Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Don't be scared, come and play

The LRM invite you to help us Subvurt Surveillance at the great CCTV cabaret

Tuesday April 14th 7pm at The Britons Protection (show starts 7.30)

A night of ace music, short films and comedy ranting about public space, civil liberties, the database state and more. Prepare to laugh, cry, sigh and get angry...

The wonderful Quiet Loner will be playing a special themed acoustic set, other musical delights will be provided by the shrieking violets (gorgeous lofi pop) and you and boo (wonky folk loveliness)

O a fine selection of short films from around the world for your entertainment and delight
O visuals from urban explorers - see manchesters hidden secrets
O info from no borders, no2id, MAA, the LRM and more (bring stuff to share if you have it)about what is going on in manchester

Entry Free / donations

The picture comes from the lovely remixes of the terrible, fear mongering and factually unverifiable new transport police "anti-terrorism" posters which i found here http://www.boingboing.net/2009/03/26/remixes-of-the-paran.html theres a rather more rational critique than i am currently capable of here http://www.spyblog.org.uk/

Friday, 27 March 2009

adventures ahead

The great LRM CCTV cabaret aka subvurt surveillance is go go go..... 14th April at the Britons Protection... full line up to be announced Monday.... in the meantime if you have any films, music or pertinant rants on the subject to share please get in touch.... also if anyone fancies designing a flyer that would be ace.... we are also planning a very special may day bank holiday festival including the great urban fox hunt (no foxes will be involved so keep calm and carry on please) and a very special secret gig by one of my favourite ever musicans...so erm sorry i've been tardy with the blog but lots happening behind the scenes as they say....love and defiance becuase an open mind, questioning authority, resisting paranoia and showing interest in the urban environment does not make you a terrorist... M

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Blackburn's historic stance on the art of loitering

Stumbled upon while working in Blackburn. What an invitation! Hope it inspires an outing...
Best wishes from Germany,

Monday, 2 March 2009

conjuring ghosts?

a testament to the power of sean's supernatural musical abilities

filling the void

Yesterday was one of the silliest and most profoundly fun derives we've had for a long time.
Prior to an amble up the leaking canal we circumnavigated Ilva, a haunting monument to capitalist folly. We then went underground to the cavernous car park where The LRM orchestra made its debut performance. All put in sterling work but particular praise must go to Sally on improvised percussion and Sean who actually knows how to play a tune. Inspiration to pick up random instruments came from a similar performance by The Tsunami Victims Orchestra at Proflux lat year.
Yesterday's show to nobody was about revelling in the racket and utilising the empty space. We played for about an hour before a very nice man in a high vis jacket came and told us we had to move or he would get in trouble with his boss. We did of course acquiesce as the LRM are polite and law abiding at all times; we know our rights and vigorously assert them whilst pointing and laughing at absurd bureaucracy but we are never ever rude and don't outstay our welcome.
That bloke in the yellow jacket is surely a contender for the most boring job ever - guarding an empty shell. (or is it? why are the lights all ablaze and the bunker kept serviced and ready for action?)