Sunday, 24 August 2008

I Can Give A Dead Man Almost Any Look

I went to check out the Hunterian exhibit at the Royal College of Surgeons which is located next to Lincoln's Inn Fields and let me tell you, this is one very necro place. It comprises the collections of John Hunter and Richard Owen. Photography was obviously prohibited but I took some cheeky shots with my BlackBerry...

This was a rodent of some sort just hanging out, exposing his innards


A really gnarly looking cuttlefish


A beaver's jaw avec overgrown incisor


A baby alligator/crocodile splaying


This was some sort of dog I think which looks to have more inside somehow. Well done buddy


A baby's vein system


Some fucking good draftsmanship


A 'portrait' of a girl called Mary Sabina who had the skin pigmentation condition piebaldism. This is a genetic disorder that causes an absence of melanin in certain areas of the skin and hair. Michael Jackson 'had' it apparently


Something imaginatively titled 'Boys Face', which was just a boy's er, face


And finally, a dismembered foetus showing all the good stuff. Not sure why this was necessary it looked pretty grim I guess, foetal juice anyone?


There was actually a bunch more foetuses there but they were real close to the desk where Reginald and Dorris were having a ball so I decided not to negate their fun by being a cunt and flaunting their no photography policy. Well not right in front of them anyway. Upstairs was some human surgery exhibit but the whole surgery thing kinda darks me out so I thought it best to just leave. Go check it out. Oh and it's free.

Friday, 22 August 2008

The Misanthrope

Yesterday I did pretty much nothing except wallow in misanthropy, which, as it sounds, wasn't a whole bunch of fun. Darkthrone's other majestic half, Nocturno Culto, made a whole 56 minute movie about said subject, called The Misanthrope - The Existence Of... Solitude And Chaos. He has described it as, "a strange documentary/fiction piece...a totally weird film with no actual information, but with atmosphere and self irony".

I haven't actually seen it yet but it looks pretty necro, from trips to visit people in the wilderness in northern Norway to a trip to Japan to sign Gallhammer, it looks like it could be amazing, if only for people into Darkthrone (he writes in the inside cover, "some will find this DVD totally pointless"). I have however heard the soundtrack and if like me you think the track running over the trailer is really next level shit (it's called Necroposers) then follow the link below to sample the album...


1. Battlehorns
2. The Bastard Son
3. Lake Of Sorrow
4. Stay Away
5. Necroposers
6. The Will To Deny
7. The Solution


Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The Prodigy

Were an amazing band. In fact the whole time I've been writing this blog I've listened to both The Experince and Music for the Jilted Generation straight thru. Really takes me back to smoking hash in fields, drinking 2 litres of Bulmers, buying John Player Blue's for 17p each, Joe Bloggs jeans, Air Max BW's, practicing the 'Prodigy step', trying to smoke banana skins and wanting to be in The Prodigy. However given how they look now, I'm kinda glad I never grew up.


Here's a link to a pretty good mix of their classics, even though it does have some slightly dodgy mixing...

1. We Gonna Rock
2. What Evil Lurks
3. Your Love
4. Rip Up The Sound System (Original Version)
5. Everybody In The Place (Fairground Remix)
6. Pandemonium
7. Charly (Alley Cat Mix)
8. Fire (Sunrise Version)
9. G-Force (energy Flow - Orginal Version)
10. Out Of Space
11. Music Reach (1,2,3,4) Live
12. Hyperspeed (G-Force Part 2)
13. Full Throttle (Orginal Mix)
14. One Love (Orginal Mix)
15. Rhythm of Life (Original Mix)
16. We Are The Ruffest
17. No Good (Start The Dance)
18. Ruff In The Jungle Bizness (Uplifting Vibes Remix)
19. Wind It Up (Rewound)
20. Claustrophobic Sting
21. Everybody say Love
22. Weather Experience (Top Buzz Remix)
23. Voodoo People (Music For The Jilted Generation)
24. Voodoo People (Chemical Brothers Remix)
25. Poison (Music For The Jilted Generation)
26. Weather Experience (Experience)

I also remember waiting with anticipation for Music... to come out and was a little pissed at how bad the cover was but thought the inside (especially on the vinyl edition)
was amazing. Now I kinda hate it, but can't, which is a bit confusing really.

Fucking the Future

Remember these Nike Mag's that Marty McFly had in Back to the Future II? (The self tightening laces in ths scene were apparently achieved by there being holes in the set floor that the straps in the shoes were pulled down thru to make it seem as if they had been automatically tied)

Well, a right foot of a pair came up on eBay recently...


...and went for $5,300.00

I love the shoe and think that isn't too steep a price for what is, a) a piece of cinematic history from one of the greatest movies ever made (okay, the first one is better but hey) and b) it's the only one I've ever seen on eBay and I've been keeping an eye out for one to come up for quite some time.

Anyway, so coincidentally Nike have given Kobe Bryant a new signature shoe that's based on the original Air Mag (however, when I saw the write up on the Hyperdunk in the new Nike pop-up store it didn't even mention the homage)


But does it suck? Would you even wear the one Marty wore? Does anyone really give a fuck? No? A lot of fucking nerds outside UNDFTD would disagree...

I hate those guys universally and infinitely, bet not one of them even wears them. Probably explains why they're like $1000 resale price. Fuck off and die socially inept sneaker collectors, do you think queuing for shoes is cool? Is it a cog in the evolution of mankind? Biff Tannen would kick your head in for breakfast and take your lunch money too.

Phantom Cars

Recently I've developed this weird phobia where when I'm crossing the road, no matter how many times I look either way, I think I'm going to get struck down by a phantom car. You know, like an invisible car. This sounds fucking retarded I know but apparently it exists, well might even. It seems to happen exclusively at nite so maybe the years of relentless weed abuse is paying off in bouts of extreme paranoia where I imagine being hit my a ghost car driven maniacally by Maddie. I dunno, fuck it, it's kinda weirding me out anyway.

That was the best youtube had on offer and to be honest is NOTHING like the ghost cars in my head but fuck it, it's semi-entertaining at best.


This is my blog, I'm pretty much just gonna be writing about shit I either love, hate or find interesting. That's it really.