Peter Sheridan, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

1985. Upfest 2018 (121)

Many years ago I recorded a Supertramp concert from the the TV, using a cassette recorder and microphone pointed at the TV speaker…it was how we did things in those days. My brother was having a small party of teenage friends on the same evening, so my recording was polluted with the sounds of a party going on in the background. When I played the recording back, I heard one of my brother’s friends exclaim ‘wow wee!’ at the start of one of the songs (he obviously liked it), and to this day, I can still hear that boy’s voice in my head, and do so every time I say wow wee. This digression is relevant only in that when I saw this brilliant piece by Peter Sheridan at last year’s Upfest, the voice in my head said ‘wow wee!’.

Peter Sheridan, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Peter Sheridan, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

This was absolutely one of my firm favourites from the festival. There is so much to like… the composition, the colours, the perspective and the brilliant execution. Even the observation of how the bark on this particular type of tree looks (similar to a silver birch or cherry bark). An absolute belter, and for comparison, I have included his unflattering but brilliant piece depicting Teresa May (boo) and Pokeman Go in 2016.

Peter Sheridan, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Peter Sheridan, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

8 thoughts on “1985. Upfest 2018 (121)”

  1. This is a brilliant post. I love both pieces (that perspective!!) and your introduction even more. Yes, yes, this is how we did it. The first time I got internet access, I downloaded several MP3’s of Pearl Jam live rarities (that’s how I roll). This was all good but I wished to listen to them in my car too, so I played them on the computer and recorded an MP3 cassette through the speakers, just as you say. 😀 😀

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