Archive for the ‘bops’ Category

Bondi boys vs Indie Melbournites
March 26, 2010

Bondi Icebergs swimming club

There always seems to be some cultural divide between certain cities in countries. UK has it’s North – South divide, actually it even has a North – South London divide. I always used to joke about taking my passport with me when I headed down South (even though I’m a converted North Londoner, having been born and raised in a South London suburb).

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Hippie dippie twisted beats
March 13, 2009

ofr

Thursday night = exhibition openings, booklaunches, vernissages…It can be a bit of a potluck thing especially when there’s a performance/recital involved. That so happened to be the case this Thursday at OFR (great little Art/design/fashion bookshop with a small exhibition space) near Republique. Total hippie/spaced out vibe hit your nose (incense) followed by your eyes (see above) or maybe your ears at the same time. Mark Borthwick, photographer and  experimental artist was doing a musical recital with chimes and guitar. He was also having a good giggle  with himself which was a relief. Nothing worse than Artists taking themselves too seriously.

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Friday Frolics
February 28, 2009

vaoutside

Forget going clubbing on a Friday night (totally overated, best nights are Sunday – Thursday anyway). It was down to the V&A for their monthly Friday late event. The theme was Home sweet home with a range of events around the love of all things homely. Think 1950s nostalgie, Bree from Desperate housewives, Martha Stewart but all with an Arty twist of course.

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Khookie London calling
February 27, 2009

Tip for all those Londoners this Friday evening:

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Last night’s lesson: small people don’t mosh well
February 21, 2009

bt

Last night happened to be the third day running I ended up at the Nouveau casino (Wednesday: the very crazy glaswegian this, Thursday: a surreal shoot for them). Nouveau Casino, a small venue in the 11th/Oberkampf area is right next to the Café Charbon. For the album launch of Beat Torrent (French turntablist duo DJ Pfel & DJ Atom – won 4 x World DMC Team Champions as part of C2C) they put the two spaces together. Making a kind of ‘chilled’ café area (pictured above with DJ B-Loo) and than an absolute carnage main area in the nouveau casino space. (more…)