Friday, 18 December 2009


I can't really remember how clever I as 13, I was pretty street smart no doubt but Tavi has to be a child prodigy right?

get me?

New Look

I really like Canadian 'future pop' band New Look. Myspace to listen. Sorry I will work stuff out one day and embed music but for now I too busy looking for warm clothes like these guys. Look out for an album early 2010.

Bright Eyes 1990's - 2002

Been meaning to get the Saddlecreek DVD for years finally got it the other day, really good, pretty inspiring. Just ask if you want to borrow it. This is the section dedicated to Bright Eyes. Who wants to start a band? I'm well bored of not being Conor Oberst

Bon Iver: A Take Away Show

I'm sure you have seen this, but just incase you haven't or you want to brighten a murky Friday, here you go. All the other parts and millions of other amazing films here

Jim Goldberg - Open See

the Jim Goldberg exhibition currently at the Photographers Gallery in London is one of my favourite photography exhibitions ever. It's basically a study around Europe of illegal immigrants, refugees, displaced people, and asylum seekers from Africa. It's not as grim as it sounds, I couldn't articulate why but it's not. He is also featured in this months FOAM magazine, which is an incredible magazine. If you go to the photographers gallery make sure you get a tuna sandwich, second to none.

Michael Hoppen Gallery London

Alex Prager

I've never been to the Michael Hoppen Gallery as it's in gay old South West London, but it has two great exhibitions at the moment so I might leave the safety of my east london bubble for a few hours. Colour, a group show featuring Alex Prager, Tim Walker, Ofer Wolberger, Guy Bourdin and others. And the other exhibition is centered around Weegee, who i blogged about in my 3rd ever blogpost.

EDIT: this was a bit shit.

Sarah Kate

Lovely work, lots more here

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Spike Jonze Interviewed by Adam Buxton

I really love the Adam & Joe 6Music podcasts, incredibly funny, So having Adam interview Spike in the mac store is a right old treat, the podcast of it is now on Itunes, just search, or it's here on Adam's page, which also has other good links on it.

Brand & Brooker on Have I Got News For You

Came across this doubly wammy on youtube the other day.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Jason DeMarte

Jason makes some well good collagey photography mix media things, lots more here.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Spike Spends Saturday with Shane Smith

I'm sure you all got this in the Vice mailout because they got all our email address by putting on a free crystal castles tour, but just in case you didn't, this is spike meeting the founder of Vice, it's nice to see Spike trotting about more than anything

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Ellie Goulding

I've missed any Ellie hype and subsequently am a fan, Gareth aint buying it. I'm not saying she's amazing or anything it's not like when I heard Foundations for the first time, I just like a bit of youthful romantic melancholy. Wearing a 2007 american apparel huddy aint doing her any favours but we can see past that.

what do you guys think?

myspace (inc Bon Iver cover)

EDIT: ok it's been 2 weeks, now i hate her. Pretentious indie equilibrium restored.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Portraits Of Power

50 world leaders photographed for the New Yorker by Platon (fuck knows) inc Obama, Brown, Mugabe, and this dinkum. Includes audio commentary from Platon (still no idea) about each portrait, the brown story is pretty good.

Spotify Albums Vol 5

After Robots by Blk Jks
The Very Best of Talk Talk "It's my life, don't you forget!"
Upper Air by Bowerbirds The audio equivalent of an open fire, brilliant lyrics as well.
Immolate Yourself by Telefon Tel Aviv
Threadbare - Port O'Brian
Power by Boyz Noise
Album by Girls (just in case there is someone out there that hasn't listened to it)
Moderat by Moderat

Bandstand Busking

Come marching on Saturday then go to this on Sunday, even if they did spell Hackney wrong.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Pollyn - Still Love

I like everything about this.


Manchester! Amazing club night this Tuesday. Heartbeats. Do it.

No Distance Left To Run, Blur Documentary

One of my biggest regrets in life is befriending a quart of Jamesons on the sunday afternoon at Glastonbury 09 and subsequently passing out 2 songs into Blur's set, this documentary about their recent reformation might ease the pain a bit.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Black Snapper

Black Snapper is an amazing online magazine that presents a new photographer everyday, it has a different guest curated every week which makes it better and more varied, unlike things like flak photo which is good don't get me wrong. Today my boi Glen Erler is up for your judgement, you can go and rate each photographer, go on, rate him highly you'll feel good about it.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The Wave 5/12/09

Why not paint your hands blue, dress blue and head to Grosvenor Square for about half 12 next Saturday afternoon? trying to put a bit of pressure of folks before Copenhagen and all that. more info at Stop Climate Chaos site

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

...thanks for sending me this Luke

Yeasayer Ambling Alp Video

Bit of an obvious thing to blog I know but the imagery in the mountains is so good I couldn't resist. Directed by Radical Friend

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

One Of My Kind Documentary

The Story of the Mystic Valley Band

Lost In Transit Photography Exhibition

Debz has a show opening on Thurday night if you fancy it.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Paris Photo 09

Probably a bit late in the day to mention but Paris Photo is next Thursday till Sunday if you fancy it. Basically all the contemporary photography galleries in world take over the Louvre for 4 days, showing their photographers. It's amazing. Relatively cheap on the Eurostar and all that, you could just go for the day.

Do you remember when I just used to blog about rap? now it's photography, sorry about that. Wonder what it will be next...I'll probably get into Jazz one day...nah scratch that i fucking hate Jazz.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Laura Pannack

Laura has some brilliant work on her site. The blurbs for her stories are great too, you should read them.