Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Super Seinfeld Bros.


Amazing Things Said on Facebook: Automne

It keeps happening...

"I used to go to art school with a guy that would make these shitty little books where every page was just a boring illustration of his dick. Sometimes Facebook feels like that."

My most used words on Facebook


I was going through my bookmarks and found this tumblr. I stole this photo from it a while back.
I began looking through her page.
There's lot of art/fashion pictures and strangely alot of images of water and oceans in amongst these she posts amazing entries sporadically.
Who is she? All I know is what it says on her page: bre | eighteen | california |
Here's some of my favorite entries interspersed with pictures she's posted.

ugh i can’t deal with drunk bitches anymore! if this girl wasn’t the size of ohio, i would of hit her! hopefullllly tonight will be better :-)

twinkle twinkle little slut… is there one guy you haven’t fucked???

wow i’m fucking over everyone’s shitty attitudes and bullshit.

ever since i’ve been out of my house i’ve been getting high and getting drunk almost everyday. i guess this is the life?

hi my life absolutely sucks right now.

i just want to be skinny again ugh. anyways in other news, i was kicked out of my own house. now i’m staying at my bffs house. oh well at least its friday tomorrow and i have a reason to party and get drunk.

the only good thing about doing drugs is i loose my appetite.

i haven’t ate in 3 days

that awkward moment when ur mom catches u coming home at 4 in the morning smacked out of ur mind lol oops.

i haven’t ate in 2 days.

my dad comes up to me out of nowhere and asks me if i’m still smoking cigarettes lol what the fuck i’m legal so fuck off its none of ur business ugh

people who like me:

people i like:

when girls delete and block u on fb :-)

uhm that awkward moment when your ex calls you at midnight saying a drug dealer  locked him in a room and he wants you to pick him up 20 miles away.

i really can’t picture anyone at all having a crush on me. i can’t picture anyone daydreaming about me.  i can’t picture someone thinking about me when they’re lay in bed before they fall asleep. i can’t picture anyone telling their friends about me. i can’t picture anyone getting butterflies because i hugged them, or even just because i made eye contact with them. i can’t picture someone smiling because my name lit up their phone. i just can’t.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Andrew Whiteman

"That's not what 'Sweetest Kill' is about," he continues, offering his own alternate treatment. "'Sweetest Kill' is when you're fucking 14, 15 years old and you're at summer camp. It's the last night, you're at the tennis court, it's outside and it's a chaperoned dance. Nobody's drunk except the bad kids and you're dancing to fucking 'Stairway to Heaven'. That's 'Sweetest Kill' man, not that fucking literalist bullshit. It's a beautiful song."

Ti West gave me a dope as fuck key ring.

This photo alone sold it to me

(That's Nick Zinner BTW!)

Great another fuckin book I need to buy (if you know me you know I spend way too much money on expensive pretty books).
Vice turned me onto this one. Live… Suburbia!, a new book Anthony put together with author Max G. Morton, will be released in October by powerHouse Books. It’s like a personal, pictorial history book of everything Boston punk kids have been doing for the last 30 years.

Live...Suburbia! Book Flip from powerHouse Books on Vimeo.

Read the Vice feature here


Full feature here

Girls with bruises

I like this feature wayyy more than I should.
Like it too

Romily Alice

Heart this photo.
Vice Style shot Romily Alice frontwoman of grunge band Japanese Voyeurs.


Like OBV
Vice interviews Jessie Andrews

Everything about this photo is amazing

Marilyn Manson and his girlfriend China Chow at the premiere of Born Villain in Los Angeles. (August 28, 2011)

Amazing Things Said on Facebook: Cat

So This is getting to be a regular feature! First Nikki then Alex now Cat. She said this to me over Facebook Chat. Love her for this.

"I'm totally eating KFC naked and crying right now"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Goth Star: Lux Meets Annie Su

Annie Su is a fashion designer from Los Angeles. 
She makes clothes, has cool friends and appeared in one the greatest music videos of all time.

Lux: This is your first interview for your line. I'm hyped.
Annie: Me too!

Lux: When we first spoke I pretty much accused you of being a drug lord. You said something like ‘yeah when I used to sell dope I used to have to boss a fuck load of people around'.

Annie: Ha! Yeah when I was 18-21 I managed two large medical marijuana dispensaries in California. One of which was the Jim Morrison building in Venice, California. I had a lot of responsibilities for that age, so I handled grown-up problems, bossed people around, and looked cute doing it.

Lux: Other than being a drug kingpin you featured in the Die Slow video, which is one of my top 10 fav videos of all time. I'm obsessed with that promo. Tell me about the shoot?
Annie: I was in a few music videos actually! I did one for Lady Gaga, Goo Goo Dolls, and HEALTH. On the Die Slow music  shoot I drank two bottles of champagne and passed out on a $30,000 antique bed with my best friend (who smashes the vase in the video). Jake from HEALTH (my boyfriend) had to wake me up several times to do the shoot. I suck.

Lux: Do you still know the dance?
Annie: I still know 'some' of the line dancing choreography. To be fair, I often smoke weed during video and photo shoots but never had I been drunk during a shoot. I took advantage of that opportunity. It worked out for the 'dumb model train spaced out look' as one person on YouTube put it.

Lux: HEALTH last three videos have been fuckin incredible. They keep hitting it out of the park.
Annie: My favourite is We are Water and no, the girl running is not Jake in drag nor is it Alice Glass.
Lux: Yeah that video does more in 3mins than 99% of horror movies. Actually if I’m being fair I have to mention and props to Travis's (Pictureplane) his video for Negative Slave's some sort of genius I can't even begin to understand.

Lux:  For your line you’ve got the greatest people in the noise scene modelling your shit:  John from HEALTH, Yasmine from Tearist, and Pictureplane shit how did you wrangle that?
Annie:  I met them through my boyfriend's band. I got to do a nice shoot of Yasmine and Travis at the backstage area of the Echoplex in Los Angeles before one of Pictureplane's shows. John and I were really drunk and stage dived and we failed during the set. I hope it's not on YouTube.

Lux: And a MMA Fighter! Seriously WTF?
Annie: That's Ronda Rousey, the youngest to ever get into the Olympics Judo aged Seventeen. She is a friend of mine. She'll be wearing some of my clothes to her next big event, where she might take a bitch out in UNDER 25 seconds this time.

Lux: Where did the name Alternative Ulster come from?
Annie: Alternative Ulster is a song by  Stiff Little Fingers. The full name of my shop is actually Alternative Ulster & Sub Rosa.

Lux: You’re really into modifying thrift store finds and studs and metal embellishments huh? Talk about your range.
Annie: I've re-purposed and jewelry/accessories I've made, and Sub Rosa refers to the vintage clothes. I hand stud/sew/craft everything, just like when I was in high school.  I got to working on the jackets again. My full website still isn't 100% done yet but should be in a month or less with constant updates almost daily. I've got more 88 vest variations and custom orders in the works at the moment. So, more studs and spikes.

Lux: Who personally inspires you in fashion?
Annie: I am inspired by the homeless people that are in my neighbourhood. Not kidding.

Lux: Finally what’s your favorite album of the year so far?
Annie: At the moment it's Pictureplane's Thee Physical.

Alternative Ulster & Sub Rosa
Handmade and handpicked by Annie Su
Men and women's handmade (Alternative Ulster) and vintage clothing (Sub Rosa)

Monday, August 22, 2011

All The Kings Men

My best 'male friend' Mark aka Boycie celebrated his birthday at Bodeans.

We ordered a stupid amount of food and had to take some away.

Met Vanessa in The Old Blue Last to go see Die! Die! Die!

We went for a Pizza before the band played. Vanessa spent the meal talking with her chain over her mouth.

I met up with my friend Ling and walked around London.

It was Lali's birthday. I love her.

I spent far too long trying to pose for a Tom Waits esq photo by this beat up organ.

I met with Luna for Vietnamese food. 
We then went to see Gang Gang Dance play.
Anila was there. She is an all time best friend.
I met with Dan to go for Carrbean food.

After went to see Warpaint. Theyre one of my favorite bands now. They're so tight live.
My friend Steve from the record store is a stand up comedian. I went to see his new show. Guys got LOL's.
Ended up at Cantine with Cat and got very drunk on Whisky Mac's.

I had some beers in Bush hall then watched Akron/Family. 

They did this weird trippy thing where they made the whole crowd hold up one finger for the whole song.

This is Fenar. He's an actor and also works in the record store. 
He was in a play DNA which was directed by Anthony Stewart Head AKA Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series 1997–2003)
I was so excited for him. 
I went to see the performance. 

It was a dark comedy about a group of school kids who kill a fellow student. Fenar plays the boy who gets killed. This was the stage before the show started.
Went to see Low with Matt & Aisha.

 I love The Barbican it's one of the coolest places in London. They had a big red curtain which gave the performance a Twin Peaks vibe - LOVE.

My friend/hero/mentor/guy who got me writing/blogging and taking film making seriously Dennis Cooper was in town for a small art show her currated.

My two favourite things from the show:

I had two weeks off work .I had big plans to see friends, party, cinema and get trashed. Instead I ordered Twin Peaks (TV Series 1990–1991) from Amazon and my week pretty much looked like this.

After a while I got cabin fever.
I Went to Spuntino for lunch.

Met Grace for Chinese food.
After we went to see Attack The Block (2011)
It's seriously the best british movie since Dead Mans Shoes (2004).
Fuck Edgar Wright this movie destroys everything he's been trying to do.
Note: That said Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World  (2010) was dope as fuck.
After the movie we went to the newly opened M&Ms store.
It's like being on bad acid.
They've basically stuck a M&M onto every conceivable piece of merchandise.
They play loud 'pop music' at a crazy loud volume. Everything is in strong primary color and all the staff are fake happy.

I heard at the last minute Stevie Nicks was doing a signing session for her new album. I'm a huge Fleetwood Mac fan. My boss was cool as fuck and let me leave work early. 
I sat in down in a que for two and a half hours and listened to the Imperial Bedrooms [Audiobook, Unabridged] narrated by Andrew McCarthy. 

This was a cold fast in-out signing session. I had a long question for her but this so wasn't the time to chat. Get your signature and get out.
I met with Charlotte to go eat at Polpo.
The weather was amazing that day.
I got lost trying to find the restaurant and ended up in Bateman Street.
One of the top 5 meals of my life. 


Potato salad
Cold plate of meats  = SWAG

Chocolate Salami for desert

I met up with Michael for the first time in ages.
He is one of my favourite people.
We went to the Southbank
Great weather too
We ate at the Pitt Cue Co.

We had the pork. It was amazing, so tender. I got a 'pickleback' which is apparently popular in the deep South, and consists of a shot of bourbon followed by a shot of pickle brine and some strips of pork crackling. You drink the bourbon first, then the brine - which neutralises the whiskey burn  you then  follow it with the pig snacks.

After the pork we both wanted a desert. We turned the corner and found a churros stand!
We Then turned another corner and saw this weirdo's art.
We had some beers in Canteen.

It was great catching up with Michael, he's one of my best friends and one of the few people I can talk at length about music and movies...basically a 'geek chat'. We got drunk and reminisced about Seinfeld (TV Series 1990–1998) for most of the night.

I caught up with Anila a couple of times. 
Hang 1# Mexican

Hang 2# Byron Burgers.
Sarah aka Ultragrrrl was in town from New York. She's really cool. Her page was the first blog I ever read. She used to write for Spin now works for Nylon. She got The Horrors signed in the states and championed Interpol and pretty much any band that sounds like Joy Division. 
We meet up and walked around London. 
I met up with Charlotte to go see my boy Yanni new band Butcher In The Fog
We at at Chipolte before the show.
Then we went to the bar to meet with Mark aka Boycie.

Yanni & Alex have been working on this shit for ages. They were crazy. I think they sounded like Lightning Bolt which is a fine fine thing. Total proud dad moment.

Been drinking Starbucks Frapucinos constantly. Shit is mad refreshing.

It had been a while since I've been second hand shopping so I went to Notting Hill.

I love second hand book and record stores, so my shit.

I went to the Wireless Festival.


I Was just about to watch Foals when some fight broke out.

My friend almost got dragged into it. I went to pull him out. He was OK but my man bag wasn't.

I was bumed out. But then I bumped into my friend Dan from the old record store I worked at.
We went and watched Grace Jones.

We then said hi to Tunde from TVOTR

I caught up with LC & Jordan - record store buddies.

It was Boris 6th Birthday.
I had to catch a ride with some random dude who my sister in law knows.
To avoid conversation I just put headphones on and read my book and stared out the window. I'm an antisocial dick, I know.

I got there just in time for the sack race.

On the drive home the sky looked bruised so I took a photo.

I turned round and my Dad was taking photos too.

I came into work to find a mariachi band and dancing owls outside for the launch of Rango (2011).

 I had to get my photo taken. If only to make my nephew jealous.

It was so funny. The people in the Owl costumes cant see so they had to be guided to the staff room.

Costa Coffe Frapucinos are TERRIBLE!

Yoel my friend and actor from my Broken Social Scene video came by to see me at work. We haven't seen each other in over a year. We did lunch.

Mat, Cat and I went to the NFT to see an old Jenny Aggutter movie called I start Counting (1969)
I finally met Nurse Alex. She was amazing, charming and beautiful and cool. Big life moment. Just gotta meet Larry David and Vincent Gallo then the list is done.

After I went for dinner with Mat and Cat.
The food sucked. Wagamama stinks.

It was Vanessa's birthday.
I said I'd take her out. We met on the Southbank and chilled with some beers.

I took her to the aquarium. It's the one they filmed Closer (2004)
We were hyped to see the penguins!

You had to walk through this cool tunnel of fake ice to penguin area.

When we got there the penguins were either sleeping or looking bummed out
and looked like they were dead/planking or asleep.

This one penguin was standing by himself far away from the other penguins. It was the saddest thing ever.

Vanessa hadn't been to Spuntino so I took there for dinner.
Slidders, Shoestring fries and steak & eggs.

Afterwards we had the peanut butter & jelly ice cream sandwich. Soooooooo good.

We were so full afterwards. We just curbed it til it was time for the cinema.

We ended the evening with Beginners (2011)

The film was beautiful and sad. It was nice end to a really sweet day. One of those special times where the whole day is amazing, fun and hilarious and reminds you how great your friend is. Vanessa is truly awesome.

So awesome infact that she came by the store to meet me for lunch the next day.

We did Byron burgers.

I won tickets for the iTunes festival. I saw Mogwai play.

Dan and I went to see Tim & Eric live. It was strange, surreal and amazing.

We were in the front row and got covered in fake throw up at the shows climax.

We met them after the show. How happy does Dan look! So keut!

I got shit face drunk at my friend Jordans Birthday.
I don't remember most of these photos...I'm in most of them too, so I definitely didn't take them.

 I don't know these people in the photo. I just remember they were Spanish.

 Apparently I danced with her.

We left the club to find Erwan had got chucked out of the club for sleeping. He was meant to stay at mine that night. He had been waiting outside the club for an hour just sitting on the curb reading The Walking Dead.

Comedian friend Steve told me he might have a free Doug Stanhope ticket.
His friend was meant to go but he'd just had a powercut at work. If the power didn't gets turned back on the next hour he cant go. It was the most itense hour ever. The power never came back on. YOINK!
Needless to say the show was dark as sin.

Dan, Anila and I went to Field Day.

I had so much fun.They were giving away free coupons for two Jeremiah Weed Brews.
One tasted like root beer the other was bourbon. I must have went back atleast 5 times pretending I had just entered the festival to get more coupons.

I tried to watch Mark Kozlek but he was being drowned out by the dance tent. It was sad to watch.
This is him getting pissed off. He described the set as like 'trying to fuck your girl and texting at the same time'.
If you ever do get the chance to see Mark in a nice quiet venue do! He'll break your heart.

 Twin Shadow

It started to rain so everyone hid under the tree.

The rain didnt last long. Then it got dark.

The Horrors

Wild Beasts
They were my highlight. Blown away.

NOTE: Obv I saw Warpaint play at Field Day...I just didn't take a picture.