Dirty Hylas

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Jimbob's Eclectic Mix | 0 comments

Found this photo below from Dirty Car Art Gallery, which for obvious reasons, I think is rather good. And yes, it’s quite simply done on someone’s dirty back windscreen. Would you ever want to clean it again? There’s loads more photo’s on the website (link above) of some wonderful pieces. Here’s the original by John Waterhouse: See ya,...

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The Edge of the World

Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in Jimbob's Eclectic Mix | 0 comments

Just a little post tonight (thank God! I hear you say). Just a watercolour sketch I’ve done in preparation for a canvas I’ve got sitting in my other room begging me to tickle it’s surface with the whiskers of my brushes The finished painting (which, as you may have guessed, has the running title of The Edge of the World) I expect to be a lot darker than this as obviously oil paint doesn’t have the translucency of watercolour. I’ve gone for an abstract background because it’s just the image that popped into my head. No idea when it’ll be done, but I’ll stick it up here when it is. See ya,...

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After the Storm

Posted by on Nov 10, 2010 in Jimbob's Eclectic Mix | 0 comments

Well, since my last post, my internal storm raged unabated for a few days wherein I offloaded a number of material things on the wonderful Freecycle (and very heavy they were too!) until it’s final flurry visited upon sickness and tears in one very curious day. It’s been a release though, both spiritually and materially. Storm spent, I dug out an old Enya video I bought back in 1991 and watched it tucked up in bed with a hot drink while outside a cold November rain fell in the late Autumn dark. On it is probably my favourite video by any artist, and that’s Evening Falls off of her 2nd album Watermark. It’s a beautiful song and the video equally so. From the initial moving image of Enya on canvas to the to the farmer ploughing the fields to the fluttering of lace curtains in an evening breeze is, and always has been, a joy to watch. As I read it at the time when I first listened to Watermark, it always reminds me of Clive Barker’s Weaveworld. Great book! So anyway, here ya go I’m kinda guessing that this video won’t be up for long on YouTube ‘cos of copyright, but there you go…. Some pictures next post, I think. See ya,...

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Prayer for Rage

Posted by on Nov 2, 2010 in Jimbob's Eclectic Mix | 0 comments

It’s been a strange couple of weeks. Nameless things are bubbling up beneath the surface and I’m feeling a mixture of enthusiasm and quiet rage which, I’m happy to say, is being channeled in positive ways. I’ve been getting rid of loads of stuff that just doesn’t or hasn’t served me at all and I’ve been dusting the flat down and doing loads of little jobs which I’ve been meaning to do for ages; cleaning and scrubbing the hardly used chip pan and finally washing the mildewed net curtains is a definite sign somethings afoot in Jimbob’s world. But it’s a good feeling when everything is getting cleaned up or cleared out, even though you’re meant to do these things in the Spring! I’m wondering if it’s all some kind of external reflection of my internal make-up at the moment. I just can’t be fucked with all kinds of things at present and the one song that is the soundtrack of this purging is Green Day’s Horseshoes and Handgrenades off their last, and damn fine, album 21st Century Breakdown (now there’s an apt title ;)). So, if anyone wants to join me in a little prayer for rage, play this very loud and sing along (I’m not fucking around!). I’m not fucking around I think I’m coming out All the deceivers and cheaters I’ve think we’ve got a bleeder right now Want you to slap me around Want you to knock me out Well, you missed me kissed me Now you better kick me down Maybe you’re the runner up But the first one to lose the race Almost only really counts in Horseshoes and hand grenades I’m gonna burn it all down I’m gonna rip it out Well, everything that you employ Was meant for me to destroy To the ground now So don’t you fuck me around Because I’ll shoot you down I’m gonna drink, fight and fuck And I’m pushing my luck All the time now Maybe you’re the runner up But the first one to lose the race Almost only really counts in Horseshoes and hand grenades Demolition, self-destruction Want to annihilate This age-old contradiction Demolition, self-destruction Want to annihilate This age-old contradiction Demolition, self-destruction Want to annihilate This old age I’m not fucking around I think I’m coming out Well, I’m a hater and a traitor In a pair of Chuck Taylor’s right now I’m not fucking around G-L-O-R-I-A [x4] God, I love that song. I feel better now Btw, I’ve been listeneing to Enya alot at the mo as well. Such is the topsy turvy world I live in. See ya,...

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