Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Portrait of Paul/Wasp Test

This ought to have been at VD for several months now; I apologise to our loyal subscribers.

An unprecedented and unanticipated stab at some rudimentary animation from Jack Gander, author of Mother Hen (2002). Two stabs, really, in quick succession. There came a time when my photoshops could no longer resist moving. The sounds are Wasp Shellac with "The Fire Came Too", and this may be unpalatable. I intend to pursue this avenue, though only on nights of Much Patience. The scorpion is key.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Something I Found

I don't really know what this is. Enjoy. It's choral.

("Choral Descent" from

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Serration B

This is fairly self-explanatory, really. It features a merry tune from St. Cuthbert's Burials (Serration B, coincidentally), and was made with much love and attention.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

St. Cuthbert's Burials - Doin' Time

This is one we continue to come back to. We like its taste. This particular recording comes from Spring 2008. Moxther pianos it up while Paul does the guitar thing and The Gander lies on his sunken back vocalising. You see little of this in the video, but what you do see includes (but is not limited to) a Snow Leopard, Nuns Moor and Dave Whittaker. Be sure to visit The Snow Leopard Trust (, from whom some of the footage came, and we trust that, if you're not already a fan, you will soon become an admirer of the cat family's snowiest child. And just remember what Dr. Thompson said...

Monday, 20 April 2009

Dr. Rat - Gander Tone C

Jack Gander (as instructed) recommends a dose of Dr. Rat's "Gander Tone C". The video is made with the same care and attention as was the Gander Tone. Do enjoy, and don't play too quietly.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

St. Cuthbert's Burials - Genius

St. Cuthbert's Burials find a little time in their busy schedule to share with you a brand new old nugget of poemsy, an item of brilliance, a crab feast. Not to be confused with the quite marvellous Warren Zevon song of the same title, or with Alfonso D. Einstein (sic).

Friday, 2 January 2009

Jeannie Needs A Shooter

If you're not familiar with Wolfgang's Vault, then familiarise yourself post haste. I'm currently on my second Warren Zevon concert of the night, but the range of classic music is quite staggering. Delaval now has a Vision on the Blakean Scale. Dig it, motherfuckers. Here's an embedded track for certain persons of my acquaintance who share an enthusiasm for both Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen.

Friday, 28 November 2008

St. Cuthbert's Burials - Tropical Fruit (Live)

The performance hails from this year's MoxFest, an Altamont for our times.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

St. Cuthbert's Burials - Drone on the Bee Train

I had this footage of Kielder and surroundings filmed on the phone, and it was doing nothing. I asked it politely, then kicked it in the shins, all pertaining to its use. I used it. It's here. There could be nothing more appropriate to be jammed into space with it than Drone on the Bee Train.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Moxther Street

Part Four in "The Beginner's Guide to Moxtherianism". What's going on here was very much en vogue c. November 2007. A question concerning HobNobs is posed early in this video, and duly answered. Another question might reasonably be, "Is this the correct response to Paisley's own Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street?" The answer is, "Yes. Yes it is."

Sunday, 7 September 2008


An account of Bathroom Activity when you're not there. Features a soundtrack by Phill Towers (of St. Cuthbert's Burials). A masterpiece, inexplicable.

Friday, 27 June 2008

St. Cuthbert's Burials - Parma Ham/Ambience

Official statement on behalf of St. Cuthbert's Burials:

"A true story. Paul and Phill create the ambience, according to schematics found in a drawer. Mr Gander does whatever it is he does, and then again in visual form. The current trajectory of SCB music is an Eastward one, as you'll have spotted, but in these heady days of steam and unaided flight, such matters are subject to change. There will be no further comment. Thank you for your time."

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Sunday, 9 March 2008

The Bendy Satan Soundtrack

Arguably destined to be the zenith of the Bendy Satan project, this here is the album cover that was once called "The Grub of the Hound", then "Bendy Satan", and finally, at time of writing, "Bendy Satan - Music From the Motion Picture". There's a motion picture now.