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#12DAYSOFBOILEROOM Day 8 – Featuring Rob BlackhamDecember 19, 2014

8. Rob Blackham – Photographer

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What’s the best ever Christmas present you have been given?
When I was a kid I got the proper official Han Solo replica Blaster pistol by Kenner Toys…..……probably worth a fortune now if I had kept it in it’s original box

What’s the funniest and most disappointing Christmas present you have ever received?
For some reason someone very close to me decided to give me a Parker Rollerball Pen Refill, even though I didn’t actually own a Parker pen, most unusual & inexplicable giftage

What would you like in your stocking this year?
I’m doing more & more 35mm film work at the moment so I’m always on the lookout for old film stock, so if a few rolls of Kodak Tri-X ended up in my stocking that really would be most welcome (won’t bore you with the details but it’s an amazing black & white film that has incredible bite)

If you could have Christmas dinner with anyone, alive or deceased, who would it be?
This is a tricky one…..haha …I can’t decide……I’d probably go for TV chef Keith Floyd…..…Guaranteed to get a decent Xmas dinner with all the trimmings PLUS  a massive pissup afterwards

You can find more of his work here.

#8 Day’s Prize: An exclusive print of Rob’s favourite Photo. Just hash tag #12daysofboileroom

#12DAYSOFBOILEROOM Day 7 – Featuring Rose ColouredDecember 18, 2014

7. Rose Coloured – Promoter

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What’s the best ever Christmas present you have been given?
The most excited I remember being was getting the ZX Spectrum game, ‘Daley Thompson’s Decathlon’ (yes I am that old). My granddad made us play through the entire instruction tap ebefore we could play the game though!

 What’s the funniest and most disappointing Christmas present you have ever received
Funniest and most disappointing? From 1 present?!

When I was little I asked for either a drum kit or walking talkies one year. I didn’t get the drums and the walkie talkies were rubbish as they had a wire running between them that was only a couple of meters long!

What would you like in your stocking this year?
Would have to be a big stocking but vinyl is always appreciated! Either replacing some classics or the best new music..

And a satsuma of course.

If you could have Christmas dinner with anyone, alive or deceased, who would it be
Hmm. Lets go with Dave Grohl, that would make a dinner more fun and interesting!

For the ‘12 days of Christmas’ song, would you please finish the line : On the 6th day of Christmas my true love said to me……
So not 6 ladies dancing then??
How about 6 festival tickets?

#7 Day’s Prize: A Rose Coloured limited addition compilation. Just hash tag #12daysofboileroom

#12DAYSOFBOILEROOM Day 6 – Featuring Hannah Lou ClarkDecember 17, 2014

 6. Hannah Lou Clark – Musician

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What’s the best ever Christmas present you have been given?
My record player.

What’s the funniest and most disappointing Christmas present you have ever received?
A pack of toilet rolls….

What would you like in your stocking this year?
Michael Pitt. He’s so dreamy…

If you could have Christmas dinner with anyone, alive or deceased, who would it be?
Probably the late great Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Her songs and I imagine her company would perfectly embody the spirit of christmas! Listen to her version of Silent Night…

For the ‘12 days of Christmas’ song, would you please finish the line : On the 7th day of Christmas my true love said to me……….
Keep on rockin’ in the free world!

Hannah will be performing at The Boileroom on the 24th January! Check out her music here.

#6 Day’s Prize: A festive drawing by Hannah herself. Just hash tag #12daysofboileroom

#12DAYSOFBOILEROOM Day 5 – Featuring GU1 PUNXDecember 16, 2014

5. GU1 PUNX – Promoter

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What’s the best ever Christmas present you have been given?
When I was 11 I remember seeing Blink 182 had announced a UK tour and three nights at Wembley, I spent my entire summer delivering newspapers and pleading with my mum to buy me a ticket and i’d give her my paper round money. She spent months telling me no and asking me to stop asking. I eventually gave up and then christmas rolled round. When you’re 11 you believe that the bigger the box the present comes in; the better it is. My brother had this giant box and I had a tiny box that could fit in the palm of my hand. Him & my cousins ripped into me for having a tiny box for a christmas present, it was hell! Eventually, christmas day happened and my mum had gotten me a ticket to the Blink 182 show. Ten years on and that’s still one of the greatest things to ever happen to me at christmas! Shout out mum for helping me become a dumb punk kid.

What’s the funniest and most disappointing Christmas present you have ever received?
The funniest? My nan got me a t-shirt that lights up when it hears noise. I’m in my twenties. Most disappointing? A Kelly Osbourne CD.

What would you like in your stocking this year?
I think i’m a bit too old for a stocking but if I had one it’d be a tote full of records, I guess! I asked my mum for a Bikini Kill record for christmas this year.

If you could have Christmas dinner with anyone, alive or deceased, who would it be?
Ooooo, this is old question. I’ve always thought i’d like to have dinner with Dave Grohl or someone but I reckon i’d rather just get pissed with him instead. I’m gonna go with Keith Morris for this one. That dude rules so much. OFF! are great and Keith’s 59 and still killin’ it!

For the ‘12 days of Christmas’ song, would you please finish the line : On the 8th day of Christmas my true love sent to me……….
Converge at The Boileroom.

#5 Day’s Prize: A mystery vinyl. Just hash tag #12daysofboileroom

 

#12DAYSOFBOILEROOM Day 4 – featuring Failure by DesignDecember 15, 2014

4. Failure by design – Record Label

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What’s the best ever Christmas present you have been given?
I got an Nintendo 64 for christmas once and I was so excited. I gave all the presents I had to give in about 2 minutes so I could get on and smash Goldeneye.

What’s the funniest and most disappointing Christmas present you have ever received?
I got given a magnetic toilet fishing rod from my uncle a couple of years back. Its simply a fishing rod that you use if you drop something valuable down the toilet. I luckily haven’t have to use it yet. Last year I didn’t ask for anything so my mum took her opportunity and bought me socks and pants, think how excited you would be if you asked for nothing and saw a couple presents under the tree only for them to be illuminous socks and glow in the dark pants.

What would you like in your stocking this year?
A check to pay off my student loan ha or a ticket to the entirety of the vans warped tour. Im not fussy.

If you could have Christmas dinner with anyone, alive or deceased, who would it be?
I’d have a little crimbo party. I’d invite Hendrix, im sure he would have some lovely stories and his dress sense is on point. Anthony Fantano from the Needle Drop, he seems like a good laugh. Snoop Dogg to make it a merry xmas my mum and dad obviously and someone from Vice to document it all.

For the ‘12 days of Christmas’ song, would you please finish the line :  On the 9th day of Christmas my true love sent to me……….

A copy of Deja Entendu on Vinyl

Check the guys out here.

#4 Day’s Prize: A mix tape of FBD’s favourite artists for 2015. Just hash tag #12daysofboileroom