Monday, September 13, 2010


Saturday: Ye Ancient Guild O'Blogs (Sou' West Chapter) meets Blog:net South:East; it was like some classic JLA / JSA Earth-1 / Earth-2 Team-up. Or vice-versa.


Jonny Mugwump.

Loki from Idiot's Guide to Dreaming.

John from Uncarved.

Bob from West Norwood Cassette Library.

Matt from Woebot / Hollow Earth / Cybore.

2ND Fade.

Nick aka Gutterbreakz / Ekoplekz.

Farmer Glitch.

Time Attendant.

And, duuhr, myself.

Many thanks to Jonny M and Paul TA for their wonderful hospitality and kindness. They were terrific hosts and I had a really great time. These guys are broadcasting week-in / week-out - sending consistently great shit out into the airwaves and digital substrata. This is a big personal committment. Support them.

The South-West crew are all good friends of mine - Matt's a lovely fella, but I hadn't seen him for about 3 years or so, so it was great to catch up. John, Bob, Jonny and Paul I'd never actually met before, but were terrific company, great fun and really easy to hang with. The grins in the photos say it all.

I've got nothing but love and respect for all those guys. Our individual niche.tastes are irrelevent; what really shines though is their enthusiasm and passion - not just for music, but for all the cool and righteous shit they're into. When you get a group of people like that together in the same room, the energy levels go off the map.

We're just nodes in a network, see? There's dozens - hundreds - of other similar-minded folks out there. Some are on my link-list, some not. When people connect, they become empowered; they get stronger.

Hats off to you all - whoever you are - wherever you are.

It sounds corny, but: Make yourself known. Hook up.

I thought Nick's set was really great: some sort of skeletal Dub thing going on there - imagine if a sort of minimalish proto-Dubstep vibe was applied to early Cabaret Voltaire drum-box patterns, along with echoes of Old School Industrial and 60's / 70's boffintronica. Yes.

We all had slight tech.hitches: Nick's guitar didn't wanna play; I couldn't coax any loops out of my box until the final jam and The Farmer's FX-buttons were playing at silly buggers, but the session vibe was sooo relaxed that it didn't seem to matter. We all just surfed the moment and got to where we needed to get to.

Audio Stream / download here.


At 10:12 pm, Blogger ekolad said... stayed in that place and lived to see the following day..? glad i decided to travel home to my own bed!
and trust you to take an interest in that fucking skip - the devil's in the peripheral details,lol!

At 10:31 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

It was fucking awesome, Nick. Second best B & B I've stayed in.

Loads tidier than my house right now.

At 11:09 am, Blogger Matthew Ingram said...

kek you would have been welcome round my gaffe.

At 8:39 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Aww, bless ya, Matt - that's very kind of you.

This is all part of the, uh, adventure, if you know what I mean. Experiencial immersion. The craic. Or something.

At 10:08 pm, Blogger farmer glitch said...

Lovely Hotel - love the alternative religious reading matter in the bedside draw we found ....

A total blast the whole trip - and seriously great hooking up with one and all ... not to mention the uber-cool show - thx again Jonny .... a flaggon of zummerzit finest awaits when you get down this way ... if me and kek don't drink it first !!

At 11:25 am, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Hahaha! Yeah, instead of a Gideon Bible in the drawer it had "COCKY" - the well-thumbed biography of a Brit gangster type - some sachets of salad cream and - not making this up! - what looked like a bullet / shell-casing.

The weekend was awesome - and, again, - can't reiterate this enough: it was really great to hook up with everyone.


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