Sunday, 24 October 2010

Staying in

So I've been sick this weekend... I am a truly pathetic sick person and have barely left my bed and have just been catching up on TV. And as it's getting colder and it's going to take more and more convincing to get people to leave the house I thought I'd do a little run down of what I think are the best programmes to be watching at the moment.

Thorne: Usually I'd be against advertising anything on behalf of Sky on this thing but Thorne is really *that* good. Based on Mark Billingham's novels, the first of which, Sleepyhead, follows a serial killer trying to induce a living coma. It's a great British thriller with a great British cast most notable of which is probably one of my British TV Heroes David Morrisey (see State of Play & Red Riding). Check it out Sundays at 9pm on *groan* Sky1.

How To Make It in America: I have no idea whether this show is actually ever coming over to the UK but if you're lucky enough to go over to the states and find someone that has it all on Tevo then definitely give it a look. I think it's potentially style over substance but I'm cool with that, it has one of my favourite credit sequences for a TV show (see also True Blood and Californication). It is however vaguely a story I can relate to... 20-somethings living in the big city (they're in NYC, I'm in London) and trying to make something of themselves.

oh and here's the intro sequence I was talking about with an awesome track by Aloe Blacc...

The Event is the other show I had planned to talk about but I have decided I'm still unsure on it, it looks somewhere between Lost and Flashforward however, to me that currently means it's somewhere between being off-the-scale awesome and off-the-scale bad! I'll let you know!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Lomography Stop Motion Video

A couple of months ago I took part in a Lomography workshop, which saw 20 Lomoers armed with LCAs take photos one by one as they navigated through the streets around Carnaby Street, and then ended up in a circle doing some Matrix style shots. The result is below.

Interestingly Gizmodo have posted the video and it has got less than complimentary comments from their readership. Apparently they don't like lomography because it's a hipster thing to do... overall I think we were accused of being 'dickheads' (see Being a Dickhead's Cool on Youtube)... ah well we can't all play synth!

Also while I'm here I might as well mention a new competition going down at the store on Saturday, in teams we will be hunting Invader's stickers all over town and the team with the most wins analogue related prizes. Score! Facebook event here.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Photo Post: Street Art Weekend

I spent a lot of my weekend in street art exhibitions and wandering around taking photos of walls. The Hells Half Acre exhibit was one of the best I've seen in a while (although check out the last pic from Murakami @ the Brooklyn Museum which was very definitely the best exhibit I've been to)

Oh these photos really are awful down to a dodgy choice of film and me being stupid.

Photo Post: Present Shop

Okay not only am I only posting photos and not writing full posts these days, I'm also taking awful photos ah well... check them out anyway!

This is one of my favourite clothes shops in London, mostly because it combines awesome clothes with decent coffee!