Wednesday, December 21, 2011

levellers 18th december brixton academy

the 20th aniversary of Levelling the land could not be missed, they played the album and we didn't have to listen to any of the latter stuff which never really worked for me....glad I didn't miss this. Dreadzone were brilliant too.

hopefully will see as many next year, this has been the most bands I have seen in a year since 2001....could be habit forming

Saturday, December 03, 2011

wolfsbane london 1st december

after many many years I finally got round to seeing wolfsbane...and they were brilliant

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

obsidian and recycled copper leaf pendant

cut from old copper pipe and wire, this pendant has been shaped to appear like autumn leaves and berries, the berries are obsidian beads. The waxed cotton cord can be adjusted from 16 inched to 32inches and the pendant is about two inches long.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

alice cooper 29/10/2011 Alexandra palace

tired so just some pics

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Welcome 2 My Nightmare

Never really been a huge Alice Cooper fan, my first Alice record was Trash and while I have added a few others to the collection its not what you would call a major investment. now don't get me wrong, its not a dislike, and I will always make time to listen to any interviews he does that come my way.

A couple of months ago my daughter announced that she wanted to see him when he played London this year,she's nearly eighteen and she wanted to go with her boyfriend. I was very tempted to go with them but did not want to be "gooseberry", however boyfriends mother won't let him go(??? he is eighteen, why not???). So going I am.

About three weeks ago Mark over at heavy metal time machine held a competition to win welcome 2 my nightmare and being the lucky sod I am it is now in my grubby little mitts.

It was not quite what I expected but its a very enjoyable album,each song in a different style of music, more like the soundtrack to a show but then that is what it is I suppose. I am now getting quite excited about seeing Alice next saturday, dispraportionatey so.

As a side note I will also be seeing Wolfsbane and the Levellers in december, this is the busiest I've been for gigs in about ten years

Monday, October 17, 2011

more stuff

I have a fasination with decay, corrosion, things aging and weathering. I know that I am not orrigional but I wanted to make someting wearble out of something that, while I find it appealing, nobody would even take a second look at. Even though most of what I make is using discarded copper wire or pipe nothing ages like iron.Here is the first project, old nails set in sterling silver.

I made two pairs of these, one for my sister and one for my daughter, then over the last few day I have made these.

The first pendant is made from a pice of glass found where an old victorian land fill site is washing out into the Thames, there are whole stretches of beach made up of broken glass and crockery, here I found all sorts like an old spectacle lens, dentures, brass door knobs and even an old helmet.

The second is made from two bits of corroded old iron that I found in the road, bound together with silver plated wire.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

new project

more metal bashing results

made from a section of old pipe, heated and annealed then beaten to add texture

resulting in a matching pendant and earrings

Friday, September 23, 2011

happy 20th birthday NEVERMIND

hope you enjoy

Thursday, May 12, 2011

seriously, how many bottles of shampoo is normal?

fifteen? is that normal? with an almost equal number of conditioners, then face scrubs, foot scrubs, warming exfoliating arse scrubs, body butter? body polish.... what the fuck is body polish? I haven't noticed her shinier than normal...she doesn't come over to me and say "well, am I shiny or what" and this is a list of stuff I can name. At least six different razors in the bathroom, my son and I can claim one each.