Thursday, 3 June 2010
went to see my sisters boyfriends band "audiovisuals" in Camden on Tuesday night. theyre a new band and ive been following them for a while now, theyve been working their way through this new band's competition, leaving all manner of other bands in their wake of destruction. tuesday was a big one, if they got through this on a show of hand after their set they were gonna play at the Forum in Kentish Town.
now ive been going to see friends bands for ages now and its pretty much always the same, its good fun, you know the songs your mates are there. however tuesday night was a bit different, they came on, 4th out of seven bands to play that night and absolutely killed it! everyone got right down the front and i dunno how it happened but some guys got a bit excited, and got everyone going, people on each others shoulders, girls flinging themselves at the stage a mini mosh pit and even a croudsurfer! hilarious, the atmosphere was like a food fight at alcatraz!
the guys were on top form, with George blaring out songs that im sure will one day be classics, seb loving the lead guitar role was on the drum kit for a period of time not to mention almost getting the guitar torn from his frantic fingers on more than one occasion danny was pulling shapes and keeping and thrashing it down, and tom, the machine, as always was topless by midway throughout the set thumping away and drenched in sweat and vibes. the best audience reaction to a friends band i have ever seen.
needles to say they got through and are gonna play the Forum on the 3rd of July. be there if you want some genuinely thrilling new live music from 4 of north-west London's loveliest ladzz, haha
check out the full set of images at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23785701@N03/sets/72157624070077263/
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
im currently reading "down an out in paris and london" by george orwell on request from a friend. its really really good. talking all about poverty and not having enough money to eat for 5 days and working in the underground kitchens of paris, but all the while keeping pretty darn upbeat about the whole situation. from an english perspective.
and we think we have it bad money wise as students......
definitely read this book.
got me thinking what gonna happen when i leave this lovely warm cozy university next year....
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
in late march this year me and another 90 odd students and tutors from the communications school of Kingston University went on an amazing trip to San Francisco.
as soon as we returned facebook was flooded with 'san francisco' photo albums, so much so that it was impossible to look at everyones images.
as a response to this i decided to compile a showreel of the very best of out san francisco photography.
the brief was to send in only your best 2 images from san francisco, on of the people one of the place, the images had to be square format to coincide with an exhibition we put on following the trip which was based around making work to either a 12" LP or 7" EP size.
this proved a interesting exercise in editing and deciding who to sum up a whole trip in just 2 images. i feel everyone has done a great job.
compiled by myself and Oli O'Neill
music is "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Mayer Hawthorne
as a response to our year's trips to san fran and berlin we put on a show about the sounds of the places,
work had to be sized either 7"x7" (ep) or 12"x12" (lp) in regard to record sizes.
the show as great fun, i didn't have this blog before it happened to give anyone a heads up but i thought i still may as well mention it!
there were some really cool pieces, i managed to enter 3 photos taken in San Fran with my Holga camera which is slowly falling apart but still taking some nice photos
just check that guitar intro!
also the video is the weirdest thing i have ever seen some random mask orgy and some pretty crude effects!
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
this is from his live album/performance 'Big Time'. the whole of big time is like an amazing messed up new years hootenanny with joolz holland. everything about it is ultimately cool; the way they cut between different performances in the same song and the whole theatricality of it.
I love everyting about this, the music is amazing, David Byrne can rock it all by himself.
i also really love rhe typography, the way they line up all the words whatever length into a box by stretching some out and squashing some.
the cinematography also rocks