Sunday, December 10, 2006

hello readers, if you only do one thing on this wet, miserable evening, discover the haunting goodbye jack vettriano by edinburgh band st jude's infirmary.

the controversial scottish painter jack vettriano is self-taught and extremely successful, but utterly despised by purists within the art establishment. he was recently accused of copying a couple of his best-known paintings directly from a 'teach yourself to draw' book - not a problem that affected roy lichtenstein's or jeff koons' credibility, but which, in vettriano's case, only added grist to the mill. i'm not a huge fan of his work myself, but i can easily see why he has such mass appeal.

for more about the song see this or this.