Saturday, October 13, 2007

I'm not much

of a carnivore, but the ribeye I just consumed? Divine. Absolutely divine.

(grilled with lemon pepper, in case you care)

Friday, October 12, 2007

AmEx Agyness

makes an appearance in Rolling Stone.

you probably first recognized her cropped platinum coif, but it's the sexy rock-chick slouch and effortless personal style that have some folks calling Manchester-born model Agyness Deyn "the next Kate Moss." The Catholic schoolgirl, née Agnes Hollins, cut off all her hair at ten, dyed it pink at fifteen and later sported a blond mohawk.
Discovered while shopping in London two years ago, Deyn, 21, has done ads for Galliano, Armani and Burberry, and quickly became a photographers' darling thanks to her distinctly un-Moss-y joie de vivre.
Deyn, who concocted her name out of two family names, spelled with a numerology twist, found fashion through rock & roll rather than the other way around. She started frequenting Manchester's hipster emporium Afflecks Palace after her older brother, Greg, introduced her to Brit pop. ("I had Oasis pictures all over my bedroom walls," she says. "But I also luuurved Take That.")
Her on-again/off-again musician boyfriend, Josh Hubbard of the Paddingtons, has been teaching her guitar via video chat, and she's started a not-quite-gig-ready band called Lucky Knitwear. Deyn's still refreshingly unaffected by her rising celebrity: "You've just got to take it for what it is. In life, you're going to run into some cunts, aren't ya?"


Not Peter. Drew. God. GUH.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Random ten


1. The Angry Mob- Kaiser Chiefs
2. Orange Crush- Editors
3. Boys Will Be Boys- Goldfrapp
4. UnBilo Titled- Babyshambles

5. Sick Again- Led Zeppelin
6.The Drugs Don't Work- The Verve
7. Proud Mary- CCR
8. Everybody's Happy Nowadays- Buzzcocks
9. Shake A Fist- Hot Chip
10. The Big Guns- Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins

11. Rock N' Roll High School- The Ramones
12. Saturday Superhouse- Biffy Clyro

'Cutt Off'

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


What I should have done vs. what I did

Since I am taking my GREs next week, I stayed home today to study.

Instead, I-

1. Listened to
Girls Aloud's new single on YouTube
2. Iced my hip (I slipped in the shower last night and bruised the fuck out of myself)
3. Freaked out about the test
4. Emailed Kaz and QB lots about various v.v.v. important Drew McConnell, Editors and Biffy Clyro-related subjects
5. Flipped out some more
6. Cooked dinner
7. Drank cheap white wine while spazzing about my GRE's
Got grossed out
9. Had a mild panic attack regarding the test

Note that no actual studying took place. Please Jesus or whomever, let my streak of acing tests continue.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced an upcoming exhibit commemorating The Beatles classic film 'Help!'The exhibit will begin on November 16 and features rare memorabilia from the film including George Harrison's original script, shooting schedule, posters and tickets to the film's US premiere.It will also include never before-scene artifacts and set photography shot during the making of the film

This is so cool

Next week, the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) campaign launches its biggest initiative to date with a 29-track compilation album featuring some of the biggest names in indie rock and underground dance, including Babyshambles, the View, Bloc Party, Lethal Bizzle, the Charlatans, MIA, Hard-Fi, the Enemy and more.

The album is the result of a partnership between the NME and the National Union of Teachers, who claim that racism has reached record levels UK schools and that the British National Party (BNP) is attempting to recruit schoolkids by handing out free racist music CDs at school gates.

Disc one of the album will be cover-mounted on a special issue of the weekly music magazine in shops Wednesday, October 17. Disc two (as well as disc one) will be available shortly afterwards as a free download from The CDs will reflect the ethnic diversity of the music scene and will feature many specially written tracks and exclusive remixes.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Most played

songs on my iTunes, October 2007 edition

1. Shoot The Runner- Kasabian
2. Claudia- The View
3. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough- Manic Street Preachers
4. Dance Into The Night- The View
5. Chelsea Dagger- The Fratellis
6. L.S.F.- Kasabian
7. (Songs For My) Sugar Spun Sister- The Stone Roses
8. Vince The Loveable Stoner- The Fratellis
9. Death On The Stairs- The Libertines
10. The Boy Looked At Johnny- The Libertines
11. Hung Up- Paul Weller
12. Posh Boys- The View
13. D Is For Dangerous- Arctic Monkeys
14. Boys In The Band- The Libertines
15. Going Down- The Stone Roses
16. Wasted Little DJ's- The View
17. Fuck Forever- Babyshambles
18. Delivery- Babyshambles
19. Away From Here- The Enemy
20. Skin And Bones- Jet

Paris Fashion Week

Per The Guardian, no obvious trends emerged from Paris Fashion Week. However, THANK GOD, the chunky heel is still chic. (I cannot walk in stilettos for love nor money).

And while a stiletto heel is a half-hidden menace, a stolid heel - this season's choice - is an open threat. (Fuck-you shoes, rather than fuck me shoes, if you will.)

So here's The Winehouse's "ode" to the former.


I love my socially-conscious boys in bands.....

(doesn't hurt they're cute, too;)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Taormina - Beautiful public garden