Friday, 27 February 2009

The Credit Crisis Visualised

From great blog Horses Think

Brian Williams

Brian Williams is probably funnier than John Stewart, just a thought. His blog about lunch with Obama is very interesting, Obama has seen Slumdog Millionaire and Grand Torino...keeping it real Mr Pres, respek.

Favourite Music Video

What Else Is There? from Röyksopp on Vimeo.

Just doing some research for surreal things in the dark, so I re-watched this video directed by Matin De Lhurah I think it is probably my favourite video of all time.  The video is probably influence by one of everyones favourite photographers Bill Henson...just saying

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Independent Films Ltd

Some of you may be surprised to hear I actually have a job...ok I don't spend that much time blogging but you know what I mean. We have recently launched a new website, I organised everything (no mean feat) and my friend Mat Jerrett designed it, take a look here - they even let me write all the news stories.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

New Tate Exhibition and Christopher Kane

Agi and I went to the new Contructivism Exhibition at the weekend, it's really great - we were really inspired, Agi is a fashion designer...unfortunately it looks like Christopher Kane beat him to it with his seemingly contructivism inspired collection from this weeks London Fashion week. Just thought it was interesting - zeitgeist and all that. Any way my point is go to the Tate and be inspired.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Bike Update

I know you all like to keep a breast with my new bike related trials and tribulations well I didn't like the last one, it looked beautiful but was too much like hard work to commute with, so I took it back on saturday and told them I hardly used it because of the snow, so they let me swap it for the above, beautiful don't you think? I get it on Wednesday I'll let you know how fast it is. Has anyone got any opinions on mud guards? functional but too gay?

come on the hyperlinks game is fun you have to admit.

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll

Yeah Yeah Yeahs will always be one of my favourite bands, I trust them like I trust Radiohead.
Here is a taster of their new album 'It's Blitz' out April 13 download mp3 it's pretty good, nothing revolutionary but sounds like a good progression, nice and melancholic, would love to hear it on a dance floor.

New Flight of the Conchords

I quite liked the first series of Flight of the Conchords, i'm a little worried they used all their jokes up in the first series, but looking at this Michel Gondry directed video they might have a bit more in the can.

New Maccabees

Not many straight forward guitar bands keep my attention nowadays but The Maccabees manage it, the guys voice has a similar quality to Caleb Kings of Leon - whatever they sings sounds pretty good, the video is pretty gash mind. If any bands have a bit of 21st century nouse they offer their first single as a free download so they sign everyone up to the mailing list from the beginning of the campaign..The Maccabees have said nouse free mp3 here


This is a very good website of people that are individuals but not.

Friday, 20 February 2009


Had to take a break from work to blog this, we have been waiting for this video forever, specially as the video for the club version of this song is wacksville. I can see why it took so long, I think it's great, same guys that did 'we are you friends' video i think, can't remember their name.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Francis Alÿs

Sorry busy at work this week, no time to blog, can't complain I did get to buy Francis Alÿs'
new book today...for 'research'.
One love x

Monday, 16 February 2009

Iain Sinclair's Hackney Book

Radio 4's book of the week this week is Iain Sinclair's new book about Hackney, the book sounds great, I shall read it promptly and let you know, but until then you can listen to him reading it here or tune into radio 4 at 9.45am or 12.30am all this week. A review is here. I realise most of you don't live in Hackney...but you should, it would cost me less on trains for a start.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Friday Football Song

New Charles Hamilton Mixtape

New Charles Hamilton mixtape 'Well isn't this awkward" fresh for valentines day if you want it. here

Framed in black...

Ivan Zhao
Aaron Black
Bridget Lacey
Kelci McIntosh 
Daisuke Nakashima
One of these
Kristen Sodergard
Jeff Docherty

I really like images framed in black for some reason.


The gang want to go to Trailer Trash tonight, I fear I don't have the heart for it, I would much rather attend Twee As Fuck, anyway in my efforts to find motivation to go out tonight I came across Lunice, a really fresh electronic producer/remixer type person from Montreal, listen to the below or download some random mp3's here

Holly Marina & David Sitek

As you have all probably ignored my radioshow (it's fine, you have your life, I have mine) I thought I'd post this song separatedly, it's really beautiful, download the mp3 here

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Coldplay on 60minutes

Chris Martin used to be my hero, this kind of interview reminds me of such days.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

The Tom & Friends Show Nine

Last night I recorded radio show of hot new music you should hear. Download it straight here, or go to the old radioshow page here where you can subscribe to the podcast and listen to all the old shows...if you were so inclined. These are the songs I played.

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

Marina and the Diamonds - Obsessions

N.A.S.A - Gifted

Holly Marina ft David Sitek - Slow Burn Treason

Cadence Weapon - The Morning After

Lykke Li - Knocked Up Cover

Charles Hamilton - Most Likely To Succeed

P:ano - Dark Hills

Wale - The Krammer

Any questions or comments, get on the comments sections, it's good to share and that innit

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


For all you Manchester readers (Chaz & Gareth) my friends Chaz & Gareth (..oh) have started a club night called Heartbeats, a fine name and a fine idea if you ask me. The first night is on thursday, you should definitely go if you like life, and going outside, and being young. They will play lots of alt indie treats as well as some hip hop if I had my way, this is what i'd play...

by my boy Theophilus London.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Theophilus London

This is a really great mixtape from Brooklynite Theophilus London, lots of interesting choice of samples like Kraftwerk and Whitney Houston, it has a nice bleakness that really appeals to me, it doesn't go for the big pop hooks like Kid Cudi which is nice, it does however have a similar dance edge to Cudi..and look at the artwork, freshness. download

Ah well...

Radiohead at The Grammys

The Grammys seem almost as irrelevant as the Brits but it's nice to see Radiohead as relevant as ever

Jigga still bossing it,

"do you think people will notice we havent had anthing to say since our 2nd album?"

"No we'll be fine."



Videos via P&P

Friday, 6 February 2009

Live Good by Naive New Beaters

Very cool self produced video.

Chloe Early

I think these paintings are beautiful, makes me think of some futuristic utopia dream, I might make a TV show using them as art department reference...although I was going to go down broadway market this weekend and buy banana bread, then maybe go out and drink gin and tonic at night, then not really achieve much on Sunday because football is on and fuck it's sunday, then it's back to work on Monday and I can't really achieve anything at night because I deserve a rest from working all day, then next weekend I will have forgotten the sweet taste of homemade banana cake...then I will wake up with a family and a job and be dead. 

Dear Deer by Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci is an actress/comedian/singer type person from LA, this is heart warming to say the very least.

from morrish

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Blood Diamond & others...

Whist ill in bed (yes sympathy required) I have caught up on a few dvds. I really recommend Blood Diamond if you haven't seen it already, I was put off when it originally came out because it was marketed like an action film, but as we learnt with Slumdog Millionaire, trailers are targeted at idiots. The film does have some slightly annoying hollywood aspects but this is by far out weighed by the view of conflict in Sierra Leone we are given, the first half in particular reminded me why one should really give a fuck about Africa (and while we're at it people Gaza)

The Thick Of It is also brilliant, I don't know how I missed it when it was on TV, it is unbelievably good. The above is the opening 10 minutes and it basically shows all it's charms, It is a political comedy set in the The Department of Social Affairs, it follows the minster there, and his advisers, as well as the Alistair Campbell type figure Malcolm. Seeing Malcolm at work basically lays out how Blair's government got away with all the shit they pulled (like the Hutton report)

I also re watched Gone Baby Gone, it's still just as good as it was at the cinema, and it's not just because Casey Affleck one of my favourite people in the whole world is in it. It's written by one of the writers of The Wire, Dennis Lehane and it kind of shows, the story is great and it's all very authentic and poetic. Speaking of Casey Affleck, is this true? Joaquin Phoenix is faking going mental and Casey is filming it? why not.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Sunday, 1 February 2009


Perfect weather to fly....


I don't mean to rodomontade but I finally got a new bike, it's pretty fast.

(look it up, I did)