Wednesday 23 June 2021

Le Document TV launches with Bogart documentary narrated by Christopher Strauli and featuring music composed and performed by Francis Macdonald

 Le Document magazine, which is co edited by Harry Pye and Chris Tosic, began 18 months ago. On the 15th of every month their subscribers are e-mailed new photos, reviews, essays, interviews and photos of cats. Another regular feature in Le Document is the Movie Profiles which are written by Jo Mama. Filmmaker Gordon Beswick has just completed a video version of Jo's tribute to Humphrey Bogart. Jo's text is read by the actor Christopher Strauli. The film's soundtrack was composed and performed by Francis Macdonald (who is the drummer of Teenage Fanclub and has been nominated for a BAFTA  for his sublime, minimalist  classical compositions.)

The film features Bogart inspired artworks by a plethora of the usual suspects... 

Above: Collage by Leonie Woods

Above: Painting by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith
Above: Painting by James Johnston
Above: Artwork by Chris Tosic

Above: Another Artwork by Chris Tosic

AbovePainting by Harry Pye and Kes Richardson

AboveDrawing by Christian Furr
Above: artwork by Harry Pye and Chris Tosic

 Above: Drawing by: Mikey Georgeson

Above: Artwork by Jo Mama
Above Artwork by Cathy Lomax

Above Artwork by Georgia Hayes

Above: Painting by Harry Pye

See the film by heading over to: here

Wednesday 9 June 2021

Issue 18 of Le Document

Harry Pye & Chris Tosic are the editors of  Le Document. The magazine began in January 2020. Issue 18 of Le Doc comes out next week. If you want to take out a free subscription and have Le Document magazine e-mailed to you on the 15th of every month contact us: here.

Issue 18 of Le Doc has 12 fantastic features including...

Painting of the Month: Marcus Cope

Photo of the Month by Clare Panter:

Comedian of the Month: Stewart Lee:

Film of the Month (The Last Light) by Lee Maelzer 

Album of the Month is 'Confessions of a Justified Sinner' by BLYTH...

Book of the Month is 'So Young: Suede 1991-1993' a deluxe photo book documenting the formative years of UK rock band Suede featuring unseen photos, gig flyers, early posters and diary entries from the archives of band member Simon Gilbert it begins with the drummer making his way to London in the early 90s, hellbent on joining a band and forging a career in music.

"Announcement of the month" regards an exciting group show in Ramsgate taking place at the 20th of Aug at The Front Room Gallery on Bellevue Road.
And we have the first of a series of "Postcard of the Month" from Le Document's brand new contributor, the fantastically talented: Stephanie O'Brien

More news soon.

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Discover David Christie’s Doo Dah Diaries.

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band were one of the best bands of all time.

 In 2006, David Christie, began piecing together the history of the band and research into the  artistic activities of what he considered to be the eight key Bonzos; Rodney Slater, Vivian Stanshall, Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell, Sam Spoons, Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin Spear, “Legs” Larry Smith, and Bob Kerr. Neil Innes described David's project as being "a truly Herculean task being lovingly carried out."

Find out how you can become a member and read the diaries: here

The Best of The Bonzos 
Eight Great Tracks selected by Harry Pye...
"Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold" (from the album 'Gorilla' 1967)
"Canyons Of Your Mind" (from the album 'Tadpols' 1968)
"The Trouser Press" (from the album 'The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse'
"Tent" (from the album 'Keynsham' 1970)
"The Strain" (from the album 'Let's Make Up And Be Friendly'1972)
"The Craig Torso Show" (from the album 'The Complete BBC Recordings'
"The Sheik of Araby" (Live)(from the album 'Wrestle Poodles And Win' (2006)
"Let's All Go To Mary's House" (from the album 'Pour L'Amour des Chiens'2007