Saturday, June 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary *

This blog is four today. It's getting a bit tired and jaded (unlike it's creator). I think PC problems at home are to blame. Talking of which, anyone know of a free anti-virus software that I can download. I assumed that such things were easily available and, me being a skinflint and all that, haven't bought a package yet. Anyway, you never know, I may get back to doing the odd post now and again in the near future.

Should really blog about my trip to the Download festival. And about a hilarious Q&A piece I read in one of the London free papers with Sarah Brightman a few weeks ago - it's been sitting next to my computer at home for ages. And, from the same paper, the bizarre concept of former Thompson Twins member Alannah Currie now designing furniture which incorporates stuffed animals - I kid you not. Here's a taster from a piece in the Guardin from I don't know when:

3. On using roadkill: The foxes, swan, lamb and blue tit on my chairs are memento mori. I'm a vegetarian, so I did a lot of research to find the right taxidermist who uses animals that die naturally or are roadkill. I had to wait eight months for the swan. As far as fitting the animals into the chairs, I'm very specific. For instance, for the foxes, I measured the back of the chair, drew exactly how I wanted the foxes to be positioned and sent these drawings to the taxidermist. Then I sewed them in when they eventually arrived. All the furniture is made to be robust. It is functional art - there may be a lamb on the chair, but you can lie beside it or use it as a cushion. To me, they are very beautiful but disturbing at the same time

Fucking nuts!

*Little River Band


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Welcome To The Cabaret *

Limmy gets a bit angry!

* Christy Moore