Saturday, February 13, 2010

Silver and Gold...

Well, almost...& albeit of a rather tarnished nature, too.

Another rather slowly-processed drawing from the familiar subject/object matter of found aluminium can 'roadkill', this example of 'Readymade Cubism' again compressed, folded & shaped into a reformed planar condition that allows various individual 'sides' of the original, more familiarly three-dimensional object to be viewed simultaneously...

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour/30x20cm


The Magnetic Fields '69 Love Songs'
The Smiths 'Meat is Murder'
Luna 'Best of'

Well of course the week leading up to Valentine's Day is rather appropriate as an excuse for the purpose of excavating The Magnetic Fields' many-splendored, all-encompassing '69 Love Songs' for a long overdue listen, a veritable variety show indeed, a musical & lyrical feast, where many stylistic (archly knowing) homages-pastiches stand up as wonderful songs in their own right: an indispensible classic.

Speaking of which, an article in The Times yesterday confirmed a recent vague suspicion that the mighty & magnificent (enduringly: confirmed) 'Meat is Murder' must have been approaching somewhere near 25 years old, sooner this year rather than later (released, it transpires, rather deliciously, on Valentine's Day)...bloomin' 'eck, where did all that time go?!
Noteworthy also that even a brief perusal of a selection of the online comments posted in response to the article reveals the familiar polarization of opinion that The Smiths, & Mr Morrissey, never fail to inspire, continuing to generate debate as, indeed, great art should.

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