Tuesday, 30 June 2009
See Right Through Me
Excited to be supporting Wookie and Sticky!
Monday, 29 June 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
"He feels underwater, caught in chains of transparent slime, ... ghosts of urgent ejaculations he has spat into the bodies of mild women."
Labels: John Updike
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Goes to the same gym as me . No kidding. He has a really big dick. Serious fam
Labels: Big dicks
Playing records at WORK IT this Saturday
Monday, 15 June 2009
Saturday, 13 June 2009
ONLY BUILT FOR LATE LINKS
Friday, 12 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
ANGRY YOUNG MAN BOOKS
Did this for Platform recently.
I remember my mum saying, “if you’re bored, why not read a book?”. Until I was 18, this seemed like an infuriating and ludicrous suggestion and was often thwarted by other distractions such as Nintendo 64. I still feel similar at times today but reading is actually really good for making you look and feel intelligent. If you don’t want to read the whole thing then you can always just read the summaries and then pretend you have read the whole thing. However, you might want to buy the books as well (to display them on shelves for when people come over, obviously). Here is a selection of books that explore all the angsty, life-is-meaningless-so-lets-drink-spirits-and-take-drugs problems that you keep bottled up inside.
Catcher in The Rye - J.D. Salinger
This is probably the quintessential “angry young man book” and for a good reason too. It’s really good. Characterized by drunkenness loneliness and a hatred towards the “phonies”. The prematurely grey Holden has failed sexual encounters, is beaten up by a pimp, expelled from school and sustains a major dislike for competitive sport all whilst being extremely disillusioned with everything, ever.
“Sex is something I really don’t understand too hot. You never know where the hell you are. I keep making up these sex rules for myself, and then I break them right away. Last year I made a rule that I was going to quit horsing around with girls that, deep down, gave me a pain in the ass. I broke it, though, the same week I made it - the same night, as a matter of fact.” - J.D. Salinger
L’Etranger - Albert Camus
A great read for bouts of nihilism, perhaps for when a girlfriend has dumped you or for other times of extreme tragedy. L’Etranger, in short, is a story of a young clerk who loses his mother; attends her funeral; returns to the office; takes out a girl or two; goes on a visit to a friend; joins in an obscure dispute; lets off a gun; kills a man; is tried and condemned to death. It’s basically all about there being no room for morals -He did this, but be might just as well have done that, this and that are equally unimportant. We search for a meaning, but we discover that there is no meaning; and that is the only meaning. Basically do what the fuck you like because it doesn’t matter.
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” - Albert Camus
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
If you still live with your mum, are overweight, a complete fantasist and find the idea of work both confusing and terrifying, then this is your book. The hero, (and he is a hero) goes to the movies to mock them, has a disdain for all modern technology and pop culture, a love of food and odd masturbatory dreams and a tendency to bore his friends. I hate nothing more than seeing someone laugh out loud whilst reading but this truly hilarious book made me stoop to such levels.
“I am at this moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.” - John Kennedy Toole
Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell
George’s first full novel describes his time “slumming it” in both Paris and London, although it’s a little picturesque at times its probably a lot worse than your French exchange trip or the month you spent living in a squat in Camberwell. Lots of bohemian characters interjected with lots of starvation, sleeping rough and alcohol abuse punctuate his time in both cities working in shitty restaurants for seventeen hour shifts. Probably worse than the catering agency you work for.
“It is a feeling of relief, almost of pleasure, at knowing yourself at last genuinely down and out. You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them, and you can stand it. It takes off a lot of anxiety.” - George Orwell
Money - Martin Amis
This is a pretty grim read really. John Self, a young advertising director, jets back and forth from London and Paris, eats large amounts of junk food, sleeps with hookers, feeds his pornography habit, drinks extremely heavily, passes out and spends a lot of money. Sort of similar to American Psycho but without the ultra violence. Cynical to the point of no return.
“Money doesn’t mind if we say it’s evil, it goes from strength to strength. It’s a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.” - Martin Amis
WORDS : ALEX HISLOP
ILLUSTRATION : WILL HUTSON
Monday, 8 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
CONSPIRICIES DONT EXIST AND USING LONG WORDS ONLY SERVES TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR STUPIDITY
Friday, 5 June 2009
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Waiting For Godot
I recently saw the new production of Waiting For Godot with my mum. It was pretty good apart from the fact that Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen ham it up like some huge oozing New York deli sandwhich on the brink of going off. I think Beckett would be really pissed off with their "we are old and famous and therefore anything we do is good" perfomance . The highlight for me was when the usher flipped out at an old lady for filming the play , she was awkwardly forced to delete the contents of her camera. I am not a huge fan of plays as i always get the impression that everyone is pretending to be more interested than they actually are and think that it is somehow better for them to see a play rather than a film. Secretly, they are yearning to see Terminator Salvation or Night At The Museum 2 . Amongst all the nihilism , waiting, despair and minimal set pieces i couldn't stop thinking about Star Trek the next generation and in turn X Men : The Last Stand , one of Ian and Patrick's more dynamic on screen partnerships.
Labels: Waiting For Godot