Monday, 29 March 2010


I originally saw this idea in the now defunct Spy Magazine A very clever satirical publication that also featured some serious invetigative journalism and creative pranks. Itwas a great read but too smart for it's time and never was a profitable venture petering out by the end of the 90s.
The idea was originally by Andy Aaron (i think) and after listening to quite a few Dylan tracks myself I decided to eloborate on the idea.
The concept is to take a line from part 1 and pick and choose in any order another line from both Part 2 & 3. Then see if they make more sense than the original.
Fun hey?

Part 1 part 2 Part 3 Song Album + year
And now I stand here lookin' at your yellow railroad In the ruins of your balcony Absolutly Sweet Marie Blonde on Blonde 1966
Where the sad-eyed prophet says that no man comes, My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums Sad eyed lady of the lowlands Blonde on blonde 1966
At the peak of the night, the king and the queen Tumbled all down into pieces. Ballad in Plain D Another side of Bob Dylan 1964
Well, Shakespeare, he's in the alley With his pointed shoes and his bells, Speaking to some French girl, To be stuck inside of Mobile Blonde on blonde 1966
I walked by a Guernsey cow Who directed me down To the Bowery slums With the Memphis blues again. Bringing it all back home 1965
He sits in your room, his tomb, with a fist full of tacks Preoccupied with his vengeance Can you please crawl out your window? Biograph 1985
The cold-blooded moon. Sending his thoughts to a beloved maid The captain waits above the celebration Changing of the guards Street Legal1978
Through the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales For the disrobed faceless forms of no position Chimes of Freedom Another side of Bob Dylan 1964
The man standin' next to me, his head was exploding, Well, I was prayin' the pieces wouldn't fall on me. Day of the Locusts New Morning 1970
Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood With his memories in a trunk Passed this way an hour ago Desolation Row Highway 61 Revisited 1965
With a time-rusted compass blade Aladdin and his lamp Sits with Utopian hermit monks Gates of Eden Bringing it all back home 1965
While one who sings with his tongue on fire Gargles in the rat race choir It's alright, Ma, I'm only bleeding Bringing it all back home 1965
When all of your advisers heave their plastic at your feet to convince you of your pain Queen Jane Approximately Highway 61 Revisited 1965
You're going to Sodom and Gomorrah But what do you care? Ain't nobody there would want to marry your sister. Jokerman Infidels 1983
Crimson flames tied through my ears Rollin' high and mighty traps Pounced with fire on flaming roads My Back pages Another side of Bob Dylan 1964
The cloak and dagger dangles, Madams light the candles. In ceremonies of the horsemen, Love minus zero/ no limit Bringing it all back home 1965

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Arty people I know and respect Part Four


Ed (right) pictured here with Red Bubble Co-founder Peter Styles. 
Two men responsible for Red Bubbles global success)

Ed Redman
Red Bubble original whose output is staggering but few
would ever realize it.
One of the driving forces creatively for the art site Ed has crammed a lot in his lifetime.
Ed originally from Britain was visiting Australia and only days before he was meant to leave was in a major car accident that nearly left him a cripple for life.
This turned out to be a blessing and through this delay managed to meet his partner and become a founding member of the Red Bubble team.
Here is still known as the Minister of Tshirts and he must know what he’s doing because he has two best sellers himself.
It’s because of Ed that the Clothing design community on Red Bubble is so strong.
Before Ed had his accident he did have some success in the fashion industry with Wolf Rayett a reference to a celestial body which he also has a passion.

Besides his creative work developing and marketing Red Bubble Ed is also passionate about film, vinyl records, animation, Holga cameras and developed film as well as animation , astronomy ,alternative universes and supporting anyone who’s got an idea with a trace of originality.
I think I’ll just create a list of links to show how talented and underrated an artist this clever man really is.


 Wolf rayett 
A link to a pre RB company designing clothing.

Holga Madness
A link to just some of Ed's photos taken with a film camers. Being such a well travelled world citizen Ed is never without his trusty camera. The difference being Ed doesn't take happy holiday snaps. Ed has an eye for the architechural, the history , the hidden design by Mother Nature and sometimes the  the plain absurd.
The majority of these photos are "photoshop" free and and the effects and colours are the product of the camera and the man holding it..

A collection of recent photography
More wonderous pics.

Experimental work1
Experimental work 2
A sample of what an enquring mind can get up to with a few minutes spare.

Street art champion
There are rumours he may have participated in some of these antics himself as a younger man.

Festival goer and architectural fan
A link to a journak that combines two great loves music and architecture.

Ideas man and lover of the vast heavens
This is a link to a project that Ed worked on with the creator of a wonderful project that simply explains the size of our solar system.
This link is my journal from when I visited on the Open Day

Animation fun and tutorial 1
Animation fun and tutorial 2

Vinyl lover
This man LOVES his records.

Sharer of his travels  1
Sharer of his travels  2
Basically go here and have a good look around

A collection of animations.

This one was recently added to Jack White's web site

RB promos

Monday, 1 March 2010

Arty people I know and respect Part Three

Cathie Tranent, South Australian resident (which we won’t hold against her) and my official proofreader, though she has never ever accepted the job neither has she accepted any payment.
I trust her for her knowledge and I also know if I’m heading in the right direction when she comments on the work as a whole that she is correcting.
That was always my plan, critical correction and assessment at the same time.
She did reveal once to me she did it because she got to read my work first, I believe she does it because she’s one of the nicest people on the planet.
Besides her scholarly skills Mrs Tranent is also a rather good (bloody) photographer with a penchant for Tee Shirt design and has shown her worth in an international contest

The MECHANIC (left) has also won a photography prize in 2008 in SA, very sharp readers will also recognise it as a collaborated work from the MONK ROCK SERIES.

Cathie's work has also been showcased on popular T Shirt sites around the web

Cathie's photography work also gives her a chance to mix passions with her love of blues music

I have collaborated with Cathie on many things, usually her fixing up my atrocious grammar and spelling but she did a wonderful photoshop image of my son and I (left) as well as a few tshirt designs on my writing.
I also wrote a story for one of CT's photos, something I rarely do.

This collaboration done more as a parody on some fine graphics done by CT has been picked to be part of an exhibition (maybe) in The HAGUE

Over the past couple of years we also managed to interview each other
and helped develop the GAME OF KINGS PROJECT.
All up Mrs Tranent is a talented lady with an natural love of old guitars and panda bears and I strongly suggest you follow the links and explore a bit further into the world that is Cathie Tranent art.