Saturday, December 22, 2007
It turned out we knew the chap who fixed it, as his kids have been in Ipswich bands Whisky Chaser and The Wankers! They requested some accompaniment while they were working, so Rikki braved the winter chill and blasted out some Ramones through the open door!
One problem though, the wee ska man that a mystery person sprayed on our wall now has no legs!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd
10.30am to 5.30pm (normal opening times)
10.30am to 3pm
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th
10.30am to 5pm
Then it's back to usual from Wednesday 2nd January.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The actual reason is far more mundane. It turns out some magazine somewhere ran an article about some Priests that are coming to the UK on tour and need places to stay. I don't know if it's a sign that Polish Priests are particularly hardcore party animals on tour like The Who or Guns and Roses, but nobody appears all that keen to put them up for the night as they trek around the country. So in a apparently desperate bid to find floors for these party animals to kip on they published the Know Your Product phone number and pointed anyone wanting to indulge in Clergical Hospitality to give us a call. Well it would have been nice if they had asked!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Have you missed us? Have you been sat on the crapper counting the tiles around the bath in leui of something entertaining to read?
Click here to buy Beat Motel Issue 7...
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Well, I'll let this poorly written and badly constructed blog die now, and you can have a look at the photo we just took by shoving a camera down the hole!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A mate of ours was checking out the Wiki over at www.punktastic.com and found this -
The picture associated with this post has nowt to do with it, I just thought it was cool!
Monday, May 21, 2007
After discovering a flood under our shop we also discovered that we have a basement! Apparently there is a trapdoor somewhere in the shop, so Rikki has been doing his best Tony Robinson/ Scooby Doo impression trying to find it!
A rather grim discovery was made when Rikki was forraging around the crapper giving it it's annual clean, a great big hole in the floor! So if you want to use our crapper now you really are taking your life in your hands!
Monday, May 07, 2007
Yesterday we packed up KYP and took it just down the road to the Annual Trade Union Workers day at Alexandra Park here in Ipswich. After much confusion trying to constuct the cheapest gazeebo money can buy and a rediculous amount of pitch shifting (no not the musical kind) we were ready to rock! We had a great view of the stage and were amused greatly by the occasional call of 'can we have our ball back' from the footy tournement happening behind us! Cheers to everyone that came and said hello, cheers to Mitch and Molly for be a bloody fantastic help, and most of all thanks to the weather gods who held the rain off until the exact moment we had to pack it all up!
Now all that remains is for me to practically rebuild the shop when we reopen on Tuesday! Rikki will be sunning himself somewhere down south, so you've all got to put up with my pretty face for a week!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Just one week after the last burglary we are GUTTED to report that we've been burgled again. This time they took the replacement computer that had only been in the shop for three days, even although it was bolted to the counter with a security device. They also took a fair bit of stock and needless to say caused plenty of damage. So appauled were the local BBC by this they interviewed me on air about it!
Rikki and I are both pretty fed up at the moment so I don't feel inspired to write a great long blog, so I'll leave you with a few images from our security cameras. The main camera was destroyed by the thieves.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sad but true, at midnight on Easter Sunday someone broke into Know Your Product. The cameras triggered but as we had turned off the lights in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint they just captured black images.
I'm working on them trying to see if I can gleam something. Here are the best ones, if you know your way round photoshop please see if you can do any better!
Needless to say, if you know anything please call the police on 01473 613500 or contact them using the other details on this page - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/Useful+Information/Contact+Us/default.htm
Our computer was stolen and all data was well backed up.
Incidently the flat above is available for a remarkably reasonable rent if you're interested!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
But jeez, what's next? A personal invitation from Bernard Manning addressed to Rikki the vegetarian to go and inspect the slaughter houses?
The weirdness continues, and I'll continue to tell you about it!
Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Yup, if you've seen this Guildford band down at the Steamboat in Ipswich then the chances are you've seen them in the buff, come to think of it you've probably seen that wherever in the country you've seen them!
Well we've finally got their album and EP in stock!
Click here to buy 'Exercise Your Demons'...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Laying by our back door screaming with agony she was stuck. So she called the police to come and rescue her! Annoyingly the police kicked in our gate to get to her! I bet they had some interesting questions when they got to her though!
We didn't say anything at the time as we weren't sure if we were allowed, but someone tried to break into Know Your Product! After the jacket boy incident we decided to get our security checked out, we were told that our shop is a veritable fortress, turns out it really is! A month or so ago we got a call from our lovely landlords saying there had been an attempted break in. Someone with a crow bar spent a good long time trying to lever open the back door, and more importantly failing to open the back door. The door is now a bit battered but is still absolutely rock bleedin' solid! They had a pop at the window too, but with Rikki's mad chippy skills it's now all back to looking lovely.
Theives everywhere take note, our shop is a fortress and even if you did get in what do you think you're going to nick? We leave no money in the shop (have a look through the window any night and you'll see the till is empty) and you'd have a hard time fencing anything we sell! Not to mention the security cameras, they'll take a lovely photo of your face once a second for the entire time you are in our shop!
Our long and fruitless search for manequins has come to an end. Someone very kindly brought us in these scary bastard things! They are not (as they may appear) blow up dolls, but lets just say I don't look forward to late nights alone in the shop with them! They look like baddies from Dr.Who!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
We've just got some copies of the album we named our shop after in stock, KNOW YOUR PRODUCT by The Saints. That's worth blogging about ain't it?
Now where's my coffee...
Monday, January 08, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Well Christmas is now all well and truely over and done with, our headaches have subsided and stomachs are nearly back to normal! We've just got tons of new smart stuff in stock, especially tons of belts. We've got studded belts, printed studded belts, chequer belts, piano key belts, and far too many skate belts. This is what happens when Andrew is left unattended in the shop and suppliers whisper sweet nothings in his ears, we end up with 100 belts! So if you want a skate belt we're flogging them off for just £3 each!