Friday, March 29, 2013

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching Killing Them Softly with the Enfants Terribles - the car killing beautifully shot

The view from our room - Mariners Quay - the last of the sun on the cliff

Joining in Mastermind

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Looking at the View

Tate Britian

Philip Wilson Steer - The Bridge (1887/8)
Cf Munch - fence and water and figures
Scandinavian/Norh Sea palette

John Nash - The Cornfield 1918
Abstraction of landscape

John Brett 1831-1902
The British Channel seen from the Dorsetshire cliffs 1871
Amamzingly fresh and modern looking
Luminous pointillism
Cf his Florence from Bellosguardo - Preraphaelite luminescence, Holman Hunt

Tristam Hillier 1905-83
La Route des Alpes 1937
Neue Sachlichkeit + De Chirico
Bold use of red (pylon)

Paul Graham
Roundabout, Anderstown, Belfast 1984
Full of telling detail in all planes

Union Jack flag in tree, Co. Tyrone
Powerful use of colour and composition (centred on tiny flag)

Richard Long
The Crossing Place of Road and River...
Fabulous minimalism

Graham Sutherland
Welsh Landscape with roads 1936
Cf miro, ernst, chirico

Patrick Caulfield
After Lunch 75
Brilliant use of photographic for impact

Henry Lamb
Lytton Strachey 14
Brown palette
Languid pose

Julian Opie
Radio Wind Tyres 2000
Cf Caulfield

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sinead's Blessings - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Sinead O'Connor, in the absence of a sample and drumbeat, being forced to sing VIP acapella at the Barby

Getting recognition for transforming Quotables into a primetime series

Giving my annual talk out at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield

Sinead O'Connor - Barbican 27/3/13

1 Queen of Denmark
2 Pink Dress
3 Emperor's New Clothes
4 Junkie monkey
5 JackieO
6. Jesus - batteries - hallowed ground
7 Mother (of three)
8 Stretched on this grave
9 Nothing Compares 2U
10 Universe inside of me
11 Thank You
12 My Love acapella trio
13 Fire in Babylon *
14 The Last Day of our acquaintance
15 VIP acapella out of necessity **
16 Vineyard
17 Glory of Jah
18 Word of Jah (her favourite song)

Barbican Irish Festival
Cambridge Corn Exchange
The Forum, Kentish Town
Empire Shepherds Bush sly and robbie
St James's Church Hackney
Pigalle Club
Barbican this evening

Father & Son - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Going into battle for N against The System (PPS)

A philosophical lunch with N

Listening to Julie Burchill chosing Hatikvah on Desert Island Discs

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Creative Accounting #455 - Hitch

The Lady Vanishes + 1938 X Miss Froy's tune / Margaret Lockwood + Michael Redgrave = The 39 Steps  + 1935 X Mr Memory's act / Madeleine Carroll + Robert Donat

Creative Accounting #454

The Lady Vanishes X Hitchcock / 1938 = Uncommon Danger X Ambler / 1937

Modern Times - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Laughing with D Charlie Wilf at Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times at the Festival Hall accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Carl Davis

A bottle of Zeppelin wine acquired during a meeting at Mint about bringing a physical aspect to a multiplatform TV series

Seeing the Broadcast article based on the round table about multiplatform and being singled out by quote and Tshirt

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Big Fella - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Doing family tree stuff and chatting with Chloe Moss

D's laugh - watching a crap comedy

N getting an A* for his Michael Collins story

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cairlinn - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Breakfast in Dan's cafe

Was It Something I Said formerly known as Quotalicious got the green light

Seeing nephews&nieces

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Carrying Margaret Murphy's coffin with Eoin and other family, arms linked

Chatting to Cecilia about family history on the Irish side at McKevitt's

Watching Dan and Elizabeth-Ann rehearsing The Importance of Being Earnest

To The Old Country - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Walking the piers of Carlingford at sunset with the Enfants Terribles in memory of Margaret Murphy

Talking deep with D at the wake

The light contrast as the afternoon sun caught only the higher, snow-covered peaks of the Mournes

Friday, March 08, 2013

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching the skills and vision of Scott Parker as Spurs took apart Inter Milan 3-0 at the Lane, accompanied by N

Heart to Heart with N in the car and walking along

Dropping D to his dyslexia tutor and planning his route home

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Starspots #398

4/3/13 Natural History Museum
Ed Balls
Robert Peston, chat about Speakers for Schools
George Aligyah, chat about East Finchley

3/3/13 Allianz Park, new home of Saracens
Schalk Brits
Neil de Kock
Chris Wyles

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Creative Accounting #445

Platoon / Nam = Lord of the Flies / Korea

Chris = Ralph
Elias = Simon
Barnes = Jack
Gardner = Piggy
Notice reference to "the Beast needs feeding"

Wednesday's Happiness Experiment entry

Remembering Steve Simmons with Stu

Seeing first cut of Was It Something I Said pilot

Starting family tree on MyHeritage

Tuesday's (26th) Happiness Experiment entry

Holding a London 2012 Gold Medal (Peter Wilson's)

Chatting to Konnie Huq about Black Mirrory stuff

Prepping sixth form interview with N