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Posts from — December 2007

Max & Co…


I’ve just read that 2008 will see the release of a movie version Maurice Sendak’s absolutely classic illustrated book, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. As if that’s not great news by itself, the director is non other than Spike Jonze . You’ll know his genius promo work for Sabotage by the Beastie Boys, Drop by the Pharcyde, Praise you by Fat Boy Slim, as well as the delightfully insane movie Being John Malcovich.

Where the Wild Things Are, is my default gift choice for the youth of my friends, it’s a book that no kid should be without, with some of my favorite illustrations ever.  Hopefully Mr Jonze will do it proud on the silver screen…It’s not due to be released until Oct 2008 (US) so hopefully we’ll get to see it before the end of next year.

Wild Thngs

December 19, 2007   1 Comment

The Duo from Down Under…

Yesterday, I was enthusing about the latest series of the Mighty Boosh and their crazing ‘crimping’  to my brother Dan, when he suggested I’d like the kiwi duo ‘Flight of the Conchords’, a few short YouTube clips later I knew how right he was! I’ve still to see a full episode but from a brief search of ‘tinternet, I see that as well as being pretty darn funny, they also have an LP coming out on Sub Pop, next year!

Here’s a taste.

December 16, 2007   1 Comment

When it’s this cold…

keeping warm is all about the layers… 

This is taking it a bit far admittedly, but very good fun nevertheless! 

December 13, 2007   No Comments

Chris Reads Diary…

is the name of DJ Chris Read’s ambitious and very excellent new mix tape which is available for free download - 28 years of rap history condensed into 75 mins, with over 800 tracks incorporated!! I really like the cover styling referencing the original NYC hip hop flyers of the late 70’s/early 80’s.

Chris Read’s diary

Residing in London these days’ Chris used to run the Substance nights at Birmingham’s Medicine Bar and from time to time he still comes back to play. Definitely worth checking out. Good work sir… 

December 12, 2007   1 Comment

It’s great to get gifts…

and this morning I got a lovely one…

Breathing in/ Breathing out

Copyright © 2007 Meisai. All rights reserved

My friend Lee sent me a copy of his first edition self published book “Breathing In/Breathing Out”. It was created to coincide in with his recent exhibition in Osaka, Japan. Lee’s work was exhibited at VADE MECVM in Osaka, after previously showing in Tokyo, at Adam et Ropé. Those of you in Brum, will no doubt have seen Lee’s work before in the brilliant publicity materials he’s designed the annual Fierce festival amongst many other things created in his role as designer at the mighty Fluid.

I’m a huge fan of his work, and seeing this awesome little book, I really hope it’s the first of many…

hai hai Mr B!!

December 10, 2007   No Comments

Capital L…

Lucy’s first solo London show open’s this Friday 7th Dec at Lazarides Gallery in Soho – the info on the Lazinc site reads –

Express Deviant Phonology – Opening on 7 December 2007 at Lazarides Gallery will be Lucy McLauchlan’s first London solo exhibition. It will present a series of new, unseen canvas work alongside a site-specific installation. The collaborative work will involve the participation of musicians whose music will affect the artist’s drawings while her visuals will influence their playing. “

It’s on until Jan 19th 2008 and is gonna definately be worth a visit if your in central London. Worth noting too that they are not open Mondays.

Go Lucy… lucy

December 3, 2007   1 Comment