Friday, 25 January 2008

SeaSick Steve

Went to The Astoria last night to see SeaSick Steve, the place was sold out but managed to get a spot behind the sound deck good view and a bar just behind us, Seasick came on to a marching drum and launched straight into some amazing, low down, hobo, stringless, muddy guitar blues... music that could only come from a street living, traveling, story telling, train jumping, apple picking guitar thrashing, dungaree wearing, bearded genius... 

it was great, tracks laced with story's of dog houses, forest living and wood burning fires on the back of borrowed flatbed trucks and cardboard windows with nothing but paper for insulation... The Special guest was a big suprise, a coulpe of tracks with KT Tunstall.
Seasick Steve has a great rough sound and well worth seeing if you get the chance.

Friday, 14 December 2007


Happy New Year...... yes new year come early for me, I went to the BBC's Jools Holland's Hootenanny last night, what a great show Sir Paul McCartney & Kylie Minogue, Eddie Floyd, Kaiser Chiefs, Mika, Madness, Kate Nash, Lulu, Ruby Turner, Duffy, Seasick Steve and an audiance of celebrity's including Lenny Henry, Dawn French, Rory Bremner, Kenny Logan, The Kumars, Bernie Ecclestone to Sir Peter Blake and many more.

The night Started with the arrival of DR Who's Tardis and the DR Who team....

Jool's Hollands Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with the legendary Rico Rodriguez & Courtney Pine played with Paul McCartney & Kylie
Minogue but the act of the night for me was Eddie Floyd 60's soul man, writer of “knock on wood” and a mean blues guitar from Seasick Steve.

Funniest thing of the night was watching little Sir Bernie Ecclestone, plus wife and 2 daughters, 3rd riches man in Briton looking pissed off sitting behind the ever Scottish Jackie Stewart.

I got abit of a giggle from Dawn French in the car park as she climbed over a taped off area, I shouted “you can't do that” whilst recreating her leap over the tape.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Mighty Mo

Spotted this small and hidden pavement Mighty Mo on Tottenham court road.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007


Shepherd Fairey - Led Zeppelin Mothership


Little People

I just love this idea of street art, tiny instalations all around us, a world beyond big.
little people

This world is real! took a trip down to Exmouth Market yesterday and tracked down the tiny poster site. Yes it's still there no tiny fattys taking up the challenge.....

Culture jamming

Culture jamming
"Basically the perpetrators pinch posters, cut them up into smaller pieces
and then rearrange them on a billboard to make fresh images"

All photographs copyright artofthestate 2005

Faces on the wall

Passing through Shoreditch it's good keep your eyes open for a Banksy or a touchdown of the French artist Space Invader this Sunday I looked up to find this face growling down at me from the corners of curtain road and Old Street.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Alabama 3 at the astoria

Went to see Alabama 3 at the Astoria, what a fantastic night, really got the place buzzing.


Antony Gormley's work has been seen all over london of late with 31 statues displayed on buildings around London
this is permanent and is just around the corner to me on Euston road and is called Reflection

"Reflection comprises a familiar rust-coloured Gormley figure looking at both its reflection in a window and a twin sculpture on the other side of the pane at the entrance of the offices at 350 Euston Road, London, the augmented reflection shimmering almost like a holographic image."

i do like it.................

Friday, 19 October 2007

Pure genius

This is absolutely brilliant! O2 have set up a group on Facebook called ‘The Battle for the UK’s Favourite University’. This ties in perfectly with their ‘Favourite Place’ campaign and instead of going on about how great O2 is, it is encouraging people to get together and chat about how fantastic their university is, why it’s more fun than others, what’s cool etc. The more Facebook activity a uni has, the more points it earns. The uni with the most points at the end of it will win a £50k party. Currently there are 75,814 members, with 1,203 discussion topics and 2,651 wall posts. You need to have a facebook profile to look at it but if you have one, check it out here. So simple, yet so clever. Come on Exeter!!