Friday, December 21, 2012

NYK podcast No. 2

We did another podcast. Here it is:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

NYK podcasts now streamed directly into your 4G ears

Last night we recorded the first NYK Experiment in, well, a long time. check it oot below - contains some strong language and sounds of eating.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Save Otago Lane Tuesday 10.30am, George Square

Like tea? Like music shops? Like book shops? Like clocks that work? Support the Save Otago Lane campaign by coming to this protest on Tuesday. If not singular, unique, vital instances of all the above may be lost!

Monday, June 04, 2012


Monday, May 14, 2012

Keith's Dad's Ghost Offers Some Help With The Gardening

   Keith was about to mow his mum's lawn when his dad appeared. This was peculiar because Keith's dad had been dead for twelve months now.
   "Savour every moment," said Keith's dad. Keith looked at him, stunned.
   "Savour every moment,"
   "Right... How are..."
   "And don't mow in that pattern," Keith's dad continued obliviously, "it looks better long ways."
   Keith maneuvered the mower around by ninety degrees and started mowing. He kept the apparition in his peripheral view.
   Some minutes passed.
   "Always follow your dreams!" shouted Keith's dad over the drone of the mower. Keith looked at him.
   "Reach for the stars and follow your dreams!" shouted Keith's dad, "and make sure you use the RCD on that mower cause you know what you did to Uncle Archie's hedge trimmers!"
   "Why are you here?!" shouted Keith. Keith's dad did not answer. Keith continued to mow, up and down.
   "Never deny love!" shouted Keith's dad." You never know when it's coming and it's always worth it!"
   Keith nodded.
   "And make sure you weed before you cut the grass, and pull them out by the roots, else they'll only come back!"
   Keith stopped mowing and started weeding. The weeds were fragile and many, and the roots tenacious in the hard ground.
   "Always stand by your beliefs," said Keith's dad. "If you stand for nothing you'll fall for anything." The sun was setting. "And you really should mow the front too before it gets too dark."
   Keith got up and started the mower again.
   "Always tend to others first! And keep the garden tidy!" Keith was on the last length of the lawn. "A well tended garden will tend to you in your salad years!"
   Keith let the mower die down, looked up and opened his mouth to speak. At which point Keith's dad's ghost promptly vanished.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

GI at the Southside Studios



Familiar (Parts One & Two)
Commissioned by Southside Studios, in association with Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts 2012



Part One  
Preview: Saturday the 21stApril 7pm – 9pm  
Exhibition Open: 20thApril – 7th May 11am – 6pm  
Southside Studios, 17 Westmoreland Street, G42 8LL  
Artists Eric Eyres , Michelle Hannah, Rose Ruane and Anna Tanner have been selected to mount the inaugural exhibition ‘Familiar’, in a new and bespoke pentagonal gallery at Southside Studios.  
An interdisciplinary show taking in video, photography, drawing, painting,  and performance, it will attempt to examine the role of shared memory and collective consciousness in defining the unstable relationship between the magical and the mortal. 
Concerned with the yearning of the human spirit to search for experiences beyond the mundane, this exhibition endeavours to tease out the relationship between the esoteric and everyday.   



Part Two  
Performances: Friday the 27thApril 7pm – 12am  
McNeill’s Bar Function Room, 106 Torrisdale  Street, G42 8PH  
This night of offsite performance and video will expand on the themes of the exhibition, with screenings of new work by Erica  Eyres and performances by Michelle Hannah, Rose Ruane and Anna Tanner.  
Weaving together glossy fragments of half remembered TV variety spectaculars, educational video and sparkling disco stars the artists will produce an evening of music, film and spoken word.  
About the organisation: 
Southside Studios new gallery space imaginatively repurposes Ganghut’s  sculptural pavilion, which had remained onsite since their 2010 Glasgow International project. Conceived by Jenny Baynes , funded by Glasgow International and  realised  by owner Ben Walker in collaboration with several designer/maker tenants of the studio, this innovative architectural project creates fresh opportunities for exhibitions and performances. First opened in December 2005, Southside Studios are an artist-run studio space providing exhibition and workspace to 28 artists and designers.  



At a closing event towards the end of the festival, the gallery will be ceremoniously named. The studio artists/designers are involved in deciding on a name for the gallery, as well as the structure under which it will operate. The outline of a yearlong programme of shows, events, plays and parties will be presented.
Real Time Glimpses Ahead will attempt to give a flavour of future shows planned in the new gallery. Studio artists/designers display glimpses of things to come in and around the studio complex. The exhibition is understood as a work in progress, still evolving and changing during the festival period.
A central point will provide information about the 6 yearlong history of Southside Studios, as well as other local events, groups and venues.
First opened in December 2005, Southside Studios are an artist-run studio space providing exhibition and work space to 28 artists and designers.
Real Time Glimpses Ahead is presented as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012.
Opening Details:
Preview night:                      Saturday 21st April 2012, 7-9pm, free
Opening days:                      every day from 20 April – 7 May 2012, free
Opening hours:                    11am - 6pm
Closing Party:                       ‘The Wake’ on Saturday 5 May 2012, 8-12pm, free

Southside Studios, 17 Westmoreland Street, Govanhill, Glasgow, G42 8LL

16.04 - 03.05.2010 Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Screamin Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You

from roy

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Welcome to the future!

Thanks to Murphy for reminding me of this gem: