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The Creativity A-List

January 24, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting to note that the number of ‘stand-out’ pieces of work here,  which aren’t traditional creative ad solutions.

Business problems are many and numerous. They are never uniform. Neither, then, should the the solution be too.

http://adage.com/article/special-report-agency-alist/creativity-a-list-10-creative-shops-year/232275/

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“Every gun makes its own tune”

January 19, 2012

I’m BACK! Back and totally in love with the ‘Spaghetti Western’.

I’ve been in the wilderness. I saw some things. Unspeakable things.

So here, for your pleasure and my general reference, are those very things in visual format.

The Spaghetti Western Orchestra has blown my mind.

Would you chimpanzee that?

September 26, 2011

Just a quick one, as I’ve got to nip home sharpish for a cottage pie…

Loving this. Virtual monkeys. Computers putting infinity to the test.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15060310

Maybe this will clear things up for Karl Pilkington…

 

…but probably not.

Great Scott!

September 13, 2011

What a brilliant idea – and all for a good cause. Now if only RipCurl or Honda would do a Hoverboard tie in.

Christopher Lloyd has still got it.

Do It For Your Mum

September 9, 2011

British Sea Power have marked their 10 year anniversary with a book out on Rough Trade. Do It For Your Mum. A story about family, music, the lake district and British Sea Power.

It’s written by their brother and revolves around their dad.

A series of book readings are taking place around these fair isles. Last night’s London reading commenced in typically dainty BSP fashion. A Pub Quiz, a reading, a set of drunken vocalbatics from poet Jock Scott, and an acoustic performance from the band themselves.

I attended this intimate shindig with my very own dad. He bloody loved it.

BSP have to be one of the most important rock bands in Britain. Yeah, i said it.  Like the Lakelands that nurtured them, they are delightfully quaint, yet timeless and towering. As fresh as the Cumbrian breeze. Oh yes.

And if there was any justice in the world, they’d be bigger than U2.

“Bread makes you fat?”

September 6, 2011

 

The Scott Pilgrim movie is good, isn’t it. Yes, it cost $85 million to make and only took $47,664,559 at the box office, but it’s been such a long time since I saw a film both so innovatively nostalgic and brilliantly forward-facing. I’m totally in awe of it all. The characters, the actors, the icons,  the 1-ups, the Seinfeld pastiche, the soundtrack with an enchanting Beachwood Sparks cover of Sade’s By Your Side

Yes, you have done well Mr Edgar Wright. Spunk that budget up the wall. Because true success isn’t just measured by arse impressions on cinema seats.

Thank the lord this brilliant little big film managed to live, then die a little bit before blossoming on Blu-Ray.

[Nb. being both innovatively nostalgic and brilliantly forward-facing is a good thing, by the way]


 

Burrito Willie

September 5, 2011

Willie Nelson covering Coldplay, you say? Well yes please. And what’s more, it’s all in aid of that Burrito gaff I visited last night on the way back from seeing Kill List.

I was perturbed.

From seeing Kill List, not from the Burrito. The Burrito was nice.

As is this.

Delicious.

Kill List was good too.

…oh, and while I’m here, I might as well confess to being a BIG Coldplay fan. Don’t go bracketing them with any other crap. Even that skinny super-food guy that done a marry with Granny Paltrow…I like him too!