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John Cooper Clarke Linocut Print Portrait

John Cooper Clarke Linocut Print Portrait

An original linocut print Portrait of Punk Poet and singer John Cooper Clarke. Limited edition of 23 in Black colour. Item details Handmade🖐 Materials Oil Based Ink, Linoleum, Zerkall 145 gms acid free paper. Dimensions Paper Size – 26.5 cm x 38 cm Printed Image size – approximately 18 cm x 26 cm Hand carved and hand printed by myself. For this print I used high quality oil-based ink from a lino block onto Zerkall 145 gms printmaking paper Printed…

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Space Oddity – The birthday present

Space Oddity – The birthday present

Space Oddity – Diary Of An Outsider. By Jamie Nevermind. I’m seven, it’s 1973 and I’m the loneliest boy in the world. Everything seems to be eating me up at the same time. I’m beaten up all the time, cannot concentrate at school. It’s so hard, unbearable.I look forward to home time, I feel safe there, my family love me. They spoil me.I am youngest of three.I walk in to see my father changing from his work clothes into something…

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Menace Beach | Black Rainbow Sound | New Album

Menace Beach | Black Rainbow Sound | New Album

Leeds band Menace Beach are evolving. Their previous albums were a breath of Californian ocean air; sun-kissed palm trees, skateboards and back-to-front baseball caps. But their new album “Black Rainbow Sound” will fill your lungs (and ears) with Germany and The Motherland. Think synths and electronica; more meditation and premeditation, but obviously (and fortunately) their trademark distorted guitars remain. It’s a polyamorous marriage between the godfather of Rhine-born musical innovation, and the godmother of the British alternative music scene, Brix…

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Tony Wilson and the Crimes of Parochialism

Tony Wilson and the Crimes of Parochialism

“Most of all, I love Manchester. The crumbling warehouses, the railway arches, the cheap abundant drugs. That’s what did it in the end. Not the money, not the music, not even the guns. That is my heroic flaw: my excess of civic pride.” – Tony Wilson. That is a “Heroic” quote taken from 24-Hour Party People and, contrary to his civic pride claim, the true focus of the film, Tony Wilson himself. The film is an indulgent, tedious “celebration” of…

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Bowie, Prince And The Moral Obligation Of Blasphemy

Bowie, Prince And The Moral Obligation Of Blasphemy

When David Bowie died last year my heart sank, not just because we had lost one of the last truly innovative artists, who was still producing relevant music in his sixties, but because I knew what was about to come. A few months later and it was Prince. I’m not that enamoured with Prince, but it was clear that the world would be that much greyer without his particular shade of purple colouring my periphery. The initial sense of sadness…

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Ought: Room Inside the World New album

Ought: Room Inside the World New album

Ought, Canadian band formed in Montreal in 2011 and famous for their tormented lyrics and their precise and excited nervous guitars, returns, after three years, with a new record, Room Inside The World. A convincing album that however, at the same time, leaves their fans with some perplexities about the general sweetening of their new creation. Probably, the change of label (from Constellation to Merge) added to the natural need for evolution that is part of the Artist race are…

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