Sunday, 28 August 2011

sunday afternoon

I will never get to see Andy Warhol's new exhibition in Pitsburg. Showcasing a group of artist's who created a 72 pack of tarrot cards, which were based around The Velvet Underground's 1966 music video for run run run. For now i will keep searching for the 60minute film created by Warhol himself (if anyone know's where to find it i will be ever so greatful)


I will continue my lazy sunday afternoon listerning to Glassjaws 'The Colouring book' so sad i missed them at leeds festival this year.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Bombay bicycle club

They always amaze me. This band havn't ever written a bad song in my opinion, and this new song is keeping me company during my last week of resit.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

In time I swore I'd take the straight and narrow path but still won't


so Crosses released there ep this morning, and it has been on repeat allday long. Truly brilliant, here's a link to download:!/CrossesMusic?sk=app_190322544333196

Monday, 1 August 2011

Tarot Cards

I feel like im becoming a witch at the moment, obssessed by tarot cards

ex·is·ten·tial·ism noun

1.A philosophical theory or approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining their own development through acts of the will

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Machree/ Far/ Crosses

Discovered a couple of new bands recently and i want to share the lovely noise. First up is Machree, influence's appear to be very Thrice like. Album 'White out' was released 2009 its a pain to get a hold of online, but a few tracks from this album are on youtube. They are to release an ep this year 'Changer' give them a listern, i think there worth it!

Second up is Far, this band have been around awhile and have a few albums on the go, myself however have only just discovered this band, and i can say from the first few seconds of listerning the there latest album 'Tin cans with strings to you' i am amazed. Heavily influenced by Deftone's (one of my favourite bands) so it comes as no surprise they teamed up with front man Chino Moreno from Deftone's to form my third band discovery, Crosses.

Crosses have only released a teaser so far for this up and coming project, but my it's a brilliant teaser, i want to hear the rest right now!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


So i'm writing my dissertation this year on 'The realtion between music and art'
Ive been spending my evening's doing research research research, and ive found a pretty good site which holds alot of design's created for the band 'The Decemberists'. The compositions are so randomly put together, bright and intriguing, making you want to look closer to find out what these clustered design's are all about. Although the message, the poster's are trying to put across isn't all to clear, once you have figured out its a band advertisment you can get the sense of what type of music they may create, joyful upbeat? I think this is how designs should be for music, turning music language into visual art.

After meeting and seeing the maccabees for the first time a few years back at KOKO
London, i've been in love with this band ever since. I can listern to them over and over and today whilst listerning to them a thought occured, when will they release something new?

Monday, 25 July 2011

Andy hull

Andy Hull has started a blog of his own. He post's some random new's yet interesting along with some amazing side projects.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Thrice Major/Minor

Thrice are releasing another album 'Major/minor' they have got to tour england this year/next .... come on!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Susie Wright's designs for music cover's, ive been working on a few band design's latly myself and i feel the detail in these with the small amount of colour could really work on a cd cover. I think i may try some landsacpes next

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Edward Lears book of nonsense

Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised.

Gabriella Barouch has illustrated a book written by the author Edward Lear, it's beautiful drawn with delicate intricate detail, suiting the 'nonsense stories' perfectly. I cant stop looking at this book, i only hope one day i can produce something just as brilliant!


Bombay bicycle club are my absolute favourite band this past year. I have re discovered there brilliance thanks to a very special person who came in my life this last year. They have given me some great memories for this person, from falling asleep listerning to them, car driving music doing reverse turns up motorways, to dancing in a bar. Everytime i hear jack's voice it immediatly reminds me of those times and how happy those times were. Every song gives me butterflies in my stomach and i hope they never dissapear. There new song kind of sum's up this relationship with the band and the person dear in my heart and i cant stop listerning!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

John Cooper Clarke

The best punk poet of the punk era John Cooper Clarke. I particulary like Clarkes poems as the narrative to his poems are very genuine and harsh, in my opinion would make great structure for illustration.

The psycho in his rubber gloves
Came round with the boys
He said “if music be the food of love
What's this fucking noise”
A mauler clamped around my wrist
With knuckles white as lard
He hit the hi-fi with his fist
It fell apart in shards
They were drinking all my vodka down
Like low life vicious drunks
I wanna be a man about town
But not in little chunks
I ought to be more manly
And stand up for myself
But blood runs in my family
And I wouldn't have it anywhere else
Liquid cosh a chemical pain
Here comes the ground
It's thanks to the finest medical brains
I'm even around
The video went for a burton
The guys just fell about
When I said “please don't slam the curtains
And take the front door out”
What happened next is kind-of blurred
Confusion took control
All I heard was a dirty word
My eyes began to roll
The light went out one step beyond
There's nothing left to see
My name comes up I can't respond
Not even for a fee
There was no homicide
This much was ascertained
- oh no! I never died
But what of life remained

i miss you
I'm abit late is discovering Chairlift as there 'Does you inspire you' was realeased in 2008, never the less i have discovered it finaly and it is on my media player on repeat. Her voice is incredable well worth a listern

Eugene Andolsek

Eugene Andolsek created 50years of colourful artwork, which never saw the public eye.

recently descovered, his work resembles kaleidoscopes created on graph paper with a compass and ink. I particularly like these prints as there intricate and detailed which i think makes a pattern.


First very rough recording from my singing lesson a couple of weeks ago. I havn't had one in well over a year so its a little rusty

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


wake up, love
undress yourself from my skin
put on the sun and let our dreaming rest
come watch the world rise

wake up, love
and be unbalance on the edge with me
of our sagging, remembering bed
come slip on your shoes

wake up, love
and help me sort this tangle of belongings
our thoughts half in day, half still in night
come kiss me full of sustenance

wake up, love
and meet me at the opened door
before the scent of you leaves my hands and hair
come walk with me into this life

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

In the deer park

In the deer park by Susie Wright is deffernutly going to be a great influence in my work to come
it is a visual book full of image's by mix media, a future aspiration of my own!

Tim jones

“Our predilection is to augment our bodies with all means of social and historical increments. We are garbed in cultural definition, exposing self-regard and possession of projected lifestyle. Whilst naked we are still unable to escape the prescribed aesthetic. These appendages of culture have obscured the fundamental aspects of the human body. We have become estranged from our visceral self, unable to focus on our own vulnerability.”

a quote from tim jones about his solo exhibition SKINS
in it he tells us how we as humans have become hazed by the way are bodies are percieved and the aspects in which our bodies are to be used for.

i am relating this quote to my Cobain illustrations in the manor that kurt himself felt presured and rebelled against everything the music industry stood for and how playing music which he loved wasn't just about music anymore but the industry that surounded him and the life which he was forced to lead became distorted to the life that he knew.