Saturday, 29 November 2008

Lyrics at Lit Up

Really pleased that an account of my time inside has gone up at Lit Up Magazine. Written by the great Verless Doran, it demonstrates that if you’ve got music in your soul you can always make the time pass sweetly. You can read it here

Friday, 28 November 2008

X o X Reviewed

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About X o X (But Were Afraid To Ask) by Django Fucktard


In pablo recidivision’s (much misunderstood) masterpiece ‘X o X’ the artist poses some interesting questions - indeed, the first ‘X’ is an epistemic epiphany of demi-existentialism in itself. By drawing on some of the concerns of the Pre-Raphaelites and subverting this with Post-Neo-Bauhaus spatial architecture he paints a compelling study of the paradoxical limitations of expansive au courant minimalism. The ‘X’ is not so much ‘X’ but an accusation that reveals the vacuity of the current non-noumenal mimesistic cultural malaise. Many who first saw the piece were actually unaware that the two occurrences of ‘X’ were non-interactive-sub(as in non)-functioning (and therefore phenomental pre-archaic aporias) hyperlinks to different dimensions of philosophical preternaturality (always challenging (by super-valuing) the multi-dichotomised deconstructionism) and psychological quasi-manipulation. Clearly the ‘o’ in the centre of the landscape plays on Orpheus and is a savage pro-conceptualised-anti-cognitional satire on Blumenburgian-Ricœurensian-Carnapalisms -- it is, however, that which orbits around ‘o’ that still causes the most controversy with readers who lack the faux-intellectual-pseudo-sophistication to appreciate one of this decade’s most influential works.


Saturday, 22 November 2008

Black-Listed Magazine

Most delighted that my piece – The Cure (and The Smiths (but only twice, briefly)) – is now up at Black-Listed Magazine. A great deal of thorough research went into this piece. It can, and should, be read here.

Really very impressed with the ultra-fast response time. And it is a great looking zine with tons of stellar talent up already – including Rob Plath, Adelle Stripe, Christopher Nosnibor, Joseph Ridgewell, Ben Myers, Matthew Coleman, Mike Meraz, and many more.

Heroin Love Songs Vol. 4

Very excited that Heroin Love Songs Vol. 4 is now up and live. I thought it was Vol. 5 – but I was wrong.

I have written a beautifully understated and mature piece about how children can transform one’s life into something quite special. I usually don’t like to blow my own trumpet (not when there are so many people queuing up to do it for me) – but the comment left on this piece pretty much says the same thing. But I might be wrong.

Anyway, it is called Fuck-Drops Make Entity, and can be read here.

Loads of good stuff in Vol. 4 – including David McLean, Rob Plath, Jack Henry, Wolfgang Carstens, Karl Koweski, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Richard Wink, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal - but many, many more, which must make the print version – available here – an absolute bargain.

Also very pleased indeed that Jack has sent off a Pushcart nomination for my piece – Breaking The Boy – which appeared in Heroin Love Songs Vol. 1.

La Morte Vivante – David McLean

There are some excellent reviews (written by Rob Plath, Felino Soriano, Travis Blair, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Puma Perl, and Jack Henry) of David McLean’s La Morte Vivante, which can be read here.

Once again this sounds like it is going to be very exciting stuff. It is out very soon – it is bloody inexpensive ($5) – and you can pre-order at the above link too (limited editions numbered and signed).

So get in the fucking seasonal spirit and buy now (some of the proceeds may go towards the realisation of white xmas dreams in snowy Sweden).

The Poetry Warrior

The Poetry Warrior are going to be running one of my things in issue 2, and that’s something that pleases me. A very quick response too – something that always makes me happy. More about this when it goes live.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Side of Grits (Rural Messengers Press)

Extremely excited that my piece – she came too early, and left us in the morning – is now up at Side of Grits. There is an awesome collection of writers in this first issue – and some very, very tasty work. There is a link on the right, but my story is here, and some very revealing information about me is here, and the main menu is here.

I really do recommend checking out the menu – plenty of reasons for lit gastronomes to keep coming back for more.


Bradley Mason Hamlin
Justin Hyde
Karl Koweski
Richard Wink
Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal
Puma Perl
Chris Stanifer
pablo vision
William Taylor Jr

Southern Fried

Julie Buffaloe-Yoder
Shaindel Beers
Moe Seager
Mary Ann Loesch
Judy Brekke
Scot Young
Mathias Nelson
Jim Fuess

Lunch Special

Luis Rivas
Joseph Ridgwell

Hot Plates

Cecelia Chapman
Paul Corman-Roberts
Mathias Nelson
Misti Rainwater-Lites
Christopher Robin
nth Position
Joseph Reich
Michael Grover

Late Nite

Joseph Goosey
Ross Vassilev
Cecelia Chapman
Misha Firer
Kenneth Pobo
Peycho Kanev
Joseph Veronneau
Simon Friel

Beverages & Dessert

James Babbs
Miles J Bell
Brad D. Green
Kill Poet
Joel Sweeney
Dan Provost
Chris Deal
Tim Murray
Aleathia Drehmer

Bare Back Magazine

Very pleased that my account of being left alone in the house - when I was so much older (I am younger than that now) - is now up and ready for reading at Bare Back Magazine – the link on the right should take you directly there – or you may have to state that you are over eighteen in order to read it first. Contains gratuitous scenes of stamp collecting and building crystal sets. You have been warned.