One purpose of this web site is to build up a database of work from both CHU and FLY that approximates a guide to new audio technologies through the lens of our different artistic goggles.
Generally CHU paints pictures while fly arranges alphabet in special ways, but CHU as a Graffiti writer blurs the boundary of painting and writing, and so we begin the synesthesia between dot, line, plane and symbol system.
But… a sentence such as this is unlikely from CHU, I guess I’m more analytical and intellectual in my communications whereas CHU, at a guess to draw a comparison, communicates with a more rounded and general language of visual images, and is capable to put 100’s of thousands of words into his detailed murals, full burners and unique Chuscapes.
I have set myself the task of approximating such paintings by CHU and Graffiti art’ in general using just words, just fuckin’ wairdz, over the last 10 years, and obviously the form of poetry fits the subject matter best, to produce the closest possible translation between media, from visual to text.
As a linear textual writer and poet I find it easy to digress and squeeze all the toothpaste out of the tube of metaphors, finding myself posting and writing about all manner of subjects, probably hard to associate for the casual reader, and, I can feel myself moving away from the concept of a turntable manual, or an indexed operators guide. Here, I hope to address these issues and propose and new direction in collaborative creation.
For starters here, I’ll simply reproduce some CHU work and begin to add my commentary on what I think its about, and how it relates to the digital age, internet and the new Kulture. The pieces I have picked here, for me, reflect the heart of our mission statement as Godisturber, and I hope to expand this post in smaller seperate entities at a later date, enjoy, and thanks mate, if your reading, hope the words suit you sir. –Steve fly.
pigs in space, pigs in time;
in the Chinese year of the pig: 2007
i put my pen to the Tusk
In soilydarity with lush Miss Piggy,
Hogzilla, Napoleon, old Major and Pigsey,
Wilbur, Professor Strangepork, Picasso, Pigasus
and Porky pig
refers to is innocent of man’s crime.
treated as Swine, in many lands pig denotes
and a BLT
set against the animal kingdom
against the plant kingdom
orchestrated by Farmageddon
what vgetable vendetta?
Rolling in mud, eating shit
and their own litter, once in a while,
parallels modern arms factory
If you can stomach a capitalist pig
don’t snap your wig over cannibalism
pigs act pretty peaceful
they don’t make Nukes, deploy troops
most roll with styl, most roast.
Pig as profanity! pig police authority,
pig brother, animal in salts.
The pigs may have the last grunt
as the year of the pig makes its course.
—Steve fly agaric. 2007. Edited January 29th, 2012.
I Talk to the dead pig in the sandwhich: Pigasus for Prez of Swineland 68-69 & 08-09? Pigs in Space, pigs in time; in the Chinese year of the pig in 2007′ i’ll put my pen to the Tusk of taking all pigs to heaven. Napoleon & Old major pigs, Ministry of Pig: 1984! Porky Pigs limbs litter the swine factory floor, Pig as profanity! Pigs as the Police authority, Pig Brother. Animals used as insulting metaphors for humans but Machines, Poisons and sleeping robots rule us? Ass drunk and/or stubborn as a mule like Pigasus parroting the whole dirty Bay of Swine thing, War pigs crawling Begging mercy for their sins – sang Sabbath, But the four legged HOG that the word PIG refers to is INNOCENT of all crimes leagilly piggily crimes! Just a bristly pink critter! There seems an intricate Telepathic Conspiracy afoot against the animal kingdom. And against the Plant Kingdom and supernature, from a human-plants point of view. Orchestrated by humans or machine/Robot/poisoned humans. V’ for Vegetable Vendetta. Other than rolling in mud, eating shit and sometimes their own litter (Which makes an illuminating metaphor for modern Arms factory economic practice, invented by Humans), Pigs seem peaceful and intelligent to me, they don’t make Nukes, deploy troops or go to Church. The Hippopota-muses lament for their HOG kind Treated like Swine, the pig has become the Animal word used in Western Civilization that reflects the characteristics Of Authority, Uncleanliness, consumerism and greed. Greedy PIG! A poet in solidarity with the lush Miss Piggy, Hogzilla Napoleon, Old Major and pigsy, Wilbur, Professor Strangepork, Picasso, Pigasus and Porky – i hereby swear to clear these Swine of their stereotypical image quickly and their Stereotypical place in human history and knotted Language as Stupid dumb and dirty cheap fodder; useful at Christmas time with a little gravy tea to dip my TOE into. Dirty grunting Ugly pigs until Served up With a little Sauce. The pigs will have the last grunt as the year of the pig makes its course. —fly acrillic/fly agaric 23. 2007. taken from world piss: the spore of the words.
22ND APRIL 2009. WILD BUILDING. DIGBETH. BIRMINGHAM UK. 8.00 PM.
DJ FLY AGARIC 23.
GRAFFITI BLUES – BLUE MITCHELL
IF ITS GOOD TO YOU – EDDIE BO.
TAKE IT ALL OFF – BO DIDDLEY
SILLY SAVAGE – GOLDEN TOADSTOOLS
SOUL POWER – JAMES BROWN
BUMPIN’ BUS STOP – THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.
LOOK-KA PY PY – THE INVADERS
HEY BO – EDDIE BO
BO DIDDLEY-ITIS – BO DIDDLEY
THERE IT IS – JAMES BROWN
STREET PARADE – EARL KING
BO DIDDLEY – ART NEVILLE
JUST KISSED MY BABY – THE METERS.
LIGHT MY FIRE – SHIRLEY BASSEY
LIGHT MY FIRE – MASSIVE ATTACK.
BACK HOME – YUSEF LATEEF
PEOPLE SAY – THE METERS.
LONDON – DAVID AXELROD
SHOO FLY MARCHES ON – DR. JOHN
FEAKS FOR THE FESTIVAL – RASHEED ROLAND KIRK
THERE WAS A TIME – JAMES BROWN
DIRTY HARRY – LALO SCHIFRIN
FATTENING FROGS FOR SNAKES – SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON.
SOME MOTHERS SON – SANDRA PHILIPS.
LOVER AND A FRIEND – EDDIE BO & INEZ CHEATHAM
DOIN’ THE POPCORN – KIM MELVIN
I’M A GREEDY MAN – JAMES BROWN
MIRROR – CHARLIE MARIANO.
AFRICA – THE METERS.
BRING DOWN THE BIRDS – HERBIE HANCOCK
LICKING STICK – JAMES BROWN
LOOK AT GRANDMA – BO DIDDLEY
CRISS-CROSS – THEOLONIOUS SPHERE MONK
TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN – DUKE ELLINGTON
COSMIC SEA – MYSTIC MOODS
NIGHT TRAIN – JAMES BROWN
BULLIT – LALO SCHIFRIN
HEY JOYCE – LOU COUTNEY
AT THE SOUL IN – COUNT YATES AND THE RHYTHM CRUSADERS.
MAKE IT FUNKY – JAMES BROWN
QUALIFIED – DR. JOHN
GROOVY BABY – KIM TAMANGA
CHICKEN STRUT – THE METERS
HOWLING FOR JUDY – JEREMY STEIG
ARE YOU TOGETHER FOR THE NEW DAY – THE LOVE EXPERIENCE.
I’VE HAD IT HARD – BO DIDDLEY
I NEED HELP – JAMES BROWN
WHO STOLE MY COOKIE – THE PHILIPS BROTHERS.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN BUSINESS – DAVE HAMILTON.
SWEET POTATO GRAVY – MAURICE SIMON AND THE PIE MEN.
WALK TALL – CANNONBALL ADDERLEY
PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1 – JAMES BROWN
SISSY WALK – BILLY BALL AND THE UPSETTERS
CISSY POPCORN – PRESTON LOVE.
CISSY STRUT – TRINADAD TRIPOLI STREET BAND
ZA ZU – WALLY COX AND THE NATE BRANCH
FOUR CORNERS – LEE DORSEY
THE RUBBER BAND – EDDIE BO AND THE SOULFINDERS
SPONTANEOUS SIMPLICITY – SUN RA
JAZZ CATS – MADLIB
RHYTHM-A-NING – THEOLONIOUS SPHERE MONK
DISTANT STARS – THE HELIOCENTRICS
LIFE – DR. JOHN
Thanks to CHU, and to Laura, Pete and Olie and the Jibbering krewe. Each of the songs were played beginning to ending by myself in an improvised order.