Sunday, 29 March 2009

(OPEN) books, Thursday evening

Hosted by the truest Brain, Shea, (OPEN) books hosted a reunion of sorts - Lili De La Mora, Michael Wysong and DJ Fando Y Lis (he spins the best, rare psychedelic finds!)

(OPEN) is a gem of a book shop - a home in Long Beach, California, to art installations, gigs , screen printed posters, toy dinosaurs, handmade trinkets and shelves upon shelves of books - old,new,rare, used...lots and lots!

One of the most beautiful evenings,

if you're ever out and about in Long Beach, do swing by!

Friday, 27 March 2009


On my first ever day at SXSW I set up camp at the Radio Room on 6th Street. Sandwiched between the sets of Port 'O Brien and Loney Dear, I was pointed in the direction of Heartless Bastards - [click here for a photo] a favourite discovery! They filled up the Paste tent with their beautiful soulful rock. Led by Erika; a lady who beholds with a voice as powerful and pretty as Karen Dalton's. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio - this was their first show at SXSW ... they were a real treat for the ears. Listen to The Mountain and others gems on their Myspace page now.

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click the image for the gallery....

Friday, 13 March 2009


the folks at Bandstand Busking have put up some songs!
fill 'yer ears!

Friday, 6 March 2009


warmest thanks to every soul that come down to the ICA show - it was a lovely evening and such a treat to see so many good folks...Anika - your comic is so wonderful! timo took a picture of us checking our instruments - - the ark is prone to backache!