Thursday, July 31, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
I saw The Dark Knight last night - a sucker for the hype I'd had my expectations raised through the roof (imdb users for example have given the film a staggering 9.4 average rating making it AHEM the greatest film of all time http://www.imdb.com/chart/top Warner Brothers have certainly made sure that the hype machine has kicked into overdrive). Anyways it was VERY GOOD - Heath Ledger certainly delivered a stunning performance as The Joker - and there are some incredible sections of the film (the car chase / joker incarceration is an amazing centrepiece) BUT it has elements of it that slightly let it down for me (the bullet fingerprint section, the quite literally stupid mobile phone as eyes....erm, what??!) but overall it's worth checking out on the big screen. And the way it ends leaves it open for a futher film....
My main man Sculpture would make a good character in a comic book film. Here he is performing live at The Elevator Gallery last week which I was going to attend but events conspired against me...
Don't forget that Detachments are playing live at Meat Raffle on Saturday night at Catch on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch. There will also be a DJ set from Simon A. Carr.
Detachments LIVE at 11pm
Simon A. Carr DJ Set at 12 midnight
Plus it's free!!! What more do you want? Sit in the sunshine all day and then come see (hear?) some amazing music!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Adele - 19
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Burial - Untrue
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Estelle - Shine
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep in the North Sea
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
As usual its a bunch of middle ground non-risk taking SHIT. Apart from Radiohead (do Thom and the boys really need the money or the recognition though...?) as In Rainbows is really really good. And Burial Untrue is a staggering work of genius. I wonder who will collect the award and the cheque if Burial won? Will he wear a mask? I have a sneaking feeling Burial might win it - after all Portishead, Tricky and Massive Attack are all back gigging again it's almost like 1995 again when Dummy won. Burial for the prize if only to see dinner parties up and down the land discussing the world of dubstep and garage!
The rest is a pile of crap. Bitter They Came From The Stars didn't get nominated?? Never.....
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
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To cause to behave or move nervously or restlessly.
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2. One that fidgets.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
When I said the Brand Manager of Magners I DEFINITELY meant MAGNERS. Not MANGOES. Just to be clear. Nothing against Mangoes of course.