Smutty book titles

One can rely on The Guardian to lower the tone: Only the smuttiest book title can win the battle of the Wankhs

My prize submission: The Escaped Cock – D H Lawrence. I think it has legs.

I am not in the office at the moment …

Funny story on the BBC site:

When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed. Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: “I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated”.

Another cool street style spotter: Facehunter. He’s got a few shots of Melbourne Cup fashion, there are more here at The Age.

Leonard Cohen is coming … in January 09. Pure perfection.

Went to the Tony Hadley (lead singer of Spandau Ballet) and Paul Young concert on Monday night at the James Hay Theatre, Christchurch. Bloody good show and showmanship. Young even did a tasty version of “Love will tear us apart”.

Another fabulous Threadless t I am in deep amour with. Time travel’s always going to push my buttons.

Good news – Battlestar Galactica season 4 set to be released in NZ in December.

Still the best podcast out there – The Guardian Music Weekly. Last week’s was particularly wonderful … Tony Christie on the making of his album “This is Sheffield”.

Bands and musicians from Sheffield – it’s an astonishing lineup. ABC, Human League, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, hey Joe AND Jarvis Cocker.

Must be on a bit of a Sheffield kick, as am also enjoying the stonking novel set in that city – The Northern Clemency. It’s got the meatiness and substance of a big Victorian novel.

Wellington, Punk

Yes, this Friday there was karaoke … Barracuda! Bootylicious! Drop it like its hot! It was murder on the dancefloor at Christchurch Idol.

SS and I had a pleasant trip up north to Wellington and Porirua -stayed with Shane’s dad, met Sarah’s lovely Graeme and visited cafes, shops and the City Art Gallery.

This lovely Music World lady was decorating Shane’s dad shed. Some more lovely 1980s time capsule moments there.

Out there on the internet:

The beautiful people

Other good stuff:

Tiny Happy – lovely crafty blog

New discovery – Joseph Cornell assemblage artist

I don’t care about the slammin reviews, I want to see The Happening, and ace horror writer Kim Newman reverses the trend (I haven’t read this yet cos I don’t want spoilers).

And I still love The The (Matt Johnson). Best band name ever, and music that still gets me.

The Ngata English/Maori dictionary has this rather nice sentence to explain the word prostitute (kairau):
She worked as a prostitute to support her children. He kairau a ia kia ora ai ana tamariki. Something kind of PC and practical about that as a definition.

Want to have a photo in the Tate Gallery and in a book? Of course!

Put your hands up for Chch

… cos it snowed here yesterday. Lovely jubbly.

Seen lately on the interweb:
Style PS – a new style blog courtesy of my favourite, Sunday Times Style. Meerkats as the latest fashion accessory? (check the date before you protest). Their style section featured a slide show of floral dresses including this delicious Paul Smith t-shirt dress. Adore it. They also report that cologne is making a comeback.

Gawker reports on a musical version of Evil Dead. Hm. Nice posters though.

This book cover reminded me how much I love Victorian artist Frederic Lord Leighton. The painting Flaming June also graced the cover of Malcolm McLaren’s Waltz Darling.

Tamsin Cooper – beautiful embroidery, velvets, flowers, brooches, it’s all just lovely luxury.

FOUND magazine – “they collect stuff like love letters, birthday cards, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse into someoneelse’s life. Anything goes…”

Germaine Greer says Posh Spice is the Damien Hirst of dress.

Mr Hot Wookie recommends MUXTAPE. I haven’t managed to get it working for me yet but the concept is tight – share your muxtapes via the world wide interweb.

A nice flickr – Faber Books

Holy Grail-ing

I saw Tiger Tones twice last week – on Friday at Chartfest in the Christchurch Town Hall, and on Sunday avo at Real Groovy. Big thumbs up!

Monty Python & Holy Grail – in Lego

Phrasing of the week: “instead staring down at him like the world’s geekiest emperor on his friggen nerd-chariot” from Library Mofo

Another example of comments becoming a forest of fun on their own: they are attached to a mention of former Gawker blogger Emily Gould’s raw “Blog-Post Confidential” essay in the upcoming New York Times Magazine, she was photographed by Elinor Carucci, who specializes in “portraits of everyday female vulnerability”. It’s all very Meow, esp. “I wonder if the Girl-Blogger-Pretending-To-Be-Asleep pose is the literary (and I use that term loosely) equivalent to the FHM/Maxim Hot-Chick-Pulling-Her-Underthings-Down pose.”

All about music in American Psycho.

Essential for imaging lovers – PicLens, thanks to Paulio for the heads up. Ideal for anyone with Flickr or Deviant art accounts.

Safe sex poster boys

I love Klimt, and he’s always a fashion inspiration

Sparkle motion and good news for Cheese lovers

Tete a tete
Originally uploaded by kebabette

The photo is a dress out the front of Tete a Tete, a vintage clothing shop in Hereford Street, Christchurch. They had a sale the other week, I got neat shoes and a sparkly bag.

And in more happy news: It’s the cheeseboard fo schizzle. The excellent Music Slut blog tells us Richard Cheese is bringing out a new album of loungey goodness.

Headline of the day (from the Nelson Mail): Community service for wombat rape claim

Cool WWII style Battlestar Galactica posters

Taking “This charming man” to a new level – it’s the The Hunky Jesus Easter competition

I just realised why I like Neon Neon – it’s covered in glitter, delectably tuneful, and a bit Candy O. and that’s GOOOOD. Check out “I told her on Alderaan”. Star Wars challenged me didn’t know it was Princess Leia’s home planet (but now I do).