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.

The National Portrait Prize

Now showing at the National Gallery in central london till Feb 14th. Free and all that. Link here for more details and to look at all the pictures if indeed you don't live in London like my mum and dad and Javis Cocker.

Adam Patterson: Another Lost Child

Great photography story about people knife crime and shit here. Wouldn't mind having a pop at more social documentary photography one day, it's easy to get it wrong and make it boring and preachy I guess, but taking pictures of your mates next to a river in the sun might be seen as a bit trivial after a while...

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Tom Stade...On Shopping

Guy Garvey's Magic Hour

Old news to some but...Guy Garvey's 6music show on a Sunday night has to be one of the greatest things in the world. I am currently listening to it in my kitchen, lights low, curtains draw, and having a blissful time, he has played some lovely songs so far, including The National, Johnny Cash, and Grizzly Bear, but such things are almost superfluous when coupled with his confessional, witty, and often autobiographical mode of address. Listen again here if for some reason you don't sit by my blog and miss it live.

PS. the Johnny Cash song he played was HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL and subsequently made the ever bourgeoning spotify playlist

Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able" video

Fricking amazing. Made by Allison Schulnik, yes the same Allison Schulnik I blogged mere weeks ago....coincidence??....yes.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Cait Fahey

I really love this work, so much so I bought the same camera as her on ebay (£11.70!!) it feels kinda wrong to do such a thing, like cheating or stealing or something but you know me I'll stop at nothing to be rich. Another point, ebay is good innit, first time I'd used it, you should have a look I think they have a website. Lots more work here.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Basement Jaxx - My Turn Ft Dev Hynes

Pretty good song, pretty good video.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Jon Richardson Soho Theatre

Jon is playing a few nights at the Soho Theatre if you fancy that. from the 19th Nov onwards. Link. Also I just watched this and this routine from comedian Tom Stade, really really funnier, watch it?

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The Antlers Daytrotter Session

The Antlers have done a beautiful live session at Daytrotter, listen here.

Bandstand Busking

I had no idea this existed until recently, a great shame. They have bands playing unplugged at band stands all around London, pretty neat. Past bands have included Slow Club, Wild Beast, First Aid Kit, Twilight Sad and many more found here. The next one is 6th Dec. Follow them on Twitter.

The Making of Melt Together

Here is a behind the scenes video from an ad we recently shot. Don't ask me what I think of the ad I might get into trouble, but if you text me I'll tell you. I will say it isn't as good as the mood tape i did for it here

By The People Trailer

Documentary following the Campaign to elect Obama, airs tonight in the US, I'm sure we will get it at some point. love this shit.

Heartbreakingly Beautiful Playlist

Ok, so I've resisted posting Spotify playlist thus far, it just seems too fucking easy, devaluing the beauty and craft of making compilations perhaps....but....the other night I found myself making a playlist of HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL tracks, stupid name I know. I though of 7 beauts in my opinion and wondered if anyone else could think of more that fit the theme. So here is my first ever collaborative spotify playlist, I would love it if people wanted to add what they thought were HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL songs, I will delete them if I disagree though, this isn't a democracy. And yes, I can finally make artwork with my own photos instead of stealing them of other people. woop.

EDIT: some great suggests so far, if you wanna leave your name and what you posted in the comments here that would be nice.

Letsss GOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

No brainer. Names to Seb if you wanna go.

Albeano Music Blog

There is loads of stuff on the Albeano Music blog I was going to steal and blog about but that would be unfair, you should simple go to their blog and listen to their stuff, there is a great swedish type ballad by El Perro De Mar (above) A remix by Jamie XX featuring Jack Penate and Theophilus London, and a Grizzly Bear cover of "He hit me it felt like a kiss"

Monday, 2 November 2009

Halloween etc

Click here to see my last roll of film before some shit bird stole my camera/pride and joy. Or Flickr

Foreground Live at the Barbican Audio

This is a pretty dope recording I made at Grizzly Bear on Saturday, download Mp3 here. The Gig is best described here. It was pretty great, but we expected amazing. Picture by David Emery. Was supposed to be 16:9, vimeo did something.