Sunday, 25 July 2010

A short story by Yoshiko Nagai

hello everyone, tomorrow i am going away until Friday. i know, i know its a very sombre occasion, but I am going to leave you with a short story I read in Tank magazine. I didn't write this, so before anyone complains just remember that ok? I just thought it would be a nice thing to share with you all while I am gone...sob sob.

Chatwin and Bucky
I saw Bruce at the bar over there.”
He pointed out of the window.
“He was on his way to the USA from China, but he stopped off in Japan. He was extremely knowledgeable about history and geography, and he liked sake. I remember he was into Russia at the time. Why did he go to Patagonia? You might not know this but Bruce knew a lot about Japanese haiku. He read ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Basho and thought that if Basho went to the North, he should go to the South. He had another reason that made sense to me. A long time ago, his grandmother kept a piece of skin of the animal that resides in Patagonia. He kept this story in him all his life, so he wanted to see that animal.
“After we had left the bar and were waiting for the last train, Bruce asked me what I did. I said that I was a researcher and was studying Buckminster Fuller. I added that I had translated Fuller’s book. Then he said,
‘Oh, Bucky. I know him very well.’
The train came at that moment and he hopped into the carriage.
‘I have a lot of things that I want to say about him…’
Before he finished his phrase, the door closed.
“A few days later, I heard about Bruce’s death. Even now I still think about what he wanted to say about Bucky. I am so curious about his last phrase that Bruce is always alive in me.”

illustration by Daniel Frost, read more short stories by Yoshiko Nagai here

Saturday, 24 July 2010


Morning. I was reading platform (as per usual) and I came across this article thing about Kwes. I have never heard of him before, thus i was intruged. Apparently he can see colours as sounds and vice versa. Which I know alot of people can do, sometimes I think I can do it, but I think I just trick myself into thinking it. Anyway, I listened to it...
It has to be the biggest load of shit I have ever heard. It pains me to listen to it. Bad 90's-esc 'rave' rubbish.If I actually could see colours as sounds I would use it to benefit people, not make their ears bleed and cause them irregular heartbeats.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

People I would like to meet.

Hello there. Once again I am back, can you believe it? So today I feel like telling you all about people I would like to meet, because basically i can. So I will. Hooray!
Number 1. Harmony Korine circa. 1997

This has to be one of the best interviews I have ever seen. It's so akward, and David Letterman keeps taking the piss and Harmony just doesn't really care. Because he's on herion. I would like to meet him right after that interview and have a chat. It could be fun.
Number 2.Naheed Simje

She owns Glacial Pace recordings,is a stylist, likes art,and works in advertising. She is basically one of these people who does everything yet nothing. I have a feeling she would be able to tell me alot of cool stuff I didn't know, and introduce me to loads and loads of super rad people. She is also an RVCA advocate hence the super rad people meeting.

Number 3. Hayao MiyazakiThis is pretty much a no brainer. Anyone who can come up with stories like My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Monoke would be amazing to meet. I read an interview with him that was in Dazed and Confused a while back, and he seems like the sweetest most sincere man in the world.

This was small but took me a surprisingly long time. I will probably do another thing along these lines soon, radicool needs a bit more substance in my opinion. Aight bye x

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Hey everyone, once again i haven't posted in a very very long time. But i got back from Latitude yesterday and it was just so so amazing so i have to write about it. I will have some pictures soon hopefully, but i have to get them developed and they might be shit so yeah.
Anyway, it was so amazing! Everyone says it, because everyone had a great time. There was quite alot of palava because of our tent and the fact the wind was basically a hurricane, but it was sorted pretty much, after it ripped and the poles bent. We camped right underneath the sign for yellow campsite C, with a brazillian flag flying proudly!I didn't see too many bands really, but I liked everyone I saw. Florence and the Machine was a bit rubbish, we couldn't see a thing and were so cramped.Crystal Castles were one of my favourites, theres been so much complaining and moaning all over the internet about how crap they were but so what if she punched some people and no one could really understand what she was saying?The youth fucking loved it.I got hurt quite a lot, which in this case was a good thing.

Also yuck were really really good, and wild beasts, and egyptian hip hop...

So now I have plenty more inspiration, met some super cool people and had a throughly rad time. Good day to you all x x x

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


Why the hell are the French all so chic? They are truely beautiful people. Jealous.