Music Videos

None of these are particularly new but I have only just discovered them in recent months so I will share with you. If you've got a free 15 minutes check out these music videos. All have some sort of animation or visual affects that make them special and worth a watch. If you want to know more about the video makers I've put their names in brackets.

Rymdreglage 8-bit Trip

Coldplay Strawberry Swing (by Shynola)

Kanye West (feat Kid Cudi) Welcome to Heartbreak (by Nabil)

QotSA (by Shynola) Go With The Flow

Blur Good Song (by David Shrigley and Shynola)

Kenneth Cappello Rocks!

Photos copyright Kenneth Cappello

Kate Moss and the Gypsies Fashion Spread


Some Photos by David Lapachelle

I love the colours and the big production and the fanciful nature that Lapachelle's work offers the viewer. He's not my favourite but I still enjoy the photographs. Mind you, any photograph featuring a giant burger has to be a winner.

Photographs copyright David Lapachelle.


One of my favourite repeat viewings on youtube is this rehearsal for the chris brown forever music video. So if you like street dancing you might care to watch it. I'm into the dancing, it's not a great video though. I've given a link to the music video below that.



The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn't, and you lose.

I watched Match Point for the second time last night. The first time was in a cinema in Dijon, France when I had nothing better to do. I really like it although it's not your usual Woody Allen film. It's not full of neurotic dialogue, things seem to be said a lot more by facial expressions. I really like Scarlett Johansson and Matthew Goode in this.

Lydia Panas

This photo is copyright Lydia Panas.

By Thomas Butler

All Photos in this post copyright Thomas Butler.

Bat for Lashes

This girl rarely takes a bad photo. Amazing.
Copyright on these photos unknown.

Some more Olivier Despicht photographs!

All copyright Olivier Despicht.

Olivier Despicht

All these photos copyright Olivier Despicht.
Went for Acupuncture last night. Recently I've had this overwhelming desire to go and have some but I couldn't really tell you why. There weren't as many needles involved as I thought and they weren't all on my back but in my stomach and legs. I wouldn't say it was relaxing but I could feel all the points tingling and sensations from the needles. The acupuncturist also took a much more thorough set of notes on my current health then any doctor would. Here's a blurb on it for the uninitiated.
Traditional acupuncture is an holistic healthcare system that regards pain and illness, whether physical or mental, to be a sign that the body is out of balance. Because traditional acupuncture considers every bodily function to be connected and interdependent, it recognises the role emotions play in illness and disease. The overall aim of treatment is to restore the body's equilibrium. By inserting ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response.

Rihanna's teeth necklace

I know we're supposed to be looking at the shoulder armour bag but I am being overwhelmed by the greatness of the black teeth necklace she's wearing.

Diplo and Switch | Major Lazer


The Observer Polaroid Project

The last Polaroid films expire next month. The Observer gave eight of today's leading photographers a Polaroid camera for a day and asked them to capture their final instant images.
Google 'Observer' and 'Polaroid' to see them all. Here are a few as a little taster. In order from top: by Rankin, by Nan Goldin, by Tom Hunter, by Mary McCartney, by Lord Snowdon.

Omar Hraib Drawings

I like this guys work too. I think I found a link whilst looking at photos of Esser who appeared in our magazine and whom I'd never heard of. It's difficult keepin up with the kids these days. Anyway Omar is an illustrator living in London who says he likes working with photography, pencils, pens and computers. There is some photo collage stuff on his website plus all the Esser work he did for Transgressive records. www.omarhraib.com


Mel Kadel Drawings

Love this artists work. I'm not saying I'm anywhere near this standard of drawing but I like that there seem to be similarities in the the thoughts and images that might lurk in the dark parts of our brains. I like the way she uses hair to create other shapes and forms. I love that weird tinder box thing happening with the suitcase with all the fabrics floating out. This totally inspires me to draw. www.melkadel.com