Archive for July, 2013
Mine (Rib)Cage
July 7th, 2013

Peter Kennard, Miner, 1976

I saw this painted-over photograph at MIMA a few months ago and it made me think of the hollowness and fragility of what lies beneath a hard-working, seemingly tough surface. It had a strange sort of power invested in it by the recent death of Margaret Thatcher and her connection to the closure of so many coal mines.

Pastelism
July 4th, 2013

I love The Pastels and what they represent. Although I’d heard and bought this excellent new single, I hadn’t seen the video until today and I found it very celebratory. It made me feel good about being obsessed with music (rather than just obsessive!) and how music is such a communal and sharing thing. It also shows the beauty of Glasgow’s buildings in the sun, which makes me think of visiting my brother when he lived there.