Sunday, 31 May 2009


THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS, IN PRINT.
Thank Lucy for the newsprint supply and thank Milliken industries for giving Ma an A3 printer which she never uses.

ALSO; an updated flickr stream, keep at it.
I'll dump flickr soon, it's rubbish. I'll dump that name too, it's even more rubbish. I just need to think of something good. We'll get it sorted. Promise.


In other news, now that times are a changing i've reclaimed my orange plant, you've been away for a long time and we've been through alot, i hope you can forgive me, things are different now. You are home.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

THE BEDROOM BROADCAST



THIS IS THE VERY FIRST BEDROOM BROADCAST. It is an hour (intentionally. realistically it is one hour and nine minutes) long radio show, it was made at 0530 hrs on the 28th May 2009 by Jess Higgins (me) and Julia Scott (her). It is kind of like hanging out with your two best pals, listening to your favourite songs, buzzing  about good things, sharing the news, spreading a bit of word and shaking your limbs while nobody is there to see it. 
It's a fine slice of time, we had a good one, maybe you will too.

Due to the hour and the lack of radio experience (neither of us had done this before... ever) sometimes we talk too much over songs, wheel off in untangible conversational directions, say annoying and embarrassing things and make noise that shouldn't be heard on pro radio. But this is TRUTH. It is HONESTY. It is TRYING A NEW THING.
IT IS WHAT IT IS (.. that's a statement.)

There will be an accompanying booklet SOON, and you could probably buy it in print at some point or download it and print it off yourself, here is what is in store.

CONTENT
-What is the bedroom broadcast?
-What is where and where is what (a visual hand-drawn guide by Julia Scott)
-The shape of it all
-NORTH(wall) SOUTH(wall) EAST(wall) WEST(wall)
-WHAT IS THAT?
-You are here (but not for much longer) : an interview
-Julia drew for a while, Jess smoked
-Not an inventory (intention over action, pure truth and honesty)
-A chronologically ordered and annotated catalogue of the bedroom show: a collaborative and ever shifting exhibition of pictures and things, curated by Julia Scott
-An Apology....
-APPENDIX 
(including a track list, tying up loose ends and what it was all made from.) 

Thursday, 21 May 2009

THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS/ THE (POTENTIALLY) RIGHT ON BROADCAST




Thus far it has been about learning, reacting, exercising natural thought, recycling, rolling with tried and tested methods and trust in a winning formula, from here on in it is about all those things and taking (a little bit more of) a leap of faith but having a whole bunch of people on the team, right and left, infront of and behind, most of them just don't know it yet...
Some things I promised to deliver have been crossed off the list, which calls for apology and regret, but some things are gonna be started soon and they're gonna be really great!

CLIIIICK HERE!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

SOME GOOD CRUISIN'

YEP
YEP
AND YEP (especially YEP, although all could be yeps.)

oh and a little bit of YEP

Thursday, 14 May 2009

DEEP BREATHING


This week has been five collages (A2), one sabotage (A1), one shortcut (A4), 4 newspapers (21(ish) x A4), two essays (1000 words each), a mountain of mounting, three sketchbooks, one all nighter, two days in bed, two new pairs of shoes, one bruised toe, strained opposing angle and sore legs in general, one coffee stained t-shirt, a bunch of broken promises, tiny lies, pom-bears and french pastries, sinking feelings, avoidance, acceptance, intention, two albums on repeat, one pair of broken headphones (and no replacement as of yet), one attempt at gaining respect (thwarted), one mix-cd (thought about but not, yet, complete), two packages, one gift, re-runs and re-thinks, buzz, deflation, planning a getaway aaaand a bunch of other stuff. It is over and it is time to move forward, there's alot of good news coming. TRUST.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Thursday, 7 May 2009

WOOOO






IMPORTANT.

S-N-O-R-E



bunch o' pics, different papers, darkroom, big card, stitchin, pritt stick, made a book, whaaaaaatever photography A level, screw you

Saturday, 2 May 2009

O-H-H-O


there are actually lined notecards behind those drawings... but you can't tell. oh.

Friday, 1 May 2009

ISSUE THREE

This is ONE of TWO covers for the third and final issue of THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS. It is super simple for a reason. The second is bigger, it is 3D, it does not contain letraset and will be revealed as soon as O.S manages to get into the S.C.W.W. to sort out my B.S.

If it wasn't already a blinder, ISSUE THREE is one hundred percent fictional, it is TIME-BENDING and (fairly) ABSTRACT. It is brimmed with feel good inventions, it is reassuring, it is hope and it is THERE FOR YOU, it can be a shoulder for you to cry on and a best friend between the hours of 0000 and 0300 (recommended reading slot.)

THIS IS also (one of) the last blog post(s) i'll make about this sort of thing, and soon, all newspapers and booklets will be made viewable in their entirety elsewhere, titled (THE RIGHT ON BROADCAST) and presented clearly and chronologically.
More news (a link) when I am good and ready (middle of May, latest), but feel free to look forward to;

-THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS ISSUE ONE; GERMAN-ENGLISH CORRESPONDANCE
-THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS ISSUE ONE PART TWO; COLLECTED STORIES, (FEAT. LUCY'S SWEET NEW THREADS)
-THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS ISSUE TWO; THE LONG AND SHORT STORY OF TEAM SPIRIT
-THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS ISSUE TWO PART TWO; COLLECTED STORIES#2 (not sure what that's about yet...)
-THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS ISSUE THREE; RIGHT NOW.
-WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT GRIZZLY BEARS AND HOW WE COULD TRY TO SPREAD THE WORD (or; SETTING THE EXAMPLE, LET'S DO IT TOGETHER NOW)
-THE BEDROOM BROADCAST
-THE WEATHER REPORT (IT'S GONNA BE GREAT BY THE WAY)
-BORING PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SKY (YOU CAN BE A JOURNALIST TOO)
-ANNOUNCE!

NOISENOISENOISE


let's DANCE let's SHOUT, SHAKE YOU BODY DOWN TO THE GROUND