Thursday, 29 October 2009


working on the launch of O DREAMLAND film society. Keep watching for further details. First event announced soon.

have also invented a new sunday afternoon game.

stay put, EE

Automne malade - Apollinaire

Autumn ill and adored
You die when the hurricane blows in the roseries
When it has snowed
In the orchard trees

Poor autumn
Dead in whiteness and riches
Of snow and ripe fruits
Deep in the sky
The sparrow hawks cry
Over the sprites with green hair the dwarfs
Who’ve never been loved

In the far tree-lines
the stags are groaning

And how I love O season how I love your rumbling
The falling fruits that no one gathers
The wind the forest that are tumbling
All their tears in autumn leaf by leaf
The leaves
You press
A crowd
That flows
The life
That goes

Friday, 9 October 2009

Letter to you two ( after watching all night)

Morning, Friday 9th October 2009

To Benn and Jonas

(letter to be read listening to arvo part, of course!)

i can see it!
watching these films i can see it!
immediate images/breaths of life, joy/sorrow,loss,love regained,faith(when it seems impossible)the poetry of cities and villages and fields which are chambers of nostalgia even if you are a citie baby. of food and celebration, of intricacies of nature and the horrid naked scream of war. its all here and for that i am excited.

Tarkovsky said 'Whatever it expresses - even destruction and ruin - the artistic image is by definition an embodiment of hope, it is inspired by faith'

Yes! and you can see it here.

This is optimism as a power , as a power to expel the miseries of this century that we lived in. we must regard the small wonders of life and for ignoring that (many times a day) i am guilty. But seeing these images changes this for me.

I saw Benn in London today, and it was bright and cold and we sat in the gardens of St Pauls in Covent Garden and spoke about our plans and he showed me his book of Basho and i felt like traveling and thought about the time i spent in japan and couldnt even imagine the japanese countryside - that country, full of electricity and mass media overload! How could it possibly have a countryside!

It is cold in my new flat but it warms me to know that there is work to do. I hope that Lisbon and Paris are as bright and clear as London is this morning.

Will film next weeks event, i am just working out how to express EVERYTHING in 15 mins. They should give me the whole day!


Much love,


p.s Have you noticed that Wayne Rooney is growing into a respectable young man, i think that he might have a brain after all.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

More news from the banks of the thames

Away above a harborful

of caulkless houses

among the charley noble chimneypots

of a rooftop rigged with clotheslines

a woman pastes up sails

upon the wind

hanging out her morning sheets

with wooden pins

- L Ferlinghetti, 'Pictures of the gone world

I am moved in to a new flat, 2 mins from the last, still moments from the river, w/ high ceilings and red carpets and walls made from some kind of crumbling biscuit..which has made hanging pictures a sport, but i am happy and have a desk that looks across to a church and a (now sadly closed down) legendary recording studio. the main room, we have turned into a workshop/studio with 3 long desks on trestles placed along three of the walls,its cold as we have no hot water or heating yet but i like sitting indoors wearing outdoor clothes and have a constant flow of hot drinks coming my way. there is a pet shop, book shop, film shop, betting shop, cafe and off license below so that is good.

I have been writing many new songs, i will be making recordings soon and in time will let you know my new plans.
Ages ago i wrote a piece for an anthology called Punk Fiction which was released thru portico ( im sure you can get it from their site) - like a fool i didn't read the edits made after the proof read and there were some changes made so in time i will post the correct piece here. do buy the book though,it had a deal where the money went to a cancer charity.

I have also just written for a Berlin based journal. info here taken from Declan Rooney's website:
'Oh, Don’t Get Carried Away'

KP Poetry Journal Volume 1

September 2009

(A zine I am publishing with new commissioned work by Are Blytt, Stefano Calligaro, Hsiao Chen, Sujey Colon, Drawing Guts, Edward Eke, Edvine Larssen, Thurston Moore, Donata Rigg, Ama Saru, Antonio Serna and Susanne Winterling)

Declan is a great artist who works in many different mediums. Look at his

( connected side note: i have just found that my new neighbour downstairs is a one D.Rooney )

Some more news for you:

Next week i am doing a performance at the Serpentine Gallery.

It is part of the Serpentine Marathon series ( so far they have done 'Interview marathon' ' Experiment marathon' and 'manifesto marathon') .
This year is the poetry marathon and i am collaborating w/ the great Jonas Mekas and Benn Northover.



We are doing a performance of Jonas' work 'Requiem for the 20th Century'. We are in the process of working out how to present it, will update shortly.

Also, for those of you in New York Citie

signing out singing,