New York

Dutty Artz interview on XLR8R

21 February 2010

My NY fam here being interviewed for XLR8R: more...

when it happens

6 October 2008

In case you all hadn't noticed, the world is falling apart. I posted here back on September 11th, 2007 that the finance world was going to fall apart. http://crucial-systems.com/For_those_of_you_that_dont_pay_attention_to_the_world_of_finance The reason I fled New York was that I could see quite clearly that the wheels were going to come off that wagon and the US may very well collapse into chaos. Alarmist, yes. That's what alarms are for. The solid truth is that the financial markets always precede the real ... more...

viel spaß im ausland

24 February 2008

This is the green card that they give foreigners when they land in the Great US of A: Do you have a communicable disease; physical or mental disorder; or are you a drug abuser or addict ? (Well that eliminates half the planet right there) Have you ever been arrested or convicted for an offense or crime involving moral turpitude or a violation related to a controlled substance; ... or are you seeking entry go engage in criminal or immoral ... more...

I am legend

24 January 2008

For some reason all the cool people are hating on the new Will Smith vehicle. People who haven't even seen it declare that they don't like it. I liked it. So there. As a former New Yorker its awesome to see New York totally devoid of people. I'm not quite sure where the lions come from. Any movie that features the near total extinction of mankind is usually somewhat enjoyable. You get to see Will scrunch his face up and ... more...

Berlin vs. New York Round IV

4 October 2007

Why do people live in New York ? There is no relationship between them. Except for an inner electricity which results from the simple fact of their being crowded together. A magical sensation of contiguity and attraction for an artificial centrality. This is what makes it a self-attracting universe, which there is no reason to leave. There is no human reason to be here, except for the sheer ecstasy of being crowded together. Jean Baudrillard, America 1989 I moved back ... more...

77BOADRUM live and on camera

8 July 2007

The Boredoms played with 77 drummers on 7/7/07 in DUMBO. It started at 7:07pm and lasted for 77 minutes. 8000 people RSVP'd. By 3:30 there were about 4000 people in line to get in; the park holds about 2000 but they only let in less than 1000 due to police/restrictions/toilet-ratio-regulations. I stood on the Brooklyn Bridge (at around 16 secs in the video). It was pretty stunning even up there, but we missed a lot of detail and the beat ... more...

kode9 / shackleton @ love

22 May 2007

The best thing about last weeks party at Love was Hank Shocklee standing behind me BLASTING HIS AIR HORN. juakali + joe nice, criterion + timeblind Hank is a really really nice and smart dude. Went to see the panels he moderated at Remix Hotel. http://remixhotel.com/nyc/schedule/ Should be available as a podcast soon: http://remixhotel.com/podcasts/ erm... nobody actually showed up for the Element party. The parade was proverbially rained on. But I had a fun time DJ-ing for my video friends ... more...

Saturday May 19th - NYC Dance parade after party

15 May 2007

Saturday May 19th The Official After Party for the 1st Annual New York City Dance Parade! http://www.danceparade.org Dance Parade is New York's first ever parade and festival of such scope and scale. We are celebrating everything from Break dance to Ballet with Burning Man Spirit and Love Parade Energy (timeblind sez: do you mean tacky suburban drunks ?). On Saturday May 19th 2007 we will join colorful floats, live bands and dj's to dance in the streets to Salsa, Contra, ... more...

Berlin vs. New York II

14 February 2007

New York is annoying. Besides the snow, the freezing cold, $1000+ rents, $9 glasses of beer and miserable cell phone coverage, the people are all crazy, constantly defending themselves against the emotional invasion of the city. And by "the city" of course we mean all those other people. People pick up emotional bruises and then bump it onto the next passerby. There are lots of really sweet people here. I'm enjoying the friends I do hang out with, though we ... more...

thanks, last friday's bunker

9 January 2007

Last friday's Bunker 4th anniversary party was packed and crazy ! I played at 11pm, but it was packed then and hit capacity by the end of my set. This was perfect because it let me play deeper sounds, building up and by the end people danced. I wanted to lay dubbier earlier on, so I got the best of both worlds. Rupture then ripped it nice. Thanks to everyone who came down (and myspace comments etc.). It really did ... more...

new york vs. berlin

12 December 2006

On an impulse I bought a ticket to India for 2 months. All summer long I have planned on getting out of Berlin for the winter so I hadn't renewed my visa. But without German residency, the Indian botschaft wouldn't grant me an Indian visa. The ticket was non-refundable, so the plane took off without me and I lost the $720. My next impulse said it was time to go to New York. The New York vs. Berlin debate has ... more...

the silence of 911

10 September 2006

I'm in the US right now, watching TV. Everybody is trying to simulate grand emotions with their 911 specials. Synthesized strings, swirling motion graphics, firemen, hugs. One of the most amazing things about 911 itself was the complete SILENCE of the everyday. Newscasters didn't have scripts and talked like actual real people sitting in front of cameras. As I walked about the streets of lower manhattan the next day I saw everybody else just walking around the streets. Nowhere to ... more...

timeblind in NYC, Berlin

10 March 2006

Some upcoming shows: The Bunker March 24th Rob Hall (Skam) Timeblind subtonic NYC CA$HMONEY April 7th Berlin Sick Girls Timeblind more...

Brooklyn 2006

6 March 2006

New York City is always a parody of itself, and its still developing its act. On the subway from the airport I get the crazy guy, blabbing away about God and Jesus (Jews are always so obsessed about Jesus) and how his mind isn't what it used to be hasn't been for a long time when you're 16 you are at your peak but now he sees double of everything. Some white sludge is starting to drip out of his ... more...

Stupid fresh 1986 Hip-Hop documentary

17 October 2005

Really great Dutch documentary about Hip-Hop shot in New York in 1986. Totally honest street level interviews with real people. http://www.vpro.nl/programma/vrijegeluiden/afleveringen/17295970/ Its amazing how cute and innocent rap was back then (LL at 18 bragging about his girlfriend). I always have these idle fantasies of getting a time machine and taking say Jay-Z, Ludacris, Ghostface Killer and Q-bert back to rock a party in 1980s. It would be scary. But poor Grandmaster Flash would be crushed so completely by Q-bert ... more...

ugdctv

3 December 2004

JAN 21 '02 is the day toTuBE ON...LoG IN...& ToNE OuT= ........ with the hausofouch """"""""""""&qu;= ot;"UG @ DCTV= """"""""""""&quo;= t;"" Please join us for a special one of a kind live elect= romedia event unitygain live = in the Downtown Community Televison Cyberstudio = Featuring realtime electrosonic duets by: David Linton & Charles Cohen Marina Rosenfeld & Toshio Kajiwara O.blaat & Timeblind And live multi channel video mixilation by: Benton-C Bainbridge Jeremy Bernstein Nancy Meli Walker In Studio: 9pm ... more...

subtonic

3 December 2004

107 Norfolk (btw. Delancey & Rivington) lower east side, NYC basement of Tonic (fave for ew music / jazz / experimental) http://tonicnyc.com only open for these events: * thurs: [[phonomena]] - dj olive and toshio (experimental/turntablisms) * fri: [[Polar Bear Club]] - timeblind & wolf (all permissable sounds) * sat: [[subtext]] - velocette, nein volt & markus miller (techno) more...

ps1 loop

3 December 2004

Loop December 9, 2001 – January 27, 2002 Loop: a Panel/Performance After the Loop: Post-Techno and the Logic of Repetition Saturday, January 19th, 4:30pm FREE On the occasion of the exhibition Loop, currently on view at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (through January 27, 2002), this event extends the show's scope to include music and sound. While the loop has long played a key role in music - especially in electronic contexts - this event explores how musicians are negotiating that ... more...

airport

3 December 2004

pix from the party: http://crucial-systems.com/images/airport AiRporT // Mind Travel Experiment Friday January 11 // $10 // 10pm Lunatarium // 10 Jay Street, BKLN directions: http:lunatarium.com The Ego Has Landed 20+ exceptional experimental and ambient musicians, DJs, and artists in a one time improvosational collaborative eXPeRiMeNT iN THe TeRMiNaL: 8+ turntables with simultaneous CDs and laptop experiments // headphone corners // dreamy bubble pods // travel while standing still, or sleeping. calm. quiet. haunting. reflective. dreamy. deep. surround sound bliss. oN ... more...

artbots

3 December 2004

The first annual ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show will take place in New York City on Saturday, May 25th, 2002. Creators of talented robots are invited to submit their robots for possible inclusion in the show. The deadline for entries is February 1st, 2002. http://artbots.org/ more...

Invisible Cities

3 December 2004

This was a nice low-key weekly run by Todd of Carpark Records. He now concentrates on the label. check: http://carparkrecords.com/ more...

kleverVice

3 December 2004

http://klever.org kleverVice runs the weekly [[Grounded]] at [[openair]] http://groundedrecords.com .kleverVice sez: i find it shocking how few of you have ever asked me what a kleverVice is. today is the day i tell you. kleverVice is a character in a story i wrote when i used to write stories which is what i did before i used to play records. she is one of three girl superheros, the other two being trixie sky rocket and stella by bar light. they ... more...

lloop

3 December 2004

one of the three of WE with Olive and once11. lloop is kinda grumpy and anti-industry, and he's sitting on a buttload of killer tracks that he hasn't released. when he plays live he has this surplus of killer beats and sounds. i just wish we could kick his butt into releasing a record, but then i wish someone would kick my butt into releasing a record. lloop, what do you think of that ? -f On Thursday, February 6, ... more...

Mike Wolf

3 December 2004

Mike Wolf has held many jobs around the lunatic fringes of the music industry, the less unsavory of which include years with Amphetamine Reptile Records in Minneapolis (1991-'96) and New Zealand label Flying Nun, running their U.S. branch in Chapel Hill ('96-'97). He was music director/primary instigator for punk-rock college radio station Radio-K (before it was even known as such and, sadly, long after punk rock mattered), and also spent five years DJing at First Ave in Minneapolis, where he ... more...

New York

3 December 2004

Things happening in nyc: * [[nyeventlistings]] more...

Northsix

3 December 2004

opened mid 2001 up in williamsburg Location: Northsix Address: 66 north 6th street (Williamsburg Brooklyn) Phone: 718 599-5103 more...

nyc weekly tings

3 December 2004

friday [[bunker]] @[[subtonic]] sunday share - @[[openair]] 5-9pm weekly assemblage of portable computers, exchange, live sets, yakking. [[Undercity]] - @[[Halcyon]] 7-12 thursday [[phonomena]] - @[[subtonic]] experimental/turntablisms Beyond Concert/Club/Event Calendar Compiled by Bryan Kasenic aka DJ Spinoza. subscribe by sending a blank email to: nyc_electronic_events_calendar-subscribe@yahoogroups.com for more info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nyc_electronic_events_calendar a bigger list of weekly nycevents: http://www.mixcycle.com/nycevents.htm large listing of ny clubs, lounges etc. http://webtunes.com/clubs_list.cfm more...

nyeventlistings

3 December 2004

on the web: citysearch also sidewalk: http://abouttmcs.com/submit_event.html nytimes: nytoday.listings@nytimes.com http://newyork.craigslist.org by email: voice: http://www.villagevoice.com/listings/ email listings@villagevoice.com * name * email * contact phone * publicity company /press contact * event name and type * event description * price * venue and address * event date and time * ticket/reservation info phone # http://flyernyc.com NEW YORK: E-mail: listings@flyernyc.com Fax: 212.504.823 still not found: new york free press more...

openair

3 December 2004

121 St.Marks Place (btw. 1stAve & Av A) NYC 212 979 1459 http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?BFCat=&Pyt;=Tmap&newFL;=Use+Address+Below&addr;=121+st+marks+place&csz;=NY%2C+NY&country;=us&Get;%07Map=Get+Map http://www.openairbar.com/ opened mid 2001 more...

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