Friday, March 26, 2010

Stuart Argabright of Ike Yard/Dominatrix/Death Comet Crew tells me that a J.G. Ballard memorial project he's done with another of his groups,Outpost, is airing this Saturday 3/27/2010 at 10:00 PM GMT on Jonny Mugwump's Exotic Pylon show (Resonance FM), audible later via the Exotic Pylon archive

Here's the blurb from Mugwump HQ:

"This Saturday's show is a very special trans-atalantic collaboration between Judy Nylon, David Silver, Outpost (Stuart Argabright and Mark C) and Jonny Mugwump.

"In tribute to one the 20th Century's finest artist/ psychological saboteur we present a sequence of narratives, songs and soundscapes which collide, collude and are inspired by the great man himself.

"The show will be available for download on Friday 2nd April via a special microsite that is near completion and can be linked from On the site will be a full synopsis of the broadcast along with links and artists biographies...

I left out the bit at the end about Ballard being a portal/visionary, a malignancy, a bomb, not belonging to Guardian readers, etc cos I thought it a little... overblown. I'm sure Ballard must have written one or two opinion pieces for the Guardian over the years!

Ike Yard got their name from another Brit s.f. (well kinda, for three of his 286 books at any rate) writer, Anthony Burgess--it's one of the imaginary Soviet Bloc pop groups in A Clockwork Orange

Ike Yard have also made a return to recording with their new EP Ost, which is excellent