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  • Zuckerberg
    Monday, 31/07/2017


    A piece for three pianos that just showed up, though working out where all the notes actually were on the piano took literal sweat. Writing music is usually a more drawn out and interactive affair but these subconscious pieces are sort of likably weird…
    It’s called Zuckerberg – as in – an actual Zucker-berg. It looks like a great dome thing and is actually a temporally flattened psychic representation of what it is we, the creative are doing in life – the generational dance which delivers from hand down to hand – what it is to be human. Without the reminder, younger generations would be programmed out of their natural creative behaviour, so every artist who gives up big pieces of normality in service to their various visions isn’t really missing out, rather engaging in the only real game in town…
    So what happens in the piece is – society’s there, trying

  • Universal Law, Unobserved By Society…
    Sunday, 16/07/2017


    “The Things You Make, Take” – the act of innovation draws on the human soul for sustenance – and creates a deficit in the individual, exactly equal to the volume of its creation. This is a bigger observation than it seems – it accounts for the necessary failure of technology – nature moves as a single unified organism… and developments outside that symbiosis – don’t and can’t hold – not for long. Before making new decisions for our societies, we need to observe and truly understand the dynamic of “progress” within nature on its terms…
    Let’s look at the media as an obvious example. From the moment it was switched on – perhaps at the point of language, and certainly at the point of writing – it started destroying itself – because it acted as a parasite on human energy, which proceeded to systematically destroy its host’s ability to

  • 2013 stuff…
    Tuesday, 13/06/2017


    I’ve got to reformat my old 2013 machine – rediscovered these from that year…
    Sean Hughes’s DVD, “Penguins” soundtrack – he wrote the words.  Can’t find the rest just now but this is the lead out version that he walks off stage to, which is why it goes on and on…
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    An animal rights ad campaign (It’s not as harsh as it sounds – it was like “Who do you think you are?” and then it would ask “Ethical Consumer?” and then it would show the reality of ethical farming… then “Who do you think you are?”, then on screen – “Conscious Customer”, then the reality of that product, etc. etc.
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    My favourite radio interview that year with Tim Key and Paul Foot – always makes me laugh…
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    And I have his permission to post this because I just think it’s very funny – might not be to anyone else…

  • Retune…
    Tuesday, 6/06/2017


    Someone wanted to buy that rose picture, I painted a couple of years ago… But for some reason I can’t let that one go anywhere… So this, instead – is another rose painting – a peony…

    The background implies sky – but is blurred – the point being – it’s outside time – it’s not meant to be a static object, rather an archetype. It’s white and innocent and pure to suggest the need for vulnerability, but at its core is the will to tune into that which is appropriate – to not be completely shut down to potential pain as pain is a necessary aspect of life, but to not be knowingly vulnerable in the wrong direction… Very difficult in practice but I guess that’s just part of growing up…
    I’m very grateful to the buyer, btw – this’ll be in the propinquity of actual art… As in – for art’s

  • PBN Perspective 4
    Tuesday, 30/05/2017


    I’ve got to write something here to make the website work – but it’s just the latest PBN Perspective – for May…





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