Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lion Invasion

Northampton has been invaded by lions.  This is wonderful.  Called the Pride of Northampton, 40 lions have been designed by artists to grace oour streets.  Now, there have been a few detractors, those who complain about the money spent, but I see this as a vision, an attempt to scale the heights.

I didn't know this was happening.  On Sunday I went in to town for a jazz night only to find myself confronted with these lions.  And I was so impressed.  They are beautiful and so tactile (and in case you wonder, this was BEFORE I had had a drink).  You are drawn to them and to admire them.  They bring life and colour to the streets.  Things of wonder.

Art is not of value in itself.  Its value is in what it does to your soul, how it makes you feel.  This is a project designed to ift us above ourselves and, as such, I love it.

Monday, June 28, 2010


What can I say
To take the pain
To dissolve it
Like salt in water
Until only
A few
Tears remain.

Cool (?)

Sunny day. Cruising along in the Audi A5.  Both windows down.  Tanned arm nonchalantly out the side.  But maybe the street cred blown slightly by "The Archers" blaring out!

Ok, OK,  I know. But I was two episodes behind.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Vanishing Trick

Have you ever had a friend just disappear off the face of the world.  Email, phone, everything suddenly appear to be switched off or disconnected.  It is disconcerting to say the least.  Especially when it's a good friend.  You are left wondering if there is a major earth shattering disaster in their life, or whether it is simply that you have done/said something wrong without realising it.  It's a horrible feeling, it's as though some filaments holding you to the world have been severed and are waving loosely in the breeze.  Not recommended.