Friday, 27 November 2009


I remember it like it was yesterday. A young couple with nothing in mind or in sight apart from a journey to the beach for the weekend to take in all the alternative music nature had to offer. God himself couldn't have dreamt up such a perfect break...well maybe Jesus.
Anyway during that weekend all we had was tea-bags, alcohol, cannabis, pot noodle's, mandy and check list of brilliant bands to see.
That year we must have seen The Breeders, Throwing Muses, Bon Iver, Kimya Dawson, Pit Er Pat, Deerhunter, Gang Of Four, The Holloys, Distortion Felix, Times New Viking, Melt Banana, and many more but my memory is a bit fuzzy, i wonder why.
Has to be said, next to Oya festival last year, this was a blast of a weekend.
The room was fine, but the choice of TV listings was brilliant yet bizarre. A combination of serious art documentaries to twisted movie selection's such as Eraserhead and then all the way to Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! This is definitely the future for Television everywhere. Then i might actually watch TV apart from Come Dine With Me. Classic reality TV, horrible yet you love it and you can't tear your face away for an instance.
Next year good ol' Matt Groening is curating ATP no doubt Daniel Johnston will be playing. Although i do hope no more good bands are lined up because that will just drive me nuts. It's one of the many faults with not having a job.
I would go on more about ATP but I'm a wee bit too drunk so I won't go on.

Roger Rabbit and Cloverfield

I'm still not sure what to make of Cloverfield. Seems like an interesting enough story. Modern day 'Blair witch' twist on the B-movie genre. And just like 'Blair Witch' Cloverfield too has annoying young character's to deal with.
Rob the main character looks and acts like he's been taken straight out of 'American Psycho' all he needs now is Christian Bale to seduce him then twat him over the head with an axe. They're all a bit too yuppyish and stupid for my liking, have to admit though I do love the childish banter about the two main character's banging each other. Grow Up..he he.
Naturally though after about 25 or so minutes later it all turns very serious and every one's scared. 9/11 time! All my god! it's panic! it's chaos! it's national monuments being destroyed!! it's Godzilla's teen aged daughter!!
I guess the main reason I'm not so sure of this movie is because it's one of those films you can only see on the big screen.
God i need a big HD screen like my friend Andrew. I suddenly discovered the beauty of Blu-Ray when i watched Dark Knight. Never has a man in tight black leather pants looked so good.
Back to Cloverfield however it doe's seem to share a similar technique with 'Shaun Of The Dead', all though Cloverfield has more references to the media than Shaun.
O yeah and how hot doe's Jessica Rabbit still look! Pattycake! Pattycake indeed!