Saturday, November 28, 2020

Rave On : John Steinbeck and Miles Davis


So i took this photo at a Christmas Bash at The Hebden Bridge Trades Club 5 years ago.

 At the time it looked so "old and Great Depression Era" Looks fairly contemporary  now....... 

I guess we dress up in the clothes we really want to wear?

7.5.1971 Fillmore West

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Top Of Scout Rocks

I took a nice walk up to Scouts Rock this afternoon .

 Here is a photo I took of the ßénch at the top of the walk up there .

 The sun was just going down..... 


Some of my recent "Walking Pictures"


Friday, November 13, 2020

Lockdown Two

𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘈𝘮𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘦, 𝘊𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘴𝘢, 𝘊𝘈; 𝘈𝘶𝘨𝘶𝘴𝘵 18, 1989.

𝑨𝒏𝒏𝒂 𝑳𝒆𝒆 ~ 𝑳𝒆𝒗𝒐𝒏 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒎 𝑩𝒂𝒏𝒅 : video:

Sunday, November 01, 2020

'Lockdown Eve': always my favourite time of the year........


Walker said he was inspired to write the song after an encounter with a street performer in a New Orleans jail. 

While in jail for public intoxication in 1965, he met a homeless man who called himself "Mr. Bojangles" to conceal his true identity from the police. Mr. Bojangles had been arrested as part of a police sweep of indigent people that was carried out following a high-profile murder. 

The two men and others in the cell chatted about all manner of things, but when Mr. Bojangles told a story about his dog, the mood in the room turned heavy. Someone else in the cell asked for something to lighten the mood, and Mr. Bojangles obliged with a tap dance.

 The homeless "Mr. Bojangles", who was white, had taken his pseudonym from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878–1949), the best-paid Black entertainer of his era........

Sunday, October 25, 2020



A black & white photo of a Native American girl.In 1894 (photographer unknown) So beautiful .I colourised it. Looks good!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

White Riot


Try and catch the excellent movie "White Riot" on SKY ART tomorrow (Friday 16th October) at 10 pm . 

Lots of great rare live footage (eg The Clash) of the birth of Rock Against Racism . 

Heavily featured is Red Saunders it's founder. 

Here is Red with Cath a couple of years ago.

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Play Detectives ( in Kerkira )


Big shout out to Julie who helped me this week with my old Family Photos.   

I seem to have cold (again) but unlike some people, I don't make a song and dance about it. I have refused a helicopter and everytime CNN ring me up, I just 'em to "Piss Off"...........

Friday, September 18, 2020

pressure drop

This is a Sepia Saturday post; to see other posts , click here Posting colourised images onto onto "Sepia Saturday" is a bit like Dylan going electric?! "Judas" :)



Some more old family photos I uploaded&coloured this week.
Some are of me & my brother Zyg as kids .Plus my Mum & Dad and Aunt Brenda..
Also a couple of Polish Funerals from the 1960's.
Although my Dad arrived in England during the war ( and joined the Polish Free Air Force Battle of Arnhem et al) , he never got an English passport. And because he deserted the Soviet Army ,early in the war, he was afraid,if he ever went home ,the Polish Communist Government might arrest him.
So ,apart from one visit back in 1965 to see his dying mum ( I was with him when we visited her in hospital:the only time I ever met my Grandma)
As a result, his only contact with the family was by letter. As the years rolled on, he/we recieved photos of funerals. His only contact with a past life......
Here are two examples of family funeral he couldn't attend in person.....
it's maybe why I ,in turn,was also attracted to photography.See the 12 colourised photos here:

A photo of me this week in Hebden Bridge with my Sauna/Swimming buddy Haley.A top published London author (non fiction:Asperger) and very nice lass. See all my week's photos here

Friday, September 11, 2020

I Shall Be Unleashed

 click:everything you will ever need to know about Dylan and dogs.....


I told my brother Zyg that I was uploading   these:
old,but newly,coloured old family photos.

 He gave his blessing."Why should I be bothered? I have nothing to hide" he said.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

A coloured widow in South Parade Halifax 1967


I've been full of Cold/Flu:staying much indoors.Sleeping endlessly .....anyway it's given me time to upload & colour more old family photos.You can see them all here  

And they are all still on display on the slideshow in  the previous post.

One bit of good news.Todmorden Pool reopens on the 9th September.Hurray! Conversely.... 




Saturday, August 22, 2020

I've started colouring 100's of my Family photos! 

My Grandfather took these shots at the Lake Saranac "Winter Festival" in 1902 in upstate New York.

He lived and worked there for a couple of years with my Aunt Brenda.

(n.b.The audio at the moment is Jackson Browne)

The family rumour was that  my grandfather spent some of his time   in The States "Prospecting for gold". I really don't know about that! (sounds like bollocks to me!) But who knows? 

Uncertainty being something of a family  tradition.....

He later became a Barber in Fife:became  a Tory Councillor:joined the merchant navy and is buried in Malta.He died in 1953. He saw me once when I was a baby. So anything is possible!

All new ones will be added to this slideshow when i have processed them.Check back frequently!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Krumlin 1970

You can even buy this new book with a foreword from Brian Highley :

Brian Highley Bio. (Festival Organiser & interviewed in this clip)


I went to this! Aged 18. I was working as a Student Nurse at Stansfield View Hospital in Todmorden..(must have had the weekend off). Still living with my Mum & Dad in Halifax. £3 for a weekend ticket. A bit of a shambles, but I had nothing to compare it with, so I was happy as a pig in shit!

My head was full of Friendz & OZ Magazines. Timothy Leary & Co. 8 months later I had jacked in my nurse training and gone to live & work in London (St Pauls Youth Hostel)

Highlights for me was listening to Sandy Denny singing and (god help me ) Elton John.


That handbill wasn't 'who' actually appeared here is a list of who finally took the stage....

Friday, July 31, 2020

Pink Floyd :Roger Waters

Mr Corbyn's Legal Fund Stands at £325,000 (Friday 31st)

my birthday!

We just went to The White Lion in Hebden Bridge for my birthday (photo by Chris) I would have prefered Haworth Old Hall but the road to Keighley is shut for several months, so we had to slum it this year!
(Clive sent me a grand Dylan audio yesterday ,that i will add here later)

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Trial of Keef Starmer

I'm in pretty much the same place that I was on July1st 2016 when I took this photo.
Me & Cath were in Picadilly Gardens Manchester.At the time of the first "Chicken Coup" against Mr Corbyn.
A Protest in his support.
Other photos from that day are here:

I notice on twitter today that several legal folk have offered their services free when/if it any future Trial happens.
 Keith Starmer will be forced to disclose some of his secrets?.
Bring It On!
Note this sum is made up of ordinary people making modest donations.£5's £10's seems the typical sums involved.(note :this appeal began on Thursday 23rd July )
This seems apt.taken at another Manchester demo.I mean, there is bugger all else to do for the next 4 years.May as well kick up a fuss!

Phil's Birthday Drinks In Halifax

See All Photos Here :