I was pleased to receive the new edition of ‘Lud Heat’ from Skylight Press. They’ve done a lovely job of blending the original eccentricities (photos, drawings, prose journals, riffs, lyrics) with contemporary commentaries by Allen Fisher and Andrew Crozier, and Moorcock’s generous afterword from 1995. The whole production has more breathing space than any of [...]
With what magic of witness Rebecca Marshall has captured the marine process of reverse evolution: how citizens of Hastings long to become one with their neighbour ocean; how they twirl and twist in eroticised tumbles, feeling for gills, stroking salt-smoothed dolphin skins. Conversation is redundant, but they willingly squawk and squeal, attempting to articulate what [...]
Sunday. 18 September 2011. Hastings Old Town.
Taking a feather dipped in the blood of my companion, who is visibly wasting before my eyes – and seizing every opportunity to demonstrate the extent of the damage by peeling off jacket and shirt like a Premier League footballer who has scored an accidental goal [...]
2011. March 23. Heathrow to Vancouver. The once in a lifetime experience of an upgrade to Business Class. Pulled from the check-in scramble, we expect to be bumped to another flight, but instead find ourselves in a privileged lounge, where we observe air-miles collectors and other canny freeloaders snacking and sipping, gratis. Broadband links are [...]
Iain has decided to make a gift to all his readers: he will publish on this website the diary of his recent trip in North America accompanied by a selection of his own pictures.
I am working at preparing the pictures and I am hoping to have the post ready by Saturday 4/6, so come [...]