Monday, 22 December 2008

The lost boy

This kid, had the tattoos done when he was 17. He’s only 18 now. I think he’s in a band too.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Oh well then, I guess that's it.

I used to enjoy popping into Woolies on a Saturday, staring at all the bright plastic colours, just before going to the cafe. Somehow visiting the pound shop, just wont be the same.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Twisted Christmas

I went to see Twisted Christmas at the Barbican, Thursday night.
A cluster of musicians rearranging Christmas classics whilst singing a few festive songs of their own too. Personally I thought some of the musicians missed the point or perhaps they were just crap, other acts were pretty ace. Daniel Knox, stood out for me and this chap Matthew Robins with his Shadow puppet show too.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Big Daddy amigo.

Went to see the Lucha Libre last night at the Roundhouse in Camden. Very, very, entertaining. Midget wrestlers, serious looking wrestlers and transvestite wrestlers all the way from Mexico. Matt Reynolds, El-Gavino and the Skidmore. were in attendance for this big kid day out.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Barkingside Bovril

Popped over to Matt Goddin's, on Saturday. I foolishly joined in on a cocktail spree; I made one too and called it Barkinside Bovril, even though the finished product was blue? I followed this by a platter of fine cheese. Yes, I should know better at my age. Still, it was a good laugh and nice to see some familiar faces.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future

Part 1 : The past. Soho of old.
Met up with the Dailytitlow, James, Laura (that'll be James' missus) and Johnny logic ( not pictured, for some reason). We quaffed a few beers in the Coach and Horses, one of Francis Bacon's old drinking establishments. The place does have character and kind of reminds me of Caravan holidays as a kid; just a little bit pikey, but somehow nice and cosy too.

Part 2 : The present. Soho today.
The Dailytitlow and I, batted on to the Soho House Hotel for a few late tipples. I guess this is the modern, new-age Soho. Private drinking clubs and late night hotel bars. Put it all on the tab and can I get a good wifi connection? Still, it's a pleasant experience, you don't spend ages waiting at the bar and you can always pretty much get a seat. Which is a bonus in London these days.

Part 3 : The future. On my way home.
I love the mosaics at Tottenham Court Road tube station. I remember when they installed them. Mainly because one of them is the Bionic man, and being a small kid at the time, Steve Austin was a hero. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi designed the mosaics and I find that they are very nice to gaze at, especially when you're a bit drunk on the way home. I should imagine millions of people use that station and never knowing that Steve Austin is keeping a safe eye over them. Almost like a modern day Angel if you like.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

I'm the hangman.

Woo yeah! right on! We managed to break an all new record with in November.
80 million page turns with 1.8 million unique users. Nuts is now the biggest Men's lifestyle website in the UK. Fact. I'm used to working for magazines that are on the brink of closing, I guess I don't have to worry to much about getting made redundant. Well, for not for the time being anyway. The trouble with Nuts is, I always tend to feel that I should have chosen a more creative path. However, when I have those days, wondering how I sleep at night, from doing the devils work. 'I'm the Hangman' song from the series Snuffbox, springs to mind. Some lyrics below...

I knew I’d go to hell, on judgement day

Why should I feel so sad
The hours are good and the monies not bad

I think of all the jobs that I could have gone in to
Sweeping up parks, driving trains to Waterloo
I could have been a painter or the worlds greatest wit

I could have been a sailor, but the hat didn’t fit.

I’m the hang man.

Hangman song in it's full entirety.