Sunday, June 28, 2009


Here's some nifty clips based on the exciting produkts from Electro Faustus:

Droog - Decompositions ep

decompositions ep
Vorgon Massive/Infidelica

According to the story, this two track, 38 minute recording was made in Spring 2000, but “Due to the erratic filing system of the Vorgon Massive archives,” it was lost. Found, transferred to CD and released almost four years later, this collaboration between Medford’s Droog (aka Greg Groovy) and Mute Treasures (Drew Biscardi and Joe Vella) bestows mostly what its title suggests. Improvising with Moog, samples, synth, drum machine and the aboriginal wind instrument, the didgeridoo, the trio produces spooky, anti-ambient coatings that salute the German godfathers of sound Karlheinz Stockhausen and Einsturzende Neubauten. It’s alienating to say the least and would be apropos in a ’70 horror B movie. Nothing ever really builds into anything substantial, but turn it up or put on headphones to fully experience this experiment. A siren, a passing train and beer cans supposedly being crushed in a recycling machine are just some of the hidden noises. Deep synth tones go in and out of the mix, which usually disturbs me more than consoles. It’s a soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic world, where even the machines are part of the wreckage. ----- Kenyon Hopkin

You can download this ep for free from

Saturday, June 27, 2009


The folks at Hobby Farms and Hobby Farms Home are introducing a new magazine.

here's the info from their site: It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. The new Urban Farm™ magazine, from the editors of Hobby Farms, will walk you down the path to self sustainability.

Urban Farm™ magazine’s mission is to promote the benefits of self sustainability and to provide the tools with which to do it on any size property. Urban Farm™ reaches out to those in the city and suburbs, those who are inspired by the local food movement and who want to start raising chickens and growing food for themselves, supporting local agriculture and living more sustainably.

Urban farms are popping up all over America. However, things are different on an urban farm, versus a rural hobby farm. With less space to work with, projects must be scaled down, efficiency becomes crucial, and one must be resourceful to use every inch of space and recycle every unused object into something useful.

Urban Farm™ is informational and inspirational, filled with how-to projects, profiles of urban farmers across America, “green” and innovative products, and of course, recipes for preparing your homegrown vegetables, eggs and other farm bounty.

Look for the Premiere issue of Urban Farm™ on the newsstands August 25, 2009.

--Sounds like a pretty cool read. Though it is always hilarious to see people trademarking the words Urban Farm, as if they came up with that all by themselves. It's as silly as those cats who are trying to patent imperfect lumpy pumpkins and gourds as their own creation.


Cops arrest two teens on lower East Side for anti-Semetic spree

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 4:00 AM

The youngsters kicked off the anti-Semitic spree at 1 p.m. Thursday when, armed with a magic marker and a smoke bomb, they scrawled a swastika on a wall at the United Hebrew Center on East Broadway, police said. They set off the smoke device, too, before bolting.

An hour later at the Bialystoker Synagogue, the teens drew another swastika and wrote the slur "k---" on a wall. They later hurled eggs at the house of worship, cops said.

The kids - a 15-year-old Asian male and a 16-year-old black male - were charged with aggravated harassment, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment, all as hate crimes.

"This is a desecration of God, no matter what your religion," said Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who has attended the Willet St. synagogue since he was 4 years old


here's the latest from Wired on the Pirate Party.