Spot the Oddity

Positive or Negative??

I can't quite get my head round this. Is the fact that you openly endorse your affiliation with one of the worlds leading creative education establishments as a mere lifestyle choice and not one of educational aspiration a good thing or a bad thing? Could it be that this is actually a snub to Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design by other creative educational faculties? I don't get it. But if your decision to engage with Higher Education is based on a lifestyle choice, over the potential accreditations you might achieve, then something fundamental must be screwed. Maybe thats one of the reasons why a university education is dwindling in value amongst youngsters today.

Rock tha Spock

File under EMO?? Maybe. But who cares, this is a ridiculously great effort at crafting a stand-out look for oneself. In a sea of heads only one shone through, and it happened to be Leonard Nimoy's, Star Trek era, Maltese doppelganger. Good effort. We salute you (V-hand sign raised!).

The Student Sound of Now

Dubstep is massive. It's a global phenomenon. Although it's roots are traceable to Croydon on the Southerly most outskirts of London it's growth as the 'biggest' sound in underground dance music has been mirrored in every corner of the world.
In the UK evidence indicates that the sound has rapidly been adopted by the student masses. In it's rawest form it seems unlikely that it will ever feature in the Top 40 chart (Benga & Coki's 'Night', probably one of the biggest tracks from the scene to date, did reach #98 in the UK chart) but it's popularity on campuses cannot be denied. They even have the T-shirts to endorse it.

Harry Brownies

If you've been lucky enough to see the latest offering from the one and only Michael Caine then you will know exactly what I'm getting at when I say 'Harry Brownies'. This is a shot I grabbed earlier in the year whilst on a tour of duty in Liverpool and it delivers that stereotypical hoodie look that the media loves to hate. It's this look that gets a super showcase in the Harry Brown movie, accompanied by the typical negative connotations that it has been nurtured to represent. Check the clip to see UK music artist Plan B deliver a sterling performance as a 'Hoodie', then check his soundtrack efforts with a video that delivers a little more of that Hoodie stereotype action.