Sunday, 7 December 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
Almost a year on and I get an email saying - "I've just seen a real Banksy!"
This time its the missus, the only reason she's so excited about it is because someone has had to explain to her what it was.
After hearing its a Banksy piece, and knowing full well that I'm a fan she decides to send me a picture...
Nice snap at that, something I would love to upload to my Flickr if it was my own.
My time will come, I'm sure!
Friday, 10 October 2008
Well I haven't uploaded to this blog in a while, its been quite a busy couple of weeks. I recently moved to uni in Cardiff, not too far away from home, but far enough :) It's been really interesting to see the different work that other students on the course have created and to see such a variety of different styles. I'm very impressed and I'm looking forward to the next 3 years. After finishing my work, I get my play time which means - Hopper Olympics time. I've only competed once but it's a great laugh, and I aim to be the next champion! Haha. Just thought I would upload some pics etc...
Friday, 1 August 2008
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Listening to radio 1 yesterday and they mentioned The Streets (my favorite band).
The radio said that they wear giving away their new single 'The Esacpist' for free on a website called 'my free download.co.uk', so I went there straight away and downloaded the new track.
I think its great, it has Skinner's newish style that he's adopted ever since finishing his 1st ever album 'Original Pirate Material'.
I then checked out the video, which was filmed by him and his mate Ted Mayhem walking through France.
Its quality - simple yet effective, my favorite style!
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Sitting around my gran's house, watching a bit of Big Brother when an advert came on advertising Ministry Of Sounds new album, 'Street Dance'...
At first the advert caught my eye visually but then I started listening to the audio and it just made it 100% perfect!
The commercial reminded me a little of the iPod adverts but it was still quality.
I'm well up for getting that album and listening to it ready for my holiday in Ibiza!
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Since finishing college, I have a little more time to chill and not worry about assignments!
It has taken me till now to see how funny Family Guy actually is.
I remember people talking about is in school, and I 1st watched it with a friend who is a huge fan.
I am now hooked, and love the fact that it is on more or less every night on BBC3...
What more could I ask for? haha
Check it out!
Monday, 7 July 2008
I was wrong about the plot line though, I thought Trevor's uncle was involved in the Sam being chased story line, but he wasn't, it was Jay - (Adam Deacon) who is also a big part of the soundtrack!
After seeing the film I was ready to listen to the sounds behind it!
It is a great soundtrack!
Including people like Kate Nash and The click click!
I would deffo put the film in the one of my favorite films list!
And I am just as impressed with the soundtrack.
Noel Clarke has earned himself a new fan, and I look forward to seeing more of his work!
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Sitting around wondering what to post when I remembered I had an email in my inbox from a couple of months back containing a picture of Banksy's recent piece in London.
Back in December (2007) I was working with Peacock design in London...
I was doing my work placement there - for the 2nd time, and I was really enjoying it.
About a week after I came back I had an email through from the managing director of the company saying Banksy had left his mark around the corner.
Gutted I didn't get to see it n person...
Thursday, 26 June 2008
High Contrasts new Drum&Bass remix of Adele's 'Home Town' has been playing on Radio 1 recently, spotted by Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.
I've heard quite a bit of the cardiff born, DJ's work, while studying my A levels in Gorseinon College, and I loved his sound.
Also love the fact that he does all his music videos himself!
But this remix - Something else!
Check him out on myspace - (High Contrasrt)
Friday, 20 June 2008
Yes thats right, there cant be a Kidulthood without an Adulthood!
The 2nd film is out on June 20th and I am WELL up for watching it.
The last one really impressed me with its cuts, edits, and design.
I feel this one might be that little bit better for the simple reason that the creator (Noel Clarke) has some experience from creating Kidulthood.
This one is set 6 years later.
Its based on Sam's life after being released from jail for killing "Trevaaaaaa" his uncles "Likal gun Drillllaaaaaaa" haha.
Go watch it, it should be a good one!
Now The Street's "Beat Stevie" has been around for quite a while now, and I like the way it works.
It has had a mini show on Channel 4 and has constant shows on the tinterweb, mainly showing on Youtube.
Its nice since The Streets have always had originality on their side, which is important in the world of media.
In my opinion lets get a Sick Boy, Inc. "web show" going, haha!
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Amir Khan is my hero...
I dream of the day when I could have a training session with him!
I even have the same boxing gloves as him... haha!
I have liked the promotional work he has done with RBK as well.
When he 1st released the "I am what I am" film campaign I thought it was great, but know he has released a new film but this time... 3D!
I was very impressed to get the film up on my laptop screen, put a pair of old 3d specs on, and sit and watch punches fly at me from my computer screen!
No matter how many times I watch this film, the opening scene is "lush" haha.
When Daniel Craig is walking through the chemist with Hayling - FC Kahuna playing in the background, explaining how drugs changed the world, I believe the the visual graphics are very simple yet effective, which work well.
Im a big fan of Layer Cake because of the visual design of the full film!
After the 1st time I watched the cadburys gorilla playing the drums to Phil Collins song in the air tonight, I thought it was great, but now almost a year on Drench spring water have released an advert with brains from thunderbirds dancing to Snap's - Rhythm is a dancer.
Could this be the new cadburys gorilla?...
In my opinion the Drench ad is better but then again that might be because I have seen the cadburys ad more then 10 times lol