Thursday 30 July 2009

Birthday Card

A card for my mother's birthday.

Wednesday 29 July 2009

Holiday Tape

A pirate needs a tune on a holiday.

Martyn and Rainey asked me for a car tape for their holiday. So, on no particular theme, here is a collection of tracks to cut through the noise of motor and tarmac, satisfy both pairs of ears and be stored in the memories of this Summer.

Ennio Morricone - Sixty Seconds To What?
Aqua Vista - Arm
adillo Races
The Sundays - Can't Be Sure
Carole King - Sweet Seasons
Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting For Me
Jacob Miller - Baby I Love You So
The White Stripes - Apple Blossom
Curtis Mayfield - Wild And Free
Calexico - Crystal Frontier
Dusty Springfield - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Irma Thomas - Somebody Told You
Ted Heath And His Music - Hot Toddy
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love
Jimmy Radway & The Fe Me
Time All Stars - She's Mine
Big Star - O My Soul
The Creation - Painter Man
The Field Mice - September's Not So Far Away
Shirley Ellis - The Name Game
Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher
Elastica - Waking Up
Basil Kirchin - Pageing Sullivan

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
Euros Childs - Over You
The Coasters - Poison Ivy
The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel
Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band - Neveen
Dungen - Mon Amour
Fran├žoise Hardy - Ce Petit Coeur
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
The Bristols - Can't You See That He's Mine
Camera Obscur
a - Honey In The Sun
Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
John Fahey - Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain
Laura Cantrell - Churches Off The Interstate
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - It Takes Two

Here is the immense organ of "Sixty Seconds To What?", on Youtube.

Monday 27 July 2009


Anniversaries must be marked. Here is a hasty drawing of our namesake.

Tuesday 21 July 2009


The past four weeks have been spent writing essays for my archaeology course. The final one went in this afternoon, two days early!

I had to let the activity consume my time wholly and I've spent as many hours as possible in the library. Furthermore, I managed to refer to my great uncle's book about monasteries.

Here is the cosy den of learning that I'm now free from for a few weeks.

Sunday 12 July 2009


Item One:
1000 leaflets waiting to be delivered, advertising what's on at the Bargate Monument Gallery up to the end of 2009. The gallery that is actually in the actual Bargate in Southampton. They're all over town now.

Item Two:
The "stroke me, pick me up, take me home" element in the design of the leaflet.

Item Three:
Further handbills for a live art event that will come to the Bargate in August.

An addition to the list of links:
The hours of fascination to be experienced at this ideal web log, Strange Maps.