Archive | February, 2011

‘pop fiction: stories inspired by songs’ launch party!

24 Feb

if you are unfortunate enough to know me, you’ll have heard me banging on about pop fiction: stories inspired by songs a little too much over the last few months. even if you don’t know me, there’s a chance you know about the collection. after all, i did write about it in my very first post.

well, the plugging isn’t over yet. not quite.

the book’s outpop fiction launch party flyer, we’ve notched up a few sales, and it’s had a few reviews, too. most recently, the literateur gave us a lovely write- up, plus we’ve had some decent feedback from the likes of sabotage blog, booksquawk and it’s all happening.

and now, you lucky people, i’m pleased to announce that the launch party for pop fiction will take place on thursday 24th march, upstairs at the betsey trotwood, from 7.30pm.

the plan is that around five of the pop fiction contributors will read a story each, plus there will of course be some great music to fill the gaps in between.

come along if you can, it’s sure to be a great night, not least because the betsey is a great place for events such as this. i’m biased, though, as the pub’s located opposite the old guardian premises and was, therefore, essentially my local for quite a few years. the guardian’s moved, and i’ve moved on, yet i still can’t tear myself from this fine drinking establishment. it may have something to do with the draught asahi and endless variety of whiskies.

admission is free, but there’s limited space, so please rsvp at popfictioninfo@gmail.com

oh, and yes i will be reading. probably my “ingeniously post-Modernist spin on song interpretation itself”, ‘disney’s dream debased’, influenced by the song by the fall. what a treat.

an evening of words ‘n’ rock ‘n’ roll?

gig of the year, more like. and you’re invited.

 

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#keepingitpeel Podcast Special : The Fall (via #KeepingItPeel)

19 Feb

pure brilliance.
worth it for john peel’s compiled fall announcements alone…

#keepingitpeel Podcast Special : The Fall This edition of the #keepingitpeel podcast is a special edition featuring just the one artist. A group that John Peel had great admiration for: The Fall This band recorded more Peel Sessions than any other. A total of 24 between 1978 to 2004. All of these sessions were collected and released on a 6 CD compilation. This special edition podcast just scratches the surface of their output, an edited highlights of only a small part of their history. T … Read More

via #KeepingItPeel

why you need what you need…

16 Feb

this nation’s saving grace (omnibus edition) – the fall

in praise of mark e. smith’s finest hour

give the fall a chance. right here, right now, in the company of the seminal this nation’s saving grace. i’ve even provided the original album tracklist for your listening pleasure. c’mon, click here.

new fiction – ‘bcc:’

1 Feb

‘bcc:’ was written in march 2009 and appeared on youwriteon.com’s best seller charts.

it’s one of the only stories i know of to rely on the use of emails to convey its message. it’s, like, totally modern and stuff…and you can read it here.

<smiley face>. LOL. etc.

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