Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Peter Joseph and Zeitgeist

Peter Joseph is an independent filmmaker and social activist. He has written, directed, narrated, scored and produced three non-commercial, self-produced and freely-distributed documentary films called Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007), Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008) and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011). He is the founder of the Zeitgeist Movement and on the Steering Committee of "Project Peace on Earth."

Peter Joseph's work was the subject of articles in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Palm Beach Post, VC Reporter, TheMarker and Globes.

Mr. Joseph has also appeared on two TEDx events: TEDxO'Porto and TEDxOjai (California) 

source: wikipedia


Saturday, 28 July 2012

love it!

i love it!
this is a real english mysterious sense of humour and what all british eccentrism is all about
well done HM!!!
The HM Queen is the best thing that made Britain - great, unique and extravaganza!

A wonderful spectacle!

 The Queen is truly magnificent and absolutely rocked it.



Friday, 27 July 2012

"Cheating the Devil"

"If you venture along Rodney Street, you’ll come across the derelict church of St Andrew’s, and an eye-catching pyramid – the tomb of William McKenzie, who died in 1851. Rather than being buried, he’s said to be sitting upright at a table inside the pyramid, clutching a winning hand of cards. The reason for this is that the Devil had said that he would only take McKenzie’s soul once he was laid to rest in his grave; by keeping his mortal remains above ground, McKenzie sought to cheat the Devil.

However, there are two completely different stories about how McKenzie came to be involved with the Devil in the first place. One says that he asked for the Devil’s help to win a high-stakes poker game; the Devil agreed, in return for his soul. The other version has McKenzie becoming an atheist on the premature death of his sweetheart and leading a life of drinking and (successful) gambling. One night, he meets his match playing poker, in the form of the mysterious Mr Madison. McKenzie loses literally all of his money, and Madison invites him to play one last hand. McKenzie protests that he has nothing left to gamble with, but Madison asks “What about your soul?” McKenzie initially refuses, now suspecting who ‘Mr Madison’ really is. Madison chall­enges him that if he is an atheist then he cannot believe in the reality of the soul, and therefore has nothing to lose. McKenzie finally agrees, and of course loses the game. Madison says that he will take McKenzie’s soul after he is buried, and immediately vanishes"
more: http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/3535/cheating_the_devil.html

A derelict Liverpool city centre church is to be restored and developed into accommodation for 100 students. St Andrew's Church, on Rodney Street, is a Grade II listed building which has been unused since the mid 1970s. It will be renovated by Wirral-based Middle England developments. The churchyard includes the grave of James McKenzie, according to local legend a gambler, who when he died in 1851 was buried sat upright, holding a winning hand of cards. The church was built for Scottish Presbyterians and is one of the few surviving works designed by architect John Foster Junior. Redevelopment work will include the rebuilding of one of the church's turrets and a remodelling of the exterior. Liverpool City Council spent more than £100,000 in legal fees to acquire the site in 2008 and a further £150,000 since on emergency repairs.

 pics taken by me


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Adrian Jeans at Metal

Adrian Jeans, a local sculptor from Kensington, is currently working in the studio space at Edge Hill Station, developing a sculpture project called 'The Craft of Art'.  Adrian has decided to open up his usually private process of modelling, moulding, and casting into a public performance and a documentary photography project.  The work comprises of two identical plaster casts of a life-sized and life-modelled human figure posed on a pile of building rubble taken from the on-going demolition/regeneration of the Kensington area in Liverpool. Added to each figure is a symbolic object (an AK47 assault rifle and a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis respectively) in order to create allegories for the two contrasting ideas of Death & Destruction and Life & Creation.

cup of coffee before eurotunnel

It is scary!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

my new book and doll at bluecoat gallery

"There were, at this very moment, half a dozen books lying neglected in her bedroom, for she knew quite well that if she read them she would only be in possession of yet more information about herself, and with even less idea of how to use it."(Doris Lessing, Martha Quest)


Tuesday, 24 July 2012


seagull and tall ship

ice cream in the uni library


daisies in the meadow

    "There are so many people in this world who were taught they need a career, but never told why. They spend their lives chasing after the next promotion, but if you ask them why they want it so badly they would have a hard time answering, because they have no clue. And so they live these empty…"