1. The Sugarcubes – Birthday (One Little Indian)
2. Willie Burns – Tab Of Acid EP (The Trilogy Tapes)
3. Summerhall in Edinburgh
4. Fish and Chips @ Gandolfi Fish
5. Cooly G – Hold Me (Hyperdub)
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel
7. Mood Indigo
8. Ondo Fudd – Coup D’État (The Trilogy Tapes)
9. Black Angel
10. Late Night at the National Museum of Scotland
I asked my friend Victoria Shankskill to do this month’s top ten. She has returned one that is full of comforting stuff, which sounds good for a cold February! Victoria writes an excellent fashion blog called Elizabeth Emma and she also does a wee travel blog called Pops Trips. Check them out! I hope that Victoria and her husband David have a great holiday in March.
Taylor’s After Dark Coffee: rich, velvety, intoxicating.
Porridge made with jumbo oats, topped with blueberries, flaked almonds and honey
The Twin Peaks soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti
The amazing café at The Photographers’ Gallery, http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/caf
Christy’s Fish & Chips
The Big Bang Theory complete box set – watched from our awesome new couch
Cosy flannel nightshirts
Trip planning for the US East Coast in March
Bill Bryson’s latest book, One Summer: America 1927
For ages I have had the idea to make something similar to this app. I love 3D vectors and I have been spending a lot of time recently just exploring the worlds in this app. If you are looking for a pleasant way to spend some time in a dream like state then I recommend this app, which is free from all good smart phone app stores.
I’m getting really excited about the new Jonathan Glazer film, Under The Skin. I decided to look back to his older work while I wait for the film. This has involved watching his film, Birth, which was excellent. I don’t even remember it coming out, but it is well worth a watch if you are looking for a creepy psychological thriller. I’ve also been listening to the great soundtrack for Sexy Beast. Music definitely plays a big part in his films and I guess that comes from directing music videos. I first got in to his work through the video for Rabbit In Your Headlights by UNKLE and then UNKLE did some of the soundtrack work for Sexy Beast.
Jonathan Glazer started out directing adverts and it is great to go through them and watch his work. Below are some of my favourites. I love the Michael Jordan/Nike advert. I remember seeing that on the tv at the time and he must have made this after making the Street Spirit video for Radiohead. Also, who can forget the Guinness advert with the surfers and white horses? What a way to introduce Phat Planet by Leftfield. I also really liked the Sony Bravia advert he filmed in Glasgow. Anyway, check out the adverts below and remember to go and see Under The Skin when it comes out on the 14th of March in the UK.
Michael Jordan – Frozen Moment
Guinness – Surfer Advert (With Horses)
Sony Bravia – Paint