Friday, April 23, 2010

Paintin away

Been busy paintin the inside of our house white the last few days. Also been paintin the inside of a little gallery space in Lahinch Johnny Mac is letting us use for the Summer, legend. More on that soon...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Canarias

I miss going to these amazin islands, haven't been there in to long, next winter maybe...

Save the Whales

It's hard to believe now but 40 years ago many species of whales were on the brink of extinction. Thanks to the hard work of the environmental movement commercial whaling was for the most part banned worldwide in 1986. Whats even harder to believe however, is that this week governments around the world are deciding wether to lift the ban and allow the mass slaughter of whales again. Sign the petition here to say NO

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nuit Blanche

This is pretty amazing...

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

So's the making of...

Making Of Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Summers come early

Despite the volcanic activity to the North and snow in Scotland, the last week has been some of the most chilled out warm weather I can remember here in Ireland. To stay productive, a couplea nights ago the ever keen Ferg decided to grab a longboard and paddle 20 odd k's down the coast. Me and Wilbot joined him for the cliff lined part of the cruise, on a ski mind. It was so surreal under those prehistoric looking monoliths man. Still and eerie, no real swell, the clearest water, spooky caves, thousands of weird birds, and even a few oversized dolphins. It was a pretty special evenin...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Slow shutter Polaroids from Strays gig

Sound checks are boring, Polaroids pass the time nicely, Strays sound check at Sound Control.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Impossible Project

These guys have been busy resurrecting instant film from the grave and have finally created their own tasty looking monochrome gear for us to play with. Go buy!

Henry Valentine Miller


Came across this piece of writing today and thought it was pretty dialled...
"Example moves the world more than doctrine. Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. "
Henry Valentine Miller (26 December 1891 – 7 June 1980)  

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

STRAYS

Spent last weekend in Manchester and played a wicked gig with Strays at Sound Control, a pretty shmick as club with a mad sound rig. Here's a couplea shots from the show courtesy of Rivie Verran. We're recording our first album through the end of April and playing the Night and Day in Manchester's northern quarter on May 2nd for the Maps festival, so if you're up north and up for it, come on down!

This is Spar Ta

A friend of a friend created this funny mini series based on the lives of Derek and Jeffery, two everyday cats who lose the plot and become Leonidis and Artemis from Sparta. Class!












Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mr Toledano

Really like this guys documentary stuff and his site works really well as a vehicle for his gear...

Hiding from comfort

Mitch's new film looks set to blow minds...


Hiding From Comfort Trailer from mitchrawlins.com on Vimeo.