Yearly archives: 2007

The 12 Days of 2007 – June


Stockport Beer Festival.

Burnt to the Ground, featuring Arthur Brown, Peter and the Wolf

Fiction – Ruby Red available through Lulu.

I got all my hair shaved off.

I took part in the Naked Bike Ride. My penis is proving quite popular (on the internet), this picture, featuring me, another bloke and two rather attractive women with odd headwear, all of us naked, is the most favourited of my flickr images.

The Mouse went missing.

Spinneyhead’s favourite driving games (before we got the 360, there’ll be an update when we’ve played enough new games).

Manchester Metropolitan degree show.

The old Spinneyhead galleries were transferred to flickr.

We had a tomato.

The 12 Days of 2007 – May

Revisiting Ruby Red.

More prints on Deviantart.

Doing voiceover for Memory.

One in, One out. The May Day bank holiday weekend wasn’t a good one. Granted, Damian became an uncle again, but that was overshadowed by the death of Andy McCruden.

Fiction- So Much To Answer For, a novella available through Lulu.

Casa Spinneyhead got a fish tank.

Another Critical Mass.

Stencil Revolution

I’m sketching a bunch of ideas for stencil graffiti, to become transfers for modern image railway modellers who want to add a little grit. So I thought I’d see what resources there are for stencillers online. (Update The stencil graffiti transfers can now be ordered from Spinneyworld.)

Stencil Revolution is an Australian collective. The tutorials and gallery sections are down at the moment because they were having security issues, but there are a few good examples still dotted around.

Stencil Art video.

Banksy, of course.

Stencil graffiti galleries.

Wikipedia on stencil graffiti.

Stand and Deliver

A few events and characters to follow up from Stand and Deliver: A History of Highway Robbery

Sawney Beane. Patriarch of an incestuous and cannibalistic gang operating out of hidden caves on the Galloway coast. Inspiration for The Hills Have Eyes, amongst others.

The Gordon Riots. Anti Catholic rioting in 1780 led by Lord George Gordon protesting a law which reversed lots of discrimination against Catholics.

Mohocks. Gangs of rich young men who roamed the London streets assaulting and terrifying members of the public.

Jack Ketch’s Warren. Streets in Clerkenwell that were turned into a no-go zone for the law and had tunnels and secret doors to help criminals escape.

The 12 days of 2007 – January

I published a few pieces of fiction in January-

A Sort of HomecomingVenn (which is now the title of Spinneyhead Presents’ current project.) – How Deep is Your Love

Celebrated my birthday in typical style.

Memory started filming, with footage shot in the Green Building and Salford Quays.

And I ended the month by proposing a cycling petition.