Check out my video for the new BENDING WRONGS track, Computer Controlled Hamster. Using never-before-seen archive footage it tells the true story of how during World War 2, Allied forces secretly built a number of Computer Controlled Hamsters (CCH) that were dropped behind enemy lines to help win the war. [Music: BENDING WRONGS // Visuals: IKIMASHO!] soundcloud.com/monty_81
Categories: Art: stuff I've drawn, Bizarre/Unique • Tags: acid, aphex twin, bending wrongs, bizarre, colin montgomery, culture, design, electronica, hamster, history, idm, industrial, justin egli, music, surreal, video, visual art, war, weird, world war 2
A puzzling postcard – and how the ghosts of generations walk the streets of my home town. From a travel point of view this year has been pretty varied. I spent the first three months of the year finishing up a contract in Japan, then went to visit my friend near the Cambodian border in Isaan, Thailand. From there I flew to Nepal and was caught up in the earthquake in Kathmandu and subsequently evacuated back to the UK. In […]
Categories: Travel: Outside Japan • Tags: 1900s, bangor, blog, county down, ghosts, history, ikimasho, japan, justin egli, northern ireland, nostalgia, old, photography, photos, pictures, postcards, puzzle, tokyo, war, world war 1, world war 2
How my small home town was once regarded as one of the most important places in the world. Having an interest in travel means I also have an interest in maps: the ongoing progression and evolution of how our planet is perceived. It’s amazing to think that at one time people’s knowledge of the earth was not so different than our own perception of space today: not exactly knowing what was out there. This curiosity drove explorers to go beyond […]
Categories: Travel: Outside Japan • Tags: bangor, belfast, blog, church, county down, hereford, history, ikimasho, japan, justin egli, map, mappa mundi, medieval, normans, northern ireland, tokyo, travel, uk, united kingdom
A stroll around one of Tokyo’s oldest neighbourhoods. Ikimasho! From Nippori, Yanaka Ginza is a 5-10 minute walk west of the station. Alternatively you can take the chiyoda line to Sendagi and walk east for about the same amount of time. You can also walk from Ueno Park in about 30 minutes – although it may be quicker if you are in a pram like this guy.