Sitting here taking webcam selfies while ignoring my massive to-do list for the day… thanks tumblr, you never cease to distract me from what I should actually be doing.
- unexpected kindness in strangers
- the rest of the world to travel
- languages to learn
- animals to take care of
- volunteer work to do
- the power of a good night’s rest
- the changing of seasons
- infinite things to learn
- billions of people to meet and possibly love
- billions of people who might love you back
Trawling through my old HD today and came across these Converge photographs I took before their show with Pettybone & 33 at the ULU in London, 2010.
These outtakes are a nice reminder of a great day/show. I kinda dropped the ball on the group photos and fucked them up (they never got published) although I got some great live shots in the evening (on my feed somewhere). I remember seeing the band play for the 1st time in maybe 2000 and I genuinely thought they were terrifying individuals, years later it couldn’t be any further from the truth. Great people and a continual inspiration on all fronts.
Artists too have their myths. The lies told to artists mirror the lies told to women. Be good enough, be pretty enough, and that guy or gallery will sweep you off your feet, to the picket-fenced land of generous collectors and two-and-a-half kids. But, make the first move, seize your destiny, and you’re a whore.- “Filthy Lucre”, my latest for VICE, on money and meritocracy