Monday, December 11, 2017

This Day in Music 1973, KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Was Nearly Electrocuted

"Shock Me" is a song by American hard rock band Kiss on their 1977 album Love Gun. It was written by lead guitarist Ace Frehley, who made his lead vocal debut. The song was inspired by an event that took place during Kiss' Rock and Roll Over tour when he was nearly electrocuted.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Cat People Putting Out Fire, David Bowie

Released in March 1982. The title song to the film Cat People, an erotic film by Paul Schrader, also released in 1982. 

The director Paul Schrader engaged Bowie for a theme song in 1981, with Moroder having already recorded most of the music. Bowie was to put lyrics to the main theme. The B-side is a Moroder-only instrumental which featured no input from Bowie.
The song itself, in keeping with the dark tone of the film, has some slight goth rock influences, with Bowie singing in a deep baritone croon while being backed up by a female chorus.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

This Day In Music - 1972 David Bowie Released Changes

1972, David Bowie released 'Changes' as a single in the UK. The track peaked at No.49 on the UK chart and later at No.41 on the US chart. This was the last song Bowie performed live on stage before his retirement from live performances at the end of 2006.

The song ranked number 128 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.[5] On 27 November 2016, the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs.

Sources: This Day in Music, Wikipedia.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Steampunk the Thames Festival 11 - 13 November 2016

Steampunk The Thames is run by a voluntary organisation, Steampunk The Thames Inc., and its committee of ten, who bring to the festival a wealth of talent, fresh ideas and a passion to “art up Thames”.

The organisers have created this festival to celebrate Thames’ own blend of art, heritage, and culture; inspire and stimulate local talent; showcase local art and creativity and attract visitors to town to join them in having a rollicking good time.

The objectives of the organisation are:

  • To explore the Victorian, engineering, industrial, scientific and technological heritage and future of Thames through the arts.
  • To encourage the public expression of steampunk and associated genres, encompassing many different artistic media and art forms. 
  • Support and encourage education, mentoring and training opportunities for arts within the community.
  • Support, promote and expose art and artists of any and every description for the benefit of the community and members of the Society.
  • To strengthen and build community through steampunk themed initiatives and projects.

They have come together because they believe that the arts matter; that their practice can transform our lives and promote our community as a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit.

Check out the Steampunk the Thames page for programme and event details.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Listen to a 3,400 Year Old Melody

The Oldest Known Melody c.1400BC.

This unique video, features the 3400-year-old "Hurrian Hymn no.6", which was discovered in Ugarit in Syria in the early 1950s, and was preserved for 3400 years on a clay tablet, written in the Cuniform text of the ancient Hurrian language - The Hurrian Hymn (catalogued as Text H6) was discovered in Ugarit, Syria, in the early 1950s, and was preserved for 3400 years on a clay tablet, written in the Cuniform text of the ancient Hurrian language - except from a few earlier Sumerian fragmentary instructional musical texts from c.1950 BCE (Musical Instructions for Lipit-Ishtar, King of Justice) the Hurrian Hymn it is the oldest written song yet known, in History!

Sources: YouTube, I Fucking Love Science

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bodies of Strange Creatures Found in a London Basement - The Truth Behind The Viral Story.

The original article published on Designyoutrust stated that "in 1960 in London at the time of clearing the site for construction of a new residential neighborhood, the old long-abandoned mansion belonged to Thomas Theodore Merlin was sent for demolition". 

It went on to say "in the basement of the home, builders have discovered several thousand small wooden boxes tightly sealed. Imagine their surprise when they began to find the bodies of strange mythical creatures, which seemed to have been living only in fairy tales".

A bit of digging uncovered that while these fantastical creatures are awesome, they are in fact "a fictional invention of Alex CF, a London-based illustrator, writer, and sculptor with a fantastically warped imagination and a talent for the obscure. And now you can add ‘marketing specialist’ to the list, as this ‘true facts’ approach worked wonderfully promoting his Merrylin Cryptid Museum". Source: DeMilked.

They may not be as originally reported, but are well worth having a look it.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Twisted Radio is Back Online

Twisted Radio is back online and broadcasting from The Mighty South Waikato. Shit we get around!

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Anxiety Alley, Musings of a 24 Year Old Anxiety Sufferer

Anxiety Alley, Musings of a 24 Year Old Anxiety Sufferer.

James Harrison is a 24 year old who has General Anxiety Disorder, and Social Anxiety and is now embarking on a personal growth journey to understand himself, his diagnoses, and discover his place in the world.

James had an extremely complicated relationship with his parents and three siblings growing up, and as a result his biological family are not part of his life. These complicated relationships caused him to feel isolated and as though he didn’t fit in, which lead him to question his place in the world. Over the years James has battled his way through a number of other difficult life events that reinforced and compounded his sense of not belonging. James feels frightened of being alone and this makes him doubt himself and causes him to change who he is to please others.

James wants his future to be a one where he has mastered his anxiety, and is confident and comfortable with who he is as a person. His dreams and hopes include in his twenties, to achieve happiness and satisfaction in his life, he also hope to purchase his first home. James would really like to find someone to settle down with. In his thirties he hopes to achieve satisfaction in a career that will be a long time job. In his forties he hopes to have success in his personal life which would involve adopting children to have a beautiful family of his own, and being married.

James is bravely opening up the recesses of his heart to offer some insight as to what it is like navigating life with anxiety. His frank and genuine posts are poignant and compelling. Join James in his odyssey into the world of anxiety and personal evolution via this blog. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Lichtbeuger, Pieozoelectric CD Launch

Lichtbeuger is based on 90's Industrial EBM. Formed in 2011 with the mission of writing some classic 90's club EBM tracks for the hell off it. This project is purely self indulgent. Lichtbeuger are a couple of guys writing heavy electronic music.

They are launching their first EP. 

The Thirsy Dog
14 May 2016.
Doors open at 9pm
$5 on the door

Get along and have your mind ground into a world of electronic industrial maelstrom.

Lichtbeuger on Facebook.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Halfcast Podcast, Live Evil

Halfcast Podcast, Live Evil

DJ Definite and Vitamin D are two Halfcast DJ bros, on the wrong side of 30, in Kaikohe NZ, who grew up loving music, and are putting playlists together for your listening pleasure!
Tune in to Twisted Radio for the Halfcast Podcast.

Podcast number seven is live and acoustic versions.

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