De La Sol, Shore, Hong Kong

24th November 2011

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02.12 KuDeTa, Bali 04.12 De La Sol, Shore, Hong Kong 05.12 Hush, Hong Kong 15.12 The Player, London 23.12 Lux, Istanbul 31.12 Disappearing Dining Club, London

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KuDeTa, Bali

24th November 2011

[setlist]

02.12 KuDeTa, Bali 04.12 De La Sol, Shore, Hong Kong 05.12 Hush, Hong Kong 15.12 The Player, London 23.12 Lux, Istanbul 31.12 Disappearing Dining Club, London

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Bottle Alley

21st November 2011

Out. To the seaside. On a modernist pilgrimage. To shoot the delightful bottle alley. Before it is closed down. By health and safety. In their hi-viz waistcoats. I wonder how many babies have been concieved down here. How much piss. How much blood. Has run down these gutters. How much life. How much love. How many arguments. How many first kisses. How many last moments. How much sunshine. This place is a beauty. For all it’s entropy. This place is a beauty.

Tongue And Groove

17th November 2011

It’s amazing how, in London city, the buildings remain constant as the cultural geography changes around, and in, them. Tonight we are at 123 Bethnal Green Road. Four years ago this place was a gun shop masquerading as, well, actually, a gun shop, but selling bad guns rather than good guns, if you see what I mean. Anyhow, now, as adjoining Redchurch Street awaits the arrival of Gucci and Paul Smith, 123 has been transformed into a shopping mecca, the Liberty of the East, selling local stuff, all British goods, new designers, and cool desirables like shaving brushes (want – for no good reason, I only shave once a week, with foam). Slowly, over the last couple of years, like tongues slotting into grooves on the wood panelling on the walls, this building and this area have been transformed into a new kind of lovely, post coked-up members club, post post modernism, post crash, post brash, some kind of understated cool epitomised by the Disappearing Dining Club events called Too Much Is Never Enough . Even though, of course, it is. But let’s forgive them their exaggeration and celebrate their dedication to exquisite detail, pure indulgence, fine food, great stuff and altogether good times.

More signs from the City

14th November 2011