You may have noticed that I've been a bit slack on the old blog posting recently, and that what little I have done has been inconsequential. Well, the same could be said for painting. You need to do this every now and then (I do, anyway).
However, I've decided to stir things up next year. I will tell all once it's a done deal.
04 December 2008
I've just acquired a copy of The Fallen by Dave Simpson, in which he tries to track down all 40-odd ex-members of the Fall. It starts with a couple of quotes:
There is variety in genius as there is talent and beauty. Some geniuses are innovators, some are deep thinkers and some are people of extraordinary skill; most are a volatile mixture of intellectual gifts and character traits. The intellectual gifts are an ability to see things from highly unusual angles, to overlook what is not essential, and to understand the true significance of the obvious. The character traits are persistence, obduracy, capacity for taking great pains, and indifference to ridicule.
A C Grayling, Professor of Philosophy, University of London, 2007
That's my fucking aim in life, to keep it going as long as I can.
Mark E Smith, 1979