“The worst song ever recorded.”

February 7th, 2017 by Dan


From Wikipedia:

Harris’ best known creation, Orville the duck, came about after he saw some green fur lying around backstage at a performance of The Black and White Minstrel Show in Bristol.

Orville […] was “a huge, gormless, falsetto-voiced green duckling sporting a nappy fastened by a giant safety pin”.

Harris recorded “Orville’s song”, written by Bobby Crush. It made the Top Ten in the UK singles chart in 1982 and sold 400,000 copies.

It was later voted the worst song ever recorded.

One down…

December 17th, 2016 by Dan


…one to go…


Eggs President

November 25th, 2016 by Dan


– Steak
– Eggs
– Two cherry tomatoes, halved
– Tomato ketchup
– Shitload of turmeric

1. Cook the steak, try not to fuck it up.
2. Let the fucker stand, make an omelette.
3. Flash fry the cherry tomato halves.
4. Serve it up, draw a ketchup tie.
5. Eat the bastard, hope for the best.

They Leave

June 16th, 2016 by Dan


vie BennyCrime

In-flight entertainment

August 21st, 2015 by Dan


Latest holiday reading is Andy Weir’s THE MARTIAN. Rare that I read a book before I see the movie – rare that I read a book – but I’m made up that I got ahead of this.

Great to now revisit these early virals and see the universe of the film unpacking itself so precisely:

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Fox and Ridley Scott’s lot are killing it with ARES: live, riffing on the ubiquity of interstellar travel as YouTube fodder.

Their early work on PROMETHEUS was equally accomplished, using A-list talent and core story to create transmedia marketing of the highest order. (I didn’t love the final movie, but I was definitely fully prepped to.)

Now I find that the regular trailer just broke. If you plan to read THE MARTIAN, and you really should, maybe stow this for later. If, like me, you just put it down – for the first and last time – see what you make of this…

The Great Martian War

August 9th, 2015 by Dan

Beautifully done, with a choice score: “88” by Working for a Nuclear Free City. H.G. Wells meets Public Service Broadcasting.

Came to me via Live For Films, who’s having a good day, he also shared this little beauty earlier this morning:

“Some people…”

May 30th, 2015 by Dan

“…think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” – BILL SHANKLY


Les Pommes Pourries

January 12th, 2015 by Dan

All these guys were marching in Paris yesterday. Guess they don’t need journalists, this stuff writes itself…


via order-order.com

Oh dear.

December 31st, 2014 by Dan

Watch the skies

December 1st, 2014 by Dan

The discovered samples series continues, bringing me back to blog for the first time in SIX MONTHS. Poor show I know, but I have an inkling most of you have made do.

Here’s the best clip I could find from the film in question, giving you a taster of THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD’s riveting denouement before cutting rather abruptly into the scene we’re worried about.

And here, Transglobal Underground’s seminal ‘ethno-techno’ anthem Temple Head.