Friday, December 01, 2006

The Special Relationship

Sorry, I did intend to have a picture of the week's media love-in, Britney and Paris, here today. But this recent picture of Courtney Love in London was too tempting. Especially on the back of our new relationship with a 'No Smoking' Britain. So I hope you weren't after a high-brow debate about the terms of the real "special relationship."

No, we finally made it to Friday and after a week of conscious Brilton (c'mon, that's good) abstinence I am hungry for mind-free indulgence. Because don't you just love when two great franchises come together to form an even more powerful shallow entity? Sort of like Time Warner merging with AOL - the synergies and economies of scale are just so compelling for Brilton. Just look out for the radioactive cocktails girls.

And what about us ever stoic Londoners defying radioactivity on planes via impulse Christmas shopping flights to New York as the dollar plummets towards 50p? Too bad that $100 Nano costs $800 in airfare. But never mind those fuzzy maths. Let's set the record straight with the 17th edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction":

1) Unimpressed by another year of Banksy's supposedly "non commercial" Santa's Ghetto? React by decidedly escaping mass produced trash and head to the East London Design Show in the restored Shoreditch Town Hall. Fri-Sun

2) Curious about all the crazed hype surrounding the temporary Reindeer Theatre at the Truman Brewery? React by joining in the mayhem of the funny, scary, pornographic, accordion-driven Belgian street opera trio, the Tiger Lillies. You have to love a criminal castrati. Sat, Sun performances

3) Hoping that this weekend's trial run of traffic-free Oxford and Regent Streets is a cracking success? React by retreating from the hordes of GDP-boosting shoppers by enjoying "Fashion Tea for Two" at the nearby Marylebone, trendy Mandeville Hotel.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Reaction weekend blogs!

1:42 pm  
Anonymous Charlie said...

Isn't Courtney Love shagging Russell Brand right now in London?

1:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean right right now?

1:44 pm  
Anonymous Kath said...

Reindeer Theatre sounds very cool

Read today in Metro about the restaurant

1:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photo

Where do you find them?

1:45 pm  
Anonymous max said...

I went to Santa's Ghetto last year. It had the poshest staff and clientele I've seen outside Knightsbridge. I did pick up the Modern Toss book there though.

2:37 pm  
Anonymous Matt said...

I saw Tiger Lillies in Bratislava years ago and they were fab.
How cool that they came to London town

3:32 pm  
Anonymous Ella said...

If you do go for tea at the Mandeville do not eat lunch beforehand. They give you gigantic portions and it is all so delicious,
Definitely a treat :-)

3:43 pm  
Anonymous Stan said...

Glad to hear that Banksy at least moved from Carnaby Street to Tottenham Court Road. It was rather out of place and intrusive before. He pisses me off.

3:45 pm  
Anonymous Tanya said...

To see what Banksy stuff is on sale at Santa's Ghetto look here

3:53 pm  
Anonymous gayinbrixton said...

Who thinks Banksy is so 2005?

4:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is no traffic where are the buses going to go? Everyone and their cousin hails a pedestrianised W1 as if it is not the centre of the retail market for London. And then the city will also lose out a lot of money in lost congestion charge fees. Think sometimes before acting or writing.

5:02 pm  
Anonymous Hels said...

Off topic but I had a fantastic time at the Young Vic watching Love and Money the other night. Top recommendation and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Enjoy your weekends. Sounds like its East London for me.

5:18 pm  
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7:36 pm  
Blogger Gareth said...

I'm looking fiorward to the Tiger Lillies, I'm also seeing Kiki and Herb, and Taylor Mac.

5:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Design Show was an awesome tip...£300 later but at least sorted lots of crimbo presents. Thanks CS :-)

8:26 pm  
Anonymous halfmeasure said...

Great blog you have here
Have just added you to my blog roll
Hope that's okay.

6:43 pm  
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