Just In Time For Xmas

…finished!….

….now I can go back to all the projects I’ve started to finish next year….

: )

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Bali Hai May Call You

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…any night…any day…

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….in your heart , you’ll hear it call you….

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….come away, come away….

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…bali haiiiiiiiiiiii……

 

…(tourist clicks from the US…best motel ever….ever….Indonesian tourist oil….reduced to $4 at a local charity shop….R&H….fuck yeah….)

Tiny Pieces Of 8

…if you didn’t make it out to Chicks Hotel on Sunday to experience the official release of my good friend Deirdre Newall’s CD,Tiny Pieces Of 8, you probably won’t be able to fathom what a stunning performance you missed…

…not even by purchasing the CD (orders being taken in-store at Too Tone Records) and looking at these photos ¬†whilst playing it, will you be able to re-capture the ambiance (om-bee-onse)…

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….even Chris & Swampy were worshipping at her feet….

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…worth the price of admission just see that.

..good on ya Dee…a damn fine musical artefact.

…further info…sound bites etc etc….

https://www.facebook.com/tinypiecesof8

No Octopi Featured

…but a largely water based theme running through out these classic Maori folk tales…

…spring has sprung and the shed/basement/attic gems are starting to float to the surface…Scan 31Scan 32Scan 33Scan 34

 

…love those Sixties illustrations…

..is 4 the whole set?…

…where’s a “trainspotter” when you need one.

Tip Shop Sound System

…having acquired a 42″ flat screen T.V. and dispensed with the old 27″behemoth class not-flat screen (with bloody great matching cabinet), the time had finally arrived to dismantle and dispose of the speaker stack…

…while this accumulation of worthless old speakers did look great precariously balanced, one atop the other, in the corner…they served no practical purpose, being either blown or too cheap to produce listenable sound. More importantly they ¬†covered part of the wall that would now accommodate said 42″ moving picture device…

…so off to the tip shop they were carted…a full station (estate) wagon full…including one more pair from the shop plus a couple of old partial turntables some one “thoughtfully” left on the shops doorstep…

…couldn’t resist one more “installation” with them…IMG_1203IMG_1202

 

…sound clash anyone?

 

The One That Didn’t Make The Grade

…it had everything…sharks, complex patterns, spirals, fatc**t…Scan 157

… a bit busy, for my tastes, so not destined to get the ink/brush/colouring-in pencil treatment…

… forever languishing in the sketchbook…

…or appearing here as filler between finished “product” posts.

More Waves From The Sketch Book

…when waves attack or go bad or become overused or full of detritus from your mind…Scan 152

 

…or filled with fat politician guys who have no business in the sea to begin with….

…then and only then might it be advisable to look elsewhere for inspiration.

Now that I can Draw Waves

…I can put sharks in them…

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….cant I ?…

…and then I could do it in colour…

 

 

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…yes, Tony, yes you could.

(…hmmm…this urge to talk to your self on your own blog for all the world to see, can that be fixed?)