Friday, October 31, 2008

I made this!

This is what I did to John's hair for the Hallowe'en night crazy hair task. Sexy.

The Young Pretenders' issue of the day: aquatic bird racism

The Young Pretenders (TYP) are the thinking-man's comedy duo and, as such, are alive to the important issues the world faces today. Racism among aquatic birds is a problem that is growing with alarming regularity in canals and ponds across the country. Just today, TYP intervened in a particularly vicious stand-off between the very racist Canadian Goose Geezers and the Mall-hard Man Dem. Thanks to our intervention, there were no fatalities, but the incident has sent ripples throughout the aquatic bird community. TYP believe the only way to stem the mindless flow of aquatic bird racist attacks is to introduce a proportionally represented aquatic bird council to reside over, and efficiently police, Britain's waterways. To support our cause, sign the petition attached to this blog. Yours concernedly, TYP.

The Young Pretender

Two amazing things have just happened: i've just had a roast dinner with three different types of meat and potatoes and two different types of gravy (good times); and more excitingly, Sean and I are forming our own Flight of the Conchords style comedy duo (great times).


Breakfast at Frankie and Bennies...


Il s'appelle Jason, J-Unit to his friends. Jason knows more about pop music and celebrity than anyone I've ever met. His hobbies include dressing up as a sacrily realistic Britney, throwing shapes and wearing cool hats. Jason is my homie.


Meet Sean, 19, from bonnie Scotland. Contrary to popular belief, Sean is in fact NOT Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. His interests include smiling, good music and Tom Drew assimilation. I like Sean, he is my friend.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Watford travelodge

John and I walked into our room to find no bed, sofa or any kind of hygene. The mirror was smashed and there was rubbish on the floor. They were kind enough to give us a douvet, however.

Nice parking... the middle of an otherwise scenic park outside Watford.

Count Sineadula

Unprompted in any way, Miss Graham decided to make a Halowe'en costume out of tin foil and ketchup. The scary eyes are coincidental, an unfortunate birth defect.


This is John. He's 18 and also from East London (don't hold that against him). His skills include beat boxing, Kanye impersonations and excellent banter. John is my friend.


This is Emma. She is 28 and a fellow Brit. Some people are scared of Emma at first glance, it might be the horrible jacket... I'm not scared, I like neon orange. Emma is my friend.


It would appear my earlier suspicions were correct. We got lost in the middle of a field. Don't ask me how.

'To be lost in the forest'

Start of day 2. We haven't actually got lost yet but John, our guide, ensures us he'll make that happen at some point today. Good thing this high-tech phone has built-in GPS!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Snow on the Heath

I'd expected wind, rain, mud, blood and blisters but not snow in October! I love the crunch of my Dad's walking boots (which i stole) on the snow.

'together we can run'

The FanWalk band perform the theme tune to the walk. Okay, maybe running is a little optimistic, but it's a cool feel-good tune.

London Eye press shoot

My fellow walkers outside the Eye on a cold but beautiful morning in Westminster.

Wake up Mr West!

Morning press call with Kanye West and Pete Doherty.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Impromptu room jam

Stein leads the room 11 congregation in an amazing rendition of Sweet Home Alabama. Nice.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Sony Ericsson FanWalk begins

100 die-hard music fans on their way to the MTV Europe Music Awards ’08 in Liverpool