Saturday, May 31, 2008

Parisian hotel room 1984

This weekend's theme is a lonely room. I found a bundle of old photographs recently that I'd taken when I was travelling and still in my teens. This was one of them.

It wasn't all loneliness, although travelling on my own with little money wasn't all roses either. It was memorable, and a life experience, and looking back at the photographs reminds me just how blessed I was to have the sense to grab life and see some before I got too old.

Five songs on the lesser theme for now:

Thursday, May 29, 2008

I saw the Smiths

Playing live at a 'Save the GLC' festival at County Hall (now the Satchi Galery) on the South Bank in London. This picture was probably taken around 1984 and is a bit of personal folklore.

I always thought I had seen the Smiths play live but I couldn't actually remember it. Then the kids came across a box of my old photos at their grandmother's the other day, and this was one of the pictures. Still can't recall the gig tho'. Must have been a good one.

My friend Craig was with me on the day and remembers it more clearly. The concert was in the car park behind City Hall. The Redskins also played and were attacked by far-right skinheads. Craig also says it was also the night Mark Hateley played for England against Brazil and scored. He was a Portsmouth player at the time.

Two reminders:

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Book table

Book table
Originally uploaded by Southcoasting

Artists' Book Fair and exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery today. I'd forgotten it was on, but walked past and so popped in. It was a bit overwhelming - there used to be a time when I'd be really into these sorts of things, but now it just makes me want to lie down. Mind you, the great Mark Pawson was there, and that alone made it worthwhile.