Sunday, 30 August 2009


... to the one person waiting to hear the cassette tape recording, I've kind of dropped the ball on that one a bit. I've been trying to make a video and its proving a bit more difficult than I'd hoped it would be. I just need to sort out some technical lamery like fire wire cables and using my friend's sound recording equipment.
I will put up what I've done when I can because I said that I would and its bad to leave loose ends like that.

Anyway! Things are slowly but very surely coming together for the new issue. I'm waiting on some pieces from a few folks and some charmingly magniloquent individuals have already entrusted me with some superb short story writing, illustrations and photography.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

"I love feedaback vewy much."

And I love you Otomo...

An important adjunct to the overall character of AWKWARD as I see it 
has to do with noise and dissonant dissidence in general. If I choose to 
flatter myself, as I will right now, the first issue left a slightly metallic 
taste in the mouth - a flavour accented by darkness and laced with a 
strangely percolated contemptuousness. There has been a distinct lack 
of this element so far in the life of this blog. It has been, perhaps, a little soft.
So, in order to reconcile this disparity, I will be using the audio-bearing 
capacity of this page to bring you a musical arrangement I have been 
working on, made of other people's work and found-sound samples. 
This will be appearing in the next couple of days. All I will say is hold 
onto your hats. Its a stinger.