Not a lot to say here except this is pretty much the only shot I like from 6 rolls shot… and it doesnt even look like my work.
But i guess pretty girl and cute kid is hard to fuck up.
Whole coach trip to brighton (with many stops along the way) was a blast though
WOW! Thats SOOOO Cool
HOW DID U GET THEM TO STAY STILL
A nickelodeon is a self-playing piano, containing a pneumatic or electro-mechanical mechanism that operates the piano action via pre-programmed music recorded on perforated paper, or in rare instances, metallic rolls.
THanks Mick. You are absolutely right
Dont get me wrong, I think these are neat. That whole retro polaroid
thing taps into something visual. But they take no skill to
make(In fact most of these I took with my eyes shut to prove the point).
The craft is almost gone. A bunch of hipsters in California pre programmed your taste for you to follow like puppies after a bog roll. Everything is done in post(honorable exceptions always exist of course but those are mainly using the social connection aspect of the thing rather than the image manipulation)
I started a feed a couple of years back for some bitter twisted reason but grew bored of it.
Story of my life.
Since the second of July 2012 to be exact. proof if ever any were needed that this whole diary/writing/blog thing is more suited to those who can be arsed to keep it up, and certainly not something I am ever going to get any prizes for. in fact the only reason that i am here now chop-sticking this is that i found the password for it finally while piddling around bored. So dont get your hopes up of a rennaisance any time soon…or even proper spellchecking. The same thing happened with instagram, although to be fair I dislike instagram far more than doing this. Which is odd seeing as I am supposedly a visual person.
And in all that long long break I did pretty much bugger all. A few minor heart surgeries, a bit of tinkering with my motorbike and finally a small exhibition of some of The Speakers Corner work.
It was pretty low key but nice to finally get some of it on some walls for a while. Of course I now hate most of the work ,,,but that’s pretty much always the case.
.Also, of course I have completely forgotten how to do layout in wordpress and now have about fifteen windows which bodes not well for the longevity of this current phase of the blog.
If Things go well I have some stuff to put up and talk about. If not its see ya in 2016.
STAY TUNED..or not.
I am always looking for great pictures to hang on my walls. Sometimes I buy them from the photographer, sometimes they are given to me as gifts and very occasionally I will buy from a gallery or show. But also I trawl through the boxes at flea markets. All these pictures came to me that way. The latest are these publicity shots of a very young looking Clash. Spotted them in amongst the usual 50’s playboys and family album snapshots and bought them up real quick. A quick bit of research has not yet revealed the photographer, but given the access and the quality of the shots its a narrow list. They are original RC prints and judging by Mick’s hair they date from around 1980 (guess). I have also been lucky to find Pennie Smith and Jill Furmanowsky original FB prints. Just goes to show that if you keep digging, stuff turns up.
IF ANYONE DOES KNOW WHO THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THESE IS PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW.
Okay, so I’m pretty sure that these are from a gig at the Glasgow Apollo in 1980. There is a paper poster all over ebay and Amazon that has them in the same clothes.The Clash Glasgow Apollo 1980 PAPER POSTER measures 33 x 23 inches approx (84 x 59.4cm): Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home. Now I just need to find out who the photographer doing the shots was.
Maybe I’ll just ask Mick next time I bump into him.
No,fuck it…. Daryl IS Planet Zutron. And a big fat Hallelujah to that.
Planet Zutron, an oasis from mediocre mainstream blah.
The home of ‘Alien Jazz party’
……and Tennis Player. Seriously.
Just because it is so utterly Dadaist and beautiful
Further Interplanetary Travel.
You would never think it if you saw us together most of the time but Tony and I are good friends. No, really, we are. We just tend to disagree on things. Lots of things.
Tony also seems to have this idea that I think I know it all….Which of course is nonsense…because I know that I know it all.
We first met around 2001’ish at a small spoken word club on All Saints Road in ladbroke Grove run by a mutual friend ‘Dr Stuart’ a poet, actor,dancer and physical comedian. (you might have seen him as one of Ruby Rhodds assistants in the fifth element)
…or maybe not, who knows?
Anyway I digress. So Tony turns up at the club, where I am doing some really average spoken word routines and playing backing guitar for another friend, and he’s writing a book about performance and he’s here to do a bit of research.
I ended up doing one of his workshops, which helped me to decide that the stage was not for me, and then photographing many of his performance nights.
He still does these comedy workshops
and once upon a time he was treading the boards himself.
In fact he is credited as one of the creators of ‘Alternative Comedy’…apparently.
Oh yeah and he has an alter ego clown. Tofu. And a little gang of anarchist clowns who roam around causing gentle mayhem.
Did I say he is also a playright?
And a regular presence at Speakers corner?
and an actor?
And a vegetarian?
And a Grafitti artist (with Heathcote Williams)
And the reincarnation of St francis of assissi?
…..OK, I made that last one up.
HEATHCOTE WILLIAMS. I WILL NOT PAY TAXES UNTIL….
But in a glittering anti-career that has seen him scale the lofty heights of …a step ladder at Hyde park corner, and the lows of literally playing in a toilet on shepherds bush green, Tony has always ……shown up.
Unless of course it was raining …..or too early in the morning …..or a bit cold out.
Bloody Anarchists and their rules about not having rules.
Oh, and if you are at one of his performance nights, whatever you do DONT EAT ANY CRISPS! Trust me on this one.