Monthly Archives: April 2012

Getting changed in the gents.

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First: contextualisation. Its been raining. I have felt like the character in the Illustrated Man, the space Marine, sopping on a drenched planet. With no cover. How old was I when I saw his comrade commit suicide by leaning back … Continue reading

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Idiots Racing Horses

Suddenly there are as many as people. Smooth and sleek and calm at first, paraded with their little jockeys hitching a ride. Even through the TV they are differently shaped to the rough nags you might see though a hedge … Continue reading

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Reading for writing: managing to read as a writer

I have to manage the books that I read like medicine that can be easily overdosed upon. Previously, blurbs could maim. It could feel like my sea anemone-soul was sliced in nearly-half, the side with the regenerative command centre was … Continue reading

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Kenneth Williams versus John Betjeman

  So Kenneth comes on stage and instantly launches into a nervy diatribe about one thing or another, and it’s all very funny because the alternative is that it isn’t. Maggie Smith is there and leaned way back and does … Continue reading

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Holding it together: Alexander Palace

Even though…   the sun refused to come out and the temperature had dropped by easily10 degrees since the previous day so we were dressed all wrong the whole building that should be better used is an enormous white elephant, … Continue reading

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