Blog archive October 2011
while i think of it, smallritual.org was ten years old this month.
i wore the timberland shoes mentioned in cycle of fashion for about a week, and suddenly the sole fell off one of them. i took a step and the rubber tread of the shoe was left behind on the carpet. this was in a client's office at canary wharf, so i hastily stuffed the detached part in my bag hoping no-one had noticed and limped back to my own office. fortunately i had a pair of trainers under my desk.
on inspection the other shoe was beginning to split too. probably the glue between leather sole [the sewn part] and rubber tread had dried out during the years in storage, and flexing the shoe in wear had caused it to delaminate.
today i took the shoes into the timberland store in regent street. i was after advice for a repair, but they offered me free replacement - which is pretty good 15 years after purchase. i was sad to give up the old pair after so many years in the wardrobe, but a shoe is for wearing.
since posting that flying lotus clip my vimeo viewing stats have gone ballistic - over 1000 views in three days and counting. the maker of the visuals contacted me for a credit which i am only too happy to give - check out his stuff on vimeo, and the antiVJ site.
flying lotus last night at the roundhouse with mike and dean. nice generative visuals - is HD so do full screen for best effect. obviously enormous bass is lacking.
a collection of belgian beers beforehand in belgo across the road:
the bartender kept pouring them too fast from the bottle so they frothed up and overflowed, so we were losing a certain percentage. note the shot glasses - that's how he gave us what was left in the bottle after he couldn't get it into the glass.