Thursday, 24 December 2009

2009

Review posts are subjective and boring. No one ever agrees with the author, and quite rightly so, otherwise we'd be a dull old bunch. Anyway, rather than a 'best of' I've decided to write a list of things that I've liked, loved, discovered and discarded, all in 2009....


Jack Penate

Jack came back this year with a new approach, and a different sound. Having been holed away for many months his second album is a clearly crafted labour of love. His lyrics have evolved - showcasing a raw, edgy, emotional side that makes ladies love him, and men want to be him.




Othello Woolf



Being slightly biased here, but Othello Woolf has come out of obscurity to under-ground in-fame in a very short space of time. Look out in Jan for limited 7" white vinyl released on Young and Lost - debut single "Stand".


Electronic Sheep

Knitwear is making a come-back. Not that it ever really went away, but wool as a design and fashion material gets stronger and stronger every year. Next year is going to be BIG, especially thanks to lables like Electronic Sheep: edgy scarves for boys and girls.



Vice


Taking over the world, the magazine goes from strength to strength, VBS continues to make great pieces of content whether it's reporting from a drugs den in columbia or on the latest new band to hit the scenesters. With the launch of their own brand and marketing agency 'Virtue', Vice is the under-ground 'Saatchiis' for gen X.


Cat blogs

Nuff said.





Weird internet stuff

Giant vaginas, time lapse videos, freaks, dudes, chicks, drugs, photoshop disasters. There's never a dull moment in web 2.0!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Studio Ron


Photo by Dan Wilton

Leanne Surfleet


Pure narcism, but still beautiful.

FURYOUS ///




"I’m not very fond of cats during the day because it seems as if they’re on PMS 24/7 and they're only especially nice during eating and belly rub time. But they’re undeniably good-looking. I have 2 Pinoy cats at home. I adopted them from CARA more than 3 years ago.

Last piece before I hit the caves again. This one's for cat lovers and PMS-driven ladies."

Thursday, 17 December 2009

A stitch in time

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Everything's at speed



video

Right now...

...and I've got wet feet too.

Black Peter Interview in Dazed and Confused


Black Peter Group’s amalgam of electronica, punk and rap shot through with a healthy dose of hillbilly two-step is a global phenomena. Frontman Gio Black Peter has shaken it Go-Go style from east London’s Dalston Superstore to Helsinki’s FagYou! The devil-may-care gigs are not the only vent for his creativity though. This is My Gun, a solo show at Styx Project Space in Berlin this year showcased the New York-based multi-media artist’s energy-infused paintings that riff on Jean Cocteau, Modigliani and Chagall. Then there was Happy Nomad, at Envoy Enterprises in New York, a show comprising paintings and photographs Gio found time to produce while on the road. He also got down in Otto; or, Up With Dead People, Bruce LaBruce’s Sundance-selected sex and gore fest that proved zombies aced vampires in the hottest undead stakes.

Dazed Digital: What´s the story behind your name? Gio Black Peter: Black Peter came because when I was in school I looked a lot younger then. All the other boys and I also wore the same dirty black jeans and hoodie. Everyone started calling me Black Peter Pan, which eventually just became Black Peter.

DD: How would you describe your music? Gio Black Peter: I think my music, just like a lot of new music now, doesn’t really fit into any category. It’s a fusion of electro, hip hop, indie and punk. Lyrically, my songs are about politics and relationships. Relationships between a person and the government, aliens, society, bus drivers, fuck buddies etc.


DD: Your MySpace tells gig-goers "It’s a party. So Let’s Have Fun!" Any memorable gigs? What’s the wildest it’s been? How was it at Dalston Superstore the other week? Gio Black Peter: There’s been lots of great crazy gigs. From Tokyo to Helsinki. We once had a show in London where we only wore cling film. I had my nose broken during a show and that was pretty wild. Dalston Superstore was a lot of fun. It was a Jim Warboy party so you know all the craziest London kids are going to be there which means lots of fun. I performed on the bar which made me think of my teenage Go-Go dancing days in New York.


DD: What´s in Black Peter Group´s rider? Gio Black Peter: Rinks and Rugs!


DD: Can you tell me anything about Virgin Shuffle – the EP scheduled for release in April / May? Gio Black Peter: Virgin Shuffle EP is going to consist of four new Black Peter Group tracks which I collaborated on with New York producer and D.J. Sean B. One of the main tracks is called "Pope Sex", a more hip hop inspired track which I’m really excited to drop and see how it is received. Maybe I’ll write the Pope an email and see if he wants to star in the video (fingers crossed). It is still too early for a release date but I will be posting updates on gioblackpeter.blogspot.com.


DD: How did you get involved in Otto; or, Up With Dead People? Any quirky stories from the shoot? Gio Black Peter: I met Bruce at Slava Mogutin’s book release party in Miami during Art Basel. We all hung out and had a really great time and a couple of weeks later Bruce sent me an email asking if I wanted to be in his new movie. I think my audition was when he saw me perform during soundcheck.
Quirky story? When he shot the love scene with my character and Otto, I thought that we were actually going to have sex, since I had seen Bruce’s other films. So instead of being shy about it I pulled my pants down with an automatic erection and said, "Okay, let’s do it." Turns out we were only going to act it out. Oops.


Interview by Stephen Lucas

Thursday, 10 December 2009

LET'S ALL STAND ///


Othello Woolf
Stand / Stand Remix by Astronomer

Format: 7 inch single
Release date: 25/01/2010

Limited to 300 7" vinyls /// pre-order here

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Electronic Sheep

Gorgeous, gorgeous knitwear

STAND video shoot






Oli did this at the weekend. We got to play too.

Photos courtesy of Christopher James

Saturday, 14 November 2009

DES-DE-MONAS


Coming soon.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Jam City


Neu neu!!

http://www.myspace.com/jamcitytrax

Hello I'm 20 and from South London and ridiculously talented...

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Of course//

Any idiot can face a crisis.
It is this day-to-day living that wears you out.

Anton Chekov, (1860-1904)

Monday, 12 October 2009

Miaowf

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Othello Woolf


New photos coming...
Gig next Thursday (15th) at Nottinghill Arts Club...
New Facebook page...

Boob scarf


I want one!

WAR ///




Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Book Club Launch


Tomorrow

Remember kids...

Thursday, 1 October 2009

SHB's on iTunes


Exciting! Search for 'Kid Cola and friends'. And then spend 79p. Yeah!

Bed sheets Ron




via Miaowmix

Monday, 28 September 2009

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Knitted Knees

Love Dog

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Authentic Existence


It is often taken to mean that one has to "find oneself" and then live in accordance with this self. A common misunderstanding is that the self is something you can find if you look hard enough, that one's true self is substantial.

What is meant by authenticity is that in acting, one should act as oneself, not as One, one's genes or any other essence. The authentic act is one that is in accordance with one's freedom.

Sept 07


Pixies setlist

And the list of tracks in order on Spotify here

Lohan


Lohan by Terry Richardson for GQ.

(via holy shit, it's a fucking rainbow)

Beautiful String Installations



By [HU] Man vs Machine

Friday, 18 September 2009

Le petite chat



By Julia Pott

Major Lazer

Dirty, controversial, sexy...your mum definately won't like this

Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

i heart krackney



Via the wonderful James Mountford at i heart krackney

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

holy shit, it's a fucking rainbow


Fucking positive

Colours


RED IS THE COLOUR OF BLOOD WHEN I CUT MYSELF, AND I'M BLEEDING, BUT THAT'S NOT A BAD THING, |||| RED IS THE COLOUR OF POPPIES AND SPORTS CARS |||| A STRONG SYMBOL OF LIVELINESS, |||| RED IS THE COLOUR OF THE HEART THAT I LOVE YOU WITH, |||| THAT I DRAW FOR YOU, EVERYTIME I SEE YOU, |||| IT'S THE COLOUR OF STICKERED UP ITEMS, |||| THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE FROM MOST MAJOR STORES. |||||||| I LOOK TO THE KING, I'M FILLING IN AN OUTLINE, |||| WHEN IT STRIKES ME THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT GOLD IS |||||||| BLUE IS THE COLOUR OF THE INK THAT I'M WRITING WITH, |||| PAINTING PICTURES OF WHAT I'M, PERCEIVING, |||| BLUE IS THE COLOUR OF THE PLANET WE LIVE UPON, |||| EVEN THOUGH ME I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS GREEN, |||| BLUE IS A FEELING PEOPLE SING SONGS ABOUT, |||| WROTE THREE CHORDS ABOUT, WHEN THEY'RE FEELING DOWN |||| LOOK TO THE SKY, DON'T FEEL BLUE, I'M JUST HAPPY I'M LOOKING AT YOU, |||||||| I'M SWIMMING IN OCEANS, I'M SCALING SOME TREES, |||| EFFORTLESS IT SEEMS, I KNOW WHERE HOME IS, |||||||| THERE IS A COLOUR THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, MY FRIENDS GOT IT INSIDE HIS MIND |||| IT MUST BE A COMPLETELY NEW COLOUR, COS THERE'S NO POSSIBLE WAY TO DESCRIBE IT |||| MAYBE THE COLOUR OF THE SPACES BETWEEN US, AND THE COLOUR OF BRAND NEW IDEAS, |||| IS THE COLOURS THAT MY FRIEND IS THINKING OF, I'VE BEEN SEEING THIS COLOUR FOR YEARS, |||||||| I TAKE A DEEP BREATHE, AND I RETURN TO THE KING |||| WHEN I REALISE, I KNOW WHAT GOLD IS |||| I'M SPIRALING BACKWARDS|||| THROUGH PALETTES AND TONES |||| THE EARTH CARRIES US. |||| WE ARE HOME

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Grrls

Little London Grrls just get better and better



Get the track here

Mystery Jets day

I used to love Kid Harpoon's version more, but I've fallen back in love with this today

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Monday, 31 August 2009

why not associates


why not associates

Pigeons and Peacocks 2

It's always darkest
before the dawn.
But things are going to
be just dandy. I promise.
Warrior Queen,
you're looking fierce.

Dead




The Dead Weather...so sexy...