Wednesday, 30 March 2011





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Tuesday, 29 March 2011





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The Unthanks


I reviewed Last by The Unthanks here.



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Monday, 28 March 2011




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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


it only rains
when the trains
shake the pines
by the tracks
near the tip
down the lane.

Does Anyone Want To 'Set Up' A Website For Me?


I think if someone wanted to set up a Wordpress website for me with the web address 'Ben Myers' or something I could crawl around my office on my hands and knees and put whatever I find into a big padded envelope. Watermarked promo CDs that you won't be able to sell, books you'll never read, some half-chewed pigs ears, maybe a rusty mouth organ, some used ink cartridges, a C90 cassette featuring a telephone interview with a very average American indie rock band etc

I was born in 1976 so can't be bothered to do it myself.

But I own the domain benmyers.com.

Do people still own domains?

'Apply within'.

Etc.

Currently Reading


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Monday, 14 March 2011

Two Documentaries


I've been going through an old documentary phase this week, so have been watching this, a 1973 BBC documentary about English Hells' Angels, and this 1971 documentary about a Sussex wood-dwelling family.

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Friday, 11 March 2011

Currently Reading


The Tenderloin by John Butler (published in June, no cover)

A Kind Of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Monday, 7 March 2011

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

'The journalism side of things'


I've been working on the journalism side of writing.
Reviews, features etc.

Here is an article on the influence of the pop band Talk Talk.

And here is one about the burgeoning musical career of
Michel Houellebecq.

Both for The Guardian.

Now playing: Elastica by Elastic
About to start reading: Tenderloin by John Butler.