Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Tom Show 13

Well hello, over the last month I have cobbled together a little radio show with some of my favourite current songs. There are a few dashes of creative flair but generally it's just me introducing incredible songs no messing.

The picture is my trying to claim my own Hova-esk hand sign, a winner I think you'll agree.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

National Portrait Prize 2010

The National Portrait Prize is on at the moment at (you guessed it) The National Portrait Gallery, I found it really inspiring. Above is my favourite, I said as much without knowing it had won first prize, which I concluded made a genius, friends disagreed "isnt it your job to look at photos" well...

Central london until 20th Feb Details

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Sorry posts have dried up recently, I started a different job and have far less time to imbibe and share cultural snippets. I keep meaning to do a new music round up, hopefully I will get round to it soon, maybe a radioshow or a spotify albums thing. In the mean time I'd listen to Sufjan's new Ep and Lp if i were you, you can get them really easily for $5 and $8 here which is nothing considering the quality of the work.

It's still all going off on my Twitter though.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Marcell The Shell


Monday, 23 August 2010

Russia in Colour, A Century Ago!

These colour pictures of pre revolution/pre world war 1 Russia are unbelievable, go to The Big Picture to see all 36 pictures a lot bigger. They are actually making my heart race, well could be this brew, but something is putting me on edge.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Friday, 20 August 2010

Laura Marling NPR Session

Lovely interview and stuff with Marling on america's answer to the BBC or whatever here

Interview with Scott Pilgrim cast

This made me laugh blumming loads.

Twitter: Follow Friday Expanded

Here is a guide to my twitter world partly to help beginners get envolved partly for fun. Sorry it's not very interactive or tidy

@r4today best news prog ever, also see @evanHD my favourite presenter and good tweeter
@CarolineLucas Green Party Leader, MP, liberal legend.
@krishgm Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 news, a better tweeter than @jonshowC4
@faisalislam economic editor of Channel 4 news, great tweeter
@rob_fitzpatrick Guardian Music Journalist, Seems like a nice chap, tweets about music and life in South London.
@lexytopping Alexandra Topping general journalist
@Sarah_Crown, Editor of, Inside track on books
@j_freedland Guardian commentator
@VictoriaPeckham Janice Turner, Times journalist and great tweeter
@sathnam Times columnist and friend of Chris Morrish

@VaughanCricket Michael Vaughn, I didn't really like his public persona when he was England captain but now he is my favourite thing about Test Match Special, great banter and great cricketing insights, when he is in with @aggerscricket the whole world seems like a nicer place.
@Swannyg66 the best thing to happen to cricket since the Ashes '05
@AlisonMitchell part of the TMS team I think

Comedy etc
@JosieLong one of my comedy heros along with Kitson and @timkeyperson, well liberal to boot, very often chatting shit about the Tories, like the fact that season 4 of The Wire IS THEIR WORST SERIES, WHEN WE ALL KNOW IT'S THE BEST.
@Aiannucci Aramando Iannucci innit, creator of The Thick Of It, also see @jessearmstrong1 writer of The Thick Of It and Peep Show and @simonblackwell
@LloydWoolf from Cowards on BBC4
@mrchrisaddison Chris Addison is a good famous tweeter
@Average_Batman very funny tweets about the life of an Average Batman
@Charltonbrooker Charlie Brooker, leg end.
@lindaaccounts Linda in accounts is a sweet little 59 year old originally from the Philippines says some right things, John in accounts tweets them
"look at Tiger Woods, he is a man, his wife should have expected it"

@gazaztron Gareth Morgen innit.
@maneatinglion Chris Morrish, one of my best friends despite the fact he is a bastard
@lisaheleddjones Lisa Jones, Welsh, one of my favourite tweeters, runner of scrabble sunday and the junket comedy club, we actually know each other from twitter but now are friends in real life, crazy. Also see @paulbarnett1 and @jonnyathan and @henrywiddicombe and @benpartridge
@stackalula Stacey Elliott, a companion.
@aaroncornish good mate from uni
@liamthemuseum friend from college just moved to London
@_outofthewoods my brother David
@bryonyforde my sister
@blowupchurch Jaqueline Chellmy sister's boss, lovely person and good tweeter
@charlescrich Crich number 2/3
@danieljbrayson Brayson innit
@encoreencore Rob Crich, my boy.

@kitsunenoir design and generally modern stuff, based in LA
@gorillavsbear one of the only music blogs I check
@TLOBF The Line of Best Fit, english music blog
@lecool Great guide to London
@booooooom young photography, design and art.

@alexispetridis Guardian Journalist, one of my favourite tweeters and persons in general
@loscamesinos Gareth from Los Camp is good tweet banter
@moshimoshimusic manned by Stephen Moshi, lovely chap seemingly
@nowwave manchester promoters and club runners
@pitchforkmedia the best/biggest music site obviously but it is a great institution to have on our side
@popjustice one of the best tweeters out there although he doesn't seem as prolific as he once was
@arzE Vampire Weekend lead singer, I like him very much.

Obvious Ones
@kanyewest, @katyperry,
@MargaretAtwood one of my favourite authors
@ProfBrianCox Rock Roll Physicist

I have definately missed people so will keep adding to this as I remember them.

The National Radio Session.

Here is a really nice radio session The National have done for Minnesota Public Radio, nice interview, stripped down versions of High Violet songs and a new song.

Arcade Fire

So The Arcade Fire are back. I think the new album is great, a proper album that can be invested in during these times of change. The other week they streamed a gig online, you can watch most of it on their youtube channel in hi def (I have relatively modern computer now so I can take advantage of such things for the first time in the history of Tom) I'd draw particular attention to Win's introduction to Power Out, gotta love that shit. The youtube channel is full on sponsorship which is surprising for Arcade Fire but I heard that was so they can give the money to Haiti, probably true so we'll let em off.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Howl Trailer etc

Well this looks good. It's hard not to be a tiny bit in love with James Franco. Esquire have been all over his business this month, below is the first part of 5 parts of an interview he did with his brother, also an actor. The rest and some other Franco stuff is here.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Words by Everynone

Inspiring short film.


The brilliant sketch show Cowards is currently being repeated on BBC so is on IPlayer. The first 3 episodes are on youtube as well. It couldn't be further up my street. Tim Key is in it with 3 other brilliant people I can't be bothered to type out.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Julien Vallée

Two amazing videos via beautiful decay

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Sally Mann - Photographers' Gallery

The Sally Mann exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery is off the chain. Till 19th Sept.


I hadn't been on The Sartorialist for time till today, always makes me equal parts optimistic/envious.

Tell No One Videos

Tell No One is the blog of film makers Luke Wright and Remi Weeks, has these sweet ass tests on there.

Perfume Genius - Learning

The Perfume Genius album is great. It's a guy from Seattle called Mike Hadreas with a bleak sounding piano, a bit of a past, and a gift for melody. The album is out on Matador which speaks volumes. Luckily for us it's on Spotify and the whole thing is on Myspace.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

WU LYF - New Video

WU LYF keep coming up with the goods orally and visually.