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New Sharkweek songs on Myspace [Aug. 12th, 2008|04:16 pm]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus
Listen now at the Sharkweek Myspace page

IN THE FUTURE (RADIO EDIT) (2:38) (longer version appears on the new album "EGYPTIAN LIONS")
Futuristic pop song about what life will be like in the distant future; and what life was supposed to be like NOW, in the 21st century. Where are the moonbases we were promised, the food pills, the personal robots to do our bidding??? Bit of a family affair this one, feaures lead vocals by my lovely wife, giggles and squeals by my son, some heavily-altered vocals by me, and a solo by my honorary brother Sean.

GOVORIT (5:36) (from the new album "EGYPTIAN LIONS")
Inspired by an old Russian synth plugin I found online, this song developed into a whole Russian-themed thing.
Every day at 6am Russian radio broadcast started with the words "Vnimanie, govorit Moskva. Slushayte Moskvu!". English translation: "Attention! Moscow speaks. Listen to Moscow!".
I'm really pleased with the strings in the second half of this song.

MOONRISE OVER KERALA (BEACH DUB VERSION) (10:06)
Slowed down dub version of the original tune, which was kinda trancey and not typical for me. I like this one better I must say. This version was recorded live one sunny afternoon recently and no doubt it will continue to evolve as I play it live in future.

PARADISE VALLEY (5:48) (from the new album "EGYPTIAN LIONS")
Beautiful pastoral tranquility and ambience. Inspired by Pink Floyd's fantastic "Atom Heart Mother" and featuring a lot of recordings made at the Paradise Valley Springs nature park near Rotorua (NZ). Saxophone by Micah Wolfe from Stray Theories.

MYSTICAL REVELATION (4:36) (from the new album "EGYPTIAN LIONS")
Acid rock for a new generation! A dubby bass, eloquent vibraphone, and screaming guitars make for a heady and powerful result.

DON'T FEAR THE REEFER (3:54)
A dub-influenced pop tune about the evil joys of marijuana, sampled from the hilarious 1936 movie "Reefer Madness".
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For My Friends Overseas Or Those In NZ Who Didn't Hear [Jul. 7th, 2008|11:37 am]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus
Porn cuts into TV sports programme
Sky has apologised for a technical glitch which caused pornography to screen on thousands of televisions yesterday.

Toyota Grassroots Rugby was showcasing its usual fare of premier and senior club rugby on Prime TV yesterday when adult channel Spice:xcess interrupted.

About four minutes of the hour-long sports show was replaced by Spice at about 3pm for digital subscribers in Auckland and Northland.

Spice, one of three Sky adult channels, offers "sexy, exotic women, fetish lifestyle, ethnic and gonzo for those who believe variety is the Spice of life," according to the broadcaster's website.

North Shore Sky subscriber Mike Steenson was watching the rugby show with his 3-year-old son when porn rolled across his screen.

At first he thought it was a prank. "I'm not sure how many people were watching but it's not something you expect to come on, on a Sunday. You can't make mistakes like that."

Sky's director of communications, Tony O'Brien, said a technical fault in the system which manages the distribution of programmes was to blame.

"We apologise for any offence which may have been caused," he said.

The fact that it happened on a Sunday when kids and parents were likely to be at home was "doubly" embarrassing.

Steps had been taken to ensure that it would not happen again, Mr O'Brien said.

Coupla news clips from YouTube (contains mild hysteria and over-reaction):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAfjlTqWxX8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoJffUofJG8
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New Collage - "Sweet Sweet Honey" [Jul. 1st, 2008|10:49 am]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus


New collage featuring the divine honeymodel. The copyright for the photograph is retained by Honey and may not not be used without permission.

Kind of a continuation of my "Hollywood Goddesses" series:
Summer On Veronica Lake
Saint Betty
Planet Janet

Collage on canvas, 30x40cm, coated with Mod Podge for protection, and ready to hang.
This piece is for sale - NZ$350 (US$267) plus shipping.
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Plastic Surgery Disasters, Swedish Edition [Jun. 27th, 2008|03:44 pm]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus


So smooth, so shiny, so frightening.
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Attention Excel Users [Jun. 23rd, 2008|09:51 am]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus
Is anyone out there running an old version of Excel? Need help testing a file, particularly on Excel 97. It looks like the features of the file are incompatible with the Excel 97 my client has but I want to see if we can reproduce the error before I confirm that.
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Can I Interest Anyone In This? [Jun. 10th, 2008|09:43 am]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus
[music |Chocolate Watch Band - Gossamer Wings]



The Tom Bosley Experience are proud to announce the launch of their new album, Remix Picnic.

Their sound has always held a curious niche within Kiwi electronica. Tracks have ranged from the poppy-joyous through jazz improv to darkside with a self-loathing edge. On the way they've met and mingled with similarly minded musicians and gained a few friends on the way.

It's here that you can hear the outcome of those friendships in the form of remix tracks by a number of the artists they've come to know.

Included are the destructive noise of Sick Cycle, Romantech's trademark intelligent DnB, the electro-punk stylings of rising star SoNic Smith, kitchen-sink downbeat from Sharkweek, lush electronica from Stray Theories, the glitchy melancholia of Hummel, and the glacial dub experiments of Thalidomide Dog.

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There are three Sharkweek tracks on this CD: two exclusive tracks that are on this album only, and one that has been reworked into a song called "Robospacejesus".

NZ$15 in NZ - shipping included
US$15 overseas - shipping included
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New Collage - "Ganesha's Daydreams" [Jun. 3rd, 2008|01:23 pm]
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Canvas covered with psychedelic wrapping paper and collaged onto. Had a hell of a time getting the silvery paper to stick to the canvas but it was worth it in the end. Colour saturation boosted quite a bit with Photoshop.
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Buy My / Our New CD! [May. 9th, 2008|11:26 am]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus
The Tom Bosley Experience - Remix Picnic album, 2008
REMIX PICNIC, 2008
The Tom Bosley Experience and Electrode Records are proud to announce the launch of their new album, Remix Picnic.

The TBE sound has always held a curious niche within Kiwi electronica. Tracks have ranged from the poppy-joyous through jazz improv to darkside with a self-loathing edge. On the way they’ve met and mingled with similarly minded musicians and gained a few friends on the way.

It’s here that you can hear the outcome of those friendships in the form of remix tracks by a number of the artists they’ve come to know.

Included are the destructive noise of Sick Cycle, Romantech’s trademark intelligent DnB, the electro-punk stylings of rising star SoNic Smith, kitchen-sink downbeat from Sharkweek, lush electronica from Stray Theories, the glitchy melancholia of Hummel, and the glacial dub experiments of Thalidomide Dog.

Please visit the Tom Bosley Experience Myspace page and the Electrode Records Myspace page to hear tracks from this album.

Purchase directly from us for NZ$15 in New Zealand or US$15 outside New Zealand. Postage is included.

Preferred payment method in NZ is bank transfer but cheques are also accepted - to order simply email Electrode Records (electrode@failsaferecords.com).
Overseas payments via Paypal - click the Paypal button below to order.















TRACKLIST
1. The Gasmask Lounge - 'War In My Head Mix' by Stray Theories (2:40)
2. Self Examination Circus - 'Drum And Bass Mix' by Romantech (5:49)
3. Uncle Tom's Lodge - 'Carpet Is Our Life Mix' by Sharkweek (4:28)
4. Too Late For Prozac - 'Sick Cycle Mix' by Sick Cycle (5:48)
5. Cheese-O-Riffic! - 'Lego-Femme Mix' by SoNic Smith (5:03)
6. You Believe Me Don't You? - 'Dark Satanic Mills Mix' by Sharkweek (5:28)
7. Welcome To My Ultraworld - 'Underwhelk Mix' by Hummel (4:50)
8. Mr Squarefish - 'Red Sheds In Space Ambient Mix' by Sharkweek (6:57)
9. My Ignorance Of Dairy - 'Numquam Lactis Dub Mix' by Thalidomide Dog (6:44)
10. The Latest In Gentlemen's Accessories - 'Gentlemen Accessorized Mix' by Thalidomide Dog (4:25)
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Unfortunate Layout Effect [May. 9th, 2008|10:37 am]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus
[music |Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here]

Just saw this on the front page of Amplifier, an NZ music site.



Would you pay $1.99 for a remix of someone's butt?
I wonder how much it costs to have your butt remixed by Baitercell?
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More Cheap Art On Sale [May. 1st, 2008|10:52 am]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus
[music |Jane's Addiction - No One's Leaving]

I've received some work back from a gallery that closed down, so I've decided to offer these pieces for sale at a discount. All works are on canvas and ready to hang. Prices are in New Zealand dollars (1 NZ dollar = 0.80 US dollar).

Shipping would be $15 in New Zealand, $35 outside New Zealand.

"Origin Of Earth" - was $350, now $199
500 x 250mm (19.7 x 9.8")

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"Happiness Is A Warm Cat" - was $250, now $125
200 x 300mm (7.8 x 11.8")

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"Where The Saucers Come From" - was $350, now $99
300 x 400mm (11.8 x 15.75")

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"Battle Kittens" - was $350, now $175
300 x 400mm (11.8 x 15.75")

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"Strangeflowers" - was $350, now $149
300 x 400mm (11.8 x 15.75")

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"Bats In The Belfry" - was $350, now $149
300 x 400mm (11.8 x 15.75")

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"Tough Guys Finish Last" - was $350, now $149
300 x 400mm (11.8 x 15.75")

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