Saturday, November 22, 2008

Quiz results - Please mark your own paper!

Here's me and Annie about to blow the candles on my birthday cake I had a nice day which saw me treated to a gorgeous Full English Breakfast whiich for those of you who don't know what that means, well I can tell you 'Full' is the important word in it! Fired bacon,sausages,black pudding,tomatoes,eggs,mushrooms,baked beans and fried bread phew!!During the early evening I also had a phone call from Preeti which was a real treat!....later I enjoyed copious amount of red wine accompanied by two friends Allan and Sheriden..I then lay back in intoxicated bliss whilst listening to a CD by The Flaming Lips...'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots'. Therefore I have not been able to summon up enough vitality to unleash my creative powers today if you get my drift?

The answers to yesterday's quiz?...Firstly, well done if you managed to work out the fact that they were all born on 21st November thus sharing my birthday...who were they?...well here you are:

1. Goldie Hawn. 1945. American actress...this photo is a fairly early one of her...I came to love her quirky image and style in the 1960's TV show 'Rowan And Martin's Laugh-in ' Now better remembered for films like Private Benjamin, Death Becomes Her, and The First Wives Club...

2. Ingrid Pitt. 1937. Gorgeous Polish born actress famous for her portrayal of female vampires in British horror films of the 1970's for studio Hammer Horror.Most notably 'Countess Dracula' 'The Vampire Lovers' and 'Lust For A Vampire'

3. Rene Magritte. 1898. Belgian surrealist painter...one of my all time favourite artists!

4. Voltaire. 1694 Author and philosopher. 'Voltaire' was his chosen pen name as it was an anagram of his surname in Latin ..real name Francois - Marie Arouet.

5. Bjork Guamundsdottir.1965 Icelandic musician..famed for innovative, eccentric performances and composition...

15 comments:

Karthik S said...

Hi Niall,

I came to your blog thru Preethi's blog.

Wish you a very Happy(belated) Birthday.

Cheers :-)

Niall said...

Karthik...Hello!..sorry you've joined me on a non-art day...please drop by again soon to see the further development of 'Bench'..:-)

pink dogwood said...

That's a great picture of you with your daughter.

Ps said...

oh!!So that's what rene magritte (one of my fav artists too) looked like.Till now I only knew what his paintings looked like!
The phone call was my pleasure entirely.
Glad you had a lovely day.
Cheers
Preeti

Niall said...

Pink dogwood..it is a nice picture..it looks like a composition by Derby's other famous artist Joseph Wright whom you must See...copy and paste this link to see what I mean!!:

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/wright_of_derby_joseph.html

Preeti...He looks so normal in this photo doesn't he? I'm not aware that he did many self portraits..or if he did, then his face was obscured by an apple !

Raggy Rat said...

i lovelove love your birthday candle picture, both of you perfeclty lit, so warm

and as fir the full breakfast, burp !

Julie Schuler said...

happy belated birthday. I was listening to "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot" yesterday, too. only I was working, slacker.

Niall said...

Raggy Rat...We aim to please!Burp!

Julie..It's a great album, and it was you that introduced to their music!

Sushma said...

Niall,

Belated Happy Birthday!! I've come thru' Preeti's blog and was amazed by your pictures.


Sushma

Devil Mood said...

Seriously, I should've known about the birthdays. In fact I think you'd mentioned some of them before. These days my brain is on vacation.

I could add one of the icons of my teenage years, Blur's bass player Alex James.

So what is the one you don't like?

Niall said...

I hope your brain has had a nice vacation?...mine popped out to buy a loaf of bread two years ago and hasn't returned!...still..i've managed so far and no one's noticed!....so alex James shares my birthday?...he's also 'into'art....I like him!

Niall said...

DM...bye the way....I don't dislike any of them...but I don't realy know much about Voltaiore...so he's the one with the least connection to me!

Niall said...

DM...bye the way....I don't dislike any of them...but I don't realy know much about Voltaiore...so he's the one with the least connection to me!

Devil Mood said...

Yeah, he's very artsy and the last I heard from him (he wrote me a letter, obviously) he was in a farm producing cheese. He's as crazy as they make them on that special day ;)

Wonder if your brain fell in love with the baker-lady ...

Tys on Ice said...

hey...where is my birthday wish?