THIS REALITY

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RECENTLY, EVERY TIME I WAKE UP, I THINK OH GOD, I’M STILL STUCK IN THIS REALITY! NEVER HAVE I FELT SO BEREFT IN REAL LIFE, IF THAT CONDITION STILL EXISTS, BECAUSE THIS REALITY IS JUST AWFUL…

I HAVE MISSED MY GRANDDAUGHTER’S SECOND BIRTHDAY,

I HAVE FAILED TO BE THERE FOR MY CHILDREN WHEN THEIR GRANDFATHER HAD DIED, AND I REALISE THAT EVERYONE HAS MADE SIMILAR SACRIFICES!

BUT TODAY, THIS FUCKING GOVERNMENT HAS MADE ALL OF OUR PRIVATIONS POINTLESS…

ALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT THERE AS THEIR CHILDREN OR PARENTS DIED, ALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A PROPER FUNERAL FOR THEIR LOVED ONES… ALL THOSE NURSES THAT HAVE DIED TRYING TO SAVE THOSE PATIENTS IN THE THRALL OF THIS DISGUSTING DISEASE… ALL OF THIS MEANS NOTHING BECAUSE ITS OK FOR THOSE IN POWER TO DO WHATEVER THEY LIKE, THEY WILL BE SUPPORTED.

I’M SO ANGRY IT’S A GOOD JOB WE HAVE STRIDENT GUN LAWS.

IF CUMMINGS SURVIVES THIS WEEK, ITS TIME TO MARCH SIX FEET APART ON PARLIAMENT AND TELL THEM THIS WILL NOT STAND.

I’M PROUD TO BE A MERCIAN, BUT THESE SAXONS ARE SO PERFIDIOUS WE NEED TO TAKE THEM OUT OF POWER. THIS IS NOT ENGLAND ANY MORE, IT IS A SAXON STATE.

TIME TO TAKE BILIOUS BORIS OUT OF THE EQUATION, THE TIME FOR REVOLUTION IS CLOSE. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BLOODY, JUST A PLEBISCITE AGAINST THIS FASCIST ELITE.

DALE M WISHING I WAS OUT OF HERE.

EE CUMMINGS & RESPONSE

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I LIKE MY BODY WHEN IT IS WITH YOUR

BODY. IT IS SO QUITE A NEW THING.

MUSCLES BETTER AND NERVES MORE.

I LIKE YOUR BODY. I LIKE WHAT IT DOES,

I LIKE IT’S HOWS. I LIKE TO FEEL THE SPINE

OF YOUR BODY AND ITS BONES. AND THE TREMBLING

-FIRM-SMOOTH NESS AND WHICH I WILL

AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN

KISS, I LIKE KISSING THIS AND THAT OF YOU,

I LIKE, SLOWLY STROKING THE, SHOCKING FUZZ

OF YOUR ELECTRIC FUR, AND WHAT-IS-IT COMES

OVER PARTING FLESH …. AND EYES BIG LOVE-CRUMBS,

 

AND POSSIBLY I LIKE THE THRILL

OF UNDER ME YOU SO QUITE NEW

 

EE CUMMINGS.


 

LAMENT

I MISS MY BODY WHEN IT IS WITH YOUR

BODY. THAT OLD THING. BATTERED AND WORN,

LIKE A FAVOURITE OVERCOAT, KEEPING ME WARM,

I MISS THE SOFT SHAPE OF YOUR SPINE,

PROVIDING AN ARCH TO BRIDGE THE GAP,

BETWEEN THE ONE AND TWO OF US…

THE WHISPER OF YOUR LIPS ON

THE NAPE OF MY NECK AS YOU

PLAYFULLY PINCH MY PUCKERED NIPPLE,

I MISS THE MY-NESS OF MY HAND

IN YOUR HAND ON YOUR SHOULDER,

AND THE SMELL OF YOUR UNRULY

TOUSLE HAIR, TICKLING MY NOSE

AND LIPS.

 

I MISS THE ONENESS OF THIS ONE

WITH YOUR ONE AND THUS

WE BECOME A TRINITY.

I MISS THESE OF YOU AND I AND US.

I MISS THE US MOST OF ALL.

 

DALE ‘M’

 

I’LL WAIT?

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I’LL WAIT OR

DEGRADATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE BY MEME MENTALITY.

I’ve just noticed this ‘ I’ll wait’ meme at the end of everyone’s very clever little vignettes evoking writers such as Orwell, Beckett et al, and I realised a very pertinent point, these people actually think that this makes them look cool and/or intelligent. I’m here to dissuade you of that misconception. It makes you look DUMB! IT MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A MEMBER OF A HERD, NOT ONE OF THE COOL KIDS! There I’ve said it.

This is not the only phrase I find absolutely unconscionable, there are too many to list extensively, because I do not use such ready-made put-downs myself, but here a few that bring bile into the back of my throat:

  1. SO… – PEOPLE WHO START EVERY SENTENCE WITH SO, FOR EXAMPLE, ” SO, I COME FROM LONDON…YEAH, AND WORK IN GRAPHICAL MIS-USE OF THE LANGUAGE RIGHT?” OK I ADDED TWO EXTRA PEEVES IN WITH THE SO, I.E. YEAH, AND RIGHT… GOOD GRIEF!
  2. KAREN – Karen is a slang term that is used to typify a woman perceived to be entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is considered appropriate or necessary. JUST SO WEAK.
  3. OK BOOMER – “OK Boomer” is a catchphrase and meme that gained popularity among teenagers and young adults in November 2019, used to dismiss or mock attitudes stereotypically attributed to the baby boomer generation. TO LOCK A WHOLE GENERATION INTO A SINGLE STEREO-TYPE IS JUST SO LAZY.

There are a lot more of these easy flatulent phrases which demean the person saying them more than it belittles their targets, but I can’t be bothered to find them and point them out. my advice is : DON’T! DON’T DO THAT, IF YOU WANT TO LOOK CLEVER, THINK FOR YOURSELF, BE CLEVER WITH YOUR OWN WORDS AND PHRASES…

AND REMEMBER THIS – PUNK WAS ALREADY DEAD WHEN IT HIT THE MAINSTREAM!

YOU ARE DOING LINGUISTICALLY WHAT YOU DID WITH TAMAGOTCHIS, WITH FURBIES, WITH HULA HOOPS, WITH BEANIE BABIES…ETC YOU ARE JUST JOINING THE HERD. BE BETTER THAN THAT.

DALE M

P.S. I’M AWARE MY CAPITALISING OF WORDS WILL ANNOY YOU…

GOOD!

BOYS PLAYLIST

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BOYS PLAYLIST

  1. BOYS KEEP SWINGING – DAVID BOWIE
  2. BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN – THIN LIZZY
  3. BAD BOYS GET SPANKED – THE PRETENDERS
  4. BOYS – THE BEATLES
  5. BOYS DON’T CRY – THE CURE
  6. BRAVE BOYS KEEP THEIR PROMISES – TEARDROP EXPLODES
  7. GIRLS & BOYS – BLUR
  8. GOOD BOYS – BLONDIE
  9. HERSHAM BOYS – SHAM 69
  10. LONDON BOYS – T.REX
  11. THE MORE BOYS I MEET – CARRIE UNDERWOOD
  12. I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE – THE WAITRESSES
  13. I JOIN THE BOYS – JOAN ARMATRADING
  14. STARING AT THE RUDE BOYS – THE RUTS
  15. WILD BOYS – DURAN DURAN
  16. BAD BOYS – WHAM!
  17. A BOY NAMED SUE – JOHNNY CASH
  18. WILD EYED BOY FROM FREE CLOUD – DAVID BOWIE
  19. ONE OF THE BOYS – MOTT THE HOOPLE
  20. HURRY ON BOYS – THE SKIDS

QUITE A CAMP MIX FOR WHICH I MAKE NO APOLOGY.

ENJOY YOUR SUNDAY

DALE ‘M’

 

ANIMAL PLAYLIST

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ANIMAL PLAYLIST

  1. Animals & Men – Adam & the Ants
  2. Animal Impulses – IAMX
  3. Like an Animal – The Glove
  4. Amanita – Animal Collective
  5. Animal – Pearl Jam
  6. Animal – The Rezillos
  7. Animal Farm – Madness
  8. Animal Nitrate – Suede
  9. Animal / Human – Clinic
  10. Animals – Talking Heads
  11. Animals – Algiers
  12. Bring It On Home To Me – The Animals
  13. Dogs – Pink Floyd
  14. Live Like An animal – The Slaves
  15. L’Odeur Animale – Hooverphonics
  16. Loving Animals – British Sea Power
  17. Public Animal – Alice Cooper
  18. Something 4 The Weekend – Super Furry Animals
  19. Treason! Animals – Franz Ferdinand

ONLY SAFE PLACE TO BE IS WITH MY ANIMALS

Dale M

HOPE FOR A NEW WORLD

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USING BOWIE’S CUT UP TECHNIQUE TO SUBVERT THE HEADLINES CULLED FROM THE DAILY MAIL (OR DAILY MISERY TO THE COGNOSCENTI) TURNING THEIR ANTI- FOREIGN RHETORIC AND DOOM AND GLOOM INTO A POSITIVE MESSAGE…

I ALSO TOOK THE ELITE’S IDEA OF A NEW WORLD ORDER AND TURNED IT ON ITS HEAD.

DALE M

LOVER PLAYLIST

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LOVER PLAYLIST

  1. HIGH SCHOOL LOVER THEME – AIR
  2. MY LOVER – BARBARA & THE BROWNS
  3. LOVER MAN – BILLIE HOLIDAY
  4. LAZY LOVER – BRAZILIAN GIRLS
  5. A LOVER’S CONCERTO – CARLA THOMAS
  6. LOVER’S ROCK – THE CLASH
  7. SEEKERS WHO ARE LOVERS – COCTEAU TWINS
  8. LOVERS WHO UNCOVER – CRYSTAL CASTLES
  9. LOVER – DOT ALLISON
  10. LOVER YOU SHOULD HAVE COME OVER – JEFF BUCKLEY
  11. A WOMAN, A LOVER A FRIEND – JOSE FELICIANO
  12. LOVER LOVER LOVER – LEONARD COHEN
  13. JEALOUS LOVER – MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS
  14. JILTED LOVER – THE NAKED AND FAMOUS
  15. MY LOVER’S PRAYER – OTIS REDDING
  16. LOVER OF OUTRAGE – PENETRATION
  17. LOVERS OF TODAY – THE PRETENDERS
  18. I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER – PRINCE
  19. CASIOTUNE LOVER – SLEEP THIEVES
  20. DREAM LOVER – THE VACCINES

 

HARD TO BE WITHOUT YOU LOVER!

DALE ‘M’

BLACKOUT

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OK, THIS PICTURE NO LONGER EXISTS… I PAINTED OVER IT. I LOVE BASQUIAT AND TRIED VERY HARD TO EMULATE HIS STYLE.

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I WAS AIMING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS, BUT WHILST HIS LOOK NATURAL, MINE JUST LOOKS LIKE A POOR FAKE. I LIKE HIS WORK VERY MUCH, BUT IT ISN’T MINE. MY NATURAL STYLE IN ABSTRACT FORM IS MORE AKIN TO MATISSE/KANDINSKY AND PICASSO… I’M NOT CLAIMING THEIR EMINENCE JUST THAT I NATURALLY WORK IN THEIR WAY. BASQUIAT HAD A WAY OF WORKING WHICH INCORPORATED HIS HIGH INTELLECT WITH A NATURAL CHILD-LIKE PAINTING TECHNIQUE… I AM NOT A NATURAL PAINTER, MY TECHNIQUES ARE HARD HEWN BY PRACTICE, I AM BY NATURE AN ARTIST,  NOT A PAINTER BUT A POET, I USE MY POETIC SENSIBILITY TO CREATE MY PAINTINGS, IN THE SAME WAY I AM NOT A MUSICIAN BUT I MADE LOTS OF MUSIC, BY USING MY POETIC EAR.  WHAT THIS ATTEMPT HAS TAUGHT ME, IS THAT I HAVE TO USE MY OWN STYLE. I’M QUITE HAPPY TO STEAL OTHER PEOPLES TECHNIQUES BUT I’M ALSO RATIONAL ENOUGH TO KNOW WHEN THEY DON’T FIT.

THIS DIDN’T FIT. A LESSON LEARNT,

ON TO THE NEXT CANVAS.

DALE M