Archive for the ‘Diana Mini’ Category

No sleep till Tebay

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

You don't need a pass to the underpass party

So I’ve now recovered sufficiently from my Edinburgh trip to write a few words and post some photos.

Edinburgh is a wonderful city, and it’s supercharged when the Fringe is on. I ended up playing the Kittens and Häagen-Dazs open mic at Pulp Fiction books, had slots on two days at the variety show Well It’s Woody, for which I got a mention in a review (Seamless cabaret night with a programme to savour …), and also played a fairly impromptu gig at a café (where I was wowed by the spiced Mexican coffee). (more…)

Moogieman and Vincent Lynch in Ilford HP5

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Moogieman and Vincent Lynch

Unfortunately, the busier I am with gigs and presentations on Skylab (such as the recent Pecha Keucha for Art Is Just A Word at the Oxford Hub) the less time I have for this site and for photography. However, I managed to find time last night to develop a roll of Ilford HP5 400 ASA that’s been sitting on my desk for a few weeks.

Hidden amongst the silver halide particles were some delightful shots from George’s Jamboree of Music, Comedy and Poetry Possibly from January, including a few of Moogieman and Vincent Lynch. (more…)

Free exclusive download of ‘Diana’

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Diana cover art

A brand new recording of my lomographically inclined number, Diana, is now available to likees of the moogieman facebook page. If you want to get hold of the track all you have to do is ‘like’ the page and you’ll be sent a link to the song’s bandcamp page and a code to enter. If you’re already a likee you’ll be sent the info in the next few days. (more…)

Moogieman messes about on boats once again

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Rhiannon Kelly provides flute accompaniment to the flotilla

Saturday’s naval engagement, Flotilla Thrilla 2, passed off without serious incident save some fine performances on and next to the River Cherwell.

As predicted, the weather was gloriously cloudy but rain held off, making it a somewhat drier event than the first waterborne open mic put on by moogieman.

Stuart Wigby kicked off proceedings (more…)

From your on-the-spot correspondent: Moogie News

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Moogie News, Sept 2011

At a time when local newspapers are losing circulation faster than a gangrenous limb, here at Moogiemedia we’re leading the fightback with a new monthly publication, Moogie News.

Okay, expect the initial impact to be relatively small. Moogie News is hand written and hand drawn on a single side of A6. We’re not about to be put out of business by this new-fangled hot metal typsetting stuff (which will no doubt turn out to be a flash in the pan).

Ghostly images from Catweazle and Port Mahon

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Rachel Ruscombe King on piano

Faceometer at Catweazle 16th anniversary

More lomoghraphy: photosets are now on Flickr of the Catweazle open mic’s 16th anniversary on 21 October and the 5 November gig at the Port Mahon featuring Swindlestock, Rachel Ruscombe-King and Moogieman.

The Port Mahon photos are my first attempt at reverse cross-processing – developing a colour negative film in a colour slide process. This is tricky to get right, tending to result in very low contrast images, as these pictures demonstrate. However, I definitely want to try again as the slightly luminescent colours and bursting lights give a very interesting effect, when things turn out well.

Pics from the OX4 Festival

Monday, November 8th, 2010

OX4 Festival open mic at the Green Street binderyWilly Mason at the OX4 open mic, Green Street Bindery

Photos from last month’s Truck OX4 Festival and George’s Jamboree open mic night have now been uploaded to Flickr. They were taken with my Diana Mini using a variety of different films, including my first forray into black and white. (more…)

Lomo moogo

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Moogieman at Deja VuSo, I’m getting into Lomography, about 20 years after Viennese pioneers invented it (or should that be rediscovered it).

My interest was sparked when a friend showed me his camera and directed me to a page on flickr. I clicked through a stream of photos that are, in conventional terms, largely unexceptional yet I found them strangely compelling. (more…)