Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Saturday, 14 November 2015
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Didn't really celebrate the millenium I think I just discovered the Spiderman cheat on Tony Hawkes pro skater 2 as clock struck 12 and I think I watched Hal Hartleys "Book of Life" after that-so the new century was very low key for me -89 was cooler -three more playlists about a more exciting time starting with Kurt and the Gang. I was a fan from moment I first heard "Love Buzz" on Peel -was into Mudhoney around then too so Nirvana were like the little brother band -also happening at the same time in Engand although seemed press were more interested in Joe Bloggs trousers lol but I thought they were the best thing going on these islands...I was getting into MC5 ,Stooges ,Stones ,Blue Cheer and Hendrix so these guys made alot of sense to me..
Rounding off this late 80's/early90's mix with some "Sonic Catherdrals of Sound" as some DJ( Steve Wright?) taking the mick out music journos at the time would phrase it - journos back then seemed kill off scenes when they saw fit and replace i with something else usually with something you didn't like -it's bollocks really good musics good music-end of story - one or a small group of persons opinion should never dictate what's happening ... and people shouldn't be fickle enough to believe them .
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Bonfire Night I don't really care about that it' - it's really about burning spanish catholics who were my ancestors muckers -and enjoying been a slave - not my bag - so it's a weird and macabre thing to celebrate -besides it used to drive my dogs crazy with the noise-they should make stealth fireworks Brian De Palma's "Blow Out" style -would be far prettier without all that un-warranted noise :)But without Guy and his terrorist plot there would be no V So tonight a few videos featuring V for Vendetta's creators I saw the movie (Saw it again at sisters a fewweeks ago least she knows who this V chappy is now and what he represents as well as many more people so the movie did do some positive things )but I read the comic years before -it's alright much like Watchmen was -but not great in the way the original books were but the comic will always be superior- like literature there are things which are impossible to film It would of made a good tv serial though if it was filmed around the time it was published (Play for Today style).Big Al.. I think the first stories I must of read of his were a few one off Ro Busters and a beautifully illustrated and coloured ABC Warriors story in a 2000ad Annual a Steve Dillon/John Higgins Collaboration- I do wish all comics were as good as that-following that there was D.R and Quinch (I dare them to make that into a movie lol Deadpools nothing on those guys)
then Watchmen came out which I bought alongside first issue of the re-coloured V for Vendetta, Hellblazer #1 and Marshal Law (Dad mustof won the pools that week or it was my birthday or something)wish I still had them .. never really heard of Warrior I guess it was a little before my time -I suspect it would of been advertised in Marvel UK comics at the time - but re-discovered it years later-a title way ahead of it's time I guess the only other comparrison I could make is Deadline -except Deadline wasn't episodic with it's stories. .. Nice interview with Dave :) Old fave of mine from Marvel UK NightRaven- a badass 1920's/30's vigilante -who would appear in Hulk Weekly and Captain Britain..usually just two pages- really deserves a collected Graphic Novel treatment..I'll have to have a butchers to see if such a thing exists
Monday, 2 November 2015
Haven't done these for a while(was over at sisters-) not sure i'll get much of a chance to do as many as usual as my Mums not well so much of my time wil be devoted looking after her -but least I got these out of my system -was looking at the Captains paintings the other day on youtube and felt inspired to do some more of these crazy pictures... Don's art makes absolute sense...