Gentlemen Broncos

Where were the Oscar nominations for THIS? Lord of the Rings meets Napoleon Dynamite. With Jermaine from Flight of the Conchords. Although after watching the trailer (which pretty much tells you the entire… Continue reading

Rollerskating Monkey In Japan!

No, THIS is the best thing I have ever seen. It’s all about the jump.

Debruit – ‘I’m Goin’ Wit You’

Still massive. Spaceman Om’Mas Keith from Sa-Ra, soulster Jamie Woon (think a less processed, male Imogen Heap who’s clearly listened to more than a few Stevie Wonder records) and a synth line that… Continue reading

Android Butler

Say you had a friend called Andy Butler. All this time you thought his first name was Andrew but then one day you find out that his first name is not Andrew but… Continue reading

An Eskimoment Of Gratitude

Apparently the search term that drives the most traffic to this here web log is ‘eskimo phrases’. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Eskimo diaspora for their continued friendship and… Continue reading

Safer Pie-Eating Communities Together

Reflections On New Zealand

It’s pretty awesome.

Yo Brotha Where Art Thou?


Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of kiwi brilliance for your Friday afternoon! First up, a kiwi with no arms. Kinda weird. And then an Iraqi song about kiwi fruit! With the musical intro from the Muppet Show! I… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #8

Number 8! The Beatles – ‘Eight Days a Week’ as covered by the Finnish band Hurriganes in 1977. The band’s logo is definitely my next tattoo. ROCK!


I went here last night after hearing numerous rave reviews about the cuisine being the best Pakistani food this side of Lahore. As you can see from the video, it’s situated smack-bang in… Continue reading

Like Spinning Plates

If anyone out there has a similar video with monkeys spinning on segways then I’m very, very interested.

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of Daft Punk for your Friday afternoon! I love these videos. They’re just so freaking DAFT! Daft Punk – ‘Da Funk’ Daft Punk – ‘Revolution 909’ (which kind of reminds me… Continue reading

Monkey Karate

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #7

Half-handed Cloud – ‘Once, Twice, Seven Times a Werewolf’. One of the greatest song titles of all time, no question. The singer John Ringhofer is the trombonist for Sufjan Stevens’ Illinoisemakers. When not on… Continue reading

Dark Days

Saw this film recently and found it very, very good. People living in New York’s underground train tunnels build makeshift homes out of salvaged material found on the street. Some of the more enterprising… Continue reading

Bork, Bork, Bork

The Muppet Show intro. In German. You’ll be interested to learn that the Swedish Chef in the German version of the Muppets is actually Danish. True fact! Presumably because in Germany a Swedish… Continue reading

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of eagle portraiture for your Friday afternoon! I really need some sleep.

World After Midnight

This video promises nine minutes which will change our perception of the world around us. Not bad considering it usually takes me fourteen minutes and a bag of gummy cola bottles and white chocolate mice. In… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #6

Six! Or as they say in France: Six! This week it’s DJ Shadow – ‘Six Days’ (Remix ft Mos Def) Love the bass drop at 1:36 which sounds like a cow pretending to be… Continue reading

Don’t Think! Feel!


Baby Gives The Evil Eye

And he’s holding an ice cream! I don’t think he could be any happier.

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of Japanese pranks for your Friday afternoon! First up, a guy gets lured into a meeting where everyone around him gets murdered. The hilarity.   Then various people fall unknowingly into… Continue reading

Holocaust Lipstick

Everybody and their cat has heard of Banksy by now. I still like this story though. From his book ‘Wall and Piece’: The following is a diary extract from Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #5

Till about 10 minutes ago this was always going to be ‘I Got 5 On It’ by the Luniz. In the bag. But then this little gem of a mash-up came along courtesy… Continue reading

Robots In Disguise

Wait, there was a guy just standing there, right there, I swear, and now all that’s left is this car!

Useful Eskimo Phrases

This website offers helpful phrases in the Inuit language, thereby solving all of your immediate problems. Apparently ‘I want to go by dogteam’ is ‘Qimuksikkuurumavunga’. To which a common reply must be ‘Bless… Continue reading

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of Keep On Running for your Friday afternoon! The Spencer Davis Group – ‘Keep On Running’ The singer Steve Winwood could be mistaken for sounding like Ray Charles despite only being 16 and from… Continue reading

Rising Stars Of 2009

Some of my favourite music at the moment. Turn the lights down low and turn it urppp. Joy Orbison (doesn’t he know that there’s also a musician called ROY Orbison? What are the chances!) –… Continue reading

Come Thou Font

I don’t mind telling you that I spent far longer than I originally intended on attempting to change the apostrophe into the correct font at the end of the song title What U Waiting 4… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #4

Going BACK. Jungle Brothers – ‘What U Waiting 4’

The Gaslamp Killer

Just goes to show that all you need to be one of the world’s leading underground DJs that mixes up rare groove, soul and sick, sick West Coast glitch, all in the same… Continue reading


In the 1980s hand-painted posters were created to promote upcoming films shown in travelling cinemas around Ghana. These cinemas consisted of a TV, a VCR, an electric generator and a car to transport it all over… Continue reading

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of the Cinematic Orchestra for your Friday afternoon! Get acquainted with the band and check out the photos on the above site. The light and time of day of each… Continue reading

22 Tracks

Online jukebox featuring 22 playlists of different musical genres, each containing 22 tracks. It’s updated regularly by specialist DJs in Amsterdam and streams for free! Check the HIPHOPNL section for some fresh… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #3

3! We’re racing up the chart! All three songs containing the number 3 in the title come courtesy of the Beastie Boys, of which there are 3 members. Spookay! Beastie Boys – ‘In… Continue reading

Best Endings To Stories

– …and they lived happily ever after. – …and then I found 20 bucks! – …and then I puked, and a dog came along and started eating it.

Ghormeh Sabzi

This traditional Iranian dish is apparently a favourite of President Ahmedinejad. Here’s the recipe.

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of D.I.S.C.O. for your Friday afternoon! Stay with me. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, in a cave, or under a rock in a cave, you’ll know that the biggest… Continue reading

Monkey Portraits

There’s no denying that all of these pictures are pretty good. Now it’s easier than ever to pretend you’re a chimp looking through your high school yearbook.

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #2

And we continue the climb! Underworld – ‘Two Months Off’ as revisited by the superbly named, insanely talented Japanese group Vertical Engine. And just so we’re all on the same page, here’s the… Continue reading


Call it what you want: boogie, boogie funk, modern funk, funkmosphere, squashed funk, LA funk, old school Prince funk, Nintendo funk, whatever name you give it, this sound is retro, timeless and brilliant… Continue reading

Live 9-Piece Band Recreate DJ Shadow’s Seminal ‘Endtroducing’ LP

I cannot wait for this! They’ll probably play ‘Organ Donor’ with a real organ! Thursday 3 December. The Jazz Cafe, London Town. If you live outside of the UK it’s probably worth flying… Continue reading

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of animal and trampoline magic for your Friday afternoon! It’s all about the slo-mo action replay. It’s all about the backflip. I’m buying a trampoline this weekend. And a walrus.

Lessons Learned From My Bike, Which I Loved, Being Stolen Yesterday

– Know, appreciate, be grateful for, and use everything you have been given, for at any moment it could be taken away. – Buy better locks.

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #1

It’s the perfect time of the week to launch the all new Wednesday Afternoon Countup! Brap brap! Every track featured in the Countup must feature the number of that week in the title.… Continue reading

The North Korea I Never Knew

These recent satellite photos give you a North Korean bird’s-eye view of North Korea. No one ever told me about the waterslides, beer factory and ostrich farm!

Keyboard Cats

Can we change people’s behaviour by making things more fun to do? Of course we can, but only if it involves transforming everyday items into giant musical instruments! Think about how many more… Continue reading

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of hip hop for your Friday afternoon – the weekend is only minutes away! And if you’re in Vladivostok, it’s already here! Mos Def – ‘Quiet Dog Bite Hard’ Vladivostok has… Continue reading

Leikfang Saga 3

Not that I’m a massive fan of the Toy Story dynasty, but the huge advancements in technology in the past few years as evidenced by the near life-like detail shown by the computer… Continue reading