Posted in boys, films, girls, music by okkame on August 31, 2011




Posted in Art, films, girls by okkame on August 29, 2011

Hailee Steinfeld in January 2011, photographed by Nathan Blaney




Age 14? What an unfettered development.




She has been cast as Juliet Capulet in an upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by director Carlo Carlei. In May 2011, Miu Miu announced that it had chosen Steinfeld as its new face.


Award-winning short film starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jake Nutty. Directed by Cameron Sawyer.


It’s 1987. Infatuated by the hottest girl in school, a fifth-grader puts everything on the line – including his mullet – to win the girl of his dreams.



BOMB: Billyburg hipsters have it coming ! (I’m totally on the gloating bash !)

Posted in boys, girls, music by okkame on August 28, 2011



But I wish I were in Williarmsburg right now, squaring up to the threat of the impending hurricane pandemonium to get a copy of BOMB’s new issue on Bedford Avenue because an interview of bitchen Neil Michael Hagerty of Royal Trux, The Howing Hex fame is on it with that of  Ubu Web’s Kenneth Goldsmith thrown in.


Itching to see The Howling Hex again. They were as good as RTX, that is to say they were crazy good though they went a little too minimalist that night at Cake Shop; But don’t get it the wrong way around, they’re dogged maximalists, sound-wise.


Lounge Lizards at Hurrah in NYC, 1979

Posted in boys, music by okkame on August 27, 2011

(L->R) John Lurie (Sax), Anton Fier (Drums), and Arto Lindsay (Guitar)



Posted in boys, fashion, music by okkame on August 27, 2011

Arto Lindsay, 1987



An accidental revisting of The Golden Palominos crucial  debut mind-blower of the same name (it’s the culmination of the early 80’s Downtown music scene, hands down !) put me on the Arto Lindsay tip.

I have admired this versatile – he made or lent his weight to at least one song you, I mean every civilized You of every musical predilection on the face of the earth, will like, prodigiously talented musician for as long as I can remember. And also he has been one of the best dressers in my microcosm of impeccable aesthetic standards for the same amount of time. The irrefutable truth always reveals itself instaneously; Simply look at the above picture. He just murdered you with his merciless chicness.

Kevin Ayers – Caribbean Moon

Posted in boys, music by okkame on August 27, 2011

One of the gayest music videos ever, here is Kevin Ayers with Caribbean Moon.




Dear Duke Ayers, my long awaited Prince Charming, I’m already in bed with you and I’m not even gay !

Your blazing beauty and aristocratic fluidity make my desolated Soft Machine start running Hard and let the flow of honeyed oil run through it. Liveliness regained, skyrocketingly expelled.

I love you.

Under Caribbean Moon, you,  sporting a splashing sailor suit, gleefully serenade all my latent homosexual desires, and I see historic Adonis Bjorn Andresen coming out of you to uncloset my Socratic dream.


Bjorn Andresen in a sailor suit with his potential partners


nom (non)

Posted in boys, films, music by okkame on August 25, 2011


Marcus Schmickler: About Electronic Music

Posted in boys, music by okkame on August 24, 2011

Marcus Schmickler lectures in Electronic Music playing a diversity of exemplary sound samples off his laptop. 


I can hear lots of familiar and arresting proper nouns but can’t even understand a thing for he talks in German. English subtitles plz ! Bitte !!! This must be an essential teaching material for music aficionados of all electronic stripes.





Marcus Schmickler studied composition and electronic music withJohannes Fritsch and Hans-Ulrich Humpert. He is born in 1968 in Cologne, where he works as a freelance composer and producer. Closely associated with the label a music he has performed in the last 10 years invarious fields of electronic, instrumental, improvised and composed music.He is a member of various ensembles, e.g. Brussels-square-10a music,and Pluramon Mimeo. Lately, numerous solo, chamber ensemble, choraland orchestral compositions, many of them involving electronic music. In addition, he also writes on theater, film, advertising and unusual pop music projects. Among other things, the singer Julee Cruise and David Lynch, the British pianist John Tilbury. He has received numerous prizes and awards, and has for years been represented at international venues and festivals.Marcus Schmickler has said in his lecture on the design, experiment and application of electronic music. 


Posted in boys, music by okkame on August 24, 2011

“I’m Ghédalia Tazartès and a musician, very eclectic one. I’m not experimental. My music.. my music is sullen country and clearly Rock N’ Roll forever.”


He’s so cute and handsome !


Posted in boys, girls, music by okkame on August 23, 2011

Julie Cafritz  and Bob Bert on tour in Japan, 1988.



Falling back to the horrid Korean environments means the restored proximity to those retching Korean indie lunkeheads and their whole lamentable idiocy and sophomoric priggery which obliges me to acknowledge the severe reality of my being one of their enthno-cultural ilk, and thus a lot more frequencies of me getting all miffed up. They tweet as they stink (every fucking minute) and I see the word “hipster” erringly pop out of their collective skunk den each day – granted, I patronize there on a daily basis. And there’s no better fair game on which I can foolishly blame my misery than those fools. Experienced readers of this blog would know why and how I hate them so I pass on that, but not without earnest invectives; “You obscenely fat-brained culturally incompetent fugly spoilt middle class stuck-ups, please stop your gibberish on NY hipsters  and all the related non sequiturs. You will never get it and be cool despite all your meta-Korean privileges because you’re born to suck an be lame. You’re not even treatable.”

How can they be so tasteless and clueless when nearly every code is exposed on the interweb to be parsed? Let me take SUP magazine, which I’ve known about for a while but didn’t bother to visit until I googled Sic Alps’ new 7″ Breadhead, as an example. A 30 seconds-scan of their website is enough to discern what a coterie of bonafide NY hipsters relishes and stands for. What? You’re running short of time? Then you’re not hipster enough. Try harder ! * Don’t get me wrong, I dislike them hipsters as people as much as the next indignant low class man does; However, I can’t deny the fact that they appreciate and create some decent stuff and I am forever infatuated with it. Mind you, I’m not a hipster as a person and in a sociological sense.

Sup magazine is releasing their amazing features from Issue 24 one at a time, every few days. An interview of Laurel Halo a.k.a Ms. Oneohtrix Point Never is coming soon, and a Sic Alps inteview by none other than the hipster dreamboat Thurston Moore is already waiting  for your reading pleasure with an exclusive stream of Sic Alps’ freshly-digitized song Breadhead * Argh-um, A “it’s not currently available” message showed up after I streamed it about 4 times and the total play number of the song at that time was 7. Maybe they decided to punish me for my piratical tendencies or simply Drag City is in on it? In any case, this Sic Alps interview should be great. But i won’t give a link to it as I’m terrified by pingback. So click on the Sup Magazine link above instead to read it. The least we can expect from these underground music pundits here is that they go all Forced Exposure. 


Here’s a teaser;


– When Matthew arrived, Thurston led everyone slowly through a small alley, to a shop he said was “Julia Cafritz from Pussy Galore’s ex-husband’s furniture store”, a slick spot full of brightly colored new modern called Artifact 20th Century. ” –


Julia Cafritz has an ex-husband !!!


– Matt: Yeah I’ve been waiting to put The Olatunji Concert (John Coltrane, 2001) on, for fear that it’s going to drive everyone else insane. –


Coltrane’s The Olatunji Concert is the most raw and harrowing yet spiritually uplifting album I’ve ever heard. A true musical tour de force !!!  Harry Pussy even feels just like a pussy compared to the sounds of this astounding album. Harsher than the harshest noise but it’s high-minded and highly musical. To you incredulous hipster wannabe Pitchfork-reading squares; Pitchfork even gave this album a 1 0. (I knew this because I came to know about The Olatunji Concert from the above linked pitchfork review back then. hahaha !)