Thirteen days ago we found out we’d submitted the winning pitch for Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip’s new video. Tomorrow, with all going well and Zeus gazing down upon us with benevolent eyes, we’ll hand in the definitive article. For the sake of explicitness that’s a two week turnaround, which isn’t a lot of time on anyones calender. I was chatting with a mate of mine who makes videos for the Kaiser Chefs and the like, and he admitted that two weeks is about the amount of time it takes him to download the MP3 of whatever song it is he’s about to make a video for- with that in mind I hope you can appreciate the feeling of accomplishment I’m carrying around with me at the moment, this being my first attempt at playing producer. (If you can’t appreciate the feeling, starve yourself for a fortnight then go and eat three Lamb Jalfrezi’s and wash them down with a half pint of Brandy a piece…that’s as close as you’re gonna get I reckon).
As soon as we get the green card from Sunday Best I’ll have the brand new video for ‘A Letter From God To Man’ up here on the Porter Report. Until then, here’s some snaps that Red Fash took on location.
Replete with the comedic timing of The Two Ronnies, the musical nouse of The Pet Shop Boys and the sartorial flair of Steptoe & Son, Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip can hold their mesh-backed heads up high and enter in to that illustrious club of Great British Twosomes.
What began with a chance meeting on the sordid streets of Camden Town has, over the past year, blossomed into something I’d tentatively call a friendship. Well, we’re friends enough that I’ve just got a text from the Bearded Bard himself imploring me to acquire a copy of their new single- and in these times of digital dalliances and heightened security, that’s probably as close to friendship as I like to get, to be honest – I’ve popped out on my lunch and done just that, I strongly suggest you do similar.
‘Look For The Woman’ is a mournfully memorable stomper that reflects on the impermanence of Modern Love (Apart from getting you to the church on time, what’s so good about Modern Love anyway?), and features all the exquisite wordplay we’ve come to expect from Essex’s primary advocate of Estuary English. What’s more, his partner in crime proves he’s more than just a pretty face by singing a chorus that’s not so much a hook… it’s a fuckin’ harpoon of a melody!
Not that I imagine you ever would, but please don’t just take my word for it. Pour yourself a Horlicks, slip on some moccasins and have a listen to it: if you don’t like it you’re more than welcome to come round the Porter Cabin and smash my face in.
The first foray into the year that was. Everyones favourite Frank Sidebottom lookalike rounds up 2007′s Reports, starting off at the Camden Crawl. As well as meeting Scroobius Pip vs Dan Le Sac, Billy Bragg, Kate Nash and Blood Red Shoes, he of the threadbare head takes time out to harass the homeless on Camden Lock.
The final episode of the Best of 2007 features a report from Fashion Fringe, a competition for young designers at London Fashion Week, and the tear jerking blast of cotton coloured memories that is… The Montage!
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