Flickr.

With all this social media stuff like twitter, instagram and whatnot going on I almost forgot about about my flickr stream. Still a wonderful way to present photos. And mine comes with images like this one, which I think isn’t too bad:

Graham Lewis and Colin Newman/Wire live
Wire: Graham Lewis and Colin Newman, Open East Festival, London, 28.7.2013.
Photo © Ralf Zeigermann
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The Men from the Agency.

A BBC Documentary recalling the revolution in British advertising during the 60s and three men who were instrumental in bringing it about. David Puttnam, Alan Parker and Charles Saatchi, who all worked for the same agency (CDP), were among the first to recognise the social changes which were taking place, and the style of advertising needed to appeal to the new breed of customer.

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Portrait of a Kraftwerker.

Many thanks to ditto.

Wolfgang Flür at the Campfire Talk, organised by ditto. Photo © Ralf Zeigermann
Wolfgang Flür at the Campfire Talk, organised by ditto. Photo © Ralf Zeigermann
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A Portrait.

Knox at his Rock 'n' Roll Rescue Shop in Camden Town
Knox at his Rock ‘n’ Roll Rescue Shop in Camden Town. ©Ralf Zeigermann
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The shop that Knox built.

Knox, former frontman of the Vibrators, is opening up a Rock ‘n’ Roll Shop in the heart of Camden, 96 Parkway, right next to the Dublin Castle. Donate CDs, DVDs and Instruments or buy CDs, DVDs and Instruments. Proceeds go to local food banks and other charities.

Shop-0KnoxShop-1InsideShop-2outside

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Comet Miniatures

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.

Comet Miniatures on Google Street View
Comet Miniatures on Google Street View

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.

It’s a shame really – first Model Zone went bust, and now Comet Miniatures has closed down. Basically all that’s left now here in the UK is Forbidden Planet for all kinds of SF toys and models.

Here’s Comet Miniatures Last Day, via YouTube:

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Brazil

Wire, as performed by the Outdoor Miners.

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A new Sunday Roast Podcast

As usual, over at London Leben.

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I look like a character right out of a Tintin comic book

ralf zeigermann, somewhere in London
Me, somewhere in London, early January 2011. Photo © Joseph Emonts-Pohl.

At least it’s rather colourful.

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In Camden Town

With many thanks to Scoobeef?, the Bracelettes, the Vibrators, Fiona, Knox, and the cheerful staff of London Underground. As usual, a single click onto the photos will embiggen them.

Camden Town Tube StationThe FlashScoobeefThe BracelettesA robot by FionaA blurred KnoxAnother FlashKnox againBassists are always blurredPete, not blurredAnd again Knox

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