Monday, May 31, 2010


" I go ahead and say the worst possible thing. "Very Cute." This is why I should adhere to Rule 2.
In the ensuing silence, I have time to contemplate the word cute - how dismissive it is, how it's the equivalent of calling someone little, how it makes a person into a baby, how the word is a neon sign burning through the dark reading, "Feel Bad About Yourself."
And then finally she says, "Not my favourite adjective."

- Will Grayson, Will Grayson

By David Levithan and John Green



Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bad Town Blues Video


Here's a video for Bad Town Blues, made by the boys from Ladybird. It's been around for a while but today we put our new recording of Bad Town Blues to it and up-loaded it at a way nicer quality.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just Kids

"I don't consider writing a quiet, closet act.
I consider it a real physical act.
When I'm home writing on the typewriter, I go crazy.
I move like a monkey.
I've wet myself, I've come in my pants writing."
--Patti Smith


Patti Smith promised Robert Mapplethorpe that one day she would write the story of their life together, Just Kids is it. I've been wanting to blog about this for sometime because it's one of the best books I've read in a while. I always find Patti Smith's music confronting in the best kind of way, but her writing is different. There is a real humbleness to the way she tells this story. And a really beautiful humour and affection in the way that she talks about all the characters she and Robert were involved with in the art and music scene of New York during the 60's and 70's, when they lived their firstly as a couple and then as very best pals.

Patti Smith was a music journalist for the likes of Rolling Stone magazine and there is a really nice part in the book where she describes how she feels about music reviewing. She says that she was never really interested in critiquing bands but rather in making lesser known music known to a wider audience.

You can find more of Patti Smith's writing at


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Crazy Cow

I have just started taking photos again, and this was the result of a low-light flash experiment.

Gladeyes Playing Saturday 8th of May


For the Proud Mary Club Night at 4:20 on K'rd. We're on around 10:30, so come along!




Charles Bukowski
from: Love is A Mad Dog From Hell

I don't know how many bottles of beer
I have consumed while waiting for things
to get better
I dont know how much wine and whisky
and beer
mostly beer
I have consumed after
splits with women-
waiting for the phone to ring
waiting for the sound of footsteps,
and the phone to ring
waiting for the sounds of footsteps,
and the phone never rings
until much later
and the footsteps never arrive
until much later
when my stomach is coming up
out of my mouth
they arrive as fresh as spring flowers:
"what the hell have you done to yourself?
it will be 3 days before you can fuck me!"

the female is durable
she lives seven and one half years longer
than the male, and she drinks very little beer
because she knows its bad for the figure.

while we are going mad
they are out
dancing and laughing
with horney cowboys.

well, there's beer
sacks and sacks of empty beer bottles
and when you pick one up
the bottle fall through the wet bottom
of the paper sack
spilling gray wet ash
and stale beer,
or the sacks fall over at 4 a.m.
in the morning
making the only sound in your life.

rivers and seas of beer
the radio singing love songs
as the phone remains silent
and the walls stand
straight up and down
and beer is all there is.