Geek Mythology

May 30, 2007

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 10:16 am

Yo check out “Det känns som fredag” on swedish television at 10 30 on tv 2 on friday nite. They filmed the ghost town show at the hootchy kootchy club and I was the MC! So dont miss that fool!

http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=67644&from=program_ao

May 29, 2007

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 4:05 am

Right now I am collaborating alot with a Swedish Chilean female artist called Valeria Montti Colque. We are building large installations with found objects, photos, drawings and wood. These are exhibited here in Stockholm. Our ambition is to make bigger pieces with moving parts and lights. We have built a futuristic church, and a city installation. Now we are working on a labyrinth. I want to make pieces that are so big that you can walk around in them. Like wooden environments filled with tons of details, lights and objects. I also want to make work that is more critical of the times that we are living in. I feel a need to speak out against certain things in society. Like consumerism for example. It really feels like the
consumer culture is growing out of hand. The first world gives the globe free market economies with one central human right: the right to shop. I want to critique the idea of empire. That the first world with America in the forefront are driving a kind o global imperial agenda where countries around the world are more and more becoming homogenized into their
definition of what a democracy should be like. The problem with the consumer culture is that it doesn’t speak about things like world peace, global warming, human rights or civil disobedience because these are not things that you can sell. So in a sense you have tons of people living here in the west who are desensitized. Its almost like people are drugged by
all the advertisements, entertainment and choices that they have at their disposal. They don’t see what’s going on in the rest of the world. They don’t see that there really is a new kind of fascism spreading. These are the things that I want to discuss in my art.

May 27, 2007

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 12:54 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53tvVk8jxi0

here is part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF_F7lH4Bqs&mode=related&search=

May 24, 2007

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 5:33 pm

http://www.dn.se/DNet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=147&a=652936

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 11:27 am


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We updated the Tranzformers myspace. Check us out at http://www.myspace.com/thetranzformers

May 23, 2007

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 2:45 pm

Heres a great cover of one hit wonder Tommy Tutones legendary song 8675309. It was huge when I was a kid growing up in the states. Threres an interseting article following it that shows the song is still around. The best part is where it says “after growing weary of the prank calls” hehe:

LINCOLN, R.I. – One-hit wonder Tommy Tutone made the phone number 867-5309 famous in the band’s 1982 hit single, which uses the digits over and over in its catchy refrain.

Now, a Rhode Island company and a national firm are battling over the right to use the number, which doesn’t reach the “Jenny” that Tutone sings about, but could find callers a decent plumber.

Two years ago, Gem Plumbing & Heating of Lincoln, R.I., trademarked the phone number in the early 1980s hit, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Gem acquired the number in Rhode Island when its original owner, Brown University, gave up 867-5309 after growing weary of the constant prank calls.

Gem’s number works in the 401 area code in Rhode Island and the 617 area code in southern Massachusetts.

But Florida-based Clockwork Home Services, also a plumbing company, uses a toll-free version of 867-5309 in New England. They argue a company can only trademark a vanity number, like 1-800-FLOWERS.

Gem won round one in its legal fight over the number when a federal judge in Boston recently barred Clockwork from using the number in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, effective this week. But Clockwork’s lawyers said they would fight on.

Tommy “Tutone” Heath told The Boston Globe that he’d prefer if neither company used the number.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Heath. “If I wanted to get into it, I could probably take the number away from both of them.”-Yahoo News

May 21, 2007

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 2:41 pm

About Bladerunner:

A high level of paranoia is present throughout the film with the visual manifestation of corporate power, omnipresent police, probing lights, and in the power over the individual represented particularly by genetic programming of the replicants. Control over the environment is seen on a large scale, hand in hand with the seeming absence of any natural life, with artificial animals being created as a substitute for the extinct originals. This oppressive backdrop clarifies why many people are going to the off-world colonies, which clearly parallels the migration to the Americas. The popular 1980s prediction of America being economically surpassed by Japan is reflected in the domination of Japanese culture and advertising in LA 2019. The film also makes extensive use of eyes and manipulated images to call into question reality and our ability to perceive it.-Wikipedia

May 20, 2007

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 4:50 pm

These photos from the performance that Valeria Carlos and I did at the hootchy kootchy club last weekend:


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Photos by Piak


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Photos by Johannes Pescatore

May 18, 2007

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 12:50 pm

I saw this band called Bonde do Role at Debaser last nite. They kicked some serious ass! Heres a live clip:

Listen to an awesome Bonde do role track here with a Judas Priest sample:

I think the track they sampled is an old tune called Heading out to the highway. Weird wild stuff man…
It used to be my favorite Judas Priest track when I was a little kid and growing up in America and now they mix it up in this song in an awesome way.
Thye used a lot of heavy metal samples, maybe thats why I liked em so much!

If u want to hear the original Priest song then check out this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCmz9CisSow

Old school baby!

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