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Monday, December 5, 2016

mixed media experimental works

here are some recent mixed media experiments I am working on. Perhaps for an exhibition or something else!








all images copyright matthew schiavello 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Almost forgotten

Here are some abstract photographs I had taken mid last year and almost forgotten all about.








These are imaginatively titled - 'Fences':






All images copyright matthew schiavello 2015-2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Smiths: 50 greatest songs: pt 2

Recently MOJO magazine listed the 50 greatest Smiths songs. Here is the second and final part of that list, including some videos.

Here is the rest of Mojo's 50 greatest Smiths songs, from 20-1.




20. Girl Afraid
19. The Headmaster Ritual
18. The Boy With A Thorn In His Side
17. Stretch Out And Wait
16. Shoplifters Of The World Unite
15. Bigmouth Strikes Again
14. I Know It's Over
13. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
12. Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me
11. Back To The Old House
10. Still Ill
9. Hand In Glove
8. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
7. Panic
6. William It Was Really Nothing
5. Reel Around The Fountain
4. This Charming Man
3. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
2. The Queen Is Dead
1. How Soon Is Now?

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Smiths: 50 greatest songs: pt 1

Recently MOJO magazine listed the 50 greatest Smiths songs. While such lists are subjective and can lead to many a disagreement, I thought it a good time to share the list and some of the music. When I first learned to play guitar, a Smiths fan at my school taught me to play 'please, please, please let me get what I want'. He also suggested that if I wanted to start with any Smiths Lp, the best one to start with was the compilation- 'Hatful of Hollow'. I since realised how right he was. It is my favorite of their albums, compiling non album singles, b-sides and live tracks.

The Smiths formed in Manchester in 1982 and ended in 1987. They released four studio albums;The Smiths, Meat is murder, The Queen is dead, and Strangeways here we come. A live album 'Rank',  a slew of singles (including many non-album singles), and a handful of compilation albums.

Here is Mojo's list from 50-21



50. Barbarism Begins At Home
49. Ask
48. Cemetry Gates
47. Meat is Murder
46. Is It Really So Strange?
45. Nowhere Fast

 44. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
43. Suffer Little Children
42. You've Got Everything Now
41. I Want The One I Can't Have
40. This Night Has Opened My Eyes

39. Pretty Girls Make Graves
38. These Things Take Time
37. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

36. Rubber Ring
35. Jeane
34. Shakespeare's Sister
33. Rusholme Ruffians
32. London
31. What Difference Does It Make?

30. Half A Person
29. Well I Wonder
28. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
27. Handsome Devil
26. I Won't Share You

 25. Accept Yourself
24. Death Of A Disco Dancer
23. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours

22. Asleep
21. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

music

Here are some new tunes I have been listening to. The last music post was decidedly guitar based and raw, this is quite the opposite.


Kari Faux- Fantasy.

Aside from great lyrics, this track has an interesting clip, which I can't stop watching.



Mark Pritchard (feat Thom York)-  Beautiful People.
This track has a meditative quality to it. I first heard it on a quiet sunday morning.





Trentemøller- Redefine.
This track has a nice groove to it, but I have no idea what is going on in the film clip!




Case/ Lang/ Veirs- Atomic Number.
If you are a music fan you will know those names. Neko Case, Kd Lang and Laura Veirs are three amazing  singer-songwriters who came together to make a beautiful lp.




Lastly, I have been relistening to some older Kate Bush and yes, I still love this track.

 Kate Bush-Wow


All copy right, of the respective artists.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Brisbane

AK and I went to Brisbane (and Nth Stradbroke Island) for a couple of days. It was beautiful.
Here are some photos I took.

At the hotel/apartment:





At the train station:


At the gardens:


All photographs copyright matthew schiavello 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Torn, decayed and beautiful

I thought it time to once more share some of my urban decay works. These are works, where I find beauty in spaces which are widely believed to be devalued.










All images copyright matthew schiavello 2015-2016