Photographs of Nothing
We should never mistake The Photograph for the Thing In The Photograph. There is, of course, that pesky undeniable immediacy of the reflected dead light of The Thing. But still, it is an image of The Thing and often hardly a direct one at that. After 170 odd years these images are still surreal, eerily unreal. Garry Winnogrand said something on this topic, on photographing things to see how they...
Oh no! Acid Mine Water! It is concerning that the minister addresses the alarmists that are saying that we’ll face serious problems in less than 17 months. Note that she does not address the idea that there will be serious problems in more than 17 months. Start re-watching your favourite post-apocalyptic films and taking notes. That or we can move down to Cape Town and annoy the locals....
Pieces of Problems
Us Kids Know have very kindly supplied Ben with a sample of their new track “Problems”, which is released on cassette this Friday. Listen to the song here. Then head on over to Joyburg and keep refreshing until they post the second part of the snippet. The sample is awesome. I am suitably excited.
Spring (so they tell me)
It is confusing to be here at this time, like this. It feels like this time maybe the seasons really have turned and Winter is behind us at last. But something about this early Spring doesn’t feel quite right. Something is missing. It’s too dry. It’s like Winter dressed up in Spring’s clothes. Where is our first rain? It probably isn’t even due yet. And it’ll...