Sunday, 23 May 2010

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Thursday, 2 April 2009


I possess the balance of the first draft of the millenium bridge and the poise of Roy 'Chubby' Brown so I feel it's time to put this into practice and start skateboarding. I'm optimistic and with my birthday coming up I think I can warrant buying my own skateboard and start rolling slowly about my area on the lookout for rails and benches and elderly people to terrorise.

I've been out 'skateboarding' twice in the last few weeks.

It all reminds me of being 13 and my failure to skateboard.

"You know some people aren't made to do something but they want to do it a lot, so instead they write about it." The words of wisdom instilled by my friend earlier.


The newspapers and my letter box are getting filled with more and more vouchers. I know the financial world is in a bad way but to me this means more £1.99 Big Macs and buy one get one free Pizzas. Also bottled water is getting cheaper. This is brilliant because my diet currently consists of bottled water and Big Macs.

Monday, 16 March 2009


It's not new, he's not new, but it's been reignited. It being my like for Spike that is. Not content with creating numerous brilliant music videos that I always enjoy telling people to watch (watch Sabotage). So I got his DVD out of the university library (it's from the Directors Label series that also do the Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham and Anton Corbijn DVDs), and I went ahead with cutting straight to his Documentaries, the music videos could wait.

I watched through them and the stand out for me was a 30 minute documentary of the making of a video for Fat Lip, of 90s hip hop collective Pharcyde.

What's Up Fat Lip? deals with Fat Lip, Derrick Stewart, and the concept is a series of simple interviews throughout the creative process of the music video. It's witty, clever, tragic and beautiful which seem to be the four things that sit on my current 'to view' check list.

It's the access and the way it slowly reveals so much about this man. Fat Lip is a poet, he's vulnerable, he's on the verge of looking for a job and he isn't some angry coke dealing murderer, he's just an honest guy who wants to make things.

It's worth tracking down the DVD for his Transvestite story.

It's also worth tracking down for his Clown dance at two bemused Security guards.

In other news... Where the Wild things are is shaping up to be worthwhile as well, I'm judging it all on the film poster, which is a good effort.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Paul Merton

"I cannot speak to people in France but I can make a very bad trowel"

Friday, 13 March 2009

Stewart Lee

My day at home writing has been made better by comedian Stewart Lee.