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Episode 2

In Episode 2 we meet Rabbaney, a fashion designer and a muslim. And Radford, a musician/composer and a buddhist. Recorded in Cafe Heimito in Vienna next door to a Cathedral, the two men talk about life, death, vocation and the whimsy of love.

Episode 1

All The Right Noises is a series of interviews I have conducted with members of the public in bars, friends in their flats and (in a later episode) shamed politicians in fetish shops.

Here in episode 1 we meet Aaron. He is a gardener and wants to see the northern lights.

Born on 16th January – Susan Sontag (jan10)




Born today in 1933. Susan Sontag: great writer, essayist, theorist, activist.
She died in 2004.
Three great moments:
1.She wrote at length on photography and the image, about how the camera has affected the human race and our moral codes, in ‘On Photograpghy’. BUY IT HERE

2.She directed ‘Waiting for Godot’ in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war.

3.She wrote brilliantly about the work of Antonin Artaud. BUY IT HERE

Great essay on 100 years of cinema – written in 1995.
A Century of Cinema

“To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt. ”

“The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions. ”

“Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future. ”

“I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.”

Serpentine Gallery poetry marathon (dec09)

Here is a small doc about the poetry marathon i performed at in October that Serpentine have just put up on their website HERE

Look out for yours truly doing my very best to string a coherent sentence together. It was a great event and i think they are putting a book together documenting the event. Il post something on here if i hear about it.

J.C 1.8.1949 – 11.9.09 (sep09)

Jim Carroll died on Friday at his desk at his place in Manhattan. He had a heart attack. Its very sad – there was word that he had finally finished the novel he had been working on for so long ‘The Petting Zoo’. i hope that that is the case and it is published posthumously. i loved Jim carroll’s poems and diaries – it wasnt exactly an originality that made him special – they called him the american rimbaud and he worshipped Frank o’hara – but it was the ferocious hard work that he put into his writing and his street-rat poetic that he sharpened and defined from an early age. his teen story is the great american coming of age story. well thats what i think.

read: ‘living at the movies’ or ‘forced entries’ or his most popular diary ‘the basketball diaries’
listen: ‘people who died’, ‘i want the angel’, ‘day&night’

There will always be a poem
I will climb on top of it and come
In and out of time,
Cocking my head to the side slightly,
As I finish shaking, melting then
Into its body, its soft skin
–Jim Carroll, “Poem”
from Void of Course (1998)