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Edible, Playable Chocolate Record


Now this is something straight out of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the chocolate factory, a baker from Fife has created an edible yet playable chocolate record. Wonders will never cease!!

Via Neatorama


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Herrods Xmas Bizzare


Now Herod wasn’t the nicest person who’s ever lived but that doesn’t mean the people involved in this little pop up shop are the same, in fact quite the opposite. From Herrod himself:

We’re not only stocking fine contemptorary art, porcelain with a twist, but there’s also an exclusive selection of retro garments nestled in one corner. We think it’s possibly a one-stop-chrimbo-present-buyin-shop… but then we are biased (and delusional).


If your in the area i would definitely suggest popping in. I was down there the other day setting up and saw some absolutely fantastic pieces from the likes of Rowan Newton, Carl Cashaman, Remi Rough, SPQR and Agent Provocateur to name a few. Oh and us as well!!!


The pop up shop is only open for this week can be found near Waterloo station at:

95-96 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB
Monday 17 to Monday 24 December
11am to 6pm / Wednesday 19 ’til 8pm



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The Mystery’s in the Mix (10.8.96)

The Mystery’s in the Mix (10.8.96)

So, after getting hold of some of my old mixtapes I thought it best to digitise them so that such important cultural milestones can be preserved for future generations to enjoy before the tapes corrupted and became unplayable. This frothy little mix is from ’96 (so 2 years later than my previous installment) and I was glad to see there was at least a small improvement in skills.

I think my favourite thing about this is that I even have the hand crafted tape cover which I’d obviously created on a computer using clipart. But at least i’d gone to the trouble of doing a track listing. Just in case you have a burning desire to find out the name of any particularly frivolous early 90’s house songs. Enjoy!

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Beauty & the Beast – DJ Claymore

Beauty & the Beast – DJ Claymore – From way back in 1994!

I needed to find a particular old mixtape from the early 90’s for a project i’m working on and so put the word out to a few old friends who would possibly still have a stash of such items to see if they could find what I was looking for. Not only did i turn up trumps with what I was looking for but managed to come up with a few of my old tapes from when I was but a child. I took my djing more seriously back then and was, as you’ll hear, firmly into house. I can probably scratch no better now than I could then but god loves a trier. As it was the early 90’s there is no Traktor or Serato involved so it was purely me and some vinyl on my trust 1210’s. They don’t make them like they used to. At least that’s what i’m saying and i’m sticking to it…

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Come one, come all (by id-iom @ Whitecross Street Party)

Come one, come all

Come one, come all

So the boys over from id-iom were painting at the Whitecross Street Party this past Saturday and for their picture they did a reworking of the idiot youth banner which they did for us a while ago. I’m sure he’s looking a little more sinister here than in our banner…

At least he’s being pretty inclusive and inviting everyone to come join in the fun. All hail idiot youth!

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Skunk by George Michael

I like George Michael. He makes me laugh. Why on earth he doesn’t just get himself a driver/chauffeur i’ll never know. If you follow the link here and scroll down to the bit where it says ‘Drugs’ you will get a quick precis of his arrests over the past few years. Now i’m not saying that he shouldn’t be able to smoke what he wants but why on earth he insists on crashing into just about everything on his way home i’m still not sure.

Sometimes it’s just too easy to mock troubled celebrities…

I liked this one so much we have even got it framed up in a nice little box frame (and it’s still for sale if anyone’s interested!)



Detail shot of packaging

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Cocaine by Philip Strongman

I found this book on our bookshelf the other day. I’m really not sure how it got there or whose it is. Maybe that was why it got my attention. Or maybe it was because it had the word ‘Cocaine‘ emblazoned along the side of it. Either way i decided to plunge on in and give it a read.

The story centres around a young but somewhat burned-out freelance journalist by the name of Pete. Pete isn’t a particularly bad lad but then again he isn’t particularly good either. He’s regularly out on the town soaking up as much free drink and drugs as he can and writing pretty much as little as he can get away with. And there’s loads of both booze and class A’s to be had in London town as long as you have a few connections and know which parties and openings to attend. And somehow Pete does.

As we follow’s Pete life it careers around as his descent into cocaine abuse becomes more rapid. At some point along the way he has a small moment of clarity and he has the idea to write a music industry expose that will blow the lid on all the corruption and backhanders that take place just to get the latest up-and-coming band into the charts.  And without spoiling anything that’s about all you need to know…

I quite enjoyed the pace of this book and found the general tone (and accounting of life in the music industry) to be somewhat believable. There are a few amusing moments and our hero’s assertion that he’ll be giving up the coke any second is like a mantra throughout the book. My main problem is that the plot really just plays second-fiddle to the drugs whilst we move from one chemically-induced problem to another but maybe that’s the point. Despite his dubious intentions Pete is really just treading water and has a hard time moving his life forward – and all the coke and booze certainly isn’t of any assistance. Worth a read if you like this sort of thing.


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