Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Buy Jenn Ashworth's New Novel




Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth.
Out April 28 2011 on Sceptre.

Friday, 22 April 2011




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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Currently Reading




















The Cellar Gang by John Carder Bush.

"First published in 2005 and available in a special limited edition of only 500 copies. Hardback and beautifully bound in linen, The Cellar Gang is printed on thick cream wove paper and comes with a ribbon marker."

Copies can be ordered here.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011




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Monday, 18 April 2011

Kate Bush


I wrote a piece about Kate Bush for the NME:

As soon as she hit number one with her debut single ‘Wuthering Heights’ in 1978 Bush told her label EMI to go shove it. Not literally - she is still signed to them today - but has effectively said no to her label’s every suggestion as to how her career should progress ever since. They wanted a compliant pop pin-up in a revealing bodysuit. She wanted to be depicted being chased by dogs through the trees via the medium of dance. She won. She’s basically the Fugazi of pre-Raphaelite/post-Romanticism pop. Her last album, 2005’s 'Aerial', came 13 years after its predecessor. Why? Because she’s Kate Bush, motherfucker...


Read it all here...

Friday, 15 April 2011




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Thursday, 14 April 2011

'Black Flag T-shirt'


Black Flag split up in 1986 so I must have been an impossibly cool ten year old to have seen them live; I wasn’t. I lived in a town in the north-east of England and was into Huey Lewis And The News’ Fore!, the one album I owned.

Besides – that’s why Youtube was invented: so you can re-live moments without the hassle of having to actually, you know, experience them in the first place. That’s life in the 21st century. Everything is replicated.

I acquired this T-shirt from my friend Mark in 1992 when I was sixteen so it was already old when it reached me. Mark was two years younger and daft as a brush; one day he could win a poetry competition, the next he would be suspended for stabbing someone with a compass. Everything that left his mouth was a fabrication, created to make him more likeable – and it generally worked. I probably traded him a ‘teenth of exceedingly ineffective hash for the T-shirt. Or maybe a Dinosaur Jr twelve inch. Or a butterfly knife. Or a condom...

Read on here.

People Are Reactionary Fuckheads




(I've bought it.)

Tuesday, 12 April 2011




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Monday, 11 April 2011




























(Artwork by Raymond Pettibon. Reprinted from here.)

Saturday, 9 April 2011




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Friday, 8 April 2011

Thursday, 7 April 2011




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Wednesday, 6 April 2011




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Tuesday, 5 April 2011



Trade paperback, published October 7 2011 by Picador.

Optical Illusion


i thought the forest was on
fire but it was just autumn.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Culture Update


Currently watching
Shed Your Tears And Walk Away (below)
A Single Man
Six Feet Under
(first series)



Currently listening
Kate Bush - 'Deeper Understanding'
Tyler, The Creator - 'Yonkers'
Can - Landed
The Drums - The Drums
Pete & The Pirates - One Thousand Pictures

Currently Reading
Rule Of Night by Trevor Hoyle

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Friday, 1 April 2011




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