Friday, 26 March 2010

Christina Agui-GaGa

New album art work:

"I was able to explore and create a fresh, sexy feel using both electronic and organic elements with subject matter ranging from playful to introspective." creating a pseudo-organic sound scape using layering of artificial sound, just like Yeasayer then ; )

What a Drag

A dick of different variety provides a welcome break from the usual wank-a-thon.
Genius indeed.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Camel Toe

Kick the habit with some hot hosiery courtesy of Lazy Oaf.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

In The Loop

Lifted from the new Liars record, Sisterworld, a double-disc affair which brings together a deft mix of "reinterpretations" by friends of the band. Bradford Cox opts for stuck-on-a-merry-go-round style spin on "Here Comes All the People", which marries stretched out vocals and harp-like effects dragging the original miles away from his final destination.

Friday, 12 March 2010

"Tempt Not a Desperate Woman"

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it" - Oscar Wilde.

Lessthan-space-three. Zara shoes i NEED you.


The final collection. A poetic interpretation of the dark ages, regal romance and religious iconography provided a powerful reminder of the unique visionary and unadulterated talent the Fashion World has lost.


Charity Case

In these dark economic times, oh who am i kidding, in your early twenties the allure of the thrift store has never seemed greater. The stench of decrepit size 20 t-shirts, dust and cheap air freshener becomes strangely comforting, the gamble of finding a gem increasingly additive.
if you're anything like me the arduous ritual of sifting through the vinyl box often degenerates in to nothing more than a 'flash card' exorcise starring James Last.
It's not often i walk away with a plastic carrier bulging with cut-price Vinyl. With such an eclectic mix spanning generations how can you possible sift the grain from the chaff? Should you judge a record by it's sleeve?

This thrift Shop record roulette has spawned one of he most fascinating music documentaries of the last few years. The project executed by Dublab with assistance from Stones Throw sees four L.A.-based beat-makers, each with their own distinctive style, sent into local thrift shops in search of five used records (apiece) that they'd subsequently use to craft four brand new songs. 5 Dollars, No drum machines, instruments or synths; Make Do and Mend.

The process is documented start to finish although it's the journey itself that's most captivating. Each documents the very personal process of sifting through the vast piles of unloved records as we join them through the highs (Useful Lounge covers of rock classics) and the lows (Streisand after Streisand),

Well, that's all well and good but surely anyone can fashion a Glee Friendly mash-up of 'Memories' and 'Smoke On the Water'. Here these beat masters show they're truly at the top of their game, artfully dissecting each drum beat, riff and vocal to produce a track which perfectly captures the essence of their own personal style.

J. Rocc carves himself a laid back, funk-fueled rap beat from the most bizarre of sources. Poo-Bah Records' Ras G turns in a skittering raga jam that plays with loops and clunky keys whilst Ninjatune producer Daedelus creates an archetypal psychedelic electronic sound scape. Finally 'Nobody' offers a chilled out piano and organ heavy offering, each great in its own unique way. The records are then discussed, pressed and released back in to their natural habitat; The Thrift Store complete with specially designed sleeve. A true inspiring Geeky treat for music fans across the board.


Hanging Up

The LONGEST virgin mobile ad' commissioned.

The premise: a pop-art masterpiece and social commentary on Young America's all-consuming reliance on media and technology.

The Reality: merely scaffolding supporting the infrastructure of a weak and poorly constructed pop song. a self-indulgent, sprawling 9-minuet mess

Best Bit: B' does Bettie Page, Nicotine eye ware.

Worst bit: The INCESSANT product placement. The cheap penis comment, let the thong speak for itself.


SAD. and i do love her so.


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

"Put me Back On My Bike"

Those immortal words uttered by British cycling legend Tom Simpson minutes before he collapsed mid-way up Mount Ventoux's grueling ascent. In a slightly less dramatic scenario set in a small Nottinghamshire suburb as the sun shines it's definitely time for me to dust the cobwebs off of my spokes, oil my breaks and grit my teeth as my bicycle beckons.

Queue Wish List: Sophie

Shady Laydeez

As the sun finally blinks a few rays of golden tears and beams a welcoming smile to spring it's finally acceptable to cover the scars of the 'night before' with some stylish eye ware! It's been a long winter and for surviving this far alone we deserve a treat. adopting Ray Mears style survival skills hasn't been easy; hoisting our snoods halfway up our faces to disguise bags, blemishes and more flaky skin than one would see in a whole Head & Shoulders Ad'. But the time is nigh! we can finally put on our over-sized sunnies without fear of looking like a 'Priory Princess' or A-list A-hole. Here's the pick of the pack for SS10.

Keeping it traditional with Ga Ga style Vintage Vercarces.

Above and Below: 'Wanging IT!' Alexander Wang SS10!
Peek-a-BOO! Ga Ga Style novelty vintage shades from Wild Clothing.
Cool For Cats, Lazy Oaf Shades.

Top Shop. Round and Round we go.