30 August 2008RobnRolla
The other man to portray Rob on celluloid (in 24 Hour Party People) was Paddy Considine who was last seen this week in the TV version of David Hare's play My Zinc Bed, alongside Jonathan Pryce and Uma Thurman.
25 August 2008Ikonand (then) again
Jamie has generously agreed to his article being preserved for posterity on Cerysmatic itself.
From the End to the Beginning: The Joy Division Films features interviews with both Malcolm Whitehead and Jon Savage and is illustrated with previously unpublished stills from the actual vintage out-take footage used in the documentary.
Many thanks to all concerned.
20 August 2008A Darker Sunset
The full album tracklisting is:
Shock Of Recognition
Whole Day Nearer
Nothing More True
As She Fell
You Call My Name
Otama (Palm Skin Remix)
Whole Day Nearer (Sawhney Remix)
The album is available for the bargain price of 6.32 GBP on iTunes UK (in the superior iTunes Plus format).
16 August 2008Expect the unexpected
Wednesday 17 September 2008
An Evening with Bez
25 GBP (with food), 22 GBP (without food)
Wednesday 24 September 2008
An Evening with Peter Hook
27 GBP (with food), 22 GBP (without food)
Both events 7-10pm
ALL drinks extra
380 Barlow Moor Road
Manchester M21 8AZ
Tel: 0161 881 2230
With thanks to Robin for spotting.
14 August 2008Divisionary
Thankfully the mid-price look cover of the US edition has been ditched in deference to a variant of the UK theatrical release poster.
The mid-pricing concept has not totally been ditched because Amazon.co.uk is offering it for a mere 7.98 GBP.
Mark has also produced the latest Fidelity Kastrow track '21st Century Girl' which can be heard on myspace.com/fidelitykastrowmusic. This was chosen to be the anthem of this year's Summer of Love festival in the Czech Republic (where she is also performing on 16 August 2008.
Finally, and perhaps most tantalisingly, there's the remix that Mark has just finished for the new Pet Shop Boys / Sam Taylor-Wood single 'I'm In Love With A German Filmstar' (a cover of the old 80s hit by The Passions). The single will be released on CD and MP3 on the German Kompakt label in October to coincide with Sam Taylor-Wood's new exhibition at the White Cube gallery in London which opens on 22 October 2008.
Thanks to Mark. Keep it cool over there in Berlin.
06 August 2008Back in Store
Sunday 28th December
The Haçienda presents
Happy Mondays Live at The Warehouse Project
Peter Hook (New Order)
20:30 02:30 // GBP 28.50 advance
"With their last appearance in the city taking place 12 months ago at the 10,000 capacity G - Mex, the Happy Mondays performance in the much smaller confines of Store Street looks set to be something very special indeed."
Further details here.
04 August 2008Pay now
First discussed on Cerysmatic last year, the New Order-soundtracked Indesit (Hey Now) and Mars (Blue Monday) UK television adverts have been posted on the tellyAds website.
What's more, they're free!
02 August 2008Video is like the death of peoples' imagination
Everybody - wave at the screen!
Clash of the Titans - Sooty Vs Malcolm
Hacienda Christmas Eve Message 1983 with Sooty, Matthew and Malcolm Whitehead, filmed at Ikon HQ - The Bunker (Tony Wilson's cellar).
Kevin Hewick - Morphia
Short clip of Kevin filmed by Tony Wilson. Featured as part of the unreleased compilation video MANCHESTER TO NEW YORK DIRECT.
FACTUS 5 - What the Papers Say
Tony gives Granada's newspaper review show the Factory treatment, featuring the voices of Tony, Jon Savage, Claude Bessy, Rob Gretton and an unidentified other. Chapter 10 of Factus 5(183): From Manchester to New York Direct.
"God Save Television"
Taken from Ikon 21 Show Me What You Look Like by Brian Nicholson. This segment documents the installation and floatation of artist John Wilcock's Iceberg Penguin Sculpture at Rhyl, North Wales 1986. Music track is Amigos em Portugal by Durutti Column.
Slab - People Pie
Ikon's favourite loud band. From their 1988 single on Ink Records.Another video from Ikon Head Boy Malcolm Whitehead with some video treatments from Brian Nicholson. Part of a longer unreleased Slab! project.
Inspiral Carpets - Move
Shot after hours in Dry Bar 1989 with other footage taken from unreleased live Haçienda gig. Lights by Bruce Mitchell, camera Brian Nicholson, edited and directed by Malcolm Whitehead.
The Mekons - Makes No Difference
The Mekon's release on Blast First 1990. Camera Brian Nicholson. Edit and Direction Malcolm Whitehead.
The Joys of Smoking (1985)
"I'd forgotten what I am"
"Forgotten what Faces to adopt whist pulling on an oily rag. Graham Duff (writer of "Ideal", "Dr Terrible" etc) grimaces to the tones of Powell, Pressbuger and Long (Janice). Taken from Show Me What You Look Like (1987) by Brian Nicholson. Edit by Malcolm Whitehead.
The Broken Family Band - You're Like a Woman
2006 video for the wonderful Track & Field Organisation. Shot by ikonand irregulars Messers Holman and Huxley with an edit by Brian Nicholson.
01 August 2008The Doors
The 10 ft high doors, "through which countless roadies lugged gear", according to cerysmatic friend and MOSI Senior Archivist Jan Hargreaves, "were donated by Mike Caulfield as a result of the Haçienda 25th birthday event we had at Dry Bar. Mike had been storing them at his business premises and was preparing to move, so needed to find a home for them. They officially became part of the collections in May this year and were moved to the Museum last week for installation in the exhibition."
Little known fact: the Haçienda All-Star Humping Crew, who usually operated said doors, included at various times: a New Order bass player; a New Order (eventual) manager; a professor of psychology; an archeologist; a lab technician; the front of house engineer for Stone Roses & Happy Mondays; a metallurgist; an IT manager (yours truly) and, of course, a Slim.
Items also on display include posters, album sleeves, Fac51b flexidisk, flyers, artwork, membership cards and application forms and a Fac86r model of the Haçienda (the 1991 reprint of the original FAC86).
Entry to the exhibition is free. MOSI is open Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography