Wednesday, October 18, 2006

summer's over...


for mandy...
Originally uploaded by the tomahawk kid.
can't complain, it was great one...the swallows have been gone for a couple of weeks or more and i always miss the sight of them and their aeriel acrobatics...the temperature is still mild out there and we've had some lovely moody, misty mornings...been working hard at the music all summer and we've had some really good gigs and more seem to be lining themselves up for next year already...the band - great - is doing better and better and people are asking for us by name now for parties which is cool...off to morocco straight after a gig on saturday night...5 days away in marrakech...looking forward to some good photographic opportunities out there...and some time out...need a little kicking back...not shaking off tiredness very well right now...work has beena little sporadic but i'm busy as i write...had a lot of fun over the past few weeks playing with taking infra red shots...learn a little more all the time...

Monday, August 14, 2006

did i mention...


riding-high
Originally uploaded by the tomahawk kid.
...we bought a horse?...well we did...it's been just over 2 weeks since we got solomon and so far it seems to be working out pretty well...beth is having the best summer holiday ever because she can just cycle a couple of minutes down the road to visit him and she gets to ride far more often than she was...and mandy is riding again too which is good...yesterday i actually did a couple of times round the arena on him which is the first time i've mounted a horse in about 34 years!...it felt very strange i have to say...i can now fully appreciate how much beth has learnt especially watching her jumping...how the hell you stay on top of them i don't really know...i guess in time i might get better and work up to a trot maybe!...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

the-call-of-the-oystercatcher...

...is always a lonesome sound to me...it's the sound of estuaries and broad open spaces inhabited by wading birds and not much else...the inside of my head feels a little like that the past few days...bleak landscapes of thought...mind you, the solitary aspect has been pretty appealing as i've not been feeling at all sociable which is unlike me...worrying about that boy of mine is the big problem...when will he see that his drinking is out of control at times?...scares the hell out of me as well as angering me at times...he doesn't always seem to see that drinking and working do not go hand-in-hand...if someone came to teach my kid guitar after school and walked in smelling of drink, i'd throw them out and find someone else...add to that that fact that he often seems to cancel lessons anyway because he's been having a bit of a lunchtime session and it all adds up to a major worry to me...when he's been drinking it really changes him and not always for the better...where is the future leading this talented young man?...i surely don't know...

Saturday, July 08, 2006

on-a-night-like-this...


on-a-night-like-this...
Originally uploaded by the tomahawk kid.
christ it's been another long time since i wrote...considering that i love writing and have always intended to write some sort of book it's pretty slack of me really...it's not like i don't always have the time either but i sort of forget to do it...photography is a lot to blame to be honest...if i have time i tend to spend it either shooting or on-screen processing when i should be writing or penning new songs...oh well...anyway, last weekend we had a 2 day party - lingfest - which went so well...the weather was glorious and the company really fine...lots of laughs, music, drinking and the usual mad bit of theatre in the form of the play...it took a lot to set up and quite a bit of time to clear away afterwards but it was worth everything that got put into it...we are very lucky to be able to do something like that...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

one swallow don't...


local-singer
Originally uploaded by the tomahawk kid.
make a summer but having just seen my first one of the year it's left me feeling good about things...i always miss them when they've gone and their return is like saying hi to old friends...i think this is the earliest i've ever seen one too...beats last year by a couple of days at least...must write more often!...

Monday, February 13, 2006

getting over things...


over-the-jump-2
Originally uploaded by the tomahawk kid.
the weekend seemed full of twists and turns...christine moved away to ipswich and so it was a very dark time for liam and painful to see...there was no way that he could cope with doing a gig on saturday night so geoff stepped into the breach once more...we had a real good time too with a nice audience who were quite up for a laugh...prior to going out that evening i'd been into bury st. edmunds and bought a few new clothes, popped in and seen liam and then went down the stables with mandy and beth where beth practised her jumping on pickles...i was impressed again by her expertise...popped down the gallery on sunday to see how my exhibition was doing...getting good feedback but it's not turning into sales yet...and then liam and i did an early evening gig down at hawkeden queens head which went well...

Friday, February 10, 2006

the-start-of-the-rainbow


the-start-of-the-rainbow
Originally uploaded by the tomahawk kid.
sometimes you've just got to look at things from the other side, from the beginning because the end of some things are just too painful...watching liam and christine come apart at the seams is painful from the outside and having been on the receiving end of similiar situations i know how it is for them right now...and it ain't nice...i feel for them both but the way i got to seeing it is that you have to look forward a little way...there are better things and better times just around the next corner...new adventures, new experiences...that's how i got through my black times, with that sort of thinking...as they say, it's always darkest before dawn...