Friday, 8 February 2013

Image 52 - Week 49 .. Fergie Time., #Les 3 Vallees., The London Eye.. and

On-set, behind the scenes TV stuff

Requiring a spirtual guidance

Personal opinions and nothing more.. and should we voice them.?


The Bigger Picture
is longer than
30 seconds

.. and that fishbowl is indeed a comfortable size., for goldfish.., but if you want Koi., build a pond..

I like jeans., I wear jeans and I need a new pair of jeans.. and I've been looking for a pair of jeans.. Now, here's where the problem lies.; I like Levis and my favourite old pair are now pretty thin, fraying and ready to give up the ghost on me.. They're nicely and naturally faded.; they just look and feel great., however...
They're 529's., low rise straight., made in Mexico, W32 L32 and fit as perfect as a pair of jeans should fit.., me., but.. and here's the big but..; trying to find a new pair that aren't slim, skinny, tapered, loose, baggy., pre torn, pre washed, indigo, pre creased., relaxed., hangin off one's ass or whatevah is like trying to find a miracle. I just want a pair of low rise straight Levis W32 :32., but nope.. they're all skinny, tapered crap thingies..
I also have a pair of great Animal's., W32 L32 SY122's.., again nice and lose through the thigh and hang over the shoe fantastically.. They too are worn evenly, but now kinda thin., but can I find anything loose than hangs over the shoe and boot that's also loose through the thigh..? NO .,no I bloody can't.. I'm over 18 and really think the skinny crap that's turned up and fits like a pair of tights, is as bad as a pair of speedos on a middle aged outta shape dude.. HELP.., pretty please..

Look no indigo, no fancy schmanzy rear stitched pockets that end somewhere at the back of the knee.., no funky stitched or nasty creases.. , no extra buttons, flaps or cuffs, just a pair of regular 529's, made in Mexico that I can wear with a total "yeah man., I've got it going on"., in an understated kinda attitude action deal gig thing..

Woof woof

Now., this language deal..; what's with this..? It seems like the whole rap, hip hop 'style' has made it to the UK and with a Midlands/Manchester/Liverpudlian/West Country/Geordie accent no less.. and when you hear that stuff spoken by a couple of young dudes or dudettes with a dialect and short cropped hair, you have to wonder..,'cause man, it sounds not only out there., but's as corny as a roll up cigarette and can of Stella...

Cropped hair and weathered skin that looks like a photo on the front cover of a National Geographic taken of a tribe in the Mongolian desert  adds to the whole current local style, so these jeans I'm after, are really an important purchase.., but.., I can't find them..

I've just seen a locally made video that's totally ripped off it's shots, script and idea from another.., far better acted and produced original.., but can't comment on it because it seems I'd only be doing so as a cynic.. and not as someone with first hand knowledge.., sadly.. ; but I guess a dreary bit of plagiarism needs supporting no matter how poorly it's been done.. I'd love to share the original though, but a deep breath and a few days will allow me the luxury of 'forgetting'. There has to be a standard set and maintained, surely, before being signed off on though (?).. It's how it's done here though..; don't crtitique 'cause it's deemed combative and being a poor sport is not what it's all 'boot man.. I just don't get the intended comparisons though.., I mean, here's the choice for ya.. Hawaii v Skegness.., Fiji v Fleetwood and Brazil v Bognor., so which would you chose.. and consider for a dream visit..? Why compare and why not simply put your own best foot forward rather than set yourself up for an obvious fall.. and fail.? and if all you've got is a faded bit of peeling tea room, Tescos and an audience with 79 year old Joan Collins., promote it., proudly..

Listening to coughing, watching sleeves and the back of hands being used to wipe a nose is draining me.. as much as being forced to take in the whole flask mentality..

Salmon,  red vino and Honey & Lemon Lockets are one a heck of a concoction, but I'm in and up for it.. "Raindrops keep falling on my head.."

I've got a couple of TV pilots coming up that I need to catch up with.., not to mention another visit to Somerset House, the Tate and the National Gallery.. Several revolutions of the Eye in London allowed me the fortunate experience of seeing a Director do his stuff while standing front and center for the comedic proposal that was rejected.. I just hope my reaction was one of natural shock otherwise it'll be on the cutting room floor.. I understand the dynamic station platform contribution I made with my very own prop is all over the one pilot which is going to cause a few days worth of hiding behind dark glasses in order to deal with the embarresment of my debut as an SA..

I was also very., extremely lucky to have been around the lights being set up for an interview that I was able to shoot a few stills for..  It was a personal thrill, huge honour and yet another check mark I can make on my bucket list.. Meeting someone who's iconic work you're well aware of and followed is a treat beyond any senses I'm able to share in a few written words.., but the feeling I'm left with will stay for a long, long time.. - thanks you multi award nominated CC..

A photog.

This whole seven degrees of separation and Kevin Bacon jobby is unbelievable, but now I can say I've been as close as one can get without hearing her voice to Ms. BB and her cigar.. Geez., I'm one lucky motrucker.. 

Oh yes., videos., originality.. and events..; did anyone see that lightshow, sound and wild annual thingy from Louisiana..?, or where you caught up with brewing the contents from that kettle..? I know the whole organ and balloon deal is huge, but I kinda think Beyonce blew it out of the stadium.., That's just me and my opinion though..

Kinda sad to see Mario Balotelli go., NOT.. Phew, sometimes I wish I were better able to describe the way my skin crawls when faced with not being able to ignore certain obvious behaviors.. Nasty, nasty., nasty..

Skin's crawling

Oh yeah., I just had a thought.., thanks to the Southern Hemisphere..; very cool..

"Does anybody know the way to Block Buster"

I've developed a choc' digestive addiction, while the back of my fleece is becoming worn as a result of the camera I wear across my shoulder and that flaps around the small of my back .. and let's not mention the sounds of an out of control helicopter landing that my laptops' been making..

What is it with chips., roots and English TV..? and why Dallas.., but at least the days are getting longer..

I left my roaming selection switched on my ageing HTC.. and boy do I have a bill this month.., but kudos to my provider for their great and hugely satisfactory response.; I guess it pays to just ask, come clean and keep your fingers crossed.. Thank you.. 

Oh yes, I've shaken off the flu virus I had for three weeks, but feel as though 'something's' happening to my throat AGAIN.. I guess I'm not dealing with this lovely coastal winter temperature and damp air..

I'm not sure how original The Fortunes are, but hey., along with the Antique Fair, the Pavilion is going to be a rockin' 

"you've got your troubles" 

Huge thanks to Matt Damon for standing in for Jimmy Kimmel and good luck to Jimmy Kimmel in his new time slot.; très
There are times when it's just a case of taking a deep breath


Week 49's done and dusted

Mas Tequila and Susan Tedeschi baby

Thanks this week go/goes to new Kiwis - Female Photographers - Photojournalists - Frank Lampard - Skype - Social Media - Sammy Hagar -  Levis - f2.8 and Groynes


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