September 30, 2008

Beyond Our Ken

And while I'm going YouTube crazy, here is the marvellous and sadly deceased Ken Campbell on the Big Bang. Long may he haunt the internet...
Oh, and check this one, too. It's about Jackie Chan, eventually (part 3, I think). Aren't they all?

September 25, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Forever stuck in moral mediocrity, I could afford myself neither self-righteousness nor orgasmic existence" - Aleksander Hemon, "The Lazarus Project".

September 23, 2008

Raworth's "Hands"

Tom Raworth is a poet I very much admire, so I was really pleased to find this on YouTube. If the blurb is to be believed, it's a piece of "video art" (I suppose) by the man himself. Anyway, even if the hand is of another it's very beautiful indeed (though not as funny as the Lithuanian swimmer...).

Quote of the Day

"I just make the best book that I can and try to not worry about audience or if it will sell. The odds are against you, so why abuse your talent for the sake of a chimera? The only real pleasure for me in writing comes from pleasing myself." - William Vollman

September 19, 2008

September 16, 2008

New Story

The good people of 3:AM have very kindly posted a short short story I wrote over the summer. I was originally going to read it at the reading I did at Boogaloo (see previous posts if you care) but I didn't have time. So, anyway, go here if you want to see it. It's not long...

September 12, 2008


Matt Thorne asked me to take part in a strange kind of story relay with Ewan Morrison, Chris Manby, Stella Duffy, Alison Macleod and his good self. The result was called "Messenger," came out rather good and is now published in the new issue of Another Magazine. You can't actually read it on that link, just stare dreamily at a picture of Scarlett Johanson and imagine yourself drinking classic cocktails with a contemporary twist.