Things around the shop besides records...
The Daily Nice to see Jason's daily photos.
This sculpture is from 2009, it is a clay piece that was designed in much the same way that many of the Plasticine models were made for my 2006 ink series. The clay was almost dried up, I broke it into pieces glued it to a base and painted it. In the background is a flyer for the Modular Synth documentary "I Dream Of Wires". See the site here.
The doc is produced partly by local synth enthusiast Jason Amm, Also known as Solvent, and for bringing us the monthly Minimal-Cold Wave night ICE MACHINE. First Friday of every month at Embassy bar in Toronto.
Here is a new addition to the walls, this ink drawing is equally inspired by my recent X-Canada drive as it is by a more recent purchase of a Ralph Lundsten album entitled Shangri-La. Ralph Lundsten is a Swedish electronic music pioneer who lives in a castle. See it here.
The cover art to Shangri-La is done in blue, it depicts a robot giving flowers to a beautiful naked lady in the woods by moonlight.My drawing obviously copies some of those elements, but of course I have been using many of these themes for years already. So I'll do what I want!
But if we are looking for records, there are many new additions...
Night Crawlers, The Little Black Egg, a psychedelic garage rarity form 1967. A real gem of a record on original Kapp records.
An awesome bluesy psych record for fans of Blue Cheer and UK proto-metal.
LP's LPs, 104 Ossington ave, Toronto.
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Friday, 6 September 2013
Late August is my favorite time of year. Everything has reached it's peak. Tourists are going home with new T-shirts. Labour day strikes, jets tear open the sky, then it's time to find a pumpkin. I like it for reasons that have to do with the senses, with sounds, smells, watching as the insects continue their inherent magic, and the seasons change. Here in Toronto, it's back to school, it's the yearly exhibition, and matured spiders. The colour of the sky and our atmosphere changes. The light reminds us of last year, it really is my favorite. Subtle, sweet, magical. Now it is September, I am driving out to Alberta in a rented car. Along the way I meant to collect records, but Labour day = everything closed = no records until...1000km...Regina! That's OK, alot of other things to enjoy like rotting tourist traps. Dusty old ghost towns, decayed monuments, great lighting! Yeah, and it also gets me when spell check underlines my "our's" mistaking them for "or's" which is Amerikan, not Canadian. (see colour & labour). This also happens in crosswords, which is really annoying.