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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Talk Radio", Ed Ruscha, 1987, Acrylic on Canvas.

"Talk Radio", Ed Ruscha, 1988, Acrylic on Canvas.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Y3Kast Two : October 2009 : "LOVE POEMS"


"LOVE POEMS" Part 1.

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- Method Man & Raekwon's dialogue intro to Wu Tang Clan's "Method Man" (1993)


Yeahhh, torture motherfucker what?
(Torture nigga what?)
I'll fuckin
I'll fuckin tie you to a fuckin bedpost
with your ass cheeks spread out and shit
Put a hanger on a fuckin stove and let that shit sit there
for like a half hour
Take it off and stick it in your ass slow like

Yeah, I'll fuckin
Yeah I'll fuckin lay your nuts on a fuckin dresser
Just your nuts layin on a fuckin dresser
And bang them shits with a spiked fuckin bat
Whassup? BLAOWWW!!

I'll fuckin
I'll fuckin pull your fuckin tongue out your fuckin mouth
and stab the shit with a rusty screwdriver, BLAOWW!!
I'll fuckin

I'll fuckin
I'll fuckin hang you by your fuckin dick
off a fuckin twelve sto-story building out this motherfucker

I'll fuckin
I'll fuckin
sew your asshole closed, and keep feedin you
and feedin you, and feedin you, and feedin you

........... [fade out]

- Robert Calvert reads "Fly On The Screen" from his poetry collection "Centigrade 232" (1977)

"232 is the temperature at which writing paper burns rather than book paper. It's meant to signify the writer destroying his rough drafts"
- Robert Calvert

"Appendix Appendix" (2007)
Ryan Gander & Dexter Sinister with Anthony Huberman recorded this spoken-word version of the pilot programme from Ryan Gander & Stuart Bailey's recently-published proposal for a TV series, "Appendix Appendix". The programme is a further attempt to chase a medium running away from itself.
Recorded on location in Geneva on 26 October 2007, the show was first broadcast on WFMU, 91.1FM on 11 November 2007.

- Richard Brautigan's "Love Poem" from "Listening To Richard Brautigan" (1973)
A one-line work read, in different intonations, 18 consecutive times by 18 different readers, including Michael McClure, avant-garde filmmaker Bruce Conner, photographer Imogen Cunningham, San Francisco Chronicle newspaper columnist Herb Caen, Brautigan's girlfriend Valerie Estes, and Brautigan's daughter Ianthe Brautigan. "The people were chosen by Richard, they were friends of his," explains Barry Miles, publisher of International Times, who instigated a series of spoken word albums to be released on The Beatles' short-lived experimental subsidiary label of Apple Records, Zapple (Allen Klein folded the label even before the release of the Brautigan record, which would only be released in one EMI Harvest label US pressing years after recording). "I think Valerie Estes had a hand in choosing some people. I'm pretty sure she came up with Don Allen [a renowned literary editor who edited Brautigan's first four books], for instance. The poem was so short that I originally asked him to read it twice. Where the idea of using different people came from, I don't remember."

- Vito Acconci's "The Bristol Project" (2001)
Acconci's spoken depiction of a futuristic landscape that contains many of his architectural projects.

- "Uptown Haters Skit", excerpt from Sean Paul's "Dutty Rock" album (2003)


hmmmm.. hmmm hmm hmm hmmm.. (hmming continues)
(phone rings)
hey wats up man?
big rave goin on tonight and u rollin wit me?
there are no raves in jamaica matthew, what are u talkin about?
naa they carrying dis guy from a biza, man
a guy from a biza?
yea, it gonna be it gonn be off da hook
matthew... (laughs) the last time u guys try to get me to a to a rave, i ended up at some (dancehall event)
no this time.. theres glowsticks, it gonn be off the hook, the works
uhhh...matthew matthew, the last time u spoke to me about a rave it was dancehall it was sean paul gaultier...
no, there's very hot girls in cages though u no, but its not
dutty?, dutty eh
some rubbish on the stage, jumpin up and down.
and it was total foolishness
its not wat u thinkin sharky
u kno i'm not into dancehall
no, but sharky, this time..
i really... i really wish u would not try to trick me to goin to dese dancehall events wit u guys
i'm not tryin to trick you.. sh-- its
cause i'm not into de dance hall
and u kno i believe dance hall is rubbish right?
its n-- its a rave
i'm not going to allow u to fool me
shark, ur not hearing me, its rave!
into gettin me to go to a dancehall event
no.. (sighs)
there's no more of me going to dancehall events!
this is every-- everyting u..
there are no raves, u're not going to fool me
this is everything u like
again, ever all right? no more! it's rubbish!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Y3Kast One : September 2009 : "CONLANGALANG"

"... But suddenly I viddied, that thinking was for the gloopy ones, and that the oomny ones used, like, inspiration and what bog sends. For now it was lovely music that came to my aid. There was a window open with the stereo on, and I viddied right at once what to do ..."
- Alex narrates in Nadsat, the fictional argot of Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" novel.

The first Y3Kast will be an ever-growing, multiple-hour study on audio projects that involve constructed languages, fictional vernaculars, and idiocratic vocal practice as a means of creative expression outside of traditional "natural languages". From
Arthur Machen's forbidden Aklo scriptures, first penned in his "The White People" of 1899 (and later adopted by H.P. Lovecraft, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, amongst others), to Christian Vander's Kobaïan, used to communicate a "vision of humanity's spiritual and ecological future" through the lyrics of his musical group Magma, this artistic construction of languages, or "glossopoeia" as J.R.R. Tolkien once coined it, has played an important role in the illustration of fictional worlds; in the unveiling of possible universes. Other planned languages, such as many examples of argots, consciously veil, keeping information channeled and coded from outsider majorities through manipulating common languages into slang, secretive subcultural vernaculars. The rejection of native languages altogether through using the voice as an experimental tool or musical instrument goes further again in transcending nationalistic communication boundaries, to reach a more universal level of exchange and to propel the vast potential of the human (or other fellow earth species) voice beyond the common word. To sing it differently.

We hope you enjoy the first two installments of our mixtape ramble. More is to come ...


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Anima Sound - Show Moo Show, Way On Way Up, Meau
Cromagnon - Ritual Feast Of The Libido
Hatfield & The North - Calyx
Gugg - Googleheim (BoyzIIIMyn Remiiix)
Henri Chopin - Throat Power
John Williams - Ewok Celebration
Semool - Essai 2
Klingon drinking song
Corneus - Teufeischmand 2
Puzzle Punks - Budub
Bruno Spoerri - Hymn Of Taurus
Tamia - First Polyphony
Paeces - Stable Table
Basil Kirchin - Part Two - Special Relativity
Menstruation Sisters - This Morning I Kill Lion
Ramon Sender - Worldfood - Xii
Ernst Jandl - What You Can Do Without Vowels
Gugg - Seagull
Lem - Cyborgs
Ralph Lundsten - Cat Nymphony
Ghédalia Tazartès - La Vie Et La Mort Légendaire Du Spermatozoïde Humuch Lardy
Diego Cortez - Arbiter
Tatsuya Yoshida - Abdrushin
Decibel - Contranatura
Jocy De Oliveira - Estória IV Para Vozes Violino
Galactic Locksmith - Hearth
Julia Heyward - Mongolian Face Slap Big Coup (part one) Nose Flute, Big Coup (part two)
Stephan Dillemuth - Erdmusik (Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Werner Buttner, Roberto Ohrt, Georg Herold, Diedrich Diederichsen, Max Hetzler, Gisela Capitain)
Cos - Babel
Tasaday - Vai Troppo Spresso A Wuppertai
Ron Geesin - Freedom For Four Voices and Me
Moffarfarrah - Side A (Commodore Condor, Sirrup Part I, II(Ode To Crazy Frog), Scattered)


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Organic Music Society - North Brazilian Ceremonial Hymn
Vox Populi! - Taghmanates - Gin Gina - Un Jour
Bedspring Symphony - Erotica
Roger Reynolds - Still (Voicespace I)
Demetrio Stratos - Investigazione
The Residents - Arctic Hysteria
Kurt Schwitters - Simultangedicht kaa gee dee-WW-Boo-Naa-Bii bull ree Observogelsang-Niesscherzo-Hustenscherzo Cigarren-The real disuda of t
Robert Wyatt - Excerpt from Radio Populare session
Luc Marianni - Gemeni
Meredith Monk - Procession
Masonna - Beauty Beast
Prima Materia - The Tail Of The Tiger
Günter Maas - Molom - Takis - Kawak - Ses
Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry - Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul: Eroica
Magma - K.A. III

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Little About.

Y3Kasts are to become a regular audio broadcast hosted by Joshua Petherick and Christopher LG Hill and presented by Y3K Gallery in Melbourne, Australia with the intention of creating an informal platform for audio-based projects that can exist parallel to the gallery's more architecturally-bound exhibition calender. The shows will be available as MP3 format Podcasts via the Y3K site (y3kradio.blogspot.com), along with accompanying texts (essays, transcriptions, tracklists). With time the programme of broadcasts will hopefully have the breadth to encompass all manner of audio work formats - radio plays, comedy sketches, monologues, music mixtapes, field recordings, discussions, artists research material, etc. - to encourage new dialogue and modes of performance and presentation, beyond the visual.

The broadcasts will be sporadic.