08/08/2011 thoughts from the frontline

received on 08/08/2011

“street riots in Hackney (Mare St). I can hear the helicopters and police sirens. Looks like p.118 of ‘Ghost Milk’ was on the money. Images already running on YouTube. As William Gibson says, Twitter is the most accurate form of reportage here. A Twitter gathering, street news circulating faster than police information. Riot impressionism proving quite addictive in this quiet month when the political classes have decamped to Tuscany…”

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