A Christmas Special with The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.
While this most extraordinary SciFi model shop on Lavender Hill in London has unfortunately closed down, you can still walk through the shop with the help of Google Street View, hopefully preserved for eternity. What an amazing place this was.
The website is dead too, but apparently Comet’s proprietor Tony James is setting up a new virtual business under the name of Timeless Hobbies.
Last but not least here’s my Flickr set of the cramped inside of the shop.
Here’s Comet Miniatures Last Day, via YouTube:
“At the Stephen Friedman gallery, American artist Jennifer Rubell’s “Portrait of the Artist” is a giant white fibreglass sculpture made of the artist when she was eight months pregnant, and which allows people to crawl into its open womb.”
Basically, a copy of the Johnny Moped documentary by Fred Burns. Fab.
Great Queen Street, London.
Last night I went to the premiere of “Basically, Johnny Moped“, a film by Fred Burns. The documentary is about a failed rock band from Croydon, who really didn’t fail that much, because after the movie was shown, the band played live (together with their first bassist, Captain Sensible), they were incredibly good and the venue was heaving. It really was an amazing night out. Get the DVD!
I’ve uploaded a few photos I took last night onto Flickr.
The Johnny Moped documentary Basically, Johnny Moped will be screened on September 19 at KOKO, followed by a live performance of the band. Here’s a review of the film at CamdenReview and here’s another by Zoë Howe.
“[…] they did have some talent. But a band is never going to succeed if it has a singer who won’t turn up for gigs and a guitarist who was permanently drunk.” (Camden Review)