A Mix Tape from Warren Ellis

October 2, 2007 at 8:14 am (Blogroll, comics, music, Warren Ellis)

No, not the violinist from Dirty Three, but the so-called Internet Jesus and creator of Spider Jerusalem. He’s begun releasing a somewhat regular mix-tape of unsigned or new artists and it’s a worthy listen. Go here. It’s even got a Godspeed! You Black Emperor type track.

A word of warning, don’t go crawling around his site too eagerly; there are a lot of possibly dirty/reprehensible things. Naughty, but nearly always interesting.



  1. Amanda said,

    yikes, I think I’m already scarred.

  2. asfarasthoughtcanreach said,

    I told you…

    And that’s not the worst (I believe that particular photo is fake whereas others are not) although I’m assuming you’re talking about the top of the page. Go to where I told you in the post and you’ll be safe.

  3. truth9 said,

    I find myself inherently doubting anything musical suggested by Warren Ellis. I find that he’s had some good ideas, but the majority of his stuff hasn’t been above interesting.

    Give me Morrison, Ennis, or Gaiman any day.

  4. asfarasthoughtcanreach said,

    I’ll say this: Warren Ellis is a much better critic than he is an author/creator and his best creations are those that criticize. I’ve been reading his blog for some time now and his theories about culture (music/comics/film/television) are entertaining and intriguing. Bordering on McLuhanesque even. For instance, he has a notion that as media, music and comics have more in common than comics and film due to the nature of their consumption, among other processes. I think he calls it burst culture.

    Yes, give me Morrison, Ennis, Gaiman, or damn, Brian Michael Bendis any day (can’t help but notice you didn’t mention Alan Moore). But Gaiman doesn’t seem to make mix-tapes/podcasts (although he has his own tribute CD or something?) or note what he’s listening to on a regular basis either. The internet presence of the other two is practically non-existent. I’ll comfortably settle for Warren Ellis due to the absenteeism of others.

    And besides, I enjoy writers such as Frye and Frank Herbert much more than the gaggle of authors above and I’m going to assume my musical tastes would clash more often with these two than Gaiman and Co., although I’d like to think old Norrie might enjoy some of Michael Nyman and Arvo Part.

    Also, I should mention I may not have been clear in my post. New or unsigned musicians send in stuff to Ellis and then he makes a mix. If you’re not interested in new artists then perhaps this mix isn’t for you.

    By the by, did you ever read Ellis’ unpublished story for Hellblazer, Shoot?

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