Music video Friday: Automatic Lover

Straight out the cosmos, it’s Dee D. Jackson with Automatic Lover. We had to choose something vaguely cosmic to share on eclipse day! This is a great slice of futuristic disco pop from the late 1970s, complete with great swooshing dance moves and a very realistic […]

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Music video Friday: Jonathan Richman special

It’s MUSIC VIDEO FRIDAY! This week is a Jonathan Richman special. Things we like about Jonathan Richman: his dancing, his childlike exuberance, his hysteria in the live version of ‘Ice Cream Man’ below, his songs about every day things, and his dancing again.   For […]

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Stuff we done: Vol. 1

Here’s the first edition of Stuff we done – a cultural round-up of things we’ve been watching, listening to and reading lately… We read: Arsène Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen Published by Fantagraphics, this is Patrick’s favourite graphic novel of last year. Olivier Schrauwen tells the […]

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Music video Friday: Ariel Pink special

The YUK FUN team went to see Ariel Pink down at The Old Market in Hove on Wednesday night. We have admired his works for some time so it was great to see him live. Ariel and his band were enthralling performers, playing songs that […]

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Music video Friday: Scuba – NE1BUTU

Scuba – NE1BUTU Friday can surely only mean one thing – YUK FUN music video time! Although this was released in 2012, the video has a real 90s feel to it. We love the dancing, the outfits, the old skool animation and the general joyous […]

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#btnetsy Blog Hop

We’ve been nominated by designosaurYEAH (makers of very cool dinosaur inspired jewellery) and The Emperor’s Old Clothes (unique handmade clothing) to take part in the Brighton Etsy team blog hop. The blog hop involves answering a selection of questions and then nominating other people from […]

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Competition time!

It’s YUK FUN competition time! We’ve put together a mixtape for the world to enjoy, available to listen to below. There are two sides to the tape, just like in the olden days. Side A is YUK and side B is FUN – all you’ve […]

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Kure Kure Takora

Still from the opening titles Kure Kure Takora with love interest Monro, a sort of pink walrus dinosaur Kure Kure Takora (クレクレタコラ) is a children’s TV show that originally aired in the 1970s in Japan. Produced by Toho Company Ltd, the unofficial translation is Gimme […]

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Music video Friday: Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine – Let’s Dance (Yak Unek Inek) We went to see Ibibio Sound Machine at The Haunt in Brighton last week. They are excellent musicians and the atmosphere at the gig was right thrilling. The band sounded great and they had also gone […]

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Nice book: Folk Arts of New China

Folk Arts of New China – published in March 1954 by The Foreign Languages Press. Foreword by Jack Chen. We found this book in a charity shop in Leeds back in 2007. The photographs look hand-coloured and the performing artists are wearing great clothes and costumes.

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