Saturday, 26 December 2009

Banksy v Robbo??

Banksy has recently landed himself in a world of bother though whether he's actually bothered we guess only close peeps would know. Its been said that Banksy was slapped some time ago by old skool writer Robbo so decided some time later to extract revenge by going over one of Robbo's historic (painted 25 years ago) Camden Town pieces. Banksy's artistic career stretches back to the 1980's so its clear he has a firm grasp on graffiti history. Others are saying its been tagged for decades now so who cares whilst old skool writers are up in arms. A quick Google search and you'll find writers up and done the country announcing they will destroy Banksy work on sight.

We've taken some quotes from flickr;

'man thats never forgive, if its stood for 25 years or so you gotta be a special sort of cunt to do that (and i aint usually a banksy hater)'

'thats harsh! a 25yr old Robbo piece basically buffed. Punishment For Banksy. 2010'

'Banksy was a fucking TOY as a writer,had no style,no real pedirgee and would never of stood out from the crowd and he fucking knew he simply copied from the Parisian stencil artists in the 70's and 80's and went and painted some fucking Rats down trendy Bricklane at the right time and BOOM'

'get a grip guys, that Robbo piece had been gone over tons of times, it was proper trashed. The only visible part was the last O'

'Fuck it, if you wanna keep it, stick it in a museum, cover it in perspex.. whatever.. styles evolve, walls evolve, . LIke I said, that piece was trashed, I imagine Banksy meant to honour it, not disrespect the scene.'

'somehere must know Banksy's studio address, someone should post it on line to teach him a lesson.'

'What Banksy has done (readin between the lines) is the act of a Sad man..'

'that is truly disgusting behaviour. i think the fame has gone to that wanker's head.'

'fucking wanker!! i hope i see a photo of this taken out by the end of the week

Im sure 10 FT will carry the torch on that one.'

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

LSD Magazine Issue 3 - Weapons of Mass Creation

LSD Issue 3 – Weapons of Mass Creation is spiraling its way through cyberspace to a liquid crystal near you… Absolutely heaving with spectacularly subversive and explosively colourful creativity, delving into its pages is like being smacked round the head with a particularly soulful combine harvester and kissing sunshine on the trip. Dripping with transcendental art and rolling on the bassline of possibility we’re starting to hit our stride with the magazine and would like to thank every one of you for being part of the mission. Featured artists and writers in this issue are far too numerous to mention right here right now – so just get downloading, have a wicked Christmas, Big Big love to you and yours and see you on the other side

Wayne Anthony (Class of 88) and Sirius 23


Crimbo Poem - Ron English

Santa Christ

I don’t mean to offend

Or speak out of turn

But the man they called Jesus

Shall never return

He’s not indifferent

Or above our concern

2000 years later

We still haven’t learned

No matter how we may pray

No matter how we may yearn

No ascension

No return

No he’s not in heaven

No he’s not in an urn

He’s not in that place

Where sinners all burn

No Jesus never died

High up on that cross

No human kind

Never suffered that loss

Being a martyr

Just wasn’t his role

Dying so young

Just wasn’t his goal

Jesus just aged

Into a jolly ole soul

On top of the world

High on the North Pole

Friday, 18 December 2009

Stik Hunt - Mayfair Tonight

Artist Stik has created mini Stik figures as free giveaways to draw attention to the Homeless at Christmas. The plan is to leave the Stik figures around Mayfair for people to take home. The Stik Hunt begins at 7pm so if your over that way keep your eyes open and feel free to pick that sucker up...Limited Editons...Nice One Stik...

Monday, 14 December 2009

LSD Art Supplement 101 - Download Now

LSD Art Supplement 101 - Cool Investments 4 Crimbo

As we freeze our nuts off and get steadily more homicidal at the endless Christmas themed assault on our senses, rather than electrocuting Santa with a quick rewiring of the Oxford Street Christmas lights or liberating a thousand live turkeys in a particularly smug branch of Sainsbury’s, why not score yourself or your loved ones a wicked piece of very reasonably priced art and forget that mug who won the X Factor last night is going to be driveling down the airwaves for the next month.

Street is all well and good, and it is the purest medium of all, but artists do need to live and continue to fund their public mission, and who can resist a fine piece of guerilla inspired artwork on their wall anyway. We’re playing concerned connectors in this supplement rather than Mr 10%, so all these links take you straight through to either the artist themselves or an approved dealer, so have a flick through this short but deeply powerful collection of works, and see what grabs your eye and your heart.

We’ll see you next week for the launch of LSD Issue 3 – fat and heaving – but in the meantime, shoot Ant and Dec, nick their bloody Wii Fit and spend the cash you’ve saved on some cracking creativity….. BIG LOVE

Wayne Anthony and Sirius


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Mutate Britain - Job Opportunities

If you've ever wanted to run off with the circus then the time is now...The good people at One Foot in the Grove / Mutate have extended an open invitation for you to become part of an historic event... Here's what they said...

Four things:

1. If you've some spare time we could use your help. Every Fri/Sat/Sun we need help on site. Reply to this if interested, we can offer you goodtimes and respect as payment, what an offer...

2. We are now open on Wednesdays from 1pm.

3. Film Festival Fridays are going strong, we're screening Graf classics Bomb It and Style Wars this Friday and then brand new Brit comedy doc 3 Miles North of Molkom on the 18th - don't miss that one!

4. Our online shop launches this week. Our unique collection of work will be available to buy from your desktop - more to come on that soon.

All details on blog as usual:

1000 x thanks.

Carl Cox's Teachmix (Learn 2b a Super Star DJ)

During the early 1980’s in Chicago & New York the sounds of Disco and R&B began to merge & create a totally new sound. This would eventually become known as House Music. The infectious sound soon filtered over to UK shores, mesmerising all those who listened. The first track to gain chart success within the UK was the 1987 Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley track, Jack Your Body. This reached No.1 in the UK Top 40 pop chart and made history as the first House track to do so.

1988/89 in the UK was regarded as the Summer of Love; the time when dance music exploded. DJs such as Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and Carl Cox started bringing the Ibiza sound back to the clubs they played at in London, blowing the minds of the locals. Week in, week out, venues like the legendary Hacienda in Manchester, and London clubs like Shoom, Heaven, Future or Spectrum were packed, and began creating a new scene across the country.

By the early 90’s, house music was becoming more of an established sound in the mainstream but the underground still continued to thrive. Artists like U2, Maddonna & the Happy Mondays all incorporated the sound into their tracks.

Then in the 90’s the ‘superclub’ was born. Liverpool’s Cream & Ministry of Sound in London were opened and pushed their own sound. There was also a surge in the amount of dedicated clubbers visiting Ibiza, the mecca of dance music to millions worldwide. And the superclubs gave rise to the superstar DJs… Fat Boy Slim, Judge Jules, Sasha. These DJ’s were propelled to fame playing huge festivals, gigs & parties the world over.

So what had began as a very underground sound has now evolved into to something that is enjoyed globally by millions of people. Whether it’s the electro sounds of Justice, uplifting house provided by Hed Kandi or the harder edge techno sound from Richie Hawtin, one thing is for sure house music is here to stay.

Carl Cox was one of those founding DJs in the late 1980s during that Acid House revolution now globally called club culture, rave or just LIFE!!! One of Carl Cox's party tricks in 1988 was playing 3 record decks at one time and for a short period was known as Carl '3 Dex' Cox. Flash Forward to the 21st century and the man known as Carl Cox needs no introduction.

Teachmix is a creative solution for anyone wishing to learn how to mix vinyl / CDs like a professional DJ... Official Site

Artist: Stik - Solo Show (Interview)

LSD Magazine interviews artist Stik for the next issue and then decided to make this short film...

Stik (solo show on now) @ The At Pavilion, Clinton RD, London E3 5BH
Dec 5th - 20th / Time: 12-6pm (closed mondays)

LSD London Street Art Design -

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Bloody Apprentice - Cassette Boy

We know these videos were done earlier this year but with over two million hits we think its safe to say that Cassette Boy's unique take on The Apprentice and BNP's Grand Wizard is an absolute classic. We're in the process of interviewing the man himself so look out for that in up coming issue... Check his online store for exclusive t-shirts... Store

Tuesday, 1 December 2009