Monday, 28 June 2010

New Stuff

Where The Wild Things Are Kubrick and BearBrick

SwanFest 2010 Badges. 2nd-4th July. Tickets are going Fast

Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar. Thanks to Lee from King Street Swap Meet for putting me on to this. His 12inch copy came with a real One Dollar bill.

T-Shirt News "Nigo does it himself"

DIY craft really is having a comeback.......

I just started to follow Nigo creator of a bathing ape/BAPE on Twitter. I was pleased to see that he is going back to his roots for their 17th Birthday by offering T-Shirt printing classes at some of his shops.

Whilst looking through some of his pictures I saw some cross promotion that the BAPE brand is famous for.

Did anyone actually use this for a wrestling match?

Hello Kitty Meeting Milo! Thats almost as big as when Superman met Muhammad Ali

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Stuff for you to do over the next week for free

The first Saints Summer Street Fair is this Sunday on St Peters St. Expect craft, vintage and food stalls. Look out for Kluck, Jessica Lucking and Mister Millerchip - who will be doing live drawing on the day.

Mix Medium Art Action at the Foundation Art show at Suffolk New College. Opening times are:-

23-25 June (9am-4pm)
26 June (10am-1pm)
28-30 June (9am-4pm)

Finally. Local artist Nick Sinclair has come back to Suffolk with his Country & Eastern photography exhibition, at the University Campus Suffolk water front building. The Exhibition Includes some of the last pictures of Johny Cash and his wife June Carter.

Andrew WK

Earlier this week I heard this song on an advert for T4 on the beach. I remember when it first came out in 2001, I thought it was so stupid it was a sure fire hit. I was wrong.

A friend of mine who had studied music said "this is ridiculous, the whole song is just a chorus". It was nice to hear it again.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


I was on Holiday last month and whilst taking photos I noticed that our friends on the continent are not afraid of the word Disco. Here it's a bit of a dirty word that conjures up images of afro wigs and flared trouser. Recently I have been listening to some selected Disco that I thought I would share with you.

If you have not listened to decent disco I would say it's worth checking out, especially if you are in to acts like LCD Soundsystem, any indie band that have used a cow bell, or House music (I thought the Duck Sauce track was genius until I heard "I can do it" and realised it was more like a re-edit).

Studio 54 DJ booth

This is in no way a definitive list, but if you have a BBQ coming up in the next few weeks stick them on a play list.

P.S. The Native New Yorker track has a terrible intro but keep with it.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

Hey look! It's Uprocker Andy and boy does he look happy.

We took a lunchtime trip to see Pixelh8's Childhood Remixed project/exhibition/toy fetish event at the Town Hall Galleries and were impressed enough to write this blog.

On show are a range of circuit bent toys to play with, showing how 99p car boot sale purchases can be turned into musical instruments.

You can have fun watching a friend get into an NES version of Mario before you ruin it by playing around with Pixelh8's added image and sound distortion controls, which meant Andy fell down a hole and got angry.

He's actually really good at Mario.

Best of all though are Pixelh8's centre pieces. Literally speaking, a group of toys are placed in the middle of the room.

A big button is pressed and the drums, operation patient's red nose, xylophone etc play along to a chiptune beat...whilst Raphael and the Battle Cat look on.

We got most carried away, though, with the machine that Andy is pictured playing. It's a computer hooked up to a toy (also pictured), and you can loop each individual element, bell, balls etc and make like you're in Hot Chip.

Words can't do it justice. Certainly not these words anyway.

So...check it out. Pixelh8 will be eating Haribo there most of this week, so go say hello. He's very friendly.

Childhood Remixed