Saturday, 25 September 2010

Matt Harvey: P O E T

The poet in performance at the Battersea Arts Centre. Friday September 24th. 2010. 
one of Matt's Poem's title: THWOCK. Starts Bounce bounce bounce bounce........a crowd pleasing act of genius.

Thursday, 23 September 2010


ALEC: The Five O'Clock Shadow. At 5 am his wit was as sharp as his razor should've been. Made a good cup of tea. I can almost smell the nicotine........
FRED: True comic genius.
CHARLIE SMART: Smart in uniform - guaranteed to laugh at all your jokes.
MARVIN: Taught me the ropes - bloody bonkers but impressive sideburns.
PANCHO WEST: 'Be that as it may' would prefix most of Pancho's sentences. Arsenal supporter and owner of a vast selection of biros. 
PETER: A photographer in a previous life - like I was an illustrator in mine...............
STEVE: The Union Rep. He was often supporting my defence regarding my unpunctual time keeping. 

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Equation: The Kitchen Tapes March 1999

Tonight I found in an old shoebox a batch of video cassettes a couple of them containing footage of the band Equation between 1997 and 1999. In 1999 I was in Devon to photograph the band,featuring Sean & Seth Lakeman to use as design reference for their new album The Lucky Few. I took along my video camera and filmed them playing a track called The Prize in the kitchen of the family home. It was the first time I'd heard the song - excuse the amateur camera work but I think it is evocative. So I dig out the CD a/w as a result...............first time I'd been given a free hand to design a CD package in partnership with Ben Casey's design group The Chase. Geoff Travis of Rough Trade was a very encouraging force.