Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

tony: should I stay or should I go?
(click on youtube clip)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Moonlight Sonata

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (November 6, 1860 - June 29, 1941) OBE was a Polish pianist, composer, diplomat and politician, and the third Prime Minister of Poland.
this is a piano roll recording he made in 1914 of the first and second movements of Beethoven's Sonata Op.27 No.2: (click here)

(more such goodies here)

decisive moment

Saturday, January 06, 2007


to accept the cruel curse of mediocrity, and to scorn it

both as producer and as consumer, therefore, henceforth to eschew :

pictorialism in any form

the exoticism of poverty

the 'innocence' of children

the alluring 'beauty' of nature

the cuteness of pets

the otherness of animals

the celebration of the trivial

the trivialisation of the sacred

'war-torn' photojournalism - the porn of the culturally anaesthetised

the image whose only raison d'ĂȘtre is envy (that I were there rather than here)

the image whose only raison d'ĂȘtre is relief (that I'm here rather than there)

at least, until the snow comes ...