Smash It Up!

July 5th, 2015

Even though it’s only six months into the year, I’ve decided to make a start on one of my New Year’s Resolutions; to blog more often. My aim is to...

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Back in The Game (like Phil Mitchell on crack)

October 12th, 2014

Like Phil Mitchell on the crack, I’m back in the game! Well, sort of. At the very least I’ve re-done my website in an attempt to keep it fresh...

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Goodbye Soho

May 19th, 2014

I like Soho. I’ve been a fan for a long time and for the last two years I’ve had the pleasure of working there (as a web developer I...

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Friday the 13th Tattoo

March 16th, 2014

About a year or so ago, one of the tattoo shops around the corner from where I work in Soho were doing a special Friday 13th offer: get a...

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories Album Review

May 30th, 2013

Everyone’s been bangin on about the latest Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories recently, and I have to admit, I was really looking forward to it’s release – but...

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I Live in Camberwell

November 18th, 2012

It’s been a funny old weekend. On Friday night I went out and spent way too much money. Plunged into my overdraft and there’s still two weeks to go...

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The Tattoo Blues

November 17th, 2012

Dennis Avner aka The Stalking Cat killed himself last week. This was no ordinary human being; he had tried to transform himself into a tiger parody with the help...

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Dance! Dance! Dance!

November 4th, 2012

Back when I worked for the charity DM agency, Whitewater, a few of the team were roped in to making this comedy dance video. It was for someone’s leaving...

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Shark!!!

September 16th, 2012

I’ve always been a big fan of sharks; they’re big and scary and definitely not the kind of creatures you’d want to bump into on a dark night. In...

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RIP GG Allin: 29 August 1956 – 28 June 1993

June 27th, 2012

On this day 19 years ago, GG Allin died of a heroin overdose. Probably my favourite performer of all time, GG was a complete maniac, out of control both...

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Capricorn

June 23rd, 2012

I’ve never been into horoscopes and astrology, in fact I think it’s a load of old bollocks. (I’m a Capricorn after all, and we’re very skeptical). That said, I’ve...

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Sebastian Horsley Crucifixion

April 6th, 2012

Because it’s Easter I’d thought I’d share this youtube clip of the artist, Sebastian Horsley, being crucified. The video is totally real and quite unnerving, although you don’t actually...

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The Sebastian Horsley Guide to Whoring

March 20th, 2012

I re-read one of my favourite books last week, Dandy in The Underworld by Sebastian Horsley. I first read the book a few years ago, and was so taken...

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GG Allin Funeral

January 28th, 2012

This week I’m heading up to Staffordshire for a family funeral on Monday. I’m not really looking forward to it and it’ll be odd to see my family after...

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RIP Joana and The Wolf (and Auntie Lilly)

January 19th, 2012

Sad news this week. Last week my aunt died. She was called Lilly and she was 83. She lived in Birmingham or somewhere like that. Hadn’t seen her for...

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Trolling!

January 1st, 2012

For me, 2011 was the year of the troll. For anyone who doesn’t know what the phrase means (apart from being an ugly slow-witted beastie), in internet parlance it’s...

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Hi-de-Hi Campers!

December 5th, 2011

I’m going on holiday to Butlins this weekend in Somerset. For anyone not in the UK, Butlins are those cheap and cheerful holiday camps that sprang up here after...

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The Pussy Cat Song

December 3rd, 2011

I like cats, me. I also like innuendo, but I’ve always found the phrase “pussy” to be a bit crass. That’s why I tend to say “minge” instead. This...

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Stewart Lee

November 20th, 2011

I went to see Stewart Lee doing stand up comedy at the Leicester Square Theatre tonight. I didn’t have to pay for the tickets – they were donated to...

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Brixton Bastards and Electric Wizard

October 11th, 2011

It’s been a while, but I don’t want you to forget me – so here I am blogging. I still don’t have internet access at home, so I’m sitting...

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Music Journalism

October 8th, 2011

I’m now a music journalist for Penny Black Music (as well as being a web designer/developer, home tattooist, raconteur, artist etcetera). I’ve only done 4 reviews so far, and...

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Leonard Cohen – Waiting For the Miracle

September 22nd, 2011

Here’s a song by Leonard Cohen. It’s another of my favourites, and contains my favourite lyric of all time: Waiting for the miracle, there’s nothing left to do. I...

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LunaChicks – Say What You Mean

September 21st, 2011

Following on the musical theme this week, here’s another of my favourite songs. It’s from a (now defunct) punk rock female outfit back in the late 1990s – The...

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Werewolves of London

September 19th, 2011

I’ve got a busy week ahead, but my aim is still to try and blog every day while I have the internet handy. I decided I’m going to post...

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Trailers 2011

September 18th, 2011

I’ve seen 2 new films at the cinema this year that have been great. Both of them had amazing trailers and the films did exactly what it said on...

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Prison Tattoo Video

September 11th, 2011

Someone sent me this video via YouTube (@splattermac) because it made them “think of me”. It’s about 6 minutes long, but is well worth watching – it shows New...

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GG Allin – Bite It You Scum

August 14th, 2011

GG Allin was cool. Here’s a nice video to share on a Sunday morning. Enjoy!

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Joana and The Wolf – Secret Garden Party

August 9th, 2011

I should be blogging about the destruction and all the rioting currently going on in London, but I’ll save that for tomorrow. Instead I’m going to share a clip...

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Secret Garden Party 2011

July 17th, 2011

I’m dying to go to The Secret Garden Party 2011 next weekend. I’ve booked annual leave and everything. The only problem is that it’s been sold out for ages...

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Pilgrims Cloisters

July 12th, 2011

I found this video on YouTube, that shows where I live. It’s called Pilgrims Cloisters in Camberwell in South East London. It used to be a mental hospital for...

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Whiskey On a Sunday

June 18th, 2011

I haven’t had a day off from work in 2 weeks. Long days too. Tomorrow I’m going to London Feis 2011 at Findsbury Park, which is an annual Irish...

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Primavera Sound 2011 – Part 1 (Videos)

May 30th, 2011

Just got back from Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. I had an awesome time and met lots of great people. I’m too tired today to write about it properly...

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The Evolution of Nicolas Cage’s Hair

May 1st, 2011

A while ago I shared a YouTube clip montage of Nicolas Cage going mental: http://tomfogarty.com/blog/nicolas-cage-losing-shit Here’s a new one I found recently called The Evolution of Nicolas Cage’s Hair...

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Happy Easter (Cliff Richards is Satan)

April 25th, 2011

I thought I should do a blog post about Easter, as today it’s – like – Easter! I’m not religious in any way (except maybe for keeping my hair...

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I’m Not Dead

April 13th, 2011

I’ve not blogged for a while – but just wanted to let you know that I’m not dead (I’ve just been busy). I will definitely post a full update...

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Hybrid Moments

April 3rd, 2011

If I could go back in time to see any band in their prime, I think I would choose The Misfits – a horror punk band from New Jersey,...

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Little Boxes

March 28th, 2011

Been a while since I blogged, mainly because last week I had a stinking cold and at the weekend I had to do some hardcore revision. Strangely, I’ve been...

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Why Do I Always Get It Wrong?

March 12th, 2011

Went to gigs for the last 2 nights; eventful to say the least. I’ll post more about those later, but for now here’s a video that sums up the...

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Another Night, Another YouTube Video…

March 4th, 2011

So, it’s been another long, hectic week of work. I went out to the pub on Monday (alone) and drank way too much. It turned out to be “Wii-Fit...

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Late Night Ramblings From the Void

March 3rd, 2011

It’s gone midnight and I’m still up trying to code a CMS (content management system) for work. I’m using the CodeIgniter framework – which I usually enjoy – but...

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YouTube Tattoo Music

February 22nd, 2011

Sometimes music can provide the soundtrack to a certain time in your life, and even inspire you to behave in a certain way. I remember when I had my...

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The Noisettes – Sometimes

February 17th, 2011

I really like this song by The Noisettes, and the lyrics seem to sum up how I feel at the moment (don’t ask me why though because if you...

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YouTube Channel – Spider Web Design

January 31st, 2011

I set up a YouTube channel over the weekend – partly because I had a creative vibe going on for a while there – but mainly because I was...

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Tattoo Me, Tattoo You…

January 28th, 2011

Just a short one tonight/this morning. A random one. I love this clip. Blokes male-bonding. Not in a Jackass kind of way; no buggery involved here. Not tonight anyway....

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The Rhythm is Gonna Get You!

January 19th, 2011

I felt a bit despondent tonight so I got rid of my Facebook account. That means I’ll get a lot less hits on this blog, but fuck it! I...

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Building a Bridge To Your Heart – Wax

January 7th, 2011

Back to work today after Xmas holiday, so I’ll keep this brief… People moan about the pop music from the 80s being rubbish but there were some brilliant music...

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Happy Birthday Jesus!

December 26th, 2010

The best thing about Christmas Day is that you’re allowed to drink alcohol at 9:30 in the morning; it’s the one day of the year when it’s actually socially...

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ART!

December 4th, 2010

“My art keeps me sane” This is my favourite line from David Cronenberg’s film, Scanners. I’m something of a renaissance man myself, what with my web design, blogging, and...

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Jackass 3D

December 1st, 2010

Went to see Jackass 3D a couple of weeks ago. I used to be a huge fan of Jackass years ago – can’t believe it’s nearly 10 years since...

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Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit

November 25th, 2010

Someone sent this to me at work – it’s really really funny – well watching to the end.

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