Monday, August 8th, 2011

Sorry gang. I called it wrong yesterday. As the riots in London spread, THIS is the national anthem:

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“Has anyone seen Pixel,” shouts Marv at the start of that live video.

Here’s Pixel:

Pixel’s in Brixton!

Before he even got to the scene he knew exactly what was going on from his Twitter feed.

“We’re looting nandos!” wrote one dummy.

But it was when he got down there in person that he saw the full extent of the rottery.

“They took everything!” he said when I rang him. “They took the menu boards!”

Did they take the sauce? I asked

“The took everything!” he cried.

Last night we were at the Apple Cart festival in Victoria Park, which is basically one of those festivals where its 99% white people performing and attending, and 99% black people cleaning the luxurious, specious portable lavatories.

“We had the opposite,” noted Pixel. “There was still smoke billowing out the restaurant and some crackhead was like, ‘can I use your toilet?'”

“Do you think it’s just people being greedy?” asked my sister in law on her way out the door just now. I said I thought it was a lot of things, but Jack Nimble sums it up pretty well on BOOM!:

“What do we want bruv? Justice and a new pair of kicks bruv.”

Aside from BOOM!, right now I have two songs in my head, Leonard Cohen’s The Future, and Jay electronica’s Swagger Jackson’s Revenge, which contains the following lines:

Regardless who you vote for, if the mind don’t grow and the poverty line don’t go
But the dope keep coming and the t-v keep flashing images of a sports car
Then you bound for a coke war
The meek get clowned by the cope law
The sheep get drowned in the folklore
Then lulled to sleep by tom brokaw,
Hm what a pity, the hope on a politicians tongue never ever trickles down to the city
Yeah, so if a nigga put a presidents mask on and run up in the bank with a mac saying gimme gimme
I ain’t glad at em, but I ain’t mad at em…
I ain’t mad at em

— Monday, August 8th, 2011

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Now just look at that up there. Those are four dope-ass pieces of fanart I got sent within 12 hours on Sunday. No fanart for 6 months, then four (4) pieces in 12 (twelve) hours. And they’re all AWESOME. How in the name of Jesus H Corbett does that work?

Maybe it was a glitch in the matrixxx. Maybe there was a memo going round. Maybe it was because I posted those concept  drawings, and people got inspired. Either way, I think it is ace, and I urge you to go here and have a look at the full versions in the gallery. Click the fanart tab and be awed. I also fixed the email address (cheers KT for pointing out its former fail-status), so if you’ve got something you wanna send, then be my welcome guest. And include a website address if you have one, so I can send people to your place to look at your other stuff.

Anyway, speaking of drawings, I got some of Wonchop’s concept art for the Living In The Future 2 video in last night. Oh, did I just let that one slip? As if it weren’t obvious?


Woah, huh?!

Yes, me and Wonchop, Wonchop and I, AKA WONDON, AKA DONCHOP, the award winning team that bought you Hypocrite, are making you an Amazing Cartoon Video. I am flipping HYPED. I am GASSED. I am HYPEGASSED. It’s gonna be AMAZING. I was just working on the treatment for the third verse and I was making myself Laugh Out Loud, so imagine how its gonna be all cartoony animated.

Holy crap!

Now, its entirely possible that some of you have never seen the FIRST Living In The Future video. Its not on Youtube, after all. However, half a million (500,000) people HAVE seen it on Newgrounds, where it was born, back in 2005, when there wasn’t any Youtube. Yeah, that’s right babies. Five years ago there wasn’t a Youtube. And the little video me and Zef made in Flash was going viral.

Yes, they were exciting times: I was making records with Fruity Loops and a Technics DZ 1200, and freaking out over my first Wacom tablet. Zef, who was still at school, had taught himself Flash, and was sat down the other end of my desk doing clever stuff with vectors.

Well, now its THE FUTURE, and things are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. I’m making records with Acid and an Akai MPD16, and Zef is doing work experience at brand union, and at the end of his working day he comes back to my place and sits down the other end of my desk doing clever stuff with vectors. (Actually, he managed about 120 minutes of vectoring last night, the rest of the night he spent getting seriously gassed over my old G1 which I’ve gifted him, taking photos of things with Google Goggles and screaming “IT KNOWS WHAT THEY AAAAAAAAARGH!” We both installed light sabers on our phones and had a fight with them. I won, because I threw the phone at him.)


So it is important – nay, necessary, that we make LITF2, yes?

Yes. So raise a glass to the promsie of tomorrow, and sing along with me:







— Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Thursday, November 11th, 2010


From The Kidnapping Of Akira The Don by Joey2tits

Photography by Andrew Bainbridge, typography by Zef.

— Thursday, November 11th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Behold! The year 2000 as envisaged by German confectioners from the year 1900! THEY WERE SPOT ON THE MONEY FOR THE MOST PART! APART FROM THE CLOTHES! THEY BUGGERED THAT PART UP!





See. Amazing. See more over here.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, January 18th, 2010

Sweet shitting Christ, this is insane. A man has been arrested for the contents of a flipping Tweet. I shall hand over to the Telegraph, who’se staff have been able to contain their outrage/pearls of laughter.

“A man was arrested under the Terrorism Act and issued with a life ban from Doncaster’s airport after joking on Twitter that he would blow it “sky high” if his flight was delayed.

Paul Chambers made the comment on January 6 after snowfall threatened to delay his plans to travel to Ireland on January 15.

“Robin Hood airport is closed,” he wrote. “You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!”

But while most of his friends enjoyed the joke, someone clearly didn’t and alerted the police, who arrived on Mr Chambers’ doorstep on January 13.

“My first thought upon hearing it was the police was that perhaps a member of my family had been in an accident,” 26-year-old Mr Chambers told The Independent.

“Then they said I was being arrested under the Terrorism Act and produced a piece of paper. It was a print-out of my Twitter page. That was when it dawned on me.”

He was arrested under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of conspiring to create a bomb hoax and taken into police custody where he was questioned for seven hours.

“I had to explain Twitter to them in its entirety because they’d never heard of it. Then they asked all about my home life, and how work was going, and other personal things,” he said.

“The lead investigator kept asking, ‘Do you understand why this is happening?’ and saying, ‘It is the world we live in’.”

Mr Chambers was eventually released on bail until February 11 pending further enquiries. His Twitter post was deleted and his laptop, iPhone and home computer seized.”

Leonard Cohen’s The Future is swimming around my head now. Specifically, the end.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, January 18th, 2010

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

— Saturday, August 13th, 2005