Thursday night here and finally a nice cooler evening to enjoy and the tit that lives just down the hill has decided to clog the air with smoke from a bonfire. Such is life I suppose, 2013 worries and all that. Another worry this month is how to possibly keep current with the steady flow of Clash related news, I should start a second website (oh, I’ve done that) to remain ahead of the curve. Just wait, in a few months we’ll be entertaining ourselves at much more typical levels so enjoy this.
I must say that the video of our Belgian chap unpacking his boxset today made me feel like selling some stuff, all I need is the cash. Maybe Sony will take up a nice small graphic advert for Sound System that I can add just over there on the right hand side of this page. My advertising rates are exceptional.
After sharing our Belgian box opening it’s only fair to share this video of another new fan (I believe in Stockholm this time) who spends about twice as long opening up and examining everything – very nice if you don’t have it. Not to infer that Belgium or Sweden are dull (Belgium might be; but they’ve got lovely beer, chocolate, buildings and a great football team)but it’s great that the locals have all that extra time to spend filming opening up stuff for us. Thank you.
Probably the coolest thing today though is the virtual tour of the Clash Soho Shop (I’ve disowned pop-up) that allows you to virtually walk around, zoom in and out, go upstairs and downstairs (bottom right) and of course shop via Amazon for most things you see, other less expensive online retailers are available or better still go to a record shop. I must have the Magnificent 7 coffee mug, it’s as simple as that. It’s a brilliant little feature for those of us who are far afield and can’t get to London and I’m certain very tempting for those who are closer as well. Seeing the lined up like that is just smashing and the artwork, clothes etc. are a nice extension of Mick’s Rock and Roll Public Library. To visit it just click the image below and have a good time exploring, great fun – make sure you go full screen (F11) . I hope they keep this online after the shop shuts, isn’t technology brilliant at times? Rumours of a virtual tour of Bernie’s flat are (at present) still unfounded.
Just click to enter and tour the virtual shop