Tuesday, July 26, 2005


This very day, The Raveonettes played an intimate show for shoppers in Fopp, Covent Garden (the best shop in the world, for those who haven't already been). This means that I saw the delightful Sharin Foo, who is half Danish, half Chinese and hot! Some good pics on The Raveonettes website.

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The tracks they played today were all from the new album, "Pretty In Black".
  1. Ode to L.A.
  2. Love In A Trashcan.
  3. If I Was Young.

Ode to L.A. was especially ace, check out the breakdownnnn

Chaos In Camber

Well I've been working in London for the last week or so, so blog updates have been few and far between. But now I'm back behind the Van Tango desk, ready to relate tales of joy to you all. First up, Team Haircut organised a trip to Camber Sands at the weekend. Here are some of the things we did;

  • Drank beer,
  • Played frisbee,
  • Watched the sky,
  • Had a barbeque,
  • Got wet.

A right proper knees-up Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Nostalgic Clear Out

Don't you just love it when you clear out your room and find some forgotten little gems under a pile of old birthday cards? Ah, nostalgia. Here are some of the more "interesting" ones...

The infamous birthday present from Elise, which I was duly forced to wear for AN ENTIRE EVENING in one of Dover's delightful public houses. Posted by Picasa

A maskof the late Bob Monkhouse, from the V Graham Norton show (FYI - my 2nd appearance on national TV). This'll only make sense to those who saw the episode! Posted by Picasa

See Bob's entry in the "Blog Of Death" here.

A sand bunny made by Nic, complete with hula skirt and playing up to the camera. Not quite sure of the relevance of this to anything. China penguin in background, shying away. It's a whole soap opera going on there... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Graduate

Hello there! Thursday and Friday saw the class of '02 graduate from the LSE - "the best students I've ever seen" according to a source high up in the LSE administration. The ceremony itself was not as painful as expected, with Howard Davies giving a mildly amusing speech, and Mem consequently giving him a hug on stage. However, the ceremony was blighted by the introductory music - 90s trance which sadly reminded me of Dover's infamous "Nu-age" nightclub (follow the link to read about its murderous bouncers).

Steve "The Snake", "Cool" Jay, and "The Graduate" Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Hasta La Vista £$€

Celebrations are in order - I survived 3 years at the £$€ (LSE), and have emerged victorious with a 2:1, despite various lecturers attempting to sabotage my degree with their ineptitude and general laziness. To those of you who also survived the experience, I salute you, and hope you will join me in renouncing everything you learned about investment banking, hedge funds, and networking to pursue a career in something that will be of benefit to the world. Become a teacher. Work for a charity. Put that undoubted talent to use in making the world a better place for all of us.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Anarchy In Edinburgh

I have returned from Edinburgh, having fought my way through the anarchists using a caber and pots of haggis. Here are some good things about Edinburgh;

  • Excellent signposts
  • Bagpipe players on every corner
  • Beautiful scenery
  • More scotch tastings than you can shake a stick at
  • Pedestrianised streets full of bars!

A pic of the Sir Walter Scott monument on Prince's Street.

London Bombings Relief Fund

Dear all, you will no doubt be aware of the sickening events that occured on 7.7.05 in London. Please join me in sparing a moment of thought to those who face anguish and agonising waits as the victims are identified, I can't even begin to imagine how terrible it must feel.

Please consider making a donation to the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund, found on the Red Cross website. You can make a donation by;

  • Filling out the online form
  • Telephone on 08705 125 125
  • Post to: London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund, c/o The Mayor of London, Freepost LON18968, Sheffield S98 1ZA

"The money raised will be held in a Trust and used to assist the victims of the attack, their immediate families and partners in a variety of ways. For example, they may be used to relieve sickness and disability, physical or mental, caused by the attack or to relieve financial needs. The money may also be used to support other appropriate projects that the funds allow."

Friday, July 01, 2005

Brian's Christmas Album

Goods news everybody! The magnificent Brian Wilson is recording a new Christmas Album with his band!