Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Christmas Hols.....

Rost is off on his holidays to celebrate Christmas Jesus style by hanging out in a little stone house in the middle east. Not much blogging for the next three weeks I'm afraid.

Have a good Christmas and happy New Year everyone.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The Phat Lady Sings....

You are cordially invited to the final ever art opening at
the Centre Fold Gallery. Come down and show some love.

WHAT - 'The Phat lady Sings'
WHEN - FRIDAY 10th DECEMBER 6:30pm - 9pm
WHERE - Centre Fold Gallery, Trinity Square, Guernsey

In the new year we will be sadly closing down and shutting
our doors for the last time. To clelebrate the 3 years of art,
fun and frolics that we've had in the space we will be hosting
one final group exhibition.

'The Phat Lady Sings' is a group exhibition featuring many
of the young local artists that we have supported and
promoted over the past three years. Of course the obligatory
FREE BOOZE will be flowing to ease the pain of parting with
small amounts of money on our unique affordable art 
policy (Christmas presents ahoy).

We would like to point out that we are only closing the
gallery and not disbanding the Readerswives Collective.
In fact we have just moved studio and re-designed
our website....

http://www.readerswivescollective.com

So if you'd like to exhibit, commission or collaborate,
please get in touch.

Go check it out.

Many thanks 
 
Rost (RWC)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Slippery Driving

It's been snowing in the GY and Rosto has just been for a spin in his car. Watch the video below.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Saturday, 27 November 2010

The Art of Triffid

The RWC crew love a good illustrator, long time friend and collaborator Rob Luckins has just set up a new blog to showcase some of his illustrations. You may associate the Rob's name with photography, but he is also an exceptional illustrator too. Go check it HERE.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

North of Ping Pong

Great video, great track, great concept. Big up Lime at Yakwax (RWC Homeboy Strictly Biz is modelling clothes on there somewhere) for this one.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Baba Brinkman

The RWC crew have just returned home from watching The Rebel Cell. Brief synopsis...The year is 2013. England has adopted new anti-terrorism laws that dispense with the last of their civil liberties. Dizraeli, the leader of the popular revolution, has been arrested and faces terrorism charges. Baba Brinkman is the journalist assigned to interview the prisoner and get to the bottom of his dissident politics. But both men bring a hidden agenda to the meeting, which constantly threatens to derail the conversation. Will Dizraeli follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela or Che Guevara? Enter the Rebel Cell...

Baba Brinkman is a badman and the RWC crew are feeling this spoken work poem/rhyme about unrequited love.

Dizraeli

The RWC crew get to see Dizraeli tonight in our hometown of Guernsey, it should be good.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Skateistan

Earlier this month the RWC crew posted the mini documentary about the kids in Uganda that build their own skate park. The RWC crew have just been turned on to this amazing short film by the ever eloquently wordy Georgina Burrows...Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that
follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes. Amazing.
SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL from Diesel New Voices on Vimeo.



Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Monday, 15 November 2010

N.A.S.A vs Date Farmers

The RWC crew also missed this video when it dropped too. How? In fact every video is amazing so click here and watch them all.

Whachadoin?

The RWC crew missed the video for this tune when it dropped and have just randomly found it. Good stuff. N.A.S.A "Whachadoin?" (feat. M.I.A., Spank Rock, Santogold and Nick Zinner) With that line up, this tune should actually be better than it is.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Barely Legal

RWC fave Terry Richardson talks about a film he wants to make.....

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Just Take Your Hat Off!

Nike have been knocking out some nice videos recently, check the 1000fps super slowmo on this street video.  Nike 6.0 presents: Stefan Lantschner, Bruno Hoffman, Jan Beckman and Marc Remmert riding  in Barca. filmed and directed by Dominik Wrobel. additional camera by Markus Wilke.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Adult Fans of Lego

The RWC crew are huge Lego fans, we always have been and always will be. It's nice to know we are not alone.

AFOL A Blocumentary from AFOL on Vimeo.

Yo Gabba Gabba VS Vans

The RWC crew love Yo Gabba Gabba and Vans....Yo Gabba Gabba! creators developed a series of five original shorts highlighting each of the Gabba Land characters. Each short draws inspiration from the worlds of action sports and music.

In this one, Muno explores the streets of Los Angeles via skateboard a la the iconic segments from the Bones Brigade Video Show. The short features the same music, "Nite Cruiser 2" by the Dragons, as heard in the legendary video part. Genius. Watch all of them here.
Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba! Muno from Off The Wall on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Anchor Woman

The RWC crew have a new favourite TV host. Jennie on WXIItv, she's the bomb. Unfortunately the videos can't be embedded. Everyone of them is a beauty, click here for a comedy blowjob joke and work your way through the rest of them. She is pure TV gold.

Funktually Sublime PT 3

So so good. For parts 1 and 2, click here.

Not A Winehouse In Sight

The RWC crew think that these two songs should get married....

...and have little baby music videos that sound like this.....

Monday, 1 November 2010

This is How We Roll

Guernsey could learn a thing from these guys. Swiss photographer/videographer Yann Gross travelled to Uganda in 2009 to document the building of Kitintale skatepark, the first (and at the time) only skatepark in East Africa. Built entirely by the community, without help or support from the government. Seriously inspiring stuff. Via Howies.
Kitintale from Yann Gross on Vimeo.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Badman Barry

Honorary Guern and RWC friend Barry Dring has got some serious moves...Check

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Back To The Future

Ruddy hell, call Mulder and Scully, here's one for the X-Files....or maybe it's Sam from Quantum Leap, that would explain the big shoes. Either way this video is doing the rounds on the internet at the moment. Is it a time traveling butch OAP or is it just a crazy old lady talking into a shoe....

Dan Witz

The RWC crew have just received an email from Dan Witz promoting his summer project WTF....Did we forget to mention these are paintings. Yep WTF.

BBC Radiophonic Workshop

The RWC crew first became really aware of how awesome the BBC Radiophonic Workshop really were after hearing a track by a band called White Noise on Pete Fowler's 'The Sounds Of Monsterism Island' a few years back.
After hearing this amazing track Rost did some research and discovered that Delia Derbyshire who is well known for her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and her help in creating the Dr.Who theme was responsible for it. Of all the BBC Radiophonic musicians, Delia's music seems more aesthetically mature than that of the others, she often created haunting, off kilter and often sexually charged music. This track is from the 1969 The White Noise - Electric Storm LP and sounds 30 years ahead of it's time. 

If you are interested in this watch the following documentary that explores every aspect of the experimental work carried out by the Radiophonic Workshop, true pioneers. Keep an eye out for the clock and the spooky man that seem to be in every shot.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Vicky Meets Sam

Great little short film about falling in love, writing movies and story telling....Not sure about the dodgy Scottish accent though.
Vicky and Sam from Nuno Rocha on Vimeo.

Nyberg

The RWC crew don't tend to post skate sections often, but this one is killer.
Albert Nyberg for Newsoul Skateboards

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Be A Graffitier King

I'm 99% sure the RWC crew have blogged this before, but Rost just randomly found it again. It's sooooo good it needs to be re-blogged.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Funktually Sublime

The RWC crew have checked out a few videos from Funktuall, he likes to trace the origins of samples in Hip Hop. Just recently he posted these videos on where Bradley Nowell from Sublime sampled/covered snippets of Reggae songs. A must see if you are fans of either Sublime or Reggae.  Keep checking back to his page for updates. Here is parts 1 & 2.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Improv

Improv Everywhere kill it again.

Foreign Beggars

Two years ago the RWC crew had the pleasure of hooking up with Foreign Beggars and bringing them over to Guernsey for a series of dope workshops that seriously inspired the local scene, and we will forever have props for them...Last year they dropped this amazing video with the Scratch Perverts, Syntax, Shlomo and Stig. This year they are still on top of the game and pushing forward...Check....

R.I.P Eyedea

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Beat of New York

THE BEAT OF NEW YORK from tim hahne on Vimeo.
The RWC crew love New York and this short film catches the vibe perfectly. The soundtrack is a remix of the subway drummer. More info here.

Team Ironlak

Ironlak US Team @ 33third Los Angeles from 33third Los Angeles on Vimeo.
Augor, Enue, Ewok, Jaes and Pose represent in L.A.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

The Whole World

Chris Sauter from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.
A short documentary made in association with Glasstire.com that follows the process of artist Chris Sauter as he creates an installation entitled "The Whole World". Curated by Alison Hearst and Leslie Murrell of Subtext Projects as part of the exhibition Wish You Were Here at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery. For more information on the artist visit his website at chrissauter.com.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

More Freights

Last week the RWC crew posted a blog about freight train hopping. Today we found a great short film by Alison Murray. Made in 2000 where she embarks on a hobo's journey across Canada and the US. As a bonus the soundtrack is pretty much the whole of Beck's Mellow Gold album.
Train On The Brain from Bob Billy on Vimeo.
Stolen from Boing Boing.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

I'm Still Here - The Lost Year Of Joaquin Phoenix

I'm Still Here | The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix from AJANAKU on Vimeo.
I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye......OR Joaquin Phoenix went mental and in what is either a stroke of genius or voyeuristic cruelty, his brother-in-law, Casey Affleck, taped all of it.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Religion/Comedy, Same Thing Right?







Token Banksy Post

Well, here at the RWC headquarters we have a limited yearly token Banksy post, I think this year though we might of had one already. Anyway in the strangest possible Simpsons guest spot ever, Banksy does the intro, you couldn't get much more post-modern if you tried.

Friday, 8 October 2010

The Good The Bad

 The RWC crew love a sexy music video and quite frankly it doesn't get much better than this. Shouts to the Duke of Peckham for this one. Check The Good The Bad out here.

'030' by The Good The Bad (UNCUT) from 030 on Vimeo.

More Die Antwoord

The RWC crew were hyping Die Antwoord back in February and now it seems the rest of the world has finally caught on. This video is amazing.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Twitchers

The RWC crew love watching the birds, but those professional 'Twitchers' are proper strange people...




Praying Mantis catches Humming Bird...


Here's a link to the RWC crews favourite twitcher.



Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Monday, 4 October 2010

More GWAR please





When I Grow Up I want to be a Spaceman

Rost from the RWC crew has always been fascinated by the universe. Recently Mevs posted a link to this awesome website where Rost learned all about this planet. 

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Friday, 1 October 2010

Freights



The RWC crew has been a big fan of the documentary ‘Who Is Bozo Texino?’ by Bill Daniels for some time now. Just this week Revok posted a link to this website via his blog, the link documents a recent cross country trip from L.A. to New Orleans. The resulting images reminded the RWC crew how interesting the act of freighthopping actually is, and in turn we watched ‘Who Is Bozo Texino?’ again.

In the United States, freighthopping became a common means of transportation following the American Civil War as the railroads began pushing westward. This method of travelling became popular with hobos, who would travel the country going from job to job.

Today, the practice is forbidden in all states in the U.S., though it is still practiced. In recent decades, the traditional role of hobos as itinerant workers has fallen off. Most itinerant workers in modern times have automobiles and drive between jobs. Freighthopping became mainly used by the homeless population, thrill-seekers, anarchists who have adopted the practice as an expression of a revolutionary lifestyle, and people who enjoy traveling across the countryside under the open air. Contrary to popular belief, most freighthopping is not done by thrill-seekers who ride very short distances; rather, most freighthoppers tend to use freight trains as their primary means of cross-country transportation.

Many of the people hopping trains use monikers (a wonderful Irish word that means nickname) and leave ‘hobo tags’ on their travels. These drawings are usually made with oil-based markers on the sides of freight trains. The practice of ‘hobo tags’ pre-dates spraypaint train graffiti by decades.

‘Who is Bozo Texino?’ chronicles the search for the source of a ubiquitous and mythic rail graffiti-- a simple sketch of a character with an infinity-shaped hat and the scrawled moniker, "Bozo Texino"-- a drawing seen on railcars for over 80 years.  Daniel's gritty black and white film uncovers a secret society and its underground universe of hobo and railworker graffiti, and includes interviews with legendary boxcar artists, Coaltrain, Herby, Colossus of Roads, and The Rambler.  Shooting over a 16-year period, Daniel rode freights across the West carrying a Super-8 sound camera and a 16mm Bolex. During his quest he discovered the roots of a folkloric tradition that has gone mostly unnoticed for a century.

The film also features a few modern day trainhoppers, among them folk artist Margaret Kilgallen. In addition to her commissioned mural work, Kilgallen was also a graffiti artist under the tag names "Meta" and "Matokie Slaughter, The latter name, a homage to folk musician Matokie Slaughter, was specifically used for freight train graffiti. If you don’t know who she was (she died age 33 in 2001) go find out, she was an amazing artist.

If all that sounds like your dream holiday read this.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Yeah Old People Rule


With My morbid fascination of death I have been checking Wikipedia’s ‘recent deaths’ daily. I’m not sure why, just curious I guess. Occasionally I find the odd death that amuses me, on 20th September 2010 Fud Le Clerc, died of natural causes, aged 86. Fud is best remembered as the first person to score a straight ‘nul points’ at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962. You can’t really get more depressing than that.

Whilst perusing the ‘recent deaths’ I also came across a term I had never heard before. A supercentenarian is a person who has reached the age of 110. This age is achieved by only one in a thousand centenarians. Furthermore, only 2% of supercentenarians live to be 115. On the 2nd September 2010, Slovenian born Katarina Mariniè died at the ripe old age of 110. One day later the UK’s oldest person died at the age of 111. Annie Turnball now hands her crown over to Elsie Steele also 111, and hanging on in there.

Interestingly enough I also share my birthday (21st February) with the world’s oldest verified person, 122 year old Jeanne Calment who died in 1997. Coincidently the world’s second oldest verified person, Japanese
born Shigechiyo Izumi died on my 10th birthday in 1986.

Whilst trawling my way through links in Wikipedia I also discovered that Guernsey born Margaret Ann Neve was the first recorded woman supercentenarian, and the first supercentenarian of either sex in the 20th
century. At the time of her death she was the oldest living person at the age of 110 years 321 days and also the oldest person ever at that point. Neve was also one of the few recorded people who lived in the 18th, 19th
and 20th centuries.

Amusingly when I first read the word ‘supercentenarian’ I read it as supercenturion, which is obviously something completely different.

Rosto 

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Pudland

Mudwig AKA Daniel K Sparkes has teamed up with Matt Bateman and produced the bastard son of Monty Python and A Clockwork Orange...'Pudland' An insight into the warped mind of the out of touch and eccentric media tycoon Lord Satin Greavsy. Watch the film now and then hunt them down on Facebook and follow this link for more info. Genius.
Pudland from Flat-e on Vimeo.

New York Typography


Wow two of the RWC crews favourite things in one short video. Perfect. New Type York is a glimpse at the lost history of signage and typography in NYC. James (I have a huge forehead) Patrick Gibson walks the streets of New York “uncovering the typographic artifacts of New York City”, seeking out all forms of signage that not only convey information but also provide a sense of style. A graphic designer by trade, Gibson’s New Type York has an intimate relationship with fonts, exploring how each pushes a different emotion, revealing the nature of the business whose name it bears while also celebrating what is simply pleasing the eye. Click here to visit the blog.

The Hills

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Monday, 27 September 2010

Strictly Biz

RWC homeboy Strictly Biz has a new blog on the go showcasing his sick drawings, be sure to check it out. You can also check out his webstore here too.

Tim Exile

Keith Haring

A totally rad Keith Haring film....
keith haring from Jack on Vimeo.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Illegal Drugs

Everyone loves illegal drugs, especially Red, Blue and Green.....

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Dani San Roman

RWC crew Spanish accomplice Dani San Roman has been working hard recently and has been knocking out some quality music videos. This one has fit chicks and hip hop so how could we not blog it. 
Demasiao caliente ultimo trabajo de Ryma aka 3XL from Cutfilms on Vimeo.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Carts of Darkness

The RWC crew love a good documentary on strange sub-cultures and it doesn't get much stranger than this. Carts of Darkness is a look into the extreme sport of can collecting. These homeless fellas collect cans and bottles and trade their treasures in for cash to buy booze. Alcohol fueled shopping trolley bombing badness at 50 mph. Dope!

Rime's European Tour

The RWC crew posted something on Rime just recently, but due to being such a bad boy he gets another post...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Alex and Her Arse Truck

Great little short film.....
Alex and her Arse Truck from PhilthyTV on Vimeo.

Kilian Martin

Not really the RWC's cup of tea, but some next level shit none the less...Great tune by Patrick Watson too.
 

Pinto con Lata

The RWC crew have just found this trailer for a great looking documentary from Caracas, Venezuela. 

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Harmony Acts Da Fool

Harmony Korine is up to his mischief again....
More info here

Monday, 6 September 2010

Cabadzi

The RWC crew just got back from painting at the Jersey Live festival where they managed to catch this amazing french band....
Cabadzi - On Voulait Juste

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Man vs Woman in Anal Street Wrestle


I heart the English.

Big up Limey Banton at the surf/skate webstore....YAKWAX for turning us ON to this one.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Best Cry Ever

Loop Pedal Goodness

Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away

Martin Dosh and Mike Lewis - Capture the Flag (if you dig that click here)

Andrew Bird - Live from the Basement


Tuesday, 31 August 2010

R.I.P Corinne Day

The RWC crew are saddened to hear that photographer Corinne Day lost her battle to cancer last Friday. If you don't know who she is click here.
Inside the Secret Garden...On a cloudy November day...Top Model Rachel Alexander, photographer Corinne Day and Video Director Mark Szaszy went to a beautiful Surrey farm house to shoot a spring story for H&M Magazine

Shimmy Shimmy Ya


When Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, AND ODB died.....this guy was born......Shouts to Richt for finding this one.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Turf Dance

Admittedly not as good as 'Tractor Fighting' but a dope battle done the less....
Shouts to Limey Banton for this one at Yakwax

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Friday, 27 August 2010

Turntable Toys

OMG DJ Craze is the man, he still spins round and shit.


Thursday, 26 August 2010

Red Bullshit

You gotta love Red Bulls ability to be 'EXTREME'.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Rime (Jersey Joe)

Rime is possibly one of the sickest straight up writers out there at the moment...


Damn! This has a Booker T soundtrack.


Afghanistan in the UK

Rosto has just returned from Oman and UAE and so the blogging should be back up to speed in a couple of days.  Vice are currently running this mini series over on their VBS website, it seems only fitting to blog it here as both Oman and UAE are both Muslim countries and much of the terrain and villages Rosto has been in over the last three weeks is very similar to this (minus the troops and terrorists). Incidentally the people of Oman are some of the kindest, warm and welcoming people the RWC crew have ever met and Rosto enjoyed his holiday in the Middle East so much that he's going back sometime soon.




Keep checking back at VBS for parts 4/5 of 5.


Monday, 2 August 2010

Desert Adventure

Rost from the RWC crew is off on his holidays tomorrow. A couple of days in London, a quick stop in Amsterdam and then a long flight down to Dubai for a couple of days.  Dubai is a mental city and has the World's tallest building...The Burj Khalifa Tower.
 
Then Rost is heading out on a desert road trip through the United Arab Emirates and into Oman. Whilst doing some research for the trip Rost came across this strange phenomenon.  Anti Gravity, watch as the car comes down a slope and then after the engine is switched off, it starts rolling backwards UPHILL...without any power and against gravity! 
It is clearly an optical illusion but is great anyway. Oman also has some amazing scenery...
So don't expect many blogs over the next 3 weeks.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Thursday, 8 July 2010