Tuesday, 29 December 2009


I have been recording my dreams on and off for several years but only once in a while do i draw what i dreamt. 
Here are some stories of my dreams including illustrations. I hope you enjoy them. Psycoanalists are free to
Lots of love
dec 28/29 2010
wow i have been having such strong dreams just these last few days... last night i was in Estonia walking through a big park and i crossed a bridge and there was a palace on the other side. I went to the water to wash my cooking pot and suddenly lots of Russians came into the water too. One of them told me that Jesus was there. The water was really low but was rising very quickly and i looked out at the big lake and there were lots of bubbles on the water ... all different colours. The Russians were filling up their bottles with water and then emptying them or something... just dipping the bottles into the water again and again as the water rose. I looked at the beautiful bubbles on the water ... pink, green, blue, red, purple, yellow all the colours ... I thought... i have to come back and take a photo and suddenly i met my friend Roby who I love very much and only see once every 3 years. he was there with his girlfriend but she was very cool to me. He seemed distracted too and I had the feeling that he would have to leave very soon. 
   Behind the low concrete bridge the lake was full and the trees on the islands in the distance were black against the sunset.
   that was the beautiful part of the dream but it went on... about being given a place to sleep in a big hall full of people and my younger brother lying down and kicking another boy lying next to him but not aggressively... but strange. It felt a bit like the big sports hall at Viljandi folk festival where i stayed last summer with Triin but also more old and dusty and like a squatted old public school.

Friday, 18 December 2009

FRANCE Paris October 2009

In October 2009 Triin and I went to Paris and Orleans by Eurostar. Here are some of my paintings made on the journey when I was not sightseeing!

A cool French dude in the park smoking a cigar!
Our wonderful host in Paris, Mikhael and his girlfriend and Helene who I have known for a few years now.

Freddy, a wonderful musician and circus performer who took us under his wing in Paris and who performed with us in Orleans and showed me all the tricks of truly French driving!

Fantastic drummer who was playing at a squat open stage night.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


I have just completed updating my song book which has 40 original songs which I have written since 2003. It also has original illustrations and photos and all the chords and some background information about the songs. Available for £4.

Here is an example of one of the songs:


June '08 London melody - August '08 Rockstock-Helsinki ferry text


Late last night I went to bed                                    C/a-/d-/G7

Put a coin beneath my head                                    C/a-/F/G

When I opened my eyes to my delight

My bed and I flew through the night

The sea below was as black as coal

The stars above as white as snow

In a dark wood we did land

Where my clarinet stood with outstretched hands


       I get a kick outta you, can't take my eyes off you

      The way you move, makes me feel so good

       I get a kick outta you, all my dreams are coming true


Under the trees skipping ropes

Were dancing with happy jokes

They leapt and hopped and as they sang

The chimes of midnight slowly rang

Suddenly clarinet

Had vanished into the thin air

I looked throughout the forest

But of my clarinet I found no trace


      I get a kick outta you, why did I take my eyes off you

      When I danced with you, it made me feel so you

      I get a kick out of you, with your magic red shoes


The pale moon danced like a goon

The silent streets sang harmonies

My clarinet took my rough hands

And lead me to a distant land

Where streams of living water flow

And snow-white swans to giants grow

I touched the mouthpiece with my lips

And found myself on a milk white ship


    I get a kick outta you,

    In the valley of death I fear I'll get ill

    I get a kick out of you, reality all seems so unreal


The captain of the milk white ship

Was a crazy drunken insomniac?

He hunted for whales in the canals

While singing Turkish madrigals

He made himself walk the plank

And laughed out loud as his ship he sank

But I agreed with his philosophy

And jumped overboard shouting gleefully...


     I get a kick outta you, when I think of you

     I take a shower, when I take a shower

     I think of you, I get a kick out of you!

Painting of me and the giant snowball

I finished this picture in December 2009 to make into the family christmas card. It depicts a scene from January 2009 when there was a lot of snow in london and I went to Primrose Hill on Hampstead Heath with Bots, dad and Tom to sledge down the hill. Lots of people were going wild and some boys rolled a huge snowball which took some hours and then sent it down the hill and I jumped on it as it rolled and got thrown and just rolled out of the way before I was crushed. Ahhh, good times! 

You can check the video of the event on youtube below:

The finished Christmas Card with effects added by my clever mum!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


This is a new song I wrote this summer in Tallinn sitting in the park after a breakdancing event on a sunday in late summer as the sun set

Chilling in the park 
On a holiday 
As the sun goes down
Chilling in the park 
feeling mighty fine
My feet are off the ground

I'm not in love 
And I've been drinking no champagne
I'm high enough
Having spent this lovely day... just

Chilling in the park 
Soon it'll be getting dark
Sun is coming down
So I'll tootle off back home
N' cook some macarone
Then stroll back into town

I'll do the shuffle, I'll do the rumba
And when the ladies ask for my number
I'll say "You don't need to call me honey 
Cos whenever it is sunny
You can find me...
Chilling in the park! OY OY!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Every sunday night Mat Parry (PAZ) is the host and chief organiser for a jam session in East London called Matt's Palace (after Chat's Palace where the jam session started until the venue moved a couple of years ago). Mat kindly pays me to come and sketch some of the talented and very friendly musicians and the scenes in the Princess of Wales pub by the canal on Lea Bridge Road in Clapton. There is a wonderful mixture of openess to all-comers and a deep desire to listen, experiment and communicate artistically and emotionally as a group through jamming.
 Here are some of my pictures from that weekly event, if you want to use them for anything you are very welcome but I would very much appreciate being asked. 
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  I hope you like it .. comments very appreciated!

Lance... top bass player
 Roger... very very good bass lines.

Drummer at Matts Palace, jazz jam session in East London. 

An old picture of a session just off Fleet street in 2007

2009 Mats Palace in the princess of wales
Great saxophone player! very nice stuff sir!
A sax on a table
Mat knocking himself out with that bass!



Ollie and another tenor saxophonist

Ed Hicks