Friday, July 31, 2009

I am such a suave motherf**ker!

After Claude Monet's The Picnic.

This scene depicts me midway through a rendition of Gregory Corso's The Night Last Night was at its Nightest.

Go here: madmenyourself
Lifted once again from somebody else's blog:Good Dog.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Harry Patch RIP

The last British survivor of the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, has died at the age of 111.

Mr Patch was conscripted into the Army aged 18 and fought in the Battle of Passchendaele at Ypres in 1917 in which more than 70,000 British soldiers died.

He was raised in Combe Down, near Bath, and had been living at a care home in Wells, Somerset.

Taken from:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shara Worden

I quite seriously should never have sold that second set of Decemberists tickets, as it was without a doubt one of the best concerts I have ever been to (possibly even pushing seeing the 'Weddies' in 88 into second place; and that, coming from me... is really saying something!)

One of the reasons it was so good was partly down to this lady:

The fantastic Shara Worden!

When this woman took the stage the audience just erupted! A guitar playing rock goddess with a stage presence and a voice that would have an opera singer cringing in the corner and whimpering like a fat baby; powerful with an almost ethereal quality that just forces you to sit up and pay attention.

'Nina Simone meets PJ Harvey while shoving Kate Bush outta the way to kick Tori Amos in the stomach while trying desperately to resuscitate Beth Gibbons' type of thing!

I was personally completely captivated by her.

Shara Worden is in a band called My Brightest Diamond and coincidentally enough the other guest female lead vocalist(Becky Stark)is in a band called Lavender Diamond.

Go figure...

She's the one to the far left of pic...

The Decemberists should really consider making these two part of their "permanent" line up.

Seriously Meloy...

Just do it!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Your ABC's

Check out Neill Cameron's great blog for more alphabetic visual wonders-

Nabbed from Cal

Okay, so I sold the extra Decemberists tickets!

...and then the Cowboy Junkies decide to cancel their show!

Bleedin' 45 bucks; half shagging price I let those tickets go for! I would have quite happily gone to see the Decemberists twice... twice I tell ya!

More like: Cowboy "flunkie" Junkies!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cowboy Merchant sells Decemberists!

I bought tickets for the Tues 21st of July concert here in Vancouver of these guys:

I later found out that the Cowboy Junkies were playing the same night!

Thankfully The Decemberists are playing two nights, so I bought another set of tickets for their 22nd of July concert.



The only problem now is that I need to get rid of the extra set of tickets. I have tried to sell them, but apparently no one seems to be interested- even at a drastically reduced rate.

So c'mon, I mean just take a look at Colin Meloy's little bespeckled face; look at the obvious effort, determination and passion that he, with his little plaid shirt, tries in communicating his heart felt lyrics to you: the audience.

You know you want 'em!?


While searching for a decent Youtube clip of the Cowboy Junkies, I stumbled across this concert footage of Trinity Revisited, a concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of the recording of the album: The Trinity Sessions. Now what makes this concert footage so spectacular is the fact that Natalie Merchant is at the helm for the first two minutes...(after 1:57 I kinda lost interest)

That voice...

That face...

So yeah, bit of a tangent there bringing in the lovely Miss Merchant, but a good one I think you'll agree!?

It would be kinda remiss of me however to not post a 10,000 Maniacs song though wouldn't it:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I have to thank Rich Johnston for this one.
Some extra info here at

Take note Mr. Night Shyamalan, this is what "The Happening" should have been...

Friday, July 10, 2009

My first death threat!

I found this placed on my office desk a few weeks back:

I was a little confused at first as it said "Do not open" on the lid even though it was obviously addressed to me and whomever had placed it there fully expected me to actually "open it"

But I soon realized that was probably just a ruse, an attempt orchestrated to raise my already growing paranoia and fear factor to a ten!

My mind raced.

To make matters worse, If you look closely you can also see that the individual(or individuals...) decided to not only underline my name to help emphasis the importance of this parcel but also rather unfairly called me a "douchebag!" Misspelt, I might add (could this mean he/she is an uneducated simpleton- God! That doesn't narrow it down much, as that factors in just about every storyboard artist I have ever met!!!)

Douche usually refers to vaginal irrigation, the rinsing of the vagina, but it can also refer to the rinsing of any body cavity. A douche bag is a piece of equipment for douching—a bag for holding the fluid used in douching. To avoid transferring intestinal bacteria into the vagina, the same bag must not be used for a vaginal douche and an enema.

Well that's just lovely!

I can assure you I have never been "used" or have acted in the manner of a douche!


And if for some reason I have; it was a long time ago, I was intoxicated and the pipe was forced down my throat by an Armenia dwarf(In fact in Amsterdam it was seen as a lighthearted way to spend your afternoon not unlike smoking a joint through a pancake whilst stroking the head of a pony)

So don't you judge me!...

When I finally mustered up the courage to open the parcel I was met with this horrifying and quite disturbing message!:

Good God in heaven!!


Just take a look at the effort put into that artistic scrawl,this person(s)obviously really wanted to drive the message home. More frighteningly; it looks like it could be real blood!

Perhaps it is their own blood? Or perhaps a small animal was sacrificed to help accentuate and emblazon this demon scrawlers monstrous threat! Even the ripped paper seems to scream out with the violence that this individual(s) wants to perpetrate upon my person.


If you are reading this (and I assume you are, as there is a strong possibility that you are strangely obsessed with me!) The police have been informed and they are deep into their investigation, so it is only a matter of time before you are caught!
Then you'll be getting something inserted into your "in-box" preferably by a 300 pound tattooed bloke named "Fisty Martin!"


The in-box is your anus and yes his fist is well y'know- up it!?

That is why he is nicknamed "Fisty!" I think Martin is just his last name.

Just in case the metaphor didn't register...

I will keep you my loyal readers informed of any developments.


As you can see I have no influence over my sons reading material at all!

He tells me that the signed originals are available for 100 bucks apiece.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Mollie Sugden RIP

Everybody's mourning that Jackson fella and the sad demise of Farrah Fawcett!

But who's shedding a tear for dear old Mollie Sugden!!?

I couldn't stand Are You Being Served when I was a kid but I have to say the running gag of Mrs Slocombes pussy just never gets tired.

Rest well Mollie.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some cock with that sir?

It's like Hieronymus Bosch had a bit of a fiddle with a hermaphrodite Francis Bacon which resulted in a Cthulhu like spawn child that was then babysat by Jeffery Dahmer who forced it to play Silent Hill on an endless loop, while sat in a darkened, feces ridden room surrounded by a thousand wailing Banshees with its only food substance being the inhalation of Clive Barkers brain particles type of thing...

This is some of the work of the insane genius of Mark Prent. Go here and click on "media" at the top of the screen for more of the same...

Bloody brilliant!

Thanks JD, just when I think your starting to improve(like getting over your "necrophilia Nazi monkey-sex fascination" and it appears that your medications are finally starting to kick in) you send me this.


I don't think anything is ever going to top Jan Švankmajer's unique version of Carroll's Alice and Tim Burton sadly hasn't really made a decent film since, Ed Wood? Yeah, Corpse Bride was quite good and I didn't mind Big Fish either, but it's been a while since his storytelling was on par with his visuals!

As most will attest Burton's movies for the most part are visually stunning: Sweeney Todd, Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and even Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to name but a few (We do not bear talk about or even mention the "Ape" movie though!! God in heaven, what a colossal f#ck up that was!)

So yeah, his take on Alice and Wonderland again "looks" fantastic! I mean just take a gander at those images below:

But his obvious interest in the visual aesthetic will probably once again supersede everything else, leaving us with an eye-popping but overall "flat" experience.

More images here: canalblog and brought to my attention by thevaultofhorror