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BBC News Online - Front Page
Here is the news from the BBC.
News from the Associated Press
Here is the news from the Associated Press.
The Guardian, Britain's best broadsheet.
Japanese-English Web Translation
Enter the URL of any Japanese-language page in the slot, check the righthand radio button, and you'll get a translation of Japanese text to English. Incredible, and somewhat inscrutable!
France Culture, arts-related coverage in French from France.
CNN you know. (If you ever get a chance, check out a video piece by Omer Fast called CNN Concatenated. CNN cut and pasted like a bankrobber's ransom note.)
The Momus newsgroup. Give blood, give ASCII, give head. It needs you!
Mac OS X
The operating system I once declared my true homeland. Now spruced beyond recognition.
The Mercury Theatre on the Air
Orson Welles' Mercury Theater on the air, all archived. This is totally wonderful if you have DSL. You will come back and come back for classics like 'War of the Worlds' and 'The Man Who Was Thursday'.
Merriam-Webster OnLine Dictionary
A talking dictionary. You can make it say rude things!
A good guide to Tokyo's cultural life, recently merged with Composite magazine.
Read an interview with Ten, formerly of Japanese design and music group Delaware, now solo. Truly a guru of the pixel. Then check his website.
Satire, not always funny but always worth a read.
Adbusters Culture Jammers Headquarters
No logo, no teacher, no method? Here's your guru.
Salon is a great politics and culture magazine, apart from the charges and the adverts.
Welcome to The Japan Times online
Some interesting perspectives on the world from Asia, in English. Delve into the riveting 'Ceramic Scene' or the even racier articles in the Arts and Culture section.
The New York Times on the Web
The paper of record. Refuted daily by furious Republicans in the pockets of big business.
Bienvenue sur Liberation
I love this newspaper, which will always remind me of the benign side of the 80s.
I Heart New York: X Icons
Matthew Bice makes icons for your Macintosh. How did you live without them?
Welcome to Moonestates.com
Buy land on the moon!
VocalWriter Home Page
Make a robot sing!
The Religion of the Samurai Index
The religion of the Samurai.
Oliver Cobol: Music for the 21st Century
Oliver Cobol is one half of Super Madrigal Brothers.
This is the radio station I had permanently tuned when I lived in New York.
c o m p o s i t e m a g. c o m
Composite is a clued-up magazine.
NETHERLANDS DANCE THEATER: BALLET BACKGROUNDS
Dutch dance. Some pretty Quicktimes.
Command N is a Tokyo gallery worth looking into. I like the title, which recapitulates Pound's injunction to 'make it new' and puts it next to the pound key.
WOBC 91.5-FM, Oberlin College Radio
Streaming radio from an experimental liberal arts college in Ohio. Hear new and strange things!
International Herald Tribune
'International Herald Tribune! International Herald Tribune!'
This comes from Harvard, and a Momus orgy (Momus tracks, rarities and interviews played for fourteen hours over two days) is planned for Tuesday 28th May 10pm-5am EST and Wednesday 29th May 10pm-5am EST. It will be broadcast on the web in its entirety as well as over FM radio in Massachusetts.
Poetry Society Index Page
The Poetry Society in London.
John Cage Font Set
Write like John Cage! Well, letter like him, at least.
Something to do with kittens and painting?
I M A | Internet Museum of Art
A Japanese online art museum. Unfortunately not free.
index magazine home
Index magazine. My mates.
Blobby. Design. Zen. In SoHo. And Tribeca.
WFMU | 91.1fm Jersey City, NJ & 90.1fm Hudson Valley, NY
WFMU is a truly interesting radio station coming at you from Jersey City and the Hudson Valley. Eclectic, oh yes indeed.
Nakameguro's Organic Cafe
Meet you here Thursday at 2pm for a frothy cappuccino and a slice of strawberry cake. If it's too full we'll go up to Ochanoma.
Free fonts: original designs!
Mac Font Vault - Arty Fonts
The Rembrandts of Lo-Fi design and muses to the 'Thumb Tribe'.
Cantonese Opera Troupes in Singapore
The next Momus album will mix Cantonese opera, kabuki, and kabaret-landler.
BT Japanese Art Magazine
It's the Frieze magazine of Japan. Art, with particular reference to the 'Narakami' mafia (Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami of Hiropon)
Erik's tekeningen-project voor het jaar 2000
Erik is in the ligne claire tradition of French and Belgian cartoonist-artists. Charming.
Kitty Yo - Our Bands
Kitty Yo. Essence of Berlin Mitte, and home to some of my favourite bands, like Tarwater.
The Town Waits
Now confined to Christmas, the music of the town waits used to be played every day. It's a worm hole back to the Middle Ages.
Sailor Moon Super episode guide
This is good for a rainy day. A summary of every episode of Sailor Moon, the cult anime series.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Full Texts
Read books! About history!
What is Visual Kei? Well, it's this Glam Rock style that never went away in Japan. Everybody sings like David Sylvian and dresses like Marilyn Manson.
Klaus Nomi: Eternal Alien
Klaus Nomi made some terrible music. But he also touched sublimity. Find out more...
chicks on speed
They made a record with Kreidler. They cover The Normal. They wear paper dresses.
The Mushroom Kingdom - Super Mario Bros. downloads and information
Super Mario Bros sounds, screens, emulators.
TMK | Mario Teaches Typing 2
This is a good one! Type the word 'mushroom' in under a second!
TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY
The best Tokyo art gallery. They recently won the Geisai gallery battle held by Hiropon Factory.
Creation Org on Momus
A legacy or museum site for the label Momus left seven or eight albums with (now swallowed up by Sony).
Tangents - the home of Unpopular Culture
Some good essays. Unpopular culture has always been popular with me.
We Love Karie! / Menu
Kahimi Karie fan site.
Kahimi Favorite Song List
A list of Kahimi's fans' favourite songs. Changes from month to month. I always check to see if I'm still in favour.
He's a ccccccccrrrrrrrrritic! He will come with a tape recorder one day to ask you questions about estrangement.
Not a manifesto for avant-style pop music, but for a lit-crit movement.
The big muthas of the Japanese art scene. True sumos, they squash everyone else superflat.
Kaikaikiki seems to be the new Hiropon Factory website. And it's in English!
POP BIZ LABEL & DISTRIBUTION
Pop Biz is an eclectic Japanese distribution company. Always have interesting CDs out.
A really interesting chapbook of random jottings, or zuihitsu.
He knew what he liked.
Welcome to Childisc WWW
Nobukazu Takemura used to play flute in an 'earth band' called Spiritual Vibes. Now he is a kind of pop Stockhausen with his own, very interesting, record label.
webwasher.com - Keep Your Web Clean - homepage
Spam and banners. I really hate them. This does nothing about spam, but it kills banners. Dead.
WORLD'S BEST TOILET SEAT and ELECTRONIC BIDET
You too can be as genitally clean as the Japanese.
The Village Voice
It is the voice of the village.
Bug Music is a good paper about electronic music, in German.
They may have gone out of business, as Voyager did before them. Anyway, they are or were the best Japanese multimedia publisher.
Cornelius is a brilliant editor of sounds and images. The boy wonder of Shibuya-kei.
She worked with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. She died last year. She is mentioned on 'Folktronic'. I am interested in state-sponsored radiophony, increasingly. Neue Horspiel, I believe it"s called in German. It really only existed from about 1940 - 80.
Welcome to PS1 Museum
The best art gallery in the world, I believe. Now a far-flung outpost of the MOMA empire.
Curator David D'Heilly did a thing at PS1 called Buzz Club, a selection of Japanese artists. This would've been August 2001.
Faire entendre connaitre : la musique electroacoustique
French multimedia company Hyptique have made a very wonderful CD-ROM about electro-acoustic music. Changed my life, honestly! Buy it at FNAC next time you're in Paris.
Chronic'art : le webmag culturel
It's a cultural webmag. In French.
A pioneer of sound-as-sound. As art.
1996 Ocora Radio France Catalog
African music. I love the sound.
CENTRAL AFRICA Gby Music Songs For Reflection
Apply electronics and I am happy.
Famoudou Don Moye
His friends call him Don.
Clickety click! Skippety skipp! This site for the excellent Ski-pp record label is the best piece of graphic design on the whole web. Buy the new DAT Politics album, admire the dancing robins.
Artnet Magazine. Art. On the net. In a magazine.
Rroland is an artist on the American Patchwork label, America's patchiest and best.
Music From Japan - Recent Events
Music from Japan. I don't think they mean Morning Musume.
Welcome to TokyoQ
Tokyo Q is a Tokyo events page. If you're visiting look it up. And look me up too!
Shuji Terayama was a Japanese underground film-maker with the same kind of vision (and entourage) as people like Warhol, Jack Smith and Derek Jarman. The sound palette of his films is excellent, and they look great. I love Terayama!
Asian / Asian American Music Reviews
What it says.
Hanayo makes sinister waltzes. She's also a photographer. She has a little girl. She lives in Germany. She's Japanese.
Try this at home with your own kitten! Where is bonsai girlfriend?
The Holy Bible - King James Version
A book about people long ago and their imaginary friends.
Probably Japanese girls eating strawberry cakes while ooh-ing and ah-ing at robot pandas.
The Official Fall Website
Mark E. Smith. The William Blake of indie!
Scurrilous and nasty. MacCommunist is the only anti-Mac Macintosh page I've seen.
London Review of Books online
Big solid articles with big solid themes. Take your laptop to the toilet and read them there for hours.
The New York Review of Books
Slightly more zingy than the London Review of Books. Books! Read them, write them, read about them, write about them. Link to writing about them, even!
Find out if you're Hitler or Jack Straw. If the former, invade Poland. If the latter, Iraq.
Celebrity Atheist List
I am listed, despite being neither particularily famous nor particularly atheistic (I mean, no more than Voltaire).
Life Extension Foundation - Highest Quality Vitamins and Supplements
Millions now living will never die.
Channel 4 : Hello Culture
Matthew Collings probes the bombast and legacy of Romanticism.
I Love Music
It's one of my top hits. A bulletin board about music. An intelligent community.
I Love Everything
The sister board, going beyond (both above and below) music.
What was on at the Adelphi Theatre, 1820-1821?
Useful for those marital rows when she's sure 'The Merry Shepherds' but he insists 'Coriolanus' featured on the Adelphi stage in June 1820.
asahi.com : ENGLISH
A Japanese newspaper owned by a beer company. Or is it a Japanese beer company owned by a newspaper? Anyway, either the beer or the papers sell ten million units a day. I'll give you a clue: it's not the beer.
Tales from Tokyo.
The World Clock - Time Zones
What time is it there?
TheRecordIndustry -- Alternative music sources
Get yer fresh mp3s 'ere!
He eez ze chef of ze multimedia and ze record sleeves at ze Momus art enterprise.
david bowie | the official site | news
David Bowie, I owe you a few bob. Apparently.
Super Milk Chan!
Super Milk Chan is my favourite drawn person. I am the bumbling old flyblown president, sending her on stupid missions. Or am I Professor Eyepatch?
Cutie magazine. Where it is always spring, and the sakura trembles on the bough. And the girls wear cute clothes.
Turn any webpage into porno-speak.
Peter Saint-Andre's Journal
I remember this as something fine and intelligent.
felt tip software
Their shareware Sound Studio software is pretty good for recording onto a Mac via the USB port.
Sweden are a group in New York.
Tomlab is a German label. They recently released 'Nanoloop', a compilation of Gameboy music.
US Green Card Lottery
Win permanent residency in the US. As long as you're not British.
fidius.org: What's My Pirate Name? (1/3)
Without knowing it, you have a pirate name. Discover what it is.
Abahouse international company
They make clothes. They are based in Daikanyama, Tokyo. A foppish sort of district. They also have an art gallery, rather a good one.
get your war on | page one
Raise arms, aim, release safety catch, draw anti-war cartoon!
Phespirit Momus site
This is the biggest and best independent site about Momus. Covers a lot of detail the official Momus site doesn't.
The New Yorker: NewYorker.com
The New Yorker is a great magazine. One day I hope to be asked to write for them.
Boston Globe Online: Momus, folk music with byte
A Boston Globe article about me.
Elektro Beats - Studiogste.
Daniel Miller presents a radio show from Berlin. Good stuff.
wolf's kompaktkiste: william rusere
An African remixed by a Berliner.