Thursday, 6 September 2012


A wicked little short video that I stumbled upon. Comments on the destructive nature of our entertainment culture mar har har. Not really, that's probably just my English degree training me to analyse everything until it is either morbid or phallic...

Major Lazer - Anything Goes

I am so in love with Major Lazer...

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Elbow - Friend Of Ours

This song has made me cry many a time... It's pretty much the perfect description of depression and loss of a best friend and it's really beautiful. When Morrissey says 'love you, mate' something in me dies.

'Before leaving get to the bar,
No one round here makes you pay.
Never very good at goodbyes
So gentle shoulder charge, love you, mate,
Love you, mate.

Salford skyline gloom,
Always you could fly round any corner
But until you do,
Love you, mate.'

Under The Sea

AHHHHH so good!!! I have known all the words to this since the age of about 11, it gives me endless joy. Ahhhhh, Disney

'What do they got, a lot of sand?
We got a hot crustacean band!'

The Big 2,000

2,000 views people, keep 'em coming. To celebrate, here is a video of a cat dressed up as a banana, eating a banana. My favourite part is at 0:22. Enjoy.

When it's all said and done will you have said more than you've done?

And ask yourself: If not now, then when?

'Voyage of Life - Old Age' by Thomas Cole

My Heart, It Melts...

My Incredibly Talented Friends

I hope they don't mind me doing this? Guess I'm in trouble if they do...

Matt Timmiss - 19, studying English at Southampton University

Izzy Sayers - 19, studying History at Leeds University (big shout out to her and her sexy blog whoop whoop HOLLA)

Emii Alrai - 19, studying Fine Art at Leeds University

I think this is unfinished, but it's still amazing

Monday, 3 September 2012

Def Jam Poetry

First Writing Since by Suheir Hammad

'I cried when I saw those buildings collapse on themselves
Like a broken heart,
I have never owned pain
That needs to spread like that.'

'If any light is to come
It will shine from the eyes of those who look for peace and justice
After the rubble and rhetoric are cleared
And the phoenix has risen.

Affirm life, affirm life'

One Of The Most Incredible Photos Ever Taken

Thich Quang Duc, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who burned himself alive in protest to the persecution of Buddhists by the Roman Catholic church in South Vietnam. Inspiring.

Taken by Malcolm Browne

Jacek Yerka

Moving slightly away from the realist artists that I was blogging about a few days ago, I've recently fallen a bit in love with Jacek Yerka. He takes images and memories from his childhood and distorts their "grey, somewhat horrifying reality" into fantasy landscapes of his own creation. The confused perspective and calculated chaos of their contents results in whimsical, sometimes mythical, sometimes slightly science fiction imaginings. This makes Yerka's work the perfect tool of escapism for both its creator and its viewer.