Tag Archives: London

New John Lewis ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ advert

New advert from Adam & Eve for that bastion of British retailing – John Lewis. Really lovely advert and great choice of song ‘She’s Alway’s A Woman’ covered by ex-Guillemot Fyfe Dangerfield. Can’t help think the advert should feature the bankruptcy that would eschew from a lifetime of buying stuff from John Lewis or maybe a funeral with a Jonelle coffin?


The music from the new VW Golf advert: ”Beating yourself”

If like me you’ve been wondering where/who the music from the new VW Golf advert is then wonder no more! Artist: Jeans Team. Title: Keine Melodien. Pretty sure it appears somewhere on a ‘Too Many DJ’s” compilation. Really like this advert and really like the VW brand and particularly the Golf. If anyone remembers the ”Veee Dub-ya” ad they did in the late nineties and has a link to it on YouTube (I’ve looked and can’t find it) then let me know. Anyway.

Bit of blurb on the brilliant advert in question…

“A man sits in his office designing a car. He hears a knock at the door and tells them to come in but nothig happens. He goes to the door and opens it to find himself on the other side. His double hits him and then a big fight scene starts through out the car factory as loads of differently dressed versions of him starts attacking him. He manages to fend them all off and then looks with pride at his creation. The narrator then says ‘Sometimes the only one you have to fight is yourself’. The subtitles states ‘The new golf’ with the logo for Volkswagen.”

Watch it here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ8Zyljf_t0

The world’s longest train

I like useless knowledge, just ask anyone of my friends. For example did you know that Aberystwth which is in Wales has a Shrewsbury (which is in England) postcode? I know mental. Anyway, I went to London on Monday and on the journey down my inquisitive mind wondered what the longest train in the world was. One text later and 118118 had told me it was the Mauritania at a whopping 3km long, they’d also told me it was a free text as they took so long to reply – nice. By the way, if you ever happen to be in Carluccios around breakfast/brunch time the fried eggs, pancetta and ciabatta is delicious and the coffee is some of the best i’ve tasted.