Sunday, 31 March 2013

Light Show at the Hayward

We went to the Light Show at the Hayward Gallery the other day. I thought it was pretty good but I don't think it's exactly essential or anything. So, it was mostly worthwhile but there were a couple of things that left me a bit none too plussed but I can't really be bothered to talk about them. Also the tickets are £11. Is that a lot? It seems a lot to me. It might be normal nowadays, I mean I'm aware that a loaf of bread is usually about £1.20 but in most respects, including tickets for stuff, I'm probably still living on 1989 prices or something. NB if you go to the show you're not allowed to take any photographs. I don't understand why, but you know, whatever.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Rachael House's world-famous Feminist Disco

I was a bit thrilled to bits to go and see my auld pal Rachael's show at Stratford Circus a few days ago. She is so  H O T  right now and it was a lot of fun to get jiggy at the Feminist Disco early in the morning with Rachael and Patti Smith, Poly Styrene and Joan Jett. I love Rachael's art because it is basically totally ace as both process and finished piece and it comes from all the good places, which is to say her own brand of anarcha-socialism, punque roque, all her multiple kindnesses and also her funny bone of course. And perhaps it goes without saying that I agree implicitly and explicitly with all the ideas expressed in her work.

The show is called A Space of Potential and they've covered two floors with all her lovely stuffs. It's not just the Feminist Disco, although that's maybe my favourite part, but there's also her fabulous trophy dog head sculptures and banners from the Peckham Pet-Tastic events and more too. Rachael is the Rock & Roll Pearly Queen of Semiotic Register and her show is completely brill.

And you can go feminist disco-dancing every day 'till 3 May. Woo woo!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Nigel Farage

Oh fatherland, fatherland, show us the sign your children have waited to see

"Voters are turning to the UK Independence Party as it is the only party with alternative policies, its leader Nigel Farage has told activists" (source)

"On 1 December 2010, the pilot of the aircraft involved in the accident was charged with threatening to kill Farage in a separate incident" (source)

The UKIP logo on Nigel's lovely rosette looks a bit Sigue Sigue Sputnik, don't you think?

Friday, 22 March 2013

Thunders & Bolan (slight return)

Marc Bolan's top hat. Johnny Thunders' guitar strap and waistcoat. Boy George's face. T-shirt and jacket model's own. At Dial House. There is so much history in this photo it should be in a national archive or something.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Another BNP Facebook ad

Re-tile your conservatory. Join the Nazi Party. Download the new David Bowie record. No big deal.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Red Nose Day

What did you do for Red Nob Day? I sat in the bath up to my neck in chopped liver (a long-time dream come true) for a couple of hours, sponsored up to the eyeballs. Yes, someone somewhere will soon be able to afford a bowl of rice thanks to my diligence and the generosity of my friends. It's really all down to the traditional British sense of fair play. You pillage these countries for centuries, kill and enslave their people, plunder their resources, rob their minerals, cripple them with debt and once a year you can stand in the shopping centre with a bucket on your head and if you're lucky you can raise enough money to ship out some Right Guard. Brings a tear to the eye and a warm glow to the soul, doesn't it?

Picture source: Dylan Jeavons

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Brothers! Sisters!

Why is the British National Party able to attempt to recruit through Facebook? And why have Facebook's targeted advertising algorithms identified me as someone likely to be interested?

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

¡ ★ V I V A ★ E L ★ P R E S I D E N T E ★ !

RIP Hugo Chavez. A giant, a saint, a majestic friend to the dispossessed. May God bless you and your huge great swinging pendulous cojones of steel, sir.

Monday, 4 March 2013


This is living
This is style
This is elegance by the mile

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Daniel Gauntlett 35 froze to death all alone last Saturday

Police had reportedly been called previously after he tried to break into the bungalow. And so Mr Gauntlett had taken the fatal decision to abide by the law.