Pinheads for sale

I have re-listed the “pinheads otm” vinyl lp on ebay. After the re-union tour of 1987-88 I was left with a box of them. I have been schlepping them around the world ever since. Now they are on the market. The last listing was a great success, so I will repeat.

Pinheads OTM on ebay

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Call me Johnny. Johnny Harpoon

Call me Johnny. Johnny Harpoon. This is my city. Ten million zeroes, and no matter how you add it up, still comes out the same…zero. It’s like one shoe lying in the gutter in the rain and nobody knows where the other shoe is and why there’s never more than one– Dead eyes staring up at the steel-wool sky crunch of broken glass beneath my heels hiss of my tires rolling through the sweaty night. I’m meeting some flybait calls himself “Slash” or “Trash” says he can put a name to the polaroid in my pocket for the right price…a dime bag of milk-sugar skag I keep stashed for assholes like him. I smell him coming, that metallic B.O. He scans the Polaroid with some snot-caked black box he built himself, says “3645 Market Street. Ask for Dog.” Palms the skag. Fades into the alley. Two hours later I’m at the door asking for Dog. There’s a squeal like a flash charging and the Subsonic Taser hits me in the back. As I go down I tongue my false tooth twice and my hat fires a dart into Dog’s throat. I rubber leg it out the door and collapse onto a pile of garbage bags. I come to ten minutes later, they’re loading Dog into the meat wagon, and the blue uniform is playing Keith Moon on my head with his nightstick. He passes his handscan over my wrist and my picture and license number come up on its little screen. He arrests me anyway. I’m leaving the station house and I’m beat. I drag ass into the all-night liquor store for a deck of butts and a bottle. Some dork with a headful of Carbona has a shotgun at Chang’s belly. I drop to one knee, pull my .22 out of my sock and fire. The explosive round just glides into that junky’s brain pan, and he blooms like a hamburger rose. Chang’s splattered with brains and blood, but I don’t pay for the butts or the booze. I look back, Chang’s pulping that slime with his baseball bat, smiling like it’s his wedding day. Call me johnny. Johnny Harpoon. This is my city…10 million zeroes and no matter how you add it up it still comes out the same..zero. I’m going home to plug my head into the wall socket. Get some relief.

Play Johnny Harpoon

johnny harpoon

to blog or not to blog

Been wrestling all morning with the wordpress blog. I have been wondering whether to move this sphere of activity from the cloud or public or whatever one calls all of the blog sites to a remote server controlled (rented) by me. This work is fascinating and compelling to me, as puzzle solving is to all of us primates.

And now, I have successfully imported the blogger posts into this new wordpress blog. how fab. now it is all here for everyone to ignore.

sylvia plath's kitchen

theatre light bulbHome now after Maria’s show. The show was at a space reminiscent of all of those american performances held in abandoned industrial spaces in the late 70’s, out in the industrial districts of athens. It was a loose staging of Sylvia Plath’s verse play “Three Women, a poem for three voices”. Of course Maria was great and beautiful, but I also appreciated the music and the performance of Adrian Friling. I also enjoyed thoroughly the potato soup he cooked throughout the performance and served to the public afterwards.

sylvia plath’s kitchen

theatre light bulbHome now after Maria’s show. The show was at a space reminiscent of all of those american performances held in abandoned industrial spaces in the late 70’s, out in the industrial districts of athens. It was a loose staging of Sylvia Plath’s verse play “Three Women, a poem for three voices”. Of course Maria was great and beautiful, but I also appreciated the music and the performance of Adrian Friling. I also enjoyed thoroughly the potato soup he cooked throughout the performance and served to the public afterwards.

Floorshime Zipper Boots: Blaine L. Reininger: Music for Dance and Theater

Floorshime Zipper Boots: Blaine L. Reininger: Music for Dance and Theater: Music for Dance and Theater is the latest album from legendary American artist/composer Blaine L. Reininger. best know for his work with t…

Mundoblaineo History

On December 5, 1999 Mundoblaineo was first set upon an unsuspecting (and largely uncaring) world. Upon visiting the United States in 1999, for the first time in 17 years, my friend Bob Pusatory gifted me with my first internet capable computer, his old Compaq Presario equipped with a Pentium 486 processor (33 Mhz!)! Using this worthy beast and a dial-up connection from EEXI (The Greek Association of Internet Users), I downloaded a tutorial from Netscape which taught one how to write a webpage from HTML which showed a picture of a cat. Laboring many sleepless hours over the divine and maddening puzzles posed by website design, I expanded this page until it became the sprawling megalopolis I called “Mundoblaineo”.
I have kept this throbbing node of code these many years, updating and refining with an obsessive dedication that I show for no other discipline. I am unsure why. I have spent nights chained to a dial-up connection in the hotel rooms of Tuscany, the teenage lofts of Berlin, the suburban bedrooms of Athens, and the wi-fi zones of Belgium, tinkering and tweaking and poking this thing until my eyes are burning grapes hanging out on their stalks. It is also unclear how many people actually visit this monument to my narcissism, this smear of chicken fat flung up against the firmament as a feeble hedge against the inevitable dissolution of my selfhood, the earthen embrace of Xaros, Magere Hein, The Grim etc….
And upon Kurzweil’s “singularity”, will I have the means, the will, the presence of mind, to dispatch an encoded simulacrum of my fabulousness, a Blainebot, a digital Golem who will fulfill the world’s need for my presence? I pretty much doubt it.
Today, I slap another coat of paint on the old wreck and kick it back out the door. I hope somebody sees.
Blaine.
November 20, 2011
Athens, Greece


mundoblaineo chinese babel fish translation, june 2002


Music for Dance and Theatre | tuxedomoon blaine l reininger

Music for Dance and Theatre | tuxedomoon blaine l reininger

Just uploaded my album of music for theatre and dance. I have decided that “album” is indeed the best word for this item since CD doesn’t really apply anymore and neither does “record” or LP. It is, in any case, a collection of music.
I am quite pleased with how this has all come out. I am especially pleased with the quick turnover from bandcamp. I have made more money off this site than I have made cumulatively from some record companies (nameless here).

Music for Dance and Theatre | tuxedomoon blaine l reininger

Music for Dance and Theatre | tuxedomoon blaine l reininger

Just uploaded my album of music for theatre and dance. I have decided that “album” is indeed the best word for this item since CD doesn’t really apply anymore and neither does “record” or LP. It is, in any case, a collection of music.
I am quite pleased with how this has all come out. I am especially pleased with the quick turnover from bandcamp. I have made more money off this site than I have made cumulatively from some record companies (nameless here).

How to "hard sub" an avi file with greek subtitles

October 22, 2011

This was an exhaustive search, but I have finally cracked it.

1. Download the desired video file from your favorite torrent site.

2. Download the greek subtitle file (.srt file) from one of the many fine greek sub sites. (Lately I just use ‘subtitle seek’).

3. Convert the .srt file to .ssa with a program called “subresync”.

4. Acquire “VirtualDub” and use that to include the subtitle file in the .avi information.

there. You must be sure that the video and the subtitle file have the exact same name (except for the file extension) and that they reside in the same directory.

When you have done this any divX capable player will play your file with the subtitles of your choice, whether or not it has the non-standard font required (greek, cyrillic, chinese etc.)

later note

In order to view the file without burning with ssa subtitles:

Simply open the .srt subtitle file with subresync, remembering to specify ‘greek’ from the drop down menu. Resave the file, remembering to check “UTF-8” first. Also remember to rename the .srt file with the exact same name as the video file and be sure that they reside in the same directory.

The video will now play on any media player capable of playing divx or other video formats.

Now you and your non-anglophone wife or husband can watch Madmen or Boardwalk Empire together, awash in mutual comprehension.

Blaine