Friday, 18 November 2016

Another Week 82 - Futurism, the unexpected, Time Lapse

Article 50
it's just mike & the mechanics

the formalities of life
are most likely (?) here simply for those English eccentrics who like their chips
why do we sing in the shower
why do certain things irritate us.. and not others..
Where are people
Who really goes to those places
and Why do people fly kites
What are you doing today
How much is much
throwbacks just remind me


Ground gazers... and 'no', it's not Vegas, it's not New York, Chicago or L.A..; it's not Reykjavik., Berlin or Barcelona.. It's not Firenze., nor Lisbon or Bali.: It's not even Nadi., Sydney, Paris.. or San Francisco either.. It's not Amsterdam or Stavanger., nor Bermuda, Bahamas or Banff..; it's not even Boston., Buenos Aires or Bejing..: It's bloody BOMO..; Bomo.. BOmo.., Bomo.. - "where do you live dude.?".. 
"Oh (proudly), I live in.. (beat.., hesitant cough)... Bomo.." - 
"Oh, really.. and where is (wait for it) BOmo..?"
"Hmm., on the Riviera.., duh.!"
"Oh wow..; on the Riviera uh..?"
"Yep., on the Riviera.."
"Must be pretty cool living on the Riviera..!? This place.. 'Bomo., sounds kinda exotic.?'"
"Oh yeah, sure..; it's got fish and chip shops, betting shops.., a bus station., CCTV's ALL over the place.. aNd there are signs everywhere..; it's pretty cool.. The trains even stop here.."
"But does it have any culture..?., this 'Bomo" place..?"
"Now hold on a minute..; Well., not really.., yet.., but they are working on a 15 year plan to put more signs up.. and they are trying to keep the fountains clean annually.. and at some point they will probably fix the Pier.. - I mean we're not China where massive sink holes get repaired in a day..., this IS Bomo we're talking about an' besides, Rome wasn't built in a day.."
"Hmm., and where is this Bomo..?"
"At the end of the rainbow mate..; at the end of the bleeding' rainbow.."
"ahh., so it's not a 'proper' real place then..?"
"Oh yep., in some people's eyes it's real.. It's really real..; Bomo's ya better believe it's real baby..!"
"... and can I get a pint, meat pie and mushy peas there..?"
"ever heard of Arthur Askey..?"
"Oh geez yeah.."
".. fits right in.. innit.."
scratches head, sighs and 
excitedly looks forward to walking through several months of saturated leaves..

I have a feeling that I've broken one of them little bones in your feet
along with every written rule known to mankind
grammar, structure and punctuation
and I care

"does anybody really know what time it is"

To film production crews everywhere man., nice work.. To those Ice Rink ers.., damnit man.. and to those cabin builders., damnit man.. and to that Christmas Tree.., holy cow, pull yourself together and call yourself a tree..; grow some balls will ya sonny..
I gave in to the cold dark dank.., an' thoroughly miserable day today an' sat alone in a movie theater., for the first time ever..; no people, jus' me and a movie.. To writers, stunt crews., choreographers, directors, editors and dp's.. and the rest.., actors, extras, featured artistes..; to those who throw in the little things, wardrobe, set and colorists..; thanks for all you do..: Really, thank you..
Hmm., not only does our body change, not only our hairlines., but our my mind too..; well, our my choices.; Mine totally has..; what was pretty much once cute., is now annoying., what was once funny., sure is an irritating little phuck... and what was once a cool shiny thang, is a complete waste.. Apart from their, there and they're., were, where and WTF., I do wonder.., but there again, I couldn't do a more complicated math than  1x1= 2 (?).. 

I do wonder though just what we're all doing., 'cause some of us are totally out there..; driven by popularity, by numbers., likes., vanity., control.. - I've absolutely missed that particular Sunseeker boat., but hey., my old and unfashionable boat's simply enjoying the waters from here on in..; oh look, a wave.. A wave's far more fun than any sugar candy kisses Mac..
Cowboy hats and checked shirts tell ya he don't live here., nor on the beach., nor trekkin' man..; there are times when even groovsters have to check their stride.., otherwise it's all a comic book.. and what's wrong with comic books exactly..; absolutely nada.., unless you're a Radio 4 type geezer who reads the Guardian on Sunday and takes your expresso by the drip.. and your vino by the label.. Impressions (john Coltrane)..
It's all about da minds
it's all a journey
they say
We really do think we're individuals
we're not
We follow the leader
we vote for the effing leaders
then we jump on stage center
and preach
our (own ?) philosophies
Who really gives a toss whether Wayne Rooney had a drink
four days before a next match

What do I care 'bout.. I care about whether you kick my cat., I care about your sincerity towards me., I care about your level of integrity towards me., I care about whether you make me laugh., I  care about whether you 'turn up'.. and I care about keeping the toilet clean.. There's a pretty good chance that if you gel your hair all spikey like, I'm not going to cross a packed Art Reception floor to talk to you, no matter who you are.. and there's a pretty good chance that if you have those eye brows (I mean., why.!) ., I'm not going to ask you for your number and if your eyes dance like they're listening to a 70's disco soundtrack., you'll probably not get more than two words from me, "cool., bye..".. If your shirt's open to show your abs., or your cleavage is bouncing around on show, I'm gonna wonder about your sense of security and desire for an understated lifestyle and go off in search of a safe quiet corner.. 

other than that., I care

Thanks this week go/goes to Jamal Hinton - Wanda Dench - Chris Burr Martin - Chris Porsz - Audrey Fox and Cassandra De Pecol

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Another Week 81 - Winter Adventures, Trailers, IMDb



So.., it's a done deal..; 
let's see what his legacy will be
let's see what causes ole Malaria gets her teeth into
Le9 A Seas
Apparently., everything's gonna be great., ALL over aGain
an' I for 1.. and one for all
Will B Waiting II
ride that wave

Leaves., hedges and ladders., ride on mowers, wet rubber boots and alarms.. spooky eyes, fields and ski seasons.. and being pulled out of your boots by a quadruped..! Colds.., brake lights an' how much patience must you have before its kinda ok to lose your patience..
Bling Palace

CHRISTMAS COMMERCIALS..; we all go to some places., but we don't all go to Enid, Ok.. Some even know how to pidginise English.., while many know just how to colloquialize their dining room table.. There are the local pontificate(r)s and there are the worldly mountaineers.. I'm just a paddler, but I have been to Enid., baby
check out Sunny D
you will see
Go to 11
an' live
Life ain't the Guardian and kitchen tables
it's more than.. 
It's tabloid. 
Life ain't just words., it's art.. 
It's more than on/off switches, it's more than faith.., it's interaction baby..
It's beanies an' baseball caps and it's hot lemon and honey
It really is illegal
isn't it funny how we form an impression of someone
acquaintances think they know ya
people you know., think they know you
when it comes right down to it
the people who know you are the people you know
Stay out of coffee shops when you want to get to know someone
but always simply turn up
don't hide
I know people who don't know me, have an impression of me
still think they know me
an' I know that
they don't know
of life in a pulpit

Please stay out of the jungle.. an' away from the soaps.; stay off the floor and out of the boardroom. Keep away from the stage.., stay away from Alexa..😎 an' take the time to move yer ass.; you'll notice how quickly it shrinks and your eyes widen

* times when you jus' wanna check out brush strokes *
paperback writers
I have this quandary
I have  two pairs of erm cough shoes ., both are well past their sell-by-date and I have absolutely NO need for them., but I can't seem to don't want to delete throw them away.
I much prefer my cereal
When it comes right down to it
it's just a case of how you look
oh., &
the words you use
oh and
how you dress
oh and
your job title
oh aNd
the car keys in your pocket
oH and
your height
oh anD
I'm a title
maybe I jus' need to be
if I could offer up a lyric
will that make me singer
Some people really do have a face for radio
while some have a voice designed specifically for the mute button
an' some of us really shouldn't fasten that jacket button and prance about
I'm probably really opinionated., but not at all biased
The thunder's still inside

look up
open your eyes
thank you
clean your teeth



Thanks this week go/goes to Kevin Mullins - Terry O'Neill - Walker Evans - Dorothea Lange - Tomasz Gudzowaty - Martin Parr - others and Instagram

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Another Week 80 - Christmas slippers, ski season., cheap flights


flip flops

Looking for bridges.., looking for locations..
songs you used to love
are now as empty as that chocolate wrapper
Looks like hell's freezing'.. If you really do wanna play the song in the key of life., at least keep it in toon.. baby
Rev., rev..., rev
that engine

Isn't TV basically jus' like a tabloid newspaper
performers are underperforming
performing at all
Fresh water to parallel with.., new skies to hide under.. and clink., chink clink.. I don't do stupidity., nor political naivety.. I don't do intentional ignorance., nor pure bloody bias.. I do do da da da.. oh yeah.. I do gets me a lotto ticket an' I do mingle with gentle souls.. I do chat with polite and inquisitive strangers and I smile at smiles..
Mirror mirror on the wall
who is the biggest numpty
of all
aside from me
that is
Those loud people.; the ones you hear before you see their garish and eccentric wardrobe.. The threads you can hear when the wearer walks in the room.. Their bigger than sociably comfortable voices.. Those people who grin from ear to 'ere.. I mean. ''why.?''.. Who needs that energy., man.. There will be stripes., no doubt.; you can almost guarantee stripes and there will be stripes 'cause you see stripes from a distance., you see stripes across a crowded room., you almost certainly hear stripes..., you notice stripes when the door opens and a  mere foot steps into view.. There's this thing about stripes., man.. Some people just need stripes in their lives and they need stripes 'cause then they're more noticeable..  We jus' notice stripes.. I don't like to be noticed.. Have you noticed that stripe wearers usually have white chicken legs (but) with chunky knees.. and they usually have white chicken legs and chunky knees  'cause their legs are usually covered.., with, yep, you guessed it.., stripes.. Stripes though are more likely to worn on yer shoulders in order to make a statement, 'cause statements 'is' what its all about., man, innit..
fingers crossed 
I'm deodorant'd up.., got mah socks on baby.. and look as boring as hell in a basket..; hopefully I won't get noticed.. 
I'll have my peak pulled way down low, my collar pulled way up high.. and will be walking with/in (?) a purposeful type manner along the shadows..; although, I actually usually walk right down the middle., baby.. Hmm., maybe that's where I go wrong..
The UV range is looking at a 1., polution range is 'low' and the chance of using my goretex., is bloody high..; what does that tell ya..

Freaky Friday
The Dark Traveller

So., I freaked out a homeless guy in St.Peter's today..; he was 'napping'., or something when I came around the corner.. He saw me before I saw him, but man, he totally freaked out, jumped up knocking his chair over, let out a scream., grabbed his 'belongings' and stumbled over a few more chairs before managing to run down the church aisle.. again knocking over one final chair as he busted his ass to get out of church.. Nothing was said., I didn't go 'BOO'., or anything., just simply and innocently came round the corner., respectfully quietly.. and BAM., he was freaked.. I kinda put it down to my cheerful wardrobe selection which was ALL black (no stripes)., including my 'waterproofs'..; maybe it was my baseball cap pulled down real low.., maybe it was the way I 'glide' over the ground., or just him seeing his the dark angel.. he just wasn't ready for me or my scythe, I guess.. 
No wonder I can't get a date..; da ladies run
I wasn't even wearing my black as night shades either

leaves his weary mark

I'm the guy who., when faced with little old ladies, they suddenly seem to find their Olympic sprinter legs
I'm the guy that causes little yappy dogs to yelp
and little children's ice cream to melt on those hot summer days
I'm the guy that's caused climate change
the guy who's to blame for all those flights to be delayed
I'm the guy who's responsible for the Daily Mail
I'm the guy who's always at the front of the queue in Boots farting around for his card
I'm the guy who always chats about the weather with a mile long line building up behind him
I'm the guy who never goes into coffee shops

I'm that guy

and bloody cold dark nights
Then there's reading stuff 'what's' written.. Then there's walking along the beach in the rain and the wet sand flicks up looking like mud's been splattered over yer kecks.. and that's why I live in outdoors gear and not a coffee shop and pastry type wardrobe..
Some folk really really try.. and some don't..
When you just wanna sit down on a bench, but it's raining and you really don't want to walk around with a wet ass.. I dunno how people manage to survive., other than they have to, in war zones., 'cause this fireworks night gig is tough to deal with now that those things are getting louder, last longer and seem to have to explode in order to 'weee'..
Google is amazing.., when you want it to be

Hmm., from those heady early days of simply exchanging photos., we're now posting from the pulpit offering  our thoughts  on  newspapers, politics and everything riveting..
Wow !, what was that.!; oh only finger nails being dragged across a chalkboard..
don't matter any..; I just drilled my foot to the floor with a big ass pneumatic drill..; ahh, that's much better
remind me not to look

wanna know what's funny.(?)., trying to clip your toe nails when you've got a bad back
a stiff neck's real funny
as interesting as this is
so are those posts
kinda like this
when you think about it

My boot lace tore/broke.. an' I'll be wearing another layer, fleecier gloves and watching out for cheese scones..  I've got this song in my head..; it always seems to hit me.., in N'Orlans., baby..  I bet that ole town's gonna be buzzing with .., with.., er with.. smokers smoking their smokes.; with walking frames and motability scooters.., indecisive shufflers.. Who doesn't struggle with indecisive shufflers.! AND people who suddenly change direction., or emergency stop., or can't seem to make their maneuver.. with purpose..: 
Or when you walk through that exhale of secondhand smoke.., or when that piece of paper sticks to your shoe., or when you walk a hundred meters and have acknowledged the (one of the four) Big Issue guy (s), the street beggar, the gym guy handing out flyers, the street preachers, the street musician, the free dental check-up tent, the Body Shop free gift., market researchers., the new restaurant flyer giver., or the street statute., or the RNLI folk., or the homeless drinker., or the penny whistler., or the empty food court., or the verbally abusive drunk.. and plethora of coffee drinkers.., you simply have to get outta dodge and find that real bit of paradise.., the bit that smells of chips and pungent blue wheelie bins.. - I mean., really., am I wrong..
The great and good points are.., that you can place a bet., anywhere in town.., you can buy a new phone anywhere in town.., you can stand in a Tescos line.., anywhere in town..; you can sit on a wall.. anywhere in town., you can see scaffolding (aNd fencing) anywhere in town., you can see the latest movie once a week., on a Thursday at 8:00pm.; you can enjoy either such aesthetic pleasures as rust, broken windows or graffiti (if that's your thing), anywhere.., but we do have solar powered trash bins AND signs JUST where you'd want 'em.. We've got dull green., brown and creatively repaired road and path surfaces.. and we've got metal coverings provided by the gas people, metal coverings provided by the electric people., metal coverings provided by the water people., metal coverings provided by the water people., metal coverings provided by the council.; we've got signs indicating that repairs are going on, but I never see the repairs., but man, have we got signs.. There are signs to park., not to park, park here, don't park here..; we've got signs to walk, not to walk., don't stand here., wait here.., cross here., don't cross here.., look left., CCTV in operation.; we've got signs that inform me there is coffee here, no loitering here, no public intoxication., out of order and no waiting.. There are red pedestrian this way signs., there are no entry signs and there are sale signs, offer signs and there are closed for lunch signs..
There are plastic bags., and railings
There's lots o' swearing' and lots of promise of  things to come


You don't read this in the daily posts.. What ya read is Louis Armstrong.. and what you read is anti certain newspapers., what you read are dinner menus., posts from one of those coffee shops.; what you read are culturally fascinating posts that leave you drained., unmotivated, uninspired..,  scratching your head .., with a wry smile on your face., ready to run in the opposite direction.. bewildered.. ; they just leave ya.. speechless and without positive thought or input..

off to find a new forest to explore
off to find some air
some calmness
off to make sense


Thanks this week go/goes to Andy Murray - Kane - Ibrahimovic - Fuji glass - visionary leaders - compassion - art - nature - spirituality and languages

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Another Week 79 - Intelligent apps., Chicago., register to vote and

poppy bans

You know., pretty much every post of those selfies that are all basically the same pose..; there comes a time when..
The several artists., film makers, writers., photogs' and creatives who work it where the sun  shines.., where the mountains peak and where the deserts rock., where the sun actually rises.. and falls and where the night sky throws up it's own work of art.. ; to those where the beer is chilled and the table sociable.. to where the car is clean and space is a gimme.., I'm thinking (of ya'll) with a smile., baby..
For those communicators., to those who share., do you wanna know a secret., oh yeah.
Marmite and Brexit - What do points make..? Prizes.. cuddly toy., cuddly toy.. For realz baby., some people are seriously politically nuts.., an' I know ugly man.. Beach BBQ's., visiting spooky haunted Knowlton and a bunch o'new stuff.; sociability means sitting at tables after dark... I got the chills
parking on different streets., constellations & some Chilean vino..; Sunseeker 131 an' Defender 90 XS station wagon * bespoke edition, margaritas on the rocks, shaken, rocks glass and that salt rim baby.. midnight blue sky, moonlit with ocean reflections and balmy enough not to be chilled..; soft noises/sounds., an occasional wave crashing.. and distant laughter.. Old friends., meaningful conversations., no time no clocks.. and no bloody Trump or e-mails in sight.. Call me.., we can hide.. I'm elegantly wasted
I need to vacuum.. Great inventions of the 20th century.. ; the blues.. Art., the deep south.. and little red rooster., Mick.. - Canvas', brush strokes., born in the USA.. 1865.. Walker Evans., Dorothea Lange., improvise., Edward Hopper., whatever comes to hand., Handy., playing behind., confirmation.. an' what does it mean Kat.. Spears..
How do people know not to read The Sun
if they've nevah read it
The secrets we keep
I mean., what did we use to do when we hung out on the side of the road., when we leant against a wall., when we waited for a bus.; I mean, what did we do when we stood outside the shops, walked through the parks, sat at the beach.. I mean., what on earth did we do when we were out an' about with friends., hitting the bars., ordering our portion of regular chips., man.. What did we do when we tried hard to look cool in our brown jackets around town.. What did we do when the world didn't have cell phones and we were forced to chat ., what did we do when we were forced to exist without Google., what did we do with actual people.. - Those thumbs baby now have taken over our lives.. People., their noses., their thumbs and the squinty eyes showing the world how to do it., modern day style.. Under 'T'., is text.. an' under 'G'., Google.. an' under 'F', is sucker..

There are some almonds out there., some cashews..; there are some salted ones too..., but  my gawd., man., there are some real nuts too.. Yep., we eat loads o' dough., babe..; we drink loads of 'English'..; we pop a load o' chips., loads o' cake.. We down loads o' pints.. and we exhale loads of smoke.. We squish tons of butts.. and we queue up like there's no tomorrow..;  we cuss like a miserably dank day in Fall.. and we dress like a secondhand charity store.. We shave our hair/heads an' ink our necks.. We squeeze our legs into torn stretch drainpipes and we sit around defending our time.. That's what we do.., here.. We're loud an' we don't care.. 
Man., people are old., before they're old
an' we pretty much all talk about.., stuff.. ''so., where are you at now..?''
"whatcha doin' now..?"
"Huh., what you looking at bro..!"

Everybody checks out a woman's butt., even women..
and why would I check in at Halberton
Walking on ground that Edward the Martyr took his last breath on and where Will built his lil ole pad.. and where stories are buried jus' proves there is something other than the latest technology to enjoy.. Take a walk, breath the fresh air and feel da history.. Leave that cappuccino for a real excuse..
I think I'm fatter in my grey t
thinner wearing my blue belt

I think I'll touch base with and catch up with an old friend who's on tour at the moment.. an' gonna be performing locally..; it's been a while, but the gig is full of crazy names who all have done it with tunes that have hit the single digit..

It's kinda funny how one person is to blame for all this..; first it was Maggie., then it was someone else an' someone else., an' probably someone else too; it's Barack now.,  an' Bill's in there somewhere.. and man, Hilary's going to be blamed for something too.., already.. Trump's got his golf course and hotel designer on it though and will have another elevator working the floors before you know it.. I think ole Hills baby is probably to blame for Mourinho being given a touchline ban an'., while we're at it., for my coffee being cold..; she's even to blame for the lousy parking spot I had to take today.. aNd the blister on my little toe.., but man..the leaves keep on fallin' baby.., all around..

There's been mist on the ground
and a run on sunsets
but not my numbers

I'm with Vogue UK
Smaller the better
Can't er wait for the riviera's celebrations this season..; those routines certainly rocK steady.; there will be the usual stuff., in the usual places.. at the regular times.. on offer by the usual people.. It'll be commonly dark and not unusually bloody cold, but the totally usual crap stuff will be budgeted and weakly evented for.. The promise of anything new and different is looking like a bag of broken crisps.. and we all know just how much stale off milk smells like.. Crowded walkways, squares that're like an Old Trafford turnstile.. and food stalls like a queue for night in a homeless shelter .. There will be the groovester singists.. and complaining bankers.. Roll 'em all out, turn 'em on., stand back and drink yer gluvine

hipster days

The mods are out
so am

Thanks this week go/goes to nomads - compassion - Xibipíío - Ondinnonk - Hózhó - Woohitike - Kenshō and the super moon