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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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Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 4:37 AM
the streets
I would have liked to have met Mike Skinner last night and have chatted to him about John Gray's Straw Dogs, the book I am reading at the moment. However, it was not meant to be (interview here from o.m.m.). Instead I got the footage below at the gig at the Olympia.

Mike Skinner was already barefoot, a random girl had to be taken off the stage, he took off his top and climbed on the amp.....what followed made a dull January much better.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 @ 7:51 AM
Leading Lights


The January/February edition of Film Ireland is edited by: Nicky Gogan, Paul Rowley and Derek O'Connor. Last month Paul Rowley asked me to send in an image that encapsulated my relationship with film and write about it. I did just that. Film Ireland is available to purchase at Film Base, Dublin or you can read extracts here - Film Ireland

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009 @ 5:03 AM
dance wiv me

Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris - Dance wiv me (2008)

My favourite song and collaboration of 2008. Due to lack of good films on television over the holiday break, I watched music videos on The Box and various MTV channels. Flicking past the MTV dance channel I began to notice the current trend in euro-dance videos of 'empowered' females dancing in their underwear whilst tormenting an 'idiot' male - usually tied up or in some kind of dilemma. Similarly in the Guru Josh Project video Infinity (2008) the female protagonist hits a brick wall with a sledge hammer - in her underwear of course. I find this depiction of women unsettling and unnecessary. I also am dubious of the Kid Cudi's Vs Crookers video of Day 'n' Night.

Cudi said the following on his website on Dec 5th:

'SEE, THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I HATE THIS INDUSTRY….MUTHAFUCKAS GET CONTROL OVER YA MUSIC AND YA IMAGE AND DO WUTEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT TO DO WIT IT….THIS CROOKERS VIDEO WAS NOT APPROVED BY ANYONE ON MY TEAM….WE JUS EXPRESSED TO THE PEOPLE WHO SHOT THE VIDEO AND TOL THEM WE DIDNT LIKE IT AND WANTED TO TRY SUTTIN DIFF, NEXT THING U KNO WITHIN HOURS ITS ALLLLLLL OVER THE FUCKIN INTERNET….NOW, SUTTIN SEEMS FISHY HERE…..ID B WRONG TO START PUNCHIN MUTHAFUCKAS IN THE JAW BONE (AND IM REALLLLY NOT A VIOLENT PERSON, I HATE VIOLENCE ACTUALLY) BUT DATS HONESTLY HOW I FEEL RITE NOW….PEOPLE R TAKIN SUTTIN I CREATED, SUTTIN DATS SPECIAL TO ME AND PUTTIN IT OUT CUZ THEY WANT TO…'

and on Dec 30th Cudi said this:

'I WASNT SAYIN I DIDNT LIKE THE CROOKERS REMIX OF MY SONG (I LOVE DAT SHIT ACTUALLY), I WAS ONLY MAKIN REFERENCE TO THE MUSIC VIDEO…

AND ALSO, AFTER SEEIN PEOPLE EMBRACE THE VIDEO IM NOT MAD ANYMORE…JUS A LIL DISAPPOINTED THAT SHIT WAS HANDLED WITOUT MY CONSENT….BUT WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE I GUESS'...

I wrote a post here in October championing Kid Cudi's work. I was aware that there was some trouble with the video for Day 'n' Night - Mad Decent mentioned it here. However, I realised the video must have been approved, after viewing it on the Box over Christmas.
I saw Kid Cudi as an artist that would not compromise his work - I am disappointed.

CUDI - HOLD MY JAR - I'M GONNA DANCE WIV DIZZEE.



Kid Cudi Vs Crookers - Day 'N' Night (2008)

Guru Josh Project - Infinity (2008)

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