Friday, August 19, 2016

In A Dream You Saw A Way To Survive And You Were Full Of Joy.



My search for cleverness continues..........
Me & Cath went into Manchester's Whitworth Gallery to see an exhibition called   In A Dream You Saw A Way To Survive And You Were Full Of Joy
To be honest, I knew little about it,but I just loved the title! It was an electic mix of curated  stuff.
I mean,Andy Warhol and Eric Gill in the same space !

The first Gill sculpture I,ve ever seen...it was the highlight for me.Brilliant.
I'm still not a big fan of The Whitworth.It brands itself as an International Gallery.Very well healed visitors....it could just as easily be in London or New York. I get no feel of Northernness or Manchesterness.Frankly ,it feels a bit up itself!
 All those comforable people coming to look at photos of homeless street sleepers, while outside the beggars of Manchester seem to multiply each time i visit the city.
Some sad irony....... Nina Simone:Live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, England, December 1977

Saturday, August 13, 2016

13th August : Happy Valley Pride.

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Happy-Valley-Pride-13th-August/
So. I went into Hebden Bridge this afternoon.
Taking a look at Hebden Bridge's first ever Pride.
Really nice feeling around the town.
 Hebden has been a Gay friendly place for many years.I'm surprised this hasnt happened before now.......
I was thinking of David Cameron today. The only "brave " thing he ever did was to support Gay Rights legislation.
I guess he must have  some rich gay friends?, Because he never did fuck all for gay disabled people:gay midwives:the  gays homeless:gay public service workers:gay ambulance drivers:gay lorry drivers:gay youth;gay unemployed:etc etc.....


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016

#KeepCorbyn :Manchester.


It's going to be a hard fight "for the soul of the Labour Party".
If we are going to put our faith in Chilcot & the 'big majority in the last Labour Leadership election ',we are fucked.
  it will be different this time..... I cannot believe Chilcot is going to deliver any knock-out blow to Blair ( establishment reports never do). yougov reports that currently ,its 50/50 for Jeremy Corbyn among Labour members.Given the media this week, that is hardly surprising .
Plus ,expect all sorts of 'dirty tricks' from Blair & co.Along the way ....( "60,000 new members this week"...they wouldn't be reporting this if it was 'bad'news would they ...?)
 It is going to be a tough fight.But (whatever the result) Socialism Maintains.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

york





Cath's Birthday today


So....we caught the train to   York.
 I,ve not been in that city for 20 years.
'Didn't realise today was Race Day! Very Busy!Lots of Drunken Tarts in daft hats& high heels...and that was just those Stockbroker blokes from Surrey   who ,somehow decided to share the train carriage with us........!
R.I.P.   Guy Clark     who died this week.........

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/York-21-st-May-2016/

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Friday, May 06, 2016

rustic fences & and sepia sheep.



A photo I took on   Saturday in   the  middle  of Halifax's 4    day International Street Market.
More images  https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Halifax-7th-May-2016/
 This is a sepia saturday post.My take on the theme is rustic rural fences & sheep.
As a child West Yorkshire sheep were  sepia due to all the pollution  from the  mill chimney smoke. Whenever   travelling, i could exactly  calibrate   distance from   home ,  by   the ever changing  shades in their fleece.   Essentially,Yorkshire sheep were the first SatNav's............
 

1994.My family's farm in  Poland.My Uncle Czeszek  with my son Chris (left):his grandchildren Marek & Mereck
2006: a photo taken by Chris on the Moors above Hebden Bridge.
1994:my photo of  Marek +chicken:Uncle Czeszek   with rustic fence behind......


We go out drinking in Mytholmroyd tonight.
https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Mytholmroyd-6th-May-2016/

Saturday, April 30, 2016

ßringing a painting into safety.

Bob Dylan: Live at the Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan; April 28, 2016.
 My Brother-in-Law Dave did the London Marathon last Sunday.
He remarked, with surprise,how many potholes they had in the roads since he ran the exact same route two years ago. 
I guess if you pound those streets each day you don't notice the decay. It takes a fresh pair of eyes& feet to notice change.
My take on this week's prompt ("bringing a painting into safety") is how do we rescue  from our collapsing world what we need to preserve ?ake  personal remains our own....
Sometimes that is harder than it sounds.Solid monuments might dissolve into sand & trickle through our fingers.........



This is a sepia saturday post.




Camille: Live at Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris, May 30, 2005.

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Hebden-Bridge-29th-April-2016/

Friday, April 22, 2016

Early Roman Kings

Bob Dylan:Early Roman Kings:Live at the Century Hall, Nagoya, Japan; April 15, 2016.

Fuck Donald Trump.The man's a stupid Cunt. And ,while we are on
the subject....
Fuck Cruz ( another Cunt):
Fuck Hilary Clinton (she's a witch, you know that?):
even, Bernie Sanders.........
However, the guy below,in the video, is the real deal America , he could be your Saviour Hold Him To Your Breast !.Watch The Video!

Lots of traffic for this post.Google seems to have picked up my use of TRUMP:CRUZ:CLINTON ! Hence the "potty mouth"....

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time, As A Symptom


Yes.We move this year.
Think of me as a copyist of  West Ham United.
I have not been too well these past 2 weeks.Not even been out socially (passed up several social functions) .A photo of my first drink ,and new haircut!,tonight in Hebden Bridge's White Lion pub...... RICKIE LEE JONES Live at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT; September 15, 2015

Saturday, April 02, 2016

ironically ,April 1st



Maude the Tigon   Her father was a tiger. Her mother was a lion.
She lived in Belle Vue Zoo between 1936-1949.
When she died her skin was preserved & given to Manchester Museum.They kept it hidden in a drawer for 50+ years.
In 2015 a local taxidermist mounted what she left them......dear Maude is now on display. (trust me,she looks happy enough,but her eyes sure do follow you around the room....!)
 Me & Cath went into Manchester today. Here are some photo i took........
Me Cath & Chris have lived in the same house in Hebden Bridge for 30+ years.This year we leave it.No doubt this will be a theme as the weeks & months unfurl..Stay Tuned Folks!
St.Stephens/not fade away/St.Stepens..23 minutes+

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/ManchesterApril-1st-2016/

Friday, March 25, 2016

ßless the light



Myself, Ken & Phil went drinking in Halifax tonight.It was Phil's 64th birthday on Tuesday.