Tuesday, March 31, 2009

10 Slinkachus

10 images from the street artist Slinkachu have made it on the walls of our house. All achieved for a modest sum.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


The fantastic new Portal Options EP I blogged about here earlier is now available.

It is available to order now from the Make Mine Music MySpace page HERE and website HERE.

The four-track EP features vocal contributions from Glen Johnson of Piano Magic/Future Conditional, Angele David-Guillou of Klima/Piano Magic, Ben Holton of Epic45/My Autumn Empire, and Lorraine Lelis, ex-Mahogany. All of the tracks were co-written with the collaborators. Glen Johnson also provides a "Future Conditional" remix of the title track.

The CD is priced at £5.00 including postage to anywhere in the world. It will also be available in shops from 30th March.

Here's what Norman's Records have said about it.

"It would appear that Portal have now returned from a brief hiatus to present us with 'Options'. This seems to be a concerted effort to evolve beyond previous efforts and sees Portal collaborate with Piano Magic's Glen Johnson, Epic 45's Ben Holton and Lorraine Lelis of Mahogany. The result is pure New Order, a surprisingly commercial move but it works beautifully, invoking those classic electro 12" dance mixes that would rock the Hacienda to the break of dawn throughout the late 80s. Each of the vocal contributions really helps enhance Scott Sinfield's subtle electronic synth-pokery and takes Portal's recording output to new heights both in terms of personal musical development and commercial appeal. The Glen Johnson remix is also pretty sweet. Definitely worth look." (Norman Records, 20.03.09)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bristol graff on google maps

Street view on Google maps has finally arrived, and Bristol is one the few cities to have gone live yesterday. I've wasted (enjoyed) a couple of hours today touring round the city, and of course looking at the graff from the comfort of my chair. I reckon the google earth car must have trawled our streets about a year ago judging by what is on the walls and in some cases what isn't there anymore. Unfortunately places like Mivart Street and Cato Street with the old work of Banksy and Inkie in Easton weren't filmed.

I haven't spotted any loons pulling some poses or stunts on the streets but hopefully we are blessed with a few.

Here's a few choice landmarks

Sickboy temple tucked away in Bedminster.

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Banksy's Sniper on Upper Maudlin Street

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Mild Mild West

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Jago and FLX on Westmoorland House

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Sweet Toof Cyclops and Ghostboy at the top of Picton Street

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Nine Tree Hill view

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Screen One

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Moon Street Mudwig

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Nick Walker and Xenz on Wilder Street

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Eelus and Jago

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Mina Road tunnel

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Park Street Banksy

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

My new Slinkachu!


Got my Xenz Spring framed last month at long last. It's been under the spare bed for a couple of years but not any more. My thanks to Steve at Frontier Picture Frames in Bath for a top framing job on it.