Monday, 29 November 2010

thundersnow 28.11.10

Had the day off work yesterday as Dundee was hit by the rare meteorological phenomenon of thundersnow.

"The east coast of Scotland was battered by the rare phenomenon of thunderstorms, causing yet more chaos. "Thundersnow" is caused by freezing cold air moving over warmer water and is rarely seen in the UK, where warmer conditions are normally required to create lightning. Tayside Police's Dundee headquarters was struck by lightning during the heavy snowstorms yesterday. That resulted in all their non-emergency telephone lines going down." ...more

Legowelt live chat

Thanks to the magic of online streaming radio, myself and Stephen Bloe spent a couple of hours yesterday listening to a set by the Dutch DJ and producer Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt. The performance was recorded at Newcastle's Road to Rimini club on Saturday 20th November and was broadcast by Newcastle University's Culture Lab Radio.

Our Facebook discussion is published below:

Stephen Bloe: legowelt live set from 20/11/2010, tonight at 8pm
Culture Lab Radio
13 hours ago

Ben Robinson: cool.
12 hours ago

SB: can't wait to hear it
12 hours ago

BR: hmm listening now, but it's not Legowelt?
11 hours ago

SB: i think it's nine
11 hours ago

SB: and that festival he's chatting about sounds incredible
11 hours ago

SB: can't figure out if this is legowelt or not?
11 hours ago

SB: confirmed!
11 hours ago

BR: here we go then
10 hours ago

BR: nobody else could make that sound!
10 hours ago

SB: it blows my mind how he can create that live with some shitty modern korg gear. out of this world
10 hours ago

BR: he's jamming it pretty hard right now!
10 hours ago

BR: wonder if this'll be up for download anywhere...
10 hours ago

SB: they said they're just waiting on danny's word and then it'll be up for download
10 hours ago

SB: and yeah, he's getting pretty raaaaaw!
10 hours ago

BR: nice one
10 hours ago

BR: I DJed this tune at the Generator fundraiser in the Queen's
10 hours ago

BR: that's the only trainspotting I've been able to do so far ;-)
10 hours ago

BR: bravo!
10 hours ago

SB: what tune was it?! i missed the last twenty :(
9 hours ago

BR: Marcuss Mixx - Shake That Thing (Marco Pasarani mix) on Creme. Hope they get this available for download soon
9 hours ago

Legowelt official site

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Yuck 'n Yum winter 2010 issue launch!

Don we now our gay apparel, falalalala… that's right folks, Christmas is coming and as usual Scotland's soi-disant premier art zine Yuck 'n Yum is bringing you the best show in town. Because we've got the most specialest guest of the lot! None other than FATHER CHRISTMAS himself will be jetting in for an exclusive appearance to meet his many adoring fans in the Dundee art scene. What's more, there'll be badges and zines and all the other things you've come to expect from our launches. Come see us on Friday December 10th at Dundee's Hannah Maclure Centre to make all your Christmas dreams come true!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Jonathan Horowitz @ DCA 26.11.10

To the DCA last night for the opening of the Jonathan Horowitz show Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum, and there'll be a full review to follow in the coming days. A took a few photos and here they are:

The Dundee art massive

Pink Tank

ي - الأحد - الاثني(monday - sunday)

Apocalypto Now

Contribution Cube (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

Art Delivers People

White Rainbow Flag for Jasper Johns in the Style of the Artist's Boyfriend
Pillow Talk Bed

Crucifix for Two

Pink Curve

Disco lights at the Queen's Hotel

Miscellaneous partygoers


Your correspondent

Friday, 26 November 2010

Stephen Bloe's Research Laboratory of Electronic Progress

The Duncan of Jordanstone graduate Stephen Bloe is possessed of a dazzling talent, and I've been working on something inspired by his music for the forthcoming issue of Yuck 'n Yum. For now I urge you to click below for a sample of his project The Research Laboratory of Electronic Progress: LINK

Friday, 19 November 2010


Ho, ho, ho! Gather round all you boys and girls, because this Christmas Yuck ‘n Yum will be hosting our very own SANTA’S GROTTO. Santa’s sack will be full of art made by YOU, whether it’s a sketch, a DVD, a teddy bear or a multiple… just hand it to us by December the 8th and it’ll be given out at our festive winter launch! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Leeds United 3 - Bristol City 1, 13.11.10

Leeds 3-1 Bristol City
(HT 0-0)

* Becchio 66 | * Stead 68
* Becchio 70 |
* Becchio 83 |

From the BBC 606 Leeds United messageboard:

by lancashirewhite (U14591808) 13 November 2010
Becchio is god (not hand of god) the man was brilliant, liked it when he scored and then kissed the badge brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, Simon grayson sort his contract out quickly other wise we will lose a very, very good player if somma is worth a 3 year contract well becchio is worth a 5 year contract sort it out please.
Marching on together

by LufcGermany (U13734952) 13 November 2010

No, no I don't believe it!..

He did what?..

Noooo he cant have, CAN HE?..

Oh well, there must be a debate somewhere in that lot!!!....

All you that said Becchio should be dropped!..

Come on, tell us!!!....SHOULD HE STILL BE DROPPED?..

by leedsintheblood (U7009745) 13 November 2010
Just back from the game after a stop along the way. At half time it looked a bit dire against the bottom team. Then off went the Ark Royal. On came Becchio and it all changed for the better. Great crowd and we're in with a real chance. Some tough tests to come and hope we don't lose o'Brien - he was good from start to finish along with Snoddy.
Looking positive

Friday, 12 November 2010


Extract from Yukio Mishima, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion:

When a stutterer is struggling desperately to utter his first sound, he is like a little bird that is trying to extricate itself from thick lime. When finally he manages to free himself, it is too late. To be sure, there are times when the reality of the outer world seems to have been waiting for me, folding its arms as it were, while I was struggling to free myself. But the reality that is waiting for me is not a fresh reality. When finally I reach the outer world after all my efforts, all that I find is a reality that has instantly changed color and gone out of focus - a reality that has lost the freshness that I had considered fitting for myself, and that gives off a half-putrid odor.
As can easily be imagined, a youth like myself came to entertain two opposing forms of power wishes. In history I enjoyed the descriptions of tyrants. I saw myself as a stuttering, taciturn tyrant; my retainers would hang on every expression that passed over my face and would live both day and night in fear and trembling of me. There is no need to justify my cruelty in clear, smooth words. My taciturnity alone was sufficient to justify every manner of cruelty. On the one hand I enjoyed imagining how one by one I would wreak punishment on my teachers and schoolmates who daily tormented me; on the other hand, I fancied myself as a great artist, endowed with the clearest vision - a veritable sovereign of the inner world. My outer appearance was poor, but in this way my inner world became richer than anyone else's. Was it not natural that a young boy who suffered from an indelible drawback like mine should have to come to think that he was a secretly chosen being? I felt as though somewhere in this world a mission awaited me of which I myself still knew nothing.

(Translated by Ivan Morris)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Yuck 'n Yum winter deadline 2010

Just a couple of weeks until the next Yuck 'n Yum deadline, so make something creative happen: LINK

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Generator fundraiser @ The Kage 05.11.10

To the Kage nightclub last night for Generator Projects' 'RAGE IN THE KAGE' fundraiser. I took a few photos and here they are:

The Deliberate Crumbs play live

Note - "DJs: If Journey is played, you won't be paid."

DJs Stephan Blowmier and Il Discotto

The crowd goes wild

Friday, 5 November 2010

(((echo))) @ DCA 04.11.10

To the DCA last night for the (((echo))) event, with presentations by Val Norris, Anton Beaver, Janey Muir, Hannah Champion, Fraser MacDonald, Louisa Preston and Rachel Walker. I took a few photos of that and Jaygo Bloom's Arcade show:

Monday, 1 November 2010

Robin Thomson @ Generator Projects / The Skinny

My review of the Generator's Robin Thomson show has appeared in The Skinny: LINK