Saturday, January 05, 2008

Budapest - 07-01-2007 - 14h33

Budapest - 07-01-2007 - 14h33, originally uploaded by Panoramas.

gorgeous shot.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Queen Bitch


Envy isn't what creates a classic bitch - who never feels threatened, and always feels superior - so that rules out the Kate-haters and Nigella-nigglers. It also keeps out your classic you're-not-going-out dressed-like-that old nag - see Vivienne Westwood and Fay Weldon blaming the Spice Girls for everything from the Black Death to global warming - because when the nipples go south the nose invariably heads north. Jade Jagger's "Slag" necklace, sent to Kate Moss after the alleged thieving of then-beau Dan Macmillan, was a low blow but hardly the act of a true bitch - just some well-connected nobody, peeved at losing her man to the Best of Breed. And there's a bitchy line, if you please.


Thursday, January 03, 2008

'Warwick Avenue'- Duffy

Getting a Dusty feeling here....


If I don't miss my mark, and I don't think I do, Billie Piper's wedding bouquet contains the elusive "Mimi Eden"* roses that Jen and I have been trying to get our hot little (arthritic) hands on for the past two years.

Our local suppliers (how rock and roll does that sound) claim they've never heard of them. Bastards.

*the pretty dark pink roses with the cream edge

Random ten

1. Black Cherry- Goldfrapp
2. We Gotta Get Out of This Place- The Animals
3. Sea Lion Woman- Feist
4. She Loves You- Babyshambles
5. Caught Up- Usher
6. Rip Her To Shreds- Blondie
7. You Fucking Love It- Dirty Pretty Things
8. Control Of The Knife- Girls Aloud
9. Come On Come On- Jet
10. Stutter- Elastica

11. Music When The Lights Go Out- The Libertines
12. Shadrach- Beastie Boys

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Old Town Menton, French Riviera

As it's supposed to get to -10 tonight, I'd much rather be here right now.

A few things

Tomorrow are the Iowa caucuses. You may have heard something about this.

As a resident of the Tall Corn State, I'd like to clear up a few misconceptions I've seen floating about on the Internet.

1. Iowa? Not flat. Most of the north part of the state was sculpted by glaciers, and we have the Loess Hills in western Iowa. NOT FLAT. That would be Nebraska.

2. Quit bemoaning the fact that a bunch of "hicks" and "farmers" are going to make an important (or not, as you may believe) decision for the country. You know, we actually do have cities here in flyover country. They have electricity. And indoor plumbing. They may wear shoes there. GOLLLEEE!

It also pisses me off that 'farmer' seems to be a code word for "uneducated rube." You know what you have to be good at to farm? Chemistry. (farm chemicals) Also, it smacks of classist bullshit to me, so knock it the fuck off.

3. Do you really think that we enjoy having (am not exaggerating) 25 MESSAGES FROM POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE when we get home from work? At 2PM? Including one from the Mike Huckabee campaign (gag) and one that started with "I'm Newt Gingrich, and...." DELETE.

Now that rant is out of the way, I'm going to my first caucus tomorrow night, and am quite excited about it. Who am I supporting? Mr. John Edwards. In case you care.

superb morning light in Provence

I love the composition of this shot, and the weathered terracotta is just divine.


so it's going to be a party album, then....

CSS singer Lovefoxxx is confirmed to guest on the new Primal Scream album, due out later this year.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I'm not ashamed to admit

that I screamed when I saw this.

Kasabian were joined onstage by pal Noel Gallagher as they rang in the New Year in the early hours of this morning (January 1) with a special Hogmanay show in Scotland.The band rounded off 2007 with a spectacular performance which saw fireworks blasted off at the climax of their hour-long set in Edinburgh Gardens. And the Oasis main-man joined them for the last three songs, performing on 'Club Foot', 'Stuntman' and 'LSF'.

Update- I also screamed when I saw this in The Independent.

WITH LAUGHTER. Oh Thomas, you silly, fashion-challenged boy....
...singer Tom Meighan – somewhat metrosexually outfitted in fitted black jeans and shirt, and high-heeled brothel creepers....

Monday, December 31, 2007

"Bum bum"

I swear that I nearly hurt myself laughing while watching 'The Big Fat Quiz Show' on YouTube today. I want to hang out with Russell and Noel.

Camden Town, London, 2007

Camden Town, London, 2007, originally uploaded by Yanice Idir.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Best resolution, ever

I resolve to handle every situation I encounter this year by thinking “How would Jordan from Scrubs handle this?”

Jeanne D'Arc at the Sacre Coeur, Paris

'Kerosene'- Miranda Lambert

As much as I complain about neu country, I love me some Miranda Lambert.