Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Kate Bush

It's one of my favourite artist's birthday today

Kate Bush turns (whisper it) fifty

Here's a picture of her looking pretty awesome

and not so awesome...

Ah I don't mean it, she's still the best!


It's the simple things in life: Whiskers on kittens... Bright copper kettles... Warm woolen mittens... Oh, & dogs playing theremins.

MARS plays Theremin

This makes me happy. That really is all it takes.

Sunday, 13 July 2008


OK, there's a site called postsecret ( & every Sunday they put up postcards that readers have made with their deepest darkest secrets on. I saw this on it today & it made me laugh out loud :-D

Now that is some wierd shit!

The Worst Thing I've Ever Seen. Ever.

Courtesy of

horrendous. Bloodcurdling, hair-raising, horrid, horrific, abhorrent, abominable, appalling, atrocious, awful, cruel, despicable, detestable, dire, dreadful, excruciating, execrable, fearful, formidable, ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, harrowing, heinous, hideous, loathsome, mean, nasty, nefarious, obnoxious, repulsive, revolting, shocking, terrible, ugly, unbearable, ungodly, unpleasant, unspeakable, vile, lurid, macabre

What kind of pervert would wear this shit??!

I'm assuming they handed over money for them. This is how you know you do waaaay too many drugs.

How I Spend My Evenings

So here's how I spend my evenings: Going to gigs.

These are some of my most recent pictures >>>>

The Futureheads


Golden Silvers

Young Knives


Wild Beasts

they get two pictures because they're so lovely...


Liam Finn

Hercules & Love Affair


This is how close I was....front row you know!

...and with a little zoom...


Shit photo - I got there too late to get a decent place to stand :-(

Black Kids

And coming up in the next couple of weeks I have >>>

Liam Finn (again), Esser, Jeremy Warmsley & So So Modern on the Transgressive Summer Tour
Wetdog Album Launch
Wild Beasts (again)

Friday, 4 July 2008

Homesick? Me...?

Hmmm. There's a strong possibilty that I may be feeling a little homesick today...
Why else would I be scouring You Tube for this >>>

I can confirm that that is how all Geordies dance. Fact.

Rather than sending us to ballet classes or to some lovely stage school, we are perched atop Byker Wall, given several bottles of White Lightning (Lambrini if you're posh) & have lit tabs thrown at our feet til these particularly awesome moves are honed to perfection.

Don't be jealous.

One more from Benwell Raving Crew >>>


Here, that's better than Riverdance like...

OK so one more video which I would like to dedicate to my home town:
It's Uncle Buzzcocks!

More lethal than a spakka with a bag of pills!

5HTP For The Ears

This >>>

In the last week I must have had all of, oooh 5 hours sleep?

There's only one thing for it. It's time to crack open the Kate Bush.

The video for Wuthering Heights never fails to perk me up. So whenever I'm tired, hungover & hating my life I pay a visit to good old You Tube

Obviously it's even more enjoyable when you are able to throw on a wedding dress, bust out some dance moves & have a little singalong too... but I'll save that for when i get home....

Tuesday, 1 July 2008


Doesn't this picture make you just want to kill yourself because you will never be like her...?

Plus I just read this: (on The Lipster, where else?)

"Bette was the vanguard of celebrity bitchin’ with her ongoing sparring-partner Joan Crawford. When asked why she avoided Crawford at parties, Bette replied: "You hang around that woman long enough and you'll pick up all kinds of useless shit." And, famously, "She's slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie." It's even rumoured that she had a Coca-Cola machine installed on the set of ...Baby Jane as a dig at Crawford, whose husband, a CEO of Pepsi, had just died. Take that, Paris and Nicole"

Ok, so maybe the coke machine was taking it a little far, but still way more interesting than the never ending Bland spewed out by many of Hollywood's current 'stars'

Disco 2000

Not all cover versions are bad
This one is good
Very good

Makes me wish my name was Deborah...

re: Good Cover Versions - may I also recommend Candi Statton 'Stand By Your Man', The Slits 'Heard It Through The Grapevine' & errr..... Boyzone 'Father & Son'?

Actually, no wait. Forget that last one....

The Pitter Patter Of Tiny... Stillettos...?

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.... Maybe both?

Sold with the tag line:
"Now baby girls can really kick up their heels!"

So I dunno if this is really wrong or really fun, but I'm going to post anyway. There's been a whole load of drama about 'the sexualisation of babies', but looking at the picture above I don't think that really rings true - to me it's just a bit of silliness. However that may just be because I don't have a maternal bone in my body...

Who knows. Who cares.

Big Bad Wolf


Best. Toy. Ever

I'm killing myself that I wasn't in the US over April & that I wasn't munching on a McDonalds....

Meet New Wave Nigel

Given away as a part of McDonalds' American Idol promotion it's pretty much Devo in your pocket. Which beats even the Hello Kitty pen holder I got from the Golden Arches last time I was in the states. Ugh, it even plays a little tune.... The US gets way cooler toys than us.

Anyway the story behind it is that, yes it is a blatant rip off of Devo & that, yes Devo are now suing.

All I care about is how much these bad boys are selling for on Ebay & how soon they can be shipped