Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Complete Matter of Principle

Not much of it around.

Thanks Robin!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Happy Barrage

Probably the most powerful amazing documentary I've ever seen.
Adam Curtis is a genius.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Steinbeck is alive and well

Driving through what you're reading - none more authentic.

Respectfully Henry Miller

Big Sur, CA.

"Check your neuroses and psychoses at the gate"

Friday, 14 October 2011

euROPE climb

Took off-roads got hawks, toadstools and bird towers. Hill slants and sideways climbs. Closer view. Foothills. fields that shape and breathe.
The straight line. The toll troll. Formal fuel trades, tired. The motorway is a blind swipe on the beg-eye.

Take me longer.
And never easy.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Where no needles can damage or nurse

I keep listening on this French motorway. Crying without tears. They got stole away by the close trees and the wide corn, they wipe my eyes as I keep moving. I feel old and I feel young. Seeking slanted comfort in a song about escape, about death.

"Through ages man's desires
To free his mind, to release his very soul
Has proved to all that live
That death itself is freedom for evermore."

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Now on then

The floor keeps moving.
The present is a fast past out the window.
Snap it. Shoot it.
Hold close and let go.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Friday, 12 August 2011

A Hero

A Shaman in residence.

Cosmological breather.
Living Artist.
Talk, talk, talker.
Debt riddler.
Donator of the largest known paper airplane collection in the world to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
Ukranian Easter Eggs Collector.

Died while singing in Paola Igliori's arms, Room 328, Chelsea Hotel, NYC.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Mama's Boy

Edward Woodward with a pre-Beastie Boys Ad Rock with Carry On's Jim Dale...
what more could you want?

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Chickity China the Chinese chicken

Dog Dread

Dog had tail with a real dread on it. He lives on a boat. Blame the parent.

Stoke Newington Street Cleaners

Sunday, 26 June 2011


forward to going to Detroit again.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Monday, 20 June 2011


is the nearest shop to my mums house.

Monday, 13 June 2011


Day 1

Day 2

The "& more" being porn and car stereos then.

But how? And how big?

Kelly, Dom, Anna : Alive

What more?

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Monday, 30 May 2011


and down.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Last weekend I touched the centre of the universe

I did. Touched it and looked up and this was above the centre of the universe:

The centre of the universe itself was a small funnel quite low to the ground with what looked like an ashtray attached to it.
No commercial tour guides here, just an assurance that this, little funnel thing is the centre of the universe. So what do you do faced with the centre of the universe? Well you uniformly reach out and touch it with your hand. Like everyone else does. And the centre of the universe felt cold. And I looked up and this was above and the angelic chorus of strings kicked in, except they didn't but they should have done.
This place is incredible.
This Jerusalem.

Both Jerusalems.
Old (walled city, up there, top-middle) and New (spreading and sprawling over holy mountains).

Mostly I'm blown away by the stories and the fantasies that have sprung from this one tiny city and have shaped, formed and defined the shape of this world we all freak out in. All the havoc wreaked. Death. Creation. Magic. Wonder. Beauty. Savagery. Kindness.
These faiths that consume and won't be shaken.
All from this little city.
From a little piece of holy rock in this little city.
And now here the hustling religions they are metres from each other. One of the most holiest (third after Medina & Mecca?) Muslim mosques (with real gold leaf dome courtesy of the King of Jordan) just seconds away from the Jewish worshipped Western (Wailing) Wall. The Muslim tannoy call to prayer soundtracks the Jewish faithful placing there messages in the Western Wall, praying, getting as close as they can to their piece of the rock. Their holy site, the second temple.
And just around the corner the Christians and their Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which pretty much houses everything to do with the crucifiction of Jesus. Some seriously heavyweight Christian stuff in here.You can climb the hill and touch the actual rock that Jesus' crucifix was mounted upon.
There's a lot of touching of things here.
There's a lot of people losing their shit. Completely consumed. But there is something mesmerising and beautiful about it. This city means so much to people, a ridiculously intense significance and pull that still holds out after thousands of years. People have killed and have been killed just to be here. People have died trying to get here. And now it's a melting pot; Christian quarter, Jewish Quarter, Muslim Quarter and the (much more private and downtempo) Armenian Quarter. This beautifully rich co-existence. No tourism. Not really. You can walk Jesus' last walk, whether you believe in his existence or not you can't deny the feeling of absolute history and the fascination of the story. You can feel it in the ancient limestone you're walking on. You see how the brutal crusaders have influenced architecture and design and how the many differences between the orthodox and the Roman and the Muslim styles have influenced the modern world. Among all the wars and conquering small acts of respect and kindness that have changed futures and maintained difference.
This little city.
At times it's hard to get the Life of Brian out of my head. There's monks in full robes walking around. Jesus guys that actually look like Jesus in bare feet walking about. Heavy metal looking dudes in robes with long hair and beards and beads. Japanese Christian pilgrims singing together at every station of the cross. You can borrow giant crucifixes and carry the burden around town if you want.

But it's so cool.
So many different kinds of people.
Makes Dalston look about as culturally diverse as Henley-on-Thames.

Wall and dome.

Churches and mosques and churches and mosques.

The Mall.

Jeez roof.

Your new band name.

Indiana Jones.

Just an arch from a hundred and something AD. No big deal.

Kiss for magic.

Hip priest.

Mount of Olives.
A mountain of rock cut tombs and secret tunnels and passages.

A mourner.

And to end.
Sunset on Jaffa.
A fisherman's restaurant.
A blanket.
And no guns.
And harmony hopes.