May 26, 2009
August 7, 2008
Here is a reproduction of a webpage that I made some years ago about how to eradicate slugs featuring Paul B. Davis.
SLUGS – rid your garden of these foul pests!
check the newly transplanted herb garden, featuring mint and bay leaves.
but shit, we got a problem. it seems we aren’t the only ones enjoying nature. someone UNINVITED is eating the sweet leaves through the night.
okay players, education certainly is the key and this cracker is here to show you what to do with some about the house ingredients.
all you need is a bottle of stale flat beer. any brand will do but we have chosen one that is the favourite of lazy fat lay-abouts.
then fill a bowl with this beer and leave it in the garden a small distace from the ravaged plants.
THE NEXT DAY. the little fuckers had their last party and drunk themselves to a grim death.
CHECK IT OUT CHICKY BABES!! [tm] – daisy d
the head count after just 12 hours is roughly 21 slugs and two snails. you can leave the beer a little longer but be warned too long and it turns to a stinky rotten pool of yuck.
and so back to enjoying the garden like a hero with a fresh bottle of beer.
Anyway – this photo series is a set form better days when we would have jolly japes and do things like kill slugs.
June 23, 2008
June 14, 2008
A photo journal by Michael O’Neill.
I read the news that R Kelly gets off scott free.
Dressed like a washerwoman I pose seductively for The Air Commodore with my skeletal finger.
I ensure I am in every shot that The Air Commodore tried to take.
I have to pull the Photoface [TM] at least ONCE no matter what is going on.
And here I am with the guy on the bus I picked up earlier at the club. His t-shirt says ‘work out’. TOTALLY my new boyfriend.
June 13, 2008
http://blog.lektrogirl.com A pop video for the Lektrogirl track She originally released on Rephlex Records.
An original composition from a few years ago with some video.
P.S. and where I be at on the w-end
May 29, 2008
Oh yeah and I forgot to say, my track The Result is now available for download at my old buddy micromusic.net
The Result is the track I made with the video not so long ago [scroll down on the left there to see it.]
If you want to just hear an audio preview:
May 12, 2008
MIDI Karaoke performed by me and my friends – all one of us. Original track – Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band. http://blog.lektrogirl.com
April 8, 2008
2008-03-08: UBER ALBUM mp3 release!!
The complete version of UBER ALBUM containing 20 tracks can be bought from these data traders as audio files:
Don’t accept DRM!
And why do I care so much? Because my track with BioBern is also one of the tracks on the MP3 version of Uberalbum The story of Lektrogirl vs Bodenstandig feat each other
And do you want to know what that story is? Here is an English translation from the hand of Bern himself:
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Lektrogirl sent me her new songs recently. Quite bleepy things she made. Though in real life she digs disco stomp and stupid techno. It’s her own fault that people connect her with Autechre and Aphex Twin.
“No”, she screams desperately, “i want that primitive shit that really rocks, like Scooter, Pet Shop Boys and Bobby Orlando!” (Of course she screams it in English.) Her fans probably think this is a satirical exaggeration in the style of Mark Twain. But it’s really true. It happens a lot that musicians are somewhere completely different from what their fans think…
This reminds me how just recently i sat on a meadow with a beautiful girl. She was young, unable to conquer her elegance and had a soul going over her ears. Around us raged a hooligan beer can party with punk rock and brit pop. If i was in love is not an object of this procedure and not of legal relevance until further notice. Love will of course not be outlawed and brings no danger to the new republic. The opposite: Used in a right manner it holds the facility to raise productivity and creativity of the individual, to strengthen the German economy against international competition — and through this save jobs!
As a precondition it is required that in the future love can be adequately measured so the distribution can be done more efficiently and closer to the needs of the citizens. First, for security reasons, *they* will measure the change of volume dV and the angle (alpha) of all dicks in real time. Of course via satellite and with a sub-pant method and without a privacy-invading intermingling with further individual data.
Despite all this it can be assumed that thought will stay free, until further notice. To sum it up: At the moment it is not possible to measure if i was in love.
Anyway, this girl told me what music she likes, it was — oh! — Autechre and Aphex Twin. “Not that again!…. for sure also Kruder and Dorfmeister”, i thought without any ulterior motive and i didn’t say: “Yoo, me old buddy Aphex Twin, i call him my dawg!” However i said something like: “I also make electric music with my friend Drax and Mr Aphex Twin could even be called my boss coz it’s his record label on which we released a great record and are going to release even better records.” So much i would have liked to impress her.
When i played the record to her later she said a bit disappointed: “You make more somthing like dance music, no?” — “No, not exclusively!” i said quickly. But it was too late. She even found “all girls move them body” really disgusting. So the impressing backfired. What up, this crank we already had in the 70s! Responsible people said “Disco sucks”, if you valued yourself you despised rhythm and walked around seriously and thoughtfully.
I believe i was also intellectual in former times, but it was no fun. And the intelligent make as much stress and destroy the world with the same drive as the stupid, so why all the effort with education and aesthete, i ask myself sometimes.
And the moral of the story: Boomshakalak, me knows what i likes, it’s ragga music all day long!
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BUT VINYL LOVERS HERE IS SOMETHING FRESH FOR YOU FROM THE BOTTOM END OF THE GERMAN FATHERLAND:
Bodenstandig 2000 proudly presents the 12 inch vinyl release of their long awaited UBER ALBUM with 8 eurostyle conscious home computer tracks and awesome cover design by otro in Atari Desktop Green! Get it directly from bio and drx!
Bodenständig 2000 präsentieren ihre neuste Langspielplatte: das heiß herbeigesenhte UBER ALBUM mit 8 tiefsinnigen Euro-Rave-Heimcomputer-Hits in einer äußerst ansprechenden Hülle in Atari Desktop-Grün von otro! Jetzt direkt von bio und drx bestellen!
Bodenstandique Deux Milles présente fièrement la publication de la disque vinyle de l’ALBUM d’UBER avec 8 morceaux de dance profonde, fait en style «ordinateur personnel euro». Avec une enveloppe impressionnante en vert «bureau d’atari» dessiné par otro. Obtenez-le directement de bio et drx!
皆さんが鶴首して待ったBodenständig 2000 の一番新しいレコードの登場だ： otroがデザインして情趣に富んでAtariグリーンのジャケットの中に味わいのあるユーロレーブパスコンヒット8曲も入っている。UberAlbumは直にbioとdrxで注文できるよ！
* Lichtjahre von daheim
* Das Atom im Videotextreich
* Dudeldei (Heimstudio-Version, vinyl exclusive)
* Plankalkül (Psilodump Megarave Mix)
* Die Welt ist voller Wunder
* Banker Tom
Limited to 256 copies! Order now!
Auf 256 Exemplare limitiert! Jetzt bestellen!
Limité à 256 copies! Ordre maintenant!
April 4, 2008
While I am probably going to go check out Bok Bok and Manara at The Dolphin, don’t forget that tonight in New York is the screening of the Nasty Nets Crew’s work ‘Nasty as U wanna be’
Travis Hallenbeck, “1.AVI,” 2007 (:10)
Paul Slocum, “New Veriform City,” 2006 (1:30) Michael Bell-Smith, “Video Created to Fix Stuck Pixels in Computer Monitors Recast (with Soundtrack and Sunset) as Video to Fix Your Stuck Mind,” 2005 (:45) Petra Cortright, “webcam girl pizza party disaster cat kitten dog snow effects,” 2007 (1:41) Damon Zucconi, “One Thing Comes After the Other,” 2007 (1:24) Travis Hallenbeck, “27.AVI,” 2007 (:08) Charles Broskoski, “Me Doing Pushups,” 2007 (1:35) C. Coy, “Elvis Action Painting,” 2007 (1:23) Travis Hallenbeck, “39.AVI,” 2007 (:13) Paul Slocum, “Combat,” 2004 (3:00) Tom Moody, “Hoedown,” 2007 (1:32) Brian Blomerth, “For Kittenz By Kittenz,” 2004 (2:08) Joel Holmberg, “Earthlink Halloween,” 2007-2008 (3:26) Marisa Olson, “Netacronyms,” 2007 (5:04) Travis Hallenbeck, “32.AVI,” 2007 (:13) John Michael Boling and Javier Morales, “Body Magic,” 2006 (2:25) James Whipple, “VALIS,” 3005 (4:20) Kevin Bewersdorf, “Yes,” 2008 (1:09) Michael Bell-Smith, “Hit By Bus,” 2007 (:16) C. Coy, “cd with matrix,” 2007 (:17) Guthrie Lonergan, “Popcorn,” 2007 (:13) Travis Hallenbeck, “45.AVI,” 2007 (:16) Guthrie Lonergan, Getty stock footage of artists (:24) Michael Bell-Smith, “Holla,” 2007 (:48) Peter Baldes, “Paw,” 2007 (:18) Joel Holmberg, “Lobster,” 2007 (:07) Brian Blomerth, “Jazz Cats” (2:06) Travis Hallenbeck, “11.AVI,” 2007 (:40) James Whipple, “Forum Catharsis,” 2007 (:07) Peter Baldes, “Dandruff,” 2007 (:21) Joel Holmberg, “Suggestion Slam,” 2007 (:30) Paul Ben Davis, “Penguin Dance,” 2007 (:48) John Michael Boling, “Electric Sweat,” 2007 (:53) Travis Hallenbeck, “40.AVI,” 2007 (:07) Travis Hallenbeck, “42.AVI,” 2007 (:07) Guthrie Lonergan & Joel Holberg, stock footage (:12) Marisa Olson, “Net Optix,” 2007 (:46) Michael Bell-Smith, “The End of the Internet,” 2006 (:58) Brian Blomerth, “Stand Up,” 2007 (:38) Joel Holmberg, “Brandon’s Modified Palm Spin,” 2007 (:18) Travis Hallenbeck, “17.AVI,” 2007 (:24) Guthrie Lonergan, “9 Short Music Videos,” 2005 (1:20) Paul Slocum, “You’re Not My Father,” 2008 (3:54) Guthrie Lonergan, “Sped Up Bob Dylan Karaoke File,” 2007 (:28) Lektrogirl and Emma Davidson, “The Result,” 2007-2008 (2:51) John Michael Boling and Javier Morales, “Blood Fantasy,” 2007 (5:00)
Event InfoName: NASTY NETS at NYUFF – DVD release screening!
Tagline: As Nasty As U Wanna Be
Host: Marisa Olson
Type: Music/Arts – Jam Session
Time and PlaceDate: Friday, April 4, 2008
Time: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Anthology Film Archives
Street: 32 2nd Avenue
City/Town: New York, NY
Nasty Nets has just produced a DVD (with video & data for maximum pleasure!) and we’re releasing it in a screening called NASTY AS U WANNA BE at the 15th (and final) NY Underground Film Festival.
Please come and enjoy, and get your discounted dvd’s–$5 while supplies last!
Big thanks to RHIZOME for sponsoring the dvd & screening!
Nasty As U Wanna Be
EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO MIN INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
Organized by Marisa Olson & the Nasty Nets with support from Rhizome.org
Identifying themselves as an “internet surfing club,” Nasty Nets is an international ensemble representing some of the most active artists working online today. Together their work both celebrates and critiques the internet by employing original and appropriated imagery and audio, such as animated gifs, YouTube hacks, html cheat codes, and other found and edited material, offering a poignant and humorous take on contemporary digital visual culture.
This event will serve as a release party for their new dvd, which features videos for dvd players, copious digital files to be opened on personal computers, and a type-in website by Michael Bell-Smith. Tonight’s screening will feature videos from the dvd and additional works by members of this 25-person crew.
Nasty Nets was founded by artists John Michael Boling, Joel Holmberg, Guthrie Lonergan, and Marisa Olson, and includes members Peter Baldes, Michael Bell-Smith, Camille Paloque Bergés, Kevin Bewers- dorf, Brian Blomerth, Charles Broskoski, Petra Cortright, Chris Coy, Paul B. Davis, Michael Guidetti, Britta Gustafson, Travis Hallenbeck, Chance Jackson, Lektrogirl, Tom Moody, Javier Morales, Paul Slocum, James Whipple, Robert Wodzinski, and Damon Zucconi. The Nasty Nets DVD is generously supported by Rhizome. Discs will be sold at a discount to NYUFF ticket-holders, at the festival, while supplies last. – Marisa Olson
March 19, 2008
Yeah – I really really hate change, particularly sudden change. It really freaks me out. But, I have made a few changes to my blog you may notice.
<---- Down the left hand column
<---- Scroll down
<---- You will see a load of new menu items
<---- Including my album "I Love My Computer"
<---- To download FREE
<---- Links to my art projects
<---- And videos
I have more stuff to add but that is going to come eventually.
Anyway so too lazy to scroll and just want a quick click? You can download my album “I Love My Computer” from here for FREE.
March 15, 2008
The is a German nerd magazine the I have written for in the past that arrived in my mailbox the other day with a tour diary I wrote for the Divided by Zero micromusic.net tour around Holland. I had even forgot I did it!
The pictures aren’t great but I think you can read the articles when you enlarge the pics.
March 6, 2008
It is getting late – so here is one for the road.
Nice fluffy “public hair” effect.
March 5, 2008
Hardly worth it, but here it is now on YouTube:
This is the finished version of my new video for the fairly old track called louloulou [all my songs started with names like that] while it was just an MP3 but now it is a finished thing, the name is THE RESULT.
All that hex editing was hardly worth the RSI for what it achieved, but where it is most obvious I think it looks really nice.
Anyway, my sub-editor Alex T – who has now been usurped for a Firefox plug in [and AUSTRALIAN dictionary no less and the occasional French when I need to switch it on] – can take all the credit for the posting of this song online. If he hadn’t made me cry over dinner then this may have never happened. Max and I were just discussing what a well dressed man Alex T is – I can’t think of anyone in real life other than Max who dresses better. I watched Max iron his shirts, pyjamas, boxer shorts AND SOCKS today. Have I told anyone recently how much I love Max? Well I hope Alex at least doesn’t hate what I made.
I did an online proficiency test for my French language skills and apparently I am Intermediate. Which surprised me! I thought I would be advanced beginner or something. Lovely.
Last night I dreamt I was a prostitute. I dreamt that I met a girl from my college called Danielle and she had been a working girl for a little while and she was hooking me up with the place she worked. I had to go to this pier and there was a giant cinema with brass detailing all around the edges of the posters. In a secret panel of the door, a midget opened a door and threw a haggard old man out of his wheelchair into the street. I announced “I’ve come to see Danielle”. The midget let me in and I had to walk up this cranky stair case with a moving partition wall. All the handrails were covered with really long public hair. It disgusted me. Then I got to the little waiting room area and realised I was in jeans and sneakers – not what I thought I should be wearing. Then I realised the other girls were in pink chavvy tracksuits. They lent me some jewellery to wear – it was an enamel horse. Then a customer called Mark came in who was one of Jo’s regulars. He was wearing a thong made out of something a bit thicker than cling film. Thank God I woke up before I had to do anything with anyone. Thank God for you too cause I would have told you all about it.
I’m so tired tonight.