black eye – fluffy

On train. First of about four I’ll be on today. Allergies giving me gyp – eyes watering, unable to breathe deeply enough, it feels like. I revised another section of ‘person-hair’ yesterday, threading in a few new scenes and working out where the dialogue should go. I’d get bored if I had to write the […]

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violence – mott the hoople

I have an ambivalent, ‘to me – to you’ relationship with violence. Like the chuckle brothers, smoking crack and trying to gnaw each other’s faces off. Those of you who regularly touch yourselves in an inappropriate manner while reading this after lights out will recall that I’m pretty much the product of violence. To recap: […]

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jewel – t.rex

A whistle-stop visit to glasgow today – and a visit to a record shop. A record shop it cost me twenty bucks to get back out of again! I picked up Beck’s ‘Odelay’ (been meaning to for years) and Von Sudenfed’s ‘Tromatic reflexxions’ – any album featuring Mark E Smith that I don’t have counts […]

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all through the city – wilko johnson

I don’t usually write about individual gigs on this blog, but it’s been quite an emotional experience, saying goodbye to old Walter. Wilko’s been there as far back as I can remember. Let’s face it, the feelgoods were, at best, okay-ish after Wilko jumped-or-was-pushed following ‘stupidity’. And tonight – 2013 – Wilko doesn’t look any […]

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the idea – adam & the ants

I’m really surging forward with dreich NOiR just now. The ideas are coming thick and fast and shooting off into areas I hadn’t even considered. This is what I love about writing. That dropping into a trancelike state and transcribing the in-skull movies I find there. I’m not sure what went wrNog with dreich NOiR […]

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