Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Today someone put on St Etienne's greatest "hits" album at work. Next thing I know I'm at Heavenlys office (St Etiennes label) discussing catching Tench with Jeff. Here's Robin (co-editor of Socialism) in his den. Also went to see this band Blondell at Metro on Oxford Street who were totally ace. Like Sonic Youth if they were in Dawsons Creek. David and I did feel very old however.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Tonight the core people at Vice Magazine (http://www.viceland.com) had to gather for a group photo. Jamie is in Japan learning to be a Ninja so he couldn't make it. Here's Philly Kev. Great to see him again and looking well and happy. I miss my dog Soooo much.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Tonight was Front Magazines 100th Issue Party at the Cafe De Paris. Good fun. Lot's of silly people doing silly things. Us editorial lot were a bit bemused but looks like it was a success. That's Dilly and Hayley in the Cab on the way there. Don't they both just look fantastic!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Tonight I did my little bit in helping the Perou zoo move from their compound in East London to green horizons new in Kent. I drove Perou's R32 (no great sacrifice) to their new home and beat them all to it. Ha! only to get lost at the other end in the Marshlands. Funny to see the Factory for what might be the last time. I have fond memories of lot's of parties and lot's of shoots there (especially Mercury Rev and Schoolboy Fantasies see perou.co.uk if interested) we did together there.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
It's so boring. Here we like a few drinks and a few adventures. I really can't be arsed with all this Muslim bullshit. When I go away I NEVER put baggage in the hold. It means I am unemcumbered and is also a surefire way to an upgrade. Please keep your riddiculous middle ages religion to yourselves and stop trying to kill the rest of us. OK?, great, thanks! Oh and by the way I went out tonight and did loads of unislamic things (including taking these pictures). It was fun!
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
When I was about 15 the highlight of my week was Miami Vice. Freezing and miserable on a school playing field on a Wednesday afternoon in damp and horrible East Yorkshire, I knew that at 9 O'Clock that evening I would be transported to the drug war in Southern Florida. I have yet to see this film but am very prepared to reserved judgement. I think it's going to be great. It's hard to communicate how central to my development Miami Vice is. I am actually thinking about buying a Static Caravan somewhere near the Sea. Not quite a Sloop on Miami Harbour and without the pet Alligator but it's a start. Listen to "Smuggler's Blues" by Glen Frey for more details. Miami Vice is probably why I still fell comfortable wearing pink shoes. Despite the fact I am 35.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
I was lucky enough recently to drive the Chris Parsonage Racing King Of Shaves Class One Offshore Powerboat for a piece and Yesterday I was invited to watch the British leg of the championship in Plymouth. Chris (throttle) and James (pilot) were running really well until a freak bit of wake made them flip and capsize at 130mph. Thankfully they both emerged unscathed but the boat looks like a write off. Oh well, It'll only cost about a million pounds to replace. Here's Chris having a beer and thanking Neptune that he's not at the bottom in Davy Jones's locker.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Last night. Sorry for the delay. No internet at my folks place in Yorkshire (yet). Took the 350Z up on the A1 and A46 and then over the Humber Bridge on Friday night. Atonal Black Metal on the stereo and a 3.5 V6 under the hood. I LOVE this car. Got there in 2 and a half hours. A new record. I know ths is all kryptonite to those of you who are indifferent to cars but I think i reached a state of automotive grace last night.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Tonight I went with David up to East Finchley to the Phoenix Cinema for a screening of The Wicker Man followed by a short talk by the films director Robin Hardy. Here's David showing Robin the feature we did for Dazed And Confused magazine about the films locations in Scotland on the 30th anniversary of it's release. Don't think he'd seen it before and seemed both pleased and bemused by it. Aren't I a geeky film spod?
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
James Endacott. I love james. We had lunch today in a Pizza joint in Soho. I was meant to fly to Dundee to watch his band The View with him and Jamie James tomorrow but the complications of air travel have sabotaged the trip. Oh well, hope he's up for some powerboat racing on Sunday. If you live in London it pays to look up sometimes. We never see any skies so most of us just look down at the pavement. If you look up you see on what a knife edge this city exists on and might come to the conclusion (as I did tonight) that the city is becoming alot more like the city in the film Bladerunner all the time.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Don't know how I managed to be talked into it but I went to see "The Break Up" at the cinema tonight. I would rather have had all my skin peeled off slowly while slowly dying of cancer. Don't go and see it. It seemed to distill into an hour and a half all the things that are wrong with this world and our bankrupt and perverse popula r culture. On a lighter note here's Steve 'Neon' Beech. He's Front Magazines Art Director and sees the world differently to you and I. While we see subtle shades of light and colour Neon just sees very bright and colourful lights all around him. All the time. Bit like in the film Tron. Nissan 350Z arriving for a few days tomorrow.