Thursday, December 24, 2015

Soaring Flight

Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings

High Ground 56
Essence of St Ives school

Silent Coast 57
Refinements of water/sea

Calm Air 61
Purity of white domination
Red = glider

Freed by gliding to revisit his whole native landscape

Long Shore 62
Aqua palette

Soaring Flight 60
Capturing sensation and physical look in abstract expressionist painting

Moving viewpoint related to multiple viewpoint of Cubism

North East 63
Aerial view of airfield and coast

Rosewall 60 Ulster Museum Belfast
1st gliding painting (after start of training)
Sky not at top but all round framing the land

Gliding paintings first shown in 1960 solo exhib London

Monday, December 21, 2015

Van at Nell's 19/12/15

1 Celtic swing
Sack O Woe
2 motherless child
3 carrying a torch
Wild Night
4 sometimes we cry

5 think twice before you go
6 take your hand outta my pockets
Keep It Simple
7 whenever God shines his light *

8 in the afternoon/Burn Baby Burn  ***
9 baby please don't go/Parchman Farm/Don't Start Crying Now *
10 i'm not feeling it no more
11 brown eyed girl 
12 Gloria 
(no encore)

Paul Moran (Keyboards/musical director)

Dave Keary (Guitar)
Paul Moore (Bass)
Bobby Ruggiero (Drums) [Las Vegas] - met him outside afterwards
Dana Masters (Vocals)

Nell's Jazz & Blues with Una & Neil T (3rd time I've seen him at Nell's)

front row, 4 feet from the man

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Religion v Spirituality

Religion in essence is a form of mythology, at its best addressing spirituality, morality/ethics and social responsibility.

Proselytising religion is a cancer. Religion should be private. Children would be better taught spirituality, morality/ethics and social responsibility, and no religion until they are young adults, say 16.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Waterboys at The Roundhouse, London on Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Modern Blues tour
with Eddie McCaffrey

1 Destinies entwined
2 Girl like Johnny
3 glastonbury song
4 rosalind you married wrong man
5 nearest thing to hip
6 whole of the moon
7 bang the drum *
8 Long Strange Golden road ***

9 purple rain
10 how long will I love you?
11 fishermens blues

6 piece band

Destinies Entwined
Still a Freak
November Tale
A Girl Called Johnny
Glastonbury Song
The Girl Who Slept for Scotland
Rosalind (You Married the Wrong Guy)
The Three Day Man
Beautiful Now
Nearest Thing to Hip
I Can See Elvis
The Whole of the Moon
Don't Bang the Drum
Long Strange Golden Road

Purple Rain
How Long Will I Love You?
Fisherman's Blues

The Waterboys - The Colosseum, Watford 5/12/15

with JRT
Modern Blues - 2nd time for me

1 Destinies Entwined
2 Boy Like Johnny *
3 (blood)

4 Nearest Thing to Hip
5 Rosalind
6 Glastonbury Song (Just Found Love) *

7 Roll over Beethoven
8 Wandering Aengis **
9 The return of Jimi Hendrix *

10 Bang the Drum
11 Whole of the Moon
12 Long Strange Golden Road *

13 Fisherman's Blues
How Long Will I Love You? (?)
14 Purple Rain

15 Medicine Bowl
16 Still a Freak

Band of 6: Mike Scott, Steve Wykham, Brother Paul (Brown) on organ *, young Austin Texas guitarist, Alabama bassist Dave Hood of the Muscle Shoals Swampers, London drummer (Ralph Salmins?).

Creative Accounting # 531

The Waterboys = Bob Dylan + Hothouse Flowers

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Creative Accounting # 530

Youth = Grand Hotel Budapest + Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Self-portrait 58 charcoal & chalk

Head of EOW2 61

Studio w Fig on Bed 2 66

Primrose Hill Summer 68
Original palette - yel red grn

Reclining Hd of JYM 75

Looking Twds Mornington Cres sta 72**
Beautiful colour combo - orange grn yel

Hd of JYM 2 84/5 **
Japan intro
Cf Bacon

selfP 2014
Cf Schiele

Cf Bomberg
Eg Hamp Rd summer haze 2010

EOW SAW JJW in the Gdn 1 1963
Domestic epic
Unusual palette

Cf Bomberg

Try some Auerbachs

Complex angles on head

Por of Cath Lampert 81/2 *
Grn yel
Features punch out of mass of paint


Cf Monet
Dedication to particular views & places

Camden Town red captured