing and he's from... Tilburg. That brings a small tear to our eyes. That's because our own Seacaptain Plonk E used to dance break in the streets of Tilburg the time Beat Street came out in the early eighties. Although he never even could fix the windmill, Da Plonk is ever so proud to see young Menno conquer that title.
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