Archive for December, 2007

Who needs friends when you have pens…
Friday, December 28, 2007

… is a super blog by an illustrator fella called Richard Hogg who we’ve recently come across (by virtue of the fact that we’re working with him on something entirely unrelated to GenEric). As you may have noted, I heart Sharpies and TippEx, but Richard actually knows about pens, and my revision starts and ends with his new blog:- pens.h099.com

Who needs friends.... by Richard Hogg
The man has Japanese pens, and can flippin’ use them.

You can see some of his super work on his website: www.ho99.co.uk

Last Minute Chrismas Shopping/////////
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Whilst clicking around amazon.com, looking for records and the like, I happened upon a few little gems for friends and family this festive period (click the images to see the actual products on Amazon).

For starters there’s a UFO detector for Granny:
UFO Detector

Or perhaps some Uranium Ore for Auntie Joan?
Uranium Ore

I know my Dad’ll be made up with some soil from Roswell
Roswell Soil Sample

But if you’re looking for ideas for me, I’d really like a LJ421 Badonkadonk.
Badonkadonk

Yes that’s right, I’d like a personal land tank. After all, it does feature a fully armoured shell, a 400 watt premium sound system with a PA system that allows you to blast sound outside the vehicle, lots of exterior lighting, capacity for a crew of five people internally and another five on the roof, can be driven from within the armored shell or from an exposed standing position through the hatch, external camera coverage, plus optional extras including flame-throwers. PleasepleasepleasepleaseIwantitIwantitIwantit!

Or you could always just get your loved ones a simply super Dead Astronaut T-Shirt from GenEric. Very festive I always say.

Dead Astronaut T-Shirt by GenEric

Broken Zombie Arms T-Shirts
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We were panicking a bit today as we were losing (the three decent hours of) daylight and couldn’t find our MIA model for the Broken Zombie Arms tee (from this drawing I did, as blogged a couple of weeks ago), so we busted quickly over to Kensington Gardens and grabbed our old pal Jonny Breeze (real name – no shit) and snapped him in front of Joel the Fruit Guy’s cart. Phew! Jonny’s got some nutty tats, and the pics came out great. Cheers Jonny! BUY THESE TEES HERE!

Broken Zombie Arms T-Shirt by GenEric
Jonny Breeze®

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Jonny’s Tatoos

Tootsie Roll’s /// yeah boyeee…
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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Katie came by today and dropped off a Tootsie Roll.

Thanks Katie!

Taskforce @ Beer & Rap, Concorde 2, Brighton
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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Marketing

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Happy Chrimbo!

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Jubilant

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Mighty Mystro

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Remus

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Snail


Une gentil Parisien got me in to Concorde – merci Pese 93!

Links:

Beer & Rap

Rare Kind 

Mystro

Chester P

Farma G

Remus

 

Ike Turner ///////// 1931 – 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Yesterday, Ike Turner became the second musical pioneer to pass away in a week. Just as we saluted Thriller’s 25th Anniversary despite Michael Jackson’s, uh, questionable recent antics, I’d like to salute Ike’s back catalogue, as well as his contribution to contemporary music.

In the minds of the general public, Ike will probably be remembered as a brutal man, mostly thanks to What’s Love Got To Do With It, the Tina Turner biopic. I would like to think that, over time and as people rediscover the influence and depth of his work, the man will be forgotten and his work will be celebrated. After all, people do not think about Strauss, the Third Reich official, when listening to Der Rosenkavalier.

Ike Turner 1931 - 2007
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm – A Black Man’s Soul
Buy this album – you will love it.

Broken Arms Tote Bags
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

We got a visit from the delightful Issy yesterday, which happily coincided with the arrival of our new t-shirts and bags with the broken arms print I blogged a week or so ago. We couldn’t help chucking the two new arrivals together and getting some snaps for the blog and for the website.

If you are so inclined, you can BUY THE BAGS FROM THE GENERIC ONLINE STORE. T-shirts will be arriving there in the next day or three.

Broken Arms Tote Bags from GenEric

Broken Arms Tote Bags from GenEric
We used records to help the bags keep their shape when being photographed.
Issy wanted them. We said no…

Broken Arms Tote Bags from GenEric
… so back in the bag with it.

As Vice Magazine wrote about some totes we did for them:
“If you are a girl you are probably already using these canvas bag thingies. If you are a guy who plays records in East London you will probably have been using them for a while to cart all your Fleetwood Mac and Whigfield 12”s around in. It’s time for the rest of you to embrace them. The days of the rucksack are over. If it ain’t one shoulder we don’t want to know. They are great for carrying pretty much anything from laptops to records …”

A slice of cool available here.

GZA @ Koko, Camden
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

On Sunday we went down to Koko in Camden to catch a show by the legend that is GZA. The show was put on by promoters Dont Look Back and was a performance of the seminal ‘Liquid Swords’ album which has got to be in my top five Hip-Hop records of all time. The Genius was with Dready Kruger and Killah Priest who, even though they dissed Ricky Hatton provided good support. GZA was dope and towards the end of the set he let off some steam about how wack Soulja Boy is and the current state of Hip-Hop, check the vids at the end of the post.

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GZA rant 1


GZA rant 2

 

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Drunken journey back to Waterloo. I blame Burger King for us missing our train.

Links:

GZA myspace

Liquid Swords

Cold World

I Gotcha Back

GZA, RZA and Bill Murray

Old School Genius Tune: ‘Come Do Me’

Stockhausen ///////// 1928 – 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007

We were very sad to hear yesterday that the cornerstone of modern music that is Karlheinz Stockhausen died on Wednesday aged 79.

My brother (Voltek) visited him a couple of years ago to discuss some kind of nutty sound-abuse plan    he (my brother) was concocting at the time. I’ve asked him to write a bit about it by way of an alternative obit and I’ll post it here when he gets a minute to send it over.

Voltek & Stockhausen
Stockhausen and my brother, aka VOLTEK

Tim Tim Club /// Square Roots
Friday, December 7, 2007

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Bop it

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Laurenzo and one half of S.O.R.

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Scared of purple

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An undiscovered fossil