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Another part of the Spank The Monkey media empire: offending your brain at The Unpleasant Lair Of Spank The Monkey, offending your ears at Spank's Audio Lair, and offending your eyes right here, right now.

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I'm a star. This life's the suburbs. I commute.

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(#3 in the ongoing Why I Need An Optical Zoom series)

Saul Williams live at the Scala, King's Cross. I've liked his stuff since his appearance in the movie Slam several years ago, but I hadn't realised he'd accumulated such a following. A packed audience yelling along to poetry: you don't get that every day. And he gets extra bonus points for
being one of the few performers in living memory who can do the two-turntables-and-a-microphone thing and not have all his words obscured by a bass-heavy mush.

The second and third pictures are fucked up, but I like the look of them.

Office Skip Displays Delusions Of Grandeur

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29th Apr 2005, 13:00   | tags:comments (0)

Veitchstalking #2

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7 Seconds Of Love live at the Clapham Grand. (Previous post here.)

Willard Grant Conspiracy, Camden Barfly

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"We're gonna do a lotta new songs, and it may get a little loud," said Robert Fisher at the start. And he was right, too: any illusions I had about the WGC being a quiet introverted band were pretty much shattered from the word go. Terrific stuff, and now I'm gagging to hear the new album. Excellent support from William Elliott Whitmore and Christopher Rees as well - The Belated Birthday Girl went nuts and bought CDs by all three acts on the way out of the gig.

Mutant Snack Food Horror

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One of the fingers of my Kit Kat at lunchtime was made entirely of chocolate.

The other three were okay, though.
21st Apr 2005, 16:52   | tags:,comments (1)

Toilet doors, S&M Cafe, Brushfield Street, London

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S&M; standing for Sausage & Mash, obviously.
15th Apr 2005, 10:03   | tags:comments (0)

Kid Carpet, Buffalo Bar, Islington

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Bristol electropop genius, constructing sonic cathedrals out of samplers, keyboards, the voicebox of a Furby, a cheap ripoff copy of the old Simon game, and a couple of electronic toy guitars (pictures 1 and 2). His version of Jump - a mashup of Van Halen, Ivor Cutler and Sonic The Hedgehog, and I don't mean that metaphorically - has to be heard to be believed. He's just started selling t-shirts at gigs, and The Belated Birthday Girl bought what must presumably be the very first one (picture 3).

I'd link to The Kid's website, but he seems to have forgotten to put money in the meter for it.

EDIT: oh, it's a bit better now.
11th Apr 2005, 12:19   | tags:,,comments (0)

Gay Bar! Gay Bar! Gay Bar!

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The Film Cafe at the National Film Theatre, all sissied up for the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
6th Apr 2005, 23:21   | tags:comments (3)