30 September 2014

Roaming. Scheveningen Sunset.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. Sunsets.

26 September 2014

Spin. 212.

Azealia Banks gave a rousing performance last night at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. Buzzing from the get go, the crowd almost launched into orbit when she finally played 212. Who'd have thought 1990s house, hip hop, rap and voguing would make for such compelling entertainment in 2014?

24 September 2014

First 13. Mixed Messages.

Shootin' Gallery: Clocks. Finland. Helsinki. Thirteen.

Roaming. Pussy Lounge.

Shootin' Gallery: Cats. Den Haag. Lounges. Netherlands.

23 September 2014

Roaming. Birds & Fish.

Shootin' Gallery: Birds. Den Haag. Fish. Netherlands.

Roaming. Only Got Eyes For You.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Hearts. Helsinki. Mannequins.

22 September 2014

Roaming. Meditating Koala.

Shootin' Gallery: Bears. Finland. Helsinki.

21 September 2014

Roaming. Eternal Sales.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Helsinki. Lips. Neon. Sale.

20 September 2014

Roaming. Quite Likely.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Graffiti. Helsinki. Statements.

19 September 2014

Roaming. Pretty Pussy.

Shootin' Gallery: Cats. Finland. Helsinki. White.

18 September 2014

Roaming. Summer Heat.

Shootin' Gallery: Candles. Finland. Helsinki. Melted. Red.

17 September 2014

Roaming. Finnish Bottle Shop.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Helsinki. Red. Signs. Words.

16 September 2014

Roaming. Wind Power.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Helsinki. Posters.

15 September 2014

Roaming. Masked Man.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Heads. Helsinki. Window Shop.

14 September 2014

Roaming. Neon Commuters.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Helsinki. People.

13 September 2014

Roaming. Hose Work.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Helsinki. Women.

12 September 2014

Spin. Rock The Casbah.

High Rotation: Rock The Casbah by The Clash. If there's a track that brings it all together and gets people up and dancing, it's this. Get the weekend in gear!

Roaming. Dog Show.

Shootin' Gallery: Dogs. Finland. Helsinki.

11 September 2014

Spin. The Pitchfork 500.

I'm almost through The Pitchfork 500 tracklist from the book of the same name charting significant songs from 1977 through to 2006. I can't imagine how long this playlist must have taken to compile, but it must have been a long time. While there are some surprising selections and omissions, this is one impressive and broad listing. If I continue hitting repeat on That's When I Reach For My Revolver by Mission of Burma, 1/1 by Brian Eno; Kiss Me Again by Dinosaur, Lesson No.1 for Electric Guitar by Glenn Branca, The Way That He Sings by My Morning Jacket or any of the other 443 tracks heard so far then I don't think I'll get finished. Highly recommended.

Roaming. Spotted Lady In Red.

Shootin' Gallery: Dots. Finland. Helsinki. Red. Women.

10 September 2014

Roaming. A Day In Summer.

Shootin' Gallery. Blue. Finland. Skies.

09 September 2014

Roaming. Dog Bowl.

Shootin' Gallery: Dogs. Finland. Turku.

08 September 2014

First 13. Stickybeaks.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Flowers. Helsinki. Sunflowers. Thirteen.

My grandmother called sunflowers sticky-beaks as they were tall and seemed to always be peering from behind fences.

Roaming. The Time Is.

Shootin' Gallery: Clocks. Finland. Turku.

07 September 2014

Popcorn. Kehvola Cards.

On a recent trip to Finland I found these fun cards illustrated by Timo Mänttäri and printed by Kehvola. It was their keen sense of observation that grabbed me and how they evoke a Finnish vibe. Één voor mij, één voor iemand leuk.

Roaming. Blue.

Shootin' Gallery: Finland. Headphones. Turku. Window Shop.

06 September 2014

Roaming. Eye-Balling.

Shootin' Gallery: Eyes. Finland. Signs. Turku.

05 September 2014

Today's Tale. Moscow Moscow.

I was in Turku recently for my Wunderwall exhibition. Following the opening, friends new and old, were led (thanks Kenneth) to a couple of cool bars, the Thursday nighter in the gardens of the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum where an eclectic mix of tunes were played under the stars, and Dynamo where YouTube requests were queued up, so you never really know what to expect. The following night had a very different vibe, not so cool, but no less fun. I've always quite liked the theme tune Moscow by Genghis Khan for the 1980s Summer Olympics. Imagine my surprise to find a very thin, tall man singing it in either Russian or Finnish, I really wasn't sure. He rocked it, he was cool. This little snippet took place on a boat bar on the river Aura where we stopped for a beer.

04 September 2014

Roaming. Old Box.

Shootin' Gallery: Boxes. Den Haag. Netherlands. Orange.

03 September 2014

Roaming. Moptastic.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Mops. Netherlands. Window Shop.

Spin. Kiss Me Again.

High Rotation. Kiss Me Again by Dinosaur. 13.04 seconds of pulsing disco from the late 1970s. Mr Disco aka Ben Rose has a rather long review of the track featuring sensational vocals by Myriam Valle. More excellence from Arthur Russell.

02 September 2014

Roaming. Standing Proud.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Flowers. Netherlands.

01 September 2014

Roaming. Whale Watching.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Murals. Netherlands. Whales.