Thursday, 30 April 2015

A sample of tuktuk

A recent shirting pick up from North West Messrs tuktuk. Actually a sample effort that never made it to general release. I don't know why though because it's mustard...



Saturday, 18 April 2015

Complete Madness

I like the concept of Record Store Day. Some nice limited edition vinyls from cult bands. But queing up outside all night to pay a small fortune for something you can't even play in the car? Nah, not for me.

Never been into records, grew up late 80s and early 90s where cassettes were the cheapest option for pocket money, and then CDs were about to monopolize the market, so as it is I've only got one LP to my name. Complete Madness.

Purchased in mint condition for three pounds from eBay in 2005 as an 'investment'. A quick scan on the auction website today sees them for roughly a fiver. But given ten years has passed and the average rate of inflation, this mintas EP has depreciated. Badly. And Madness have never been so popular. Complete Madness indeed.

Anyway this was an earlyish greatest hits from One Step Beyond (album) to 7. I'm sure it sounds great. But it's never been listened to as -

1) It's an investment. It's my pension etc.

2) I've never had, or any access to, a record player.

3) It's rotting away in the damp of my mam's garage.

Anyway. I'm off to listen to Divine Madness. On Compact Disc format. In the car.



Friday, 10 April 2015

Pick Gers

My pal Cam is a die hard Gers fan. Never had him down as a photographer but loved these pics he snapped at recent Rangers away games at QotS and Cowdenbeath. Sums up football from yesteryear, travelling hoardes, standing room only and crumbling stadia - football as it should be.