неділя, 20 серпня 2017 р.

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пʼятниця, 18 серпня 2017 р.

Russell Jaffe's Five Word Story Challenge

So - Russell Jaffe aka editor of TL;DR magazine had posted on his FB-account a challenge to write some five word stories because six word story format is not enough.

Here's my entries:
  1. nightfall. pounding blue hand bulge.
  2. flytrap licker hugs chalk dancing.
  3. horseradish daisies decay. orangutang blushed.
  4. blurt entropy - chops horrors. duck.
  5. fix gloomy blankly. eerie wink.

Trucker Fags Maze!


Bil Sabab Power Hour: Mingus Big Band - Moanin'



Mingus Big Band got some style. Considering that The Main Man was long gone by the time of the recording - it is incredible how precise is delivery. Ronnie Cuber is the leading man on the piece and he delivers one of the most intense sax parts outside of 'Trane.

четвер, 17 серпня 2017 р.

субота, 5 серпня 2017 р.

Bil Sabab Power Hour: Rollins Band - Ghost Rider


You know Henry Rollins. He's a hulky-bulky ultra mega tattoed guy (he's got Einstuerzende Neubauten logo on his arm!! so edgy!) who usually says spectacularly obvious but nevertheless quite rational things with his commanding thunderous voice and really-really dislikes techno music (never forget). He also fronted goddamn Black Flag. And then he had his own outfit aptly called Rollins Band. It was good up until it was substituted by Mother Superior (which was good in its own right but sounded mostly really lame and predictable).

Among other things Rollins Band had a superpower of performing other people's songs better than the real thing. Because why bother doing it if you're not doubling the stakes.


пʼятниця, 4 серпня 2017 р.

Rives - Typographical Fairy Tale



Here's one old TED video where the man who calls himself Rives tells rather uninspiring, astoundingly ordinary story (boy meets girls, it's complicated, etc. hush, nah nah-nah-nah, nah-nah-nah nah-nah) with a little help of these weird symbols known as emoticons.

When I first saw it - i was embarrassed. It was years before i started to write, but even then i thought it was a pitiful waste of form. I've stumbled upon it once again few days ago and was puzzled. It was not bad - just underwhelmingly nothing special.

But it is a good example of wasting potential of the medium. Emoticons weren't used properly in this story. They were just a supplement to the traditional narrative. They were there to illustrate it - not to expand or diversify. There was no intention to explore that narrative in the realm of emoticons and express it using its possibilities.

Here's a thing: emoticons are incredible form of communication. There are so many interpretations for every sign. With its help you can draw emotional kaleidoscopes, frantic rollercoaster rides - you don't need to bend it into something coherent, something embroiled with narrative - you just need to embrace its major advantage - typographic depiction of emotional states and other things (ponytail). It cannot be instantly understood - some emoticons are easier to decipher, other are tougher to break - but that what it makes them so powerful. It is always alien. And the feeling that comes with attempts to understand alienating form of message - is interesting. The whole experience is worth trying because of that - trying to figure out what exactly this thing means.

Zur-En-Arrh Transmission

то є або Z або N.