"wild and fun" "evocative and beautiful" "absolutely stellar work"
My remix for Goldfrapp’s Drew got some glowing reviews, so I couldn’t resist making a video to go with it. The original song is haunting and nostalgic, and I added a grandfather clock, an oboe and mandolin. Happy memories and lost time are the main themes here in my short film, and I combine found footage with a visit to the Norfolk holidays of my childhood.
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Categories: Art, Photography, Travel, Vibe Monitor, Video
Tags: Clockwork mix, Drew, Goldfrapp, Mark Wallis, remix, Tales of Us, The Devious Corporation, The Vibes
The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin is published in the UK today. This is the last episode in the famous Tales of the City series, and anyone who follows The Vibes will know I’m slightly obsessed with the compulsive chronicles of San Francisco.
A few years ago, at a Manchester book signing, I may have planted the seed of this novel by suggesting that Mr Maupin wrote more about his ingenious character, Mrs Madrigal. He visited this very blog and said I could have been an influence! Of course I’m not claiming any credit, I’m just very happy to be holding this wish-list book in my hand.
Full review to follow shortly, stay tuned!
“I can’t seem to get a decent wifi signal on my tablet since they put that infernal wheel in the back yard, Robert.”
Between the statues of Robert Peel and Queen Victoria stands a giant ferris wheel, towering over Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens. It’s not quite The London Eye, but I think it’s inevitable that I’m going to Continue reading
Categories: Photography, Random, Vibe Monitor
Tags: Big Wheel, ferris Wheel, Heritage, Manchester, Manchester Piccadilly, Mark Wallis, Piccadilly Gardens, Robert Peel, The London Eye, The Vibes
After some jiggery-pokery behind the scenes, The Vibes is now available as a scruffy old cloth-bound book. Which has been left on the floor. Of a beach hut.
It’s still the faithful old Adventure Journal theme, which you can find on your WordPress dashboard, but I had to say goodbye to my spiral-bound notebook, which so many people borrowed for their own blogs. Hope you like the new look!
Categories: Art, Design, Music, Photography, Random, Vibe Monitor
Tags: Adventure Journal, blog, customize, Graphic Design, Mark Wallis, new, The Vibes, Theme, web design