Where have you been I hear you cry!?
Well….the thing is…..sometimes I’m so busy being fucking brilliant in the real world that I forget about you lot……that and I’ve just recently discovered Mario Kart. It’s been taking up an awful lot of my time it has.
Granted I might be about 10 years behind you geeky fucks that have to buy everything as soon as it comes out, but I’m absolutely all over this shit. I’ve kind of mastered up to the Star Cup at 150cc and now I’m trying to use different characters other than Mario.
I’m finding it a bit difficult adjusting my style to fit the others attributes to be honest. Peach is a bit too lightweight for my aggressive technique. Bowser is very cumbersome. Yoshi, Toad and Luigi look/sound like utter cock sticks…….and don’t even get me started on Donkey Kong. I can’t bear that cunt.
I was going to attempt a video blog on it, but after filming myself playing, the only footage was essentially me repeatedly screaming: “SLAG“…..”SHIT“……”FUCK“……”ARSEHOLE“….and leaning so far out of shot to try and get round a corner that it was pretty much useless. Vaguely amusing, but useless.
I decided to show you this instead. Battles have been one of my favourites for a long time now. Their gig at The Astoria was not only the best gig I went to in 2008, but one of my best full stop.
The combination of the music and the lighting is something else. I’m never quite sure who knocks up the visuals for shows like theirs. I assumed (rather stupidly) that the band themselves would pull it together. Especially now with people having alot more technology at their disposal. This landed in my in-box this afternoon and now all is clear.
United Visual Artists have worked on a number of things for Battles and Massive Attack, as well as art installations and shows for fashion houses such as Y3.
All of their stuff is pretty mind-blowing, but it’s the work with Battles really works for me. To totally “get” what they are about and come up with something so perfect for the sound is no mean feat. They do it fucking brilliantly.
This is one of my fav tunes and if you watch the video you’ll completely understand what I mean about the synergy between audio/visual.
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I won’t leave it so long between posts this time. I’m off to Dorset this weekend for Lewy Pooey’s birthday. He’s a bit of a prat so he’ll probably give me plenty of fuel for all of our amusement.