I really love this piece of music, and have been wanting to make visual for it ever since it came out. This afternoon one of my Twitter gang posted a blog post I’d done of Kirby videos a few years back, mentioning today would have been Jack’s birthday (it’s still his birthday actually, whether he has a physical form in this reality or not). Anyway, I took that as a reason to stop what I was doing and make this video, whilst simultaneously feeding Hercules (who had a working title of Galactus for a day or so whilst in utero), in the manner of the head of a company.
PENBLWYDD HAPUS JACK! LONG LIVE THE KING!
Meanwhile, I advise you to head over to the shop to snap up one of these ultra rare and ultra dope individually hand-drawn The Life Equation CDs:
WOAH! LOOKIT THOSE! Holy crap!
That’s right, beloved reader, a very limited number of hand-drawn, numbered The Life Equation CDs are now aviliable in the Don Shop, for the insane price of £10 (ten pounds).
Each CD comes with a signed note of authenticity and a BRITISH SWEET.
And yes we ship worldwide.
OK, I am going to go and decide wether to go to bed or watch Breaking Bad now. I’ve been rewatching the whole thing from the start, and have just got to the first of these brand new episodes. GASSSSSSSSSSS!
Bore Da Brawdren! Your buddy ATD is back like cooked crack with another DON VLOG, this one recorded on the auspicious date of the twelth of the sixth twenty twelve.
In this legendary vlog I pour righteous ire upon the foolishness of that goddamn Prometheus Space Jesus Bollocks theory that everyone and their mum has been tweeting at me of late – wherein it is suggested that the reason the engineers in Prometheus were pissed off with us is that they sent Space jesus to save us 2000 years ago and we kil’t his Voldemort-looking un-semetic ass – which some feel explains the film and proves that it is not retarded crap written by the screenwriting equivalent of Rob Liefeld but in fact amazing theological deep shit that’s been flying over the heads of us doofuses like so many homing doves carrying THE TRUTH back up to the heavnes from whence they came. Well I say BOLLOCKS to that swinedip, and if you really think that Ridley Scott and DayMUHN’s rehashing the plot of Chris de Burgh’s A Spaceman Came Traveling is creating something of such depth we mere mortals cannot understand it I have a Justin Bieber LP for you to spend the next week dissecting the theological worth of on your cotdurned Livejournal.
“When two thousand years of you life have gone bye… the song will return once again.. to a xeno’s cry… and it went
SKRAAAAAGH AAA AAAA AAAAGH!”
Lord have mercy on us all.
Elsewhere in that vlog up there I answer your burning questions, that you left on my Facebook page yesterday. Thank you for your interest, and feel free to hit me up with any questions or requests you have for next week’s vlog.
Now let’s hand over to the channels, and some of the stuff I have been receiving.
That was my birthday last year. What a great day! People email me asking when I am touring again most days, and I am afraid I simply haven’t the time or resources to out one together on my own, so I am gonna focus on my album and hire some people to help me do it. I am however plotting a special one off gig for the end of summer, and I will give you details of that as soon as I have them.
I did a bunch of massive post runs last week, which took the best part of three days and covered me in paper cuts, but it is always hugely gratifying to see people’s reactions when they get their swag in the post. As mentioned previously, last week’s stock check has revealled tme to be stupidly low on almost everything (2 Superman Ts in medium! 3 Revolution in medium! Etc!), so I suggest you get in there quick and grab everything before it’s gone for ever.
Meanwhile I am working on a bunch of NEW STUFF, including some designs based on your lyric T suggestions as posted on my Facebook page. As ever, feel free to hit me u with sugggestions for stuff you’d like me to make for you. I live to serve.
Speaking of which, I reupped 3rd hand Wire Riffs to the mixtape section, as it was mysteriously absent. Holla if you spot anything else amiss and I shall endeavour to fix it.
And with that, I must bif you a fon farewell. I have a 60 minute mix to complete for tomorrow lunchtime, the sequel to an ambient one I did on Sunday. It’s a private comission, to be played at the )2 as part of some festivities, but maybe I’ll be able to let you hear it some day. it is beautiful and i love it, and it remidned me what I loved about my early mixtapes, all that chopping up fragments of audio and weaving together slabs of other people’s music in an evocative fashion. Maybe I’ll do another TAD tape in that mould. Or maybe I’ll carry on making ever more ambitious post-album projects. WE SHALL SEE!
Oh, and before I forget, make sure you check out the @sweden feed on twitter, manned by regular humans who change on a weekly basis. It’s amazing. Earlier I noticed it’s hilarious, but I later noticed it is also RIGHTEOUS!
Shout outs and high fives then, to this week’s Sweden Tweeter, Sonia Abrahamson, “ a 27-year old womanlike human being from northern Sweden [where] people there are relatives and they all own tractors… I’m a single and low educated mother, but at least I don’t do drugs and prostitution.”
Allow the sound quality! ATD answers your questions, shares the UNKILLABLE THUNDERCHRIST art, and his personal juice recipes, along with some stuff about Kubrick shooting the moon landings. ENJOY! Preorder UNKILLABLE THUNDERCHRISThere.
If you wanna get on the mixtape, record yourself saying, shouting, singing or screaming AKIRA THE DON UNKILLABLE THUNDERCHRIST and send it to akirathedon at gmail dot com. Leave any questions for next week’s VLOG in the comments.
Not only that, but answered on a PARADISE GREEK ISLAND during my HONEYMOON!
There, brothers and sisters, is dedication.
Shout out my question master.
And YOU for your great questions! Dream collaborations, working methods, inspiration, motivation, love and marriage and homelessness – all these things and more were discussed over two days and three sessions, totalling over an hour and a half that I managed to get down to 50ish minutes without cutting out your questions.
I would also like to thank the good people of the Hotel Kalimera, Akotiri, Santorini, where we were staying. They were beyond amazing. Intellectuals, saints, and makers of fine bacon and eggs and rum-based drinks. Amongst other things. They upgraded us to the honeymoon sweet on our third day! And lent us books on ancient Greence and Atlantis! They were the finest hosts a honeymooning couple could ever ask for, and their hotel is a beautiful palace on the side of the island with the least tourists, right next to a gang of beautiful beaches, The Archeological Place, and a flipping VOLCANO.
I wanna go back, like, now. They have a recording studio not far from where we stayed…
The video is also noteworthy in it is the first that I have out together on my Macbook Pro, with Final Cut Pro X. I rather liked it, the magnetic timeline in particular is very useful indeed. I have decided to make a lot more videos. People like them. I like them. Video is an area I have a lot of progress to make in, as discussed in the inquisition, and I do like a challenge. If you have any great ideas for things you’d like to see me do with video, let me know in the comments.