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Robert Wyatt with trumpet

30/1/16 – Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding – 1982 / Happy Birthday Robert Wyatt – 70 This Month – 2016 / Stanley Spencer – 1891 – 1959

After all this death I’m just so relieved that one of my favourite artists is still alive – Robert Wyatt was 70 on January 28th. I could gladly post a different Robert Wyatt track every day and oddly his songs of dissent only make me happy. That is, I find them inspiring, it’s not like Elvis […]

The Humblebums

28/5/15 – Patrick – The Humblebums – 1969

Gerry Rafferty’s first recorded work was the single, Benjamin Day released on Columbia in 1966 by The Fifth Column. This local band from Paisley, seven miles east of Glasgow, included his future Stealers Wheel band mate Joe Egan, although they didn’t form Stealers Wheel until 1972. In 1969 Rafferty joined Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey in Scottish folk […]

Punishment Of Luxury - Giovanni Segantini -1858-199

11/4/15 – Punishment Of Luxury – Puppet Life – 1978

Mostly missed, Newcastle’s Punishment Of Luxury formed in 1976, named after a painting by Giovanni Segantini. They sounded something like Devo meets Gang Of Four and could probably be classed as bright lefties that saw a political climate as it existed in Punk, using the opportunity to express all the Punk principals of alienation in a hopeless […]

Bjork MOMA 2015

21/3/15 – Björk – Family – 2015 / Björk At MOMA NYC – March 8th – June 7th – 2015

One of the tracks on Björk’s new album, Vulnicura is co-produced with Björk and Arca by the mysteriously named, The Haxan Cloak – it is eight minutes and two seconds long. This clip is an advertisment for the record – arty, experimental and using imagery and film techniques that do more than merely turn water into wine. […]

Paulo Ito Brazil Street Art image - World Cup 2014

26/5/14 – Paulo Ito’s Street Art Vs The World Cup/ City Of God – Film Soundtrack – 2002/ City Of God – Film – 2002

The final game of the central and southern European football season climaxed with the Champions League final in Lisbon 0n May 24th. And just when you thought it was safe to switch the televison on again, on June 12th the World Cup begins in Brazil. This World Cup has proven to be controversial in a country […]

H.R.Giger Art

17/5/14 – H.R. Giger – 5th February 1940 – 12th May 2014.

  H.R Giger, Swiss designer, painter, sculptor, illustrator, creator of Alien, died this week. Most famous for dreaming up one of the great celluloid monsters, he also designed some pretty amazing album covers. This is a link to his obituary in The Guardian: R.I.P. H.R.Giger, one of the greatest visual imaginations of the modern age. […]