I want ALL of these SO MUCH. I’ve been without my electrics for almost 3 months now and it’s getting to me to the point that this pic hurts. In the top left we have my original dream guitar, a fender competition mustang in lake placid blue. In the middle another long term want in a jaguar with big block inlays in what looks like fiesta red. If you offered me an hour with either of those, or any other guitars in the picture, right now complete with amp etc. I’d probably jump on you, kiss you some, claim my hour, and then kiss you some more. It’s just been too long.

I want ALL of these SO MUCH. I’ve been without my electrics for almost 3 months now and it’s getting to me to the point that this pic hurts. In the top left we have my original dream guitar, a fender competition mustang in lake placid blue. In the middle another long term want in a jaguar with big block inlays in what looks like fiesta red. If you offered me an hour with either of those, or any other guitars in the picture, right now complete with amp etc. I’d probably jump on you, kiss you some, claim my hour, and then kiss you some more. It’s just been too long.

(Source: asiawoodward)

(Reblogged from wild-gift)

Here’s a great summer photo my extra talented friend took of me last weekend in my former Oxford college. And (after some prompting) I thought I’d reblog it with a few summery tracks I’m listening to this fine season to get the tumblr ball rolling again.

Firstly here’s one I’ve rediscovered lately from the peripheral regions of my taste that is perf for psyching up for some outdoor day drinking.

Beach Fossils - Birthday

Next I’ll back up my earlier post on covers with this great take on a Bob Marley Classic from one of my favourite ladies. This artist is one who’s general anonymity I find entirely bizarre and quite upsetting and am doing all I can to change among those I know best. She was really good AND I LOVE HER.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Sun Is Shining 

And Finally I’ll make a choice in keeping with my lazy ways and go for a song with a title that makes it a no brainer, is by one of the best personal discoveries I made last year (whom I really should dedicate an entire post to) and that greatly appeals to my idea of what a sumer love should entail.

Marine Girls - A Place In The Sun 

That’s it for now but I hope to be back posting regularly soon, Heaven knows I have the time.

(Reblogged from filmfancier)

It’s well past 3am, It’s raining, and I can’t sleep. So I’ve rolled a cig and I’m gonna sit under cover outside and listen to this while I watch the rain and smoke.

Ah! Would ‘twere with so many, a gentle girl and boy!
But were there ever any, writhed not of passed joy?
The feel of not to feel it,
When there are none to heal it,
Nor numbed sense to steal it,
Was never said in rhyme


Right now I feel it, and I’ve no one to heal it, and so I’ll make sure my senses stay suitably numbed into catharsis until such time as I feel better or, god forbid, I find someone.

A whole bunch of overdue purchases plus one new venture. Reviews may follow but I’m v busy…

I just bought this for me and I’m happy 

I just bought this for me and I’m happy 

TODAY

I had a conversation with my Mum about how much we love Poly Styrene, we’ve literally never been so close.

I’m writing a cover of this little track at the minute. I think this might be my favourite track on this album because the lyrics are so sweet and naive, even for Daniel Johnston, but musically it’s a bit odd. I’ve not really written anything in ages so we’ll see how this goes…

(Source: Spotify)

I think this is the first time The Smiths have been out of my top 10 since I got last fm. big day

The wether being how it’s been here, I’ve been thinking about what album(s) is going to remind me of this summer. It could be that this summer is an uneventful and hardly memorable affair, but should it be good, or even better, I’d like the soundtrack to be summery. One that would lend itself to mental montages of fun moments.

Memorable examples from summers past include:
Summer 2008 or 07. A full month in the south of Spain, hours of football with my family, and even more hours of Pokemon, all accompanied by the new purchase ofBossanova by Pixies.
Summer 2006. My first summer with a guitar. A week or so after school ended, I’d been noodling through Chuck Berry and Nirvana tracks up till this point, My dad gets back early from work, rumbles upstairs and knocks on my door. He comes in with a big grin on his face and hands me Hendrix’s Smash Hits. Cue hours of lying on my bedroom floor listening to it on repeat, followed by half hour intervals of trying to learn various tracks at painfully reduced tempo.
Finally, last Summer:
Really good summer, moved with my Ma to a much preferable part of London. Spent 3 weeks in the states, Anaheim to Chicago then Orlando. Barbecues with my Sister. Barbecues with my Brother. Barbecues with my friends. Got very drunk very often with one of my favourite people (you know who you are). I even got a tattoo. All instantly brought to mind by Hatful Of Hollow.

Hopefully this year will be something a bit more upbeat. I have a feeling it might be an R.E.M album, but it’s early doors yet.