Surrey Street Art – on the M25 Motorway – and Psychedelic Art Accompanies Techno Storm over Africa: This week I will share with you some of the risks artists go to in order to make the M25 look pretty (including pics of the artist at work). I will also explain how to download a free copy of ‘Techno Storm over Africa‘ – so you can enjoy the uplifting, pulsating, rhythm in the privacy of your own bathroom!
While you read the following article why not listen to my e-baroque compositions – just click on the box below:
or if techno music is more your cup of tea here are my techno/ambient compositions:
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This weeks article has a distinctly ‘modern (psychadelic) art‘ flavour to it – so if you prefer classical music simply please swap over quickly to one of my earlier articles like the ones here (Vivaldi) and here (Bach). Let me start with that rather exciting ‘TECHNO‘ storm. Here is the video for Techno Storm Over Africa:
As you will have noticed I have used some spiffing computer graphic art to accompany this rather uplifting little techno number. It was inspired, written and recorded in my studio here in Africa – hence the title. There is a shot of the location of the studio at the end of the video which I think you will agree is likely to inspire even the most dull person (did I tell you I used to be an auditor!).
Now, moving on from my musical activities in Africa to the street art in the English county of Surrey. Regular visitors to ChrisDuggleby.com will be familiar with the picturesque photos from my walks around the Surrey countryside (if you missed it – the link to last week’s canal-boat adventures with some pretty chicks is here). On one of my recent walks along the local waterways I came across a gentleman artist who was using, as his canvas, the M25 Motorway:
You may well ask ‘how is it that Chris is walking along the Surrey waterways and bumps into the M25?‘. Well, at the point where the Basingstoke canal meets the River Wey Navigation System they both also intersect with the M25 motorway. To avoid the cars getting wet this section of the motorway has been sensibly built on stilts and it was to these support structures that the artist was giving a facelift.
As his pictures seemed to go well with the ‘psycho’ graphics used on my Techno Storm in Africa video I though they would also be a nice accompaniment to this week’s article. Considering this similarity of artistic output perhaps we are both on the same psychedelic drugs (in other words I am presuming the artist also likes very cheap red wine). So without further ado let me introduce you to some pictures of Surrey’s latest ‘street’ art (OK ‘Motorway’ art is probably a better descriptive term):
Actually the political statement on the last photo makes me think I may have been a little presumptuous in assuming the artist’s preferred drug was cheap red plonk (especially the Australian stuff I get in Germany for €1.99 a bottle). Although I didn’t check his credentials I assumed this artist was working for the local council as part of their motorway infrastructure renovation project. He probably thought I was doing a ‘time and motion‘ study for the local council’s audit department (…when taking pics I always find it’s useful to have a clipper-board on a string around my neck – it gets me into those more sensitive places without too many questions – an old auditor’s trick).
So I think that’s enough psychedelic art for one week. If for some reason my video didn’t quite uplift you as much as you wanted I suggest you take a good stiff drink or two and watch it again. I am currently working in the studio near Cape Town with my digital choirboys on the next uplifting techno number. Watch this space!
For new visitors to my site you may be interested in some other articles featuring Woking and the Surrey countryside. Here are a few examples:
and of course some firework pics from Woking’s bonfire night display… here
In addition here are some of my other recent articles: Just click on the titles below:
…starting with some fun reports…
…and here’s some more serious stuff…
You can also find some of my more humorous reports in the Alpine Press section of this site using the link here.