Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jam- Jam 1 (2000, Channel Four Television Corporation)

Based on the BBC Radio 1 show Blue Jam, this Christopher Morris series also features an Amelia Bullmore, a James Cann, a Julia Davis, a Kevin Eldon, and a Mark Heap. Each episode had a late-night remix version to compliment it. To describe this, would only take away from the experience. If the labels below are for you, "Welcome... in Jam."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Coyle & Sharpe- On the Loose (1995, Thirsty Ear)

This compilation reintroduced the team's work on the short-lived medium of compact discs after an apparent 30 full orbits around their local star. Human leeches, a werewolf transformation, celebrity Rodney Rodent, the ethics of musical animals and a Boogravian Operetta are all contained within. Produced by a Henry Rollins and Jennifer Sharpe, the story of what happened to the team during all those orbits can be found here.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Coyle & Sharpe- Audio Visionaries (Street Pranks And Put-Ons) (2000, Thirsty Ear)

James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe called these man-on-the-street interviews "terrorizations." Armed with the Mohawk, a steel tape recorder measuring approximately 3" X 12" hidden in a briefcase with a small hole cut out the top, Coyle and Sharpe wandered San Francisco planting the briefcase on store countertops, and recording candid conversations. When they started their show, Coyle and Sharpe on the Loose on KGO radio in San Francisco, they stopped hiding the Mohawk and simply approached people on the street. This album comprises of exerpts from this period. For more information on their life and work, look here.