Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bat for Lashes vs. the Brain of Morbius

Above is Ohica (played by Gilly Brown) from The Brain of Morbius. Below is Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes. Or is it the other way round?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Klinsmann Fired looks more exciting in German

Jurgen Klinsmann has been removed from his position as Bayern Munich coach. It looks more exciting on the cover of BILD.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Let The Right One In

Let The Right One In is a vampire movie from Sweden. I liked it a lot. It is scary because the vampire is, well, a monster, and not just a tough human with funny teeth. The title comes from a not particularly good Morrissey song. There is a book, too, but I haven't read that.

There are two bad things. One is that there is to be an American remake: doh!

The other thing is that on the US DVD they have completely screwed up the subtitles. Then they don't get why people are upset.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Scenes from The War Machines

The First doctor adventure The War Machines was filmed in London, notably in Bloomsbury:

The Tardis in Bedford Square

The War Machine in Charlotte Place

The First Doctor and Dodo in Conway Street near Fitzroy Square

Berners Mews

Gresse Street.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

A pile of cassettes


I had a lot of vinyl once upon a time. I didn't have many cassettes. Cassettes were for taping the radio, or for recording an LP I had borrowed from a friend, perhaps one that I wasn't sure about. Here are some cassettes I found. These must date from 1980-1985.

  • A weird U2 1+1 Cassette. This had the album on one side, and then the other was blank so you could record something. In an unusual cigarette case flip top package.
  • A mix tape by Conor that appears to contain Sting, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and the Redskins
  • An unknown Prince tape (is this Russ's writing?)
  • A James Brown tape has been taped over with John Peel
  • A show about Mile Davis at Carnegie Hall, taped from Radio 3, together with a Billie Holiday documentary.
  • A Jim and William Reid John Peel Session
  • First Light by Richard and Linda Thompson (whose writing is this?)
  • Gerry Mulligan
  • The Pogues, together with Lloyd Cole
  • A Velvet Underground bootleg
  • Taj Mahal together with Killing Joke
  • U2 again, together with The Art of Noise
  • Shriekback togther with the Red Guitars. Seeing this made me want to hear the latter.

Roz Chast New Yorker Cover

Wednesday, April 01, 2009