23 December 2015
“Welcome to Nowhere, Gateway to Nowhere.”
To think what you think, feel what you feel, and do what you want to do based on what you think and feel is a truly revolutionary act.
23 December 2016
1982 pop music as channeled by Top of the Pops. Aim to have fun. Engage in complicated personal relationships. Pursue glamour. Populist alienation, unhappiness and fear. Intimacy as power struggle. Cynical romance.
23 December 2017
The demands of nature.
“… the law has neither eyes, nor ears, nor bowels of humanity; and it turns into marble the hearts of all those that are nursed in its principles.”
7 December 2016
Grime – keepin’ it real through recourse to fake templates.
Tension. Giddiness. Dread.
At what point do you recognise the futility of your actions?
“We’re all waiting for something… All my life I’ve been going around waiting for something. All my life I’ve felt as if I were waiting in a railway station, as if the living I’ve done so far hasn’t actually been real life, just a long wait for it, a long wait for something real, something important.”
What is the purpose of these words? What is the purpose of these images? Are these words and images presented as effectively as they could be?
Morris dancers on East Street. Some modern day farmer’s boy or carrot cruncher cursing me as a leprechaun after misinterpreting my beard.
6 December 2016
Go deep and radiate outwards.
Make mine a double absinthe and laudanum with a triple tincture of opium on the side.
6 December 2017
Gate gate paragate parasamgate svaha
Reet farre oot mon
2 Nadaland kapital Naht…
22 December 2017
In the final reckoning, everything has a meaning and a reason.
22 December 2015
‘The Black Dahlia’ by James Ellroy. Extreme violence, hideous crimes, macho posturing and misogyny.
14 November 2015
At least 127 people killed and 180 people wounded in a series of co-ordinated attacks in Paris. We are powerless in the face of murderous hatred. “France vows to wage a merciless fight against terrorism.”
14 November 2016
What proportion of my actions are anything more than distraction, and what am I distracting myself from?
“The agreed reality is not reality. There is no reality.”
14 November 2017
The centre of Sheffield is shifting towards the Moor.
19 December 2016
Um Samah / Mazaher – zar from Egypt. It gains power as it goes along by virtue of its sincerity.
‘Satan is Real’ by The Louvin Brothers. It’s a pretty good track but their work overall is tedious.
19 December 2017
Four people detained following ‘terror arrests’ in Burngreave (Fatima Community Centre, Brunswick Road, or the flat attached to the back of the building), Meersbrook (97 Shirebrook Road), Stocksbridge (Stocksbridge Gents Barbers, the owner asserting that the police might have raided the wrong address) and Chesterfield.