Author Archives: hamer the framer

The Weight

This is a follow up to the post last month on January 14. I’d forgotten then about this earlier performance of The Weight by The Band from Martin Scorsese’s film The Last Waltz, which also features a guest appearance by … Read more

Don’t Stop The Carnival

On Friday 17 February at 9 pm BBC Four are broadcasting Beyond The Notes, a film by Dick Fontaine which is centred on the 80th Birthday Concert for Sonny Rollins at New York’s Beacon Theatre in September 2010. There are … Read more

Valentine’s Day

See more by Jonny Hannah at The Rowley Gallery.

The Goggle-Eyed Goats

Christopher Corr has been working on a new book. It was created in collaboration with Stephen Davies. It will be published simultaneously by Andersen Press in the UK and by Editions Gallimard in France. It will be launched on March … Read more

Book Launch

Love Tokens

…my feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. Mr Darcy Loves Miss Elizabeth. Pride And Prejudice.

For Paul Motian

I only just heard of his death. I wasn’t paying attention. 1931-2011. I first heard him with Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden. His way of playing was unique. Such a sad loss. I can’t write an obituary but there are … Read more

Family Tree

A long-limbed family tree painting on paper, so wide that standard picture frame moulding was not long enough and we had to have the lengths for this frame specially cut. It measured 3.2 metres long and 1 metre high and … Read more

Wistman’s Wood

When Howard Phipps first showed me this engraving it seemed to refer to a type of oak wood more familiar from France or Spain. I was so intrigued by it that I asked if he might write something for us, … Read more

Strange Meeting

A mint condition 1966 record sleeve, of thick cardboard typical of US albums of the time, with eyeconic psychedelic artwork by John Cleveland. It is set in a deep bevelled mount with an incongruously rustic frame, seen here sitting on … Read more