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April 2010

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Rinsed

April 29, 2010

Over the past few weeks we’ve been seeing less and less of Johannes. He says he’s been crashing with some Polish squatters in North London, but has informed us of little else. He sort of drifts in and out of Mavi’s apartment, normally showing up around dinner time (convenient), eating our food and then disappearing again for days at a time. I have no idea how he makes money, or even is he does at all. Recently, investigation into whether…

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Friends I’ll Never Meet: Luke

April 25, 2010

Obvs I have loads of internet friends as well as real life friends. (Shout out Theresa Pankhurst, Remi Morin (where’s my friendship bracelet you bitch?), Corinna Spencer and the Twitter massive.) Even though I’ll probably never meet most of these digital besties, we still love each other in an abstract, 2010 sort of way. Recently I made internet BFFs with Luke – a 21 year old art student from Sydney – after he sent me this message via Facebook which…

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The Underwear Theory

April 23, 2010

Underwear says a lot about a person. In his book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again, Warhol said, “I would rather watch somebody buy their underwear than read a book they wrote.” Underwear, he suggests, is a reflection of character. Personally, I don’t wear underwear because mine are always dirty, and when I do they’re the crappy £1 kind they sell at Primark. But there you go — I guess that says something about…

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Let Me Squat Your House

April 21, 2010

Judging by the success of my recent attempts to Google-manifest my destiny (namely Secret Garden Wheelchair Kid, Dennis Cooper and Hamilton Morris), I’ve decided to try my luck and pray to the internet once again. Here goes… I’m looking a free apartment in New York this summer. Basically I want to house sit. This might sound like a ridiculous request, however, I promise I’m not as mental / disgusting as my blog posts may imply at times (although I never…

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Immaculate Contraption

April 20, 2010

We’ve been living in our new squat—a two story, disused warehouse in east London—for two weeks now. Since the move four new squatmates have joined the Squallyoaks crew—one Hungarian girl and three Italian guys. My favorite thus far is Dante, an Italian skateboarder with a fetish for crafting homemade sex machines out of found objects. Think Dr. Frankenstein, only way more pervy. He’s so lolz. Dante is a twenty three and from Sicily. Tall, curly brown hair, lovably geeky—he reminds…

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Body Language

April 15, 2010

  Last week my friend Matthew Stone had the opening of his solo show Body Language at Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery. I’ve been taking part in Matthew’s weirdo, naked, ritualistic photoshoots for nearly five years now, so it made sense to tag along. Most of the time Matthew exhibits really big, studio-shot color images. This time he included some of his black and white photography as well. Here’s an interview I did with him while we were in Denmark. Hey Matthew.…

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Christiania

April 12, 2010

Christiania is Copenhagen’s infamous, self-governed squat community. It was described to me as a magical town where cannabis is sold freely in the streets and hot, girly-looking boys frolic about giving people blowbacks. So like obvs when I was in Denmark last week I HAD to go. Also, being a squatter, I feel a strange affinity with other squatters the world over. I wanted to be close to my people. Freetown Christiania is a self-proclaimed independent state of about 850…

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Nancy Drew

April 10, 2010

Following last weekend’s drama—AKA the devious discovery of Johannes’ porn, British passport and HMV payslip—we’ve all become hyper aware of the actions of our mysterious houseguest. We watch his every move, analyze his ever word. We’re essentially waiting for him to slip up so we can catch him out in some massive (yet still unknown) lie. It’s proving pretty difficult considering the kid barely ever speaks, but there have been some advances. Let me explain. Tuesday morning I get a…

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The Return Of Squallyoaks

April 7, 2010

                      Finally, after four months of living in a cold, dark sex dungeon, we have successfully found a new and amazing squat to bring back the true spirit of Squallyoaks! Hurray! I’m insanely happy, as the last house was really starting to depress me. Not only was it WAY too small, but it was a basement flat, which meant there was barely any natural light and the whole place felt…

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Liar

April 1, 2010

Photo: Karley Sciortino It’s been a week now since Johannes, Mavi’s Austrian punk house guest, stumbled angrily into our lives. I’ve spent the past seven days trying to figure this elusive, blue-haired, beaten-faced kid out. He just doesn’t make sense to me. There’s something off about him. Something freakish. Not in the way that my other friends are freaks. This is a different, more desperate, more lurking form of freakdom. Let me explain. Upon Johannes’ arrival, I’m instantly curious to…

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