The Interference

I thought these photos were lost for good. It wasn’t a good feeling. I was beginning to accept it.

New soundscape / video ‘The Interference’ will be released in The B.o.R.e. Saloon 31 March 2018.

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A sequenced 60+ photos, a portrait, made the dawn after a twelve hour tête-à-tête, on the 11 / 11 / 07, with the legendary Fergus O’Farrell / Interference with a new soundscape, built from field recordings.

Three years ago I thought these photos were lost for good when an OS update locked me out of an encrypted hard drive. I thought the drive had been corrupted.

The B.o.R.e. Saloon this way.

There’sa post up now with a more on these photos.

‘The Interference’ will be released in The B.o.R.e. Saloon 31 March 2018.

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Jason Lee

The Bench & Other Tales

February I was on the road a good bit.

February also ended with an unusual, for here, covering of snow.

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After I released a soundscape piece and other releated tales of how it came about, the places I visited, I welcomed new visitors to The B.o.R.e. Saloon blog. Great to have a few new visitors. Thank you.

Inside there’s a free download of the sound piece. Or listen to it with a simple video piece. There are drawings, photographs and an introduction to a new painting in progess – The Dawn Portrait (a work in progress). Sign up and get access here (see final welcome email).

There’s also a sketch I made while listening to the radio and the two cyanotypes I made under the winter sun dodging rain and storms.

One of the cyanotypes will feature in in the closing credits of a new documentary – Something Left Behind: The Wedding Present due for release later this year.

February was a good month foraging and collecting sounds, photos and words.

Slowly, slowly.

The snow, The Beast From The East, was an added feast.

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I aslo managed to catch and photograph some great gigs, This Is The Kit, Anna Mitchell, INNI-K, for The Thin Air Magazine go check them out live or get hold of their albums via the usual channels.

The Bench.

The Bench is finding it’s way in to being a new piece of work. It’s on one of my walks.

May be it’s nothing more than that for now, a place to visit, a place to stop and watch the sun rise or take a nap. You can visit Ballydehob and check it out for yourself.  It might be nothing or it might be what it, The Bench, the setting, suggests.

So far I’ve made some photos at different times of the day. I’m just going to put them up in The B.o.R.e. Saloon see what comes out. It’s where I was sitting one morning thinking about Photoperiodism, photoperiodism being the response of an organism to seasonal changes in day length.

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A rolling stone gathers no moss.

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‘A rolling stone gathers no moss’ a proverb repeatedly turned on it’s head.

While writing this I heard news of Dennis Edwards’ passing.

“Papa was a rollin’ stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home. And when he died All he left us was alone”

“A vagabond, roamer, wanderer, street-walker, highway-beater; a rolling stone, one that does nought but runne here and there, trot up and downe, rogue all the country over.”

転がる石に苔むさず (‘Korogaru ishi ni koke musazu’).

 

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The Borecode

The Borecode / Groundhog Day – ‘There are no short cuts.’

Boredom gets a bad rap. Iggy laid it out in ‘I’m bored’, money + power (real or perceived) + boredom and we see, then as today, boredom in those tiny hands, a destructive force.

But there’s another function of boredom. See Austin Kleon’s appraisal of Groundhog Day at the end.

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According to BBC News, boredom “…can be a dangerous and disruptive state of mind that damages your health”; yet research “…suggest[s] that without boredom we couldn’t achieve our creative feats.” – via Wikipedia

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I’m bored – Iggy Pop on the Old Grey Whistle Test.

“I’m bored.

I’m the chairman of the board.

I’m a Lincoln monologue, I’m livin’ like a God,

I’m bored.

I bore myself to sleep at night, I bore myself in broad daylight, ’cause I’m bored.

Just another slimy bore.

I’m free to bore my well-bought friends,

And spend my cash until the end,

’cause I’m bored!

I’m bored!

I’m the chairman of the board.

I’m sick.

I’m sick of all my kicks.

I’m sick of all the stiffs, I’m sick of all the dips, I’m bored.

I bore myself to sleep at night, I bore myself in broad daylight,

’cause I’m bored!

I’m bored!

Just another dirty bore!

Alright now,…”

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Waiting Room – Fugazi (Live / Italy 1999)

“I am a patient boy

I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait

My time is like water down a drain

Everybody’s moving,

Everybody’s moving,

Everybody’s moving, moving, moving, moving

Please don’t leave me to remain

I’m in the waiting room, I don’t want the news

I cannot use it

I don’t want the news

I won’t live by it

Sitting outside of town

Everybody’s always down

Tell me why?

Because, they can’t get up

Ah, come on and get up

Come on and get up

But I don’t sit idly by

I’m planning a big surprise

I’m gonna fight for what I wanna be

And I won’t make the same mistakes (’cause I know)

Because I know how much time that wastes (and function)

Function is the key

I’m in the waiting room, I don’t want the news

I cannot use it

I don’t…”

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Hard to choose one quote from Austin Kleon’s post onWant to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day

“Now, it might seem like a stretch, but I really think the best thing you can do as an artist or a creative person is pretend you’re Phil Connors in Groundhog Day: there’s no tomorrow, there’s no chance of success, there’s no chance of failure, there’s just the day, and what you can do with it.”

Watch: Groundhog Day – Everyday in one cut by Neil Fennell

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“Sonnt sich der Dachs in der Lichtmeßwoche, so geht er auf vier Wochen wieder zu Loche”

Based On Real Events – The B.o.R.e. Saloon

Jason Lee, 02 February 2018