Filed under: PROD
After more than a year with no web presence at all, and a long period of the site being updated only sporadically, I decided to give up on having some all-singing, all-dancing affair and do it myself using whatever I could from the whole WordPress set-up.
It’s not complete as yet, but the main thing is that it’s there and that it can be easily updated. At some point I’ll shell out for the upgrade so I can play with the CSS and undo all the good work I’ve put in so far!!
Filed under: Reading
Step forward, Stewart Home, and prepare for recuperation..
Yes, the Guardian’s overview of 20th Century Literature (Time Lines) includes an essay by Nicholas Lezard about what it is to be a counter-cultural author, and how today’s counter-cultural author is tomorrow’s establishment set-text. After laying out his arguments about who is and isn’t countercultural (de Sade, yes – Kathy Acker, no – too knowingly academic apparently!), he comes to Home:
Our current best outsider is Stewart Home, who puts a spoke in the wheels of success not only with his scorn for the conventional niceties of plot and character but also by giving his novels titles like Cunt. Stewart Home is easily the example you reach for first as a contemporary “alternative” writer – but he is so observant, so dedicated to his work, so usefully enraged by mainstream ethical considerations, and personally gentlemanly to boot, that he, too, willy-nilly, will end up becoming respectable one day.
So, the game’s up Stewart – you’ll be on a Channel 4 Top 100 Books About Skinheads On The Art Scene before the decade’s out.
(it’s worth noting, however, that it’s Acker’s pic that heads the page.. )
Filed under: Looking
Spike Jonze.. Dave Eggers.. Forest Whittaker.. Catherine Keener.. they might just pull it off.. Hitting the film festival circuit later this summer, I think..
Filed under: Uncategorized
I lost your phone number after we chatted at ‘that’ party – if you still read this, get in touch!
Drop me an email or leave a comment here with your number. I do think we have something very special, despite the age gap.
Filed under: Looking
so despite being on their mailing list, I only found out this morning that Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers are playing the Luminaire next Monday
saw them for the first time at an all-dayer on the Tyne last year and they were absolutely mindblowing. I’m a little excited….
Filed under: Blogging
Witness the whole sorry spectacle here
As you can see, GPO was also more than a little het up about it all.