By Akira The Don on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

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— By Akira The Don on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Friday, September 10th, 2010

A reader writes:

Akira! I heard the horrible news about the ATD shoes! Only 4 pairs left?!

I’m trying my best to come up with the money as quick as possible but I was wondering is this the end of your shoes like the end of your thanks for all the aids shirts?
Will there be any other way to like exclusively order them at a higher price when they get sold out?

I do hope I can get my hands (Feet in this case) on them sooner or later.

Anyway, Best regards!


Cheers for that Chris! In answer to your question, this is indeed the end of these particular shoes – but rest assured there will be brand new Don Shoes coming soon… they will be a different shoe, different printing technique, different colour, etc. They’re being designed right now, and the process is very exciting. Not only that, but we’ve got a whole new range of Don Gear coming, to accompany the new site, the new company, etc. So all that stuff in the shop now, that stuff is going going gone for November. So if you want it you better get it sharpish!

OK? Oh, and if you’ve got any requests for stuff I should be stocking in the new shop, please leave them in the comments.


Meanwhile, I recorded three songs yesterday, and all three sound like singles. They’re for ATD25… and Joey is mixing the first of them right now, whilst he holidays in Le France. Actually, he’s not, he juts G-chatted me, he forgot to take the parts with him. OH WELL! More for him to do when he gets back then. That’s gonna be a dope-ass week. The other third of The Spirit Of Adventure’s gonna document that ish on his machine though, so we’re good. It’s All Content, after all.

I wonder how long my hair will be by then. And my beard. That thing is bigger than it’s been since 2002,  when I filmed a video with Matt and Cormac in State 51 for this electronic act whose name I can’t for the life of me remember. The concept was, I go into Trocadero, and play this weird dance game, with a robot, that was Cormac in a gross paper mâché costume with big gross paper mâché cans, suspended from the ceiling by bungee rope. I sort of had to spin him around and and swing him back and forth and ride him like a wild boar, giving the impression that it was the robot giving me a hard time… poor Cormac, he was sweating like Soulja Boy waiting on Kat Stacks’ next move. I’d love to see that vidoe again, but like I said, I can’t remember who did it… and anyway, this was like, 3 years before Youtube. I asked Cormac, but he can’t rmeber either. I wonder what Matt’s up to…

Oh, crap, my Mum’s here! Later gang!

— Friday, September 10th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, November 30th, 2009

The curators of this special, one of a kind event, NPR Music say:

Sometimes, an idea is so perverse and bizarre that it needs to be carried out and followed to its logical end. So once we hatched the idea to bring long-haired, wild-eyed, keyboard-pounding, sublimely over-the-top party-rocker Andrew W.K. to perform an intimate concert at Bob Boilen’s desk, there was no abandoning it. It simply had to happen.

Read the rest here.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, November 30th, 2009

By Akira The Don on Monday, October 26th, 2009

Have at ye a very nicely produced and shot lil’ video wherein Mr Moby shows off his awesome home recording setup and makes me jealous. Dude’s such a massive fucking geek, one can’t help but like him, despite the commercial excesses of Play. At least he put all that wong to good use. Props mayne, I aspire to your wealth.

Tell you what though, I remember being told a story in New York one time, about how Moby got this famous mixer to come to his home studio to mix one of his albums, and above the mixing desk was a 2 x life-size photograph of Moby in all his nudey glory, as bald and naked as the day he was born. His cock hung right above the centre of the desk, and the famous mixer had to look at it as he mixed Moby’s album, every day, for three weeks. I think purgatory might be a little like that.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, October 26th, 2009