Monday, 27 June 2011


Early this year my mum entered a competition in a travel magazine and won it. The prize was a 3 night stay in the 17th century Grade 1 listed house at Penpont in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales. I'll be going tomorrow along with 9 family members to kick back, read books and eat nice food. Not sure if they do Wi-Fi there in the Welsh mountains, so this 'ere blog may be on hold until I return to Leeds on Friday.

Penpont website

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Got paid last week so I made a few purchases.

Francis Lai - Bilitis soundtrack CD, £12.10

Tony Warren - Rising Damp, £0.20

Louis-Ferdinand Céline - North, £20.69

René Magritte - La Periode Vache: "Les Pieds Dans Le Plat", £29.95

ideal home exhibition

I moved into my new flat a few weeks back, and here's a tour round the collection of objets d'art:

Ben Robinson - Object in Blacklight Poster Graphics III

Exhibition poster for L'expo qui rend fou H.P. Lovecraft et le Livre de Raison at Maison d'Ailleurs, Switzerland

Louise Robinson - Ghost Train

Polish poster for Mulholland Drive

Ben Robinson - Isidore Ducasse Memorial Plaque

Assorted books and records

Bragolin - Crying Boy

Ben Robinson - Modern Lovers

Ben Robinson - Modern Lovers II

Assorted books and records

Davin Watne - R is for Ruin

Philip Best - Shasta V

Louise Robinson - Promenade

Pierre et Gilles - Marc Almond

Ben Robinson - Eternal Return (Jordan 'n Jodie)

Valerie Norris - Don't Come On So Groovy

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Ben 'Jack Your Body' Robinson playlist 24.06.11

Music played during yesterday's Yuck 'n Yum launch:

Francis Lai - Bilitis

Like A Tim & Gina V. D'Orio - Lonely Sea

Chromatics - Killing Spree

Gina X - Kaddish

Kym Amps - You Don't Know My Name (But i Know You)

Opera De Nuit - Boris Transylvania Camp

Steve Davil - Shake Me Up

Venise - Playboy

Neon - Drivin'

Christophe - Sunny Road to Salina

Tanki Tanki - Tanki Tanki

Azoto - Exalt Exalt

Ganymed - It Takes Me Higher

Yuck 'n Yum summer 2011 launch @ Superclub, Edinburgh + Zazou @ Kage nightclub, Dundee 24.06.11

A bumper picture special featuring the new Yuck 'n Yum zine launch at Edinburgh's Superclub, plus the latest installment of Zazou with arcane 80s disco/wave/electro sorcery:

Superclub studios

DJ Ben 'Jack Your Body' Robinson rocks the box

AGK promo

Get your video submissions in to the AGK, deadline is August 15th!

DJ Bob's Cassette Hour

Superclub front of shop

The Edinburgh art massive

Art, knowledge and free stuff

Zazou DJs Il Discotto and Stefan Blomeier

Your correspondent

Scary Ross is scary

DJ Poupée Flash

People, dancing

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Yuck 'n Yum autumn 2011 deadline

So I made a flyer to advertise the next Yuck 'n Yum deadline, and here it is:

Monday, 20 June 2011


Extract from Sylvere Lotringer, Overexposed: Treating Sexual Perversion in America:

Dr. Sachs, the clinic's director, enters behind us, hands in his white jacket.
"This study," he explains, "evolved out of some experimental movies with measurement of pupil size. If this is the eye, and here is the pupil looking down, we spray infrared light across the eye and the camera picks up the amount of light on the diameter of the pupil. It records scans continuously, sixty times a second. Now what we do is present stimuli, various types of sexual activity, in a number of categories: black-and-white pictures of nude girls and boys, a naked girl on a bed, for example, legs wide apart, showing genitalia, a boy standing behind a chair, penis erect; adolescents: a young man taking his pants down, a young woman naked, kneeling on a bed; adult males or females: a close-up of a man's torso and genitals, a naked woman touching her breast and vagina: four scenes depicting someone being exhibited to: a girl opening the door with an expression of surprise; four scenes dealing with frottage: a male hand on a woman's tight jeans; four sadistic-type scenes of someone tied up: a naked woman with both head and heavy breasts tightly bound; and four neutral scenes. You watch these slides for seven seconds at a time."
"What do you mean by neutral scenes?"
"That's the result of an investigation I did some time ago on how to alter arousal patterns. I was using a switching process, going from deviant to nondeviant. I wanted to see if you could generate a general arousal where it didn't exist before. I looked for something that could be easily visualized, that the person could imagine and see, and yet had no sexual value at all. I selected something from around the area - I was in Mississippi at the time - something that no-one could possibly be attracted to."
"What was that?"
"A magnolia tree."
"A magnolia tree? Did you choose a tree because it recalls an erection?"
"Does it? Uh... well, it could be deflowered, but that's not the point." He takes out a file. "Look right here at this graph. It's a single-case experimental design - that means that the patient is used as his own control. F1 is a multiple baseline of cross-behaviors. You can see that the individual masturbating to this particular stimulus got it up to 31 percent of an erection."
"You mean that the tree was actually eroticized?"
"Does it prove that you can get people aroused to anything?"
"Well, the person wasn't aroused to trees before."

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Yuck 'n Yum summer 2011 launch

Friday 24th June 7pm. Got that? Good. Because that's when Yuck 'n Yum will be heading out of town. See, we've met these nice people at top Edinburgh art venue Superclub and they'll be hosting our summer 2011 launch. We're presenting our hot-of the-press-ink-barely-dry brand new issue, and there'll be the usual fantastic entertainments all courtesy of your favourite art zine. Allow us to bring you a unique melange of art, poetry and performance art... Jetting in is DJ Ben 'Jack Your Body' Robinson ready to rock the box, alongside the visionary Alex Tobin and Superclub resident Callum Monteith. See you then, and last one there's a square.


Monday, 13 June 2011

Yuck 'n Yum @ The Weaklings

Our beloved zine Yuck 'n Yum was on display at the Five Years gallery in that there London at the weekend, as part of their Dennis Cooper-curated show The Weaklings.

More pictures can be found here: LINK

Saturday, 11 June 2011


Some items purchased over the past few weeks:

T.S. Eliot - Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot (Faber 80th Anniversary Edition), £1.33

Various - Fabric 53: Surgeon CD, £5.58

Various - The Hidden Tapes: A Compilation Of Minimal Wave From Around The World '79-'85 (Minimal Wave US) LP, £18.99

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Yuck 'n Yum Clock Watch 2011

Still from The Clock (2010), single-channel video, 24 hours.
© Christian Marclay, courtesy White Cube, London.

Yuck 'n Yum watch Christian Marclay's 'The Clock' 18th June, CCA, Glasgow. On the 18th of June YNY will undertake a sponsored clock watch of Christian Marclay's The Clock which is currently being shown as part of the British Art Show. The gallery will be open for 24hrs where Yuck 'n Yum members, Alexandra and Andrew, will attempt to watch all 24hrs of the film. All money raised will go towards Yuck 'n Yum's program of events 2011/12 including the AGK which will be held on the 24th of September of this year: LINK