Saturday, 30 October 2010


Awwww scute little sad face monkeys, it looks like a bit of photoshop but these are their actual faces! Trippy. Don't they look like little icy blue skellington heads? I have a feeling if you fell asleep beneath their tree, come morning the search party would stumble upon a pile of glowing white bones laid out in a Jenga style construction and one of these guys would be wearing your face like Hannibal Lecter in silence of the lambs.

Friday, 29 October 2010


This is Ballyfermot in Dublin where Mary Byrne from X Factor is from. I suppose you could say it's the equivalant of some kids riding ponies bare-back past the 'Iceland' on Mare Street in Hackney. This is pretty normal, happens all the time at one bats an eyelid it's like oh Lidl great let's go and buy a garden shed and a fifteen man tent and some glow in the dark face paints 'oh watch the ponies there kids' and fifteen selection boxes for christmas and why not throw in some veg for the dinner, scented candles, towels, plastic fruit, you need a patio table and chairs it's there....there is nothing these guys don't do, if the price is right it's under their roof. Quite exciting i suppose as you really never know what youre gunna get. Lidl is my dad's favourite shop in the world.

Friday, 22 October 2010


The next installment of Twin, Issue 3 is imminent like a hovering kestrel buffering the cold October winds. Having embraced our native london first time round, frenchied with NYC in June, we are dying to unhook Berlin's bra strap where Issue 3 shall launch like a Virgin space ship into the galactic atmosphere. So if anyone happens to be in Berlin on the 11th November get yourself to Skalitzer Strasse and get down with the kids for a bit of bump n grind to celebrate the brand new issue!

Thursday, 14 October 2010


I love this short film of British professional boxer Billy Joe Saunders shot by photographer Alasdair Mclellan. Billy Joe is a bona fide traveller and the grandson of Absolom Beeney who was one of Britains most famous Romany bare knuckle champions. Watching him move is pretty mesmerizing i think it's this that give rise to good old Shakespeare coming up with great quotes like the following...

What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason,
how infinite in faculties,
in form and moving how express and admirable,
in action how like an angel
in apprehension how like a god

I feel like this when i watch Danny Way do massive transfers on his skateboard, it's kinda godly, he elevates to another level that is so extraordinary it almost doesn't seem real...but it is. He just makes it look so damn easy.

On the other hand Billy Joe has been done for 'lewd' behaviour so maybe you'd want to delete a couple of lines/words from the quote so it's a little more tailored for him. The sound in this film is so nice, the lovely purr of the super 8 mechanism and the soft ruck of his feet on the floor. Simple done well is pretty impossible to beat.