Saturday, May 31, 2008

Musica lead on....

I have seen three sunny days since March 29th. The only thing that can be done is to listen to lots of different types of music. I ordered some Irish sheet music ages ago and the company keeps sending me emails saying..."We haven't posted it yet. It has actually arrived here either."
Who cares. I am still in mental mode.
Here's a link to someone that's probably famous already and I've just made myself look like a twit by commenting on Youtube that I was surprised he had not had more viewers. I shouldn't comment on these things.
Still raining in Spain.
Play on...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Sometimes I think I lived in Medieval times. There's a spot by the walls of Carcasonne in France that I can only walk by with tremendous difficulty because it has such bad vibes. My legs stop moving and I have to walk backwards.

Still raining in Spain so Alice who used to be Frank invited me round to her house and we played keep fit on this thing called a W11. I have 22 Body Mass Index which is ideal!! It says I am 60 which I am certainly not! I am great at ski jumps and balance (big surprise) and "no stranger to exercise" which means that maybe cycling actually does something.

I am still not smoking although I am tempted sometimes by the sheer horribleness of the last few months. Onward and upward as they say. Don't you just want to clobber the person that invented that expression?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Odd Man Out

Guitar trio this afternoon which I really enjoy but when am I going to get over the fear of playing in public? The guitarist below probably never even knows there is an audience there until the end of the piece.
Sunny in Spain- Beetroots and radishes planted.

Magic Music

This is possibly the most beautiful piece of music I have ever heard. Gonssienne No. 1 by Erik Satie and played by Antonio Lopez. It makes me want to go out and paint an impossibly huge painting, mostly in shades of white. A huge, vast abtract. Honestly this makes me want to weep.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


The video below is a little collection of fractals and digital drawings. Music by Ken Graves who you can find on Acidplanet.
I am in serious diversion activity.

Got to Fly

Monday, May 19, 2008

My great, great, great grandmother

The face on the right is possibly my great, great, great grandmother and definately painted by my great, great, great grandfather (William Crawford). Hold on...I'll get the original...oh , I see it's posted itself above. It's a very weird feeling having made this montage. Like voices from the past. When I was at Edinburgh College of Art I lived a thirty second walk from my great, great, great grandfather's front door and I didn't even know until years later.
The little kid in the montage is nobody I know.


Not my usual style but crikey there's a lot of possibilities with Photoshop. I bought a copy of Advanced Photoshop while in Britain. It's a terrific magazine stuffed with tutorials that I skip through and then forget instructions. Some of these artists have thousands of layers to an image and I'm typing faster and faster because I have some Galician Pipers playing on the CD................
But here's a link to an incredible guitar player. I liked this so much I have ordered the music.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Shy Policemen

I cycled down to the beach and there was a very crashed Mercedes in the ditch at the side of the road they have just dug up again. The ditch is about three feet deep so it's easy to drive into because they have just left a very narrow strip of tarmac in the center of the road. There are no street lights there adding to the ease of falling off the road. I was going to take a photie on the way back but there was a policeman hovering around with the disgruntled owner of the recently stolen car. He was an extremely nervous policeman who shielded his face with his hands so I couldn't see him, except that I could see him perfectly well. Maybe he thought he was an undercover policeman? His uniform was a dead giveaway though.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Here's a link to a musical Marx brother. Is that how you spell that? You know, Groucho? Never mind.
You have to appreciate the effort this fellow has made. Well, it made me laugh.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

You can come out now ,Judy

Look what I got in the mail today...

"Dear Rozanne,Just noticing your email among the usual offers to buy Viagra and import African contraband, I have now reproached myself that I did not reply earlier than now. Can I blame a lazy assistant who is meant to bring these things to my attention? Rest assured, they have been returned to the dole queue with a flea in their ear..To tell you the truth, I never expected my blog to influence real artists but should I be the spark that ignites your 'brown' or 'fetid' period, a new artistic movement to outdo postmodernism, then I will continue to feel suitably justified in recording my life in such glorious detail.I remain, your most humble servant,Dick."

If you need to know more visit:
He posted a description of having to give a specimen and I had just managed to erase the visual image when lo and behold he sent me the above...that's another day with this image burned into my brain. I hope he doesn't describe a trip to the dentist or anything.

What I meant to say...

Thank you mcasual over in for animating my drawing of Arthur.

Spotty Dog live...again

Monday, May 12, 2008

Spotty Dog Live

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Scottish Cop

It's still bucketing with rain and howling winds here. I came across this clip about a Scottish Cop on Being a Scot myself I find this very funny because I can't understand half of what the American cops are saying...
The trees are fractals. The rest in Photoshop.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Il Pleut

I'm back in the guitar trio. I actually enjoyed it. I was fifteen minutes late because my brain has left temporarily but there's a possibility it may return.
It's raining and raining here in sunny spain but it quite often does at the approach of a weekend. It's something to do with cars...or something...clouds perhaps.
The above done in a mixture of Corel Paint and photoshop and Ultra fractal 4.0. It's sort of a self portrait except it doesn't look like me. I don't have red hair or a big nose but there is some of me in there somewhere.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Settling in for a Storm

Tropical storms forecast from midnight on. Alice who used to be Frank is expecting family from England. I thank the Gods I don't have to go to an airport for a couple of months.
They have closed the main road to the beach again which means dragging my bike over the railway lines very fast in order to get to the other beach road. I'm amazed more people don't get killed as everyone walks across the lines at regular intervals because there aren't any barriers anywhere.
They are also planning on bringing in natural gas for a mere five thousand euros per household. Not only a rip off but the town will be dug up ALL OVER for at least three years. Time to put my thinking cap on.
Anyway, here's a great cartoon guaranteed to make you laugh and the music is brilliant. You can find Elie on under the name of

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

హౌ అబౌట్ this

Demons in the computer again. I cannot see what key I keep pressing that turns the script into Malayan or Taglitullallah or whatever it is. Nor why it's double spacing.
Anyway, I'm back in Spain and immediately got a flat tyre on the bike. I wish people would stop dropping old nails around.
Tourists are arriving. What do I care? Zero.
A nice person sent me a piece of sheet music and here's the link. I've seen Frederic Mesnier on Youtube before and I really like his composing.
He's the poor fellow that got royally dumped by a lady but it made him compose a great piece of music, which is not the music I am putting the link here to. Confused? Yes, me too. Take it away, Frederic...


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