Sunday, 25 April 2010

Look it's freaking me out now: Street cards

stout house
Originally uploaded by bltphoto
Just to prove I don't walk around looking at the ground all the time here's a picture of a fancy beer sign... but look it's a curse I just popped out for some olive oil because well I'd forgotten it oh 5 times before and and well outside a carwash I found TWO more street cards!! Look, look, it's a 2 of diamonds and a 9 hearts boom! back of the net!

2 diamonds

Modern Girls inl Jumpsuits....

James Freud - Modern Girl
Originally uploaded by bltphoto
A little round up of latest platters that perhaps don't matter as much as they did (if they did in the first place...)
Picked this one up for none more 80's sleeve never heard of Mr James Freud before I'm afraid think he was bigger in Oz. Here's his MTV tastic video.

Up next is the mighty Sheeba Ireland's perenial hopes for the Eurovisions in the early 80's . It was the jumpsuits that swung it for me sadly this songs not on Youtube but the 5th place glamfest "Horoscopes" is here to raise a cheer!

Here's all my sleeves on that there flickr

Shebba- Woman Without Love

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Which way is up?

Love space pictures: love this shot with it's mixed perpectives, shame we won't be seeing many more shots of the dear old shuttle.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Anyone for Tiffin?

Anyone for Tiffin?
Originally uploaded by bltphoto
Makes Loads:
Prep time: 20 mins plus 1hour plus in fridge.

250g biscuits crushed (I used Digestives)

75g raisins (I used dried fruit)

4oz butter

4 tblsp golden syrup

25g cocoa powder I put more in but I’ll leave it to you
2 x 250g chocolate (mine was green & black orange tinged 80%)

What to do:
1. Melt butter sugar cocoa and syrup in a pan (I did all this in the microwave)
2. Mix in other dry ingredients (make sure it’s well mixed) .
3. Tip into a lined tin. I use a 10 inch round tart dish depends how fat you want your Tiffin to be don’t press down to firmly or Tiffin will be too hard.
4. Melt the chocolate and pour over .
5. Put in fridge to chill then cut into squares.
6. Keeps for a few days in a tin.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Friday, 9 April 2010

Malcom McLaren 1946-2010

Never mind the Bol......Well, more sad news first my one time dinner companion Christopher Cazenove! and now Malcolm, there's a lot of nonsense spouted on all sides about punk; some proggy types denying it had any effect at all and that we should all still be listening to Caravan and presumably the guy with the mohawk, studded leather jacket and tear drop tattoo stumbling down Deptford broadway the other day would say (slur more likely) that it never died! I'm not quite old enough to remember the first flush of punk. In 1976 I just remember it being hot , finding rats in our outhouse and the smell of hot scaletrix motors. I have vague memory of my dad reading about these punks in the Sunday times magazine but I didn't see an actually punk until a year or so later one Saturday in the middle of Barnsley. The punks in question did look scary but then I was only 8 at the time and they would've been 15!  Over the next years punk mixed in with the ska revival , NWOBHM and good old pop music. People would bring their brother's copy of the great rock and roll swindle into school, I think it's chief attraction was the odd cartoon naked breast and swastika arm band.

Then however came all the pop music Malcolm Mclaren if not made  inspired. I was looking at a picture of Adam Ant the other day and marvelling at hour beautiful and cool he looked in his full regalia. I remember one of his early appearances on TOTP and having the exciting feeling that some how this was wrong that someone so scary and exciting wasn't allowed on tv.  Then there was bow wow and buffalo girls etc. But more so the idea that you could make pop music yourself and fill it with passion and ideas. Sure this sort of thing has been around for years and isn't unique to punk but Malcolm Mclaren  seemed to epitomise a certain kind of sparky, funny, annoying, too clever by half way of doing things which you see in the best of pop and also oddly in diluted debased form in everything from the labels of smoothies to Top gear and YBA's etc.

This week we had the Digital Economy Bill and of course Malcolm (the manager of  pop group) once made a single celebrating home taping!
So what was the effect of Malcolm McLaren it's too early to say...

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Spritual highs

Spritual high
Originally uploaded by bltphoto
2 sides to SE8 I love both equally.

Cherryblossom blue

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Thanks for all you kind comments here's my latest filim!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Happy Easter

Bless youIt's my Birthday today so can I just wish everyone else also a celebrating an eggciting Easter anniversary best of the day.

Birthdays do remind you not to over look what's under your nose so thanks to you all for your diversion and enlightenment over the past year.

In that spirit here's a reminder that this gem is on youtube in six glorious monochrome parts (including Otis's best performance ever! epi 4 onwards)

Oh and some Blue Nile too!

Friday, 2 April 2010

Local produce?

Local produce?
Originally uploaded by bltphoto
New Cross buns Happy Good Friday one and all!