The Evil Uncle

When (if) I have kids, this is what i’ll be doing ALL DAY!

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on November 18, 2009

 

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Four kickass blogs I found when I should have been doing something more constructive

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on October 2, 2009

This first is Skull Swap! Apparently  run by “a  female comedian trying to make it in NYC…at least until 2012″ but don’t let that put you off. It features loads of random amazing crap, from all over the net. Here’s a selection of the best stuff I found yesterday. Click here to see the blog in full!
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diamon catcalvin

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The second is a bit more normal – silly stuff from the internet, but still some absolute amazingly killer stuff like Verticat! Check out Buzzfeed here.

I LOVE YOU VERTICAT!

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Number three is Beware there’s a crosseyed Cyclops in My Basement”  which is basically just an comics upload site. Some of the stuff on there is so old school and amazing, and great for inspiration if you are a creative type. I especially like the old movie comics from the 50s and the horror stuff.

The best bit is that it’s not just random jpegs (ahem… like my blog), but in fact uploads of the entire comic! You have to grab a Comic Book Reader thing from the net, but they are easy to find and free! Stuff like this really shows why the internet is amazing, it would take someone years to find all this stuff at car boot sales and collectors sales. Here it all is in one click!

1000 jokes

tomjerry

20,00 leaguesa team

prize comics

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And finally, perhaps my new favourite is MONSTER BRAINS. Following my theme of monster comics and cartoons, it has some really killer stuff, including the arcade game cabinets, and old instructions manual,  some of which are below. Check it out here!

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centipede

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ghost town

space incaders

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lord of king

Pics from the POPES OF CHILLITOWN Nintendo Vs Sega Extravaganza

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on August 11, 2009

7th Aug 2009 – The Dublin Castle, Camden, London

www.popesofchillitown.com

www.flickr.com/ashleywoodphotography

Photos By Lola, Preet and Ashley Wood

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Donkey Kong costume

Jack as Bowser

Jack as Bowser

Liz on the sax as Paperboy

Liz on the sax as Paperboy

Ewan as Goldeneye

Ewan as Goldeneye

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Donkey Kong and Mario kiss and make up

Donkey Kong and Mario kiss and make up

Julina represents as Mario! Good costume man!

Julina represents as Mario! Good costume man!

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Little known fact that Rayden from Mortal Kombat actually drinks red wine and play bass in a ska band

Little known fact that Rayden from Mortal Kombat actually drinks red wine and play bass in a ska band

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Some more pics from Alex – nice costumes dudes! Shonobi, Princess Peach and Chun Li!

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FREE POPES OF CHILLITOWN DEBUT EP!

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on August 5, 2009

Our friends in Popes of Chillitown have very kindly decided to give away a free copy of their debut EP to The Evil Uncle blog readers! They have finished recording their new opus ‘Imaginary Pressure‘ out in October on Silver Street Records. Out with the old, in with the new!

All you have to do is sign up to their mailing list by emailing info@popesofchillitown.com with your name, address and ‘Mailing List’ in the subject line and they will send you a lovely shiny new EP! Easy! Click here to have a listen.

Rock Sound gave it 7/10 and check out what Big Cheese mag said about the EP:

big cheese review

Nintendo Vs Sega Party 7th August, London: A Costume Guide

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on July 30, 2009

nintendo-vs-sega-vwersion-4So we’ve had news of some great outfits for the Nintendo Vs Sega Party so far – a Chun Li and Blanca couple (Street Fighter II), James Bond (Goldeneye) and Rayden (Mortal Kombat) have all been confirmed.

There is also now the fantastic prize of a MEGA DRIVE CONSOLE for the best costume! This will be announced by the Popes Of Chillitown after their set.

For those of you not so familiar with Sega and Nintendo, don’t worry – you can still dress up! Below are some classic Sega and Nintendo games,  with suggestions for costumes – we can’t all be Mario you know!

Luckily SEGA totally cashed in on the sport/film video game market and made a game for pretty much every big action film of the 90s!

If you need a good fancy dress shop in Camden, there’s a place callled Escapade down the road from the Dublin Castle. Click here.

SHINOBI

Shinobi was a real Sega classic and is fndly remembered.

COSTUME – Dress as a ninja – easy! Black cloth, armbands, aand face mask covering your face up to your nose…

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TERMINATOR

There had to be a Terminator game eh?

COSTUME – Leather Jacket, dark clothes, sunglases, bit of make up on the face if you like

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TENNIS!

Loads of tennis games on the SNES and Mega Drive

COSTUME – white shirt/shorts, headband, tennis racket, tennis balls

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CANNON FODDER

A classic Mega Drive army game and The Evil Uncle’s personal favourite old school classic!

COSTUME: Army uniform, helmet, guns, green beret, belts, hand grenades, camo shirts/trousers, white vests, cigars, camo make up, bandanas etc.

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NBA JAM

BASKETBALL! NBA Jam was a classic SEGA game and another Evil Uncle favourite! BOOM SHAKA LAKA!

COSTUME – Easy! Basketball shorts/vest, white shoes basketball.

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY

For those who like things a bit gothic, there were lots of Addams Family games on Nintendo and Sega consoles!

COSTUME: Depends on the character, lots of black – dresses, wigs, heels, suits, white makeup, stuff like that – use your imagination!

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ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIGHBOURS!

Great game, cool costumes! On both Nintendo and Sega costumes

COSTUME: Zombie always a good fancy dress – lots of make up, old clothes, fake blood!

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MICHAEL JACKSON

Remember that the King of Pop also had a Sega game, so show your love for the King Of Pop! RIP MJ you FUCKING legen

Costume: Too many to mention! He had lots of styles over the years – Red jackets, zombie (Thriller), black and gold jacket, white glove – the list goes on!

For a list of loads of Nintendo games for inspiration, click here

For a list of Sega games, click here

Here’s some more awesome characters!

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Girls remember there’s a female Sonic called Amy Rose!

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If you don’t know, this is what it’s all about! For the Facebook event click here

Moonwalker on the SEGA Genesis

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on July 6, 2009

I was not at all aware of this game back in the day but it looks ace! It’s perhaps a bit worrying that you have to search for kids in cupboards who follow you around and shout ‘MICHAEL! MICHAEL!’.

My favourite bit is the end where your special move is to make all the enemies dance to Smooth Criminal then they all die. Either that or the bit where Bubbles jumps on your head and shoots people.

Amazing! I wonder what a Michael Jackson game on the Nintendo Wii would involve?

I have also just beeen sent a version of this game. Yes! You can play Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker  here

RIP MJ!

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NINTENDO VS SEGA PARTY. LONDON. 7th AUGUST

Posted in music, Uncategorized by bandsxbass on June 25, 2009

Nintendo Vs Sega Party with Popes of Chillitown!

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on June 16, 2009

nin vs segaSo its official. Popes of Chillitown, The Second Line and friends bring you THE party of the summer with bands 8-11 and free clubnight after till 2am! Here’s the deal:

Nintendo is awesome. Sega is (was?) awesome. If you are reading this, you are also awesome. So let’s bring our awesomeness together and have a massive party in Camden on August 7th 2009!

The theme is Nintendo Vs Sega. Dress up like a character from the consoles from back in the day – Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, Sonic, Tails, Ecco The Dolphin, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Sttreet Fighter – the list is endless. You could probably get away with characters from other cartoons and computer games but you won’t be as cool as the true Nintendo/Sega crew.

Below are some pics to get your creative juices flowing – if those nerds can do it then so can we! There will probably be some kind of prize for best outfit if we can sort something good for that. You have all summer to think about it so get cracking!

Ska Indie types POPES OF CHILLITOWN will be playing, recently signed to Silver Street Records. Super fun skanking times guaranteed. Check back for more wicked supports to be confirmed very soon!

Indie rockers The Second Line will rock your Mario moustaches off too! http://www.myspace.com/thesecondlineofficial

www.thedublincastle.com
www.popesofchillitown.com
www.myspace.com/thesecondlineofficial
Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=89232309450&ref=ts