Sunday, 26 September 2010

I first heard about this blog earlier this year on The food program on Radio 4 and have been following the (infrequent) posts. I guess I was just intrigued that someone could care so much about hamburgers, that they would start a blog.

We have a gig on Friday the 1st of September in Sunningdale, Berkshire and another one on Friday the 9th of September at Night and Day in Manchester. We have also been booked to headline an all dayer at the Ringside in Hull on sunday December 12th.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

I never expected this to Happen, but I love this album! I bought it when it first came out, and thought it was o.k. but never expected to like it that much. I suppose the hype put me off, but As the weeks went on, I found myself listening to it more until now, where I'm addicted. I listen everyday. Can't help it. It's 50's girl groups, it's surf punk, it's Hole, it's simple, it's poignant, it's very good.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

We played the gig at Pozition (with a zed). It went well, far better than expected. People turned up to see us play, rather than just to go to the club night, which was a surprise. We didn't go on until One, and didn't have to be there until Eleven, so I went to see the Gainsbourg film earlier in the evening which I enjoyed very much.
Listened to the Monocle weekly earlier this week. Very pleased it's back on, the summer series with it's insistence on promoting boring, insipid, hotel Jazz was doing my head in.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Great piece on us on this blog.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

We have a few gigs coming up. Wednesday 15th of September we have an acoustic show at Pozition in Hull,
Then a gig somewhere near Windsor on October 1st (I'll put more details up when I have them), and on October 9th we're
playing at the Night and Day in Manchester.

Just finished reading Big Sur. Whenever I read Kerouac or Bukowski or Miller or any of those kind of beat writers/ autobiographical writers, I'm impressed by how they all believe in their own writing so much.
On another note; the other week, I ended up watching three films on my own on consecutive nights which took me to the edge of depression.

A single man.
The road.
Synecdoche, New York.

Generally I prefer bleakness to joyfullness - Lars Von Trier to Disney.
But this was too much, even for me.
I did enjoy the films though and Charlie Kaufman is a genius.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

There was an interview/Q&A with Harmony Korine in the Observer over the weekend. It was full of his usual 'shocking' nonsense speak, funny though. He doesn't seem to have grown up at all.
It made me get out my copy of 'A crack up at the race riots', a book he wrote in 98. It's not a novel, it's a thing. Pages of fake suicide notes, nonsense and bits. I bought it after watching Gummo and not being sure if I liked it or not. Looking forward to Trash Humpers.