September 29th, 2005


de-logo your life

Gods, I get bored in the afternoon. Tanking up on too much coffee at lunchtime provides sporadic entertainment at best.

Taking a wander through Flickr, discovered this elegant de-logo-ization set. I hate logos, a favourite excuse for rejecting a piece of clothing. Not that it can't be fun, in context -- like all those people with "bench" written across their breasts or bum or whatever. Resist, however, the natural urge to wrestle them to the ground and sit on the labelled parts -- it would be too boring and predictable, they'd roll their eyes, look bored and say something along the lines of, "yeah, like nobody's done that before". Like the time I was watching a press preview of Marat/Sade (three excerpts, own clothes) and I noticed that almost all of them had a Nike swoosh somewhere about their person. As they sang jolly songs about masturbation and simulated buggery on the lecture room floor it came to me that I really was watching the sex-slaves of capitalism. Performing. For me. They got a very good review.

Dickon's ego alerted me to this folder full of pictures of pretty scenesters. You could probably get similar from any style mag, but it's nice to have them delivered to your desk. Speaking of which, David Stevens' oeuvre also includes these rather stylish photos of a naked protest.

There I was thinking i-pod-omancy was my idea, and here now, all the cool kids have started doing it. The principle is basic enough -- ask a question, take the first song on random play on your music-player of choice as your answer: this 14-question variant is Collapse ) a standard three-track reading:

Where I am now : I've seen it all - Bjork
Issues surrounding: For Annie - Edgar Allen Poe/Gavin Friday
Suggested action: Electrify - Beastie Boys

Or even go for the kamikaze single track fortune:
The Loneliness of Autumn - John Barry

As you may have noticed, my i-pod is a sadist. Or, at the very least, laughing at me.

So, it's just as well I have: Another dumb personality test to tell me what

"Jeremy's ACTUAL problem is: Does not want to be involved ..."

Read more about my restrained characteristics.

Oh, joy is me.
  • Current Music
    just another drugstore - chemical brothers