MISCELLANY 21.08.14August 21st, 2014
SETH FRIGHTENING IN AUCKLAND:
Seth Frightening plays at the glorious Wine Cellar in Auckland tonight! (it’s Thursday) with I.E.Crazy (also known as Clare Duncan of Dear Time’s Waste) and Manimanima! (the almighty Jeff Henderson).
GLASS VAULTS IN WELLINGTON:
Glass Vaults (+ new drummer?!) & friends play two ’secret’ Wellington shows, starting tonight > email privatebluebarn@gmail [dotcom] for details
THURSDAY - DOORS 8pm ($10)
Mermaidens, Encouragement, Glass Vaults, Bevan Smith
POLICE MILITARISATION IN AMERICA:
Police in Camo (screenshot from video below)
And ELECTION VANDALISM IN NEW ZEALAND:
To round this out, here’s a picture of NZ’s ‘honorable‘ Prime Minister, John Key:
The NZ election is held on September 20th and already there’s a whole blog dedicated to photos of defaced party billboards! Apparently election-hoarding vandalism is at an “unprecendented” level this year.
MISCELLANY 15.08.14August 15th, 2014
Tonight (Friday) begins the audio-visual mini-fest, Exploded Cinema, at Wellington’s Film Archive, Nga Taonga. Starts at 7 and over by 9!
6.30 doors / 7.00 Oona Verse and Lady Lazer Light / 7.40 Samin Son and Yousuke Fuyama / 8.20 i.ryoko
6.30 doors / 7.00 Antony Milton / 7.40 Sign of the Hag / 8.20 Noel Meek and Olivia Webb
Thanks to John Heighes, aka Milky Joe, for putting together this compilation featuring Wellington favourites Ballah Playah Gnar, The All Seeing Hand, Orchestra of Spheres, I.Ryoko, Douglas Lilburn, Mr Sterile Assembly, The Golden Awesome, John White and MORE!
“Mixed by Milky Joe for The Society for the Promotion of A Fantastic Way of Life… Headphone listening recommended… With only a couple of exceptions this is a Wellington-centric mix, and represents a very small sample of the fantastic, extra-ordinary, implausible, astonishing, surprising, improbable, unlikely, incredible, unbelievable, shocking and Microsoft Word Synonym function worthy music being made here in Wellington, Aotearoa.”
PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 - DAY 6August 11th, 2014
The following photos are from 19th June on the day of the Lyttelton show at Tommy Changs:
Port Hills, Christchurch
View of Diamond Harbour from Port Hills
Condemned homes on the beach at Taylor’s Mistake, Christchurch
PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 - DAY 4 & 5July 22nd, 2014
Girl the dog dons a hat for the cold weather
Split Apple Rock
Marahau morning mist
A stop on the Lewis Pass, heading to Lyttelton
PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 - DAY 3: CANAAN DOWNSJuly 17th, 2014
PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 - DAY 2July 16th, 2014
On the second day of the tour we woke up in one beautiful place, Dharma Bums in Wairau Valley, and travelled for a few hours to another, Tim’s Place in Marahau:
Departing Wairau Valley
Arriving in Marahau
THIS LAND IS MINEJuly 14th, 2014
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images
Once again the Israel/ Palestine conflict has boiled into mass murder with over 172 Palestinians, mostly civilians, killed in the last 7 days from heavy bombing on residential areas and rocket launch sites. There have been no Israeli casualties, owing both to the lacking power of the Palestinian rockets, and the near impenetrability of the Israeli missile defense system, the so-called ‘Iron Dome’.
As the never-ending conflict continues we are reminded that violence solves nothing. The following cartoon musical shows a creative (and loose) history of the back and forth killing that has relentlessly tormented successive peoples of this area since ancient times:
For further information on the video and a breakdown of the ‘historical players’ represented, see the artist’s blog: blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/
PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 - DAY 1July 7th, 2014
The NZ tour is racing along with only three shows left over the next two weekends (Auckland, Whanganui and Palmerston North) [+ a Seth Frightening 'side-show' on Thursday in AK]. Click here for > photos of the show on Saturday night in Wellington, thanks to UTR, and see below for some photos from the South Island leg of the tour, beginning Friday 13th (+ full moon!) June.
Seth Creepy on the ferry from Wellington to Picton
All Seeing Hand & Seth Frightening in travel mode
Wairau Valley. Hungry horse waiting for porridge
Living the dream in Wairau Valley
Full moon through the trees
The All Seeing Hand @ Dharma Bums
SETH FRIGHTENING / ALL SEEING HAND / ORCHESTRA OF SPHERESJuly 1st, 2014
Seth Frightening has a new video out for the song Dress Rehearsal Dead Meat, from his new album which is due out soon! Have a looky/listen:
This presumably from the band’s press release: “The All Seeing Hand have access to an eye with more precision and scope than the Five Eyes of the dominant Western powers; One Eye through All Eyes, the Empathic Eye. They have disregarded petty rhetoric on concerns of law and collated the meta-data of human experience within this vast universe; not merely the meagre digital interactions confined to the World Wide Web, but a grand repository dedicated to living action and thought. They have experienced and analysed the thinking and behaviours of this radical species whose impact is becoming extraterrestrial. And while they wish to share their findings, they want you to know that you already know; and they are willing to manipulate you into a state in which you will be even more open to the new hierarchies they herald. It is a time to fear, a time to decode, a time to rejoice!”
Partake in the All Seeing Hand and Seth Frightening NZ Tour in Wellington this Saturday with the always excellent Orchestra of Spheres! T’will be a good one.
Orchestra of Spheres playing Sun Ra at Meow, 6th June 2014