Sunday, 1 February 2009
It Has Been A Good Week
It has been a good week. Primarily for the following reasons:
- interviewing Gallows for their new biography. Their new album Grey Britain will be amazing.
- interviewing a man who is growing a third ear on his arm.
- interviewing some body modification artists while they put skewers through their cheeks, had nails hammered into their tits and sewed their eyes shut. Nice people one and all.
- Adelle's Forbidden Classics erotica collection for Harper Perennial.
- meeting Chris Killen for the first time at the rather splendid Bookslam in Ladbroke Grove and it not being "too weird or awkward". And seeing Joe Dunthorne read too. He was pretty good. It seems not all literary gatherings are fist-chewingly cringeworthy after all. Buy Chris' book, The Bird Room.
- contributing to my first art show.
- Going to 'Royal' Tunbridge Wells because, in the name of Scott, "it was there" (NB - it was arguably the whitest, most upmarket, over-priced town I've been to in Britain. There were quite a few 'Disgusted's' there.)
- the forthcoming Love Hotel City anthology (edited by Andrew Stevens).
Paul O'Connell aka The Sound Of Drowning's new Richard Brautigan comic.
- this weblog about farming and art and travel in Britain.
- some nice food.
- Werner Herzog's face.
- It is snowing.
A little light music
200 Million Thousand by Black Lips
Royal Family - Divorce by Storseveit Nix Noltes (mad Icelandic gypsy nine-piece)
Roots & Collaborations - Nick Cave (free with Mojo)
New acquisitions / reads...
Solo Faces by James Salter
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
Lavengro by George Borrow
Dreams Of My Father by Barack Obama (thanks kind lady from Canongate / Bookslam...)
Norewegian Wood by Haruki Murakami