Monthly Archives: June 2009

We are not numbers

What do we want? Freedom! When do we want it? Now!

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The thing that could really do with redacting is the sound of Maria Sharapova playing a forehand down the line.

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… and that, dear reader, was how I came to fall in love with Tony Pulis. THE END

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Suggestions pls

There will be proofs and agonising, but it will only be for a brief period because tomorrow it will be finished & it goes to production in about a month. It’s the hardest I’ve ever worked. What will I do … Continue reading

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The weather outside is frightful

Reminded me of this indoor exhibition of weather at the Tate Modern from a while back. For me it didn’t really work: up close you could see how the trick was produced, the mirror, the tray of dry ice. A … Continue reading

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A message from my great editor in NYC

I was just struggling to keep this blog multifarious and totally happening when I opened up this ace correspondence from Marian Lizzi. Jack and I met her for lunch when we were over there in February and for reasons that … Continue reading

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Old Stokie’s Great Train Robbery

This clip has proved most popular on the comments below so I am saying the film now arriving at platform one is down to the picaresque from Dresden. No doubt he will claim to have been doing a coalman’s shift … Continue reading

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