Thursday, 30 June 2011

(by Peter Serafinowicz. Double click to enlarge.)

Monday, 27 June 2011

I'm editing my next novel.
I think it is edit #3.
Or maybe edit #4
or more.

I am alternating between
liking it
and thinking that it's a
a hunk o'junk.

Deadline September.
Breakdown October.
Publication spring 2012.
Wish me luck.

Sometimes writing

(Somewhere in Scotland, last month, photo by Adelle.)

Saturday, 25 June 2011

(From Tony O'Neill. Double click for full screen.)


Friday, 24 June 2011

"I run the underworld, guy."

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

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Hip-hop and festivals: an awkward relationship

When they get it right, rappers can rival stadium rock acts. But a mere gust of wind can expose how few MCs can hack festivals.

It's all about bass and beats. Nothing tops the feeling of a heavy, booming bass line reverberating through the soil and up your legs, alongside a syncopated drum line amplified through speakers the size of houses. Both are synonymous with festivals, and few genres deliver these as well as hip-hop.

Yet, often, when rap acts appear at festivals, all you get is bass and beats; it's almost as if the MCs needn't bother turning up. Read on...

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

I wrote a big article
on Kate Bush for
Classic Rock's
Prog magazine.

"Out now."

Thursday, 16 June 2011

My old man's a rock star: the musicians who join their parents' bands

From Young Dirty Bastard to Wolfgang Van Halen, musical offspring are following in their rock star folks' footsteps. Read on...

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Grot Talk

I interviewed New York-based author Robert Rosen for Bizarre magazine about his time as a smut-peddler working deep in America's grot media (ie. writing and editing over 100 porno titles in the genre's 1980s heyday) and also his new book Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography.

You can read the article here - just click the scans to see them full size...

Bizarre July 2011 cover

Friday, 3 June 2011

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Thursday, 2 June 2011

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