Sunday, June 26, 2016

Creative Accounting #399

Sing Street = School of Rock + The Commitments + Me Earl & The Dying Girl (or Son of Rambo)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Creative Accounting #398

Lisa O'Neill = PJ Harvey + Kate Bush

Imagining Ireland - Friday 29 April 2016 Festival Hall

Imagining Ireland is a musical conversation between Ireland and England, through the songs of the last hundred years.
marked the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Michael D. Higgins, the Irish president, sat in the royal box
The artists were:
  • Paul Brady “Nothing But The Same Old Story” 
  • Martin Carthy Nothing Rhymed; “Row In The Town”
  • Cathal Coughlan “All Things Bright and Beautiful”, “Pack of Lies”
  • Barry Douglas
  • Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar)
  • Andy Irvine “James Connolly”
  • James Vincent McMorrow
  • Lisa O’NeillEngland Has My Man; Foggy Dew
  • Cait O’Riordan Pogues numbers -  Dark Streets of London
  • Kevin Rowland and Sean Read of Dexys Curragh of Kildare; My National Pride; “Carrickfergus”
  • Camille O’Sullivan
  • instrumental passages from classical pianist Barry Douglas
The evening ended with Dominic Behan’s stomping story of Irish construction workers, McAlpine’s Fusiliers & Foggy Dew

They were joined by a house band directed by 
  • Kate St John
  • featuring Roger Eno (piano)
  • Calum MacColl and Neill MacColl - Tunnel Tigers
  • Van drummer
The evening was hosted by writer and broadcaster John Kelly.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Starspot #855

Jeremy Hunt - St Pancras

He should have got strung up for his Sky deceitfulness

Star Spot #488

quick chat with Leo Green - saxophonist - with Adie Dunbar (Frith St, Soho)

chat with Harvey Goldsmith at NNN

Last Weekend's Happiness Experiment entries

Saturday 18th June

Dinner with N in Winchester at The Chesil Rectory

Evening walk along the river in Winchester with N

Deep talk with N in wake of his perspective shift

Sunday 19th June

The Goodfather Father's Day card from D

Playing backgammon in Somerset House courtyard with D & N

Going to Holloway Odeon with D to watch The Nice Guys

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Burne-Jones - The Hours 1870-82
Colour schema

Head of JYM - Auerbach 73
Sculptural face

The white rose
William Strang 19
Art Deco

Kirk de Montparnasse
Van dongen c1909
Big eyed boldness

Jeune Paysanne bretonne
Roderic O'Connor
Stripes cf B Riley

Telephone engineer 2
Prunella clough
Vorticist like - flat

Entrance to harbour
Pointillist Signac

Looking twds Mornington Cres night
Auerbach 73
Extraordinary night palette -sodium orange, dk green, maroon

Green & Marroon movt
Terry Frost c52
Loose painterly abstract

Landscape in Belsize Pk
Keith Vaughan
Abstract figurative balance

Derbyshire walls
Harry epworth Allen
Smooth (surreal) Nash

March landscape
P Nash
Unique colour palette
Underlying chalky white

Sam Taylor Wood
SP suspended 7

Bridget Riley
Rise 1

Late morning 1

Bridget Riley
Venice & Beyond exhibition