27 Apr 2008

Saturday Sun day

Had a nice little skate at South Bank, despite the Dutch festival.

23 Apr 2008

Art pt4

Spatial Concept `Waiting' by Lucio Fontana, 1960.

You know that scene in Ferris Bueller where Cameron has a proper 'moment' while staring into that Seurat painting? That happened to me the first time I stood in front of this. This is one of my (and Lu's) favourite ever pieces of art and you can see it in the Tate Modern.

17 Apr 2008

'87 - that was my favourite shit, god...

May not have been '87, but close enough. I have lost nearly all my old copies of R.A.D, but remember this advert like it was yesterday. By the way, the other end of that blue ledge that Jonah is skating, is where I got closest in my life to actually dying. From www.whenwewasrad.co.uk.

15 Apr 2008

10.05 a.m - Where I'm at

Listening to: NIN, 21 Ghosts III.
Looking at: Battersea power station on the horizon, across the river Thames.
Drinking: free coffee.
Reading Rilke:

If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no indifferent place.

Art pt3

So I thought adding Giger would be the blog equivalent of having a Reservoir Dogs poster on your bedroom wall, right? Seminal, one-of-a-kind etc but too obvious? Meh.

11 Apr 2008

Book Launch last night

Book launch at the Cornell Spaceship Gallery last night, went well - though you’ll have to take my word for it because like the goober I am, I forgot my camera.

However I thought I’d post anyway just to say well done to my lovely wife for organising the whole thing. As usual it was months of hard work ending with a very successful event.

Click the title to link to the Smashed Landscape page and visit the gallery if you’re in the area.

8 Apr 2008

Spoken Word night

10.30p.m. Just got back from a reading at Moonbows in Brockley. Went pretty well. The next Open Mic night there is actually on my birthday - Tues May 6th at 8pm. So if any of you fancy coming down to hear some poems and buy me a drink, then do so.

Also I've been thinking about death quite a bit recently, and though Jake and me were discussing the down side of constantly posting YouTube clips on our blogs, seeing as he loaned me all his Iron and Wine CD's, I had to put this on here as it's one of the most beautiful songs about death that I know. Night night:

2 Apr 2008

I know who killed me


I used to have conversations on film titles with an old friend of mine wherein, the film in question HAD to contain the title somewhere in the dialogue (‘man – remember that time we were in that Reservoir with all those Dogs? That kind of thing) .

Well, I put aside an hour and a half of my life to watch this last night. It involves Lindsay Lohan playing a stripper who doesn’t actually take her clothes off, a robot hand, and obviously an evil twin. And near the end she actually uses the line ‘I know who killed me…’.   Great stuff.