Thursday, 31 March 2011

march 31st: church

walking the long way round pays off, capturing a rather moody looking image of a church in Waltham Cross

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 31st 15:08pm

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

I wonder if, just may be it will ...

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes,
Some may burst others fade away,
Few come true.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

march 29th: face watch, day 1

i've been unshaven for a good little while now, and am considering growing a bushy moustache as part of a fancy dress night out.

of course, before i do this, i thought perhaps i should check the progress of my facial hair to see if it is feasible, or if i should just fake it

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 29th 09:32am

Gone Shopping Back Soon

Been gone 3 days now

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sunday 27 March. WE HAD THE BUDGET TO DO IT.

Art work (c) copyright of Stuart. Byford. 2011

march 27th: tree stump

a cross section of a tree stump and roots that was taken sat waiting in traffic along Whitewebbs Lane, on the way to Crews Hill with the rest of the world on a sunny sunday afternoon

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 27th 14:00pm

Saturday, 26 March 2011

He or she I don't know but its dusty.

           At home I treat her as a lady and don’t mess with her hair.

march 26th: girlfriend at a train station

my girlfriend, at Enfield Lock train station, heading out to the ideal home show

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 26th 09:58am

Friday, 25 March 2011

I had to search for a title so can you


Art work (c) copyright of Stuart Byford. 2011

I did the art work, and later opened and read Glens Blog, and there was My title, I had been trying so hard to think of. Cranial Cavity 

Had to do something with the hook I found  in the road.

march 25th: won't wait

when the pitter patter of the words drip from my
cranial cavity and fuel this familial world view
it is a relief a release of a burden to reach
for my keys and jangle my vowells
obscenely screaming
as my mind careens
around a screen
dizzy and
the fat
burns in
the fire of
no more do
i find that i have
pockets full of crumpled
papers jumbled verses and a
keepsake tin for storage yes we
are painting the views as we see them
when we see them and my skyline won't wait

written by Glen Byford, March 25th 16:39pm

Thursday, 24 March 2011

march 24th: my favourite things

reading a batman cbr on the computer, while drinking a glass of medicinal whisky

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 24th 20:36pm

Fisherman's friend

Another tail of memories from way way back past the 40 year mark, Sardines on toast, I won't bore you with to many details, I tried pilchards in tomatoes sauce recently, use to like them perhaps I had no choice as a boy. The sardines went down very nice popped under the grill with pepper on, et them today sitting in the garden with the warm sun in my eyes.

how said graffiti artist don't care of there community

photo taken on Holdbrook estate waltham cross
photographed by Ian Byford, using a Olympus E-410

Happiness, Is it in every tube?

                                     Art Work (c) copyright of Stuart Byford 2011.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

march 23rd: fashionable

a fashionable t-shirt
of a fashionable band
that it has been
fashionable to pretend
to have liked

inspired by a facebook photo

written by Glen Byford, March 23rd

Fish Super

                                                                    Dried Anchovy’s
                                                     Placed the vacuumed pack on the scanner, pressed button, 
                                                     balance this and that, hey presto fish super.
                                                      I Have not got a clue what they taste like purchased for the art 
                                                      at just over a £1. A bargain.  
                                        ( They are only half the size the look if that.)

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

take it for red

i coloured in a doll and took it for a walk with my camera  
photographed by Ian Byford, using a Olympus E-410 and played with in photoshop

march 22nd: dark romance

it seems that the teenage fiction section of waterstones has acquired a new genre, mostly filled out with twilight books and twilight lookalike books

taken by Glen Byford using a Sony Ericson Cybershot K770i, March 22nd 11:33am

long forgotten tea ladies

Influenced by Ian’s Posting earlier today. 

My tribute to the memory of the long forgotten tea ladies of the past, Big stainless steel urns, tray of cups all identical on a trolly moving round the factory, 
I can still  hear the sound of the chinking cups, smell the tea and most of all remember the lady, I can’t  recall her name  I should she pored the tea with such ease considering her injury in which she lost the lower half of her arm. 
These Memory's are from over forty years ago @ Belling & Co Ltd. Enfield.


Monday, 21 March 2011

in the drink

photographed by Ian Byford, using a Olympus E-410

To Paint or use the good Old Cuprinol wood stain

  Try with Potoshop first


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Home Sweet Home.


I introduced the family to some of these little feelers Christmas hidden in presents now they seem to be uncontrollable they turn up any where any time

Do they have mysterious hidden powers.


Saturday, 19 March 2011

So nice to see

Picture of the sun p/h waltham abbey's sign

march 19th: the ordance

formerly open, formerly The Barnyard, now just a shell of a pub surrounded by fences

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 19th 08:43am

Friday, 18 March 2011

march 18th: wub be good to me (CD cover)

after thinking that today would be a rather uneventful and unfullfilling day, i actually managed to knuckle down and complete a little mix of dubstep tracks for a friend, and of course, a mix (or any type of musical creation) just wouldn't be complete without a cover.

images found through Google, and text and tweaking of the back cover were done using Photoshop

created by Glen Byford, using Photoshop, March 18th

march 18th: a brand new day


there was nothing in the air to suggest that today was a brand new day,
the drips from above were unemotional,
and i could find nothing inspirational,
in the sky that was a pale shade of grey.

written by Glen Byford, March 18th, 11.59am

Time travel and Riches

                                     Are worth nothing with out  Freedom                          

The only small powers I have are limited to Photoshop.

The Alchemist
Have not listened to this for a long long time.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

In memory of Uncle Harry

Uncle Harry parted from this world some 20 years ago
As a small boy I remember him having a long row of boots all like this in his small room at Granns this pair I have and keep oiled with Neatsfoot  in his memory.

Coincides or what I started working on this memorial tribute last night.

march 17th: in memoriam


everytime i see a famous person's name trending,
i wonder if they've died.

this seems to be the culture we are living in now, where snippets of news can be garnered from search engine and social networking trends.

rest in peace, Nate Dogg and Micheal Gough.

written by Glen Byford, March 17th 14:46pm

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

writing reviews all his life

                                        May be his first review from 18 /20 years ago.  

Glen has always supported local good causes and  had the ability to get his thoughts down on paper.
Since his teenage years Glen has followed the  London and more local Enfield music seen.
For a good few years Glen has been reviewing the for mentioned music in the Enfield Advertiser. 
Gaining many friends and helping many more start networking and supporting each other. I don't know about you but I remember being young when starting to make my own way and gaining confidence was all helped by local bands and the friends made on nights out.           
Enfield's  Artist in all genre need help in keeping the flow of information to and from all corners of Enfield.
This is part of that so called BIG society of  Which we at some time  need help from

Glen Writes 

living for The Weekender

when i first caught wind that The Weekender, the entertainment section of The Enfield Advertiser, was under threat things were a little bit hush hush... but word gets around doesn't it. 

More info @   

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

march 15th: just thinking


it could take a lifetime,
just to fill in the gaps


i wrote this with one specific thing in mind, and when i thought about posting it on the blog i was reminded that i also have a few photos that i need to post, and fill in the gaps that i have been living, i then considered how this sentiment could ring true for so many things in my life, and in the lives of others

written by Glen Byford, March 15th 23:43pm

Monday, 14 March 2011

Please neighbour keep your cat out

                                                      of my garden.
No photoshop used, picture taken just up the road this morning.

Taken to the cleaners

It’s good practice to check
The small print. 

march 14th: daffodil in my garden

a rather promising daffodil looks set to come out in the sunshine

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 14th 09:03am

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Saturday, 12 March 2011

march 12th: i read the news today, oh boy

devastation and doomsaying on the cover of the paper, following Japan's earthquake

taken by Glen Byford using a Sony Ericson Cybershot K770i, March 12th 12:33pm 


photographed by Ian Byford, using a Olympus E-410

Friday, 11 March 2011

Lots of random shooting

Art Work  (c) Copyright of Stuart Byford. 2011

lots of random pictures taken on my walk back from Cheshunt today I have used six of them to make this piece of art.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

march 10th: Giles Babel - the road to nanda parbat

i started this track on sunday after both tracks were thrown up by my shuffle while cycling home

Giles Babel - the road to nanda parbat

i finished the track today

an attempt at ambient hip-hop. a little rough around the edges, but what's the point of being experimental if you can't experiment...
sampling Troubles and Usher

created by Glen Byford, completed on March 10th

march 10th: converse paint mod 2

my completed fake converse after purchasing some new brushes and new fabric pens

for the original pictures of how things got started, click here

customised and Painted by Glen Byford, March 10th
Photos of progress taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

march 9th: it gets everywhere 2

some more faux ivy for the bedroom, except it didn't get any further than the stairs, not sure if it's gonna stay here but i kinda like the way it looks, might need to buy some more to finish the bedroom

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 9th 17:40pm

march 9th: kitchen sink drama

before we went out for pancakes, my girlfriend ate crackers with cheese and jam last night (the kitchen sink this morning tells a more sinister story)

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 9th 07:35am

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

It Drives You Mad.

In some country's they shoot you for just
Knowing what ?
Can’t tell you

I’m safe I think, if I don’t think
Have you tried not thinking? 
They tell me meditation works mmmmmmm
mmmmm, for how long?

mmm good for What ?
Stops you drinking
Stops you thinking
Stops  you eating
Stops but never terns off.

My god says
Its good to give
Have you tried giving it away?
they’ve all got their own 

Is mine BIGGER don’t know
Can’t tell you 
Its their secret until 

Is what scientists call the big bang 
when our light finally fades ?
Will the pounding stop then ?
will it. ?

march 8th: believing everything i read


I can feel them watching,
I need something to protect me,
once my eyes were open wide,
I somehow knew they could detect me

Because it's true,
every last word of it,
they're influencing children,
that haven't even heard of it.

Death in popular culture
and the rise of a force unseen
is now becoming visible
now i've witnessed what it means


paranoid poetry influenced by The Vigilant Citizen

written by Glen Byford, March 8th

march 8th: belly (incomplete)


I'm unsure
what my belly is full of

full of life
full of beans

full of ways
full of means


written by Glen Byford, March 8th

In a monastery garden

Inspired by photos from my last walk in to Waltham Abbey. The title comes from a old 
12 inch 78 rpm record we had at home 50 years a go.
It was the birds sing that I liked more than the words on the recording

Just found it on you tube would never of thought it sounded like this
after all them years o well it has been 50 years.

Monday, 7 March 2011

march 7th: blue screen of death

sadly, today was an uninspiring day. and with it a rather uninspiring shot.

this is as good as it gets.

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 7th 12:59pm

Sunday, 6 March 2011

march 6th: amidst the madness

i suppose it lacks something of a coherent counterpoint amidst all the madness

because i'll readily admit to being a fan of music that doesn't sound like music

i'll willingly become lost in an ambient atmosphere as an escape

but without a tether to reality, how do we find an alternative

a reflection or a reaction that is needed, to shape the world
(each action has an equal and opposite reaction)

i couldn't abandon myself to noise without a little silence

poetry/lyrics inspired by Turn the Machines off Johanna, by Troubles

written by Glen Byford, March 6th

Saturday, 5 March 2011

All Cleaned Ready To Go

Had duck bones since Christmas waiting for inspiration, but until then a quick snap and some practice with my cut down version of photo shop.

march 5th: sith monkey

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, March 5th 16:36pm