Sunday, 16 July 2017

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Undead, undead, undead

One of the sexiest photos ever

"Yes. I guess it's the foolish romantic in me, but you see, I don’t think that sex is my muse."

"We are artists. We must not be so dependent on others' reactions. It must always remain as a very intense, passionate and artistic experience, when one makes anything, whether it's a painting, a book or a record."

"I consider my music to be non-fashion-orientated... not restricted by the time and the fashion and the musical environment of that particular year that it was released. It has a much longer, lasting effect."

"When you’re the ‘grandfather of goth’, you have to keep at least partway in the shadows."

The beauteous and talented Mr Pete Murphy of Bauhaus is - gulp - 60 years old today!

And by way of a fitting tribute, here's possibly one of my all-time favourite video "mash-ups"...

...and, of course, that opening sequence from The Hunger:

Peter John Joseph Murphy (born 11th July 1957)

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Living in colour

"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."

"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist."

"I prefer living in colour."

"Smoking calms me down. It's enjoyable. I don't want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life."

"Laugh a lot. It clears the lungs."

"I do do a lot of talking, because it saves me listening."

Happy 80th birthday, David Hockney, OM, CH, RA (born 9th July 1937)

Saturday, 1 July 2017