Category Archives: Follytricks!
Sadly, I missed the preview of this epic documentary film which its director, Phil Strongman, described as the “Apocalyse Now version”. However, he assured me another showing was imminent! Obviously, negotiations are afoot and in the meantime I’m sharing with … Continue reading
FOLLOWING HARD ON THE HEELS of the media coup that was Margaret Thatcher’s funeral Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips present their latest collaboration – BLUE MURDER – which takes on Tory leader, David Cameron’s smooth and line-less visage (do I … Continue reading
Wow, here’s one project that has to be checked… following on from a radical all star performance at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of a cancer charity, Gearbox Records has anounced the release of the ‘All Star Jazz Poetry … Continue reading
The Fifth Monarchist Prophets… The Epiphany Uprising! Who was Thomas Venner and Anna Trapnel? 2013…. Where Are Our Prophets?
Last Sunday, January 6th, was the Christian festival of Epiphany. It was also the date that, in 1661, one Thomas Venner led the Fifth Monarchist Uprising in the city of London against the restoration of the King. As my good … Continue reading
Just as Mercury moved into retrograde I was preparing myself a bad day. That said, at 7am this morning I turned on the mac only to discover that Obama was back in the White House… YESSSS!! Now, that is good … Continue reading
‘So long Eric’ was Charles Mingus’ tribute to the late great saxophonist/bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy and in this short piece I pay my respects the another revolutionary, another Eric – Eric Hobsbawm – who passed away a couple of days … Continue reading
STANDING UP AGAINST PUTIN, THE KGB & THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: Feminist punk group Pussy Riot face up to 3 years in prison.
Sitting in the glass cage alongside her two fellow band members Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wore a T-shirt emblazoned with a clenched fist and the the famous Spanish War slogan ‘No Pasaran’. It’s a trial that Dolores … Continue reading
It’s 3.15 am. I’ve been off the digital radar for the past ten days. Swifty and I were working on a couple of British Council funded projects in Aukland, New Zealand aka Aotearoa. Arrived back in London town yesterday. Got … Continue reading
Chatting with a friend last night she raised the issue of nuclear power in Japan and what a relief it must be that they’ve finally shut down the nuclear power plants in Japan. While that’s all good, an ongoing disaster … Continue reading