Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NERVOUS EATERS

No idea what is going on here. Amazing though.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

ATP

Weird, weird atmosphere all weekend at All Tomorrow's Parties.
Sonic Youth=amazing. De La Soul=amazing. My Bloody Valentine=amazing... I could go on. It's just Butlins holiday camp in mid-winter has this totally deserted, super-sinister vibe to it. Kind of glad to be out.

STRANGE

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

REPEATER

Second Soft Pack themed post of the year. Need some ideas. They should stop making such awesome music so I could stop being so totally gay for this band...
Oh, also, today I pretty much lost my job, so this video is kind of topical... Kind of... But I don't work in pizza. Or anywhere sunny. Or anywhere.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

FIGURE 8

Poser.

ECHO PARK

Where the nice things are...

PB&J

Peter, Bjorn and John in LA.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

JINGLE JANGLE

The 'Hoods. The Three O'Clock. The Dream Syndicate.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HALLOWEEN

Essentials from the master of darkness himself, Danzig.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

THE 1920s

This is an abandoned pub near me that they occasionally turn into a 1920s style gin palace "speakeasy" type thing. Not that alcohol is in anyway illegal now so it's kind of pointless. But a bit of a laugh nonetheless.
Thing is, I don't reckon anybody in the 1920s ever dressed up like it was the 1840s... I don't really get it. But I was drunk so it didn't matter.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NO AGE (at church)

I went and saw No Age in a rickety church hall and it was awesome. Results below.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

ART

Sometimes someone does something that's just undeniably amazing, which was the sensation I felt when looking at the Anish Kapoor exhibition at the Royal Academy right now. Things like forcing weird huge chunks of wax through creaky, century-old archways and weird mirrors that make you look stupid etc... It was silly and pointless but really imaginative at the same time. You don't have to think about what any of it means, you can just stare at it for a while and be like "That's pretty cool".
I enjoyed it a lot. I thought it was pretty cool.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

LIGHTS AND STUFF

I saw Aphex Twin in an underground carpark in Manchester. Obviously the music was good but I was much more taken by the laser beams. Because Laser beams are like being in the future. The proper future with flying cars and stuff.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

BUG

Went to BUG, the music video thing that Adam Buxton (of Adam and Joe) puts on at the BFI.
This video is quite possibly one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. 

Thursday, September 24, 2009

NZ

New Zealand has these weird old amazing bands that you can't find any records of anywhere.

The Clean, The 3Ds and The Verlaines...


Friday, September 18, 2009

YOUTH

Chevy Chase and John Belushi

http://juliasegal.tumblr.com/

PHOTO REALISTIC PAINTINGS

Allysa Monks does these completely amazing paintings. 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Not as good as this one though.

STORM DRAINS IN BRAZIL

http://www.toxel.com/

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

OBITS

Hard.

Pushed.


AMAZING

The Soft Pack - C'mon from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Drummer is wearing an Obits shirt too. Whose lead singer Rick Froberg did that right funny picture up there in my blog title.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

OFFSET FESTIVAL

Male Bonding induced actual male (and female) bonding.
Special mention as well for these two, who staged over an hour of indecipherable noise and reverb drenched screaming around the back of the dance tent. They actually turned out to be a preferable alternative to the horror story that was the Slits headlining the main stage. 
Mike was then accosted by strange smiling bearded men on the tube.
An alleged stabbing in London Fields meant police lines everywhere on the way home. Seemed a bit weird that a screening of 70s gang warfare classic 'The Warriors' still went ahead in the park the next day. 
Warriors...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

DIPLO / NOTTING HILL

Went to Diplo's show at Notting Hill carnival (he's cool apparently... but I can't really tell with DJs). It was pretty mental and way more fun than I thought it could be. So I guess that's why he's cool.