Monday, 5 November 2012

If Music Be The Food Of Love, You're Not Listening Properly


In the world of Music Things That I Have Done Recently:

Exhibit A: Twitch & Shout - Happy Clown Song (Live) video by Harry Rook.


Exhibit B: i've been making bandcamp pages for past recordings, got two Milkteeth (ma first baaand) albums up to listen to/buy. Also an EP i made quite a few years back. Both are available as proper CDs which is the exciting option cos they all have supercooooool artwork. plus you get the downloads anyway. so go HERE if that sounds interesting, it will look tempting and beautiful like so:

i've been playing with with FII-YA, trying to embed the bandcamp player in this post but its been acting like a PLAYA and not playing ball but OHO i just figured it out! no more playing puns, i have disPLAYed some songs below for your listening pleasure.





Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Autumn-ness.....

........or Isn't It Grand When Other People Are Great at Stuff? Pretty much all of Rosie Anne's photos are amazing but i've been looking at these two recently because they're so autumny and luuuush.
The apple-head photo makes me laugh at the same time as being creeeeeepy which i think is one of the best combinations in art of all sorts.
i strongly urge you (Naaaan) to check out her other work:
her website
...& facebook
....& Flickr!
Both photos in this post © 2012 Rosie Anne Prosser.

i've been listening to The Great Parks new album 'Good and Gone' which is also rather autumnal (is that how you spell it?) you can listen to and purchase it on bandcamp.com HERE. god, its like i'm flipping sponsored by bandcamp isn't it? sickening. seriously though you guuuys, it is the best place for buying independent music online. and listening to it. and enjoying the 'name your price' downloads that alot of artists do.
aneeee-way, The Great Park is a singer/songwriter based in Berlin, who seems to be playing a gig all the time. other information about him is secret- you have to join a club- its called the click the link and all will be revealed club. ahahaaaa i don't know how i live with myself i'm so darn funny!



Monday, 8 October 2012

IM NOT A GANGA ROOOOAAReh!


i've been making some attempt to do a 365 project to keep my awesome visual creativeness SLICK (i.e.  it'll mean i hopefully won't get stuck in a rut or forget how to hold a pencil). i find creativity is like a muscle - it gets weak when you don't exercise it regularly - and as with any sort of exercise, it has to be interesting and challenging. sooooo...in case you didn't know (you? they? STOP THIS), art-based 365 projects are fairly popular, especially with photographers and the idea is to make an image per day. for a year. without giving up. pretty fat meaty slug of a challenge. akin to wrestling giant pigs in the lost forests of the western hemisphere perhaps? so i've been trying since september, taking photos or drawing or painting. i've almost got through a month and its bloody hard but i've got to grips with the camera i've had for a while so there's results already. most of the images i've done aren't worth looking at but there's the occasional picture (such as the one above) that i'm real darn excited about. also just discovered doppelganger translates as 'double goer'. other fun picture fact: i stepped on a massive slug after taking this photo; don't ever do that, they squidge between your toes. gross.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Sight for Sore Ears


just finished a small project for singer/songwriter/musician Tobion, which was to make a logo/banner thing for his web pages - so far its looking awesome on facebook, specifically to match his awesome music. which you (you? they? NAAN? GRAY? WHO's THERE?) should go and listen to because it is totally WIZARD. actually no, don't go, i'll put a video of it (filmed by rosie prosser, in a bothy no less) right here:



Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Pink Is The Colour Of My True Loves Eyes


i think i might have put this link up already but NOT WITH A PICTURE! now you can see how sickeningly pretty the Twitch & Shout bandcamp page is and it'll make you feel sick and also maybe want to listen to the music. so Go Forth for Musicness! Toby and Henry (the other band members, not just random names) did the recording and mixing and i did the artwork. and made the page all pink and shit. we've got some new recordings on the way too, should be up and about within the next few weeks. And a video at some point very soon. like, this year. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The State in Which I Live is The State of Denial

Rosie sneakily uploaded this video of me recording 'Liars' with Jed. hopefully i'll make a full band recording of it soon with Twitch & Shout (in the meantime, there's some older recordings goin on here: twitchandshout.bandcamp.com) Rosie and Jed make me wear the american flag jumper when i stay at theirs, because they are horrible people at heart. truly horrible. ♡

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Big Fat Lies

i said i would post more often...and i lied. big fat glorious lie. so Things have been going on...more Things than usual and i have not posted about them because No One is reading this. so i suppose i will use it as a place to remind myself of all the Things i've been doing. UWE degree show came and went and was pretty much an anti-climax. We (the illustration students) also took our show to London (oh wond'rous place where things Happen...or not). BUT i have a lovely website which is pretty exciting: www.cargocollective.com/elspethanniemacrae

as if that wasn't enough excitement, a friend of mine who is an awesome artist used me as a model for her supercool photos - you can see her work online and everything : www.rosieanneprosser.com
Also...things are gonna change round here. no more of this one dimensional creative tomfoolery; imma going ta post about ma baaaand. with like music and videos and EVERYTHING. BOOM! now here's a picture to look at: (its an illustration of The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter)


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Competitive Steak


nothing to do with steak, merely my entry for the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 5. cover competition. I haven't posted on here in a shamefully long time but this will change: a New Era is at hand - a time of more frequent blog posts, weak wordplay puns and other delights.