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Bushfire Aftermath .. my DD ..

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Artist // Photography
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Favourite Visual Artist
Jonathan Kumintjara Brown, Lukasz Palka, Doisneau, Capa, Hiroshige, Blu, Chayni Henry, Rémy Soubanèren, Richard Long, Marie Boralevi ..
Favourite Movies
Betty Blue, The Year My Voice Broke, Apocalypse Now, Amélie Poulain, Léon, The Fisher King, Local Hero ..
Favourite TV Shows
Carnivale, Misfits, Six Feet Under ..
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dirty Three, Bob Dylan, Mermen, Blowzabella, Davy Spillane, Alan Stivell, The Waterboys, Richard Thompson, Dr G Yunupingu ..
Favourite Books
Another Roadside Attraction, The Tin Drum, The Iliad & The Odyssey, Ulysses, Kinsella's The Táin, Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Louisa Young's Book Of The Heart, Sartre's Roads To Freedom trilogy, Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc ..
Favourite Games
"Mind Games" by John Lennon, and Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers", while Roy Harper’s "The Game" is all shades of brilliant ..
Favourite Gaming Platform
Platforms 2 & 3, Flinders Street Station ..
Tools of the Trade
Guided By Voices’ “Trashcan Full Of Nails” and the Sensational Alex Harvey Band’s “Hammer Song” ..

a journal, of sorts ..

Sartre Project IMG 0571

:bulletblue: 2nd June, 2020

One Hundred Thousand pageviews ..

and it's only taken 16 years. So, thank you umpires, thank you linesmen, thank you ball boys and girls, and thanks to all those deviants out there who have added my stuff to their favourites, and those with whom I have exchanged notes, and I'd like to thank all those total strangers who've turned up in my street photographs, even the Barcelonian anarchists who threatened me with violence (details on request), and I'd like to thank the entire pantheon of Greek gods, particularly Dionysus and Apollo and Gary Ablett (both of them), and a heartfelt thanks to Alan Mittelman's French girlfriend whose name I never knew, and I'd like to thank evanhwong for selecting Bushfire Aftermath as the only Daily Deviation I'll probably ever get, and I'd like to thank Germaine Greer for arguing that "the first attribute of the art object is that it creates a discontinuity between itself and the unsynthesised manifold", as sometimes i just need to laugh. Loudly. Hah! Gets me every time.

:bulletred: May 30th, 2020

Just finished reading Alice Procter’s The Whole Image, and I sort of suspected Art has a dark history of theft, murder, lies, corruption and colonialist greed, but never imagined it was on a scale this massive and systemic ..

:bulletred: June 4th, 2016

The Iconic exhibition at the Burrinja Gallery in Upwey, includes some of my Camino photographs, and here's two them, but no, that’s not me ..


and my diaries detailing the entire 1,000 mile Pilgrimage To Santiago epic, from Le Puy-en-Velay in France to Santiago in Spain, are here .. and those are not my boots ..


:bulletblue: October 16th, 2016

Someone's got it in for me

They're planting stories in the press ..

You’ll never know the hurt I suffered

nor the pain I rise above

And I’ll never know the same about you,

your holiness or your kind of love

And it makes me feel so sorry ..

from Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan, and onya Bob! Just leaves me wondering why the Nobel Committee took so damn long, but please excuse me just one moment while I try to get through Tarantula one more time ..

:bulletred: :bulletred: :bulletred: and many thanks to the Sooki Lounge, in Belgrave, for hosting my exhibition, Bars I Have Known, and in particular for extending it for a second month, and here’s some ..

The Grapes

:bulletgreen: The Grapes, in Narrow Street, London, and a major location in Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, but I recommend Tuesday nights, when Ian McKellen, the proprietor and Gandalf himself, hosts the trivia quiz.

Le Verre a Pied

:bulletgreen: La Verre a Pied, in Rue Mouffetard, Paris, and for those familiar with the movie Amelie, this is the bar/cafe where she encounters Bretodeau, to whom she had just returned the tin box of his childhood memories ..


:bulletgreen: Ruby’s Bar, when it was good, before it became the even better Sooki Lounge ..

:bulletred: January 15th, 2010

Exhibiting at the Brunswick Street Gallery, and thinking my Bucket Of Bulbs is the one most likely to go off, big time ..

Bucket Of Bulbs

later .. no, nothing, niente, rein, nanimonai, nichego, nada, feckall, and not even a bag of chocolate snowballs and a bottle of cheap red wine (the Chancellor & Co merlot, $5) can do much to alleviate the certainty that exhibiting at the Brunswick Street Gallery has been a complete fecking waste of time ..

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