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Bunting

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More finger painting here.

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May 19th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

This is a football

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May 19th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

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Ohrwurm

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I often wake up with a song in my head. Pretty much every day. Most days in fact. Probably not alone in that.

It’s not like I skip out of a bed with a song in my heart. Quite the opposite. I get out of bed feeling grumpy. I put water in the kettle, turn the kettle on, then go to bathroom, always wonder why I don’t just go wee first cos the filling of the kettle does make me wanna go a bit too much. It takes a while to get myself feeling normal. I look out of the window at the people working at the taco stand on the other side of the street, preparing some stuff for the early morning diners. If it’s a clear day, I’ll have a look to see if there’s any smoke coming out of the top of Popocatépetl, the volcano on the outskirts of the city. Part of that process of waking up is to do my “daily tasks.” This is a folder on my computer desktop. In it are some files that I update every morning.

I make a note of how long I sleep. I’ve been doing since September 2006.
Since January 2008, I’ve noted ever time I’ve been to a live sporting event.
I keep track of the baseball caps I wear every day, which I’ve been doing since May 2009.
I write down every creative thing I do (drawings, writing, whatever) every day. I’m on my third year of doing that.

And for the last six months, I’ve been keeping a note of the song that’s in my head when I wake up. There’s been a lot of Swifty recently. Here they are:

20/11/14: Brenda – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
21/11/14: Each One Dub – Augustus Pablo
22/11/14: King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown – Augustus Pablo
23/11/14: No Scrubs – TLC
24/11/14: King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown – Augustus Pablo
25/11/14: Either Way – Wilco
26/11/14: Your Song – Elton John

27/11/14: He’s On the Phone – Saint Etienne
28/11/14: Skin & Bones – The Sundays
29/11/14: He’s On the Phone – Saint Etienne
30/11/14: A Certain Someone – The Sundays
1/12/14: Hobart Paving – Saint Etienne
2/12/14: Hello It’s Me – Todd Rundgren
3/12/14: Hobart Paving – Saint Etienne

4/12/14: Skin & Bones – The Sundays
5/12/14: Paradise – Coldplay
6/12/14: Princess of China – Coldplay
7/12/14: Hurts Like Heaven – Coldplay
8/12/14: none
9/12/14: Cubic – 808 State
10/12/14: Peg – Steely Dan

11/12/14: Block Rockin’ Beats – The Chemical Brothers
12/12/14: none
13/12/14: none
14/12/14: You Stole the Sun from My Heart – Manic Street Preachers
15/12/14: none
16/12/14: Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
17/12/14: La Tristessa Durera – Manic Street Preachers

18/12/14: The Littlest Birds – The Be Good Tanyas
19/12/14: Motorcycle Emptiness – Manic Street Preachers
20/12/14: Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber
21/12/14: Power – Kanye West
22/12/14: Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
23/12/14: All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
24/12/14: Overload – Sugababes

25/12/14: Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
26/12/14: Old Ned – Ron Grainer
27/12/14: Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
28/12/14: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard
29/12/14: Don’t Stop Movin’ – S Club 7
30/12/14: 4st 7lb – Manic Street Preachers
31/12/14: Feel It – The Tamperer feat. Maya

1/1/15: Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir – La Sonora Dinamita
2/1/15: It’s My Life – No Doubt
3/1/15: Flash Delirium – MGMT
4/1/15: Let it Bleed – The Rolling Stones
5/1/15: It’s Working – MGMT
6/1/15: Someone’s Missing – MGMT
7/1/15: Here Comes the Summer – The Undertones

8/1/15: Wednesday Week – The Undertones
9/1/15: Flash Delirium – MGMT
10/1/15: It’s Working – MGMT
11/1/15: Flash Delirium – MGMT
12/1/15: Song for Dan Treacy – MGMT
13/1/15: Siberian Breaks – MGMT
14/1/15: Song for Dan Treacy – MGMT

15/1/15: Siberian Breaks – MGMT
16/1/15: Flash Delirium – MGMT
17/1/15: Flash Delirium – MGMT
18/1/15: It’s Working – MGMT
19/1/15: Have a Day/Celebratory – The Polyphonic Spree
20/1/15: Boom Clap – Charli XCX
21/1/15: Baby Love – Petite Meller

22/1/15: Have a Day/Celebratory – The Polyphonic Spree
23/1/15: Baby Love – Petite Meller
24/1/15: Don’t Leave Me This Way – The Communards
25/1/15: I Fink U Freeky – Die Antwoord
26/1/15: Die Roboter – Kraftwerk
27/1/15: Baby Love – Petite Meller
28/1/15: Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

29/1/15: Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
30/1/15: Everything is Awesome – Tegan and Sara
31/1/15: Ohm Sweet Ohm – Kraftwerk
1/2/15: The Life of Riley – The Lightning Seeds
2/2/15: Como Te Voy A Olvidar – Los Angeles Azules
3/2/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift
4/2/15: All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

5/2/15: Baby Love – Petite Meller
6/2/15: Push the Button – Sugababes
7/2/15: Baby Love – Petite Meller
8/2/15: Baby Love – Petite Meller
9/2/15: Baby Love – Petite Meller
10/2/15: Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
11/2/15: Siberian Breaks – MGMT

12/2/15: Thank U – Alanis Morissette
13/2/15: Crazy in Love – Beyoncé
14/2/15: Lazy Sunday – The Small Faces
15/2/15: Diamonds From Sierra Leone – Kanye West
16/2/15: SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
17/2/15: Float On – Modest Mouse
18/2/15: I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Everything but the Girl

19/2/15: Breakout – Swing Out Sister
20/2/15: Something About You – Level 42
21/2/15: A Horse with No Name – America
22/2/15: Wannabe – The Spice Girls
23/2/15: Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
24/2/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift
25/2/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift

26/2/15: Afuera – Caifanes
27/2/15: Don’t Cha – The Pussycat Dolls
28/2/15: Starlight – Muse
1/3/15: Stand by Me – Oasis
2/3/15: Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
3/3/15: Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
4/3/15: I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen

5/3/15: Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
6/3/15: Four Five Seconds – Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney
7/3/15: Happy – Pharrell Williams
8/3/15: I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen
9/3/15: Paradise – Coldplay
10/3/15: Booty Call – All Saints
11/3/15: All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

12/3/15: Flash Delirium – MGMT
13/3/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift
14/3/15: Echoes – Pink Floyd
15/3/15: Leuchtturm – Nena
16/3/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift
17/3/15: All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
18/3/15: Alone Again Naturally – Gilbert O’Sullivan

19/3/15: Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
20/3/15: I’ll Be There – The Jackson Five
21/3/15: Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
22/3/15: Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
23/3/15: Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
24/3/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift
25/3/15: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep – Middle of the Road

26/3/15: Sitting Up Straight – Supergrass
27/3/15: Man I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
28/3/15: Rich Girl – Hall & Oates
29/3/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift
30/3/15: Victoria – The Kinks
31/3/15: Do Nothing – The Specials
1/4/15: Stupid Marriage – The Specials

2/4/15: Zion’s Blood – The Upsetters
3/4/15: Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
4/4/15: So Macho – Sinitta
5/4/15: Funky Town – Lipps Inc
6/4/15: Go Out – Blur
7/4/15: We Like to Party! – Vengaboys
8/4/15: Dead End Street – The Kinks

9/4/15: My Girl – Madness
10/4/15: A Stalawatt Version – King Tubby
11/4/15: Sweat – Inner Circle
12/4/15: Doctor Zhivago – Tommy McCook & the Skatalites
13/4/15: Enjoy Yourself – The Specials
14/4/15: I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen
15/4/15: Doesn’t Make it Alright – The Specials

16/4/15: Enjoy Yourself – The Specials
17/4/15: Enjoy Yourself – The Specials
18/4/15: Architect – C Duncan
19/4/15: Best Days – Blur
20/4/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift
21/4/15: Doesn’t Make it Alright – The Specials
22/4/15: Renegade – The Rebs

23/4/15: Under the Pressure – The War on Drugs
24/4/15: El Tango de Roxanne – Ewan McGregor
25/4/15: Roadkill – Pulp
26/4/15: Bump N Grind – R. Kelly
27/4/15: Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
28/4/15: Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
29/4/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift

30/4/15: Parklife – Blur
1/5/15: Himno Nacional de Mexico
2/5/15: Como Te Voy Olvida – Los Angeles Azules
3/5/15: Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
4/5/15: You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
5/5/15: Go Out – Blur
6/5/15: Style – Taylor Swift

7/5/15: Style – Taylor Swift
8/5/15: Red Eyes – The War on Drugs
9/5/15: Blank Slate – Taylor Swift
10/5/15: Bad Blood – Taylor Swift
11/5/15: Out of the Woods – Taylor Swift
12/5/15: Shake it Off -Taylor Swift
13/5/15: All You Had To Do Was Stay – Taylor Swift

14/5/15: Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
15/5/15: How You Get The Girl – Taylor Swift
16/5/15: Out of the Woods – Taylor Swift
17/5/15: All You Had To Do Was Stay – Taylor Swift
18/5/15: I Wish You Would – Taylor Swift
19/5/15: Blank Slate – Taylor Swift

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May 19th, 2015 at 7:12 am

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Dennis Bergkamp!

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Dennis Bergkamp!

Dennis Bergkamp!

Dennis Bergkamp!

Dennis Bergkamp!

Dennis Bergkamp!

Dennis Bergkamp!

Dennis Bergkamp!

Dennis Bergkamp!

Still great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsZkCFoqSBs

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May 18th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

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Drawings of Dodger Stadium

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My favourite baseball stadium, aesthetically, is Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. I’ve only been there once, but on that visit, I arrived a couple of hours early, just so I could have a good look around, while it was relatively empty. In the last year or so, I’ve found myself, not really consciously, repeatedly drawing Dodger Stadium. I can pretty much do a stylised version of it from memory now. Here are all seven of the Dodger Stadium drawings I’ve done between January 2014 and April 2015.

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May 18th, 2015 at 10:30 am

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Three football stadiums

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There’s a craft thingy here in Mexico done by the Huichol people, where they do really beautiful stuff with beads.

I have no desire to copy what they do, but I did like the idea of trying to create a pixel style based on Huichol beadwork.

Here are three football stadiums done in that style. All stadiums in cities that I have lived in.

Estadio Azul, Mexico City:

Olympiastadion, Berlin:

Sincil Bank, Lincoln:

See them bigger here:
http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-3footballstadiums.html

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May 18th, 2015 at 8:44 am

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Drawing based on a scribble by Chris

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More finger painting here.

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May 18th, 2015 at 8:30 am

Microwave

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More finger painting here.

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May 18th, 2015 at 8:29 am

Sport

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I’ve been keeping a chart for a few years now, just noting down when I went to sporting events.
Here you go, waste a few seconds of your day looking at this rubbish, why don’t you?

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

2014:

2015, so far:

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May 18th, 2015 at 7:12 am

Sexyboy

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More finger painting here.

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May 17th, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Baseball pals

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I did a super quick doodle of three friends and I a couple of weeks back:

These three friends and I became friends because of baseball, thus the title.

I liked the doodle, so spruced it up a bit digitally:

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Bahá’í House of Worship, Panama City, Panama

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Some ink drawings done in Panama City

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:37 pm

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:32 pm

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Kind of a drawing of somewhere in Panama City done from memory.

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Stuff

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:31 pm

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Unfinished bunting

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Ballplayer Island, version 2

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

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Felix Hernandez, 2012-15

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May 17th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

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