Insectoid performance reminder

Empire and Daughter Isotope + Insectoid

A one off performance by Tai Shani featuring epic prog band Guapo and electroclash diva Angie Reed. Cannibalizing pulp film and fiction through black magic cult rituals, a mini mouse anti-sacrifice of twelve virgins is crowned by five tableaux of notorious Satanist Anton Lavey posing in nudist magazine Jaybird.

Then, Insectoid’s hive colonise the stage and perform their own entomological rites, exploring insect behaviour to produce exoskeletal sounds.

8 May doors at 20:00, performance starts 20:30

Shoreditch Town Hall,

380 Old st.

London EC1V 9LP

Tickets are £4 advance, £5 on the door and are available from The Pump House or via PayPal payment to

Flyer for Insectoid Performance

So liek, I’m in it too. YA RLY!

Damn Small Linux

Late last year, after having numerous troubles with my computer (which resulted in me losing lots of my work) I decided to try out Ubuntu Linux distro. I had a few old computers in the house, but Ubuntu wouldn’t install on any of them! I was royally annoyed!

After going to Brumcon 07.5 today I felt inspired to try again and it worked! I had a few problems typing in a password, in that it wasn’t working, but it let me bypass it or something. Will be doing a fresh reinstall soon.

I’ve always been interested in actually learning how to use and program this sort of thing. My friend, Mez, now a php developer, is/was a developer for Ubuntu and I was always curious as to what it’s all about. I guess this, and the installing of Linux on my iPod is just the start of my journey to discover hardcore coding!

I, of course, wanna bring all of this coding knowledge back to the arts. Les Hutchins, who performed at Brumcon, provides a good example of some of the things I want to do.

Right, back to more coding, amongst other things…

New artwork

Birmingham Visual Arts Coalition has an exhibition coming up, and I’m making some new artwork for it. As a little experiment I’ll be showing you the progress shots from one of the pieces. Any comments or suggestions are welcome!

Progress shot of new artowrk

Achieved today in Illustrator. You can also look at the Sketchbook page for more of an idea of what I’m doing.