I hope for nothing
I fear nothing
I am free

– Epitath on the tomb of author Nikos Kazantzakis.

How long?
“Long enough for every sin to so soak my sinless soul that heaven will turn in horror until my swollen lips pronounce the final transaction: ‘It is finished.’”

Max Lucado – “All Things”


“I don’t know any more about theology than a jack-rabbit knows about ping-pong, but I’m on my way to glory!”

– William Ashley (Billy) Sunday, evangelist, 1862 – 1935


Happy Holidays!

April 4, 2010

Pray for us


May 17, 2007

As today is apparently “Ascension Day” it seems appropriate to commemorate the life (and death) of the Nazerine with this picture of the plate that currently illuminates my kitchen wall:


Depicting, as it does, “The Life of Christ in Cats”, this beautiful, 19cm diameter masterpiece of the plate makers art always makes me smile and, occasionally, even strikes me as being almost reverentially spiritual (in a Serrano “Piss Christ” sort of way).

Definitely the best thing Viz magazine ever produced.


May 16, 2007

Cover artwork for Whitehouse ‘Racket’, by Stefan Danielsson.

When it comes to album cover art, William Bennett of Whitehouse has the uncanny ability to consistently work with artists whose work I immediately and unreservedly fall in love with – Trevor Brown, Romain Slocombe and now, for the forthcoming “Racket”, Stefan Danielsson.

Luckily for me Stefan has a blog which features lots of high quality scans of his work. Though my art budget is small I presently own a brace of Trevor Brown originals and more Romain Slocombe prints than I currently have room to hang. I look forward to adding some of Stefan’s work to my collection in the near future.


As if it mattered

April 4, 2007

“Brits will on average be enjoying over 3.5 eggs each over the Easter weekend alone. But over a quarter don’t know why handing them out symbolises the birth of Jesus…”

Somerfield Supermarket press release



















“Gaahl of Gorgoroth” by Peter Beste (2003)

“You are what you came from.
It is your mission to go forth and to grow – to stay awake and to whisper.”


“Christs may come and Christs may go, but Caesar lives forever.”

Ragnar Redbeard