Sunday, 23 October 2011

Zara McFarlane - Until Tomorrow

Chiaroscuro Zara McFarlane - Until Tomorrow.

I don't usually post about music on this blog - it doesn't seem to fit the remit, but frankly that has been pretty fluid of late anyway, and this new album just deserves wider recognition.

Until Tomorrow is the debut album of Zara McFarlane. It is a jazz album, but don't let that put you off - you only think you don't like jazz! (If you do like jazz congratulations, now go and buy this album...) Every track is a winner, though I think it could have lived without the alternate take of More Than Mine.

One caveat for Mac users - this CD would not load on mine, I had to use my son's PC to get it into iTunes and then share it with myself - a bit of a chore...

You can read more about Zara and the album here and you can buy it from Brownswood recordings here or Amazon here as well as downloading from iTunes etc.

Zara McFarlane - More Than Mine
Zara McFarlane - Captured (part 3)
Zara McFarlane - Mama Done
Zara McFarlane - Until Tomorrow
Zara McFarlane - Blossom Tree
Zara McFarlane - Feed The Spirit (The Children and The Warlock)
Zara McFarlane - Waking Sleep (Thoughts)
Zara McFarlane - Chiaroscuro
Zara McFarlane - Desire
Zara McFarlane - More Than Mine (alternate take)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Seven Swans a Swimming book sculpture

Christmas is on it's way and I have again been tasked with coming up with a window display for the bookshop where I work. This year I have decided on the Twelve days of Christmas as the theme - a lot of work, twelve different sculptures, but I have started early, so hopefully all will be OK!

Here is my take on seven swans a swimming. The swans are origami - very tricky to make them small enough but retain detail, had to use and old pocket edition of War and Peace with very thin paper. Pictures of the other sculptures will appear in due course - my net connection is very slow at the moment and I am struggling to upload pictures to blogger for some reason.

I am having some cards printed with the above image, they will be in my shop at the end of next week.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Alec Soth - La Belle Dame Sans Merci

New book just released from Alec Soth.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci is limited to just 250 copies in English and a further 250 in Italian. Signed copies are available now from Little Brown Mushroom for $110, I suggest you move fast this is likely to sell out very quickly. Buy your copy here.

UPDATE: so they sold out in 12 hours! looking forward to receiving mine.