Monday, 25 January 2010

GIG face: Vivian Girls, Twee Off!

This weekend has been a bit of a musical extravaganza. Uh-huh.

Saturday night was Twee off at Norwich Arts Centre.


It's a bi-monthly privilege for all residents of the Eastern regions, or those open to travel. 

Luckily, my hombres know where it's at.




My band played the last one, along with one of my favourite bands of all time : Future of the Left. A band louder than fuck, and amazing. Just amazing. Even this little digressing trip down memory lane is giving me sexy shivers.

SO, this time around, the headliners were Vivian Girls - an NYC band who seem cute, popular with the people, and very NYC.

Opening the night were Norwich band Follow your Heart. If you have even the smallest soft spot for the Beach Boys you might like them.
Strangely soft rock and harmonies seemed to be the general theme for Twee Off on Saturday, a night renown for heaaavvvyy sounds. 

Both bands were all about dreamy, creamy sounds that i can imagine listening to in a field on a sunny day, slightly inebriated to the point of elation about life.

Photo by Maxie G

Not usually my cup of tea  (milk and one sugar please), but pretty fun. 
 The bassist, through her enchanting sway, took me to a place where there was free love 70's style.


The highlight of their set was a harmonised vocal number performed by all three girls, a la:

Photo by Maxie G

Although enjoyable, i didn't quite see the total hype about this band. What i took away from the gig was that some musicians just can't look happy on stage, as well as an overwhelming desire that has developed to eat sausages and pancakes in a hip New York cafe with these girls, chit-chatting about tattoos.

Have you heard of either of these bands? What do you think of them?


P.s. I tried this new thing with my hair. Seamy.



Friday, 22 January 2010


I always thought that most people suffered from DIY syndrome, but apparently not. 

I get this drug like kick from making my own things. Knowing that i am the reason that something exists gets me so high to the point where i end up feeling narcissistic about being such an amazing narcissist. 
It's grotesque, and i fear having children for the same reason.

The worst thing about DIY syndrome is that you tend to over-estimate your skills and all objects transform into some kind of challenge to make...

This is my newest creation from my brain issue.

I call it, Dress.

blog done dress new yes 2
new dress blog finished yes

Is there anything you think you could easily make, but never do?


My darling bum-buddy Maxie Gedge, the brains behind GRAVY zine, and long-time Brownie is opening her week long exhibition at STEW in Norwich tonight.

" A schizophrenic presentation/documentation of Norwich music, linking visuals and noise. Featuring work by: Dan Tombs, Jamie John Chopping, Mark Jennings, Maxie Gedge, Iain Ross, Nathan Pounds, Andi Sapey, Fliss, and more!
Plus an extensive and brilliant array of posters and zines from Norwich present and Norwich past. "

Come and abuse the free alcohol and food and watch some amazing bands like Bearsuit and Fever Fever.


The second best thing would be to listen to my BBC Introducing radio show at 7pm tonight, HERE!

Monday, 11 January 2010


I'm not a natural outfit poster (if there is such a thing). But i got all inspired when i found this t-shirt at the bottom of my drawer today, that i bought when i lived in London, and totally forgot i possessed.

Anyway, I went on a dinner date with my Mr this evening to Wagamamas.
I had the gorgeous sweet potato in breadcrumbs with sticky rice and curry sauce. Cream!
I really could eat the whole thing again right now. It was gorge.

And this is what i wore, whilst fumbling with chopsticks and chowing down.

i like cats

What did you wear today?
Link me!!!




Sunday, 10 January 2010

Yes Please

Blah blah my new shoes blah blah

Nou Shoes.

They smell like tasty rubber.

Now that that is over with, i was hoping to show you the dress i made my sister for her birthday (tomorrow), but i finished it just in the nick of time to give it to her yesterday, with no time for photos to spare! DUH! What a jeb.

The good news, is that i am making myself something identical-ish, but in a different colour combination.
Which i will document to death-death.

All i offer is this:

by night

My sewing dungeon.
Actually, I spent today with my mama buying things to make it a more functional and comfortable place to sew.

Including amongst other things:

A desk tidy
A bin
A small sleeve ironing board

new stuff

Oh god i live a fast and exciting life.

But, I also bought this:

feather trim


I can't wait to show you what its for!

Whats new with everyone?
What are your plans for January?
I need updating!


Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Quicky Biccy

I am just popping in, before an epic 'look what i have made' post shortly to follow this week, just to say...

Look. what. i. bought.:
From here!

The downside?

I am now very skint and I cannot actually walk in heels (seriously).

The end.
Love Love Love