Tuesday, September 27, 2005

.....and the award for photoshopped image of the day goes to...... Posted by Picasa

HELL is made slightly easier to bear...

...by watching THIS :)

I am in HELL.

And it's all thanks to Apple. The latest updates for itunes (5.0.01) have crashed my computer. Itunes has frozen, leaving the ipod unable to synchronize. I've finally sorted out all the mess, but it's meant rewinding back to an older version of itunes and losing all the additional song data. All of my playlists, ratings etc. have gone. Apple sucks :(

Sunday, September 25, 2005

It's a Sunday...And it feels like it.

The rain is coming down and the sky is slate grey. Back in Brighton for the weekend: I get the feeling that tonight might have to see me cooking some sort of comforting roast dinner *makes shopping list*
Chelsea Villa yesterday (we won 2-1) then a train back home reading every paper I could lay my hands on. Today I was going to investigate how to overwrite an old hard drive so I can finally get rid of an old desktop PC that's been thrown in a cupboard for years:turns out to wipe and overwrite could take several passes: each pass taking up to 12 hours.
*goes to shed, looks for BIG HAMMER*

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Back in Brighton for the night....

And am replete after a serious carbonara. I have a bottle of Sol and my cat curled up on my lap. How's today been? Odd, really. Felt great for the first half of it, then a wave of anger washed over me..Took until about 3pm for it to vanish. Finally got a promo copy of the Arctic Monkeys single...I know it's going to sound like sour grapes; but some of the magic of the demos is missing: the febrile energy and the insouciant swagger has been replaced by a businesslike grind. There's still time of course: this is the first of many..And their confidence will increase once the light of recognition shines upon them with full beams. However, it was the outsider stance of those early demos that appealed so much; will it still be there once they have a big deal in place? Once they have money to pay bills, sort their lives out? So many of the songs seem to concern themselves with what it's like to get the flick from the bouncers in a nightclub queue; this, patently, is going to change....And change for ever. What's next?

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Autumn postponed...

The sun is back today which is great... I have felt somewhat suffused with a bubbling sense of optimism this week; i'm not sure why, but equally, i'm not complaining.
Photo-session for Xfm this morning, followed by Eggs Benedict at The Hospital and some light Fopp-Shopping. Just listening to the new Laura Veirs single, then it's off to the studio.

Monday, September 19, 2005

So....that post i picked up:

*points down*
"You make me think of all the good things, you make me want to smile and try and sing like Frankie Lymon"
It's track six on this compilation. Also there's the mighty "Therese" by The Bodines and one of Primal Scream's finest (and least heard) moments: "Velocity Girl". I am a C86 fanzine editor all over again; i'm in heaven.

Back to work....

After a busy weekend...Friday night out partying with the estate agents in Brighton, then DJ-ing at Rob and Sarah's wedding on Saturday (aside: the best wedding food i've EVER eaten). Most of Sunday was spent lying on the sofa recuperating, then plotting a HUGE cauliflower cheese to repair body and mind (it worked)
Today, i've bought myself half a gig of SD memory for my PDA, picked up some post (more about that later) and sat on the train listening to Lowgold (gig next monday- Rah!) Thry're the perfect band for September, as the leaves turn and fall and the skies get clearer, colder and brighter. Winter? It's all in the mind.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Useful review of my new phone....

If you're thinking of finally dipping your toes into PDA waters :)

And here's some more shots of the latest board..would you look at the concave! it's like the old Magnusson "Hell Concave" or *gulp* the old Salba Bevel :) Posted by Picasa

...what a beatuiful board...can't wait to ride it! Posted by Picasa

Here's Lillie (after the road in Fulham) Tai...look at that face! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

This is where I am right now. Posted by Picasa

Here's the latest addition to the Quiver...check this bad boy..that's a 34" Skaterbuilt Deck with Trackers and Bulldog Conicals, looks good enough to eat :) Posted by Picasa

A little bit busy at the moment...

Got myself a new phone, which is great....but needs a little bit of effort to work out how to use it :) Anyone out there who's got my number..text me, it'll speed up the process!

Friday, September 09, 2005

A little rough round the edges today....

DJ-ed last night in Herne Hill for my mate Marcus, at an art gallery/bar.......
Tune of the night? The High Contrast remix of "Blue Orchid" by the White Stripes.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

This is wonderful....

It's a little like grouphug, but with less of the mindless directionless energy (and the gratuitous porn, which gets a little old....)
great stuff....(via Lolly)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Rules of Boozing....

All of 'em are good, but a special toast goes to number 26.

Free KLF album...

This seems to be made entirely of old KLF stuff glued together, but who cares? When the recipe is to make "something like Chill Out" I just don't care. (Keep following the links until you reach the speaker, then right-click and save)

Pop quiz....

Last night at the Gunmakers, in Clerkenwell. We won! Our team, Brave Kylie, triumphed over adversity and a ludicrously difficult anagram round. Came home to find that the Anthony and the Johnsons album had won the Mercury prize. Almost everyone I know seems to have won some cash betting on the outcome, Rah!
It's a beautiful sunny morning in the Bush, I may just stretch out and watch the clouds.

Monday, September 05, 2005

A milestone.

10,000 tunes on my ipod, but I just keep rolling along....
Might have a cull soon, I reckon there's about a thousand on there I could prolly do without. Oh and BTW, since last weeks Loft gig *points down* "Like" and "Time" have been on near-constant rotation...

Mind you....

If we're talking about opening lines....
"Well, i've been to Hastings, i've been to Brighton, i've been to Eastbourne too... so what?"
Is probably the greatest :)

Setting out your stall.....

As far as opening lines go:
"I love you more than I should, so much more than is good for me...." is WAY up there.
It's by Trespassers William, and is essential listening for a reflective monday morning. Go get it.
Busy weekend for me, was all over the airwaves, standing in for Adam Longworth on the Weekender, then for Eddy TM on last nights Remix. Did I have fun doing that? What do you think? It was almost a lock-in :)

Thursday, September 01, 2005

And this is in the middle of "Winter". Nick, this one's for you. Posted by Picasa

The Audience was a little like a reunion for aging fanzine editors of the late 80's. If there weren't at least 100 of us here, i'd be amazed. Posted by Picasa

So, here's that photographic proof. the loft, live at spitz. I cried three times, and i'm not ashamed to admit it (once each during "Time", "Why Does The Rain" and "Up The Hill And Down The Slope") Posted by Picasa

Great Cut Copy DJ mix...

(via Radio Babylon)

Time for a tidy-up...

I've sorted out the links *points >>>> that way*, including one to Last.fm which is the new incarnation of Audioscrobbler: it's got WAY more bells and whistles now, and as such, comes highly reccomended. About to get ready for the Spitz (see below), i'll take the camera with me, so expect photographic proof tomorrow.