Sunday, May 18, 2008
Hey guys and gals!
been busy in t'studio innit.
t'is all going hunky dory!
Don't worry yurselves about pictures of my new blondness, I'm sure when kerrang comes out y'all have plenty to rip into me about, that I am sure of. It was my decision to enter into the world of public property so feel free to tell me how shit it looks as I have no real feelings of my own. (ooooh meeow, check me out! claw trimming time me thinks)kidding.
msannieannie:"is that where you come from? why is this one big building in the middle the center of interest in the painting? what is that? because besides this and the street next to it, all the other buildings create a chaos.."
That's my primary school. I think it started on Aug 15th 1887 (the school of course not my painting of it). It was literally across the road from where I grew up. The reason I painted it the way I did was because as a child the building seemed huge and ominous. The exterior was very dark (maybe due to coal dust) and the windows always reflected the grey clouds above. I tried to give the buildings and streets that I painted personality and character. Ive never really separated my approach to painting portraits and landscapes, and for the most part I have always considered the environment as an equal to the people, as I believe they are one in the same.
ritchie:"PLEASE ANSWER!i know your over turntables but will we ever hear you scratching again????? (on future albums)"
Its not cos I'm over turntables. I was never really into scratching so much, I always wanted to find new more creative ways to use vinyl. I went forward more with sampling off of records and using sounds to compliment the music, and it turned out to be more effective and flexible to play the sounds through a cdj and an akai sampler. Ive basically moved from hardware to software but essentially I do the same thing in the band. I'm not a keyboard player as some imagine. my keyboard is a midi controller that plays the samples which I have made. I had to move up from a 16 pad akai to a 66 key midi because I was participating way more in the songs and I am playing way more than I used to, also that's why I'm pretty much anchored to the ground because unlike before I'm always adding to the sound scape in most songs. I still use vinyl loads when recording but more as samples and less as scritchy scratch. make sense? If it were my band I'd scratch over everything and have no vocalist! ha ha.
Hikari yamino:"And i have been meaning to ask,are all the Lost Prophets album cover designed by you and Ian?" yes..pretty much.
anonymous German:"But honestly, why do Lostprophets booklets, designs and all suck that much? Your pictures and paintings have class, so why not the visual side of your band. Anyway. Just some well-meant criticism."
aaaaah...mmmm. this is awkward....yeah well kinda answered that already....I guess that when I try and do stuff for the band it sucks. Maybe because I'm not used to having to run my images through the filtering machine and have everyone else rip it to shreds. Maybe its because I like to take my time over my art and produce quality, however in the world of design things have to be now!now!now! and for that reason people change their minds every few seconds and its impossible to commit to a painting that could take weeks when people I work with have Attention Deficit Disorder! Maybe. or Maybe what I do in my art doesn't suit the personality of the band. Maybe your wrong. Or as Shania Twain once said "Maybe, just maybe, he'll want to be my baby". Maybe not.
Beth said...:"your blonde hair actually looks ok, I heard about it and was a bit unsure"
Jamie said.... thanks a bunch. I have heard about your hair too but I haven't seen it. I'm sure it actually looks ****, but what does my opinion matter anyway! lol!
x.jay:"Whats the latest TV show you cried at?Random question brought on by me bawling my eyes out at Doctor Who tonight." golden compass...crying because it was sooo shit.
Supertwigg:" am impatiently awaiting your next blog, come on even Ian is doing better than you haha" Ian's doing 3 word blogs. Ian isn't funny. Ian said he'd do them everyday and then went back on his word. I doubt very much that He's doing better than me. Ian gets more comments because he's a hunky dory front man. that's all he has on me!!! everything else is mine! MINE I TELL YOU!
As you can see I have replied to comments this time. It's not because I haven't anything of my own to be writing. It's because I'm nice.
now piss off!