Patrick Bateman

No, not just for the cover art

Cannot wait for Jon Ronson’s Pyschopath Test to be published.

The Madness Industry won’t know what hit ’em. 


GoodGhee: KickList

New Feature Frenzy.

GoodGhee will be bringing us the freshest footwear around.

At only 14.

This week’s offering: Adidas Originals Superskate Hi – the ever expanding Adi skate collection is impressive – I have a pair of Gonzales myself. Loving the campus colours. Grab a pair of these for a smidgen under £70 at Size? online or in store – but they’re are bound to drop in price, so watch this space as they say.

King of the Pipe

What a man/boy. 


Nightmares suck, but are also imaginative goldmines. Last night I woke up in a cold sweat believing the ghost of Tyler, the Creator (Yonkers Incarnation) was feeding me cockroaches. Many words came to mind, EW! being up there near the front aside the usual expletives. This nightmare brought on a lot of creative impetus at 3 in the morning though. So thank you inadvertantly to Tyler for his appearance. If you want creativity-inducing nightmares, here’s your starting point:

(Maybe I’m just weak though)

Sounds (That Won’t Give You ‘Mares):

Like an angry Iron & Wine

Electro marauding Aussie Chet Faker sounds nothing like Chet Baker, but this is not necessarily disappointing. Covering a 90’s anthem is no easy task, but Faker doesn’t do badly with his parmesan-grated vocal version of No Diggity:

An act that seems to bring together meatheads, raa’s, indie kids, critics, Pitchfork and err…Kanye together is bringing out a 2nd LP very very soon. I am of course talking about Bon Iver – hopefully this record can reclaim acoustic music from the clutches of the promiscuous Mumford and his multiple offspring. I can’t even comprehend how they have managed to sound more ephereal:

Reconsider this album: Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Dolores – Beyond the name, this is some of the most chilling yet cathartic music you’ll ever hear:

Sight: I’m wet with anticipation for this: My good friend, Chazz Redhead is recreating the classic Star Wars (4,5,6) in FULL to raise money for the upcoming production of Dog Day Afternoon. Fingers crossed it will be on ustream on the 20th:

THE END OF COMMUNITY SEASON 2 – It was so good I am planning a paintball trilogy viewing with my brother (and anyone else in the local area) complete with tex mex tapas and bowls of tropical skittles arranged by colour and preference.

A Fistful of Paintballs

Taste: Epic MealTime minus the horrific calorie count (I sound like Lorraine Kelly…)

Spaghetti Olio e Aglio – I could eat cucina povera all day.

Not ideal date food, trust me

Smell: Keeping with the cuisine theme, I feel I need to share with you the best hot sauce about by Dunns River. At only 48p you really can’t go wrong. 85 mls of pure scotch bonnet fire – awesome in making an arrabiata. You don’t need to go as far as I do though – I pretty much use it on everything.

GAH. Ah. Ow

Touch: Ing Cloth. I Kid – the inspiration from Tyler has left as quickly as it appeared.

Right that’s all folks, I’m done. 

you cant rhyme good with food…

Blogs can sometimes be a chore, but at a time of ‘intense’ revision they become a saviour, in the non-biblical sense of course. Of course. Maybe they are biblical…The gist is this is gonna be a big post in length and content. This could be my Genesis – I don’t want to peak too soon though.

Sounds: Revision music is vital – you need diversity, something catchy but not quite singable, engaging yet workable. I have found these artists to fulfill my requirements in the past week:

Okay, so this really isn't revision music, but bah.

Tyler, The Creator – possibly the coolest 20-year-old out there – with his 2nd full length LP Goblin dropping only two days ago, the boy is unstoppable at the moment. I’ve been giving his first offering, Bastard, a thorough listen and it certainly has helped mecomprehend the political ramifications of african literature, bravo to you Ty. Actually listen to anything Odd Future have to offer really, but Tyler’s material remains the most coherent, if a little bloody scary at times. What’s more is he directed the video to Yonkers, featuring THAT cockroach (do youtube it, it’s a classy vid). Heres’ a juicy Toro Y Moi remix of French:

I’ve already mentioned Ghostpoet’s Ghost Tapes this week, but they deserve a second shout out – they are bold. Trust me:

For something a little more…Scandinavian, Those Dancing Days recent record Daydreams & Nightmares provides nice background noise to one’s rev-sesh. Fuckarias aside, I Know Where You Live Pt. 2 shows that gurl rock can have balls and remain feminine in the process.

Celebrating all haircuts.

Other recommendations: Pusha T’s Fear of God mixtape has a few enlightening moments, including the risque Touch It with rude-crude-fell-in-love-with-a-pornstar Kanye West; The Moderat Album and if all else fails, Alexisonfire’s Old Crows/Young Cardinals for when learning stuff gets ALL too MUCH. (Please don’t through your notes out the window, you might injure a pigeon or a postgrad).

Sight: This makes me sick to the stomach. Skating in Sicily sounds like a dream right now. Here’s Nike SB’s Texture Tour Vid:

Also a mention must go out to Seve Ballesteros, who died at the mere age of 54 this week, THE man that made golf cool – without playing away from home. Ouch, Tiger. 

Epitomy of Legend

Smell: 3rd Year Expectation. Need I say more?

Taste: I would say GnT’s, but then I iplaya’d  Two Greedy Italians, featuring the adorable duo that is Antonio Carluccio & Gennaro Contaldo.

True Ladz

What I would do to be greedy and Italian like these two.

Touch: ‘Everything I Touch Turns To Sold’ 

Finally, Finally, Finally, our Average Joe of the Week takes a Eurovision spin. Jedward narrowly miss out on the top spot, with ATM-pissing-NevermindTheBuzzcocks-Ripped-Raw Blue Member Antony Costa as our star – I must admit I don’t think you can hear his voice of any of their material. Hey Ho, He’s a lad, he’s avin a larf, innit son. I will watch this weekend with joy when Blue place lower than Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Am I A Second Rate Gavin Henson?

That’s all (for now) folks.

Giro D-GoodTom 2011

I’ve always thought cycling is the coolest mode of transport, probably since I watched the E.T. bike chase on repeat from age 3. I am in need of a new bike – the Apollo I got for Christmas whilst i was still comtemplating GCSEs and acne really doesn’t cut it anymore. Fixed wheel bikes have been on my radar for the past six months or so – from brand spanking new Creates to second hand jobs off Gumtree – but then I saw this BAD BOI on Karmaloop:

E.T. not included (gutted).

It is the very impressive, Donnie Darko-Chic State Bicycle Co. Brightside Model – sounding like the best word mouthful since you first read the lyrics from the Postal Service album.

I will never walk anywhere ever, ever again.

Early 22nd Birthday Present me thinks.

Rolling With The Punches

It’s Back, Baby. Alan Sugar’s circus comes back to town. The next twelve weeks are bound to be far more enthralling if the first episode is anything to go by. I will miss the pubescent PM Edward though – had some cracking one-liners.

'Shut It, I Don't Want Your Excuses'

Roll on next tuesday.

The Taste of Promotion

Sight : The Saints Are Up. Well mathematically not, but I’ve never enjoyed figures – so this momentous day continues after a 3-1 win over Plymouth, relegating them in the process. (Woops).

Talismanic Jose Fonte

Bring on Pompey next season – we’ll merk you.

Sound: This little gem i just got my grubby hands on: 

The End of Luxury By The Suicide of Western Culture – The bleak Adornian name aside, this track shows you can do more with a Boss Metal Zone Pedal than cover Megadeth. Apparently the Barcelona-based duo ‘pride themselves on the cheapness of their synths, the cheapness of their second-hand effects pedals and their ability to make music with the two’ – Recession-Proof Music Right atcha.

Noise Insurgents

Smell: Petrol – I’ve been at work for several days and been fully reacquainted with my favourite derivative of crude oil.

Touch: I want to touch this. Yes, yes, yes I do.

Ridin' Durty

Taste: Tasty American Beer is not an oxymoron. American Beer usually sucks big time – Bud tastes like someone spiked your Diet Coke with Home Made Vodka. Okay so maybe I’m exaggerating – but do you ever choose an American draught ahead of its European counterparts? I thought not. But Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the nips.

Illicit Beer Child

Tasting a bit like Leffe went to Mexico during spring break and fathered a child, with his orphan child making it across the border to Chico, CA. I’ve only had it on draught like 3 times but it is oh-so-good. Better than fo-gro-carl-stella-berg any day.