Saturday, September 26, 2009


On Friday night I went to see 少年ナイフ (Shonen Knife) they were amazing. I've never watched a band who smiled throughout a show, but these ladies did. Seems like forever since they last toured (12 years apparently) I missed out then. Thank goodness they did sideshows as I really wasn't interested in going to the festivals they're playing.
Fun show, great catchy pop/punk tunes Muddy Bubbles Hell is such a fantastic song especially with the synchronised head banging & metal stances. Easily the best song of the night. Gotta love ladies who love Judas Priest, Iron Maiden & Motörhead. My memory is always terrible when it comes to set lists but I'm pretty sure these songs were played (in no particular order):
- Konnichiwa
- Sushi Bar
- Ah, Singapore
- Twist Barbie
- E.S.P.
- BBQ Party
- Super Group
Hopefully it won't be another 12 years before these Osaka ladies are back.
Go see them if you can, they're definitely worth it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Almost finished reading Lovecraft, these are some the artist he references in his work.
Francisco Goya

Gustave Dore

Henry Fuseli

John Martin

Salvator Rosa

Aubrey Beardsley