Monday, 30 January 2012

Notes on The Modecast

   The Modecast between myself and my dear friend Danielle Meder of Final Fashion last night was a great success in that it was actually watched by humans. The greatest reward was in how much we enjoyed ourselves... and how decadent my overconsumption of a 19 year old whisky proved to be, for my behaviour, for my faculties, for my ability to hail transport later on in the night

   We did indeed record the results. Danielle has been faster at disseminating it than I have, as is her right as the true mastermind behind our collaboration (her cliff notes for the show are also required reading). So, please proceed to watch it below:
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   I'd be remiss if I did not credit the 20-odd friends of ours who tuned in (and some of them are in monogamous relationships, which suggests that we may have approached 30 at our peak); I'm especially impressed by the Britishers who brought themselves to relegate the BBC's showing of Birdsong to iPlayer in order to watch us live instead. I can only hope that they noticed the difference -  I have only slightly bigger lips than ol' Ed Redmayne, although Danielle does have prettier hair than the gorgeous Clémence Poésy

   Rewatching it, it becomes increasingly apparent that I should note more often the speed at which I knock back single malt drinks. I am currently holding the remaining 50ml in reserve; there's always the threat of nuclear attack somewhere

   Judging from the general response to my record reviews here, I suspect that Danielle should continue to select the music for future editions. I'm not hurt, of course

   I love Dupioni silk and I never apologise

  This is where one can find the Pan African Arts Scotland organisation that was mentioned:

   Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell's defaced library book covers are now dear to the collective heart of the Islington Local History Centre collection

   Jamie, whom semi-regular readers may recall from a private view and a portrait shoot or two, returned to the office after the show specifically for another finger or five of whisky. It was good to share Scotch with a genuine Scotsman

   I should compliment Danielle more often. Offline, anyway

   Finally, I am going to put quite a lot of effort into bourbon research for the sequel. Where does one start with these things?


Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

It was great fun, thank you for doing it. Sorry that I arrived late and left early, but fatherly duties were needed. I had fun.

Barima said...

I'm still thrilled that you stopped by. And I like your Burns Night ensemble, as featured at Guiseppe's column

Stay well and raise them kids right,


Danielle said...

Thanks for saying nice things about my hair! And me! I'm glad we did this, I think you are a natural at whatever this is. And your tie looks great, your colours are perfect.

You are so funny. I definitely am the straight guy =D

Mxolisi Ngonelo said...

I watched this for the first time in the wee hours of the morning and I must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly. The exchange between the two of you came off incredibly natural. Barima, you have quite a thick accent, that made putting a voice to the face a pleasant experience. Your tie was definitely a focal point for me. Just beautiful. What is the song you play in the outro. Very mellow track, with very little to it but sonorous none the less. Tonight, or tomorrow morning rather, I will watch the second one; I hope to tune in live next time. Oh! One last thing, Definitely noticed the speed with which you were knocking back that 19yr old. You took to it like a novice does to Twitter. Interesting, engaging and relevant topics mooted as well; made for riveting viewing.