ALEC: The Five O'Clock Shadow. At 5 am his wit was as sharp as his razor should've been. Made a good cup of tea. I can almost smell the nicotine........ FRED: True comic genius. CHARLIE SMART: Smart in uniform - guaranteed to laugh at all your jokes. MARVIN: Taught me the ropes - bloody bonkers but impressive sideburns. PANCHO WEST: 'Be that as it may' would prefix most of Pancho's sentences. Arsenal supporter and owner of a vast selection of biros. PETER: A photographer in a previous life - like I was an illustrator in mine............... STEVE: The Union Rep. He was often supporting my defence regarding my unpunctual time keeping.
Tonight I found in an old shoebox a batch of video cassettes a couple of them containing footage of the band Equation between 1997 and 1999. In 1999 I was in Devon to photograph the band,featuring Sean & Seth Lakeman to use as design reference for their new album The Lucky Few. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DK1avABqD0 I took along my video camera and filmed them playing a track called The Prize in the kitchen of the family home. It was the first time I'd heard the song - excuse the amateur camera work but I think it is evocative. So I dig out the CD a/w as a result...............first time I'd been given a free hand to design a CD package in partnership with Ben Casey's design group The Chase. Geoff Travis of Rough Trade was a very encouraging force.