Wednesday, 31 December 2008

happy new year!!!!!

happy new year from i am lucky!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

dartmoore is cold

we went on a massive walk on dartmoore. we climbed tor's and tried to stand on frozen ponds!
we drank lot's of whiskey and ran around...nice.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

iamlucky 2009

sooo... woohooo.
christmas has gone and on comes new year.
cant wait, im going to party so hard.
so what does 2009 hold for the iamlucky collective.
well hopefully we shud have a iamlucky art space helping young artsits getting notice.also selling art, t shirts, records and zine's.
so loads of show's and zine making. lot's of great local music and trying to get artsits from all over the uk and every where putting on shows in exeter.

i hope it allways have these great idea's and they evolve in your head and then dont get anywhere but this will work.
if you read this and wanna help that would be the scene and it will support you.
so happy christmas and a great new year.
keep on


Thursday, 18 December 2008

i thought i was alone - photo's iamlucky!

cheak out ithought i was alone for photo's from iamlucky.

go now!!!

they like photo's as much as us..maybe more.

iamlucky in ROMKA magazine!!!!

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"ROMKA is an online magazine which features the personal favorite photographs of international artists, amateurs and professionals. It is dedicated to the idea of showing one's treasures without the pressure of self-portrayal and a clean online portfolio. The first issue can be downloaded for free at"

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

graffiti is not for cool kids! its for kids that are so not cool there cool!

Graffiti in exeter has been photographed by this man since i first picked up the can! and he taught me everything i no.
king of da south west in his own unique way!
with letter's that twist and turn...STA tell me what its like to be a graffiti artist in this day and age!!!
oh and he really like's doog' but he has two cat's
hello STA?


you have a website called in which you take photos of exeter graffiti, why do you do that?

Ive been into Hip Hop since back in the day when Run DMC had Adidas and the Beastie's made me nick VW signs, I've been documenting graffiti since I was 10 years old when I went to Spain on holiday and saw my first pieces, they were amazing and I nagged my Dad to borrow him and his camera so we could take some shots. I've been taking photos ever since and when I moved to Exeter I noticed there was loads of graff around but the only Exeter Based website was about Stencils, there was a gap in the market!!, i wanted to learn web design so I just got a computer and started, the rest is history.

how long have you been painting graffiti?

If you dont count writing "Fresh, Beat Street and Wild style" in my mates garage as a kid I think it's about 4 years, I started the site before I started painting and that was about 2003

do you think exeter has a good scene for graffiti?

Exeter's got a lot of graff history, when I first came here there were "Teach DDS" pieces and "Kilo SIN" tracksides and bridges, when I first started the scene was good, we used to paint at the legendary Chrome Wall but that’s where things started to get messy, The NK and others pissed a lot of people off by dogging anything and everything and some people stopped painting because of that, In the last year or so it's not been so great but thanks to a few new arrivals the scenes kicking off again, there's never really been much "beef" here just stupid kids, who like to run their mouths but cant paint for shit. When the people that matter get together it’s usually just nice and chilled.

if you could be part of any graffiti scene where would it be?

Yeah Spain!!!, I’m Spanish in another life!!

what exeter writers do you think have a good style?

Haha, I better watch myself here. I wanna say Ican but he aint from round ere and don’t paint these parts much. Everyone has their own style, some good some not so good, Illegally, I think Plots is killing it!!! He can do a throw up in 5 mins that’s better than a piece that takes me hours!!, Tecka is “tha Wrecka” with a nice handstyle who hits all the spots, I luv seeing Gone take out a whole wall with his bubbalicious style but overall it’s gotta be Mr DUBZ, he knows how to rock a spot and can paint pretty much anything.

have you ever been arrested?

Only for that murder charge that you weren’t supposed to mention, but I’m innocent, I was in Tesco’s buying pop when it was supposed to have happened and I got witnesses.


Cos without witnesses you ain’t got no proof that it wasn’t you.

you write for a crew called the El3 what does that stand for and who is in it? What’s it stand for?

Equality, Liberty and………..3 cos it’s a magic number. Ha ha , fucked if I know mate, you need to ask Gone.The crew used to be just 2, Gone and Mesh the original funk soul bruvas, now though it’s my crew and it’s me, Sugz, Ican and when I let him Gone.

where do you see your self in five years? still painting?

Well I’m getting on a bit now so if I’m still alive you’ll either find me complaining about the weather and how I don’t like painting up ladders or I’ll have gone deep cover and be a graffiti assassin who paints and kills for money in south America.

any shout outs?

Gone and Mesh (where are you now???) who gave me encouragement and said don’t paint that, paint this!!!!!Mr Ican who keeps pushing me forward!!The Sugz monsta cos it’s always a pleasure never a choreAnd anyone and everyone else who has been there and done it, liked it and gone back for a little bit more.

thanks STA

Monday, 15 December 2008

i thought i was alone

check out photo site i thought i was alone!
they feature photos from iamlucky photographer matt martin

check it out!!!!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

i am lucky collective

computers go to france!!!

if you live in france...go see them play..or if you have a boat or a plane then go have fun!

Monday, 8 December 2008

santa's ghetto zine!!!! out now!!

get your copy now!!!
go to
or go to OTTO RETRO, fore street, Exeter!!!!

photos by matt martin
Nathan Blaker

iamlucky collective christmas zine!!!!!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Owen Richards takes good photos

check out owen richards tour zine of ted leo!
its great..great photos and a nice lay out
and it £3.00 from his web site! GO NOW

dana lauren goldstein

dana is a photographer from new york city!
she did the halloween style cover of vice recently! amazing!
cheak out here zine, its really pretty and has great photos in it!
photos of friends, partys, and living life to the full!
cheak out her blog!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

new interviews coming soon!!!



watch this space

i am lucky presents

go to this now!!!

her name is natasha law! she's an amazing drawing person.

she's just started her blog.

new stuff from her will be here and on her site...will bring a zine out of her work next year.


Saturday, 29 November 2008

chaps make you spazz

so izzy, your the lead singer in spazz riot band chaps, hows that workin out for you?

yeah really good!! I guess i've wanted to be in a band since I got into riot grrrl when I was 15, and have been involved in a lot of stuff at the cavern club since I was 17 - putting on ladyfest 2 years running with pippa, promoting shows as fake fight/djing/etc. so its crazy to actually be singing/screaming in a band now! I love it. It took a lot of guts for me to do it. I have a lot of pent up rage, so this is kind of like therapy!!!!

your releasing a 7 inch soon arn't you? when is that coming out?

in the new year will be on local kid records, a really cool bristol based label with releases by spider and the webs (tobi from bikini kills bands!!!), partyline, modern reveries, etc. Its run by my friends michal and rosie. They are 2 of the most productive d.i.y. people I know, and have been involved in so many amazing projects over the years- ladyfest bristol, spazoom, cafe kino...michal is a real inspiration to me. He is a wonderful person to know, and I speak for all of us when I say we were over the moon to be asked! Its going to be about 6ish songs and we can't wait!

and i heard on the vine of the grape that a tape will be with that

The tape is released on Club Milks label, who are based in London. Andrew from CM saw us play at a Queerunion benefit and asked us to do it. Again we're totally excited!!! its going to be an e.p and its coming out in feb. Its going to have a fake death theme.

so you've only been togther for a short while and youve been off touring around the country...whats the reaction from people outside of exeter?

Well, an interesting mix! for some reason people think we're gonna be some art noise band but we're really just a punk band, so we often confuse people. We go down a lot better at punk shows...we played in brighton a few months ago with our friends to a kind of 90% male, ATP artrock crowd- it was weird and uncomfortable, me and flo often feel out of place in those environments, and it isn't the male aspect, its the pretentiousness of that scene- when we were on tour with corey o's we played some d.i.y.shows our friends had booked that had a strong punk/queer/grrrl ethos and it felt AMAZING, we felt totally comfortable and unthreatened playing to those crowds...I guess it just depends though, its good to feel scared sometimes. and its not a male thing neccessarily, its just a bit fashion vs. punk and punk comes out tops every time, because its about life and politics and everything important, there are no preconceptions.

you make zines and run a zine selling site with your sister flo, howz that going?

I've been writing zines since I was 14, I love them, nothing could ever replace a paper zine. I personally Just finished making a tour zine and first issue of fake soul conspiracy, and am working on a chaps zine with flo andted at the moment too.
The distro is going good. Its called 'Dear Soeurs' and we have quite a few zines in it now - mostly punk stuff, a lot of queer/grrrl/feminist zines and some photozines. we carry our distro round in a little red suitcase to shows and stuff! were looking for new zines to add all the time so email me if you want us to distro you! we'd also like to distro other stuff, flos making some patches and stuff, so that will be cool.

if you could be part of any other scene where would it be?

I guess riot grrrl scene, olympia, washington 1993!! first time round!! or washington d.c. late 80s? Im pretty happy as I am now, exeter has a great punk scene, but its very male dominated!

i like your scissors tattoo!

thanks! its embroidery scissors. I saw a photo of my friend marthas scissors and liked them so much I got them tattooed on my arm! when she heard about it she sent me the scissors in the post!

if you could play with any band who would it be?

if they were still around now - bikini kill, bratmobile, frumpies, black flag, wipers, emilys sassy lime. Bands that are around now - I like playing with my friends the most - corey orbison who are amazing, our friends the computers, sad shields, vile vile creatures, any dan reeves projects, any of my friends bands really!! I also can't wait to play with drunk granny and husbands!

where will the chaps be in five years?

probs dead! ha ha I really don;t know but I think i'd like to be doing something else musically then! I don't think chaps will last forever!

thanks izzy

you can see chaps this sunday at the cavern club exeter!!!! fake fight night.

iamlucky collective

Friday, 28 November 2008

new vice out now! no photos issue

if you like drawing get the new issue of photos! all drawings!.
if you live in exeter you can pick up a copy from western clipper!

trash city kermit t shirt!!!!! £15.00

Some Sort of Threat

at depo x show...cheak this kid out!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

this monday

peggy sue

peggy sue just finished there uk tour. they played exeter in november it was fun...i do all there photos for them..which is great because i get to see em lots.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

ok pilot are so hot right now! ok pilot

ok pilot are a punk and roll hardcore outfit from the mean streets of exeter.
they have just got back from playing the fest 7 in gainsville!
i work ith chris (the bassist) so i decided to interview him!...cheak it.

IALC: hello chris

what was the crazyist thing to happen at fest appart from you wakeing up spooning tom?
> For me, playing in a warehouse, playing in front of a room full of people who are singing along, dancing and crowd surfing was pretty crazy. It's not crazy by rock 'n' roll standards, but for a UK band, so far from home it felt pretty crazy. >

did the yanks like you?
> I hope so, it felt like they 'got' us more than most people in the UK, but we were dumped at the epicentre of our chosen style, so it would've been a bit shit if people did'nt like us I guess. We got a humbling amount of positivity back from people so, I hope so.

> what the best thing to happen to ok pilot this year?
> Paying with Glass & Ashes which led to us meeting Mike who, at the root of it all, got us onto the Fest 7 line-up. It all grew from that.

> do you think exeter has a good scene?
> I think Exeter's got an amazing scene, I think people take it for granted, complacency sets in and the shows suffer. There are so many awesome shows every week, it's hard to keep up, I just hope it doesn't get too saturated.

> what scene any where in the world would you like to be> apart of?
> I think the US East coast has it sorted. From Bost and Washington down to Richmond Virginia and down to Florida, its got some amazing scenes and some incredible bands who all seem to be doing something fresh, or at least keeping a fire burning.

> are you going to make a record any time soon?
> We're recording again in January, but i think the songs are going to put out on other splits, but nothing's set in stone. They'll probably be put out as a demo as well, but we'll see, no plans for a proper record as yet though.

> oh are the girls fit in gainsville?
> yes, end of.

> what about the guys?
> there are hotties everywhere, for guys and girls theres something for everyone. I've only seen a specific cross section but if you're into people who are genuinely into bands then yehah!

> do you think its ok to go for a shit and have a mangina? > no comment

i think its fine.>

thanks chris.

next weeks interview ...... chaps!!

Monday, 24 November 2008

these youtz are in a collective

well come to the i amlucky collective blog.
here you can see what all its artists are up to...!
who we think is yay or nay.
and cheak out new things we are doing in are city of Exeter.
matt oi
oh this is are new zine cover...i love to ride my bike on sundays...its out now!