Borrowing from The NEW YORKER

The following is something I read online, an article that appeared on the website of probably the greatest magazine, EVER, The New Yorker.  I wanted to put that out there, so, 1) one doesn’t mistakenly think that I wrote it (it was written by humorist Andy Borowitz – (c) 2015 and has an accompanying photograph taken […]

Hi, Back in Brack

Hi all readers, bands, artists, labels, DIY-ers and other fans/review suppliers:  Sorry I’ve been kinda lagging lately. I’ve just been away from my writing biz lately as there have been some extraordinarily big things which have consumed my time over the past 2 months. I do feel awfully bad, though and wanted to write this […]

Residential Exposure???

This: from the Dangerous Minds website (taken from an NBC story of one of the famous  “eyeballs” the Residents were famous for wearing in public, onstage, in pix – everywhere – anyway, let me show you… SAN FRANCISCO POLICE NEED YOUR HELP LOCATING A STOLEN RESIDENTS EYEBALL HEAD MASK The San Francisco Police Department has […]

Iggy & the Fridge (Video)

Here is a nice little bit of distraction from the drudgery of your everyday life (if you have any…). Iggy Pop’s always been a big influence on me: even when I was a kid: from, like 12-13 up to, well the time I finally slimmed down, I always had this yen which was that I […]

Watch Your Step!

Death Zone” is a short film by Austrian video/media artist Monika Ulbrich. The ‘soundtrack” is by composer/musician Lee Negin. In Monika’s words: “The story is about the death zone of the Czech Republic. It was the land between the borders of the communist regime and Austria and West Germany. It was the zone, where the […]

The BEST Releases of 2014*

Hi there. This is the second annual “Best of…” year-end, wrap-up, wherein I pick what I felt were, indeed, the best releases of 2014 – at least the best that I’ve heard.  I’m sure I may have missed out on something, by someone: I didn’t get a chance to hear EVERYTHING that was released over […]

ROBOTS! They’re EVERYWHERE!

Projekt Klangform Character-E/Traumwelt RMX Enough Records, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                                                           Running the gamut from electronica, neo-industrial, techno and IDM, the German collective, Laboratory (aka “Traumwelt”) remixed Character-E, the 2010 release from another German outfit, Projekt Klangform. Character-E/Traumwelt RMX is a 10-cut album that features remixed pieces from Klangform, a minimalistic, cyborg, beat-heavy musical outfit. […]