Blue skies above...
You may remember David's journal entry for Wednesday, October 4th 2000, where he described the work of a sculptor whose work he had chanced upon while on a break from recording, whom he simply referred to as Eddy. The journal was illustrated with several pictures that David had taken of a glorious towering construction, a sculpture of Eddy's that has been a work-in-progress since 1984.
Well, one of the pictures that wasn't used for the journal has been donated to a new book called 'Life's Ups & Downs' that is published in the UK on November 22nd. A host of celebrities (click here to see those who contributed) were asked to provide a photograph that looked up or down in an attempt to change our perspective of the world we live in. The picture David supplied is entitled 'East Side Other' and you can see the full photograph by clicking on the detail above.
Everybody involved with the project has donated their services free of charge to the book which is limited to 5,000 numbered copies.The proceeds from 'Life's Ups & Downs' will go to help place homeless people into good homes, good jobs, good health, good life. The book which is published by the The Big Issue in the North Trust in partnership with Communication Design & Trade Book is available for Ã‚Â£25 (inc p&p in the UK) from:
- The Big Issue In The North,
135-141 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LL
Tel: 0161 834 6300
Trebruk/Monken Paper Ltd.,
Quadrant House, 47 Croydon Road, Surrey CR3 6TD.
Tel: 01883 331 816
If you do order one of these highly collectable tomes, tell 'em we sent you. On a final note, I have had it on good authority that David responded immediately to the request for a photograph and "didn't need chasing at all"...I think there's possibly a few of you reading this that wouldn't agree with that statement..."Chase me, chase me" indeed!
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)