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Inspirations-Day Four : British TV Titles in the Seventies

Day four of five things that influenced me as a kid Perhaps it was the result of some residual psychedelic Acid trip from the Sixties at Broadcasting house’s Art department, but there seemed to be something positively unsettling about some British TV in the Seventies.

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Samuel Beckett portrait by David Van Gough

11″ x 14″ Acrylic on canvas “Birth was the death of him”Samuel Beckett.

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Inspirations-Day Three: Liverpool

Day three of five things that influenced me as a kid “No one who has any self-respect stays -but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove.” James Joyce  

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Inspirations-day two: The Berlin Trilogy

Day two of five things that influenced me as a kid. If memory serves, Low was the third album I bought. It’s dark timbres blew open my universe, gave me a brittle sound-scape to pin all my adolescent, depressive nihilism to, as well as elevating my dilapidated geography to the status of Art. It made […]

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Inspirations-day one: Kevin O’Neill-Nemesis

Day one of five things that influenced me as a kid.  2000ad was a British sci-fi weekly, borne from the same year that brought us punk and Star Wars-in fact you could say it was a beautiful bastard child of the two.

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Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin thinks the arts are frivolous. So bereft of intelligence is this repugnant, homecoming spleen queen, that she completely lacks the faculty to contemplate the sense of irony in that statement.

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Dead / Ends book by David Gough

So here we have it-thirty two pages, filled with twenty five color plates and complimented by annotations and anecdotes, and self published on my own Darq Matter imprint-I am finally able to reveal the cover for my upcoming Dead/Endsbook, along with the blurbage that accompanies it:

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Life Stuff

Sitting in Starbucks amongst the hub bub of normalcy on a Sunday morning. Customers ordering frappuccino lattes, valley girls jabbering a million miles a minute about nothing of note at the next table.

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I lean back on my radio oh oh

Between 7:30pm and 8pm this evening, my North Western parlance could be heard on WS Radio’s Art Rocks segment. I hope I didn’t waffle too much, as I’ve always said, I have the perfect face for radio, so it seemed to go well. Thanks to anyone who listened in, and if you missed it, at […]

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Art Rocks Radio

As a last minute addition, I’ll be appearing on WS local Art Rocks Radio tomorrow, sometime between 7pm and 8pm.

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