Friday, July 29, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016

#KeepCorbyn :Manchester.


It's going to be a hard fight "for the soul of the Labour Party".
If we are going to put our faith in Chilcot & the 'big majority in the last Labour Leadership election ',we are fucked.
  it will be different this time..... I cannot believe Chilcot is going to deliver any knock-out blow to Blair ( establishment reports never do). yougov reports that currently ,its 50/50 for Jeremy Corbyn among Labour members.Given the media this week, that is hardly surprising .
Plus ,expect all sorts of 'dirty tricks' from Blair & co.Along the way ....( "60,000 new members this week"...they wouldn't be reporting this if it was 'bad'news would they ...?)
 It is going to be a tough fight.But (whatever the result) Socialism Maintains.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

york





Cath's Birthday today


So....we caught the train to   York.
 I,ve not been in that city for 20 years.
'Didn't realise today was Race Day! Very Busy!Lots of Drunken Tarts in daft hats& high heels...and that was just those Stockbroker blokes from Surrey   who ,somehow decided to share the train carriage with us........!
R.I.P.   Guy Clark     who died this week.........

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/York-21-st-May-2016/

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Friday, May 06, 2016

rustic fences & and sepia sheep.



A photo I took on   Saturday in   the  middle  of Halifax's 4    day International Street Market.
More images  https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Halifax-7th-May-2016/
 This is a sepia saturday post.My take on the theme is rustic rural fences & sheep.
As a child West Yorkshire sheep were  sepia due to all the pollution  from the  mill chimney smoke. Whenever   travelling, i could exactly  calibrate   distance from   home ,  by   the ever changing  shades in their fleece.   Essentially,Yorkshire sheep were the first SatNav's............
 

1994.My family's farm in  Poland.My Uncle Czeszek  with my son Chris (left):his grandchildren Marek & Mereck
2006: a photo taken by Chris on the Moors above Hebden Bridge.
1994:my photo of  Marek +chicken:Uncle Czeszek   with rustic fence behind......


We go out drinking in Mytholmroyd tonight.
https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Mytholmroyd-6th-May-2016/

Saturday, April 30, 2016

ßringing a painting into safety.

Bob Dylan: Live at the Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan; April 28, 2016.
 My Brother-in-Law Dave did the London Marathon last Sunday.
He remarked, with surprise,how many potholes they had in the roads since he ran the exact same route two years ago. 
I guess if you pound those streets each day you don't notice the decay. It takes a fresh pair of eyes& feet to notice change.
My take on this week's prompt ("bringing a painting into safety") is how do we rescue  from our collapsing world what we need to preserve ?ake  personal remains our own....
Sometimes that is harder than it sounds.Solid monuments might dissolve into sand & trickle through our fingers.........



This is a sepia saturday post.




Camille: Live at Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris, May 30, 2005.

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Hebden-Bridge-29th-April-2016/

Friday, April 22, 2016

Early Roman Kings

Bob Dylan:Early Roman Kings:Live at the Century Hall, Nagoya, Japan; April 15, 2016.

Fuck Donald Trump.The man's a stupid Cunt. And ,while we are on
the subject....
Fuck Cruz ( another Cunt):
Fuck Hilary Clinton (she's a witch, you know that?):
even, Bernie Sanders.........
However, the guy below,in the video, is the real deal America , he could be your Saviour Hold Him To Your Breast !.Watch The Video!

Lots of traffic for this post.Google seems to have picked up my use of TRUMP:CRUZ:CLINTON ! Hence the "potty mouth"....

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time, As A Symptom


Yes.We move this year.
Think of me as a copyist of  West Ham United.
I have not been too well these past 2 weeks.Not even been out socially (passed up several social functions) .A photo of my first drink ,and new haircut!,tonight in Hebden Bridge's White Lion pub...... RICKIE LEE JONES Live at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT; September 15, 2015

Saturday, April 02, 2016

ironically ,April 1st



Maude the Tigon   Her father was a tiger. Her mother was a lion.
She lived in Belle Vue Zoo between 1936-1949.
When she died her skin was preserved & given to Manchester Museum.They kept it hidden in a drawer for 50+ years.
In 2015 a local taxidermist mounted what she left them......dear Maude is now on display. (trust me,she looks happy enough,but her eyes sure do follow you around the room....!)
 Me & Cath went into Manchester today. Here are some photo i took........
Me Cath & Chris have lived in the same house in Hebden Bridge for 30+ years.This year we leave it.No doubt this will be a theme as the weeks & months unfurl..Stay Tuned Folks!
St.Stephens/not fade away/St.Stepens..23 minutes+

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/ManchesterApril-1st-2016/

Friday, March 25, 2016

ßless the light



Myself, Ken & Phil went drinking in Halifax tonight.It was Phil's 64th birthday on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

makes me wonder.why..........



We were guests of the Landlord of The Cask & Feathers & his family in Rochdale this afternoon .Then we went to Spotland Road for a curry.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Keeps callin' me home

I thought this sounded so good because I was pissed last night .Turns out...its just as good sober........As .we watched the fine Norman Perry (Miles Van Platting) sing in the Upper George Pub.......http://www.nanoworld.org.ru/data/20030901/mail/index1.htm


plus some photos from us drinking in Halifax tonight. https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Drinks-in-Halifax-25th-Feb/
 Phil goes to Goa for a while at the weekend..........

Saturday, February 20, 2016

A mistress of something she thought...........

I was up in Mixenden Library this morning.Holly Lynch ,the Labour MP for Halifax , was there for some sort of Coffee Morning gig.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Walker-Lynch
We thought it might include a Q&A session...but nothing materialised
Comrade Ken Kersley was wanting to ask her why she had thought bombing Syria to be such a good idea.But no opportunity to discuss such issues......... .........nice Coffee though !
& nice to see James again.
 I also got an opportunity to get a sneak preview of a film documentary called "Archipelago" recently shot in Mixenden ; commissioned by Manchester University and heavily featuring Ken .. It gets it's first public showing locally very soon.I feature a few "stills" from   it here......https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Dropbox/Holly-Lynch-MP-Mixenden/

 John Cale:Live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; November 15, 1987 :The Chinese Envoy.(above) Endless Plain of Fortune (below) John Cale:Live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; November 15, 1987

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Last Resort: Martin Parr.

via: Artsy
In 1975 Parr moved to Hebden Bridge where he would complete his first mature work. He was involved with the Albert Street Workshop, a hub for artistic activity which included a darkroom and exhibition space.
 Parr spent five years photographing rural life in the area, focusing on the Methodist (and some Baptist) non-conformist chapels, a focal point for isolated farming communities that in the early 1970s were closing down.
 He photographed in black-and-white, for its nostalgic nature and for it being appropriate to his celebratory look at this past activity. Also, photographers at that time were obliged to work in black-and-white in order to be taken seriously, colour being associated with commercial and snapshot photography.
 His series The Non-Conformists was widely exhibited at the time and published as a book in 2013. Critic Sean O'Hagan, writing in The Guardian, said "It's easy to forget how quietly observational Parr was as a black-and-white photographer