Outsider Music 51 - An Appraisal with Pictures

And so... Mr Haines plays the guitar and sings to create Outsider Music Vol 51, live at the London Hoxton Pony venue, 19 January 2011. Sian Superman paints along, acrylics drippin' and canvas splinterin' in the blistering heat. 40 minutes later an historic gig is born. All those (mainly) unheard songs etc.
And an historic portrait of the bard himself is born. By the wife. All those unseen colours and thematic groupings.
Apparently, I got in the way of a woman in the audience who could not see the Haines 'cos of the picture, and thus decided to get a pre-prepared bagel out of her bag and eat it in defiance. Many apologies, woman who decided to eat a bagel.
Outsider Bagel no 1.
A nice man called Simon, I think [that he was called Simon, and that he was nice], won the picture in the raffle at the end [below]. He is on the right.
I spoke to him afterwards, ill-advisedly, telling him the paint might still be wet and I think he thought I was being nosey.

[Many thanks to GD Preston for the photographs.]


To accompany Mr Luke Haines on his one and only Outsider Music concert at the Hoxton Pony, January 19 2011, Siân Superman (that is me, the wife) will be painting LIVE on stage.
30 golden minutes of Outsider Music - 30 treacherous, vodka-sodden, paint-splattered, 100% figurative minutes to paint a complete canvas artwork of Mr Haines' a-singin' and a-strummin'.
In case you have forgotten, Superman's outsider portraits of Haines were made for sale in a limited edition of copies of 40 in May 2009.

Click here to go to the Ticketweb site, if you need to buy more tickets, or indeed less.
The painting will be raffled off/thrown into the baying crowd at the end of the evening.
DISCLAIMER: If the easel I got off of Freecycle falls apart and spears anyone in the head legal complaints will not be upheld.

Happy New Year of Hangovers

Although someone has already called him 'adorable' this horrendous creature will actually puncture your insides with gloom as a hangover guy. His sprightly tance (sic) will hook into your eyes and could bring his friend, the horse migraine, with him.
Not that I am wishing hangovers on anyone this year it's just they are inevitable and actually quite good when you get into them. So, maybe I am wishing hangovers on everyone I know and that's just that - it's ok, keep quiet, enjoy it, it won't last long.
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