The lost tapes of Delia Derbyshire

The author of the original Dr. Who theme song, Delia Derbyshire, recently passed away leaving behind hundreds of previously unknown recordings from the 60’s onward. On one track, she notes, “uhh, forget about this, it’s for interest only” and proceeds to drop a track that could very well be in the Warp catalog.

Syntax Music closes

Some of you might remember a discouraging post I wrote a little over a year ago when Watts Music closed shop. It appears that another of the largest record distributors, Syntax Music, has decided to call it quits. With Syntax and Watts gone, there are few left to bring your favorite labels from Europe. TimeContinue reading “Syntax Music closes”

Transforming Citroën: first flight

My friend Dan Paluska is working on an art project in the suburbs of Paris with Chico MacMurtrie called totemobile. I’m sure they have some fancy art words to describe it, but this is how I see things. First, there was the dancing Citroën: People laughed. People cried. People feared that Transformers are coming toContinue reading “Transforming Citroën: first flight”

Five things you didn’t know about me

I don’t usually participate in the “what is your favorite citrus fruit?!?” games, but when Chad calls, I listen. I got tagged Chad, Cody, Ian and some number of intermediaries back to the ur post. 1. I wanted to be an engineer from a very young age. When I was 5 years old, we hadContinue reading “Five things you didn’t know about me”