My friend Tallita just started a blog with me, about art, basically: we go to shows and talk about them and I write up some of what we talked about. (We made the decision to do this at the Yayoi Kusuma show at Tate Modern last year, hence the picture.)
[Update: blog.com seems have been having server trouble the last few days — hence the images all appearing as broken-image symbols… ]
I have a short piece in this: about Boney M. I haven’t read any of the rest yet, there’s little essays on or interviews with people I like a lot — George Clinton, Delia Derbyshire, Bill Nelson, Martin Millar — and people I’m unpersuaded by but interested in — China Mieville, Janelle Monae, Mick Farren — as well as half a dozen short stories. It’s a nice, tidy, pocketable little production, the size of an old Puffin book — thanks to editor Jonathan Wright, for asking me to contribute, and for being a shrewd and rigorous editor.
more rough thoughts on william mayne
(which i will probably return to shortly and rewrite somewhat — i just wanted to set them down and get them out of my head)
I’m multiply reposting this bcz it pleases me greatly.
(Via Tom at Blue Lines: more here.)
Bashed-out notes on Wilko, Feelgood, Temple, collage, wives, mums and fans…
(link now works)
As my friend
Vast Reuters info-diagram of China and how to understand it: not that I can actually get it to scroll down or anything
(courtesy jamie at blood and treasure, naturally)
Notes on Kraftwerk at Tate Modern Turbine Hall
(also Russolo, Paik, Beuys, Warhol… )
A quarter-century now since I interviewed him in Germantown, Philadelphia.