2 things to point out before I start this post
1) yep I said I didn't like the first song that much
2) there is very little reason to blog about music unless you have heard it
but I've just seen the line up of the Swagger Like Us remix which is meant to be on the Blueprint 3
who has enough swagger to rival that line up?
Fuck The Rain Umbrella, available at Art. Lebedev Studio.
Three and a half years ago, Frank Warren handed out self-addressed postcards to strangers in his home town and asked them to post the cards back with a secret written on them. He recieved hundreds of responses. Even after he stopped handing out the postcards, Warren continued to recieve anonymous secrets from people all over the world.
I can't remember where I first read about the 'PostSecret' project (although I think I vaguely remember the submissions being published in The Guardian Weekend magazine) but watching this short film on BBC News the other week reminded me what an inspired idea it was/is.
Warren posts a selection of the secrets he receives every week on PostSecret.Com. If you have the urge to get something off your chest you can send your secret to:
13345 Copper Ridge Rd
Or if that all sounds a bit long, you could always post it - anonymously or otherwise! - in the Comments section below. The perfect way to offload some emotional baggage on a Monday afternoon.
140 Grime St
Hunting We Will Go Ft Ghetto
These Mcs Ft Skepta
Anywhere We Go Ft Wiley
Seems Like Things Have Changed
Don't Come Around Here
I Stand By It
Soldier Ft Mikey J
I Like It
Aim For The Sky
Thoughts? Are you gonna buy it?
Waited to long for this!
Hood rat, crack whore
Closet drunk, bathtub
Stepchild, freak show
Black girl, bad hair
Broad nose, cold stare
Tap shoes, Broadway
Creative black, Love song
Stupid words, erased song
Gun shots, orange house
Dead man walking with a dirty mouth
Spoiled milk, stale bread
Welfare, bubonic plague
Record deal, light bulb
Keep back kid not corporate thug
Breast cancer, common cold
HIV, lost hope
Overweight, self esteem
Misfit, broken dream
Fish tank, small bowl
Closed minded, dark hold
Cybergirl, droid control
Get away now they trying to steal your soul
Microphone, one stage
Street fight, bloody war
Instigators, third floor
Promiscuous child, broken heart
Heroin user, coke head
Final chapter, death bed
Plastic sweat, metal skin
Metallic tears, mannequin
Carefree, night club
Closet drunk, bathtub
White house, Jim Crow
Dirty lies, my regards
Gotta love her
It's showing at the BFI Film Festival but all the tickets are gone already... have to wait for your local arthouse cinema I reckon.
but can he follow it up?
What do you think of the tune?
What do you think of the video?
SINK or SWIM?
Robert Englund & Jenna Jameson...for real...this is no Joke.
Hey I love Jenna & Robert Englund...I am gonna see this piece of Trash just for the hell of it...
CLOTHES ON or CLOTHES OFF
No luck right now, gets dropped by his label and offers to play a charity gig in the UK only to be picked up in the airport for some unexplained reason...
The show will feature a presenter each week, like the Muppets, and is going to be directed by South Park writer John Kimmel.
So people...SINK or SWIM?
I have been wanting to post up about Drums Of Death for a while but I thought i'd wait until the EP dropped... now it's finally here. It's too much! Really, reaaally sick. DOD's track 'Breathe' has been on heavy rotation for the largest part of the summer and I am still not bored of it. Breathe's stabbing techno keys combined with a baseline that sounds like it's been sucked through a hoover gets me everytime. The EP has been released via tastemaker label, Greco-Roman Records. Drums Of Death killed at Glastonbury this year and will no doubt kill it at every other festival in 2009. Drums Of Death is currently supporting Hot Chip on their US Tour. Look out for this Scotsman, he has definately got NEXT!
Check out his music here.
(Below - Drums Of Death E.P. Cover)
Am I alone in thinking it's a little uncomfortable having girls as young 8 & 9 singing a song about kissing a girl and liking it?
Or am i just getting old?
The one where Carrie's laptop dies. Now its quite easy for lady folk to find a suitable Sex And The City reference for an array of everyday and some not so everyday occurrences. But this one was no joking matter to be discussed with the girls, instead, it cut deep and I went straight into mourning.
Opens this Friday at Brick Lane's The Loading Bay Gallery.
Over 40 new pieces of photography, sculpture, painting and silk screens.
11am-7pm, every day until 5th October. Free entry.
Come check it out!