Thursday, 21 June 2012

Work in progress, Yaya the lost dog and a Bristol balloon...

Louise and I set out on a sunny afternoon, via the Bristol Cider Shop (on Christmas steps, we recommend it highly - the fella keeping shop was great - he let us try all the ciders, all from within 50 miles of Bristol. They know their suppliers - we ended up with some delicious medium dry cider made by Roger in Somerset...)




We took our cider to Leigh Woods, climbed an old scots pine and enjoyed the sun... Lou filmed some songs I'm working on...





In the next tree, not a tea tree but known to me as the tea tree from tea drinking there with Neil long ago, we somehow managed to distract a dog from it's owner and ended up spending an hour with Yaya, a hyperactive black labrador who we eventually managed to calm enough  to make sit and read the owner's phone number and the name on it's collar... So Yaya lends his name to this previously untitled instrumental I'm working on... 





On our way out of the woods, me had a conversation with the people flying this balloon...


"Alright up there"

"Yeah!"

"Nice day for it!"

etc...

Only in Bristol... 




Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Not a dead bird, the 'Sexual Ben' version and the rest of our household...

My friend and housemate 'Sexual Ben' has covered my song 'Not a dead bird'...
I really love it and you can listen here:



He has a myspace where you can find more of his music:
http://www.myspace.com/benjibebop/

He's also half of Marathon Tuxedo with another friend and housemate Leon Welchman:
http://marathontuxedo.bandcamp.com/

and seeing as I'm talking about housemates now, here is a great Leon version of Satie's Gnossienne no.1:



Leon is also the lead guitarist in the band 'Von Bartha' : http://vonbartha.bandcamp.com/

and here is the final member of our household, artist Louise Phillips, singing 'Love me or leave me':



It's a happy house :-)

Friday, 1 June 2012

DIY is all you need preview, opening tonight!

DIY is all you need at utrophia on 120-122 deptford high street starts tonight!

Artwork from Francois of Francois and the atlas mountains, Rachael dadd, Louise kelly phillips, alessi's ark, Kate stables of this is the kit, ben meschko, Carrie Hitchcock, Rozi plain (who has also made a swing boat!), Anika mottershaw, Jonathan Farr and myself. It's looking beautiful...
Tonight utrophia opens at 7, there's live music for the opening and Stephen will be selling smoothies outside on his custom built tricycle.
Don't miss it, the exhibition runs til the 14th of June...

Here are some preview photos...