Tuesday, 29 April 2008

"Eggs in any form"

So today I went to the opening of the London centre of the cancer care charity that my dad is involved with and I met Jon Snow which has probably made my entire life. Words cannot describe how amazing he is. Even better was the fact that he didn't introduce himself to me as "Jon" but as "Jon Snow" (with a kind of "You better know who I am" tone).

That said, and on a more serious note, this charity does some seriously good work providing those who have been diagnosed with cancer with psychological and emotional support.
Check them out at: www.maggiescentres.org

Also, if you are into modern architecture you should have a look at their centres which have all been built by world famous architects such as Richard Rogers and Frank Gehry.

Here are a couple of pictures:


Monday, 28 April 2008

This man sums up everything I dislike about the world...

His death should be slow and painful.

Fuck his offensive tameness.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Record Reviews Pt 1.

This is a really random selection, but its based on relatively new records that I've picked up recently.

The Black Keys: Attack & Release

What happens when Dangermouse produces a blues record? Answer. An album that makes me want to grow a beard and get fucked up on whisky in some smoke-filled shithole bar in rural Tennesse.

Laura Marling: Alas, I Cannot Swim

Although this isn't a particularly amazing album, compared to the other "critically-acclaimed" female British singer-songwriters such as Lily Allen, Kate Nash & Adele, this is the best thing since sliced bread.

Fuck Buttons: Street Horrrsing

Despite what many people say, Fuck Buttons is an awesome band name and they have managed to create a record that I never thought I would hear: a noise record that its overwhelmingly and effortlessly beautiful. Whereas other noise artists like Merzbow make music that sounds quite similar to what I would imagine goes through a heroin addict's head once his supply has run dry, Fuck Buttons provide the methodone-soaked fuzzy warmth of the relief of that agony. Cool.

Blacklisted: Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God

I tried and tried to force myself to love this but the crushing disappointment that this record is only good and not great is worse than the time when, for my fifth birthday, instead of the new Power Rangers toy, I was given a pencil case.

A Silver Mt. Zion: 13 Blues For Thirteen Moons

"One million died to make this sound". Enough said really.

Broken Teeth: Demo

I've not heard this but this is my friend's review: 'In the singer's words, "WHAT THE FUCK?"'
Oh and their "Intro" is called "Teeth-tro"......... so I've figured I don't ever need to hear it to know its shit.

"Shit apron looks like shit dress"

I'm not even going to begin to take credit for finding this but I feel it must be posted. I was shown it a couple weeks back by a friend and its hilarity increases tenfold every time I watch it.

These guys should be HUGE.