Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Kitchen Surrealism

Interlude Eight

Bollops has given me a great idea...

Interlude Seven: Epilogue

Well, that's the end of our scheduled programming for this Bank Holiday weekend. We'll be back on air at 6.30am with 'The Dairy Farmer's Digest' but, to see us out, here's some music.  

Alien Nation

Whilst the two day Alien Nation: A Conference on British Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy at Northumbria University in Newcastle costs a shocking £150, I am assuming the coinciding film season at local cinema Star & Shadow wont be as dear.

"A celebration of the freaky, spooky and obscure side of UK television drama. Programmed by James Leggott (Lecturer in Film and TV, Northumbria University) from the darker corners of the BBC archives, with special guest introductions, this is a rare chance to catch some of the most haunting telefantasy ever transmitted.

Expect angelic encounters, sacrificial offerings, gothic nightmares, dinner parties from hell, a very frightened Jane Asher, BBC Radiophonic weirdness… and Michael Parkinson being possessed by an evil spirit."

17/07/2011 - 24/07/2011

Sunday, 29 May 2011


One has to voyage on a prehistoric vessel in order to discover new zoological species in the twentieth century...

Friday, 27 May 2011

Betamax. Its as easy as 123

In the early 1980s my Dad finally decided to get a Video player, should he get a VHS machine or Betamax. We ended up like most people with VHS. Alas some friends of ours got Betamax. Perhaps they saw this promo. Its as easy as 123.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Monday, 23 May 2011

Shndg 6 Tickets Now on Sale

If you live within 900 miles of Southsea/Portsmouth and are thinking of going to Shndg 6 then I am pleased to say at long last tickets for this event are now on sale. And can be got from here. The tickets are £5.00 and I have been told by Mr Stevens (the curator of all things Shndg) that this is now a ticket only event.
The full line up for this night of noise, electronics, DIY sonic reverberation and drones are DJ sets from Jim Jupp (Ghost Box)Si Heartfield and Ms Mono. Live sets from Keith Seatman to promote the release his new album. Mr Twister Valley himself Douglas E PowellThee Magic HornsRusty Sheriff, Jez North and many more.  For more info/details visit


My eye was caught by this ornament in a charity shop at the weekend.

Modern Morris

Impressive, this new spookier Morris dancing that people seem to be getting up to these days.

No one else seems to have touched on it before at FoundObjects, so I've put together a little playlist of favourites over on YouTube.

I'm getting quite excited that Morris might actually become "trendy". Especially when I hear things like The Pagan Drum Machines of Whittlesea.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Anworth Kirk 2

SF Pick'n'Mix

Recent Finds in 'Book Bonanza', Portsmouth.  That Aldiss was bloody everywhere, wasn't he?  From the top: 1970, 1966, 1977, 1971.  Lovely bit of collage on the 'Decade' cover - note the use of manhole covers.

Computers in Action

Here's the theme music for the ABC (Australia) television series Computers in Action by the young Stewart Lawler.

And here he is making electronic music under the tutelage of Australia's answer to D. D. Denham.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


Meret Oppenheim's Found Object: Bicycle seat covered with bees (1952)

Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermage: The Dreams


"Dreams" was made in collaboration with Barry Bermange (who originally recorded the narrations). Bermange put together The Dreams (1964), a collage of people describing their dreams, set to a background of electronic sound. Dreams is a collection of spliced/reassembled interviews with people describing their dreams, particularly recurring elements. The program of sounds and voices attempts to represent, in five movements, some sensations of dreaming: running away, falling, landscape, underwater, and colour.

more here

Monday, 16 May 2011

Musical Daydream

Found Objects contributor Keith Seatman has a new album out. He won't mention it himself, so I thought I would. It's available on Amazon and that i-tunes-y thing and is an intriguing electronic excursion into Radiophonics and beyond with snippets from the Shipping Forecast, and you know that can't be bad. 

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Mullard The Master Valve

Inspired by Mr Witterings Wireless for Beginners and Monolith posts. Here is the Mullard Master Valve. My friend Mr Stevens had the good fortune to acquire a large box of these.
All the Valves were in Mullard boxes and various sizes. 

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Fermented Object 1

Given that Found Objects is an hauntological dumping ground, I always felt this meant it was an alchemical compost heap for future objects from an imaginary past. Hence in this spirit, spirit in its purest sense of cultural ghostliness, we are presenting "Plan For The Kidnap Of Princess Anne". Developed in situ from:

For more details on this fermented object:

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Frank Reidy & Eric Allen - Forest of Evil

The latest edition of THE WIRE came out on digital today and it seems to be rather heavy on the hauntological themes. I won't go into too much detail, but there's a review of the Belbury Youth Club at Brighton, as well as a piece on Simon Reynold's new book about the plundering of our modern musical past, "Retromania"

But the real interesting feature is Demdike Stare on this months Invisible Jukebox, interviewed by Joseph Stannard (aka The Outer Church). One of the records mentioned was "Forest of Evil" by Frank Reidy and Eric Allen, which was released in 1978 on De Wolfe music, and is a truly haunting piece of library music.

Although i personally prefer Volume 2, which came out in 1981...

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Philip K. Dick Went Further

The late Philip K. Dick was one of the true visionary writers. He tapped into things. For example, he revealed the existence of "The Matrix" back in 1977, as this video shows:

For a truly fascinating 40+ minute talk by Mr Dick (prefaced with a short lecture-excerpt by Terence McKenna) covering the nature of the Logos, the I Ching and VALIS, go here (22mb MP3).

A Flying Witch?

More footage:

Covered Markets of Olde England - Huddersfield Queensgate!

More covered markets, this time Huddersfield's Queensgate. It's a pretty amazing building, with this picture showing some of the relief wall panels (courtesy of Fritz Steller). The interior pics are a little, hmm, indistinct, but still worth a look in at between channels.

Dont stand too close to your Television..Ghosting can occur..

A program about 'Ghosting' and 'degaussing'...

Mechanix 1961 Part 3

Here at last is the my final post from Mechanix Magazine 1961. I have to admit that this magazine has been an absolute joy to read, and I am very happy that a lot of you out there in FO enjoyed it as well. So to see this out we have Funny Limey Cockney Footballers. He Man Voice, Spray on Suede, Swimming Pools and Ball Houses.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

"Fiorucci made me Hardcore"

From Dangerous Minds today

In Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, British artist Mark Leckey edits found video footage of people dancing to deep grooves from the 1970s, 80s and 90s and the result is a pop culture artifact that is archetypal, alchemical, and hypnotic.

The soundtrack to the video is an especially haunting mix of grabbed snippets of soul, afro chants, loops of heavy breathing and TV show music and old school techno samples that's been passed though a wonky memory filter.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense - Child's Play

An interesting curio of thrillers and suspense from Hammer and shown on ITV in the '80s. Episodes included a professional golfer being held captive by an ailing billionaire for her rare blood type, the mysterious disappearance of a cult band from the '60s and a couple being haunted by spirits from the future.

But this was my favourite. A family wake up to find that they are trapped in their state of the art home and desperately try to find a way out...

Another Found Image

Marceline Day

A Found Image

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Dusty Hare

I'm not a regular TV viewer, but have been turning on early on recent Saturdays in eagerness for my weekly hit of Doctor Who.
As a result I've have come across a new game show, strangely reminiscent of telly in the past.