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30 May, 2016

This winter has been one of reading, hunkering down and not venturing out into the London pollution too much. I am a fast reader, and read about a book a day. I’m not going to write a book column here … Continue reading

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Thurston Moore / Notting Hill

It’s been a busy time. I filmed a programme on Punk for the BBC on February 18. It was held at the Rum Kitchen on All Saints Road in Notting Hill. Now going to Notting Hill is strange enough for … Continue reading

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2nd February, 2016 To the private view of America In Revolt, an exhibition of 150 American protest posters from Berkeley, made in 1970 to protest the American invasion of Cambodia and the murder of unarmed students at protest demonstrations held … Continue reading

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16th Jan 2016

16th January 2016 On Saturday 16 January there was a party given at the May Day Rooms at 88 Fleet Street to celebrate the relaunch – yet again – of International Times (IT) – the underground paper that never seems … Continue reading

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29th December 2015

I just heard that Lemmy died. I hadn’t seen him in years, but to me he represented the spirit of the sixties, still living on through the seventies and eighties. The times I remember best are the three Christmas Days … Continue reading

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28 December 2015

I finally managed to see the Goya Portraits at the National Gallery, and what a show! He shows how a person’s features mirror their personality and mental state; even in official and royal portraits you get a real sense of … Continue reading

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26 December 2015

26 December 2015 A new year blog, well almost. On December 15th, I went on Pete Paphides show on Soho Radio. http://www.sohoradiolondon.com/member/pete-paphides This is a fabulous little outfit, next door to the Soho Primary School on Great Windmill Street. We … Continue reading

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6 December 2015

          I wonder if I have ever written about rabbits? When I was a kid, my parents bred rabbits, we always had a hundred or so that my father sold in town to butchers and contacts … Continue reading

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5 December 2015

Yesterday (4 December) there was a flurry of snow on Oxford Street. Everyone on the pavement stopped and looked up, astonished, as it was a warm day, about 14 degrees, and it is unusual for snow to make it to … Continue reading

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10 October 2015

In Manchester for another Ginsberg ‘Howl’ event; an all-day symposium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first reading of ‘Howl’, held at Wander Inn, a venue that I at first thought must be a hotel, but which turns out … Continue reading

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