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making music videos with an iPhone

i’ve just shot a music video on my bloody iPhone, so i figured i might try and write something around all of that….. so here goes, dollies. in olden days when i was young enough to get signed to record … Continue reading

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allen jones and clockwork orange

that photograph above is mary in the mens toilets at the royal academy of arts. the lighting in this wonderfully well considered interior is so dramatic,it felt wrong not to take a picture of her in there for sharing with … Continue reading

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baby’s broken neon crown.

there’s a certain melancholy about neon…something beyond it’s own surface joy. it could be her history of broken promises,or her flock of deluded dreamers searching for a better life on the rain soaked pink blue pavement. i see death there … Continue reading

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artists … scrambled or fried?

who needs artists? .. i think it was bruce springsteen who once said it’s the taxi drivers and the folk working long shifts in a hot kitchens who are the real heroes of this world…and he’s right…without food transport or hospitals, … Continue reading

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hebden bridge…it’s not grim up north

  i’d only vaguely heard of hebden bridge cause edwyn collins played a show up there in the trades [union] club..that’s all i knew,but as we turned off the motorway in west yorkshire,it soon became apparent we were entering a … Continue reading

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rude art exhibitions

sometimes i think the best way for enjoying a gallery is to just slow right down,hang out,and not try too hard in understanding what’s going on. it’s fun watching other visitors reactions, and the aloof bored employees,opening or closing doors … Continue reading

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bars of chocolate and gramophone records

it’s a staggering oversight how cadburys have ignored the ritual of undressing a chocolate bar with their new awful plastic sealed wrappers. in a perfect world i would buy a cold crisp bar in the winter from one of those … Continue reading

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bob dylan in an art gallery

y’know that story of someone shouting judas at dylan in the royal albert hall for playing an electric guitar instead of his old acoustic one? well apparently it’s a myth…what really happened was some chap with a lisp on the balcony … Continue reading

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robert rubbish

there’s a fledging star in london doing great pictures playfully known as ‘robert rubbish’,or more correctly as robert greene. he’s got natural style…stands out in a crowd,yet in conversation is extremely understated about his work. someone like that’s just too busy … Continue reading

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michael clark and his cosmic dancers

in the 1970’s a load of us of around fifteen/sixteen left school and home early with no cultural building blocks in place…except maybe for one….pop music. pop music was like this crack in the grey cement where maybe a dandelion … Continue reading

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