Dublin’s an unmerciful bore. After 2 AM, every bar in the city is closed and the only thing moving with any purpose are taxis and ambulances. The taxis are making their way out of town to the suburbs but the ambulances are heading to the most macabre after-hours in the city: St. James’ Hospital A&E.08/10/2009 in Canada , Medical , NZ , Scandinavia , UK , USA | Permalink | Comments (11)
Today VBS is re-showing a Soft Focus interview with My Bloody Valentine front man Kevin Shields because it's good and also to keep you up to date for fact-dropping at their performance at All Points West in New Jersey next weekend. In order to impress people you need to be the center of knowledge at the festival, not just by making Brian Wilson comparisons. Make sure to tell them that My Bloody Valentine is soon to release songs they've been working on since 1996 but that you have listened to Shields since 1988 straight out of the womb. They won't know which way is up.
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The Rollercoaster Project is one of those musicians whose music makes bloggers want to spew out crap like this: Exploding starlight bounces round the womb shimmering on the unborn Martian eyelids and setting the first glimmers of thought buzzing through the synapses, flowing finally into the sea of comprehension. But the Rollercoaster Project's electronic drone is a lot better than any grotesque over-writing could ever suggest. Click through to hear the remarkable "Hoods Up."07/20/2009 in Australia , Canada , Music , NZ , Scandinavia , UK | Permalink | Comments (13)
William Bottin is one of the finest purveyors of electronic disco around right now. His tracks have a clear Italo influence, and he's actually Italian, which probably means he has more of a right or something. Even Andy Bell from Erasure likes him! We caught up with him for a quick chat. It would've been nice if it actually was on a boat, but it was just Gmail.
Meet Vickie and her vibe. Leo Leigh bought her from a gift shop in Blackpool, which is a seaside town in the Northwest of England. Every time I look at it I’m overcome with lust. I went to Blackpool with Leo in January 2009 to make a film called Blackpool: Las Vegas of the North, which you can watch on VBS this Wednesday! But to get yourself all excited, click through to see the trailer.
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Last week I wrote about Lonnie’s Easter egg hunt. No one saw it because Vice is so hip they think things people spend an hour writing should only be visible to the web-viewing public for 1/4th that amount of time before being hidden away in the intraweb like the Ark of the Covenant in Indiana Jones. It is beyond annoying and boy does it motivate me to keep writing this bullshit.
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It's an ugly way to die, poetically. To become an analogy that people use to illustrate how "Over-consumption" has lead to a "Crash", and then titter with glee at their own witty economic savvy. That's got to hurt. But not as much as being crushed to death by your own shopping.
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I am struggling to work out what I find most strange about the pulverisation of a wind turbine in Grainsthorpe, Lincolnshire. Off the bat I would say that the fact that the founder of Ecotricity, Dale Vince, approximates potential threats to his wind turbines in relation to farm yard animals? Maybe he just watched the cartoon adaptation of Animal Farm, that had me all lathered up about farms too.
It wasn't easy wrapping up the Super Short Story contest we arranged in honour of the Fiction Issue, mostly because the entries we received were bad. Your story wasn't bad, obviously, we just mean, y'know, most of them. But luckily, like a toilet paper parachute sailing in across the rollicking shit waves of purple prose and sheltering us from a torrential downpour of crappy analogies, we finally received a submission that parted the figurative storm clouds (of heavy-handed exposition). Eva Michon is a Toronto-based writer, illustrator, film director and photographer. Her story - The Ivy House - went over our suggested word count, but we overlooked that since it was also leagues above everything else we read. So thanks for saving the day, Eva! Check out her story after the jump.01/09/2009 in Canada , UK | Permalink | Comments (8)
I wrote my grandfather an email right after I moved to Brooklyn and started interning here at Vice to fill him in on how I was doing, to see how everybody back home was, and to dissuade him from buying me Ronald Reagan’s Tuesday bocce ball suit as a college graduation gift. I thought I was being reasonable, cordial, all of those things William J. Bennett describes in The Book of Virtues (which he gave me for a birthday gift when I turned 14). But I guess if you don’t join the army and pray in the direction of Dick Cheney five times a day then you’re an idiot with a dead end for a future. A couple days after I sent him the email I got this reply.01/08/2009 in Australia , Canada , NZ , Scandinavia , UK , USA | Permalink | Comments (56)
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A fear of fucking clowns does not fill the void where your personality should be. It is becoming increasingly fashionable for people to spontaneously announce that they're scared of clowns. It is usually people who have little to no interests and similarly there is nothing interesting about them.01/08/2009 in Bonanza , UK | Permalink | Comments (4)
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