Published December 8, 2010
Tags: adventure, argyll, music, organ, tree, verasphere
we’ve been obsessed by organ music over at the Wertzateria. The last episode of our radio show Argyll Adventure Tree was dedicated to organ music (almost completely).
Today I received this little gem from Michael over at the Verasphere: it’s an organ version of the Wonder Woman theme from a fine fellow named Geoff Love. Enjoy.
By the way, Inky Oxnard’s Holiday Frenzy is happening this Saturday and, as like the childrens like to say, it’s gonna be off the chain. I know there’s a lot going on in December (can’t we just do Halloween again?) but this event is going to be particularly fine. See you there!
Published July 7, 2009
Tags: argyll, music, tuesday
Music fills the room at the Wertzateria for about 12 or 13 hours a day. It’s our constant companion. I geek out about music the way some people geek out about sports – or movies. I dream about doing posters for my favorite bands, and sometimes my dreams come true (stay tuned for a Campout 2009 poster design!). I am constantly searching the intertubes for interesting music to play on my radio show, The Argyll Adventure Tree. Some music (and noise related sites and images, many thanks to Phil Benson) for your eyes and ears:
On July 2, William Orbit played a live set on KCRW (featuring Laurie Mayer from Torch Song)!
Our friends in Voice Farm have a new website. I love these guys.
There’s a nifty documentary about Brian Eno (whose Oblique Strategies I use all the time when I’m doing a creative project) streaming right here.
A lovely sad song: “Another Day” by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. I know the cover by This Mortal Coil, but I’d never heard the original.
A contemplative moment: through our friend Antony we were turned on to the music of William Basinski (in fact, Andy did a bunch of work on William’s site). Quiet, loopy, weird, and entrancing.
You might enjoy the Nigeria 70 Box Set. Funky and so, so great.
Here’s a few records I worked on: Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty by Camper Van Beethoven and Honey by Jonathan Segel. Go on, drop a dime on these fine folks.
Hey guys. Check out the April 20 issue of Time magazine – one of my stock images is in there on page 52! Thanks to Rama for pointing this out to me. Also of note:
• There’s a new Wertzateria site live! Months of hard work went in to this. This is the eighth iteration of the Wertz web site you’ve ever seen. Thanks to Suzanna at Ultrapop and Ryan Medlin for the design and programming, and thanks to Andy for the tweaking and additional html help.
• The new Grey Gardens movie. Seeing it tonight with my sister, who first shoved the video cassette in my hands in 1990.
• I just moved all my silkscreen equipment and supplies in to my friend Hae’s studio in West Oakland. Stay tuned for pictures.
• We just did another Argyll radio show last night. This month’s theme was “that effing mocking bird kept us up all night.” Listen here.
andy and i will be doing a four-hour radio show this friday on ninth floor radio – this will be our seventh show there, and it’ll be a doozy. the theme this month is ‘new york’.
give us a listen by going to ninth floor radio and clicking on ‘listen on line’ or ‘listen with itunes’. should be fun!
while you’re at it, you can listen to (and download!) our other shows here.
i can’t stop listening to this. you can listen to and control a short-wave receiver located at the amateur radio club at the university of twente in the netherlands. so cool. featured in argyll adventure tree #4.