The Null Device
Although still technically at war, North and South Korea have begun working on a rail link joining the two countries' capitals. Once that is done, there are plans to connect the line to the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Only in America: drive-through nude dancers.
Not that long after A Clockwork Orange returned to British cinema screens, Britain's censors have finally passed another controversial classic, Gerard Damiano's minimalist exploration of embodiment, Deep Throat.
Blog news: Pearls has moved.
Other than that, not much to blog about today; though (a) I've finally got my CDs out of boxes and mostly into racks, and (b) I'll be glad when the McLympics are over.
I happened to be in the vicinity of PolyEster Records today, and found the eponymous EP by local electronica outfit Down Town Brown (you may have heard their Kraftwerk-esque house track Quantum Funk on community radio or at shows). I picked it up for $12 (the 3RRR subscriber discount came in handy); it has four tracks (including the catchy abovementioned anthem, another track in a similar style and two more experimental pieces). The artwork looks a bit homemade, but that may be the point. In any case, the EP is self-published, and not the product of a huge megacorp; proof that it doesn't take hundreds of thousands of record label advances to create a decent record these days. Anyway, good luck to the lads; and if you see their EP in shops, you may want to give it a listen.