Monday, June 28, 2010

GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND

Five minutes into Glastonbury and some troublemaker is already driving up narrow lanes the wrong way.
Oh wait...
Cross-car high fives. Nice.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

GO LAKERS

Sometimes your team chooses you.
Half time. And to the porch. Naturally.
Full time. Lakers 83, Celtics 79. NBA Champions 2010.
City goes a bit mental. There were riots downtown apparently. Riots in LA? Who'd have thunk it.
And so back to the porch. Naturally.

TERRIBLE PHOTOS OF BANDS THAT DESERVE BETTER

LA (and SF... erm... And NY) has some amazing bands. And they seem to play pretty much every night here. So here's a few I thought worthy of documenting. Maybe you know them already. In which case, well done you. Now go and read a proper blog.
This is Randy from No Age enjoying a tasty noodle. Solo.
Signals. They ruled.

Shellshag. Think they're from NY.
This is a band called Rare Grooves (below), who I'd never heard of before. I think they're pretty new (maybe?)... Pretty young anyway. They were amazing. My friend said like Minutemen meets the Beatles. And she wasn't far off.

And the Baths. They're from San Francisco. But I figured I may as well add a picture of them playing in LA. And that's about it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

JONESIN'

Tourist. Big, dumb, smiling tourist. Whatever. That bridge is cool.

This is Matt Jones. He lives in San Francisco in a beautiful house full of amazing musical stuff.
And pictures of penises.
But I digress...
He and his fiancée Jenny emit almost worryingly good vibes at all times. They took me under their wing and over to Berkeley University to see their housemates the Baths play having known me barely a couple of hours. Total gems. And the Baths ruled too. I think they're my new favourite band. Check out their tunes here.
Matt and Jenny Jones do their own band called Jonesin'... Which is basically the greatest band name ever. From the brief time I spent in San Francisco, life did actually feel almost as carefree as this video. So cheers guys. Keep on Jonesin'.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A PORCH

Every home should have one. A place for sipping a beer, doing fun activities, watching the world go by, throwing parties... The UK would be a finer place with porches. Portland excels at them. Porches and corn dogs.
Guy on the right there is Robert Khasho. He does cool art with light boxes. Click here for his stuff. Me? well I just prefer writing dumb shit on my fists. Wait... "D-U-M-B S-H-I-T"... That works too!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

ALL AMERICAN

Greyhound.
Dunes @ The Smell, LA.
Portland, Oregon.
Amazing place, amazing people.