Month: November 2008

Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ Scroll in Brum

The famous amphetamine-fueled toilet roll of excess on which Kerouac wrote his masterwork will be in the city at the Barber institute from Dec 3rd. Linking to Created in Brum as they’ve popped the press release details online and I…

Quiet time

The Eye of the Storm is a great big video art project. One hundred and fifty people from around Brum  (including Clare Short) were interviewed to discover each’s individual attempts to “manage the stresses of modern living and find calm…

Recording 11-11-11

On the eleventh of November a disparate group of psychogeographers, artists, bloggers, photographers, bus drivers and babies spent eleven hours on Birmingham’s number eleven bus starting after eleven am. Here the recordings – text, photo, video, mapping are being collated.…

The psychogeographers on the bus go round and round

One thing those old Hebrew storytellers had  was a grasp of the symbolic power of encircling a town. When Joshua brings down Jericho it’s not the brass arrangement, it’s the ongoing circumnavigation. So if there was an easy way to…

Gigbeth Feedback

I’ve been mulling over Gigbeth. Here’s the thing, as you can see and read, I enjoyed Gigbeth. I like watching music, having a pint, being out with mates. I can happily tick the Sugar Hill Gang off my list of…

Gigbeth Links Round-up

So far there’s: Pete Ashton playing with his Thingamigoop video. Photos starting to appear on Flickr — the most recent should be here. Gigbeth tweets. Listen again on Rhubarb Radio site. Complete the survey. Nicky Getgood writes about everything Digbeth,…

Thingamigoops can only get better

So to Gigbeth on Saturday. The weather outside was frightful, was the line-up delightful? Well there were enough interesting-sounding acts, and seeing more than one band would be an improvement over yesterday. The 4Talent stage started with a bonus half…