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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Post Boxing Day

Today has been a mix of sun-snoozing and reading "a crime classic by the creator of The Wire" Homicide by David Simon.

So here's the recent internetty goodies:
Upcoming music from the divine Patrick Wolf. From what I've heard, it's as stunningly melodic as ever with an extra soupcon of hardedge. Love.

The coolest screensaver - spotted courtesy of Nubby Twiglet. Turns your monitor into a modernist clock.

Classic NZ music vids from the New Zealand Film Archive - Ready to Roll

Reasons to be glad NZ Christmas is in summer - holiday sweaters.

My book of the year online - Perfumes: the Guide

Cute onesies from Threadless - plus a nicely literary t.

TV t-shirts from the Holy Moly shop - especially The Wire ones. Where's the Stringer Bell one?

Like this I Claudius referencing music vid "Direct Hit" by Art Brut

Reason #1 to buy an iPod - this old skool boombox from Rough Trade

I am going back to my old swatches - and helped me identify the ones I have:
Nadia Comaneci
Piero Fornasetti
And finally - some beautiful libraries.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

I've been finding some Christmas tunes with a difference:
The wonderful Mark Vidler of Go Home Productions has gifted us with Christmas Stuffing - a melange featuring Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, The Sex Pistols, Boston etc. Yum.

Blog Songs:Illinois has done a groovy Christmas mix featuring tasty morsels like Christmas Is For Losers by Mike Nicolai, I Hate Fucking Christmas (live) by Steve Poltz, Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis by Neko Case and my personal fave title What Do You Give A Wookie For Christmas? -Savanteous Q Malmsteen.

This is not a Christmas video, but tis about the "The expense of spirit in a waste of shame". Kinda.


Monday, December 08, 2008

This life

Have your say - on Public Address's Word of the Year. Last year Te Qaeda was the winner. This year, looks like a variation on roflnui could take out the title.

Remember the 90s Brit series This Life? There's a follow up thingie - This Life + 10 (UKTV, 8.30pm). The actors playing the very fanciable Miles (Jack Davenport) and Egg (Andrew Lincoln) are recognisable, having gone on to do other movies and telly. Anna was a bloody strong feisty Scot, brilliantly portrayed by Daniella Nardini, here she is with Miles.

Kermit does LCD soundsystem "NY I love you" (courtesy of The Guardian)

More proof that Kimi Raikkonen is delishdelish from Tag Heuer

Want a movie that combines Mad Max, zombie flicks, Aliens, and Excalibur? Plus soundtrack featuring Adam and the Ants, Siouxie and the Banshees and Fine Young Cannibals? Aston Martins? Oh and Malcolm McDowell? You know you do ... it's Doomsday and it is so bad it's good.

What a great article (and title) - Smelly Masterpieces by Angus Trimble - a critique of Perfumes by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez.

I did a double take when I saw this Guardian article ... Afghan-born Prix Goncourt winner Atiq Rahimi is the doppelganger of our beloved Nicholas Cave, is he not?

'Le freak' c'est chic on model circuit - The Age

The gorgeous Joan from Mad Men - Ginger Va Va Voom

My favourite band du jour - Boy Crisis (see their myspace:
effing genius awesome:
Boy Crisis is an American Proto-Post Popular Music Band from the United States following the Rhythm & Blues Tradition of such classic acts as The Ronettes and New Edition, carrying on the Great Western Tradition of cultural appropriation in an attempt to forge at least some semblance of interpersonally translatable empathy and compassion and at most, true love. Two useful terms a music journalist might feel compelled to use in describing them would be: "danceable" and "pop hooks." Boy Crisis is a "Brooklyn buzz band." They are well-liked in the blogosphere. They are hip and marketable to several youthy demographics. They have "crossover appeal." They have an "ethnic band member." Boy Crisis is a semi-cosmic cultural entity. Their spaced-out vibe is totally tubular. They are the conundrum of masculinity and youth. They are a limited liability corporation.

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