Isotopica's second thoughts on Bowie
Rough Episode notes.....
lemmy, fruit machines, hawkwind, lsd,
my first heroin overdose, post bomber tour christmas party after hammersmith odeon gig (1980?)
hauntology points to brazil being possibly the last film ever made, even featuring Scarfolk style posters including ‘ we are all in this together’ zzzzzp which takes up to the present, which was only the future in some strange dystopian past…..
I’m sure the absurd david cameron or some other tory wonks must have half watched brazil
and just thought all the really bad bit were the good bits, as yes we do pay for our own surveillance, and yes we are now charged more than ever for access to a criminal justice system….. no one should ever have had to make it up but terry giliam got it all all too right….. sigh
anyway…. the future that we are not having is arriving none the less as Roy Batty's incept date was (and is) 8 January 2016 that's sometime this coming friday, yes friday….. it's here, the future but it's not, it's the past, or the future as imagined in the past, beyond nostalgia...... spin spin spin
Replicant (M) Des: BATTY (Roy)
NEXUS-6 N6MAA10816 [N6 = Nexus 6, M = Male, AA = Physical and Mental are both the highest grade, 100816 means his incept date was 8 January 2016.] Incept Date: 8 JAN., 2016.
but this weekend......
Isotopica today is a series of compositional performance, plumbing lessons, plumbing lessons that become performance, and collaborations with and excerpts from performances of The Clapton Ensemble. Please do not attempt any of this at home without a doctorate level composer present. (we ended up semi flooded in the making of this episode).
verb the actor's attempt to plumb the twisted psyche of Richard III: explore, probe, delve into, search, examine, investigate, scrutinize, inspect, sound out, go into, understand, fathom, get to the bottom of, penetrate, unravel.
What do you get when you place a 5.5 ft rabbit (marina sossi) in a 54 year old light aircraft with a famous photographer turned academic (spencer rowell), a maverick artist and broadcaster (simon tyszko), fly it up to 48, 000 inches, then turn off (idle) the engine and attempt to glide back to earth while discussing art, photography and death, you get…dead drop, this week's episode of isotopica
this post will be updated with vdeo, a slideshow of images and and v soon
Delia (with her colleagues at the bbc radiophonic workshop) invented techno electronic music, was instrumental in developing sampling and was light years ahead of the world she inhabited.
I recently listen to a small selection of her work and felt dwarfed in its presence. Today's episode is an homage........
AUCTION ACTION AUCTION ACTION AUCTION ACTION AUCTION ACTION AUCTION
The first ever live and utterly made up on the spot ISOTOPICA
featuring Marina Sossi Mystic Yogi, fundraising, faith healing, and setting this troubled world to rights with Simon Tyszko
for this resonance 104.4fm fundraisng week tyszko and sossi will perhaps (or perhaps not) heal some right wing children.
They will set your soul free by helping you to contribute to your very own emptiness, find out how and view magical items here, including a bubble bath under an aeroplane wing.
Free of One’s Melancholy Self
Often prescribed to nervous housewives, a quaalude was something between a sleeping pill and a sedative. First synthesized in the late fifties, by 1965 ’ludes were being manufactured by William H. Rorer Inc., a Pennsylvania pharmaceutical company. The name “quaalude” is both a play on “Maalox,” another product manufactured by William H. Rorer Inc., and a synthesis of the phrase “quiet interlude”—a concept so simple and often so out of reach. Just whisper “quiet interlude” to yourself a few times. Seductive, no? It’s the pill in the “take a pill and lie down” directive thousands of Don Drapers gave their Bettys.
Personally i was lucky enough to have a few years when the english version of Methaqualone Maandrax was still just available on our very black market. In the very early eighties i managed to get several boxes of a South African branded capsules which were that last of this particular drug i have every seen.
There are no mention of Quaaludes in this episode, they just sprang to mind while writing this podcast, yet would certainly have been on Edie's regular lists.
What a treat for me.......
Isotopica at 3pm – Stuart Brisley, Godfather of British Performance Art
May 7th, 2013
Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko in Isotopica at 3pm. Today: the eternal and subversive Godfather of British Performance Art, Stuart Brisley. Picking from over five decades of works and actions at the very edges of contemporary art, Simon discusses topics ranging from Stuart’s blacklisting by the British Council, setting fire to the outside of Tate Britain, and Agitation Propaganda. [Repeated Sunday 6am.]
At 3pm in Istopica, artist Simon Tyszko considers madness, using interviews, field recordings and sonic collage in a programme which promises to be very dark. Note: some listeners may find the graphic descriptions of the hazards of drug usage disturbing.
Indeed! Considering my own dalliance with curious mental health (addiction, depression, the vapours), this is first in an occasional series on the human psyche.