July 10, 2014
herb’s first birthday party. bought the wee man a posh sardine and mackerel treat, but my attempts to put a candle in the fishcake did not go down too well. (at wan-merr-tune-lock strasse.)

herb’s first birthday party. bought the wee man a posh sardine and mackerel treat, but my attempts to put a candle in the fishcake did not go down too well. (at wan-merr-tune-lock strasse.)

July 5, 2014
absolutely gutted these guys are out. along with chile, they were my favourite team to watch at the world cup.
brazil seem to batter through by sheer force of personality, knocking out all the good guys who play decent football along the way… :(

absolutely gutted these guys are out. along with chile, they were my favourite team to watch at the world cup.

brazil seem to batter through by sheer force of personality, knocking out all the good guys who play decent football along the way… :(

July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014
why i hate the usa soccer team.
it occurred to me to last night, while drunkenly tweeting my delight at belgium knocking the usa out of the world cup, that pretty much all my friends, and most people i follow on twitter, were supporting the usa.
it’s like it’s ok to like tony blair again. 
i think it’s important, as a scot and a european, to maintain a healthy dose of scepticism towards america. sure, there’s great music, great cinema, great cultural work that comes out of the us, and i enjoy a portion of it as much as the next non-american. but they dominate so much of our culture, and influence so much of our lives as consumers, that it just feels crazy to opt into any more american love-in than is otherwise unavoidable.
there also seems to be a groundswell of opinion that football is about to take off in the states, that it’s popularity is at an all time high, and in a couple of decades they will emerge as the great super-power of soccer. do we want that? does football not offer us some respite from the over(golden)-arching uncle sam dominating all other sports?
i’m glad they’re out. and i look forward to cheering them getting knocked out of the second round in 2016. and hopefully, in four years time, i won’t feel like the only one.
(i’m also still bitter about them beating ghana).

why i hate the usa soccer team.

it occurred to me to last night, while drunkenly tweeting my delight at belgium knocking the usa out of the world cup, that pretty much all my friends, and most people i follow on twitter, were supporting the usa.

it’s like it’s ok to like tony blair again. 

i think it’s important, as a scot and a european, to maintain a healthy dose of scepticism towards america. sure, there’s great music, great cinema, great cultural work that comes out of the us, and i enjoy a portion of it as much as the next non-american. but they dominate so much of our culture, and influence so much of our lives as consumers, that it just feels crazy to opt into any more american love-in than is otherwise unavoidable.

there also seems to be a groundswell of opinion that football is about to take off in the states, that it’s popularity is at an all time high, and in a couple of decades they will emerge as the great super-power of soccer. do we want that? does football not offer us some respite from the over(golden)-arching uncle sam dominating all other sports?

i’m glad they’re out. and i look forward to cheering them getting knocked out of the second round in 2016. and hopefully, in four years time, i won’t feel like the only one.

(i’m also still bitter about them beating ghana).

10:10am
Filed under: usmnt belvsusa 
July 1, 2014
it’s all starting to make sense: my pal putney here might be one of the best instruments i’ve ever played #EMS #VCS3 #Putney (at WORM Rotterdam)

it’s all starting to make sense: my pal putney here might be one of the best instruments i’ve ever played #EMS #VCS3 #Putney (at WORM Rotterdam)

5:00pm
Filed under: putney ems vcs3 
June 28, 2014
the cube houses (at Kubus Woning Rotterdam)

the cube houses (at Kubus Woning Rotterdam)

June 27, 2014

just bought the riff raff “neon icon” album on itunes, which i am usually loathe to do, but couldn’t get it anywhere else.

as soon as i clicked “buy”, i got a notification on my phone saying that riff raff had started following me on twitter.

that is some disgusting marketing right there. no follow back. no follow back.

except i already follow him, and i bought the album after succumbing to his incessant twitter hype.

i hate music*. i hate the internet. i hate myself. but now the internet knows i love riff raff.

*especially 128 zips…

June 27, 2014

this is awful. but brilliant. but awful. but brill-i-ant.

listened to it about 8 times in a row now.

EDIT: fuck this is song of the year. 15 plays deep.

June 27, 2014

doseone never fails to astound me.

June 25, 2014
shiftcmds:

up next!
the save as collective + the glad cafe present:
PADDY STEERJOE HOWEMC ALMOND MILK x DJ NIGHTMARES
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come on!come on!come on!

shiftcmds:

up next!

the save as collective + the glad cafe present:

PADDY STEER
JOE HOWE
MC ALMOND MILK x DJ NIGHTMARES

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come on!
come on!
come on!

June 25, 2014

the jonnie commonwealth games trailer.

sportz…

(Source: shiftcmds)

June 22, 2014
kicktv:

The only person that Suarez’s goal put to sleep.

kicktv:

The only person that Suarez’s goal put to sleep.

June 22, 2014
oranje boom (at rotterdam)

oranje boom (at rotterdam)

June 19, 2014
art vs commerce: the defeated art school bar select (at Football Pitch Kelvingrove)

art vs commerce: the defeated art school bar select (at Football Pitch Kelvingrove)

June 17, 2014

i like this s-type tune, and i can hear drake all over it. coming onto a bit of a game.