Friday, June 17, 2016

June,so far......

Dave Swarbrick: Church of the Trinity . Goodwood Road .Adelaide.South Australia 30th March 2007 "Taken from the first of two shows at the Trinity with Alistair Hullett, during the soundcheck,Swarb just started to play and I pressed the record button on the Powermac.he was enjoying himself so much he went on for about 7 minutes, the other two tracks are the two solo spots form the show itself, one from each set. ..."

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

hardcastle crags today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardcastle_Crags 
https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/12-th-May-2016Hardcastle/

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.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

makes me wonder.why..........



We were guests of the Landlord of The Cask & Feathers & his family in Rochdale this afternoon .Then we went to Spotland Road for a curry.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Keeps callin' me home

I thought this sounded so good because I was pissed last night .Turns out...its just as good sober........As .we watched the fine Norman Perry (Miles Van Platting) sing in the Upper George Pub.......http://www.nanoworld.org.ru/data/20030901/mail/index1.htm


plus some photos from us drinking in Halifax tonight. https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Drinks-in-Halifax-25th-Feb/
 Phil goes to Goa for a while at the weekend..........

Saturday, February 20, 2016

A mistress of something she thought...........

I was up in Mixenden Library this morning.Holly Lynch ,the Labour MP for Halifax , was there for some sort of Coffee Morning gig.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Walker-Lynch
We thought it might include a Q&A session...but nothing materialised
Comrade Ken Kersley was wanting to ask her why she had thought bombing Syria to be such a good idea.But no opportunity to discuss such issues......... .........nice Coffee though !
& nice to see James again.
 I also got an opportunity to get a sneak preview of a film documentary called "Archipelago" recently shot in Mixenden ; commissioned by Manchester University and heavily featuring Ken .. It gets it's first public showing locally very soon.I feature a few "stills" from   it here......https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Holly-Lynch-MP-Mixenden/

 John Cale:Live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; November 15, 1987 :The Chinese Envoy.(above) Endless Plain of Fortune (below) John Cale:Live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; November 15, 1987

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Last Resort: Martin Parr.

via: Artsy
In 1975 Parr moved to Hebden Bridge where he would complete his first mature work. He was involved with the Albert Street Workshop, a hub for artistic activity which included a darkroom and exhibition space.
 Parr spent five years photographing rural life in the area, focusing on the Methodist (and some Baptist) non-conformist chapels, a focal point for isolated farming communities that in the early 1970s were closing down.
 He photographed in black-and-white, for its nostalgic nature and for it being appropriate to his celebratory look at this past activity. Also, photographers at that time were obliged to work in black-and-white in order to be taken seriously, colour being associated with commercial and snapshot photography.
 His series The Non-Conformists was widely exhibited at the time and published as a book in 2013. Critic Sean O'Hagan, writing in The Guardian, said "It's easy to forget how quietly observational Parr was as a black-and-white photographer

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Okay Kaya Oldham Street,Machester.

i took this photo of a young Norwegian/New York singer called Okay Kaya


I went with Cath to see Okay at The Castle Pub last night. Okay has a voice to die for.So much talent & promise.Cath talked to her after the gig. We promised to make an introduction to The Hebden Bridge Trades Club .I could really see her there......and,to be honest, The Castle dont know fuck all about presenting talent.... one of the videos i took tonight.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

down at the ancient gate


Love Edinburgh, 
Bonnie  Polish swimming friend,  Joanna   !Farewell. 
Take good care of yourself. Please, have a good life.Admiring your style from the slow  lane.! X .
Fascinating coincidences  .You move from Poland to Halifax and, after five years move again  (today) to live in Edinburgh. 'Like my family history, in reverse......
Below.[ Still playin with my new Canon IXUS 240 HS.] Images taken in Halifax, Burnley, Hebden Bridge & Manchester thru this     week.......
The BBC tv show "ONE SHOW" broadcast live from Hebden Bridge on Tuesday.
My car broke down earlier that day & i got a red courtesy car that day & drove for my daily swim& sauna to Halifax Baths.
I went to Burnley St Peters for a swim& sauna on Saturday.
On Thursday me & Cath went to Manchester Art Gallery: looked around Chinatown & ate stuff........
https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Various-photos-february-2016/

Joanna J. Sobolczyk    halifax   Edinburgh

Monday, February 01, 2016

the cities in your eyes.

Hi Tony ... hope you dont mind ...
I have joined you to my group which was started by a musical partner of mine who lives in Greece... we have been raising funds for the poor souls fleeing the guns and wars.
I have some friends doing a lot of work out on several islands and we are going there in a few months to do some practical stuff and a concert.
The album isn't everyones cup of tea but my track is getting the most downloads and it has had some really good reviews.   I go under the name of Karyae.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

testing my new camera

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/organize/Dropbox/Mostly-Manchester-28th-January

Some photos i took this week. Testing my new  Canon IXUS 240 HS.
It looks ok.

  •  A Good low-light option,so gig pixs might improve this year?
  • My old point & shoot ( Fujifilm F70) has been put out to stud for the time being.
  • my main camera remains my NIKON D200.
  • I also will used my Panasonic HM-TA2 mainly now for audio purposes.

The new Canon was a good buy.Brand New& boxed .£290 list price but i got it for £99 (via Germany)

  • These test images where mainly taken in Halifax & Manchester today.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

the cat steps..........


nice news  re:The Cat Steps (near Clover Hill in Halifax )  Historic England ( Part of English Heritage) have decided that an application for the listing of it  should be taken forward for a full assessment.
Fingers crossed!!
Now.My late Mum lived on  Clover Hill  for several years in the latter part of her life. But my most vivid memories of it are of  walking  as a 10/  11 year old .travelling  alone down it.Mostly on a Sunday morning, 9  to 10 am.....
At that particular time I was losing my (Catholic) religion. 'Telling my Mam & Dad I was walking to church for Sunday Mass......but ,often, i took sacraments on those Cat Steps instead.......without telling a soul.... 
A 30 minute walk.In the middle of town.Yet often (especially on a Sunday morning ) you saw nobody else.So Silent.So Hidden.Mystical in   retrospect...... Beautiful meadows & drystone wall.Splendid Memories.......