Friday, 12 September 2014

Mr Tembo




Top image is the Pentecostal City Mission Church, Leytonstone which houses the choir that Damon Albarn featured on his new album. I used to live up the road to it and you can hear them jamming away in there clearly having a good time. Speaking of jamming, here's a few more shots from the WAM rehearsal (we rehearsed over that way last Sunday). We'll be playing as part of the Stow Festival in the town square around 4pm this Saturday.  Maybe I should suggest that we play a Blur track on our next outing.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Devon slide show


















A few more shots of Devon, taken with the Lumix DMC-FX60. Slide show notes. South Milton Sands /  Avon Dam ,  Dartmoor /  Simon Drew's (pic with the fish) art shop, Dartmouth and  Heather Jansch's shop in Newton Abbot.


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Penny Fielding has left the building



Sad to hear that Penny Fielding's on Orford road has now closed. She did a lot to support local artists in the Walthamstow area and her shop and cat for that matter will be sadly missed. I believe there will be a goodbye party held for her at the Vestry House museum.

Friday, 5 September 2014

The System ( aka The Girl-Getters ) revisited



Tinker (Oliver Reed) stepping outside the 400 club.



















A view of the Redcliffe Hotel , then and now.





Paignton pier






Mind if I take your picture, Mr Callaghan?


   Don't mind if you do, Mr Reed



 Tinker (Oliver Reed) and Nicola (Jane Merrow) , share a moment in Tinker's flat. Notice the bezel window pains. This is now the Harbour Light Restaurant  .








   In the distance is Elberry Cove. Going by my research , this where they through a piano into the see to mark the end of summer. All very pagan.







   A recent trip to the English Riviera. Beach-combing Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, tracing some locations to the classic Brit flick  "The System" aka "The Girl-Getters"

* The 400 Ballroom / 400 Club was the place to be seen back in the day. The film picked up on the local Mod scene that was happening at the time and used it to help shape the film.  So I'm guessing that most of the extras would have been local Mods.

I don't think the trailer for the film does it much justice but you can watch it here....  and if you have a spare Sunday afternoon or a restless night to fill then I highly recommend that you gorge yourself on this movie.