21 Apr 2014
Charlie Brooker
Screen Burn
The whole thing resembles a recurring Grimm brothers fable in which terrified peasants have to concoct a dish to placate a bespectacled ogre and his keeper.
Charile Brooker on Masterchef

(Source: Guardian)

21 Apr 2014
Josie Long
Richard Herring
lrnecbuma said: Josie Long was on rhlstp! Some funny Stewart Lee and Fist of Fun stories. And for a while they actually wandered onto an interesting topic of comedies like Girls where the finale ends on a point of making terrible decisions that aren't right as opposed to slightly bad people occasionally finding more fun and optimistic peace in their lives. But they wonder off it,

Ah sweet! I’m adding that to my listening queue :)

20 Apr 2014
Jeevan Rai
visual music

Working on a two-plane ‘visual music’ AV piece for a conference in June. (No demo sounds… top secret etc.)

18 Apr 2014
William Yates

Memotone: Goldair (live on the National Gallery roof, Prague)

18 Apr 2014
Anonymous said: You seem very cute.

Thanks I guess.

16 Apr 2014
Four Tet
Kieren Hebden

New track by Kieren Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) which he is releasing under the alias Percussions. Out on his Text label.

12 Apr 2014
Bridget Riley
op art
optical art
interior design

Op-art titan Bridget Riley has redecorated St Mary’s Hospital.

12 Apr 2014
Stewart Lee
stand up
Comedy Vehicle
lrnecbuma said: Having seen the whole season over before it drops off the iplayer tonight. I like how Stew managed to convert most of CRW into new material that still remained fresh to watch. I think Chris Morris' interview style helped him talk with the same authority as if you read his books. He had more space to explain his creative choices whilst being questioned whether there is any creative worth in what we watched hahahaha

Me too, there are some spectacular moments in the series, but I do think that quite a lot of it suffered from having had to’ve been compacted to fit the half-hour slot. I remember some routines being much funnier on stage, because the length added to their absurdity — in particular, the theoretical linguistic objection to the idea of a word without context seemed robbed of its surreal bliss. I do understand he was rushed for a lot of the material — perhaps any pitfalls are best attributed to ‘third album syndrome’. (Said pitfalls are relative to Stew’s standard: SLCV’s still superior to all other comedy available).

I think Morris’s deadpan is better than Iannucci’s was, and the interrogations seem much more personal than the last series. I do hope though that he’s got all the CRW full-on misery out of his system. I think it’s getting tired. There were moments of razor sharp wit and glorious awkwardness in this series (respectively e.g. the UKIP routine, and the phone calls in 3.1) that really make me want to see him return to his pre‑Milder combination of scathing satire and quasi–silent comedy.

12 Apr 2014

jeevanrai: Phew

I dunno what happened but I somehow managed to recover my tumblr and all. Setting up two-factor authentication…

Sincere apologies to anyone who received spam from whoever temporarily hijacked my account.

9 Apr 2014
Stewart Lee
Ed Fringe
Jeeves: musicking, coding, Radiohead, Stewart Lee.