Prol is getting just a leeeeetle tired [SNIP]
Prol done bad. This space edited by a better mood. (Over at Metafilter, Matt expresses my sentiments exactly.)
Stefano Giovannini is a photographer from Milan that we used to hang out with in Dublin. His work has appeared on Sonic Youth and Mike Scott record sleeves. We met him on Windmill Lane and drank lots of Guinness together in a bar called Docker’s. He could down a pint in 2 seconds. His camera was battered and he’d a box on him that he would sometimes open to show his amazing photos to us and recount his adventures with The Pogues, The Waterboys, U2 and many others. He had a great rapport with artists, which shows in his work. We used to write but you know how things goes. These days he’s well represented on line. But perhaps someone should build him a proper domain.
Talk about mp3s and the thrill of buying albums on the prolboard.
Abel & Baker are a Swedish design firm (of the ‘nice clean design’ type). Their Bomberos site is nifty.
It’s age discrimination… but not as you know it. Six-year-old prodigy Justin Chapman is held back by rules and regulations. So he’s campaigning: “All children,” he says, “deserve the right to learn at their own pace and have their education paid for until they reach the age of 16.”
My favourite soap celebrates its 15 years existence. Eastenders is perfect mid-evening fodder, in between my surfing sessions. Favourite character? Obviously Grant Mitchell, too bad he left. Least favourite? That slapper Bianca ‘Rickaaaaaaaaaaaaaay’ Butcher.
And then you’re reminded of the good things of the net… very old friend whom I haven’t seen in 5 years has joined the wired world and just now found me through my sites. Looking forward to our IRL meeting.