The Portable Funk Machine

16 Mar 2008

So… walking down 6th St one SXSW night in Austin, I saw these 4 chaps wearing white overalls, and dog masks. One in particular had a contraption called ‘Little Brian’ on his shoulders and a bass around his neck.

They saw me trying to get a photo and come over to talk.

“This is the portable funk machine!” one of the chaps says pointing to the one carrying all the apparatus. “Do you want to hear the funk?!” he demanded of me.

I was, quite frankly, too scared to say no. So I was given a pair headphones and the fellow in the picture above played me some great funk bass while staring at me through the mask.

It was all very Mighty Boosh. The band, it turns out are Little Brian who (of course) have a MySpace page

Recent Posts

The Infinite Canvas

09 Feb 2018

Blade Runner 2049

14 Oct 2017

iPad Pro Pencil loop

11 Oct 2017

Troika #32: Tearjerker

04 Oct 2017

Troika #31: Dusk

06 Sep 2017

Icon Design Process talk at Reasons To 2017

06 Sep 2017

Instagram Hickstagram

  • 16 Mar 2018

    The Clientele with @corinpilling at the Scala last night were mesmerising! It also made me realise how great a guitarist Alasdair MacLean is!

  • 13 Mar 2018

    Hold me…

  • 13 Mar 2018

  • 11 Mar 2018

    Must. Push. Button.

  • 11 Mar 2018

    Dinner in the Oxford’s. Happy Mother’s Day @hicksleigh! (It was the best one of Dan - honest)

  • 11 Mar 2018

    She didn’t have a clue

  • 10 Mar 2018

    You paint a great mural, and some idiot adds their ugly tag to the little of space you left to balance the composition.

  • 09 Mar 2018

    Long stretch of Berlin Wall

  • 02 Mar 2018

    Evil snow face

  • 02 Mar 2018

    “The big squeeze” is the claim, but this bottle won’t squeeze any further. There’s a lot of marmite in there that’s only coming out with knife… #baddesignbulletin

Contact us

Call Jon on +44 (0)7917 391536, email or tweet @hicksdesign.

Alternatively, pop in for tea and cake at the studio…

Wenrisc House
Meadow Court
Witney, OX28 6ER
United Kingdom