The Man Cave

Unfortunately in England, you can’t be outside 100% of the time and sometimes have to retreat to your Man Cave. Here you can read about DIY, Music, Entertainment and VW Transporters!

  This week Beck is up for Three on Thursday. He is an American, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. I’m not a massive fan of all his work, but he has some absolute jems. I like to listen to him when cruising around in the van.   Beck – Loser   Beck – E-Pro   Beck – Gamma Ray

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I thought i’d do a selection of viral vid tops. Where better to start than with funny animal videos. I’d be amazed if you hadn’t already seen all of these. They are classics. This is pretty much like Queens Greatest Hits but with funny animal youtube videos:   Surprised Kitten   Stalker Cat   Sleep Walking Dog   Penguin Attack   Fenton in Richmond Park

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  After last weeks Rap Metal fest that was RATM. I thought i’d strip it down a bit this week with The XX, they are an English indie band from London. They are fantastic, I prefer their first album over the first but that’s only because the first album is pure perfection and the 2nd could never quite live up. Their albums are best listened to on your bed, in the dark, with headphones. Perfect chilled out music. If I…

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  After last weeks chilled out selection I thought i’d “turn up the volume and rip the knob off” with some Rage Against The Machine. They are an American, rap metal band who formed in the early 90’s. I love their intensity with which they express their political views and their integrity, I listen to them when i’m working, feeling angry or driving (they probably increase the speed a bit)   Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name  …

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  No i’m not talking about the beaches you might hear about in a gangsta rap song, i’m going on about the super, sandy, summer ones:   Ramones – Rockaway Beach (best punk song about beaches)   The Beach Boys – Kokomo (I love steel drums)   The Drums – Lets Go Surfing (normally i’m not a fan of whistling in songs)   Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach (one of my favourite 80’s songs)   Mungo Jerry –…

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  This is the most recent addition to my Man Cave’s walls: It’s an awesome print by Clare Corfield Carr, i’ve seen a few other pieces of her work in the Here and Now gallery in Falmouth and they’re all great. I love how the pattern on the wolf flows and is a bit abstract (almost ethnic in design) but you can still see the subject matter so clearly. If you head over to her site at www.clarecorfieldcarr.co.uk you can…

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  Rural Alberta Advantage are a Canadian, Indie Rock band. I love their natural sound, they always make me imagine the big open spaces of Canada. I think they’re great listen on a chilled out walk in the country or on the way to a peaceful fishing session.   The Rural Alberta Advantage – Drain The Blood   The Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp   Rural Alberta Advantage – In the Summertime

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  Every single day, literally no people say to me; “Mike, what would be in your ultimate Man Cave?” Well i’m getting pretty sick and tired of this constant request, so I thought I’d best do a series of posts spilling the beans. So here you go, BOOM: All Man Caves must contain a Chesterfield. Easily the most manly sofa and superior to all other ways of sitting down. Putting it simply, its the Magnum P.I. of furniture. Bankers Lamp…

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  This is a feature i’m going to try and weekly, on well, a Thursday. I’m going to pick a band or artist and choose my top three songs by them at that moment in time. Why? I’m not really sure. But I do love listening to music and those cringey top 5 band/film/song questions people ask on dates. Anywho, for the very first week I have decided to select Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP are now a very popular…

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