Thomas Wykes and Daniel Withey wrote a song about my eventual death.
Performed by Thomas Wykes.
The man who fought everything, had this message. I feel like it was recorded for me to hear. My hero, Dennis Lyxzen..
Dennis Lyxzén from Refused pretty much explaining life
As part of @wedothisnow I am very proud to show off our first video. An a cappella version of @whywithaqmark’s ‘White English’ from their latest album ‘Mumps etc.’ as performed by lead singer @yoniwolf.
I was a big fan of Why?’s ‘Alopecia’ and upon moving to Bristol I couldn’t help but notice that Why? were playing. Never a better reason to explore their new music.
So, in a short space of time we hatched a plan to make a video with ‘Why?’. This grew and gained momentum and before we knew it @StevenWLake, @DanJHinton, @LifeByRyan and myself had started WEDOTHISNOW a platform where we will continue making videos and bits capturing and joyously celebrating the art that excites us.
As our first video it was a nice quickie to dust off any potential cobwebs that may or may not have settled. I’m really happy how the look of the video came out especially considering the space we were using. It is strange how one white sheet can change everything.
He’s a scrappy little bastard, isn’t he?
Did you pat his head?
Did you pat his little head?
Meow meow meow,
Meow meow meow,
Belly full of shit,
And a face full of muck,
He’s a scrappy little bastard, isnt he?
He could use a good scrub,
Scrub his mucky bottom,Meow meow meow,
Meow meow meow,
There’s no cat parade,
To praise what he is,
He’s a living transition,
The giving of a gift,
Hes a little bit smell,
He likes to spray piss,
I’ll pet his big belly,
And give him a kiss.
Oh. Are you watching it?
How long has it got left?
I don’t know.
Has it just started?
I don’t know.
Have you seen it before?
I miss mum
I’m off to be then, night.
BEE being a twat, again..
and that’s why I love the man.
SO CLINT EASTWOOD IS A RACIST NOW?
A not too dissimilar thought process went through my head, as my eyes and ears digested the horror that took place at this years RNC.
I’ve never had a poem written about me before, nor have I ever recorded such a poem and then self-indulgently made it into a ‘thing’.
Music by Glassjaw (not intentionally, just so happened to be the piece of music I was ripping apart when I was gifted with the poem)
This man is excited: To be 14 in 1979.
The Clash - London Calling
Tubeway Army - Replicas
Halloween (well, in the UK anyway)
Empire Strikes Back
and probably most importantly of all Alien….
It’s now only a matter of days until PROMETHEUS arrives in UK cinemas. This is clearly a big deal - director Ridley Scott returning to the SF genre with - what? a prequel? - to his influential 1979 hit ALIEN. The various trailers, viral videos, publicity photos- all have played their part in…
MY BEST FRIEND OSCAR
stevenwlake made a poem with pictures.
Words and Pictures by Steven Lake
Voice by Daniel Withey
Music by Thomaswykes
Dog by Oscar
A Darkness: A Different Kind Of Radio Drama (Prologue)
Put frankly, Graphic Novels are kids books, no matter the subject matter, murder, sex, drug abuse, graphic violence, doesn’t matter. It’s a bunch of drawings, a picture book, albiet with a couple of speach bubbles thrown in for good measure. So based on this generalisation @stevenwlake has written a short radio drama, a battle between a Graphic Novel fan and elightened Library staff. This drama is yet to be produced, but here’s an audio representation (a prologue if you like) of the Graphic Novel that will be discussed in said drama.
DORSET SPEED - OUTNUMBERED
Dorset Speed (band), tried to approach song writing from a different angle. Songs based/adapted from stories/headlines in the local paper (Bournemouth Daily Echo). There’s been:
- Discount Store Wars (“Hot Deals”)
- Local Police Man Charged With Animal Neglect (“Officer Hot Dog”)
- Mothers Shock At Offensive Slogan Sweets Bought From Local 99p Store For Her Sons 6th Birthday Party (“Shopping With Your Eyes Shut”)
- Send In Your Entries For 2010’s Christmas Baby Competion (“President Pudding”)
- Girl Suffers Horrendous Injuries During Paper Mache Incident (“No More Hands”)
But possibly my favourite of the lot, and the best transition from Lyrics to melody has to be the song Outnumbered. Based on a story that shouldn’t be ridiculed or even joked about, @thomaswykes (aka Donny Then) has turned our original idea into something quite wonderful.
A Little Insight…
Thought I would give a little glimpse of what a typical day at the office sounds like…
Here’s a new advert to promote Christchurch as a hot shopping destination! Just sent it off to the clients, hope they like it.
DANIEL & STEVEN: AUDIO SHORT
THE ALAN BRAZIL SPORTS BREAKFAST 10AM CROSSOVER TO KEYS AND GRAY PODCAST FROM TALK SPORT
An idea i’ve had for such a long time. Alan Brazils crossing over to Richard ‘Smash Her Back Doors In’ Keys and Andy ‘Tired’ Gray at roughly 10am every week day always makes me cringe. The laughter goes straight through me. The ‘banter’ and ‘histerics’ is completely put on.
(L: BRAZIL R: KEYS (ANDY GRAY NOT PICTURED))