Praise the Lard save your Salt

Gigs, Simon Says

Suuper short notice for what I expect to be a very messy night.

an all nighter of noise and shit

SKAT INJECTOR [misanthropop digigrind]

SPASTIC BURN VICTIM [spastic noisegrind]

THE ELECTRIC PUFFS [rock’n’roll]


BRUTES [noiserock duo]

DER WARST [experimental noise]

CEMENTIMENTAL [harsh experiments]

D.O.R.M. [post-metal]

WUBBLY BLONDE [inhouse maniac]

MOTHAX [industrial noise]

Save The Lard Save Your Salt

Seven Sisters

Gigs, Simon Says

Oh, the randomness. The whole thing was disorganised as fuck!
Of course, there was no projector, the Kaoss pad’s power adapter broke, I forgot the extra special cable for the Zoom 505 at home. The PA sucked big time and I was playing last, ending around 5:30. I was loud and obnoxious
All in all, It was a pretty fun night.



Michael, my squatmate, in some random discussion came up with the word „Sporax“. I thought it was a lovely word, so I entered it into google to see if something called „Sporax“ actually exists.

Here’s the unbelievably specialised information it came up with (taken from

Sporax Applicator for Feller-Bunchers

Annosum root rot affects conifers throughout the Northern Hemisphere, leading to root rot, windthrow, and ultimately, the death of infected trees.

The fungus Heterobasidion annosum causes annosum root rot. The fungus colonizes readily on freshly cut stumps. Partially cut stands have a high risk of infestation because the fungus can colonize on each of the stumps, potentially leading to the loss of many residual trees.

Wind and rain carry the annosum spores. Spores that land on freshly cut stumps grow down the stump’s root system, where they can infect living trees through root grafts or root contacts.

Once annosum becomes established, it can remain active for many years in the South and for several decades in the North. In the South, the hazard rating for annosum root rot is based on soil type. We conducted our preliminary tests at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Stands of conifers on sandy, well-drained soils there are classified as high hazard.

The primary method of controlling annosum in partially cut stands is by applying Sporax to the stump immediately after cutting. Sporax is a commercial powdered formulation of borax. Its primary active ingredient is boron. USDA Forest Service engineers have devised an applicator system that attaches to a feller-buncher, allowing the operator to treat the stump immediately after the tree has been cut.

The applicator uses an air compressor located behind the feller-buncher’s cab. A hopper holds the Sporax. A mechanism in the hopper controls the amount of powder being applied. Compressed air delivers the Sporax powder to a nozzle behind the cutting head.

The modular design allows timber purchasers to adapt the applicator to virtually any feller-buncher. During timber harvest, the operator cuts the tree, positions the nozzle of the applicator over the stump and activates the system, applying Sporax to the tree stump.


The system was tested in September 1997 on a 9-acre tract and again in May 1998 on a 29-acre tract. After treatment with borax, stumps retained enough boron to prevent annosum root rot.


Also, there’s Sporax: the Game