R.I.P Mark Lanegan

Very sad by this news of singer and musician Mark Lanegan passing.

I saw Mark Lanegan perform with Isobel Campbell few years back at the Barbican. It was an incredible gig, two amazing voices but Mark Lanegan’s voice is one of the very best ever and to hear it live was such a joy. After the gig both artists (along with support act Willy Mason) did a signing and I have a treasured signed copy of Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell’s album Hawk signed by all three. Lanegan was hunched down at the signing table, baseball cap pulled over face, like he was incredibly shy and trying to hide. After he signed the record I said my nervous and deepest thanks and as I turned to walk away, some unfound bravado come to me and I said to him “Oh I wish could fucking sing like you!”. This little smile appeared from under the baseball cap. It was great moment and a very special gig for me.

R.I..P Mark Lanegan

Earth, Space, The Royal Academy

I’ve fallen way behind in my blog writing regrettably but while I’ll rectify that fully, I would like to post this.

At the weekend I went check out this display of photography outside The Royal Academy, London.

These amazing photos show how studying the Earth’s landscape and environment can then be use to study the planets and moons of the solar system and their environments. Stunning images, I really recommend checking out. They will be on display until the 9th October.