Tuesday, 29 April 2014

the last post

and that i guess will have to be that and this, more or less, the last blog post. nearly made it to seven years but not quite.

final scores on the doors were (in ascending order) claribel alegria, bertolt brecht, elma mitchell, william maxwell (hurrah!), carol ann duffy, pauline stainer and finally, the dark lord of them all, margaret atwood.

what's mediated the decision? too little time, too little motivation maybe? browsing back i have to say i'll miss the blog. of course i'll be about on the behemoth that is facebook but it's not the same. not as good, not as pleasant but kind of more useful. certainly i don't have the enthusiasm i once did. which isn't to say i'll never post on here again just that, if i do, it'll be a lot less frequent. i will however continue to respond to comments.

in the meantime thanks to everyone who's read, posted, followed or interacted with the blog in whatever fashion. it was a good run and there's plenty to look back over.

take care and switch off the lights on your way out.....


Friday, 4 April 2014

classic book covers

remastered....


there seems to be a lot of book covering remixing going on at the moment but these xmen ones are particularly well realised even if you don't know much about the comic

Thursday, 3 April 2014

mikael aldo


this guy is only started taking photographs when he was fourteen! outstanding!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

light fitting



changing the bulb might be finicky but i want me want of these!

Monday, 31 March 2014

george mackay brown


not every day you expect to come across a new story by george mackay brown but there's one here

Thursday, 27 March 2014

chris akrigg



chris krigg shows how it should be done when the prancing pony mountain bike boys give up their suspension and their dropper posts, their addiction to wide bars and wrong sized wheels and do cycling as it should be done. *

*in fairness to the fragile egos of certain of the baggy shorted mob it should be pointed out that i'm a rotund fellow of a certain age who conforms to many a mountain bike stereotype (except i don't own an audi, work in i.t., don't need to stop every five minutes and have never, ever had a conversation about tyre suitability). also i should point out that every time chris akrigg is jumping a log or whatever i;d would be variously over the bars, headbutting a tree or otherwise floundering about on my backside.

cyclocross is the business tho.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

trance anthems

one for the (not so) old schoolers

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

aphex twin

one of the more unusual and better aphex covers


Monday, 24 March 2014

john cale

proper brilliance

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

arab strap

i can't just have one version of that. here's some music from home

bing ji ling

what, no posts for a while? ah but that's a story. anyway i'm getting into listening to cover versions this last few days so it's going to be a bit of a musical week. starting here...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

akihito takuma


big black streaky canvases. now ay i'm not going to like that. see more of akihito takuma's work here