Monday, 19 October 2015

Poppy merchant

Don't you wanna be an outlaw?

rearrange the nightmare

the chance you take
the price you pay

unable to break away

you can't walk away

don't look now
don't look back

holding your hand in my hand

p.s. love this life
p.p.s. love this life

"And my golden carousel?" shouted another man. 
"Will you pay for that?"

there's something happy and there's something sad
about lovin' somebody oh so bad

your very handsome poppy

Saturday, 17 October 2015

the imperial creations

art by Toxic, Bonzai, Dise and Sober . . . repping hard for The Imperial Creations  . . . 
the Subway under the Avenue, Southampton

how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken

time is the longest distance between two points

in memory everything happens to music

 the future becomes the present, 
the present the past, 

and the past turns into everlasting regret 
if you don't plan for it 

People are not so dreadful when you know them. That's what you have to remember! And everybody has problems, not just you, but practically everybody has got some problems. You think of yourself as having the only problems, as being the only one who is disappointed. But just look around you and you will see lots of people as disappointed as you are

Just look about you a little. 
What do you see? 
A world full of common people! 
All of 'em born and all of em' going to die! 

attempting to find in motion what was lost in space 

I'll be all right in a minute, I'm just bewildered - by life...

Some people say that science clears up all the mysteries for us. In my opinion it only creates more

words from The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

Sunday, 11 October 2015

I'll rise but I won't shine

Morf, Southsea
Construction doesn't have a great image so these days they try harder.  One result can be some great hoarding art (surely a genre on its own, less polite than street murals, but more class than throw ups). This post has no more hoardings, but does have more art from building sites.

 Help me, help me

Building sites are not playgrounds (1)

 Building sites are not playgrounds (2)

 Unwelcome sign

 Be Ware, Bew Are

Summit Property Maintenance

Sea gulls on an end wall

It's hard to know what to make of this.  This is a smaller banner some that have (dis)graced this house.  Usually they have simple messages (often expressed in a convoluted way) demanding Britain leaves Europe.This one seems a little confused - a vast army sneaking a shadowy Trojan horse in while Britain sleeps seems to miss the point of the story.

 practice makes perfect

Sym by Sym
Many street artists who end up painting astonishing murals will tell how they started off by tagging, painting their name on a wall, repeatedly, until their can control improved, their style evolved and their ambition grew.  I can't help thinking Sym misspelt his name first time around.  Not a very complex tag yet, but just wait ten or twenty years when works by Sym are changing hands for thousands - you saw it here first.  In fact if anyone wants to make me an offer on this photo, by way of an investment, well, lets just say, I'm listening.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Who doesn't know what I'm talking about?

Who doesn't know what I'm talking about
Who's never left home, who's never struck out 
To find a dream and a life of their own 
A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone 

Many precede and many will follow 
A young girl's dream no longer hollow 
It takes the shape of a place out west 
But what it holds for her, she hasn't yet guessed 

She needs wide open spaces 
Room to make her big mistakes 
She needs new faces 
She knows the high stakes 

She traveled this road as a child 
Wide eyed and grinning, she never tired 
But now she won't be coming back with the rest 
If these are life's lessons, she'll take this test 

Mom stares out the window and says, "I'm leaving my girl"  
As her folks drive away, her dad yells, "Check the oil!" 
She said, "It didn't seem like that long ago" 
When she stood there and let her own folks know 

She knows the highest stakes 
She knows the highest stakes 
She knows the highest stakes 
She knows the highest stakes

 please don't believe in me
please disagree with me
life is too easy

 words by Susan Gibson, Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces
images by The Corn Poppy, MillersPond, Southampton & Hamble