Wednesday, 20 September 2017

HypTV26

Final playlist before I turn half 90 -assholes will tell you that's getting on  but that's bollox still feel like a 18 year old just a bit more Stipe headed (which aint a bad thing as he's kinda smart) hopefully I won't get too drunk on Saturday .. I'm looking forward to some magic oxo -a luxury for me -does help from time to time too much booze for me is poison but a good smoke does  make me see clearer rather than the opposite -a tribute to Grant, Harry and Jake amongst this playlist -I may have to get a new youtube account as  flashplayer seems to want to put wrong videos in  the many various playlists I've made over the years .. the real beast is the Fallout 4 playlist I'll post that soon -still a fair bit away from end though -although it keeps growing with all these mods that keep cropping up -creation club should really focus on creating new quests and locations if you ask me seems to be getting alot of negative feedback -but looking forward to the Tunnel Snakes content if rumours are to be believed
but on with the show ..
. thankfully I could go back to the old skool player the new one kept on creating a new playlist with the same name -it was driving me nuts and impossible to embed thankfully it's sorted now.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

"Sweet Christmas!"

Really Good ticked alot of boxes -Diamondback and Cottonmouth were cool too, Shades Iago ,style a perfectly good hoodie getting ruined  he gets a better one from Meth later,I always knew QT was into this comic- He could still do Master of Kung Fu that would be a must see -I can dream lol I get where he's coming from but these Marvel stories aren't set in the 70's although they would work in that context too -Luke's gone from Funk to Hip Hop .. his characters evolved over the years but soundtrack is fantastic -evokes that era as well as the flashback scenes-good to hear this again shit if this don't play... been getting that alot with the new youtube may end playlists altogether (not a fan -even more difficult to make playlists now ) Who's this Luke cat anyhow.?.. A few interviews with stars from show- starting with Mike hope his hair don't grow back lol(I had to put up with that drag since I hit 30) -but he looked very scruffy in prison -this is a much smoother look -more like the modern civil war era Cage than the original 70's look but I don't mind Mike plays Luke  with a humbleness and grace not a gun toting idiot-he  knows how strong he is . Interview with Misty Knight actress Simone Missick (who I can't wait to see in season 2)and Cottonmouth old skool gangster with a talent to tickle the ivories had to feature Diamondback  the final clash is kind of like The Quiet Man in Harlem -more please... Where next for Luke -well he finally met Iron Fist in The Defenders -it's the best partnership since Starsky and Hutch -seems natural they work together Gonna be thee Nazz I'll leave the last word to Johnny Blaze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p0BhaTSxSg

Monday, 4 September 2017

Devil Days

First Daredevil I read -early Frank Miller must of been 7 or 8 -found it kinda scary -always a good sign as far as comics go- I'm Totally hooked on Daredevil tv show -they've got it right-Matt, Foggy ,Karen ,The Kingpin , Elektra , The Punisher , Stick -totally how it should be in film form -far superior to movie that was made in the last decade -captures that vibe I got when I read these stories as a kid (much more menacing than any other superhero title back in the early 80's it's also great they went back to "The ,Man Without Fear" graphic novel from early 90's for first season and parts of season 2-which is like Daredevils year one - -only thing is where the hell is Bullseye ? DD's arch nemesis apart from The Kingpin -the dude in bowling alley episode would of made a great Lester -perhaps we'll see Bullseye in season 3 (it's gotta happen-and he's gotta have his iconic outfit not an Irish mush with a circle drawn on his head like the movie -shows been kinda of faithful in some respects hopefully old Bully will appear.)would be nice to see DD'S yellow costume too-I'm  sure his tailor can come up with a spare in case red one gets damaged -I'm  still having probs with playlists -not sure if this will go directly to parts 2 & 3 afterwards maybe a good thing if you don't want spoilers for season 3 as after John Romita JR 's interview it may contain the plot for future episodes. Charlies done a great job on show -didn't realize until today that he's a Brit -he shouldn't complain about his age -I'd say Matt in my estimation would be in his 30's I was reading comic before he was even born lol-gawd sometimes I feel ancient then realize hell of alot of people waayy older than me-so it's ok lol
This dude totally nailed the Kingpin -Wilson Fisk in some ways you have sympathy for him especially when he's a little kid what he goes through with his bastard of a father -but of course he's the bad guy -but he's bloody good at it ... the kid that bullied by the Drill Sergeant in Full Metal Jacket -perfect sense the casting here Foggy & the lovely Karen Daredevil wouldn't be complete without Elektra -Elodie 's great too - hope she's in season 3 didn't take long to resurrect her in The Defenders Love this guys take on The Punisher -I'm reminded of DeNiro's take on Jake Le Motta - more on the side of DD's take on justice -gonna have his own show you actually care about Frank even though he's all rage. Really smart move coming up with The Defenders -got me to check out the original shows -Power Man after my Daredevil binge I may even re-watch all of Jessica Jones again also a cool show.Gonna see if this gives away any clues to what Marvel & Netflix have up there sleeves for the future....

Friday, 1 September 2017

Texas Fuzz

The big country.. Texas City aka Mega City 3(art by Mike McMahon ) wanted to tip my hat to Texans as they've had a crappy week -Jim from Florida kicks off it's good intro kinda makes sense -but the Texas sounds rules after-got into garage I guess around the same time Mudhoney & Nirvana were doing there thing in Seattle so to learn about these flourishing scenes 20 or years prior was great too. Seems like YouTube have changed everything lately -can't embed playlist just individual songs which is a very draggy thing especially as my blogs kind of rely on them so all I can do right now is link it
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRmBCG0ClqwAz17mgbK3zj9_zh1upsTUq

even managed to squeeze in some JR Ewing -thee Hagman always a cool hat and a drink in hand  lol



Saturday, 26 August 2017

HypTV25

Very strange week-be glad to see back of it-rounded it off watching Trainspotting 2 or T2 as they seem to call it-so a wee bit of that amongst the mix -a decent follow up

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Colourquake -Post 12

1."Solve"
 2."Invalid"
3."Washout"

Haven't done any of these abstracty things  in a while-wanted to see if I could reduce this feeling of numbness and shock  -not sure I succeeded -awful feeling grief - you'd think by now I would be used to it -but each person lost is a  world of there own -there own individual story -it's still very raw how I feel about my mate Chris -last time I saw him he was sober for a change -helped some people move some furniture -looked good too -clean shaven-he was usually bearded  - I saw him a few weeks before then -I was heading to the polling station as it was election day- been a mate we shared some weed -said he'd get some more later -he was always good like that-generous although he was over fond of the hard liquor been kinda short I never touch the stuff -it hasn't done me any favors in the past so it's not for me any more -I stick with the stout sadly the bottle  it took my friend away -I have another friend whose a fair bit older whose also addicted -I'm very worried I will lose him too  as it wasn't just the drink but prescribed medication - he's on alot of tablets as well as a nasty vodka habit..
I went to the funeral on my own -never done that before -but I really had to -I'm sure his family and other friends wondered who the hell I was but Chris had loads of mates as you can imagine -I'll never get over this -I guess it's best to remember the funny moments - but its rough right now -I'm sure it's a 1000 times more so for his kids and wife -they'll have to be strong -
I'll try and do a bit of a tribute on next playlist -so it'll be kinda sad in parts.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Dorset Days

Something a bit different -some holiday snaps-had a nice time in Dorset as you will see -this was outside a shop that only sold teddy bears in Swanage-I did go in searching for a hippo but exclusively Bears, Panda's and Unicorns but well worth visiting if your in the area-sunburnt on the nose always happens.

My Sister George took the majority of these photos -this was from first evening -Swanage again very tranquil -unlike Flintstone which is all ferries fishing boats and seagulls -only heard one seagull -he must of followed me all the way from Kent
Traveling to Swanage station to go by train (a proper choo choo train ) we saw this fantastic house with painting of collies in the windows -having grown up with two collies ourselves had to take a snap -owner must of loved dogs very much.
snap of my sister at platform-by a diesel train -I have far more pics of this but my older sister Zippy hasn't got those photos yet so I can't upload those (there may be a part 2 to this post or I'll post them on flickr /facebook or whatever for people to ignore-really is squaresville mostly hence this blog )-here's first example of me been incapable with my camera - may give in to pressure of not having a smart phone soon seems great for taking pics and films -it's just that when I did have a normal mobile I'd have a friend phone me up in the middle of the night when he was pissed up I got fed up of it -so thats one reason I don't bother with phones -kinda like living in 20th Century more than 21st -I'm a  bit of a luddite.


More steamy moments later.
pic of George again looking like a Rolling Stone on the set of a Wickerman type movie -this is Corfe Castle -well worth a visit saw archery and wee kids running around dressed as Knights a good afternoon out -and fab coffee -
head was too big to fit through stocks) maybe it's just for kids -goes to show they were evil gits back in medieval times...had some better ones of castle again I'll have to post them later...
must of been final day seeing as I'm in grey shirt -but another shot of steam train -bought my friend hat I'm wearing here getting a bit attached to it may not give it to him now hopefully his head will be too big lol-mind you its more Sydney Greenstreet than Bogart so perhaps not.

You'll have to watch this whilst performing yoga or something lol thought I could edit in youtube alas no might be able to fix with camera -but it's fecking complex with my fat fingers right now.
Some awesome shops in Swanage and lots of Jack Hargreaves clones although they missed that vital thing -a pipe .
Day three met a baby Triceratops along the trail
Hippo on the move in Durlston- as well as the sights saw a excellent exhibition by Mandy Barker http://mandy-barker.com/(lots of good artists in the area it seems)

Another flattering pic of my sister -mines worse went hat-less  for a change but got wrong angle for hanky on head.
Day 4 was spent in Bournemouth -nightmare journey on open top bus very windy -spent a fair bit of time on Swanage beach too both very busy.
One more choo choo train -still don't know what a Minion is they look like mad peanuts to me.. kind of movie parents take kids to -

Had to get some culture whilst in Bournemouth -all that  shopping stuff is everywhere -does my head in so instead we headed for The East Cliff Hall which is where the Russell Cotes Museum is located
Some incredible paintings, sculptures , pottery , furniture armour  you name it collected by the couple as they travelled the world - highly recommended if you want to expand your  knowledge even met a few Napoleonic superstars (sorta)

puckered up to Nelson but Horatio would have none of it.
Not tonight Johnnyboy - mind you Bonaparte would be Napo soon seeing as this was sculpted when he was on Saint Helena his final resting place.
Othello-awesome  bust as was the black queen which is visible in next pic
A fine collection of art -George took lots of pics -but my fave had to be "Christmas Morning 1886" by John Brett (I dig storm pics)

Picked up a fantastic manga in gift shop -usually read European and American comics but this was really cool -good way to learn about Merton and Annie's travels to the Orient

I almost caused a bomb scare in the museum as I'd bought a copy of Axis Bold as Love for my Nephew (as he'd passed his exams) I was so involved looking at all the art I left record by the wall -would of hated to see such a classic destroyed by a controlled explosion -thankfully there was an attendant that notified me that I'd  been so forgetful -so that's the record I'm carrying in a few of these pics in the black bag.
Final day was spent in Wareham -visited  St Martins Church pre Norman so over a thousand years standing -within lies a effigy of  Lawerence of Arabia -got film of that so I'll get screen-capping  that and other parts of my holiday soon
Final stop before heading back to train station was Harry's for a Pint and a half of the black stuff and a burger -gonna miss the place - and there's only so much you can do in four and a half days so may return in a few years check out the tanks, monkeys and Stonehenge.
It's certainly a highlight of the year for me so far-wish I could get out more -but it's a rare thing these days -no doubt I'll post other stuff related to my little summer break soon enough .

Friday, 11 August 2017

HYPTV24

Got myself a new hat in honour of Jack H , the dude out of Can, LL  and Hunter S(needed a summer hat for my trip off to Dorset so I've thrashed out this playlist -haven't got to watch it myself -something to look forward to when I get back ) no social media for two weeks-don't have a phone don't  believe in them -plenty of Sonic Lamenting Johnny O'in ' and general coolness -hopefully WWIII  hasn't broken out by the time a get back.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Glen

Always liked Glen since I was about 3 my Dad was from same generation as Glen so my folks weren't exactly counter culture types (although he liked Dylan and Johnny C -he and Mum actually saw him when he played Ireland) so the records I'd first hear would be Glen , Perry Como Andy Williams all that kind of easy listening stuff - but you'd realize in later years it was secretly hep (like The Bangles lol) I'd read interviews with Moose in very early 90's about the genius of Jimmy Webb and that ethereal sound that they were trying to capture and I got where they were coming from as I'd hear these tunes as a 4 or 5 year old Lineman been a prime example with it's atmospheric strings , one the greatest love songs ever .. but it's a must to play that at end of this post . I'd get confused with the other Glen Campbell that played steel guitar in The Misunderstood and Juicy Lucy-I bought Sound of Confusion by The Spacemen 3 when I was about 16 and saw writing credits for Mary Ann for years thought it might be an obscure Glen record that he did when he was hanging with The Beach Boys or something -seems to have always been a household name as well as a fine musician good to know he was part of The Wrecking Crew- here's a couple of vids about that... Must of been a strange Doors gig-I think Simon & Garfunkle also supported Jimbo & the boys in there early days. Pure Magic -(any wonder theres a group of Spiderman villians named after them) here's some B Boy era Glen ://www.youtube.com/embed/NYqTPjqX5gU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>never heard this -dude could sing hard song to cover ...time for the Duke vs Kilgore Glenn & The Leaves feature in 60's flick -kinda funny like Riot on Sunset Strip some great dialogue lines like" Daddy Warbucks!" sounds very Trumpy must give it a look sometime Remember hearing this first time on Out on Blue 6 radio show and been blown away features Glen and assortment of other musos including half of the Boniwell Music Machine-Glen Byrding it up Nice way to spend an hour -probably feature a few more of his shows on next HYPTV playlist- a Documentary from 2000 deserves respect for sure More Glen on next playlist but round off with another Jimmy Webb classic

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Summertime Blues 2


Bit of a tough one today it's my Dads anniversary always difficult day for me , it's been a difficult week too as  I found out one my mates also died -only a few years older than me I photoshop painted his son and daughter a few years ago posted it here before but no harm in posting it again
cheated a bit on hand lol but I wanted to get it done as he wanted it asap -and I did learn a few things from drawing this portrait - I will miss him loads , he was very funny in a Private Walker /Tommy Cooper type way and he was related to my Godfather -who was very much like Tommy Cooper lol-my Godfather even named his doberman after my Dad "Mad Queey " my Dad's names Hugh but most people called him Queey (not sure of the official spelling )
I was meant to post the coloured pages of The Sarge which I worked on in the last few weeks but seems like the third page got corrupted and I'm in no mood to go back to the start (I will come back to it but not today)Hopefully I'll be heading for Dorset with my sis on the 14th it'll be good to have a break from here and looking after my Mum (I'm hoping my other sister can take over those duties)a break will do me a world of good.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

HYPTV23

Usual random nuggets- lots about WW2 -research for story I'm colouring (only three pages but has to be good as the artist is so great)

Friday, 21 July 2017

The Thang!

Soul Chunks in many undiluted forms..a  good way to kick off the weekend.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Anderson PSI Division -The Four Dark Judges (re-coloured ) Part 4

The first solo Judge Anderson story continues.. I  may need a break from this as computer kept crashing at awkward moments so  it became very frustrating -I still have psd's of these so if  I want to jazz or tidy these up I can but due to windows 10 been a ass I'm through with these for now- Story by John Wagner and Alan Grant-Art by Brett Ewins -(gotta love that dude that say's "Dodder for it!" ) kind of like a 22nd century Norman Wisdom-Judge Critchley on final page has a hint of Harry Dean Stanton too ...Chief Judge McGruder  sports red shoulder pads as that's how Chief Judges were coloured back in the 80's so I stuck with that look (I'm sure if your top Judge you have more than one pair of Shoulder and Knee pads anyhow.
I  might have a change of scene for next colouring project -always wanted to colour Mike Westerns The Sarge , so that's a possibility or  Star Wars -Death in the City of Bone- heres a few Judge Death vids -first up Sidneys and Anderson's debut from 1979 -from Mr H's channel -art by the wonderful Brian Bolland,
Who is this Death Chappy anyhow?

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Dredd the Future

Classic Bolland artwork for Madness side project The Fink Brothers -reminds me of last summer as I attempted to paint old stoney face myself it wasn't too bad a bit like Brians Joe and Kirk Douglas  mixed in with my style of mouse painting but  of course my computer died-this is the streak of bad luck I've been having these last few years  so it's lost forever I daren't even try anymore although I am colouring an Anderson story that's going ok so far I'll probably post that episode in a few days -would like to paint Dredd and One Eyed Jack together had an idea for a story where the two great lawmen meet (maybe I should leave that to John Wagner -but would make a nice bit of fan fiction -but the idea I have is kind of cool so might give it a whirl)
The Valiant strips written by Wagner- I first read Jack in Battle Action -he wasn't a cop then though more of a secret agent type It may of been Gerry Day who wrote those stories -but this books great each episode would make a decent Dirty Harry movie but I reckon Jacks even Dirtier than Harry so it's a good purchase stories tended to be 3 to 4 pages but somehow action packed from start to finish -no idea how John Cooper got New York so right -this is a era before video recorders and computers so he must of had lots of photo reference -draws NYC better than most Superhero artists -totally Mean Streets ... more news about the upcoming Dredd //Mega City One TV show -sounds like they're gonna get it  dead on -I hope they keep the future slang like "Drokk" , "Spugg£ and "Stomm" no swearing that would ruin it- language changes so would make sense but would it make sense to the nonscrots ?theres too many of them out there....but this show could change all that .. interview with the shows producers from the excellent Mr H

I doubt they'll muck it up -genuine fans so I'm most hopeful--bit more Star Wars stuff I just noticed on Youtube can't be arsed with facebook at moment does my nut in so this is first I've seen this. ooh !

Monday, 10 July 2017

Revolution Summer 2017

Kinda like a older brother to playlist on other blog -a virtual festival -if only I could resurrect the dead-it's the next best next thing I guess

Thursday, 22 June 2017

"Going Somewhere Solo?"

Bit of old Han Solo art from about 12 years ago -Seems like Solo movies run into trouble -hopefully things will smooth out -but sounds worrying at the moment.

John from Jedi Council-always good that show - but yeah 4real the same thoughts about Ron & he does know Bobby F not sure why those two guys got fired may be a misunderstanding might be a difference with opinion -no idea what gives ?.. haven't seen there movies so can't say if they're good directors but my idea of a good Han Solo movie would be like a episode of Only Fools and Horses in HypherSpace with Blasters but with Han been Rodney , Lando been Del Boy-Chewie been Trigger I guess lol) American accents lol something like that a deal that goes all "Pete Tong  - I hope it's clever and funny like the original characters.. another old drawing from about 91 or 92 I guess got the Star Wars bug again after Dark Empire came out badly scanned so Hans the fuzzball here rather than Chewie
I've neglected the art for a while- I've been wearing wrong spex bi -focals or something -my eyes have suffered -they've got worse I've tried some new colour recently though hopefully new glasses (both of them long and short distance will help) but I haven't been able to do what I wanted to do and it's frustrating -as is my internet connection which keeps cutting out -I may quit blogging altogether if things don't improve ... will get back to writing -seems easier than painting although keeps me up at night trying to figure out how to make an interesting middle (beginnings and ends are simple -it's the journey in-between that's the true meat) maybe this will inspire me to complete that Boba/Ben story I'm jotting down here. Boba Fett Vs Johnny Alpha? hmm time grenades no competition .