Sunday, October 26, 2008

karin is cool

karin, originally uploaded by theknifebandpictures.

characteristic voice, nice glasses and a hot brother. Could you be any better? Apparently. Karin Dreijer has opted for a new project called fever ray. I hope she hasn't ditched Olof.
Anyway, new projects seem to materialize for karin whenever the old one has hit a snag. Honey is Cool for the Knife and now Fever Ray for the Knife. I guess this is more of solo project and that the Knife aren't over, so win-win.
I just wish they would re-release Honey is Cool's first album, focky focky no pay. That would make my day.

and check out for more 'fo.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


arthurwcell_2, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

Love is overtaking me is out on Tuesday 28th October. Another rummaging experience, going through Russell's archives and unreleased material. I've listened to three songs from the compilation and they seem surprisingly easy. Not as in easy listening, though the songs are a far cry from Russell's instrumental and experimental compositions. I think there are a few covers, some demos, songs from other projects, such as The Sailboats, Turbo Sporty and Bright & Early.

And the documentary is out in November, so a pleasant end to 2008 with the help of Russell.


burden bargain

burden 74-77, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

I'm not the one for dumpster diving, but I love going through the bargain racks at bookstores, recordstores, comicbookstores, and so on. I found this at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo and was very happy! I love Burden (he doesn't know it) and recognized this book from the library. It's a catalog he published in 1978 on his performance work from 1974 to 1977. It was 25 NOK, which isn't a lot in today's unstable kroner market. I just checked and it's actually worth 4000 kroner. Score!
I also got some other catalogs, the Chris Burden catalog from Magasin 3 Konsthall in Stockholm, Olafur Eliasson at Kunsthalle Basel and Thomas Hirschhorn at the Renaissance Society. All for 95 NOK.

Yay library!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 7!

K48Launch, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

the new issue of K48 is almost out. Almost.
It will be launched in NY on the 28th October and I'm sure it will be a rad party, but if you live in Oslo (the Norway) there will be another launch and an exhibition in November!

In New York there will be live performances by Come Rad Comrade, Brother Bruno, Tha Pumpsta, Living Days, Popular Science—featuring Tobell von Cartier and DJ set's by NYC's Kingdom, Michael Magnan, Atomly, Telfar and Fatima Al Qadiri.

The issue looks to the future, to space, to science fiction, to utopias and beyond. Anne Koch has made a light-sculpture which ships with each issue, Marc Andreottola has written a piece for the mag, there's an offer for a limited poster in the issue and the cover is all gold and black and neon=the future!

check it out!

K48#7 Artists/writers:
Jarrod Anderson
Fatima Al Qadiri
Marc Andreottola
Hrafnhildur Arnardottir (a.k.a. Shoplifter) w/Erez Sabag and Edda Gudmundsdottir
Hackworth Ashley
assume vivid astro focus
Brian Belott
Matt Bua
Michael Bilsborough
Jesse Bransford
Coley Brown
Bureau V
Christophe Chemin
Telfar Clemens
Ryan Compton
Claire Corey
Brent Cowley/Asher Penn
TM Davy
Will Duty
Chris Duncan
Jonah Freeman
Jack Goldstein
Jonah Groeneboer
Andrew Guenther
Wade Guyton
Jonathan Hartshorn
Brandon Herman
Hood by Air
Timothy Hull
Xylor Jane
Craig Kalpakjian
Shaun Kessler
Anne Koch
Terence Koh
Jeff Konigsberg
Michael Lazarus
Paul Lee
Severiano Martinez
Gloria Maximo
Keith Mayerson
Justin McAllister
Josh McNey
Robert Melee
Nicholas Messing
Johnny Misheff
Amir Mogharabi
Slava Mogutin
John Monteith
Mary Nicholson
Micki Pellerano
Misaki Kawai & Pete Pezzimenti
Scott Reeder
Tyson Reeder
Theo A. Rosenblum
Samuel de la Rosa
Ezra Rubin
Borna Sammak
Justin Samson
Desi Santiago
Anja Schwörer
Marco Boggio Sella
Hiro Sugiyama
Robert Sumrell
James Swain
Mungo Thomson
Donnie & Travis
Jan Wandrag
Pete Watts
Grant Worth
Will Yackulic

Sunday, October 19, 2008

In bed with Acne Paper issue 7

i found the new issue of Acne Paper in my local acne store. My interview with Allison Smith, a very capable and interesting artist, is in the magazine, which is dedicated to Tradition and Craft. Smith combines craft with war, which gives a different kind of potency to craft. For the whole interview, check your local newsstands for a copy and be sure to check out Allison Smith's work at and

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I smell good

L1030663, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

This Tom of Finland fragrance has got me smelling all sorts of good. Karl says it smells like a leather bar. I don't know about that, but it's dark and musky, full of aldehydes and iris. mmmmmm. Inside the package/packaging there's a 'secret' drawing. In my box were two of Tom of Finland's hunky sailors with their own little boxes to take care of. I got this at Oak in Brooklyn, but I'm sure it's in all the right stores at the right price. Fragrances are hard. I bought the Tom Ford fragrance on a whim. bad whim.
My favorite of all time is one of the three dior hommes perfumes, Eau Noire, full of myrrh, violet and lavender. Heavy stuff, but oh, so good!