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Saturday, September 4, 2010

The RS BLIM mystery

BLIM
Finally something interesting in Cure world. Well, maybe. Robert posted this photo on his MySpace page 2 days ago, titled BLIM. Who/what is BLIM? What does it mean (Boy Lost In Music? Bunny Lake Is Missing?)? A piece of the next puzzle, perhaps? Or just something random Robert wanted to post?
(Thanks to Aaron for finding it)

Update: Just solved part of it. The image is from the movie poster for Bunny Lake Is Missing. But why has he posted it?

71 comments:

  1. Hmm, there's a UK producer named BLIM which stands for Boy Lost In Music.

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  2. The other photo, of Robert in the suit is new too, isn't it? I noticed it was on his twitter account too http://twitter.com/smith_robert

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  3. No, the suit is an older one. From last year, I think.

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  4. Good sleuthing on the producer name - interesting stuff!! It's almost more fun this way haha...

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  5. Yes, I love a good Cure mystery!

    Another thought...Bunny Lake Is Missing.

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  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_Lake_Is_Missing.

    So that's the image, but why has he posted it?

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  7. Oooh fascinating stuff. I kind of want to see the movie just to see why he references it so much, but after reading the description, I know I couldn't watch it.

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  8. so... this is BLIM production: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Music-B-L-I-M/dp/B0000A1WO6


    it´s a breakbeat... so maybe they work together on Mixed Up 2? :) who knows...

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  9. I know this has been posted before in previous "Bunny Lake" threads, but I thought it might be useful again.

    http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bunny-lake/2772541

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  10. Whatever it is, I hope it's about something major like a Cure album and not just some collaboration, which I fear it may be.

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  12. BLIM is also on my space and lists one of his influences as ............................................. The Cure.
    http://www.myspace.com/boymeetsmonkey

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  13. That "Bunny Lake" has sure worn a lot of different hats during his/her career. Photography, vocal engineer, camera operator and executive producer...

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  14. Thanks, Rev. I had never noticed that before. I guess it is some guy who has appropriated the image from the film.

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  15. Off topic - this has to be the best combination of CD name / track listing in the history of ever -

    "Circle Squared: Osmium Zamindar and the Fire Demons of Praethor"

    Bunny Lake is listed as doing the "CD Art adaptation".

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  16. I didn't know people still used myspace

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  17. If it's not on the official site, then there is nothing official :) By the way, the myspace was handled by Darren, wasn't it?

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  18. The movie release date was 3 October 1965...maybe 3 october is a symbolic date?

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  19. "No One Admitted While the Clock is Ticking!".Maybe a clock is indeed ticking and we'll know more soon??

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  20. and... maybe there´s a plan to do a Cure song for a remake of BLIM movie.. who knows? But there was a plan for remake. Read this for example: http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/witherspoon-bails-on-bunny-lake-remake_1024436

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  21. You're all thinking it, I'm just saying it SOLO ALBUM!!

    lol joke. I have no idea. Hope it turns out to be something big...btw Bunny Lake is Mary hehe

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  22. I dunno what it means, but I'm hungry for gingerbread cookies now...

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  23. the movie is amazing and creepy. i think it might also stream on netflix if you're curious.

    now i just wish he'd watch the alfred hitchcock presents episode "where the woodbine twineth" so he can put some clues about it someplace.

    all this obfuscation better not just be some collab with another electronic artist.

    i think bunny lake is probably just mary.

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  24. Heehee, this is all very exciting!

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  25. One thing I can clear up a bit, is that the Bunny Lake who has been credited in various roles on Cure/RS projects, isn't Mary. The only thing we know for sure about Bunny is that he's male, old, and worked for The Cure in the early 80s.

    Jesss, if you're reading this, please feel free to add any other details about him, if you'd like.

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  26. Andrew: I do think it's interesting that this photo was uploaded to Robert's page and not The Cure's. If it is a clue to a new project, I'm thinking it's for RS, not The Cure.

    Monghi: That was my first thought about it this morning. A Bunny Lake remake with RS doing the score, or contributing a song. Wonder if the plans for that remake are on again?

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  27. Jesss: So it's been Robert's little joke all of these years? I would love that! : )

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  28. So, this is obviously RS indicating that yes, the Three Imaginary Boys are getting back together for some shows. : )

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  29. And speaking of gingerbread cookies, here are some that only Kate, Andrew, and myself can truly appreciate. But could you actually bite off the head of a Doctor? : )

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  30. @Craig - love the cookie hairstyles!!! Yum! :)

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  31. I would hate it if the original 3 got back together... Going backwards, bring some keys in! :P

    They can manage those songs as a 4-piece. =]

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  32. MMMM a Tom Baker and glass of milk would be nice.

    Man, that doesn't read well.

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  33. Let's say the film remake/soundtrack contribution theory is correct...

    Do you think it's likely that RS would do a Zombies cover for it?

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  34. unrelated, the cure came in at #2 on boston's wfnx top artists of all time countdown

    http://wfnx.com/supplements/2010/topartists/locked/

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  35. who is jesss and why does he/she know? and ..wtf?

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  36. 3 October is Mary's birthday.

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  37. I think l can feel something in the air!
    And no l'm not talking about the after effects of last night's curry!!

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  38. I think l can feel something in the air!
    And no l'm not talking about the after effects of last night's curry!!

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  39. I long for this drawn-out remastered project to be finished. :(

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  40. Well said KentButabi! I definitely agree... Wish should be absolutely godly

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  41. #1: i'd love for robert to do a zombies song. fanstastic!

    #2: where does one begin with dr. who? there are a zillion doctors. which is the best? where should a late-comer get in?

    #3: SO looking forward to the wish remaster (which i called kiss me a while back. all the drugs i did in the 60s?)

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  42. Mh... Why has he posted it? Why would anyone post random stuff on his page on a social network? Wait, what? Did anyone say Twitter?

    Do we have to forcefully extract a meaning on everything he does? Maybe it's an inside joke with his friends :-)

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  43. their next album will be on BLIM records? or produced by BLIM which should be announced soon.

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  44. Sadly I have a feeling that this is all about nothing. Robert is notoriously slow when it comes to releasing new music (i.e., 4-5 years between albums). I believe that we won't see another album until 2013.

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  45. I'm afraid to get my hopes up that this is a big deal (new album or remaster). It's probably another lame collaboration.

    If it does indeed turn out to be a big deal I'll try not to get too excited as it will likely be a while (and several revised release dates) before we see/hear it.

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  46. "what a bunch of nerds." Thank you, I take that as a compliment.

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  47. Found this quote - related or not related? You decide:

    "In 1970, aged 10, I fell off my bike and suffered quite severe concussion ; sporadically, over the following two years, I suffered fleeting but intense daytime hallucinations of a girl called 'Bunny'."

    Bunny only exists in Roberts head...like Harvey or Donnie Darko.

    ...I'm a nerd

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  48. okay. apparently dr. who is a state secret *eyeroll*

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  49. Sorry, sofia!

    I can only attest for the "new" Doctor Who series (2005, I think), as I did not follow the older set. I did not know anything about the original series.

    I began watching the new show because I am a fan of actor Christopher Eccleston. He was the 9th doctor for one season, I believe. After that, I was hooked.

    David Tennant (10) is marvelous, and I miss him. But, Matt Smith (11) is also doing a terrific job for his first season.

    I find that the supporting actors are also very well-cast. There are some fantastic actors on the show. I also enjoyed "Torchwood," a spin-off series. I think they have plans to do another season of it.

    I have known many folks devoted to the original, and I never thought I would be into such a show. But I really enjoy it. A pleasant surprise.

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  50. Sofia - I am so sorry. With all of the Interpol news lately, I forgot to answer you.

    Best Doctor? Easy. Peter Davison, the 5th Doctor in the old series. Now many people will tell you it's Tom Baker, but these people are wrong. : ) No, Tom is very good, and the most popular of all of the Doctors, but I prefer Peter.

    In the new series, it's a tough call, as all 3 actors have been excellent. But the popular choice, David Tennant, is probably the correct choice.

    Where to start? I guess I would say season 1 of the new series, starring Chris Eccleston as The Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose. While it isn't the best season, it's a good starting point.

    If I had to pick one season of the new version to watch, it would be season 4, with David Tennant as The Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna. Probably my favorite season of all Who.

    Just be aware that Who is aimed at a "family" audience in the UK, so don't expect edgy, gritty sci-fi stuff. But since it's a BBC production, it has better writing, acting, directing than many so-called adult shows in the US.

    Any other questions, just ask.

    Nerdy enough for you, ThirdBunk? : P

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  51. Kate - Have you seen Chris in Cracker? That's what made me a fan of his. So good!

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  52. Sofia - Also be aware that new Who can be very hit and miss. Brilliant one week, terrible the next. But for the most part, it is very good. Any episode written by Steven Moffat is pretty much excellent, and he is now the head writer and executive producer of the show, starting with the just recently aired 5th season.

    Season 5 would also be a good starting point, as it was excellent! Nearly as good as, and in some ways better than, season 4.

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  53. Craig,

    I have not seen Cracker. It is a television series, yes? I first noticed Eccleston in Danny Boyle's film Shallow Grave. (Way back, I know! :) Since then, I have followed his work. I especially liked him in the depressing film, Jude.

    So, Cracker is worth viewing?

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  54. Forget about Bunny Lake...

    where the HELL IS ROBERT?

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1624684&id=1270292590&ref=notif&notif_t=photo_comment

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  55. I guess you'll have to copy and paste the link to see the
    RSIM poster! HA! ;)

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  56. Wow! This has created a bit of a stir.. About time some beans were spilt, l think..

    *waves to KelBel*

    Nice poster!! Did you fix the 'discrepancy'?

    *Waves to Rev'*

    T shirts please, Rev'!

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  57. I'm looking into shirt cost here, I'll let you know once I have it. It will be pre-order only +shipping. =)

    And the bottom will read

    "A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ME"

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  58. no facebook. meh...

    craig, i'm guessing peter davison is the one with the scarf?
    or is that the overrated one?

    do i need to know anything about the previous series or doctors to know what the hell is going on or can i jump right in?

    okay. netflix, here i come!
    thanks guys!

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  59. dear sofia:

    Nerdist just posted this guide to Doctor Who for newbies. I thought you might like to give it a read. :)


    http://www.nerdist.com/2010/09/doctor-who-for-newbies-the-first-doctor

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  60. P.S. Nerdist also posted this awesome Weeping Angel artwork. Enjoy, Craig!

    http://www.nerdist.com/2010/09/weeping-angel-pinto-style/

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  61. Kate : Eccleston was very good in Cracker. He appeared in season 1 and then the first couple of episodes of season 2. This was also going waaayyy back...early nineties! It starred Robbie Coltrane (the fat dude from Hogwarts High)as a chain-smoking gambling-addicted alcoholic police psychologist. Eccleston played his DCI. Absolutely top show!! I can guarantee you'll be hooked immediately. But the main reason to watch it is to witness the mesmerising performance of Lorcan Crannitch, brilliantly playing the role of the incompetent DS BECK, surely one of the most pathetic characters in the history of television.

    Sofia : Tom Baker was lightyears better than the other 11 doctors. He was the charismatic one with the scarf, and jelly babies, and a robot dog named K9. Daleks, cybermen and Sontarans (oh yeah those sontarans were totally eye candy hey craig) were no match for his guile, tenacity and jovial style! He was the longest serving Dr Who finally hanging up his tardis boots in about 1980.

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  62. Not to change the subject off Dr. Who (I love this program too!) But what about the mystery? I love the shirt idea. Is there any more news on what Robert's hinting at, if anything?

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  63. ‎'ROBERT SMITH IS MISSING' T-shirt NOW FOR SALE!!!

    http://web.me.com/kellyrphotography/RSIMtee/RSIM.html

    web.me.com

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  64. 'bunny lake' is credited among the remastered cds...check pornography/seventeen seconds...

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