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31 March 2012

Delicatessen (1991)

I’ll start this review with an apology: I haven’t watched any films for a long, long time, and as a result I've had no reviews to post. I haven’t even been doing any reading. It’s been all art and playing music. It could be worse I guess!

I’m still struggling for time, but here’s a quick review for you...

Clapet and his cleaver!
Delicatessen , Miramax 1991

25 March 2012

King Uke - Hawai'i 78

I'm still listening to Facing Future, the fantastic album by the late Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. You will remember in my recent review that I praised his haunting version of Hawaii 78. It really is a beautiful version of a beautiful song.

I just had to do my own recording!

Don't Open... Man Cave!

Earlier this year I made the decision to build an electric ukulele. Little by little I’ve been moving the project along. One pretty major problem I’ve faced is finding the space for a workshop. With summer just around the corner, I’ve cleared a corner of my garage and I’m now ready to Rock and Roll!

Don't Open... Man Cave!

So what do I need in my Man Cave?

Let’s talk about the tools that I’m going to need to build an electric ukulele.

9 March 2012

Big Tits Zombie (2010)

I hinted that I owned this DVD sometime back and to be truthful although I threatened to watch it, I just couldn't bring myself to actually do it. That was until last night!

Straight down the middle...
Big Tits Zombie, Terracotta 2010

4 March 2012

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Facing Future (1993)

This week I've mostly been listening to...

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

I picked up the CD of 'Facing Future' last week and have been playing it constantly ever since. It's a gem!

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

3 March 2012

Hearts & Hands (1999)

Yesterday I picked up a book by the name of Hearts & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America. I started flicking through it in a charity shop and before you could say 'hot diggity damn' I'd bought it!

Being a photography book, I'm reluctant to post too much of the content. But what sort of review would this be without a few samples? As a halfway house I've decided to take pictures of some of the pages. I've purposely left them distorted and out-of-focus so you can get the gist, but that's about it.

The following picture was the shot that made me realise that I just had to have this book...

Jerry King and his banjo
Hearts & Minds, Jake Jacobson 1999