Monday, May 23, 2016

The current (June) issue of The Wire contains the single greatest achievement of my writing life - the appearance of the word "Wensleydale" in a record review.

It's a review of I, Gemini, the debut album by Let's Eat Grandma. Wonderful record - great fun to write about.  But also vaguely therapeutic - allowing me to delve into three preoccupations currently weighing heavy on the mind -  adolescence, England, girls.

An interview with Let's Eat Grandma at the Quietus.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

tongues music

"Vanishing Languages, Reincarnated as Music"

including Tan Dun's audio-visual symphony based around micro-films of speakers of a secret female language, Nu Shu

writer of the piece Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim (phew, what a mouthful) is also interviewed here

(via Andrew Parker)