Showing posts from May, 2011

D.I.Y Taxidermy with Diesel

Mind Like Magpie uk   I was deeply nervous for about a week before the show. Crippling sleep loss type stuff. Nerves have never got me before. I just blank it out and don't think about the performance till I’m in it- It's complete spontaneous improvisation. I never know what I'm going to do. I find if you plan things then they go wrong. If you don't then everything is a bonus and surprise. I felt very differently this time. I started to over think, plan and stress about the show and I put a lot of mental pressure on myself. Worrying about what I was going to say- Would I even have anything to talk about? What if I was rubbish? Usual stuff. After a week I decided this was silly and to get over myself.  I always have something to say! The fear was replaced by my normal emotions. I wanted this D.I.Y Taxidermy to have somthing extra . Stuffing animals wasn't enough. Lightening struck a few days before the event

Internet Dating

 I used to be a hardcore serial internet dater on and off for about 5 years. I did them all- Plenty of Fish, Guardian Soulmates, E-Harmony, Forget Dinner. I was a massive fan of Gumtree dating but the site got closed down because of all the weirdo's ; ). I used to like taking my dates to the Hunterian Museum (  Many things have come out of these random experiences-One guy contacted this year but he didn't have that special something. Weeks later he contacted me again saying he was a photographer- yeah right. I decided to believe him and meet him to talk about a doing some potential shoot- the front cover for 'Le Cool'. I decided I was feeling cool and to go ahead and do it. He wanted to go on location to some wasteland in East London. Suspicious. The day of the shoot he came to my garage to collect the stuff. I've never seen anyone gag so much in all my life! Every time he got a whiff he pretty much started to cry. The photo sho