Friday, 30 October 2009

YM004 NEW COVER

YEAH Magazines Cover
for its 4th Issue Winter 2009 YM004 URBAN


YM004 is out NOV 15th 2009!!!!

Photography - Louie Banks
Cover Design - Stevie!
Model - Sophie Munson

Support the Project and Buy a copy!!!!

Working Hard On YM004


Working mega hard on YM004.
We are cool.. We never get stressed Honest! =)

Check erreys Hardcore laptop on the left!!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Ally Jades 52 Week Project Close to completion

Ally Jade's Project to take a photo of herself every week for a year is near completion. On Oct 27th the penultimate shot; week 51 was uploaded to her profile on Flickr ( of which is one of the most stunning and powerful shots yet) .The images are beautiful and even more brilliantly they all have meaning behind them. A fantastic mix of natural photographic skills and poetic story telling.

I love it.


Also I'm sure it all helps that shes gorgeous =)

Errey

YEAH

Week Forty Nine. 6 months down the line.

Check Allys Project here-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/allyjadetakesphotos/sets/72157607673398846/

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

YM004 is coming Along!

We are currently building YM004 themed Urban!

Its going to be our best issue yet!

Watch this Space =)

YEAH

Monday, 26 October 2009

Alex Errey Reviews - Seasick Steve

Seasick Steve - Man From Another Time

Released: Out Now

Track listing

1.Diddley Bo 3:51

2.Big Green and Yeller 4:15

3.Happy (To have a Job) 3:06

4.The Banjo Song 3:30

5.Man from another Time 3:14

6.That's All 4:39

7.Just Because I Can (CSX) 3:40

8.Never Go West 3:30

9.Dark 3:55

10.Wenatchee 3:54

11.My Home (Blue Eyes) 2:29

12 Seasick Boogie 5:24


Country music has always been close to my heart, I usually like thinks no one else done. Weird taste I attribute to my blood, we aren’t the most sensible of families. I listen to the classics from Conway Twitty, The Statler Brothers, Willie Nelson and of course the legendary stylings of Johnny Cash. These are but a few artists from one of the most expressive music genres out there. It's always nice though, to see a little change to a well set way of making tunes, and no one mixes up the country and western scene more than the unique stylings of Steve Wold, better know as Seasick Steve.


After already unleashing three best selling albums onto the world, Steve is back to dominate this year’s Christmas list. Man From Another Time combines the solitary sounds of traditional country and what I can only describe as Euphoric Blues, yes I know that sounds illogical but Seasick Steve has a way of picking you up while telling a story, straight from the tales of Steve. It's a story of a man just trying to get on in life, make a living and settle down with the people they love most.


Of course, Steve once again has produced some outstanding work. He wrote all the tracks himself, a talent in itself. The worlds favourite guitar, The Three String Trance Wonder, is back and is still produce that obscure, broken yet energetic sound with the (literally, I'm Sure!) blistering "Seasick Boogie", which is just a song for the sake of it. Seasick Steve always has a wildcard on his albums, this one being no different with the song "Diddley Bo". Not many men can play a guitar, let alone well but Steve has gone one step further with his home-made ONE-string guitar, The Diddley Bo. If you want to get your hands on one of these musical wonders, no worries, the song is its on instruction manual. Basically it's a piece of wood, a guitar string and a couple of tin cans, but I don't think anyone can play it better than Steve. On Percussion this time round is Dan, Steve's long time pal and a gentleman straight out of the Muppets. There has never been a better Dead Ringer for Animal! His drumming style is indvidual to say the least, Hypnotic doesn't do it justice. The "Not so Secret, Secret Track" has guest vocal by Amy LaVere, a young American singer making a name for herself in recent months. They duet the beautiful "I'm so lonesome I could Cry" by Hank Williams. There is also a recorded phone call at the end of the album, odd but worth a listen.


I didn't know what to expect from a forth album. I was worried that maybe Steve should quit while he's ahead, I don't know how long his trance blues will stay fresh with today’s music scene. I will say that Man From Another Time is some of his best work, "That's All" is an instant classic. Even with all his recent success here in Europe, Steve is still down to earth, stuck to his roots. He's a man who gets great pleasure from buying himself a new John Deere Baseball Cap, that’s who we must see Steve as. A man, who likes the simple things in life, has a passion for music & can play guitar, very well.


Making YM004

Exciting times!!! its Happening!
YM004 is being built!!!
If you have stuff to get in, DO IT ASAP.
If we message you please get back to us.. you guessed it - ASAP.
its exciting!!!! =)


YEAH



Friday, 23 October 2009

Introducing Nirit Sumeruk!

Introducing NEW YEAH TALENT!
Nirit Sumeruk has wrote an article for YM004 Urban. We love it.
Here is a bit of what Nirit is all about! Enjoy
YEAH

Mesdames and Messieurs, please meet Nirit!


Journalist, blogger, TV presenter, actress, and casually known as the ‘Carry Bradshaw of Paris’, Nirit Sumeruk who originally hails from Cape Town is slowly becoming the talk on Parisians lips.
With an array of exciting projects currently in the works – one of which is her blogazine ‘Paris Popcorn’ where she captures exclusive scenes in fashion, literature, film, art and general happenings that mostly occur in Paris. Now with growing popularity she is looking to start expanding her Popcorn brand to other capital cities too. In essence Nirit is publishing her personal experiences and encounters often focusing on the ambiance the look and the taste of events people and objects, and aims to let her readers feel part of the fuss.


Whether she is mingling with pop-stars, royalty, film directors or book authors she likes to keep it real and down-to-earth – as she says ‘even glamour has a backstage entrance that can be just as, if not more exciting!'
Is she a tastemaker? Yes! She has a fairly large international following who regard what she features in her blogazine as worth knowing about – especially if it’s something coming out of or influenced by the glamour capital. Her articles and personal tastes have even been published in a number of glossy magazines around the world. "I'm obsessed with finding material to write about that resemble bits of treasure and share them with the world. I like to see my work as the ultimate excuse for a coffee break! I like to deliver pieces that are quick and easy to read filled with images and videos that provide my readers a 5-minute ‘pop-cultural’ refresher break before getting back to work – and also to give them something to talk about when standing next to the coffee pot. We are filled with so much information today especially on politics, that I think it’s important to balance it out with a little something light and glitzy - something to refresh the atmosphere!”

Other than her passionate affair with her blog, she also works as an international television presenter (did we mention she speaks like 5 languages?!) and gets asked to co-host live events from World Chocolate Masters to World Video-Game Masters from Paris to Las Vegas - and also has her hand as an actress in theatre, short films, music videos and commercials…..
“What can I say? I’m addicted to the world of reportage be it dramatically on the stage, in front of the camera or behind my Mac feeding my hungry blog….”
No wonder people call Nirit Sumeruk an “international media daaahling”….

(for more on Nirit visit www.niritsumeruk.com and visit her blog www.parispopcorn.com)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Credit Crunch Film Reviews! Blazing Saddles

Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles (1974)
“Never give a saga an even break!”

Directed by Mel Brooks
Written by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger
Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, Alex Karras, Alex Karras, John Hillerman, George Furth

Warner Bros.


A wise man once told me “Laughter is good for the soul”, it’s a good bit of advice. I’m more than sure that it was stolen from someone else, these things usually are. Nothing tickles me more than the “Spoof” films from the 70s and 80s, and seeing as how I’m doing Credit Crunch Film Reviews, I thought I’d share one of the best with you. One thing I can promise you though, more comedy reviews will be on the way soon. We all need a giggle these days.

The early years of film saw very little in the way of genre progression. It was typically a Swashbuckling Adventure full of shiny trinkets and sword duels to the death, a tale from the dark ages full of shiny trinkets and sabre duels to the death or a Wild Western with shiny trinkets and quick draw duels to the death. To be honest, that’s my kind of thing. Yes, today’s so called epics really put on a show, with it’s special effects and skilfully written screenplays, but what’s wrong with a bit of love, a bit of shooting and a dance number. Westerns dominated out of the three during Flapper times, all the way through to the hippie years. Some alternative westerns still crop up today, there’s even an Eastern Western in the form of The Good, the Bad & the Weird (2008). But not even the classic western is safe from the clutches of Spoof Comedy.

Blazing Saddles is the story of Rock Ridge, a sleepy town where the west isn’t it’s wildest and everyone’s called Johnson. Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman), the advisor to the boss-eyed Governor (Mel Brooks), has halted work of the railway because Rock Ridge is in the way. In an attempt to grab the land from the inhabitants, Hedley sends in his goons to make the place unliveable. After the current sheriff is killed by the onslaught, townspeople demand a new one. The Dick Dastardly-esc Hedley convinces the Governor to send Bart (Cleavon Little), a former worker on the Railway and now the first ever black sheriff in the west. Having the honour of being the first quickly turns sour when he rides into the town and finds out how they feel about a black sheriff. With the help of the Waco Kid (Gene Wilder), can Bart win over the locals while trying to save the town they love?

Mel Brooks has always been one for classics. His writing flows with perfect comedic timing, the silliness may seem over the top but it wouldn’t be the same without it. Of course, Brooks pops up from time to time during the film as the Governor, he always seems to cameo in his movies, and the oddly Jewish Native American. Gene Wilder, best known to the modern day filmgoers as Willy Wonka, has a good crack as the Waco Kid. Based on legendary western characters, the Waco Kid hints at the earlier westerns starring the likes of John Wayne. The character has many classic lines and Gene is to thank for that. Playing a down and out hero with a drink problem isn’t easy, playing it with comedy mixed in, even harder.
Every comedy film has its prime moments, the times that convince you to watch it again or suggest it to a friend. Blazing Saddles has them in abundance. Who could forget the classic scene involving Hedley’s goons around a campfire, funnily enough now that scene is being used on television to promote awareness of Unlicensed Gas Fitters. If that doesn’t give away what the scene’s about, the film is worth watching for that alone. The quick draw of the Waco Kid is also recognised as one of the greatest moments of comedy in the 20th century.
I’ve always loved silly films, I was introduced to them at a very young age. I remember watching Laurel & Hardy’s The Music Box (1932) when I was about 6 years old. Spoof media will be around for years to come, whether it will be a movie of music, The Spoof is more than often a sure fire hit, as long as we discount films made by Wayans brothers and other American double teams, they truly are a load of tat. Mel Brooks was the first master of this, turning what was popular into something very popular. Don’t just take my word for it, get the pizzas in, have a few mates round and let the laughter fly. Add Spaceballs (1987) for that extra Brooks homage.

Alex Errey

Credit Crunch Film Reviews


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Blad + Sweden + Johan Film = Mega amazing

All Taken on the Blad =) I love Sweden FIT.
The film was given to me by Johan, a 100slide which we uprated to 400. awesome
Errey


Blad issues!!!!


O'COCK comes to mind! My Hasselblad film back light proofing came loose where the darkslide goes in. Of course i had sod all way of knowing this was going on.... Not cool!
So if i upload images with that huge black line on it thats why!!
Now i have to either buy another back or get it repaired. Mega moneys!!
Errey

Monday, 19 October 2009

More Exciting news from the Impossible Project!

The Impossible project is the mission to bring back instant film into production!

Here is some MORE amazing news -


The Impossible Project inspires Polaroid to re-launch Instant Cameras

'We are pleased to herewith announce a history making cooperation between Polaroid and The Impossible Project:As we have created quite some buzz about Analog Instant Photography over the past 12 months, the Polaroid licensee - The Summit Global Group - now can't resist any longer and announced at a press conference on October 13th in Hongkong that they will re-launch some of the most famous Polaroid Instant Cameras.
Therefore they are commissioning The Impossible Project to develop and produce a limited edition of Polaroid branded Instant Films in the middle of 2010.The Impossible Project is proud and excited that its ambitions and all the relentless work that has already been invested are now becoming the foundation for Polaroid's comeback as a producer of Instant Cameras.
Large-scale production and worldwide sale of The Impossible Project's new integral film materials under its own brand will already start in the beginning of 2010 - with a brand new and astonishing black and white Instant Film and the first colour films to follow in the course of the year.'

Keep up to date with the mission on their website

http://www.the-impossible-project.com/

Thanks again to Chris Saltmarsh for keeping us up to date with the project.
You Instant fim Geek! =)

YEAH

Lisa Studio Goteburg!


Whilst Errey and Stevie were in Gothenburg Johan was nice enough to take us to Lisas Studio. Lisa is an artist; and from what we saw a pretty damn good one! Lisa Rents the Studio for just £50 a month and its right in the centre of the city! Amazing. We need some of this in the UK!!! Photo taken by Errey on the Blad.
YEAH

One more thing... this is Lisa's new blog, have a look, her work is fantastic!!

Friday, 16 October 2009

blog

Errey is hungover. So bloggin may or may not happen.... thank you.
Charity dinner events are always fatal..
YEAH

Thursday, 15 October 2009

YM005's Theme is Announced!!

First things first, MASSIVE thanks to everyone who submitted work for YM004 themed URBAN. We have been amazed by how much we have received, and how brilliant it all is!! We'll try our best to fit as much in as we can, but whatever doesn't make it, will be showcased on our blog!

But onto new and exciting things... While Errey and myself slave away putting together YM004 (Released November 15th - BUY A COPY!), we want all you lovely contributors to get working on the next issue!!

So, the moment you've all been waiting for!!

What is this magical secret theme we've been keeping under our hats??

(Drumroll please....)



YM005's theme is...

GIRLS & BOYS



What does this make you think of?

Your submissions should be YOUR interpretation of this theme!!

And just for the hell of it, here's a sign we saw in Sweden which we thought was quite appropriate!! (Even though it says boys & girls not girls & boys)


We're already getting excited to see what we get sent for this theme!!

Good luck guys!!!


I just stumbled across an interesting fact, which I think fits in very well with this theme, and might get some of you thinking!!

Out of 282 fans on our facebook page... 56% are GIRLS and 42% are BOYS

Which interesting leaves a spare 2% of unidentified gender!!



(Just a bit of a boring disclaimer - As a public facing magazine we have to be very careful about the inclusion of nudity in the magazine. Please bear in mind that we will only include such images if they are art, and if the nudity is essential to the image. As Wise Errey once said "No boobies for boobies sake")


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The final chapter of our swedish adventure!!

Sorry it's a bit late guys, things have been a bit dramatic since I got back!!

I managed to spend Monday night in A&E and Tuesday in the Emergency Eye Hospital... To cut a long story short, I have one very poorly eyeball!! I'm even sat writing this blog with one eye closed.

Last time I wrote, I think we were just heading out on Saturday Night. So I'll start from there...

We went to Per's apartment for the night, ate good food, drank a bit too much and chatted to some awesome people. Of course we did some work too!! There will be some VERY exciting photographs coming soon from that night, we met two of Johan's Models from YM003 RETRO.

Somehow we managed to stumble back to the hotel at about 5am, and get a bit of sleep before our last day in Gothenburg =(
Sunday was a bit of a sad day, neither of us wanted to leave. We wandered around the city for a while, bought ourselves some amazing T-Shirts - Look out for them in YM004!! Then we met up with Johan again, had coffee and croissants and chatted about the magazine. Between the three of us we came up with some amazing ideas, and are feeling even more motivated than ever about the whole project.
As we were doing the final walk back to our Hotel to get the bags and head home, Johan said something that jinxed the journey home. He said it was brilliant how everything had gone so smoothly and with no problems.

He spoke a bit too soon!!

We turned up at the airport, got to security and were told our bags were too heavy and we would have to check them in. Nope, we decided to empty out anything heavy, and put it in our pockets, sound's like it would never work, but it fooled her!!Going through the security checks, I set the metal detectors off with the buckle on my boots, and Errey had his bag searched - all because he stole a pint glass from the hotel.

And as if that wasn't enough... We got through to the departure lounge, and spent the next 20 minutes frantically hunting for Errey's car keys.

But we did eventually find the keys, get on the plane and get home. And I think I speak for both of us when I say that it was an absolutely incredible weekend.

We got a lot of work done, had a lot of fun, met some amazing people. We learnt that Errey and Johan might as well be twins. And that Errey and I bicker like a married couple, think the same things at the same time, and finish each others sentences. (Just for the record, I'd like to point out that despite what a lot of people might think, we are not a couple)

I don't think we can really explain just how fantastic the whole weekend was, but hopefully you'll get the idea from these blogs, and all our photos, and the countless stories that will no doubt come out in time.

We want to thank Johan for looking after us, and showing us his amazing home town. As well as all his friends for their generosity and hospitality - Per, Johan, Eva, Marlin, Robert, Niclas, and everyone else we met!!
But now it's back to normality, and time to crack on putting together YM004 ready for it's release in November!!
If you ever get the chance to go to Gothenburg - Do It. It really is an incredible city.
Steve.

B+W Film Developing The Massive Dev Chart Iphone App!!!!

B+W Film Developing The Massive Dev Chart IPhone App!!!!

How cool is this?!!!

If you develop black and white film regularly you probs know about the amazing tool that is the Mass Dev Chart.


The chart gives the Development time for every film and developer combination there is and all for free! Brilliant!

But now it gets even better! You can now get A iPhone app from the massive Dev chart. It has all the same combinations for film developing as usual BUT even better has a timer system that you can use whilst developing! So amazing is that!!!

Check out the YouTube video link bellow. The guys voice is so so boring BUT the app is awesome!
and here's the link for the Massive Dev website! :-)
YEAH

Lynn Allingham Jewellery Allsorts Necklace


Lynn Allingham Jewellery Allsorts Necklace


Check Lynns shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6779622

Model - Hannah Scott
Photography - Me
Assistant - Wez
Taken in the studio @ Alton, on Nikon D200 in high key setup.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Sam Towner Tshirt Design

Sam Towner is a lovely guy doing Art Foundation at Alton College Hants Uk.

I came onto the art foundation course with the intention of specialising in fashion and textiles. Since GCSE I avoided anything art related but with some encouragement from my uncle I decided to give it a go. So here I am! At the moment we’ve been set a typophilia project where we’ve each been given a letter at random, and after a few days of experimenting with it we were allocated a word beginning with that letter. My letter is ‘K’ and my word is ‘Knockout’. Initially I started playing around with the idea of the knockout girl but somehow she’s materialised into this butch superhero whose diet relies solely on potassium… and I’ve found myself drawing a lot of old people and bananas. The design used for the t-shirt is going to be used as the front cover of a promotional leaflet for how to become this stereotypical iconic superhero.

If you’d like to see more work, I’ve made a blog which you can find here:

http://grannywithabeard.blogspot.com/

If you’re also interested in my uncles work, his address is:
www.melgrant.com

Sam

Photography - Errey

Model - Hannah Scott

Monday, 12 October 2009

Credit Crunch Film Reviews - Alex Errey - 25th Hour (2002)

Credit crunch film reviews. I review cheap but amazing films from the archives which people can get for a good night in during the Crunch.
25th Hour (2002)
“Can you change your whole life in a day?”


"...Undeniably beautiful..." Premiere
"...25TH HOUR is a riveting, emotionally resonant New York drama....Edward Norton is dynamite..." Rolling Stone
"...An impressive, affecting return to form from one of Hollywood's finest filmmakers..." Total Film


Director - Spike lee
Writer – David Benioff (Book & Screenplay)
Cast: Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Brian Cox, Barry Pepper, Anna Paquin

Touchstone Pictures
40 acres and a Mule Filmworks

The recession, bane of the modern world and destroyer of capable societies, its hit as hard and we know it. Everything seems expensive yet money seems to be almost worthless; I can’t even get a penny sweet because they’ve gone up to 5 pence. I don’t like this, if there was a button I could press to say “Hey, I don’t like this”, guess who will be pressing it (listen up Facebook people, we want a dislike button, get on it!). I think it not only a privilege but a duty to help you through this difficult time. As you may have noticed, very rarely do I review new and up to date media outings, DVDs that are a couple of years, even months old are getting so cheap to buy. I’m going to help you get a good night of entertainment from the film archives at the cheapest price. I’m not one for advertising, so I’m not going to say where you can pick these up the cheapest but I promise you, no “Jungle” is too deep. Was that obvious enough?

Big budget films are commonplace in cinema, why make an epic when you can make an epic with explosions. It costs a lot to make a film, granted, but the budget is so high, ridiculously high some might say. Spiderman 3 (2007) had a supposed budget of $350 Million and a lot of that was due to the cost of filming in New York, which is $1,000,000 a day I might add, and re-shoots. The cast wasn’t cheap either, you don’t pay Kirsten Dunst pittance. I like films that have a reasonable budget but spend all of it on the acting talent. Movies don’t need to be big set pieces when you have high calibre talent behind the wheel. Take 25th Hour for example. Yes, it was set in New York but in hardly glamorous settings with no special effects. Just great camera work, a great script and the help of a great director.

Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) is going to jail for seven long years. Leaving the life of the Swankiest downtown joints behind is not something he wants to do but when you don’t have a choice, how will he spend his last 24 hours of freedom? Reconnecting with alienated friends Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Slaughtery (Barry Pepper)? Revitalising his relationship with the love of his life, Naturelle (Rosario Dawson)? Spending time with his Father (Brian Cox)? How about finding the person who gave him up to the cops? Being who he is cost him more than he could have ever imagined; his friends, his family and his freedom. With time running out and the Sun coming up, who will Monty be in his 25th Hour?

Edward Norton has always been my favourite actor so this film was a real pleasure to watch. The life he brings to the character Monty made me believe the feelings that were being sent through the screen, I felt the sorrow, the anger, the love. Norton has a habit for accepting the roles of slightly depraved, quirky characters; The Narrator in Fight Club (1999) is a prime example, but he plays them with such vigour. It was also nice to see Rosario Dawson; her allowance for broad acting horizons surpasses that of other people in her field. The role of Naturelle was hard to act, the lover of a soon to be convict, and she allows herself to sit comfortable within the role lovingly showing off the talent she really has. If you’re a Rosario fan like me, take the time to watch this film. It’s some of her best work, even if trying to play an 18 year old at one point seems a little far fetched.

It’s not hard to realise that Spike Lee was behind this little adaptation masterpiece. There is always an underlying storyline to his films and 25th Hour is no different, especially seeing as its based on David Benioff’s novel. For the very observant of you reading this, you’ll notice this film came out in 2002, a year after the tragic events of 9/11. With the rest of Hollywood seemingly denying what happened, Lee throws out the rule book and gives us an insight to the city of New York and its atmosphere in the months after the attack. A scene featuring Hoffman and Pepper overlooking “Ground Zero” is not only insightful; it’s also a haunting reminder.

25th Hour is a hidden gem. The feel, the flow and the realism is to a very high standard, an astute look at the world today and the not so bright side of crime in the 21st century. It’s a sparkling picture with suspense and wonder with some hard hitting home truths. A movie worthy of recondition in this colourless world we live in today.

YEAH Gothenburg Map

This is what helped us survive in Gothenburg!
Click on to the picture to see the full size image
click on the pic or go to

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrerrey/4004396404/sizes/o/

We have many more interesting things coming soon onto the Blog

Watch this space!!

YEAH

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Are you getting bored of Sweden blogs yet?

Guess what??

We're STILL in Sweden!!


After recovering from our small hangovers, we wandered off into town... We got some lunch in a lovely little cafe, and sat outside, despite it being 5 degrees C here!!

Then we went on a mega postcard hunting mission, and sat in a pub and wrote them!! So if you're our friend, you might just get a little surprise in the post soon, if you don't, it's not that we don't love you!!

(I feel the need to share with you right now that Errey is sat reading a map like a cool kid... and is now using it to beat me up)

We had a mega mag meeting (in the pub), and came up with some amazing ideas to keep all our lovely readers happy and coming back for more!!

We want to start doing more YEAH city tours, so tell us where we should go next!!



Time to go find a post box and more beer!!

More Swedishness


We met JOHAN last night, and the resemblance's between him and Errey are just plain Scary!! He took us out drinking with his friends, who we LOVE.

Did you know, in some bars in Sweden, you get free food when you buy a pint?! Let's start that in England please thankyou!!

Turns out Johan's friends who we were drinking with, all appeared in YM003 RETRO!! Per was holding a bike, and Johan (The second) had a nintendo!! Stevie didn't actually notice that it was them until someone told me, oops - silly steve!!

Between the random fun times and drinking with swedish men, we have actually been coming up with some really good ideas for the mag!!

We've got the theme for YM005 sorted.... Excited?? Well, your just gonna have to wait and see, all will be revealed soon!!

We (ahem, STEVE) had an AMAZING FUN idea for a blog post, so keep your eyes peeled, it's coming soon!!
It's a bit of a late start for us this morning, a few too many beers me thinks... But free breakfast in the hotel = YUM, and silly steve flooded the bathroom, oooops! But, in a bit we're off to explore a bit more, and do some shopping for postcards, and all things volvo!!

YEAH

P.s Swedish women are amaaazing :-) love Errey

Friday, 9 October 2009

SWEDEN FUN TIMES


WE'RE IN SWEDEN!!!!!!!

YUPP, YEAH is in Gothenburg for the weekend!!

It's probably not the best time for me to make my blogging debut, so to speak, we've been acquainting ourselves with the hotel bar... BUT Errey is being lazy and sleeping... So, here I am!!

After a stupidly early start, I was up and going at 2am... Driving for hours, we managed to get on the plane with no disasters - minor miracle!! We landed, managed to get a bus (How brave are we?!)

And you know what?? WE LOVE SWEDEN!!! Everyone is so friendly, Gothenburg is beautiful, our hotel is absolutely incredible...

Despite my small panic this morning about my coat's lack of sleeves... even the weather is fantastic!! It's sunny... no wind, no rain... a bit chilly but we love it!!

So far we've been for walkies around the city, visited our mag in the Hasselblad Center, spotted some rather amusing road signs... And now we're waiting for Johan to come say hi!!

We'll keep you updated on how we're getting on!!



Keep an eye on our beautiful Sweden photos on our facebook page....

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111739&id=506427625&saved#/pages/YEAH-Magazine/70726659820



Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Alex Errey Film Review - I'm a Cyborg, but thats OK

I’m a Cyborg, but that’s OK (2006)
(Saibogujiman kwenchana)

“Magnificent” The Guardian
“Whimsical loveliness…Inventive magic” Little White Lies

CJ Entertainment
MOHO Film

Directed by Park Chan-wook
Written by Seo-Gyeong Jeong & Park Chan-wook
Cast: Su-jeong Lim, Rain

It wasn’t long ago when America was shocking the world with its innovative use of cinema; everybody wanted to be involved in the Hollywood phenomenon. The wealth of acting talent was at unimaginable levels and the glitz and glamour seemed to dwindle as fast as it came into existence. British film making has also stepped up its game in recent years but there’s another continent that seems to be dominating our screens lately. The surge of Asian cinema seems to be gaining the majority fan base in the world, the recent revival of Bollywood in the west is mainly to thank for that.

The Korean film market seems to be churning out many future classics, some of these are thanks to the brilliant and un-doubtfully courageous Park Chan-wook, with his most notable films being Oldboy (2003), Lady Vengeance (2005) & I’m a Cyborg. Due to the latter being mainly unknown in Europe, and being that it’s also my favourite, it will be great to review.

I’m a Cyborg is the surreal romantic comedy following Young-goon, a do-gooder under the perception that she’s a cyborg. After an occurrence at her job, Young-goon is admitted to a mental institution where she meets many other colourful characters. Being a supposed robotic being, she happily charges her batteries using a transistor radio. Enter the ill fitting and personality stealing Il-soon, the quirky love interest who believes he’s fading and one day will be nothing but a dot. On finding out that his fellow inmate is on hunger strike, Il-soon takes it upon himself to get Young-goon eating again. Cue colourful scenes of quirky love and Korean Yodelling.

Not many films are as playful as I’m a Cyborg and it’s nice to see such childish antics in a spectacular set piece like this. It goes without saying that the film is subtitled throughout, unless your Korean is up to scratch, and it would lose its magic if it was dubbed. Subtitles have a knack of getting you more involved in the film, being that you have to concentrate harder to stay with the story. As with his other films, Park Chan-wook has written a masterpiece very worthy of world cinema. Creativity is in abundance with such a romantic tale. Casting is to a very high standard, with fresh, young actors moulding the characters into believable yet flawed humans, giving new life to a revitalising genre. Striking visuals full of colour and composed scores give the film a dreamlike quality, as if daydreaming could be saved onto digital media. I really didn’t expect yodelling in an Asian film.

It’s nice to see that foreign film is no longer set to the traditional Kung-fu flicks or lust filled, near pornographic stories of mistaken identity. I’m a Cyborg grabs its viewers and gives them a 105 minute lesson in how art imitates life. I can spot moments I can relate to throughout the film, even if they’re blown out of all proportion and involve over the top, radical acts. I mean, I’ve never personally tried to hide in a hiccupping grandfather clock.

If you’ve never seen any Asian cinema, this is a definite must see. It’s won many awards around the world for its innovative and tender look at the romantic fairytale.