Sunday, 23 December 2012

23rd December: the light in the crack

taken through my fingers, in my bathroom, after a rather uneventful Christmas party

taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C, December 23rd 2013, 1.00am

Saturday, 17 November 2012

November 17th: the only two pints in the pub

In a very quiet pub in Leicester, me and my girlfriend's brother are the only two people here, choosing to escape the chaos at home that pre-empts an Indian wedding by watching the North London derby

photo taken by Glen Byford using a HTC Desire C and edited using instagram, November 17th 2012

November 16th: towel rail self portrait

taken by Glen Byford using a HTC Desire C and edited using instagram, 16th November 2012

Sunday, 11 November 2012

November 11th: The Nostalgia Strikes Back

Wolsey Hall in Cheshunt regularly used to hold Sci-fi fairs a good number of years ago, long before being a geek was quite so fashionable

Today saw the return of another such event, so me and my brother snuck along, despite the £5, for old time's sake, and swiftly reversed our decision when we got to the desk to pay and could see that only half the hall had any stalls at all Frankly, the car park was far more interesting than the sci-fi fair itself seemed to be f

Monday, 5 November 2012

November 5th: abstract washing machine delaying sleep

i want to go to bed, but i need to wait for the machine to finish so that i can put the clothes out to dry

i'm running out, this is poor planning on my part

i drew a picture of it cos i'm bored and tired

drawn by Glen Byford, using an iPad and Paper app, november 5th 2012, 23:14pm

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

October 24th: SoundArt10

this took far longer than it should have done and the end result was nothing like i expected it to be.

what it is, is the first song i have ever written on a guitar, utilising 3 whole chords in true status quo style

inspired by artwork created by Ian Byford

Music created by Glen Byford using a cheap guitar and the 'new' ipad, completed on october 24th 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

October 22nd: job one

first job of the day, tackle my puncture

photo taken by Glen Byford using a HTC Desire C and edited using instagram, October 22nd 2012, 11:43 am

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Looking for Gold found Pussy

Stu's View.

Tiger keeps eye on  high street

October 21st: Reflections of the Morning

a self portrait of myself grabbing a drink of water, taken after I noticed my reflection in the dried pans on the drainer used to make last night's Thai green curry

Photo taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC Desire C, October 21st 2012, 10.03 am

Saturday, 20 October 2012

October 20th: my life

I said it would probly be an early nite,
likely leave about 12,
knowing full well that I would be dancing til gone.1

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

October 16th: the recording studio

working on the much delayed next instalment in the SoundArt series

Photo taken by Glen Byford using a HTC Desire C and edited using instagram, October 16th, 17:08pm

October 16th: where cigarettes grow on trees

having picked up NME's covered version of Up The Bracket i decided to revisit an old Libertines compilation i made, with artwork provided by Ian Byford

Photo taken by Glen Byford using 'the new' ipad, and edited using picstitch and instagram, 16th October, 14:59pm

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Sunday, 14 October 2012

It will grow back just like my hair.

                                                   A Byford Street. 

started Preporation of
Chritstmas tree sculpture for 2012 

October 14th: wandering hands

photo taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C on 14th October 2012

October 14th: Lonely whisky

where did my drinking buddies go....?

photo taken by Glen Byford using the n ew ipad, edited using instagram, october 14th, 1:43am

Thursday, 11 October 2012

October 11th: The Deadline

the line, it is dead,
i walked up to it,
trampled on it,
and spat upon it,
and still it ruled me

written by Glen Byford, 11th October 2012, 23:14pm

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Forty Hall

Feeling obliged to comment after seeing twitter link.

It my have reopened just in time for the Olympics, 
but sadly I was not impressed  when i visited,
shortly after completion of restoration.
It is only a short ridaway on the bus from me,
I was so disappointed will not be going for a long time
History painted over and sanitised. to chase money from
the wedding industry.  

Visit Forty Hall Enfield, and make up you own mind
 or google.

Monday, 8 October 2012

october 8th: Damien: The Omen II

i appreciate honesty
which is why i have
the utmost respect
for the makers of
The Omen 2
because there is a
in the special features
where they pretty much admit
that the film was shit

written by Glen Byford on the 8th October 2012, 22:15pm

some! one keep a eye on my son.

                                         Byford family portrait 

Grandparents can still be relied on

October 6th: take me to the geek room!

Buzz and co. shall be heading for the geek room soon!

photographed by Glen Byford using a HTC Desire C and edited using instagram, October 8th 2012

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Golden Virginia or Old Holborn

Roll up

not a smoke not a puff.
a bus ticket to Memory Lane,
as a small boy riding on top deck
of the red root master bus, the conductor
when dad pay would reel off a extra extra long ticket
just for me to play with, why this memory today well
my poetic rants seem to stimulate  a wellbeing
confidence, as I typed that, I felt the two fingers rise, 
I'm taking daily notes on a tillrole 
to keep them in order, and to be a little eccentric ,
this is never going to evolve into a rant is it ?

Maybe next time ? a


Monday, 1 October 2012

A trip to the hospital stretches the mind but depresses the sole

October 1st: prepared for winter

we've spent too much money on shopping this month, so the only logical course of action is to reduce the heating bills by wearing my brand new parka around the house

photograph taken by Glen Byford using the new ipad and edited using Pixlromatic and instagram, October 1st 2012, 13.09pm

Sunday, 30 September 2012

September 28th: chorus

bloody proud to have had a piece of my poetry selected and published in a new project by Saul Williams,a literary mixtape featuring the works of 100 poets used to create 1 unique voice.

my copies turned up this week and it is quite unreal to finally see it in

thank you Saul, you are a true inspiration and it really is an honour.


photo taken by Glen Byford using the new iPad and edited using Instagram, 28th September 2012

Byford Family Tree

Can you trace your roots

The Intention was to burn the wood,
 this is how it was found cut into three,
in a front garden across town.
Such fine pruning skills of the amateur gardener
must be preserved.

This in not a joke its ART.
Many trees have their lives cut short
in the name of christmas.
not in our house.

The present dead tree has had a life of about six years,
this may replace our first long life dead tree,
or be joined in holy woodlock
Side by side,
As a forest. 

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Great Expectations

      This will be fun Byford.

Glen making a clock,
Brackets to be fashioned and hands to be found
be for this very grimy sewage manhole cover
goes on the wall.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Purple Ronnie's four lines

                                            Byford' Glass is full of love.  
                                           A book given to me by the boys to accompany a pint glass
                                           inscribed with the words.    about the year  2003.
                                                                      Getting pissed

                                           However much booze you've been drinking,
                                           You just want a little bit more,
                                           Your head begins reeling,
                                           You stare at the ceiling,
                                           And then you throw up on the floor.

                                            NOT an accurate description of my drinking,
                                            well yes, the first four lines are about write.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

How many years, How many more years of this ?

               Stu's View.                                                                                                                  Byford's Town 

Something I created back in 2010
to express my feelings to the dismantling of my countries
Social Services and peoples future security
The ball of destruction is still swinging.

The picture was created in Photopshop using found objects from the streets
two black plastic car radiator grills, a picture frame and a sailing buoy,
also a length of rusty chain from the garden
The background is a view taken by me from
Alexandra Palace 
looking east over London.


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Can't Read,

My scribbled paper notes are illegible. 

As the brain stirs
I wish no its not a wish its just a thought
a ipad may just may get ideas down 
on in text, before they get so big
so precise, exact that they never
see the light of day. 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

September 20th: how many more warnings do you need?

taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C and edited using instagram, 20th September 2012

September 20th: warned thrice

taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C and edited using instagram, 20th September 2012, 12.19pm

September 20th: warned twice

taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C and edited using instagram, 20th September 2012, 12.17pm

September 20th: warned once

taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C and edited using instagram, 20th September 2012, 12.08pm

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

september 17th: wet feet

losing my feet in the long wet dewey grass of a Cheddar morning

taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C, 17th September 2012

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

august 8th: bedroom ceiling

taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C and pudding camera app, 8th August 2012

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Shoreditch I'm not for sale

Stu's View

Every woman deserves to look her best
but their is some thing about the
original picture hat gives it an edge 

Monday, 6 August 2012

Yes! Byford gets Gold

Not a ten seconds sprint but a 
fourteen month marathon,

Its just a matter of keeping 
Dry on the cloudy days.

Easier said than done.  

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Sunday, 29 July 2012

july 29th: urban art gallery

armed with a new 'smart' phone, I was ready to capture this uniquely displayed painting spotted whilst cycling home from work.

taken by Glen Byford, using a HTC desire C, 29th July 2012

Saturday, 28 July 2012

july 28th: in my garden 3

the flowers are beautiful, if only it wasn't such a pain in the arse

between this growing further out and hanging further down, and the bellvine that continuously tries to keep creeping up, I've really got my work cut out for me

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Miracle Grow

No Trouble good as gold.

Spotted on a allotment In Hoe Lane, Enfield
was tempted to throw a few coins over the fence
it meant I would of had to walk back, may be next time .

Friday, 20 July 2012

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

We won't let it beat us

Outdoor and Indoor Water Sports.

The UK weather is never a problem the games will go on.
Just mind the cars.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Dipping for a line

A Byford Post.

In our rush for gold from Beijing to Stratford
 are we forgetting the security of our planet,
grab a handful of that money, now run.
Is it green ?

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Wishful thinking

                              The sun has got his hat on

     It was those word from a cheerful song that inspired this
collarge of extracts from my photo album.
it was out of desperation, looking for some thing to post up
that I started snatching a sample from this and that,
as I began to complete it, I was getting that warm glow of 
success, all I need now is that big breakfast.
Will the sun turn up? Well any things possible.   

Friday, 13 July 2012

I Remember the day in Shorditch

Security thought
it was me 
I was confused
I promised him I was not taking 

"Come with me"

I question him where are we going ?
With a big smile on his face he
 points asking is that You ?