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The King Blues, Camden


I first saw The King Blues at a small gig in the middle of the afternoon at Komedia in Brighton, years ago and fell in love with them then. A few years later, in November 2011 I saw them play The Roundhouse in Camden, a huge venue in comparison and just around the time ‘Punk & Poetry‘ came out. And just before they imploded and split up.

A few weeks ago we happened to be in London on a Saturday and at a bit of a loose end. I couldn’t believe my luck to find that the band were playing that night, and on their home turf in Camden. It was pretty much a no-brainer, although it was a sold out gig. We went along anyway, hoping to get in and we got lucky. It was a tiny venue, a proper pub gig where you are right up against the stage and the music feels raw and vital. It was a full house and we had a great time – The Fiddlers Elbow is a nice venue, with friendly staff and it’s easy to get a drink. Even managed to wangle a set list and it was only a 10 minute cab ride home to the Montcalm Hotel, where we stayed. Great night.



Paper bags, sweets and cigarettes

Spotted round and about London.




Right arm tattoo

Continued the final piece of the tattoo I’ve been working on for 3 years. This is part of the top of my right arm, and only shows a small part of the rest of the whole outline we did in one session at Modern Classic. I’m sure there will be some more line work to do, once we see how it’s looking – blossom’s and flowers probably.

The piece consists of a beautiful girl head, an hour glass and this heart with a scroll, which is pretty much a direct copy of a tattoo my Dad had when he was 16. I can’t wait to see it all coloured, it’s going to look outrageously good. The only question is, do I conintue with my forearms, but for now there’s a bit of a wait until the next session.



Roman type

Love these typefaces I spotted on our recent trip to Rome.



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