“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland)

Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin

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14 August 2014

A NIGHT ON THE WHISKY WITH GEORGE

Fellow DRINKSTER George Grainger Aldridge is working on a new exhibition of paintings from his place in the Flinders Ranges and sculptures and assemblages of bits he's collected from those wild parts. We enjoyed a bottle or two of malt last night, and bullshitted on about all sorts of stuff no end. The nude on the fridge is by Winston Head; the big portrait of George is by his nephew, the wall artist Lee Harnden. All the other works are by George. His beloved box of pastels is over a century old. All photos by Philip White ... thank the little Sony RX100II for helping with the focus ... if Sony built cars I would consider getting my driver's license back, after 25 years of abstinence.


3 comments:

Colesda05 said...

Bang on the money with your comment on sony cameras - the RX100 series are amazing!. Have a crack at the a7 if you can - best thing since Leica!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work George, Winston is certainly heading in the right direction too isn't he ! Good to see you are still up and at it


Pedro X

Rick B. said...

I'm wondering when George is going to finish work experience!