Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vonnegut Drawings

See more here at Dangerous Minds.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Joe Moran's blog: The lure of the lighthouse

Joe Moran's blog: The lure of the lighthouse: I did this piece for the Guardian last week: When I grew up, I wanted to be a lighthouse keeper. Just like Moominpappa in Tove Jans...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

'Chinks' and 'Journal' by Blaise Cendrars


Sea vistas
Trees long-haired with moss
Heavy rubbery glossy leaves
Glazed sun
High burnished heat
I’ve stopped listening to the urgent voices of my friends discussing
The news that I brought from Paris
On both sides of the train close by or along the banks of
The distant valley
The forest is there watching me unsettling me enticing me like
a mummy’s mask
I watch back
Never the flicker of an eye.

* * *


There goes another year in which I haven’t thought about You
Since I wrote my penultimate poem Easter
My life has changed so much
But I’m the same as ever
I still want to become a painter

Here are the pictures that I’ve done displayed here on the walls this evening.
They reveal to me strange perspectives into myself that make me think of You.

See what I’ve unearthed

My paintings make me uneasy
I’m too passionate
Everything is tinted orange.

I’ve passed a sad day thinking about my friends
And reading my diary
A life crucified in this journal that I hold at arm’s length.
Like a crashing aeroplane
That’s me.
A serial
No matter how much you try to stay silent
Sometimes you have to cry out
I’m the other way
Too sensitive

Found these at Qarrtsiluni, translated by Dick Jones. I just fucking love Blaise Cendrars.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014


A photo by Jean-François Jonvelle I found on the Facebook group Salvatore Lamanna "Colour as Experience".

Sunday, April 06, 2014


M/M (Paris) Art For Vanessa Paradis

Rivers - Bipolar Sunshine

Like so many tracks I've been listening to a lot recently, I first heard this on Musical Hi Five's channel (which has now been deleted) Great sound, Bipolar Sunshine deserve to be huge.