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Party Down/Gathering

Brenda was smart. She had several piercings in her face, but no-one pierced her heart. We met at a flat in Balsall Heath and talked shit about Weimar German art. She liked James Bond, but I said I couldn’t quite … Continue reading

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No Lagrimas

We did not know what we were doing, back then. We thought we did, of course, as always one does. There was always a cause, there was always something happening. But what we were really doing was delaying the inevitable. … Continue reading

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Golden Time

That 30 minutes. That savage 30 minutes of expression, catharsis, of letting go, is always golden. And always will be. But it’s not my ‘golden’ anymore. It’s okay. It’s really okay. I’m trying to learn to get go. I used … Continue reading

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Festivaaal

A rush and a kick Because I used to be you, man. Standing, in the balmy summer air, sipping on a water bottle, squashing plastic, containing a litre of decanted cornershop Merlot. Grunting. Smoking. Laughing, smiling, and feeling almost young … Continue reading

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The Final Whimper

We had met in 1999, in an auspicious autumn that saw a great deal of change in my life. I am glad to say that we are still close. We were not soldiers then. We never were. Perhaps that was … Continue reading

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Sacagawea

See that stack of sacks, loaded in the corner Long voyage ahead No style, no substance Only salt and bread. I’m no dapper Dan, hiding from the thunder There’s merit in the pain I linger, grit my teeth I won’t … Continue reading

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As promised… spoken word album news

I think I did mention that I was working on a project with my dear friend D.N.P, which involved my spoken word and his ambient noise/soundscapes. As you might guess, it’s a little downbeat. But it can be found here: … Continue reading

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Transmitter

This one is even new…   The studio is our bunker. We surface from time to time for cigarettes, for air. It is a long way past midnight and it is January. The steam rises from us when we step … Continue reading

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Szickness

Christ, I was pretty prolific in 2010. This one is a bit of a mish mash but with one glaring item of artistic license, is a pretty accurate account of how I was living at the time     Stefan’s … Continue reading

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The Rehearsal Ritual

(As was – this was written a couple years ago I think, things are a little different with the band now. The winters are a little colder)   Wherever I go in this city, wherever my feet lead me, beating … Continue reading

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