Self Portrait in the stairwell

Lasaration

Sydenham, Australia

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I love my Fender Jaguar. I had bought it brand new without a single scratch. There is nothing wrong with that. The last thing you want to pay for when buying somthing new is that it’s shonky or otherwise. When buying older more vintage guitars I have a fear of shops doing a hatchet job playing Frankenstein as they put parts from other guitars to the one you have the love lust for hanging in the showroom. Anyway, here is a self portrait I can be proud of. Me in the stairwell from a photo shoot that I did with Sara Lamond.
The Fender Jaguar’s sole purpose is to have the belt-marks at the back. It is meant to have sun stroke and had a fucking big amp vibrate to the guitar’s core so the wood has arthritis between the wood’s age strips. I want the paint to crack. At the moment it looks as sweet as any pretty boy, what a little c***. I am going to take that look off your face next time I get you to a rehursal room. I plan on renting a few hours in one of those rehursal places. As I live in a block of flats I have to be conservative with my noise. Anarchy is a bitch isn’t it? So when you have the money to explore then I think its “land ho!”. It’s not indulgence, it’s an expanding of the mind. Doctors note that musos (who play at least one musical instrument) have a 10% chance of saving their memory when they get older in comparison to others who don’t. You don’t have to play an instrument, it’s all about learning. Healthy alternatives have stemmed from playing card games with friends, playing sudoku, crosswords, anything that stimulates brain waes in the cortex that deals with memory. As artists we often just use the creative side. We milk so much that we end up going “dry” with writer’s/ artist’s block. There has to be a healthy symbiosis, a combination of the two. I am just talking from personal experience here. Robert Winston notes (in his novel which I highly recomend you read, The Human Mind) that William Burroughs is claimed to have been so stoned when writing Naked Lunch and the intense sleep depravation of Francis Bacon in the respective creation of their individual works. It’s not highly recommended. It’s a great exercise in perspective but all you’re going to get is a lot of tired muscles. In my case an anxiety attack of me waking up screaming. Not nice for the neighbours.
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