Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Vans Syndicate x Slam shoe release

The Slam x Vans syndicate shoe came out already! We had a big party which was fun. This video was made by Mark Jackson featuring us lot skating London in the shoes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013

Dream Weekend

Last Weekend will be hard to top, we saw Springsteen and the E Street band absolutely smash it at Wembley Stadium. High energy, no breaks, 31 songs. Watching a recent interview he said that when you see the E street band now you see the best E street band of all time...

Here is the set list...

1. Land of Hope and Dreams
2. Jackson Cage
3. Radio Nowhere
4. Save My Love
5. Rosalita ( Come out tonight )
6. This Hard Land
7. Lost in the Flood
8. Wrecking Ball
9. Death to My Hometown
10. Hungry Heart
Darkness on the Edge of Town (Full Album)
11. Badlands
12. Adam Raised a Cain
13. Something in the Night
14. Candy’s Room
15. Racing in the Street
16. The Promised Land
17. Factory
18. Streets of Fire
19. Prove it All Night
20. Darkness on the Edge of Town
21. Shackled and Drawn
22. Waitin’ On A Sunny Day
23. The Rising
24. Light of Day
25. Pay Me My Money Down
26. Born to Run
27. Bobby Jean
28. Dancing In The Dark
29. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
30. Twist & Shout
31. Thunder Road (solo acoustic)

It was truly epic. Two days later and we're seeing another hero, this guy...

Bruce and the E street band, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, it really doesn't get any better. Crazy Horse were incredible, the sound was great and they filled the O2 with glorious noise. Here is the set list...

01. Love And Only Love
02. Powderfinger
03. Psychedelic Pill
04. Walk Like A Giant
05. Hole In The Sky
06. Red Sun
07. Comes A Time
08. Blowin' In The Wind
09. Singer Without A Song
10. Ramada Inn
11. Cinnamon Girl
12. F*!#in' Up
13. Mr. Soul
14. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
15. Like A Hurricane
16. Roll Another Number
17. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Thought I'd keep you up to speed. It's been emotional. If you ever get a chance to see either of these two I suggest you take it.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Welcome to Clint Walker

Just saw this over on Pulman's Facebook and re-activated Alley posting...

Got that Welcome To Hell heart in throat feeling from this clip, it's not often that something like this sparks my interest and it really did. Triple kinks, rails next to walls and Evil Kenevil type determination. Watch it!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Rat Meat

My old friend Benji has an art show on the horizon, tomorrow in fact! Have a look at some images here

The private view is tomorrow night in East London at the Basement Gallery of the Lomography store. 117 Commercial street, E1 6BG from 6-9pm. The show runs from the 8-31st March
See you there!!!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Vaughan Baker Interview

Was stoked to get this interview together with Vaughan and am very much enjoying doing this over at the Slam site

Have a read through, if you haven't been looking there is a also a good one over there with this guy...

Have a read of that here

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

This Land Is Your Land

I enjoyed a great evening the other night at the Ashcroft theatre which is the smaller venue inside Fairfield Halls. My evening began by encountering the racist rant of a cretin outside East Croydon station, the entertainment which followed was certainly the antidote. My folks had gaffled tickets for a Woody Guthrie musical on the opening night the second they went on sale...

I'm glad they did, it was like going to the best gig ever. Woody Sez is a joy from beginning to end. This is the scene...

The story is basically the one penned by Woody himself in his novel. If you haven't read it you really should, a tale of misfortune, travel, love lost and the integrity of a man devoted to his craft. Check it out...

Here's a crowd pleaser from the show...

If you get a chance go and see the show by all means necessary or read the novel or at least listen to some off his songs and form an opinion. Without him there would be no Bruce Springsteen that's for sure and where would we be then?

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


There's a theory that smart phones have led to a decline in vandalism, social media has captured the imagination of wayward youths so they reckon. I think there will always be some kind of youthful need to question the powers that be to the point of answering back in some way but i'm not arguing that elements of social media free up head space/ give people a platform to set free what could sometimes be incapacitating thoughts. I'm not sure any such thoughts are incapacitating for myself right now but i've certainly found tumblr to be a good outlet for jumbled memories prompting google searches to be easily shared...

Welcome to the madness

Monday, 21 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The D is silent

It's no secret that I'm a fan of a good Western. Young Guns started my fascination. An Ennio Morricone Vinyl box set is on display in my room courtesy of Hops a few Christmas' back. Obviously everything Eastwood touched is a classic. It's possibly a little controversial then that this happens to be my favourite...

I think it's one of Val Kilmer's best roles, check out the killer lines here...

Never has justice being served felt quite so good. At least I thought so until last night, there could be a new cinematic rival. Tarantino has harnessed the power of the Western, twisted it and made it personal. If you're not feeling like punching the air at points during this one your soul has withered...

I suggest you watch it at your earliest convenience!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Medium Rare

Luigi has work being exhibited tomorrow at the Truman Brewery! You must go, it's from 6-10pm