Weedy words of praise from a publisher in London"... it’s really witty and very strong ... I would compare the writing to Robert Rankin, or a really satirically biting Tom Sharpe, and will say again that I’m really impressed by it"
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Category Archives: iniquity
The auction of the Banksy ‘Slave Labour’ image (see post below) has been halted at the eleventh hour, with the Haringey campaign claiming a partial victory. Read the story here. There is no word on whether the lifted image will … Continue reading
It strikes me as a story emblematic of these solipsistic, grasping times. An item of street art, Banksy’s ‘Slave Labour’ mural, is prised off the wall of a Poundland in London and spirited away by persons unknown to be auctioned … Continue reading
Chiz. I didn’t win the Nobel prize for literature again. Perhaps if I sent Mr. Nobel a copy of Weed I would stand more chance.
No tears to shed over the death of Osama Bin Laden, but what happened in Abbottabad was an act of extra-judicial execution. Now, I thought that in the ‘war’ against Al Qaida the west was supposed to be the good … Continue reading
News today that Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs are putting out a newspaper designed specially for iPad and tablet devices. Digital magazines and newspapers are on their way and I for one welcome them. I, like many others, am prepared … Continue reading
Fuck the Pope: that’s the message that journalist Hunter S Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman attempted to paint on the side of the Italian entry for the Americas Cup in Rhode Island many years ago. Of course, I would never … Continue reading
It is not often in Kansai that we get real events that writerly persons can get their literary teeth into, so it was with some real enthusiasm and thrill that I determined to cover the protests against the dolphin killing … Continue reading
Yesterday I saw the film The Cove on the first day of its Japan release. Good attendance at the cinema, a small police presence, no nationalist protesters that I could see and lots of TV and print journalists cadging reactions … Continue reading
The CIA, murder, physical violence, intimidation, hacking — security agencies and unknown persons are trying to close down WikiLeaks. Read about it here. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks has raised just $360,000 of the $600,000 they need to fund themselves this year but … Continue reading