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I started this blog in 2007. No one had heard of The Wire and I was making experimental films that a select few saw. My initial tagline for this blog was: 'I write concisely. always. I'm trying to improve this - however, sometimes few words work better'. Then I found Twitter. However, I still post here once a week, so feel free to comment or just to simply say hii.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 6:03 AM
Major Lazer
Major Lazer - Venue
Such a great day. Red Bull know how to put on a free event, or at least know how to pay people who know how to put on a free event. Diplo, Switch and a host of other DJs and MCs played at a skate park beside train tracks on the corner of Portobello and Acklam road. The first tune Switch played was Creator and when the vocal dropped, out came Santi White - the place went crazy. The tunes were too much for the speakers and towards the end the system seemed to blow. Silence for about 15 minuites until the hoot of a passing train was joined by a trademark Diplo airhorn and it all began again. The party ended and everyone headed off into the visual and aural excitment of carnival itself, passing different sound systems every few minutes and losing your friends in the crowds, just because you needed to dance there and then.
Santogold - sings Creator live
Diplo+Switch in the background whilst a beautiful dancer and camera man get close

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Friday, August 22, 2008 @ 1:30 PM
eye malfunction
Blk Jks at Whelans - © A.M.
Blk Jks were quite interesting the other night. Their sound was an amalgamation of different genres rolled into one. It actually was quite rock(ish). Not a big crowd there but entertaining none the less. I had an eye-malfunction - where my sight resembled a scene from a nameless film, where the protagonist is wildly drunk/hallucinating and his point of view is out of focus. I was wearing a wink for most of the night, however, I doubt anyone noticed.

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@ 10:34 AM
for lou (-_-)


Sweet Peas.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 7:37 AM
carnival time
Less than a week to go. The Heatwave is hosting Major Lazer on Monday 25th- a carnival launch party for Switch and Diplo's new dancehall project. The two producers have been busy in Jamaica recording x-amount of Jamaican artists and their album is out soon. (rave man a rave)

If I can get through the crowds, I may also stop by Radioclit's Soundclash system at Dimitri's Pub. Marina Vello will be there - it appears that she is doing quite well since her departure from Bonde De Role. Below is a clip from April at the Old Blue Last.


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Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 5:33 AM
blk jks
I am looking forward to this gig next Wednesday August 19th, courtesy of Foggy Notions and the impressionable Choice Cuts team. Diplo has already signed them to Mad Decent. Their 'dub-fuelled psychedelic Afro-blues' should provide a welcome escapism from the dreadful Irish Summer weather.
Click here:blkjks

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Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 2:36 AM
gardening works

I was not brought to art galleries when I was a child/young teen - it was to garden centres. It was a Sunday routine that I detested, which surprised my mum as she believed I had a somewhat artistic temperament. I used to walk along the little walls which divided the plantations testing my balance which relieved some boredom. In April, I decided (with the aid of a housemate) to weed the front garden of our house and plant seeds. The Oak tree and scented geranium had been planted by another house mate over 18 months ago but it looked sparse. I planted sweet pea and nasturtiums. I plan to plant violas for some winter colour. Riveting information, but a sort of achievement for me (or my mum - she finally made me understand why one would garden). Some before and after pics below. (The before pic is taken with a motorola phone.)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 3:34 PM
animal instincts

Thunderheist, Jerk it. (director Go That)


Santogold, Lights Out. (director Rob 'Whitey' McConnaughy)

Thanks to [dave] at suck my art for bringing That Go's winning entry/portrayal of Thunderheist's Jerk It to my attention. Chicken aside and the soundtrack, it has the some similar shots and energy that I envisage my documentary short with the Rialto Twirlers as having. Thunderheist have a nice blog roll going on in their site which I kind of like:
Thunderheist
A similar fashion animal pattern theme is running through Jerk It and Santogold's Lights Out. I am sure this is all just purely coincidental. Animal print is just so punk rock i guess.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 5:38 AM
font biter



Having seen Noah and the Whale's video for 5 years time I could not help think of the font Futura and Wes Anderson's films. Having looked at the video for 2 Bodies 1 Heart, Noah and The Whale are obviously keeping to the same theme as Anderson. They also appear to have the same cast and crew - visually branding the videos. However, it is unmistakably a Wes Anderson trait, although it works with Noah and the Whale's twee folk sound. Typographically, Anderson uses Futura (and altered versions of Futura) as his house font. Though it’s not as omnipresent in The Darjeeling Ltd as it has been in many of his past films (Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, The Life Acquatic), it does appear on some key elements such as the Louis Vuitton luggage insignia and many of the train amenitites.


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Sunday, August 3, 2008 @ 4:34 AM
holiday obsession
I was obsessed with this escalator in Albufeira, Portugal. A dystopian vision of the future. JG Ballard may like it - a shopping mall fixture intertwined with the landscape, with sudoriferous lobster-like tourists being transported up and down it. The monotony of it is quite inspiring.

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Friday, August 1, 2008 @ 6:00 AM
holiday snaps







All Images © A.M. Barry

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