So the other day me and Kieran went to see the Black Angels (at the borderline, probs our favourite venue in LDN?) which was total awesomeness, and as an extra special treat the support was DARK HORSES who I now totally heart.
Is this not totally the nicest cape youve ever seen? She wore it on thursday and I died. It also said DARK HORSES on the back which made me like it even more.
Anyway, to make things even better, we were also lucky enough to be given one of their zines that I guess they made when they toured with BRMC (evidentally we should have seen them THEN too but coz of volcanic ash the band was really late so they didnt have any support - boo! although it did mean that THIS happened, which was nice).
So heres some pages from it... I LOVE PAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
BRIT POP (see what I does there?) (Oh wait I just realised it says that on the cover anyway. Fails).
Yup yup yup, Britney Spears on the cover of the new POP Magazine, out September first (eeee). PERSONALLY I am most excited about the FREE CINDY SHERMAN BOOKZINE.... AHMAGAD.
Anyway this is sort of a non post just to say I cant wait for the new issue and I know it will be (TEAM GIRL SQUAD) so good!
Saturday, 21 August 2010
I got the Agyness cover just because its AWESOME but it was a really tough decision and I would like to say to all my favourite magaziners out there: PLEASE STOP WITH THE MULTIPLE COVER SITUATIONS!!! I love them alot but its just really hard on my collecting because I want them ALL which I could never afford. YEAH!
I guess I'll review it when Im back in Reading and can get some pictures etc etc. So far Im sort of unsure about alot of it, but then again I always find with LOVE that theres something just NOT QUITE RIGHT... do you know what I mean? like for one thing how many times did they print the word 'tits'? ...EDGY....
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Ive been working on various little kitted projects and other crafty things with the intention of selling them to raise money for my degree show next year. I think these prawns are just hilarious... I just hope others see it too and buy this junk from me.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
So last week I watched the new Runaways film.
I guess there was severals reasons why I did and why I didn't want to watch it. Reasons against include things like me really not liking Kristen Stewart, wondering how they could successfully portray the epicness of Joan Jett and the Runaways and totally convey how revolutionary (Can I say that? whatev) they were, and also the amount of times Micheal K had blasted it on Dlisted, I was not exactly swayed.
But then again any film depicting this era espeically one on girl bands like the runaways, pretty much appeals to me straight away regardless. I was also really curious to see how Dakota Fanning would live up to such a role, especially as this really is her crossover film out of the whole child actor thing. Plus while clips were being posted on dlisted most of the time I couldnt watch them because they were only viewable in the US, so really I didnt know what to expect.
Well anyway, I watched it, and this is what I thought.
First of all I really enjoyed the direction and the cinematography was just how I would have liked to have seen it. Soft light at all the right moments, while dark and gritty at others with sudden flashes of epilepsy to bring energy just when it was needed. I think Floria Sigismondi really paid attention to detail when it comes to how she wanted the audience to see what was happening.
I think Dakota and Kristen as the leads was perfect casting and I think both did relaly great performances. I think I even like K-Stew a bit now? I think actually its films like this why she is an actor and why she doesnt have to smile all the time and why she should never have been in Twilight. I think I would like both her and the twilight films so much more if she'd never been in them.
In terms of the story, there were definately moments where I lost interest in the characters, mainly towards the end, and I do think the end was a bit blurry actually. I dont exactly want to give much away in terms of the film (but since its based on real events its not like im giving away a great plot twist, know what I mean) but the way it jumped from Cherie tanked up in the supermarket to cleaned up working in the cake shop was sort of a big leap and not exactly explained. I guess in a way I understand though - the film was sort of the perfect not-too-long length and if they'd gone into any more great detail on those bits then it would have made it too long, ya know. Plus I think maybe if you wanna know the details you should read Cherie Currie's book Neon Angel on which the film was based - I fully intend to.
So I think overall I really enjoyed it just for what it was superficially as a film. Im not saying it was totally amazing and award winning, but I loved the story and the acting and I wasnt bored or anything so that makes it good in my books.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
ARIANNE! If youre reading this, its from the gig you went to in the Norwich arts cente, argh so jelly.
I have to say First Aid Kit were definately the best band I saw all weekend at Latitude festival this year. in fact they were just the best thing about it in general and since then I havent stopped listening to thier album, even more than I did before. I am truly under thier spell. B*WITCH'D!
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Monday, 9 August 2010
And I realise I havent spoken at all about the actual music, but I think I need to listen to it about ten times more before I can but thus far I love it ok. Also Im so late on posting about it my opinion hardly even matters anymore, you see.
Friday, 6 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Not surprisingly, due to the amount of good press the last issue got, they've kept the same new format as spring/summer- mixed papers, concept photography and manifesto style articles. Yeah, its lovely.
And my personal favourite spread, in tribute to YSL: