Friday, July 31, 2015

It was my Birthday yesterday.
Me , Cathy & Chris went for a meal at The White Lion in Hebden Bridge.
Afterwards, we caught the train into Manchester's Royal Exchange to see Maxine Peake in The Skriker. Here are some photos i took of the day.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

some pigs pushing some dogs in the mud

I will begin this post by sending my love to all my Muslim friends.Happy EID! 
  this week's sepia saturday post prompt is " pigs.....or possibly butchers, or shops, or men in aprons .... or hats (well, pigskin hats).." 
 I'm happy to oblige .
Albeit that the Muslim Festival of Eid is happening  this weekend , which makes for unfortunate timing, but never mind......
i dont have any pigs and suchlike in my personal collection.(I,ve been pork scratching all week, too no avail) But I found me a couple of images from other places instead.
The first photo is an  opportunity to introduce you to Andrew Simpson's blog   Now Andrew is a prolific historical blogger from Greater Manchester.
He posts most days.A real gem of a blogspot.
Please visit him and say "hello".
1903-1911 Mr Unsworth the Meat Purveyor at. Number 2 Chorlton Green .

My second photo (nicked from someone else's facebook) is of the 1970 Krumlin Festival.
Now I,ve spoken several times here before[ *My previous posts on Krumlin*]
Oh Jesus!Those wacky sepian  olden days! When it was always muddy & "rapid response units" had yet be invented....
AS a Postscript.....while decorating  this week's post i came across this sepia image on facebook.I  think most Sepiaologists will find it achingly poignant......

Friday, July 10, 2015

I can't compete with the riders in the other heats

David Byrne :Psycho Killer
 (Also featuring) Joe Henry, Greg Cohen and Duisburg Chamber Orchestra 
Live at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Germany, August 19, 2006.

Cath took this photo of me in Hebden Bridge last Sunday. I really dont smile a lot, do I ?
What is that all about ? Bad Teeth ?Slavic personality ? a chronic  lack of humour  & empathy ...?
Its a mystery......

But!this week's sepia saturday   is about "unsmiling faces"  So it kinda fits the bill.Non?

the last time my smile was ever captured on camera was here, 15 years ago, entering a club toilet in Blackpool.So perhaps its better i dont make a habit of it......?

Click [HERE] to see other sepia saturday posts this weekend ..... 

The Rolling Stones;Start Me Up:
 Live at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana; July 4, 2015.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

ظافر يوسف‎. may your hands be full of nothing.

Fuga Hirundinum (Birds Requiem Suite):DHAFER YOUSSEF ظافر يوسف‎. Jazz à Vienne, Théâtre Antique, Vienne, France; June 29, 2015
 Tunisian Dhafer Youssef is a composer, singer and oud player. He developed an interest in jazz at an early age and clandestinely listened to it during his education at a Qur’anic school. He later left Tunisia to start a jazz career and has lived in Europe since 1990, usually in Paris or Vienna
.[ - wikipedia]
 Some random photos I took in Hebden Bridge today.
Patti Smith:Live at Glastonbury, Pyramid Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 28, 2015.
 Smith explained that it was the spiritual leader’s 80th birthday on July 6.
 “We are grateful to him for all his love of humanity and making people aware of the importance of saving the planet,” she said, before reading a poem she had written for him.
 Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis then brought The Dalai Lama onto the stage to huge cheers from the crowd. “I think it would be nice if Glastonbury wished The Dalai Lama a happy birthday,” said Smith, before leading the audience in a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.
 The Dalai Lama then blew out a single candle on a cake made of fruit, before cutting it.
 “Thank you, thank you,” he said. “Dear brothers and sisters, I really appreciate so many people’s expression of warm feeling.”
He then went on to joke about the age of Smith and her band. “These singers and musicians have white hair, but they look very youthful! That gives me encouragement, I should be more like you - more active!”
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