|accio_arse (accio_arse) wrote in themightyboosh,|
@ 2008-01-18 18:53:00
|Entry tags:||julian barratt, the pod|
Julian Barratt and Tim Hope invented an imaginary band, "The Pod" in the 90s, and created an animated series of adventures for them. It's more interesting and quirky than laugh-out-loud funny. I loved it, but I would. The plot is that Barratt and Hope are a techno outfit who tour small community centres with their blazing music of the future.
The bit I liked best was when Julian and Tim made toast. They have all these crazy adventures where they save the world through the pure transforming power of techno, yet I liked it best when they were in the flat, just making toast. It was the contrast between their bizarre talk of stripping the flesh and the white heat of modernity and the reality of their beaten up surroundings with daily discussions about whose turn it was to buy the brown bread.
Julian: "Techno is an aesthetic of amazing tranformative power! It's a missile of truth hurtling towards the future!"
Tim: "Well, anyway. I'm going to have some toast."
and their 'single' Techno Dawn
More "The Pod" short films:
Karapote the Monkey, a The Pod techno storytelling session.
Some pictures from the storytelling session where Julian Barratt has his head stuck in a fire:
There are quite a few pictures of Julian coming up here. Well, he is very pretty.
He's telling a story about a magical shirt...
At one point he does a happy face
And then he does a sad face
And then, he does the character of a bush.... ha ha ha!
Tim falls asleep. He's adorable too.
But I have a soft spot for Julian here.
Especially when he looks slightly unhinged.
The Pod: Community Techno Unit (bringing electro to the community)
The Pod: The Unborn Audience (music for unborn children)
The Pod: Ego Recalibration Unit (curing people by putting a bucket on their heads)
The Pod: Indie (all retro music is crap navel gazing, apparently)
The Pod: The Journey (you decide what the hell this one's about)
And this is from yet another interview/performance of The Pod, the video of which I can't find right now.