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Seen a couple of streets away from my own, this has a totally different profile than the local torch bearer. apart from motorbikes, which burn totally because there is less of them, the MO of my local villain is to do less of a burn. this one is properly gutted, so is more photogenic than the local ones. plus, crucially, MO wize, my local geezer would never leave plates on, they are always stripped off the day before.
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hasslehoff: 3rd May 2005 - 10:50 GMT
this is a full-burn, though a highly unprofessional one i must say.
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 11:02 GMT
i know. i've become a bit of a connoisseur, lately, and while i am enjoying the depth of the burn i am all of a tut tut at the MO
Peter: 3rd May 2005 - 13:17 GMT
heh. car-burn critics! elaine: you should snag the plate from the front of that car. id love to have a uk license tag...
whats teh story here? does someone burn cars alot in your neighborhood?
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 14:51 GMT
well, this just came out of our hijacking of hool's lovely posting of back of a building which we started off playing nice, then degenerated into me showing and telling about the local torch artist.
she-snailie_@_v: 3rd May 2005 - 14:54 GMT
_@_v - son of a bitch! i knew i shoulda went with the factory replacement but noooo i had to go and get a cheap modified ford crown victoria gas tank from offa ebay...
Peter: 3rd May 2005 - 14:55 GMT
woah. i mean, why does he do it, if he doesnt benefit? just so he can burn cars for vandalism and know that the person will still have their car paid for by insurance? weeeeeird.
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 14:59 GMT
no! no, say you want to get rid of your old heap, you would now have to pay to have it scrapped, i think it cost me a couple of hundred quid last time. if you are 'well connected' you pay your local dodgey villain something, he torches it, and you get the insurance. obviously this is all a little selfish, not to mention toxic and so on, but you used to get a few bucks for the scrap value and now you gotta pay, some people will prefer to get money than pay it
Peter: 3rd May 2005 - 15:01 GMT
oh, i get it... heh. so do they just leave the burned out shells for the city to remove?
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 15:14 GMT
yes, so my council tax that i pay, personally and so on, this pays for the fire engine and all the handsome men, so that is not so bad i suppose, some payoff, and then the next day a truck with a grabber comes to get. no police, by the way. they just clear it up over and over. oh yeah, and have meetings about it and pay themselves to have meetings about it. i wrote to my MP but only to tell her off for trying to get us ladies of a certain age to vote for her for trying to keep the firemen. i know her game. grrr
Jamie: 3rd May 2005 - 15:15 GMT
heh, weird i'm in the middle of writing a story about the very subject of dealing with scrap cars. it's more interesting than i make it sound.
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 15:23 GMT
jamie, at least your story is probably not poisining you! being selfish as i am, there is a huge part of me that could not give a toss about any of this, but you would not believe the stink that comes in, and it's buggered up my culinary herbs in my windowbox goodtime.
Peter: 3rd May 2005 - 15:31 GMT
elaine: i hope you take photos of every car you see like this- i see quite a pictorial story forming!
also: what part of london is this all happening in?
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 15:39 GMT
sorry, very remiss, not like me, you will like this, it's St Peter's Close E2
Peter: 3rd May 2005 - 15:53 GMT
www.s-h-systems.co.uk/tourism/london/map.html is a good site for those of us unfamilar with the postcode-sorted districts of london.
i think burnt cars are the enw graf trux, heh... we certainly have enough psoted here. im going to try to ferret some out in brooklyn this weekend. wil lreturn with photos!
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 15:58 GMT
it might only be you who is interested in this, though peter. it's not exactly creative in itself, although it makes qute a good subject for a photo shoot. what i wish i had done was made the 2 contextualising photos, the top and bottom ones smaller, and separated them from the ones of the innards with the writing so that the aesthetic of the burnt metal could have stood out more. or even cropped in, the guts are good. i especially like the one taken from the back window
hasslehoff: 3rd May 2005 - 16:09 GMT
i am also interested. i am stuck in rural lincolnshire for the forseeable future and dearly miss urban decay and random violence and vandalism.
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 16:16 GMT
i am fond of it all. that is part of why i live here. some part of me thinks i should be a grown up and try to be more middle class, but most of me can't even finish that sentence. i have always been attracted to the postapocalyptic vision of things, hence liverpool, hence dungeness, etc. i am of an age to have been a punk. i did all that, and squatting, and art school. i am hardly going to fit in in suburbia now
Peter: 3rd May 2005 - 16:16 GMT
Jamie- I'll make some of the most decay-filled urban shots for you this week if you'll make some of the most rural ones of lincolnshire! id love to see that shit. i mean, you see it every day, so its no big deal, but me... i have no clue what lincolnshire looks like, so id love to see it.
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 16:23 GMT
yeah, put work up. i felt constrained by the 'city' tag at first, but posted the dungeness thing anyway and brighton beach, you have to stretch things if you can, parameters, whatever. it's part of the rules
Peter: 3rd May 2005 - 16:26 GMT
check this one out... puttin the "city" in citynoise :)
elaine: 3rd May 2005 - 17:44 GMT
but like i say, a good runner....see, it is possible to be over 21 and still be human...who knew?
a man composed entirely of salt: 4th May 2005 - 08:08 GMT
i have the same problem. indeed i would turn instantly into brine and be washed away.
elaine: 4th May 2005 - 08:27 GMT
if i were better at the linky thing i would now link this to hool's piece in swinney where he talks ablut giving rain the stink eye...www.swinney.org/journals/article.phtml?id=3628
elaine: 4th May 2005 - 08:39 GMT
i loved found note, that was perfect for my sensibility. i didn't know, when i posted eye of the storm if it was really going to wash, but i am a risk taker as an artist, if nothing else (i have a completely clean driving licence) and it went down well, which i was really pleased about, the format of writing with pictures is new for me, and i am trying to jump off that cliff into writing which is terrifying, but even eye of the storm had the city thing as a context
hasslehoff: 4th May 2005 - 09:13 GMT
all you gotsta do is enclose the link in double square brackets to make it go all linky. Just remember though to keep the http:// bit or it won't work. like this >> www.swinney.org/journals/article.phtml?id=3628. lemon squeezy eh?
kris: 4th May 2005 - 15:37 GMT
This is God's way of punishing you Brits for driving on the left hand side of the road.
elaine: 4th May 2005 - 16:07 GMT
there has to be somewhere for left handed people to call home
hasslehoff: 4th May 2005 - 16:21 GMT
did you know that the term sinister actually means 'left handed'?
elaine: 4th May 2005 - 16:23 GMT
you're asking me? i live it. careful now, see what happened when i posted 'stop hex'
phatness-flies: 26th May 2005 - 16:37 GMT
i considered burnin my ride this one time but i didnt cause my papa woulda killed me!
kameleon: 3rd Nov 2005 - 07:25 GMT
tell me, where can i find in london a place , where i can buy used car (can be destroyesd, smashed, after accident...) but it must have good engine and couple of working parts.i hope you know what i mean .my adress :
Peter: 15th Dec 2005 - 20:30 GMT
Talia Kosh: 13th Dec 2010 - 18:29 GMT
Have a nonprofit in Santa Fe and want to do a series of lectures on graffiti.
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