Saturday, 31 May 2014

Leave Something Witchy

Here are some photos I took at Orbital last night of the amazing Manko, for Leave Something Witchy, a life drawing event aimed at comic strip illustration, with costumes, props and poses inspired by Hammer Horror, Underground comix & the dark side of psychedelia. Hosted by Jason Atomic as the closing event for his Satanic Mojo Comix #2 exhibition.

Friday, 30 May 2014


I saw Edge of Tomorrow at an Odeon Leicester Square preview last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

X-Men X-ceded my X-pectations!

If you haven't seen it yet - do! And the Quicksilver scene is just incredible...

Monday, 26 May 2014


Louise Brooks. Natalie Merchant. Winning combo!

Largin' it #86

Amazing Spider-Man #64. September 1968.
Produced & Presented by: Stan (The Man) Lee 
and John (Ring-a-Ding) Romita.
Ably Augmented by: Dazzlin' Donnie Heck.
Embellishment: Mickey Demeo.
Lettering: Artie Simek.


I've been after this book for quite a while, and there it was on a market stall for eight quid. Bargain!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

R.I.P. H.R. Giger

Photo: Chris Stein from Heavy Metal, December 1981.

So sad to hear of the death of H.R. Giger today, and by way of serendipity with my previous two Blondie posts, here's a video from 1981 with a variant soundtrack showing Debbie Harry all Gigered-up! The Record sleeves for Debbie Harry's KooKoo album and related single sleeves were photos by Brian Aris artworked over by H.R. Giger. The subsequent poster campaign featuring Debbie's skewered face was actually banned from being displayed on London's Underground network at the time, as it was deemed too disturbing. I've posted this before, but it deserves another look in the light of current events. R.I.P. H.R. Giger.

Blondie 4(0)-Ever!

Yesterday I bought the deluxe box set of Blondie's Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux & Ghosts Of Download including a live DVD, featuring a concert recorded in 1977 at CBGB's. Unfortunately I've been so busy I haven't even had a chance to give it a spin, which also accounts for my lack of posts lately. Anyway, you can hear the entire album here.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Saturday, 10 May 2014

William Orbit - Strange Cargo 5

What a great way to start the weekend! William Orbit has just released his latest Strange Cargo album on Soundcloud. He's also made the album available for free download, if you wish. Here it is!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Slaying of Jack In The Green

I was in Hastings, East Sussex yesterday to see the Spirit of Summer officially released after the procession and symbolic slaying of Jack in the Green. I took a few shots of the event as you will see here. For more information about this traditional English May Day parade, you can find out more on Wikipedia, here.

As Wikipedia describes : Amongst modern "folkies" and neo-pagans the Jack in the Green has become identified with the mysterious Green Man depicted in mediaeval church carvings and is widely felt to be an embodiment of natural fertility, a spirit of the primeval greenwood and a trickster; by extension he is linked to such mythological characters as Puck, Robin Goodfellow, Robin Hood, the wild man, and the Green Knight, among others such as the folklore behind the legend of Robin Hood.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Ben Eshmade meets Jean Paul Gaultier

Listen to Jean Paul Gaultier talk about his love of cinema in Ben Eshmade's May Film Podcast, while Domhnall Gleeson (soon to be in Star Wars!) discusses his part in Frank The Film.

Ben and JPG!

Orbit Symphonic

This is the symphonic work that William Orbit composed and recorded in 2007 and has recently amended and improved.

Composed by William Orbit.
Both 24bit WAV & 256kbps MP3 files are available to download.
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