31.1.08

FANZINE WORKSHOP


FANZINE WORKSHOP, originally uploaded by ampster.

also, look - plan b are doing a fanzine workshop at rough trade. and a music writing one! so you can learn how to be a music journalist. i can teach you too. just be a 30something male, balding, bitter, boring, paunchy, pale-skinned, slightly sweating, scared of girls. works every time. OOH, AREN'T STEREOTYPES FUN? :D

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BONA BALLROOM


BONA BALLROOM, originally uploaded by ampster.

l@@k at this lovely flyer, designed by VINCE RAY, for my friend jason's transfabulous night next month! i am actually in london this weekend, so may take my strangely shaped body along. see you there!


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30.1.08

SEMLA


SEMLA, originally uploaded by ampster.

In Sweden they seem to have a special cake for practically every day of the year, and most of them are a bit "meh". Like, yeah, cheers for another variation of a plain breaded bun, Sweden! But this... wow. It's called a 'semla' and it's a "cardamom-spiced wheat bun which has its top cut off and insides scooped out and is then filled with a mix of the scooped-out bread crumbs, milk and almond paste, topped with whipped cream. The cut-off top is then put back as a lid and dusted with icing sugar." (Wikipedia). It's AMAZING! It's a pre-Lent feast apparently, and I can't wait for my next one. Well done Sweden! You got a cake right!

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25.1.08

LIP SERVICE

look, propz from the lipster! i feel bad about the ambivalent things i said about them now.

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21.1.08

OMG ACTUAL COMMENTS!

*falls apopleptic to the floor*

thank you!

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16.1.08

FEMINIST MEN

Classic rant from Janice 'Girlbomb' Erlbaum, Bust writer and memoirist extraordinaire:

Lately, there's been a spate of "male feminists" posting at the BBs where I lurk. At first I saw them and I thought, great! I mean, I like feminists, and I like men, so you'd think I'd love this purported hybrid of the two. And yet, not so much. Not so much at all. Go read!

Oh and, One Date at a Time - Vice writer (in a good way) Tracey Egan's slut-tastic hipster blog. You should read that too.

And yes, readers, yes, (note how I generously allow myself the plural form there, despite there being no evidence to support that. IS ANY FUCKER OUT THERE?) - I moved away from London and replaced my social life with an addiction to hitting 'refresh' on my Google Reader page. Is that so bad? Don't answer that.

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15.1.08

FAT HOOKER

Oh and by the way:

AMERICAN APPAREL WILL MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A FAT HOOKER

fuck yeah.

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PREGGO

Just in case you hadn't heard from one of the many online places in which I talk shit about my private life, I'm all knocked up and having a baby in June, assuming all goes well! W00T! Here is a picture of it when it was tiny:

SWEDITH

Here is a picture of it now it is medium:

IT'S A...

And here is a picture of me doing an impression of a preg:

*BUMP*

That's all really! Though I guess you could have this humorous article about the increasing 'momification' of the modern dad, should you have the temerity to not actually care about ME ME ME. Enjoy!

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5.1.08

AMP PRESENTS:


AMP PRESENTS:, originally uploaded by ampster.

we made a new fanzine! it's written, illustrated and designed by some of my favourite people, and it's about GAY PORN (suprise!)

email amp.minzine@gmail.com to find out how to get your copy!


'Fave Gestures in Porn'
Text: Andrew Johnston
Images: Raz Webster
Design: Miranda Iossifidis
A6 booklet / 4 pp + A4 poster

Random quote (from 'Landed-Fish Orgasm'): "His eyes are going like roulette balls. Gasps halfmoon his mouth. Four more thrusts initiate the involuntary gesture: his head jerks back as though God, fishing from a cloud, has cast a hook through his top lip and tugged."

Random quote (from 'Hand-Halo Suckoff'): "The gap represents Straightboy's intact heterosexuality: to close it, and thus to make physical hand-to-head contact, would be to seal a homosexual fate. As long as he lets it hover, he's straight, he's straight, he is, he's straight."

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2.1.08

A-CHAZZING WE SHALL GO...



Well, this is pretty sweet. It's like a trip to the now-iconic Dalston Supersavers but without having to actually go anywhere. It's a blog called Dalston Oxfam Shop and it's great. The guy buys awesome cassette tapes from the 80s (stuff like Frank Chickens or 1993 New York house music compilations), then digitises the best tracks and hosts them for download. He also posts about cool upcoming East End art shows and the African music night he runs in Soho. It makes me miss London loads, but I also know I'm missing an illusion because I'm kind of over chazzing for cassette tapes or going to African music nightclubs and even if I was home I wouldn't be going, I'd be sitting in my Goldfinger apartment reading novels and eating bon-bons. But that is so not the point.

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