with stones on their feet

Keeping me chipper.
Cough from hell!

lester bangs

"William Miller: So Russell... what do you love about music?

Russell Hammond: To begin with, everything.

For three consecutive days, i've drawn out watching one of my all-time favourite films - Almost Famous.
It's one of the best things to watch a movie that is not only magic but is clearly made by someone who loves music. I don't see the point of a film without a good soundtrack, it's the backbone of the story and it makes me envious every time a piece of music kicks in to compliment a monumental/subtle/inconsequential moment in the story. 'Cause really, who wouldn't want a soundtrack to their life.
Elizabethtown is another example of Cameron Crowe's musical infatuation, a lesser film but one that won me over with its soundtrack and road maps.
If you're a music lover and you haven't watched either, shame on you.

This is a list of all the music used in Almost Famous, not a bad song in there:

Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
Black Sabbath - "Sweet Leaf"
Blodwyn Pig - "Dear Jill"
Brenton Wood - "The Oogum Boogum Song"
Cat Stevens - "The Wind"
Clarence Carter - "Slip Away"
David Bowie - "I'm Waiting for the Man" (Live)
Deep Purple - "Burn"
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - "The Cover of Rolling Stone"
Elton John - "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"
Elton John - "Tiny Dancer"
Eric Carmen - "Go All the Way"
Fleetwood Mac - "Future Games"
Free - "Wishing Well"
James Pankow - "Colour My World"
Jerry Allison, Norman Petty & Buddy Holly - "Peggy Sue"
Jethro Tull - "Teacher"
Jimi Hendrix - "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
John Keen - "Something in the Air"
Joni Mitchell - "River"
Led Zeppelin - "Bron-Y-Aur"
Led Zeppelin - "Misty Mountain Hop"
Led Zeppelin - "Tangerine"
Led Zeppelin - "That's the Way"
Led Zeppelin - "The Rain Song"
Little Feat - "Easy to Slip"
Lou Reed - "I'm Waiting for the Man"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Simple Man"
MC5 - "Looking at You"
Nancy Wilson - "Lucky Trumble"
Neil Young - "Cortez the Killer"
Neil Young - "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere"
Pete Droge - "Small Time Blues"
Peter Frampton, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Gordon Kennedy - "Hour of Need"
Peter Frampton, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Gordon Kennedy - "You Had to Be There"
Rod Stewart - "Every Picture Tells a Story"
Russell Hammond & Jeffrey Bebe - "Love Thing"
Simon and Garfunkel - "America"
Steely Dan - "Reeling in the Years"
Stevie Wonder - "My Cherie Amour"
Stillwater - "Chance Upon You"
Stillwater - "Fever Dog"
Stillwater - "Love Comes and Goes"
The Allman Brothers Band - "One Way Out" (Live)
The Beach Boys - "Feel Flows"
The Chipmunks - "The Chipmunk Song"
The Guess Who - "Albert Flasher"
The Seeds - "Mr. Farmer"
The Stooges - "Search and Destroy"
The Who - "Sparks"
Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"
Todd Rundgren - "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
Yes - "I've Seen All Good People: Your Move"
Yes - "Roundabout"

I love soundtracks =]

I will at some point post some new work, the pre-christmas mayhem has put me off my game a bit. Urk.

helen stellar - io(this time around)

anna zabba

"Well Frank settled down in the Valley and hung his wild years on a nail that he drove through his wife's forehead he sold used office furniture out there on San Fernando Road and assumed a $30,000 loan at 15 1/4 % and put down payment on a little two bedroom place his wife was a spent piece of used jet trash made good bloody marys kept her mouth shut most of the time had a little Chihuahua named Carlos that had some kind of skin disease and was totally blind. They had a thoroughly modern kitchen self-cleaning oven (the whole bit) Frank drove a little sedan they were so happy.

One night Frank was on his way home from work, stopped at the liquor store, picked up a couple Mickey's Big Mouths drank 'em in the car on his way to the Shell station, he got a gallon of gas in a can, drove home, doused everything in the house, torched it, parked across the street, laughing, watching it burn, all Halloween orange and chimney red then Frank put on a top forty station got on the Hollywood Freeway headed north.

Never could stand that dog"

-'Frank's Wild Years'

2009 listenings

VV Brown
Florence and the Machine
Passion Pit
The Temper Trap
White Lies

Unfortunately, the BBC's Sound of 2009: The Longlist didn't tell me anything i didn't know already but i got myself a nifty wee list to remind myself when i inevitably forget to buy them all!
My memory banks are senile geriatrics.

candi staton - you got the love


I've watched this a ridiculous number of times and i never tire of it.
Boh is incredible.

watching - superbad

for emma, forever ago

Written in a sleepy haze.
I miss writing in quaint fonts and inexplicably slanted lines

2007, thank you for Justin Vernon, he made two thousand and eight sound more wondrous than i could have hoped for.

russian red

A delusional boy and his sex doll.
I couldn't possibly love it more.
Ryan Gosling can do no wrong.

I think perhaps this essay has demolished my brain. Urk.

syntax - pride

lover's spit

I wasn't in the right mood when i first heard Broken Social Scene and dismissed them for a year at the least.
I'm so stupid sometimes



Six of the drawings for EDADID.
Two still to photograph. One to draw. Hopefully i'll catch up with the posting!

1. a copy of a Seurat i did for my Paw
2. a christmas card for my Mum to be multiplied and send out. I couldn't draw holly. Ridiculous
3. a bastardized version of a Rinko Kawauchi photograph
4. a bastardized version of Oliver H's photograph, 'Postmodernity'
5. a bastardized version of Bas Jan Ader's face during his short film 'I'm Too Sad To Tell You'
6. another silverpoint of one of Bas Jan Ader's many expressions during 'I'm Too Sad To Tell You' - I've fallen a bit in love with it

It was my assessment hand-in day today, well, technically yesterday. Colour me frantic. Feedback is thursday with a tutor i don't know. That'll be nice. A new face, a new opinion. Hopefully not a bad one!
Ucht, i miss being quietly insecure, these days i stomp about in a panic-driven frenzy. Oh, what a joy i'll be in 4th year =]

seal - crazy


The forecast predicts no snow this week coming.

"...one night after supper, Dub turned up a snowshoe rabbit, blundered it, and missed. In a second the whole team was in full cry. A hundred yards away was a camp of the Northwest Police, with fifty dogs, huskies all, who joined the chase. The rabbit sped down the river, turned off into a small creek, up the frozen bed of which it held steadily. It ran lightly on the surface of the snow, while the dogs plowed through by main strength. Buck led the pack, sixty strong, around bend after bend, but he could not gain. He lay down low to the race, whining eagerly, his splendid body flashing forward leap by leap, in the wan white moonlight. And leap by leap, like some pale frost wraith, the snowshoe rabbit flashed on ahead."

- 'Call of the Wild'
Jack London


I am now the proud possessor of my very first DeviantArt Daily Deviation =]
I've been after one of these since 2005!
The work in question is 'Four'
Giddy, just doesn't quite cover it. Especially with the impressive artistic meltdown i've been having since September =]
It's going to take years to reply to all these messages!
Lovely =]

Bad blogging of late, assessments and essays took precedence, they still are in fact. Grumble. I have however been partaking in a little project thought up by Jen Collins - if you were at the degree show you will remember her amazing little tea monsters - called Every Day A Drawing Day In December which i found through Miss Sanna Dyker, who is lovely enough to follow my little blog and let me follow hers. I suggest everybody have a gander at their blogs as they're full of fantastical things.
I hope to get the six drawings i've done on here later this evening, right now, however, i need to drink copious amounts of tea and watch Stranger Than Fiction in the dark.

Going into uni on a Saturday has confused my brain.

Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós - Colours