Beats and Pieces, Collected in Loving Memory of 900 Bats
December 16, 2010 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Back on August 15, 2010, Aesop Rock kicked off a sprawling collaboration effort, with input by 28 artists, with an eclectic collection of videos spanning from music videos to odd clips and a Kimya Dawson recording studio dance party, works by photographer Chrissy Piper, and lots of music, from unreleased tracks, remixes, and mixtapes. There's even a post about being manhandled by a nude model, written by the Dwarvs front-man Blag Dahlia. Going back to the beginning of the site, the second post was a collection of facts about bats, and the only obvious connection back to the tragic impetus for the title of this ongoing collaboration (900 bats) -- over 900 bats were torched to prevent disruption of work on the ongoing renovations of the historic Bala Quila (also spelled Bala Qila) fort in Alwar, Rajasthan, in north-eastern India.

If you're looking for more news on the bats in India, there was a news update stating that punishment for the "bat-killers" was not forthcoming, but beyond that , the whole thing seems to have faded from the internet.
posted by filthy light thief (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Oh my gooooooooood.
posted by boo_radley at 10:33 AM on December 16, 2010

I've been wondering what happened to the Def Jux stable.
posted by The Giant Squid at 10:52 AM on December 16, 2010

I don't care (at all) for Aesop Rock, but there's a lot of interesting stuff here! Thanks!
posted by broadway bill at 11:54 AM on December 16, 2010

That manhandled by a nude model story is just perfect.
posted by axiom at 8:23 PM on December 16, 2010

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