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Upcoming Appearances & Activity (sticky post)

This is the Livejournal of Jeremy Day/Jeremy Dennis/Cleanskies. This journal is mostly of historic interest, although it remains one of my more valued reminders of the early social web. I published a proto web-comic here between the years of 2001-14, by which time that sort of thing was mainstream and had its own superstars, and I had moved into working in other online spaces. You can find out some of what I did then and do now by searching for me on other channels, though not all of it. As the web has become a space of ubiquity, the more personal forms of expression move away, or become more performative, with all the additional demands on time, energy and attention that involves. We retire. We change. We move on.

Current projects include Experimental Audio-Video-Electro Band Means of Production.



Merch, Music, Gigs and more for Means of Production:

Means of Production Bandcamp & contact details
https://mnsfprdctn.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/mnsfprdctn/
https://twitter.com/mnsfprdctn
Means of Production on Mastodon

Next Show: Buy tickets for : Oxford Psychedelic society presents : Duality: A Journey from Discord to Harmony : 14th June 2024 Cowley Worker's Club

Poster for :  Oxford Psychedelic society presents : Duality: A Journey from Discord to Harmony : 14th June 2024 Cowley Worker's Club

Merch, T-shirts & Tracks for sale. No physical music items at the moment, sorry.

Contact mnsfprdctn@gmail.com for booking enquiries.
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Next Gig : Oxford Psychedelic society presents : Duality: A Journey from Discord to Harmony

Buy tickets for : Oxford Psychedelic society presents : Duality: A Journey from Discord to Harmony : 14th June 2024 Cowley Worker's Club


= SYNOPSIS =

In the beginning of eternity, there was the Singularity. The timeless and formless womb, enveloping the universe in a single point. When eternity came to pass, the egg of time cracked open and produced the first vibration.

With a big bang, the void exploded with space and time, brimming with matter and energy, and inaugurating the cosmic dance of form and emptiness. The unity of reality dissolved into opposites, polarising into the past and the future, into here and there, into you and me.

Duality was born.

Poster for :  Oxford Psychedelic society presents : Duality: A Journey from Discord to Harmony : 14th June 2024 Cowley Worker's Club

= DUALITY =

The Oxford Psychedelic Society and Oddball events presents Duality: an immersive music, dance, and art event in the Cowley Workers Social Club. Join us as we explore the concept of duality in our biggest party of the year, packed full of psychedelic visuals, live music, DJ sets, decor, and performances, spanning two rooms in the Cowley Workers Social Club.

In the Kiki Kave (main stage), we venture into the dichotomy of technology and nature through stage design, decor, and lights. Featuring both live music and DJ sets, we will bring you an immersive sonic experience you will never forget.

In the Bouba Womb (chill stage), we will curate an environment of feminine tranquillity. Relax and ease into a cosy atmosphere with acoustic performances, mesmerising visuals, and comforting incense fumes.

We invite you on the 14th of June 2024 at the Cowley Workers Social Club to contemplate the dual nature of reality, dissolve the boundaries between self and other, and integrate your shadow self with your true self.

= LINE-UP =

Kiki Kave line-up

Live music
- Flights of Helios
- Means of Production

DJ sets
- Talayi
- Traxsky
- n_o b2b Kitsta
- Sea Elegans

Bouba womb line-up
- Mogg Morgan: talk on "Duality in Ancient Egyptian religion and Thelema"
- The William Blake Congregation: celebration of William Blake through poetry and song
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next gig - very short notice

Next gig coming VERY soon. We were both having a very busy Friday when the gig offer came up, "it's a bit soon, but" and we were oh-sure-yeah and said yes...

about thirty-five minutes before the invites to Eurovison parties started coming in. Eh, oops.

Next gig: The Port Mahon, Saturday 11th May.

Set your PVR if you're a Eurovision Lover, or shake the dust of Saturday evening entertainment from your feet if you're a Eurovision Hater, and and head out for a sweaty gig in an upstairs room in a pub. We promise to be noisy.

Fresh out of purdah (pre-election period as it is in modern) we will be embracing the controversy, and playing an infrastructure and society focused set, including our exploration of Oxford's own massive powershift issue, High Traffic Neighbourhood, preview below:



As ever you can purchase that track and others from the mnsfprdctn Bandcamp, along with a few other bits of paper, vinyl ... oh, and our new white label T-shirt, of course. You can find our stuff in other places, too, and if it proves elusive, look again, without the vowels.
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Easter Gig - Oh community at the Tap social

Oh Community! Good Friday all Dayer at the Tap Social Botley join us for a wild day with the mighty Thank!!!!!

Recently launched: our new EP Adventures in Capitalism here; we're playing alongside Jade Hairpins, leather.head, Baggio, dream phone, My Fat Pony, Tigers & Flies, Death of the Maiden, Oh, Hippo! doops, Top Shortage, Tiger Mendoza, Scram, Double Yellow Lines, Selver and the mighty Thank!

Music kicks off at around 2pm and goes through til 11pm - two stages!
allblue

upcoming Means of Production show & radio interview

Means of Production has had a busy year, photographing many lorries and playing a pile of gigs and producing our first EP.

Next Show: Port Mahon 21st December join us for a Proper Bleak Christmas.

Recently launched: our new EP Adventures in Capitalism here. We're out of vinyls I think but downloads are available.



As part of the fun around that (which included a launch gig at Oxford's own Truck Records) we were interviewed for BBC Introducing, thanks Dave Gilyeat for making us most welcome & sitting me next to a microphone the exact same colour as my hair!

Listen to us introducing the EP on BBC introducing here. It's all worth a listen but if you want to skip forward to us we are at 49 minutes in.
Neon bitch

mini art-book / single and upcoming gig(s)

In the post-physical musical world, I find myself making things nevertheless, again and again. A t-shirt, a download card. Neon-bright badges. The latest thing? I remembered the little art-books I made when I last needed to share physical photos with people. And I thought, could I make one the same size as a CD, and have a download code inside them?

Yeah: pretty much.

cover of means of production mini artbook single Resuscitation Status
inside page of means of production mini artbook single Resuscitation Status
inside back of of means of production mini artbook single Resuscitation Status

It was a bit smaller than I intended, but the result was pleasing overall. Purchase link for Means of Production mini artbook single Resuscitation Status. Comes with full lyrics, download code, badge.

So, there's that, and then there are upcoming gigs -- one is at the Port Mahon Thursday 20th April rescheduled date TBC. More coming soon.
2020 lack of vision

Next Gig : The Library Cowley Road 30 March 2022

So, for your next gig we are playing with Moogieman and Plagarytm at the Library on Oxford's Cowley Road on Thursday 30 March 2022.

Here's the Facebook Event Link: Means Of Production with Moogieman and Plagarytm: A night of new-wave electronic beats

Here's the Wegottickets link: MEANS OF PRODUCTION WITH MOOGIEMAN AND PLAGARYTM - A night of new-wave electronic beats

Clip from the Facebook event Page for gig: Means Of Production with Moogieman and Plagarytm: A night of new-wave electronic beats 30 March 2022

See you there I hope, we will have new projections, and other stuff.
2020 lack of vision

Next gig for Means of Production

What a lovely day. We went for a walk, then I read an old Samuel Delaney novella, and now I'm doing small chores before dinner. I planted some things, visited a friend, watered plants, got a few more things ready for visits in the rest of the week. But here comes 2023 already.

So: 2023 is just around the corner and we have a gig coming. Supporting the Cool Greenhouse with Self Help at The Jericho Tavern - Oxford on 16 January 2023. Tickets £11 and available now.

Poster for the Cool Greenhouse with Self Help + Means of Production at the Jericho Tavern Oxford on Mon 16 Jan

Also a reminder that you can hear our new track Resuscitation Status among many, many amazing tracks by great bands on the
Generation Blitz 3: Extended compilation
available on Bandcamp now.